IN OUR OPINION
Editorial:

This is why we can’t build nice things

The National Association of Home Builders estimates the surge in lumber prices is adding about $36,000 to the cost of a new single-family home. That’s more than half the median household income …
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Buckling up is the right choice COVID-19 made many people across Wyoming question the safety of their everyday routines — from going to the grocery store to meeting up with friends. Many of those fears have dissipated in …
Enjoy the warm days safely For more than a year, we were stuck inside, away from our friends and families. There was the pandemic to deal with, to protect ourselves from. Then along came winter, and we were further isolated …
Trusted institutions prevented understanding COVID’s origins Facebook lifted its ban last month on discussing the COVID-19 lab origin hypothesis, meaning we are now free to share articles about and discuss it on the platform. This is the hypothesis that the …
Easy access to recycling is critical to its success It’s good to see the leaders of Powell Valley Recycling expanding the recycling center’s hours of operation. Easy, convenient access is critical if the nonprofit is to survive and …
High school graduation no longer an ending In the past week high school seniors all over the Big Horn Basin have crossed the stage and collected their diplomas. At one time it was considered an ending, when the kids went to work, or spent the …
Columns
White male, white SUV Tell me that did not happen. That’s a really bad joke,” I ruptured as my brother spoke. My brother, Gary, is a quiet, keep-to-himself guy, a good man. He is also the most …
Men better have a sense of humor Men, you need to realize how precious you are. It doesn’t matter that the media says you aren’t as great as you truly are. Let me assure you, the media’s opinion doesn’t …
We face a potential energy crisis Energy is called the master resource for a reason – it powers our nation, military, and economy. America has the world’s largest energy resources. Bad policies, though, are creating …
Flag reminds us America is up to the task In 1974, the Watergate scandal and opposition to the Vietnam War had some Americans questioning the greatness of their country. Johnny Cash was not one of them. An Air Force veteran, the country …
A tale of two Wyomings Wyoming is undergoing a fundamental change in how our state is organized. Last month, the U.S. Census released its state level numbers, showing that Wyoming’s population growth rate was one of …
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Letters to the Editor
Racial guilt trip
Dear Editor: The enclosed missive is my truth statement of a somewhat monumental observation. Has our Christian populous also …
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An open letter to the Wyoming Board on Geographic Names
Dear Ms. Messer and distinguished members of the board: “Squaw Teats” was a name given to a geographic feature over 100 …
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Banking snafu at Wells Fargo
Dear Editor: A big boo and hiss to the folks at Wells Fargo for closing down the Powell branch and shipping all personnel to Cody. …
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Great response, but what if?
Dear Editor: The death outside Frannie (per the May 27 front page) is a tragic story on several levels, not least for all its …
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There are bullies in all walks of life
Dear Editor: I was very sad to read about Isabell Trevino’s experience with a member of our police force. This is a man who …
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