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EDITORIAL: As the 2018 budget session begins, make your voices heard

This year will be a challenging session as our Legislature wrestles with an uncertain budget and looming program cuts and reductions. The emphasis will most likely be workforce and economic development and education. That’s where you come in. … more

EDITORIAL: Murray should openly respond to allegations

Wyoming’s second highest-ranking official, Secretary of State Ed Murray, was accused of sexual misconduct by two women. If you’ve missed the news, here’s a recap: In December, Tatiana Maxwell of Boulder, Colorado, shared her story on … more

EDITORIAL: Shutdown shows Congress’ shortcomings

For instance, “Thanks for failing to keep the country operational for just three days instead of more” comes off as more of an insult than a compliment. The fact is that government shutdowns are embarrassing, disruptive and maddeningly … more

EDITORIAL: Breaking the boom-and-bust cycle in Wyoming

While improving commodity prices have brought some sunshine back to Wyoming, the state cannot just sit back and wait for brighter days to come. We must use this calm after the storm to prepare for — and hopefully prevent — the next one. Socking … more

EDITORIAL: Make healthy living a priority for 2018

But one resolution that many of us make and don’t always keep is the one that can go a long way toward living a healthier and longer life: Losing weight and eating right. Sixty-five percent of Wyoming adults were considered overweight in 2015, … more

EDITORIAL: America is a nation of immigrants

These are the words inscribed on the Statue of Liberty, which has stood since 1886 as a beacon of hope for immigrants coming to America. In light of recent decisions barring hundreds of thousands of immigrants and the president’s vulgar … more

EDITORIAL: Cheney wrong to propose bill without consulting locals

That’s why we’re baffled that U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney recently employed a top-down approach in introducing a bill that would change the management of 14,700 acres of federally owned land in Park County. Cheney’s bill, H.R. 4697, would protect … more

EDITORIAL: Try to make your home a safe one this winter

Tragic stories like these are reminders of the dangers of fire and of the importance of fire safety in the home, especially in the colder months. According to the American Red Cross, if a fire starts in your home, you may have as little as two … more

EDITORIAL: A way to start the new year: Getting involved at the local level

As 2018 begins, we think it’s important to focus on what you’re capable of changing, rather than agonizing over things that are beyond your control. We cannot control what happens in Washington, D.C., or elsewhere across the U.S., but so … more

EDITORIAL: Subscriptions affirm the value of news

“On the one hand,” Brand wrote, “information wants to be expensive, because it’s so valuable; the right information in the right place just changes your life.” “On the other hand,” he continued, “information wants to be free, … more

EDITORIAL: New Year’s resolution: Going hands-free

What began as a simple inquiry last October from a councilman who survived a close call with a distracted motorist quickly gained steam, as local law enforcement and legal offices were tasked with drafting an ordinance that would work for the … more

EDITORIAL: Wishing you a Merry Christmas

For some, 2017 began with heartache: Powell mourned the loss of Mayor Don Hillman, a longtime champion of this beloved small town; the Tribune lost a dear friend and longtime co-worker, Gib Mathers, who died while doing what he loved: hiking on the … more

International visitors should pay more at national parks

We continue to believe the Park Service’s plan to hike the cost of a seven-day pass to Yellowstone or Grand Teton from $30 to $70 is a bad idea, and we’re apparently not alone. U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney recently asked a roomful of local residents … more

EDITORIAL: Health care issues must be addressed

The deadline for open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act — widely known as Obamacare — is Friday. In the past, people could sign up until the end of January, but the enrollment period was cut short this year, and the deadline is … more

EDITORIAL: Do a bit of research before giving a pet for Christmas

But officials at animal shelters, veterinarians and pet-related websites agree: The giving of a pet is not something to do on impulse. “Kittens and puppies are really cute for the first half hour,” said Barb Muecke of the City of Powell/Moyer … more

EDITORIAL: Don’t wait until 2018 to seek better health

But there is one upside to frantically running around town in preparation for gift exchanges, parties and other Christmas tasks: you’re getting some exercise. It’s easy to get outdoors and stretch your legs in Wyoming’s spring, summer and … more

EDITORIAL: Without bipartisanship, policy is short-sighted and likely short-lived

In the hours leading up to the Senate’s vote on a $1.5 trillion tax bill, Republicans secured their final few votes to pass the bill 51 to 49 in the wee hours of Saturday morning. We’re disappointed in the process and that Senators rushed to … more

EDITORIAL: School board right to seek community’s input on gun decision

A Park County School District No. 1 employee recently requested to carry a concealed firearm while at school. Under a new state law, the identities of employees authorized to carry are confidential, so the matter was discussed in executive session. … more

EDITORIAL: Shopping locally benefits everyone, not just businesses

In the quest to offer the best deal, Black Friday now begins even earlier, with many businesses foregoing any semblance of a traditional Thanksgiving by enticing shoppers with Thursday bargains. Instead of settling in to watch football or succumbing … more

EDITORIAL: How much is a carillon worth?

NWC trustees passionately debated whether to spend up to $280,000 to repair the music-playing tower — that on top of a $60,000 engineering study to figure out precisely what repairs are needed. During the Nov. 13 discussion, trustee Bob Newsome … more
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