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EDITORIAL: Spring burning: Call ahead, check the forecast

If you’re planning a controlled burn of a field this spring, it’s important to follow some basic guidelines from local and state officials: • Before igniting a fire, be sure to call the Park County Dispatch Center at 754-8700 to notify … more

EDITORIAL: Comprehensive, long-term funding solution needed for Wyoming’s K-12 schools

Statewide, K-12 schools must trim $27 million from their budgets over the next two years. While those cuts aren’t as deep as they could have been — state senators had proposed slashing up to $76.2 million, according to WyoFile — we’re … more

EDITORIAL: Paper tariffs will hurt us

But behind the bureaucratic jargon was a dramatic announcement: The federal government was declaring a more than 22 percent tariff (that is, a tax) on certain types of Canadian paper. The targets include the newsprint used by the Powell Tribune and … more

EDITORIAL: Grizzly hunt a long time coming — And well overdue

It’s the natural progression of the delisting process — and it’s a good idea. The proposed hunting season would run from Sep. 15 to Nov. 15 in six of the eight hunting areas bordering Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, and two … more

EDITORIAL: Fees should be waived for Bighorn Canyon

When comparing the two neighboring National Park Service properties, the differences can be stark. While over 4.1 million visitors flocked to Yellowstone National Park last year, only around 260,000 ventured into Bighorn Canyon National … more

EDITORIAL: Keep demanding transparency from your government

After all, whoever heard of a city councilman, lawmaker or gubernatorial candidate running on a platform of secret plans and confidential documents? The reason for that is simple: Our government is intended to be, as President Abraham Lincoln put … more

EDITORIAL: Early childhood literacy crucial to development

— Dr. Seuss, “I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!” Dr. Seuss, the much-loved writer of children’s books whose simple, rich stories and colorful characters helped shape generations of young readers, would have celebrated his 114th birthday last … more

EDITORIAL: Pay attention: Government decisions may affect your home or street

The first item on the city’s list: Absaroka Street improvements. After the survey found that voters were open to the idea of a specific purpose tax, government leaders for Powell, Cody, Meeteetse and Park County put a tax on the November 2016 … more

EDITORIAL: Driving safely should be your top priority

While Wyoming Department of Transportation snowplows were working to clear U.S. Highway 14-A between Powell and Cody, the crews reported about a half-dozen instances where impatient drivers passed the plows on the right-hand side. “People just, … more

EDITORIAL: Not too late to get a flu shot

Whether it’s because we think our immune system is strong enough to withstand whatever flu season throws our way, or we simply keep putting it off until spring arrives, the fact remains that many of us simply roll the dice and take our … more

EDITORIAL: Another house fire — another quick response

A blizzard pounded the area on Sunday with blowing snow, frigid temperatures, icy roads and huge drifts. While it arrived with an especially powerful punch, snowstorms come with the territory in Wyoming. In the hours before the snowfall, however, … more

EDITORIAL: It’s time to enforce campaign finance laws

While Wyoming law requires political candidates and their committees to publicly disclose the money they’ve received and spent, there really aren’t any penalties for those who fail to play by the rules. In the last election cycle, candidates … more

EDITORIAL: Taking a stand against bullying

Between classes, schoolwork, sports and other extracurricular activities, kids can find themselves torn in all different directions. Add in the social and societal constructs of being a kid or young adult, such as finding one’s circle of friends … more

EDITORIAL: Concerned about Wyoming wildlife? Now's your chance to make your voice heard

When it comes to how to best manage Wyoming’s wildlife, the range of opinions could span across our wide open state. Grizzly bears and wolves often dominate the public spotlight, as management of these predators has been wrought with controversy … more

EDITORIAL: Computer science: Another reason to appreciate Park county school district No. 1

But there appears to be one thing everyone agrees on: Park County School District No. 1 is at the head of the class. “It’s pretty much known statewide that Powell’s school district is doing some amazing things with computer science,” Sen. … more

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
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