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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

EDITORIAL: Legislature should provide more access by live-streaming their meetings

Some of these possible tax increases may eventually be debated by the full Wyoming Legislature in Cheyenne, but the proposals were discussed earlier this month at a legislative committee meeting — also in Cheyenne. While some interim committees … more

EDITORIAL: Make Season of Giving last all year: Volunteer

Today’s paper features the Volunteer Wyoming insert, a “resource to enhance and support effective volunteerism in our local communities.” Published by ServeWyoming, an organization that promotes collaborative efforts between private … more

EDITORIAL: Local air service essential, but not priceless

In March, President Donald Trump proposed eliminating the program that serves rural airports around the country by cutting all of its funding. Former President George W. Bush also made attempts to trim or abolish the subsidies during his time in … more

EDITORIAL: Light amid the darkness

And if you turn on the news when you get home on these cold nights, you’ll find more darkness. America suffered yet another mass shooting over the weekend. This time, the victims were gunned down while at church — a place that should be a … more

EDITORIAL: Teaching kids about those who served

The War on Terror started soon after the 9/11 attacks, and for most K-12 students today, that war has spanned their lifetimes. While youth may be used to hearing about conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan on the news, the battles fought in Vietnam, … more
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