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EDITORIAL: Hang up and drive may become more than a suggestion

Drivers who do it are easy enough to spot: Lane changes without signaling, erratic speeds, not paying attention to pedestrians or cyclists on the road or in crosswalks. Sadly, most of us are guilty of it, as our need to multi-task and utilize … more

EDITORIAL: Doubling fees is the wrong kind of national parks hike

The Trump administration has announced plans to substantially hike the weekly entrance fees at Yellowstone, Grand Teton and 15 other popular national parks across the country. Under a proposal unveiled last week, a trip into Yellowstone or Grand … more

EDITORIAL: Powelloween: A tradition for trick-or-treaters

The annual event provides a safe place for children to trick or treat during daylight hours. It’s a festive community tradition that Powell families have come to count on each October. This year’s event will run from 4-5 p.m. Tuesday. While … more

EDITORIAL: Wyoming’s votes are not for sale

In recent weeks, Blackwater founder Erik Prince and billionaire investor Foster Friess indicated they may run against Sen. John Barrasso in next year’s Republican primary. Prince and Friess reportedly have a mutual backer: Steve Bannon, former … more

EDITORIAL: Hunting is a family tradition worth preserving

The State of Wyoming continues to promote hunting as a family activity, and it seems to be working. The number of women buying hunting licenses continues to increase every year, up 32 percent since 2008. Last year, Game and Fish sold 14,770 resident … more

EDITORIAL: Feeding the hungry in our own community

Each month, more than 300 local residents receive food from Powell Valley Loaves and Fishes. Some months, the local nonprofit feeds upwards of 400 adults and children. “We’ve just had an influx of people using the pantry,” said Cindy … more

EDITORIAL: Prevent a fire, support a firefighter

Less obvious, however, is the toll that fires take on first responders. Like many communities across the country, Powell is fortunate to have a dedicated group of service-minded heroes who range from the EMTs at Powell Valley Hospital to … more

EDITORIAL: PEP/Chamber consolidation a good step forward

When the Powell Economic Partnership and the Powell Valley Chamber of Commerce began working in conjunction with each other in January, it was seen as a temporary fix; the chamber was actively searching for a new executive director, and PEP stepped … more

EDITORIAL: Civility goes both ways

Name-calling seems to be more accepted in America, even as we teach children not to bully one another. Those on both sides of the political spectrum take aim at each other, sometimes going to extreme lengths to disparage the other side. The … more

EDITORIAL: Pausing to pray for Las Vegas

Unlike some of the recent acts of mass murder, there was not a readily apparent motive behind the shooter’s actions. But regardless of what authorities ultimately find, there is nothing that will make sense of a truly senseless act of … more

EDITORIAL: Kneeling for anthem misses the point

At the time, many questioned whether a football game was the proper venue for a political statement, especially during a three-minute piece of music long thought to be nothing more than a means to honor our country, what it stands for and the men … more

EDITORIAL: VA should explain clinic move

But as much as we’d like to find a reason to fault the clinic’s move, we can’t — not because we agree with the decision, but because the VA has offered so little information we don’t know what to think. On that point, the facts are … more

EDITORIAL: Wishing farmers a bountiful harvest

At the height of harvest season, rain slowed farmers’ plans and in many cases, halted them altogether. While growers returned to the fields on Monday, another storm is bringing more rain and even the possibility of snow for some areas on … more

EDITORIAL: A community that cares: From our backyard to across the country

As we’ve seen after tragedies that resonate nationwide, Americans are at their best when circumstances are at their worst. Politics, race, gender and social status take a back seat when disaster strikes, be it the attacks of 9/11 or the aftermath … more

EDITORIAL: A message of hope in the miles across Wyoming

The journey for people with mental health issues and suicidal thoughts is often long and lonely, too. That’s why Terresa Humphries-Wadsworth is walking, one step at a time, toward Cheyenne: To raise awareness for suicide prevention. Since … more

EDITORIAL: The federal buck must stop somewhere

Last week, over the objections of Republican leaders in Congress, President Donald Trump struck a deal with Democrats that would raise the country’s so-called debt ceiling for three months — allowing the federal government to keep spending more … more

EDITORIAL: Health care in Powell receives national spotlight

In the national debate over health care, Powell recently found itself in an unexpected spotlight. NBC’s Tom Brokaw came to town this summer, visiting with local physicians about health care in our rural community. The Today Show featured Powell … more

EDITORIAL: Fall marks new beginnings for schools, sports

But with the end of one season begins the start of another, as students in Park County School District No. 1 and Northwest College are already settling into the familiar routine of the new school year. This year marks a new era for the school … more

EDITORIAL: Hunting season good for more than just hunters

Children will head into the field with their parents looking for their first deer or antelope; veterans will gear up for that once-in-a-lifetime mountain goat hunt they’ve planned for years. But beyond the individual tales of quarry harvested … more

EDITORIAL: Making Powell a college town

A new event called Paint the Town Red brought Northwest College students and community members to Bent Street for a concert, food trucks and other activities. The simple purpose of Paint the Town Red was to make Powell feel more like a “college … more
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