If figuring out how to pay for the education of Wyoming’s children is the 800-pound gorilla in the room, it’s been concerning to watch some lawmakers and school leaders painting that gorilla into a corner.
Taxpayers expect certain services from government: Roads, schools, police, courts, parks and libraries, to name a few. We do not expect lattes or sandwiches, but for years, taxpayer dollars have subsidized a county-owned cafe in the Cody library.
Our city hosted iconic NBC newsman Tom Brokaw and the Executive Council of ENDOW, a state organization tasked with gathering information and coming up with long-term recommendations to help diversify Wyoming’s economy. Both visits took place during the Park County Fair, Powell’s big week of the year.