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Editorials

Thumbs up to warm spring weather. After a very long, hard winter and a cool, wet early spring, we’re happy to see warmer days and better weather. After a late start, farmers are out in their fields, barley and alfalfa are up and growing, and many other crops are planted. 

Wyoming law lays out some pretty scary-sounding penalties for political candidates who fail to disclose how their campaign was funded and how they spent their money; there are potential fines, fees and even the possibility of being barred from office for neglecting to turn in their required campaign finance reports.

Millions of Americans could lose their insurance over the next decade, and many may face higher costs for health care coverage if a “repeal and replace” bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives last week  makes it to the finish line in its present form.

Our hearty congratulations go to Powell High School’s Team 3188 (also known as Squiggle Splat Bang) for the team’s outstanding performance at the world robotics tournament. 

Around these parts, it’s not so much Memorial Day that kicks off the summer season as it is the annual opening of Yellowstone National Park’s East Entrance. That big day arrives the first Friday in May.

After operating as close partners for several years, the Powell Valley Chamber of Commerce and Powell Economic Partnership joined forces in a new model this week. The two organizations will now operate under one roof, though they are remaining separate entities.

With the weather warming up and the end of the school year nearing, more people will take to the highways as they head for graduations, vacations and other special events.

Trimming the Powell school district’s budget is an unenviable, difficult task that has fallen on the Park County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees. We appreciate the time and thought that they and the district’s leaders have put into finding ways to reduce the budget by hundreds of thousands of dollars without hurting students.

EDITORIAL: A park for all children

Beartooth Park changes will benefit families

With school out for a few days of spring break, kids flocked to local playgrounds, spinning on merry-go-rounds, soaring on swings and racing down slides.

Powell is no exception to the rule when it comes to increasing problems with drug use in rural America.

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