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Editorials

It wasn’t very long ago that we were all tired of the cold winter and waiting for the snow to melt. But here we are in mid-July, with temperatures soaring in the 90s and no cool days in the forecast.

When money for new books takes a backseat to money for the Biblio Bistro at the Park County Library in Cody, it’s time for a change.

It’s no secret that it’s been a rough several years for Powell Valley Healthcare, but we believe the organization’s leaders recently made a wise choice — and an important one — in choosing to retain Terry Odom as their chief executive officer.

Patriotism is displayed loudly at this time of year: Fireworks exploding in the sky, marching bands playing in parades and crowds cheering as tough cowboys ride bucking bulls.

EDITORIAL: New laws take effect

Next session, legislators must focus on budget — not other bills

The start of July is often filled with Independence Day festivities, as it should be. But something else happened July 1: Dozens of new laws took effect in Wyoming.

Thumbs down to politically motivated balking by the Park County Commission over money needed to help pay for a fence around the Park County Regional Landfill near Cody. The electric fence would help keep grizzly bears out of the landfill. 

To hear some tell it, last week’s announcement that the federal government will remove Endangered Species Act protections for the grizzly bear was either a triumph or failure of President Donald Trump’s administration.

EDITORIAL: Animals aplenty

Support local shelters, spay/neuter your pets

Wyoming has far more animals than humans. In fact, cattle alone outnumber people by 2-to-1 in the Cowboy State.

Measles, once eradicated in the United States, is rearing its ugly head again.

When people who often disagree on how to manage local lands find something to agree on, it’s a sign that there’s a pretty compelling cause to support.

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