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Editorials

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.

Powell was in the spotlight last week.

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.

Summer brings not just warmth and long, beautiful days to the region; the hotter temperatures also bring a certain amount of unease as area skies become hazy with smoke.

EDITORIAL: Diversifying our economy

An important and difficult challenge

We’ve all heard the old saying about not putting all your eggs in one basket. But when they’re golden eggs, it’s been tough for Wyoming to follow that advice.

The wait is over: Today is opening day for the 2017 Park County Fair. 

For seven years, Republican politicians — including our own Congressional delegation — talked about the urgent need to scrap Obamacare and come up with something better.

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.

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