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Editorials

Six out of 10 graduates at the University of Wyoming collect their degrees and go out into the world with zero college debt.

As kids spend carefree hours at the playground, set up lemonade stands and ride their bicycles, it’s easy to have a romanticized view of summertime in our small town. Yes, in many ways, Powell is a safe community, but that doesn’t mean we’re immune to terrible crimes.

The year 2017 isn’t one we’re likely to forget anytime soon, at least from a weather perspective. 

If anyone was wondering how far over the line someone must go in today’s polarized political climate to draw unanimous condemnation, we may have finally received an answer this week.

Local prevention employees losing jobs due to budget cuts

It’s well known that Wyoming’s budget cuts significantly affected community colleges and K-12 education. But did you know that suicide prevention funding also took a major hit?

Two occasions coincide this weekend in our community: Memorial Day weekend and the beginning of summer vacation for Powell’s school children.

Both are important to remember.

The Powell Lions Club — a group that’s long served the community with Easter Egg hunts, car shows and more — will soon have to make a decision about whether to keep going.

This year’s graduating seniors were among the last babies born in the 20th century.

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.

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