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Editorials

The vast majority of kids in school today were born after 9/11. Those school children who were alive when terrorists attacked America in September 2001 were babies or toddlers at the time — too young to remember the horror of that day, and the resilience which followed and the patriotism it spawned in the United States.

It’s a common sight driving around town and out on the highways: People talking on cell phones while operating a motor vehicle.

Last year, the National Park Service helped launch a campaign called “Find Your Park,” which encouraged Americans to visit and appreciate our national parks.

But this year, it appears the Park Service’s new campaign slogan might be, “What’s in your wallet?”

Support the businesses that support our community

One of downtown Powell’s busiest days of the year is Halloween. Come rain, shine, wind or snow, dozens of trick-or-treaters trek up and down the sidewalks, getting candy from local businesses as part of Powelloween.

Wyoming recently got a reminder of why it’s sometimes a blessing that our small state tends to stay out of the national spotlight.

For many families in Wyoming, hunting season is awaited in eager anticipation, more so than summer or even Christmas. As the leaves turn and the weather gets colder, hunters of all ages, sizes and gender brush off their cold weather gear, zero-in their rifles and head for the hills.

For many local households, warm meals at dinnertime, full refrigerators and well-stocked pantries are normal. But some families and individuals in our community struggle to put food on their tables.

Some of the costs of a fire are obvious: homes ruined, acres burned bare and a property owner’s life disrupted.

It was an idea that some saw as a progressive move for the community, while others were left scratching their heads.

EDITORIAL: Civility goes both ways

In America, it’s easy to find examples of incivility.

Just scroll through social media, turn on a 24-hour cable news show or even listen to our political leaders.

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