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Editorials

EDITORIAL: Making Powell a college town

At a time when empty storefronts dot each block of Bent Street, Friday night brought a welcome sight in downtown Powell: Hundreds of people socializing, eating, dancing and enjoying our small town.

EDITORIAL: Hate should be protested

Like many, we were shocked and saddened by recent events in Charlottesville, and by the media storm and vitriol unleashed in its wake.

If figuring out how to pay for the education of Wyoming’s children is the 800-pound gorilla in the room, it’s been concerning to watch some lawmakers and school leaders painting that gorilla into a corner.

Wear special eclipse glasses or use pinhole projection

In all the hype surrounding Monday’s total solar eclipse, don’t miss this: Protect your eyes if you look at the sun.

Further review of state plan needed

Imagine working on a team tasked with what some said was impossible — but, despite the odds, the team achieves that goal after 10 long years. 

Though theft comes in several different varieties, it all generally fits into one simple definition: You betray someone’s trust and take something that doesn’t belong to you.

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.

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