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It’s been an incredibly difficult week for America — one filled with violence and heartache.

Summer is full of outdoor recreation opportunities, from hiking and camping to swimming and fishing; there’s something for everyone to enjoy. However beautiful our outdoor scenery may be, it can turn ugly and dangerous quickly, so we urge everyone to exercise caution and be prepared for any emergencies that could occur.

People want to vote in the presidential election.

The official voting records are unequivocal on that subject. The same records are a little puzzling on what it takes to motivate the electorate to go to the polls at other times.

As Old Glory displays its stars and stripes at Independence Day celebrations, it’s important for Wyomingites to also pay attention to another flag during the holiday: A red flag warning for fire danger.

Deer carcasses lying along the side of the road may prompt driver caution, but they aren’t posted there as warning signs.

In today’s edition of the Powell Tribune we pay tribute to our four-legged family members. Whether it’s dogs, cats and horses or something more exotic, pets have a major impact on the lives of their owners.

Sunday was the day we set aside to honor our fathers.

In her last journal entry in 1925, 15-year-old Helen Mettler wrote, “God bless Wyoming and keep it wild.” The teen later died in an accident at Taggart Canyon, outside of Jackson Hole.

The summer season has just started, but it’s already turned deadly on Wyoming’s highways; so we’re urging everyone — tourists and locals — to follow the rules and play it safe.

We’re sick and tired of the ongoing rancor of the presidential race. And it’s no wonder — the election has become a battleground, and we’ve been bombarded with partisan, divisive and sometimes vicious presidential politics for three years.

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