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The Rocky Mountain Manor and local Boys & Girls Club have helped hundreds of Powell residents over the decades — and now it’s up to the community to help these nonprofit organizations.

Before we begin this editorial, we should admit to our bias on this topic, even though it is obvious — as journalists, we believe that journalism matters.

We’ve heard a lot about education standards in the last several years. Mostly, it seems, we’ve heard from people who don’t want them. 

Bubbling geysers, frolicking bison calves, powerful grizzly bears and incredible mountain landscapes beckon travelers to Yellowstone National Park each year.

Revenues are down and budgets across the board are tightening — except for a Park County parking lot.

When a loved one is dying, family members and friends need a supportive environment where they can be with that person through the dying and initial grieving processes.

When it comes to the Endangered Species Act in Wyoming, grizzly bears and wolves often dominate the discussion. Whether in courtrooms or coffee shops, the controversial predators divide public opinion.

But the story is different with a small ferret — and it’s a story worth celebrating.

Thumbs up to the rainy weather we’ve been experiencing. The timing couldn’t be better for some who haven’t fired up their sprinkler well pumps yet — and we all benefit from having more water in the reservoir. Plus, our yards and forests could use something to drink for them to green up.

EDITORIAL: Preparing for tough times

Together, we will be able to weather the coming storm

There’s been an abundance of bad news on the local and state economic fronts lately. State, county, city and college revenues are down, and there’s no telling when the picture will brighten.

Politics in our small state rarely make national news. But Wyoming has recently seen the national spotlight as presidential campaigns make stops in the state.

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