IN OUR OPINION
Editorial:

Keep politics out of energy

It looked like it was going to be a mild winter until the country was treated this month to a frigid blast that sent windchill temperatures in Powell down to 30 below zero.  The cold …
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Why limit liquor licenses? In early January, two businesses made presentations to the Powell City Council about how they intended to expand their companies and bring more jobs into the city. Mike Bailey, the owner of the …
Teens, young adults still need guidance with social media It has long been the mantra of parenting gurus for adults to monitor social media posts for the children in their lives and have access to their phones. It was for their own protection, to keep them …
Climate policymakers should live by their own policies Right out of the gate, President Joe Biden has signaled that his administration will be no friend to hydrocarbon energy and its associated industries. Biden recommitted the United States to the Paris …
Government should not always be bound to the low bid Requiring government agencies to pick the lowest bidder sounds awfully good in theory. When tax dollars are at stake, it seems like common sense to go with whichever contractor can offer the best …
PCSD 1 issues responsible plan for budget cuts There are few things that frighten adults more than the idea of suddenly being without a job. It has been one of the worst issues Americans have had to deal with in the pandemic. When the …
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Resolving a hairy situation I’m seeing a faint light at the end of a pretty long tunnel.  Whether the light will get brighter or fade to black is an open question. True, the spread of the COVID-19 virus seems to …
Latest research on herbicide resistance My last article discussed how crop selection, canopy and management contribute to a field’s overall weed management plan. Competitive crop selection and effective herbicides combined showed the …
What are you thinking about? I have always been fascinated by the mind. Not being a neurologist, actually not even close, I certainly cannot tell you the interworking of the human brain. But it is obvious that what we think …
Dumb idea with bad timing: Canceling newspaper published legal notices Using both tight budgets and a COVID pandemic as excuses, the dumb idea of limiting printed public notices in Wyoming newspapers has reared its ugly head again in the Legislature in …
Resolving to read more in 2021 The time has come and passed for New Year’s resolutions. But this doesn’t preclude resolving to read more. The possibilities are endless. In 2018, 1.6 million books were published. …
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Letters to the Editor
A note to Biden and Congress
Dear Editor: I am tired of blue versus red being treated like a sports event. At this point I want to see what Biden and Congress …
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Hard decisions for NWC trustees
Dear Editor: I have been teaching Spanish at Northwest College in Powell Wyoming for 18 years. I taught as an adjunct professor for …
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Censure of Cheney was based on propaganda, not facts
Dear Editor: This is written in response to the Feb. 9 article describing the recent censure of Rep. Liz Cheney by the Park County …
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America first values are NOT a cult
Dear Editor: Did you ever notice how a phrase suddenly gets introduced into the public lexicon?  The latest phrase being used …
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Game and Fish can and should protect fish and wildlife, leasing ban or not
Dear Editor: A ban on federal oil and gas leasing in Wyoming could indeed push oil and gas companies to lease and develop more …
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