IN OUR OPINION
Editorial:

Educators give far more than they receive

Next to parents, teachers have the hardest job imaginable. They supply young minds with a plethora of information that they will need to make their way in the world. But that world is so far beyond …
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We have time to solve the problem of climate change Many activists and politicians warn us we have until 2030 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to near zero before global warming hits a point of no return — a point where irreparable damage is …
State should relax rules for alcohol permits Late last week, City of Powell officials learned that Yellowstone Motors planned to host a Kentucky Derby race viewing event and wanted to serve alcohol to attendees. Because the request came just a …
When it gets too tough, get parenting help The entire community of Park County was shocked and saddened by the recent death of a 2-year-old in Cody, who allegedly died from abuse-inflicted injuries. There is never any defense for hurting a …
Suggestions need solutions to work The Northwest College Board of Trustees made a difficult decision Monday to cut 11 positions, six of which were faculty. Four other positions were at the day care center, which will be closed at the …
Lawmakers must take on education shortfall On the evening of April 7, residents across the state may have heard a loud clattering in the southeast corner of the state. It was the sound of our state lawmakers kicking the can down the road, as …
Columns
A bittersweet memory of Florida I have long searched for a way to describe how I feel about my home state of Florida, without success, until I discovered a word in Welsh that has no English equivalent.  The word is …
We need to solve our school funding crisis I grew up watching westerns with the likes of Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, and John Wayne. Predictable endings — good guys riding off into the sunset after saving the town — never spoiled …
Education: The launchpad to lifelong learning Are you as confused as I am about what’s been happening with our educational system? The entire thing is in flux. And no one seems to have a firm grasp on what’s happening or what we …
Roadkill can be right tasty (mine is the voice of experience) I read with interest my friend Mark Davis’ informative account about Wyoming’s contemplation of dining on roadkill or, to the squeamish, instituting a large animal salvage …
Once a mother, always a mother Recently, sleep physiologist Rachel Markwald set out to study fatigue on a Navy warship. She, along with her team, spent two weeks aboard the amphibious assault ship Essex and they found that getting …
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Letters to the Editor
Gun rights are not absolute
Dear Editor: After reading your column of May 6, “... Preservation County,” I am compelled to again remind your readers …
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Legislation needed to protect women in athletic field
Dear Editor: I commend our legislators for the hours they have expended in trying to balance an impossible budget. Programs and …
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Powell hospital does not turn away patients
Dear Editor: In response to recent social media activity sharing misinformation about our Emergency Department, Powell Valley …
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Voter ID laws are not racist
Dear Editor: I am sitting here listening to some college student attempt to communicate why he believes requiring voter ID is voter …
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Join or die
Dear Editor: During the American Revolution, Ben Franklin published an image of a rattlesnake broken into pieces labeled with each …
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