IN OUR OPINION
Editorial:

Sensationalizing research findings undermines rational thinking

Recently, a research paper concluded that the motorcycle rally in Sturgis, South Dakota, in August, caused the spread of 260,000 new cases of coronavirus. Deeming the rally a “super …
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Don’t take a risk with CWD While humans have been dealing with the spread of a disruptive disease in 2020, the region’s deer populations continue to be hammered by a deadly threat: chronic wasting disease (CWD). To …
Facing ‘unprecedented challenges,’ NWC needs the community’s help When Northwest College planned for the future in the 2015-16 school year, leaders adopted a new strategic plan, christened Vision 2020. At the time, it was easy to look upon 2020 with a sense of hope …
The marriage of global warming and COVID-19 In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, some governments shut down a large chunk of the economy. The bumper to bumper traffic in urban centers evaporated, leaving streets eerily empty. Factories …
Wear a mask and keep your distance, Panther fans It was encouraging to see Powell students return to school last week, and it’s been almost as uplifting to see prep athletes take to the courts, pools, fields and courses in recent weeks. In …
Women gaining ground in leadership positions, but more can be done More than 150 years after Wyoming became the first place to give women the right to vote, the state is still seeing “firsts” for females. To our knowledge, last week’s election …
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Breaking your wrist is a dumb thing to do According to my son, the biology major, what I call a bark beetle is actually a big, ugly Sawyer beetle with long black antennas. Like I care what he says; they’ve always been bark beetles to …
Masks with smiley faces? It doesn’t occur to me, as I’m walking into Blair’s hooking an elastic over an ear, that I’ve just masked my facial expressions. The day is warm. People are in short-sleeved …
Here and now Have you ever been scrolling through the various social media websites that you hate but their design is so good you keep coming back just to get angry? I know as we scroll — and see all …
My first experience with Wyoming weather Sept. 7 started as a normal day. I woke up early on my Labor Day holiday — 5:30 a.m., precisely — to meet one of my friends from college, Julian, in Yellowstone National Park. I …
How the heck do they do it? It seems like just yesterday I was turning a global shutdown into a positive call-to-arms, walking almost daily. It started with less than a mile and eventually morphed to 3-plus miles at a …
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Letters to the Editor
In-person voting in small towns is the most secure
Dear Editor: I’d like to add a PS to Janet Kelleher’s letter in the Sept. 10 Tribune about something I’ve not …
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Facts do not back up claims of systemic racism
Dear Editor: Racism is real. It is a sin. It will send one to hell as quick as any other sin. But systemic racism is another …
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Phrases like ‘white privilege’ only further divide us
Dear Editor: I am writing in regard to responses to Becky French’s recent letter to the editor. After reading his letter, …
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NWC president right to stand against systemic racism
Dear Editor: Thank God Becky French isn’t a college president. No, Becky, eliminating systemic racism (and racism in …
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Raising awareness of racism is an educational process
Dear Editor: Becky French’s lament that “if you’re a white person you can never again take pride in your own hard …
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