IN OUR OPINION
Editorial:

As businesses adapt, maintain local support

When local businesses shut down this spring, many of us hoped life would get back to normal by summertime. Yet the Fourth of July weekend saw 53 active cases of COVID-19 in Park County, the highest …
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Let states have more power to regulate meat processing What is it they say about roads paved with good intentions?  For about 50 years now, most of the meat we buy and sell in America is regulated by the federal government. You can slaughter any …
In the uncertainty of 2020, make sure your vote counts While you could use many words to describe 2020, uncertainty is a one of the prevailing themes. With the primary election less than two months away, uncertainty looms. Will Park County’s …
Now not the time to boost school pay If a pandemic wasn’t enough to deal with, the State of Wyoming is now facing a full-blown budget crisis. The state government remains largely reliant on the energy industry for revenue …
In defense of masks In the past week, the number of lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Park County jumped from two to seven, which represents a 250% increase. Seven is still a low number, and hopefully we continue to …
Be quick to listen and slow to speak The past two weeks changed America. But we have yet to see if our nation will emerge better or worse going forward. This is a crossroads moment for our country, one that history will certainly …
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Different passions, same place I had no prior connections to Wyoming before moving here. Other than a family trip to Yellowstone as a child, the state didn’t have much significance to me or my family. Or so I thought. …
Wyoming must focus on prosperity As with the country as a whole, Wyoming is in an economic downturn. The dual impacts of reduced productivity from COVID-19 and the broader decline of the fossil fuel markets have resulted in …
How narratives shape us We’ve been hearing the word “narrative” come up quite a bit as of late. We hear quite frequently, “It didn’t fit the narrative” and “The media has a …
We must invest in infrastructure As we poke our heads above ground to survey the damage visited on our shores by the coronavirus, it is imperative that we move forward with an intelligent, focused, and effective plan of action for …
Our Independence Day It’s been 244 years since we’d had about enough of Britain telling us what to do. I realize why I’m a true patriot and our founders were my people — I can’t stand being …
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Letters to the Editor
Where is God when you need him most?
Dear Editor: Many people today may have found themselves wondering where is God in all that is going on. In times like these I find …
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Wyoming needs Lummis’ experience in the Senate
Dear Editor: The best way to judge a candidate is to look at their track record. In the United States Senate, Wyoming does not need …
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In response to ‘the moral case for reparations’
Dear Editor: First, I’d like to know what a Laramie opinion has to do with our editorial page. It may reflect the attitude of …
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Didn’t draw an antelope tag? Blame your senator
Dear Editor: Under a bill that went before the state Senate in February, an  additional 3,000-plus Wyoming resident hunters …
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Education should tighten its spending
Dear Editor: I have a daughter who lives in Powell and she gave me a gift subscription to the Powell Tribune. A week or so ago …
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