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Editorial:

Esports foster same values as traditional sports

After Northwest College Athletic Director Brian Erickson gave a presentation on a proposed esports program before the board of trustees in December, the public reaction was mixed. The college …
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Cutting the county budget requires digging into the details If you compiled a list of the most common gripes about the Park County Commission, one might be the complaint that it’s “just” a part-time job. But the position goes well beyond …
Investment in early education a wise one Just a couple of weeks into the new year, it’s easy to get discouraged by the deluge of bad news from Washington, Iran, Australia and elsewhere. But many positive things continue to happen, …
Affiliation with Billings Clinic a positive step The announcement this week that Billings Clinic and Powell Valley Healthcare have signed an affiliation agreement was great news on a number of levels. As the two healthcare providers have said of …
Congress should end government shutdowns The holiday season is a special time of year, when we celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, the New Year, Festivus and, apparently, the approval of a massive spending package in …
In appreciation of those working on Christmas For many serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, Christmas Day won’t just be spent working — it also will be spent thousands of miles away from their families.
Columns
Down the Fenn treasure rabbit hole Here it is, Sunday morning and I’m heading down an online rabbit hole on a quest to find Forrest Fenn’s treasure. First video: Toby Younis and the “Church of the Search.” …
Sometimes culture pops up in most unlikely places Turns out Torrington, Wyoming, is a hotbed of international culture and influence. Who knew? Certainly not me until I covered the Eastern Wyoming College Lancer men and women here in Powell …
Getting back to the basics in 2020 In wrapping up 2019, I kept thinking about 1999 and how Y2K was going to be “the end” of us all. Now, here we are, 20 years later (with more gigabytes on our phones than our computers …
NWC is handling its unique challenges As one of your representatives to the board of trustees of Northwest College, I have recently been approached by several members of this community. The comments are usually directed to the question …
Museums, history and doom Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it.” It’s a great phrase and came to mind because I’ve talked to too many people who’ve never been inside our local …
Letters to the Editor
Consider how you can help the pool
Dear Editor: The Powell Aquatic Center lazy river was drained and dry on Monday at the Powell Aquatic Center. I obviously could not …
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Cheney and Barrasso displaying hypocrisy
Dear Editor: On the same day Liz Cheney announced her re-election bid for the House of Representatives, in order to “fight …
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Yellowstone should phase out in-park housing
Dear Editor: I met Yellowstone Superintendent Mike Finley in his office located at the northwest corner on the first floor of the …
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The rich get richer and the poor starve
Dear Editor: President Trump has a plan to kick 3 million people off food stamps. Trump and his enablers continue to shaft the …
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Wyoming should oppose ICE facility in Uinta County
Dear Editor: As of now, our Wyoming legislators have approved the construction of an ICE detention center in Uinta County. It is …
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