IN OUR OPINION
Editorial:

When it comes to taxes, specifics are critical

It came as little surprise this month when Park County voters rejected local governments’ request for an additional 1% sales tax. After all, local voters have rejected requests for general …
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Biden won, but don’t lose sight of the bigger picture It was not the outcome about 77% of Park County voters wanted. Barring the success of some legal challenges to the election in a few battleground states, which appears unlikely, Joe Biden will be …
Thank those who fought for the freedoms we hold dear Amid a historic presidential election, Americans have been quick to fight with one another, whether it’s bickering on social media or holding dueling protests over ballots. But this week, …
Subsidies can be helpful, but Washington wastes tax dollars As the election nears, the federal spigot is flowing with agricultural subsidies. Most estimates of the funding President Donald Trump is promising peg this year’s amount at about $40 billion. …
Make a plan to vote A week from today, thousands of Park County residents will head to the polls, joining thousands of others who’ve already cast their ballots. While just about everyone will pick up their ballot …
Don’t let the shelves at Loaves and Fishes go bare Every October for more than 30 years, kids have gone door-to-door in Powell to collect canned goods — a longtime community-wide effort to ensure shelves are replenished at Powell Valley Loaves …
Columns
Steering through this wacky season of college football Allow me to state what’s probably obvious at this point: College football is a mess this year. In the pastime’s 151-year history, there has never been a stranger season. Due to …
The echoing voice of the reader The letter to the editor is a valuable weapon for any maligned and/or misunderstood citizen. I think Bart Simpson said it best with, “The pen is mightier than the flaming bag of poop.” It …
With everyone aboard, we can get through this In June, we penned a column asking Wyomingites to take precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, so that Wyoming businesses can remain open. Although many sectors of the economy have been …
Wyoming leaders must oppose a federal bailout of the states Seven months ago, it looked like it could be a good year for Wyoming’s economic competitiveness. Wyoming is a unique state, as we have a strong policy foundation, but we encounter major issues …
The silent death One of my tasks here at the Powell Tribune is handling the obituaries. I type up handwritten copy for those who can’t use or don’t have access to computers. I track down photos when …
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Letters to the Editor
Media needs to do a better job covering COVID
Dear Editor: Regarding COVID, it’s very important that both perspective and accuracy be included in reporting, otherwise …
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Powell and Cody football teams showed love, respect
Dear Editor: On Nov. 6 at the Powell/Cody football game, we in the crowd witnessed some amazing shows of love. The first was at …
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Audacious editorial reflected radical left position
Dear Editor: Congratulations. This newspaper effectively has joined the ignoble ranks of the fake news establishment. Nice work, …
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Trust the process
To my fellow citizens: Political trust is the lubricant oil that keeps the sprawling and complex engine of democracy running. That …
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Jail and prison are not solutions
Dear Editor: I’m writing in response to Tim Waters’ one bad apple letter. He talked about people getting locked up and …
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