IN OUR OPINION
Editorial:

The Basin has more constituents than we’re getting credit for

The COVID-19 pandemic couldn’t have come at a much worse time for the U.S. Census Bureau. Once a decade, the bureau takes a tally of all the people living in the United States at a certain …
More editorials
Amid the darkness of 2021, don’t overlook the light When we collectively closed the book on 2020 and began 2021, there was plenty of optimism that it would be a dramatically improved year. But things didn’t go as we’d hoped. In a recent …
What’s your fair share of the money bonfire? This month on Twitter, Elon Musk got into a public and heated exchange with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. Musk, who is currently the richest man on Earth, was honored as Time Magazine’s Person …
Congress should open the federal courts Congress has a golden opportunity to make the federal judiciary more accessible to the public.  A bill now making its way through the U.S. Senate, the Open Courts Act of 2021, would, among …
There’s no verifiable evidence climate change is making tornadoes worse The death toll from last week’s tornadoes in Kentucky is around 74, Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday, but it could climb higher as more than 100 people are still unaccounted for.  As is …
Air service is worth fighting for In an unwelcome turn of events, the Cody airport recently learned it’s set to lose seasonal flights to Salt Lake City in 2022. It’s a significant loss for Yellowstone Regional Airport, as …
Columns
Keeping America great in a divisive time We hear it every day, over and over: “America is divided as never before.” It’s not true, of course. America has passed through some much rougher times (think Civil War or …
Freedom is through Christ, not idols Sometimes we just blow it; we flat out know what to do and what is right, and we just don’t do it. I have this on divinely inspired authority, in fact. Check out Romans chapter seven. So, what …
God makes people think A wise man once said, “If you make people think they’re thinking, they will love you; but if you really make people think, they will hate you.” This explains why Jesus Christ was …
Good manners — and bad — on winter wildlife ranges During the several years I lived among you in paradise — and on as many occasions as possible in the 15 years since — I have happily invested countless hours observing, appreciating and …
Your spouse is worth a pot of gold Gar and I recently celebrated our 42nd anniversary. Imagine waking up to my sticky-up hair for 15,000 gut-wrenching mornings. The man has a strong stomach. I have been known to get on his last …
eleven County Connection logo
Letters to the Editor
Stand up and speak up
Dear Editor: OK, let us look at this as an outsider would see it. One group of leadership allows the wanton destruction of …
Read More
School board should welcome different views
Dear Editor: It looks like the Park County School District 1 Board has a problem. One of its members doesn’t go along with …
Read More
In support of advanced nuclear energy
Dear Editor: Fear of the bomb was part of my growing up. At the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis my mother sent us off to school …
Read More
I stand with school board member Hansen
Dear Editor: In response to the Jan. 4 article about the school board censuring Trustee Don Hansen, I won’t pretend that I …
Read More
Lawmakers are supposed to represent their constituents
Dear Editor: In response to the “County GOP accuses lawmaker of vaccine mandate conflict” story in the Dec 23 issue of …
Read More