Opinion

There’s always room to talk about just one last holiday isn’t there?

Last week, I had the honor of attending the FFA creed speaking contest at my daughter’s local high school.

As my last days at the paper come to a close, I have decided it’s time to say goodbye to our readers. I appreciate all of the support you have given me and the cooperation.

If there is one thing we can all agree on, it’s that nobody ever wants to be victimized by another person. Like we have talked about so many times before truthfully with what we all already know, everyone wants the same thing.

As so many of us are only too aware of this, the holidays can be an extremely joyous time for some.

It’s that time of the year folks. The time where we all play a game of “Whose lane is it anyway?” Let’s not forget the game of, “Is this a parking spot or the road?” That’s right. It is winter driving season. I know, I know, I could hardly wait for it, too.

First and foremost, the world we live in is anything but perfect. Of course when we are growing up, through our eyes we see a “perfect” world filled with endless possibilities and good.

Things are just moving right along this year aren’t they? Pretty hard to believe this is already the week of Thanksgiving.

It would be important to remember, yes enjoy your day off. At the same time we owe anyone who has ever served in the military, as well as their families the appreciation they deserve.

Once again, the Goshen Community Theatre has put together a wonderful theater experience, NIGHTFALL. 

On that note, it’s time for me to bid Torrington, Goshen County and the Telegram farewell again.

Letter to the Editor

The Torrington City Council convened for its second August meeting on Aug. 15 at the Torrington Council Chambers. Mayor Herb Doby was present with council members Richard Patterson, Dennis Kelly, Wayne Deahl and Shane Viktorin.

Regardless of who serves as President of the Wyoming Senate, it is a position of service, not a kingship.

I would like to begin by saying I know that everyone can find negative things to say about anything and that I know every place has its downsides.

For decades, the executive and legislative branches have recognized that Wyoming’s tax structure is in a permanent state of imbalance. The two branches largely supported the work of the Tax Reform 2000 Committee and have implemented many of the recommendations.

As winter comes closer to an end, many have complained about the ongoing winter storms and weather that continue to plague us. There have been occasions where it has seemed that we have been doing nothing but counting the days between snowstorms. It seems, if it does get warm enough to melt off some of the snow, it isn’t long before the next storm hits us.

I think more people should take up an interest in historical topics. I understand that everyone has their own personal preferences, and for some people, these topics are considered boring, but they don’t have to be. History covers a wide array of subjects.

I recently read a paper from Stanford University titled CEPA Working Paper No. 21-05 that asked questions about four-day school weeks. It listed over 650 school districts having switched to four-day school weeks as of 2019. The challenge is there is very little in terms of measurable data to determine the effects of a four-day school week.

Wyoming legislators are channeling their inner pioneering spirit by passing one committee senate bill and introducing a second one, both of which are aimed at protecting our most vulnerable citizens: our children.

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