Editorials

Education
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In the Fall of 2019, I’m not sure that anyone could have foreseen the challenges everyone would face in the year ahead. As we now enter a beautiful summer, with few Covid-19 cases in the valley and hopefully feel some semblance of normalcy, we can finally take a breath and reflect upon the p…

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June is Pride Month; it is a time to advance the equality, visibility, affirmation, and rights of the LGBTQIA+ community. It is a month filled with beautiful, radiant, festive, and colorful celebration. However, it is a somber time to reflect on the injustices that LGBTQIA+ communities have …

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Last week I attended the housing crisis panel presentation. And I would like to thank each panelist for their time. I listened carefully and believe that I followed what was being shared. However, I left very frustrated and with many questions.

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When we were sophomores, Mekenna Terry, who graduated that year, told me that by the time you reach your senior year, the entire class is like one big family. Of course, at that time, I laughed it off, saying “These guys… a family? Yeah, right.”

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I would like to make this succinct. Therefore I will begin by thanking a short, and in no way comprehensive, list of those deserving of our gratitude and recognition for assisting us through high school. Thank you to all of our parents and family members, who have surely done more for us tha…

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In 1868, shortly after the end of the Civil War, the last Monday of each May was designated to honor members of the military who gave their life in the service of our country. Sometimes confused with Veterans day in the fall, which recognizes all veterans, Memorial Day specifically remembers…

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It has been a very busy couple of weeks as House Bills 385 and 387 (H385, H387) passed the House and were transmitted to the Senate for final passage. H 385 is the appropriation bill that funds the teachers in our state. This bill provides funding for K-12 teachers and programs specific to c…

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Nine years ago, Teton Valley adopted the current Comprehensive Plan. Winning an award from the American Planning Association, it was drafted with over 4,000 public engagements, countless meetings, and seemingly endless public deliberations. It recognized that Teton Valley is a special place,…

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Victor City residents will have the chance to make their voices heard on May 18th by voting in favor of or against the proposed $4,184,000 general obligation bond proposal to build a new city hall, build a new public works building and renovate the old city hall/ public works building. The b…

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This year, Teton School District 401 is asking patrons to renew the existing Plant Facilities Levy that was first approved in 1985. The levy would remain at the same amount as last year, $500,000 per year, for each of the next five years. The estimated cost per $100,000 of property value is …

Commerce
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This letter was submitted to the Teton Valley News by the newly-formed Housing Crisis Task Force.