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Our View

We, the people, don’t need gatekeepers

We are troubled by the commission’s decision not to form a solid waste district for Crook County. Not because we feel one way or the other about the county’s trash issues, but because this is not how our democracy is supposed to work.

We believe the commission has made what it feels is the right decision in light of what they believe to be the mood of the people. Unfortunately, we’re not sure they realize that, by doing so, they have taken a crucial decision about the county’s future out of the hands of its citizens.

The original request from Mayor Dick Claar of Moorcroft was simply to form a...

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