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Legislative Update

Hello all, just a quick update on the Wyoming Legislature. Now that the dust has settled at least at a state and local level on the elections I felt it was appropriate for an update. There will be...

 

This Side of the Pond

I know there’s a lot going on in the world, but you guys are missing out on the most popcorn-worthy drama of the decade. It’s a feud that could only have happened in Britain, but that doesn’t mean the rest of us can’t enjoy it. This tale...

 

Dear NP

Dear NP, I am a healthcare worker in a neighboring county, and I read your column regularly. I know there is widespread resistance to wearing facemasks. As a plea from healthcare workers in general, can you emphasize the importance of face masks and...

 

This Side of the Pond

A young chap by the name of Harry Styles has found himself in hot water after appearing on the cover of this month’s Vogue in a dress. This, according to some people, is going to destroy the very...

 

Thanks, thanks a lot

Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him and bless His name. – Psalm 100:4 It is the time of year when we set aside a certain day, time, place to...

 

This Side of the Pond

I’m sure that, by now, you’ve heard the latest story of bizarre behavior in Yellowstone National Park. If these terrible tourists aren’t taunting bison or losing their trousers, they’re...

 

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, In my opinion we are over populated with mountain lions again. People are seeing them regularly and cars hitting them on the road. A few years ago Senator Driskill got a meeting with the Wyoming Game and Fish in Hulett to allow more...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, In the 29 Oct. 2020 Sundance Times letter to the editor from Mac Frank there were indications that he was somewhat misinformed. Now we are fortunate that our paper encourages us to voice our opinions as would be expected in a county...

 

This Side of the Pond

Politics across the pond has never had the glitz and glamor of America’s election season. The differences between our political systems have created a situation in which you guys have rallies, ticke...

 

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Why should judges really be retained? Why do people vote to retain any judges? What do we really know about their performance on the bench? What does that poll of attorneys really tell us? Does that poll include prosecutors? How do we...

 

Dear NP

Dear NP, How often should I be screened for type II diabetes? What is prediabetes? Is there anything I can do to reverse prediabetes and prevent diabetes? F. F. Dear F. F., November is diabetes awaren...

 

Tuppence

And the natives showed us unusual kindness; for they kindled a fire and made us all welcome, because of the rain that was falling and because of the cold. – Acts 28:2 A five-day journey...

 

Guest editorial

Wyoming legislators have been working this fall on further erosion of public notices in newspapers. This time the target is the publication of the salaries of local government employees. A bill changing state law so that those no longer have to be...

 

This Side of the Pond

You’re welcome, America. I bring you news this week that a delicacy this country has long been known for was originally brought to you from my side of the pond. I speak, though it might surprise...

 

Our View

If there’s any one principle that sums up what it means to be a conservative, it’s the idea of not spending money that you didn’t need to spend. “Fiscal responsibility” is a buzz-phrase used by most politicians in Wyoming when they want to...

 

Letter to the Editor

I am disappointed that you included the article in your September 24 issue titled “Man accused of kidnapping wife...” from the Gillette News Record. These are real people with real families and many of us know this family. This is too small of...

 
 By Randy Evans    Opinion    October 8, 2020

2020 has shown us why America needs journalists

There is one week set aside each year to salute newspapers for the important role they have played in our nation, a role that goes back to the beginning of these United States. This year, however,...

 

Dear NP

Dear NP, During my recent hospital admission, the nurse asked if I have an advance directive or a living will. I am only 55 years old. What are these documents, and are they necessary at my age? S. S. Dear S. S., Aging is something that will happen...

 

This Side of the Pond

Wales has attracted my attention again this week with a story that sounds like a picture book for children – something along the lines of the woman who lived in a shoe or the spider that ate the fly...

 

This Side of the Pond

We’ve heard endless talk over the last few years about improving access to broadband for people who live in the more far-flung corners of Wyoming. Right now, for instance, there’s a push at the...

 

Implicated

You shall love your neighbor as yourself – Matthew 22:39 We are connected to the world and the world to us. As part of it we have responsibility for it. There exist unseen absolutes we are accountable for and when these fundamental items are not at...

 

This Side of the Pond

So let’s say you’re kicking back bored on the sofa, somewhere in the south of England, wishing you could have a vacation to clear the cobwebs. You’re dubious of planes and bored to tears of cara...

 

This Side of the Pond

The pandemic has always seemed comfortingly far away here in Crook County. Halfway up a mountain, safe in our small towns, few of us know anyone who’s been diagnosed with the dreaded virus ...

 

Dear NP

Dear NP, I am in my late 60s. I am worried about the immunizations that my primary care provider is offering me. With flu season just around the corner, I am considering the influenza vaccine. Then,...

 

This Side of the Pond

Someone has hit the rewind button on my television, all the way back to the 1990s. The infamous home renovation show that birthed an entire genre is set to return to British screens – and I...

 

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