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Well here’s a thing I wasn’t expecting to say: the mystery of the yeti has been solved. The answer is not disappointing, either, because it turns out there really have been yetis wandering the...

 

Our View

It’s tough to know people are watching your every move; it’s difficult to make decisions that you know will please some more than others. But when you’re dealing with the public’s money, there’s nothing more important than being open about...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, The CCMSD (Crook County Medical Services District) Board regular meeting took place on October 29, 2019. I would like to share a few positive items from that meeting and from things we’ve done this year. Strategic planning meeting Octo...

 

This Side of the Pond

Contrary to the stereotype of a young British girl, I did not grow up wanting to be a princess. I imagined it would be a dull existence unsuited to my life ambitions. It would be a different story if...

 

Chapel of Faith

Purposed “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is man’s all” (Ecclesiastes 12:13). The Book of Ecclesiastes was written by King Solomon, who could be considered the wisest man who has...

 

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As costumes go, it was remarkably close to the real thing. On my eighth Halloween as a human being, I marched into the school gym wearing a homemade version of Jack Pumpkinhead from Return to Oz. To...

 
 By Mike Enzi    Opinion    October 24, 2019

Comfortable won't cut it when it comes to retirement security

Retirement is a milestone many look forward to but do not want to confront. It is estimated that only 40 percent of working adults have calculated the income they will need for retirement, according to the Employee Benefit Research Institute. This...

 

This Side of the Pond

Even now, I continue to stumble across unexpected links between my nation and yours – some of them more direct than others. My most recent discovery is about as personal as it gets, because it...

 

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I was for some reason discouraged from clambering on the bouncy castle at the Pumpkin Patch festival this weekend, and I was apparently “too old” for the pony rides. Even so, I had a lovely time p...

 

Where is the civility?

Technology is amazing. It helps us see our front door when we aren’t home. It allows us to have vacuums roam around our house cleaning while we are at work. It also provides us with communication and messaging tools that give us access to...

 

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Well, that’s embarrassing. According to a recent poll on the most difficult-to-pronounce place names in the UK, I’ve been calling a nearby town the wrong thing my entire life. How was I to know th...

 

Chapel of Faith

I want you to be wise in what is good, and simple concerning evil. Romans 16:19 Simple is a good word and can take us far. In the context of Romans 16:19 it conveys the meaning of innocence, unmixed and pure as in wine or metal. This simple, pure inn...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: Although it has been four years since we moved to Crook County, we recently attended our first Sundance High School football game. We were not prepared for what we experienced. Expecting the typical field rivalry and friction, attitudes...

 

Government needs to reunite savings bonds with rightful owners

During my time as Treasurer, I have seen thousands of individuals across the State of Wyoming locate money being held by our Unclaimed Property Division. Some of these checks have been in the six-figure range, and the rightful owner may not have...

 

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I suspect my pups will be downright distraught when we reach the end of this summer of long walks on green grass – but I can tell you for sure who won’t be. There’s a herd of squirrels in my...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I am writing this letter in an effort to end the stigma that people suffering from mental health illnesses are dangerously violent and unpredictable. According to Mentalhealth.gov, “The vast majority of people with mental health...

 

This Side of the Pond

It’s the little things that get you when it comes to cultural differences, and the topics on which you know just about enough to be dangerous. The husband and I thought we were talking the same...

 

Letter to the Editor

The Wyoming State Forestry Division located in Newcastle serves in an advisory capacity for assisting private landowners with timber land management planning and project supervision. As a vehicle to help educate, involve and assist private...

 

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Property moguls with exotic taste and some cash to splash may be interested in a special something now available on the outskirts of my home town. The property itself is a delight of traditional archi...

 

Cheney criticism of Trump at odds with American public, military

By Rep. Jared Olsen, R-Cheyenne, and Rep. Tyler Lindholm, R-Sundance President Trump in June chose not to respond to Iran’s downing of an unmanned U.S. drone with a strike military advisers told him might kill hundreds of Iranians, inviting...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, On October 24, 1944, a Japanese freighter, the Arisan Maru, was sunk while transporting 1800 Allied POWs from the Philippines to another POW Camp, possibly in Taiwan. There were six POW survivors. Among the POWs lost, nine were from...

 

This Side of the Pond

A convoy of 60 Minis wiggled their way through the serpentine streets of Oxford last week to mark the 60th anniversary since the first of them rolled off the assembly line. My family has a history...

 

Our view

Talking about a sensitive topic is difficult; looking for ways to solve that problem is often a whole lot harder. We would like to commend both the Crook County School District and the concerned parents who have brought the issue of youth suicide to...

 

Chapel of Faith

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple. Is. 6:1 I spy a sadness in the land. One that if not comprehended and dealt with will cripple humanity. It is a...

 

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It didn’t make it into the Peek at the Past, but we came across an interesting tidbit in the archives that certainly piqued my interest. It comes from an issue published a century ago and reads as...

 

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