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Our View

Solving a complex problem is impossible without all the parts laid out on the table, in plain view. Considering we’ve all been under the impression that the bad times are coming to an end for the state’s rainy day fund, we’ve heard a...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    Opinion    March 21, 2019 

This Side of the Pond

In case it escaped your notice, the internet turned 30 years old last week, an anniversary for which I should obviously take some credit on the basis that the man who invented it lives in my home...

 

Caught in the moment

The Wyoming Highway Patrol has taken a keen interest in teaming up with C.O.R.E. to bring awareness to their impact-filled program titled “Caught in the Moment” to all Freshman High School students across the state of Wyoming. C.O.R.E. stands...

 
 By Jim Zachary    Opinion    March 14, 2019

Sunshine: your fundamental right

For government to be of, by and for the people it must be out in front of the people. The theme for Sunshine Week 2019 is simply, "It's your right to know." The reason it's your right to know is that it's your government. From the courthouse, to the...

 

This Side of the Pond

They say that a pet will always end up resembling its owner and vice versa, but I have reason to hope this is just a myth. If it’s not, there’s no hope for me at all and I might as well just give...

 

Legislative Update

I am finally back home—quite a change -27 degrees this am and several feet of snow on the ground. Makes the Capitol seem like a banana belt. The legislature adjourned “sine die” at 1:45 a.m. on...

 

Our View

Anyone who may have doubted Governor Mark Gordon’s conservative chops will have been delighted to read his letter to the legislative body last week. Before signing the supplemental budget, he took the opportunity to take a wire brush to the bill...

 

This Side of the Pond

On my very first trip across the pond, I landed in New York City. Bleary-eyed, I staggered the unfamiliar streets in search of sustenance. That was when I stumbled across one of the best ideas...

 

Chapel of Faith

Malicious Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all sins. Prov. 10:12 By nature, humanity is born bad. Bent toward doing more evil than good (Hab. 2:4). You may argue this, although a simple review of your day will prove otherwise. Most have...

 

Our View

We would like to take the opportunity this week to say thank you to everyone who subscribes to this newspaper or purchases it each week from the shelves. Without support for journalism, this nation would be a different place indeed. The New York...

 

This Side of the Pond

Distressing news from back home this week: my elementary school has gone into administration. An independent school in a converted family home, Buckholme Towers was the place that taught me how to...

 

Legislative Update

Greetings from Cheyenne! This, the sixth week of the 65th General Session, saw the released of the Joint Appropriations Conference Committee Budget compromise. The final bill is a true compromise...

 

Our View

Now in its fifth year, one might expect the novelty of the Sundance Winter Festival to have worn off for the people of this community. The impressive crowds that turned out for the first couple of years would, in many parts of the world, have...

 

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, As I ponder whether to write a letter about legal protection for the minority among us who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer, I am forced to consider what could be the purpose of writing. If my purpose were to change...

 

This Side of the Pond

“I’m not doing the groceries today,” said my husband last week, a look of pride upon his face. I didn’t think a great deal of this comment; after all, it was cold out and the roads were...

 

Our View

We are pleased to share that your Wyoming newspapers have once again won the battle that we suit up for once a year. Our legislature debates new laws that would shroud your government in secrecy and we point out why that’s a terrible idea. This...

 

This Side of the Pond

Every so often, I fall down a rabbit hole. Not a literal one – although I doubt there’s a single person reading this who would be surprised – but its digital equivalent. I stumbled across an...

 

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I THOUGHT WE WERE REPUBLICANS! We have earned headlines in Forbes magazine which state, “Wyoming Republicans are More Liberal than Washington Democrats”. I’ve counted 19 bills for taxes our Wyoming legislators have entered. They ar...

 

Updates from the Legislature

Greetings from Cheyenne! Last Friday, January 18, Senator Driskill and I traveled to China to represent Wyoming at a technology conference and arrived back in Cheyenne on Tuesday evening. I have...

 

This Side of the Pond

It seems there’s a new craze sweeping this country thanks to the invention of streaming video, and its name is The Great British Baking Show. I can completely understand why this low-key game show...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, The letter by Randy Leinen of January 24th had some valid points regarding the sausage making process known as an omnibus bill. They say making sausage is an ugly process, and so too with government spending bills. If each link of the...

 

Chapel of Faith

Clever Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight! Isiah 5:21 (NASB) Clever. At its first impression this word is attractive, wanted and perhaps even worn. It’s not at all a bad thing to be called a clever person or...

 

This Side of the Pond

Do you want to be a superhero? It seems like every movie, book or telly show these days features some version of a caped crusader, saving the world from threats both fantastical and extraterrestrial...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Maybe I need a refresher in the Civics class that I had in grade school? Don’t all Washington elected officials still take an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States? According to Article 1, Section 7 (as it has been...

 

National School Choice Week – Jan. 20-26

Parents know best! When it came time to enroll my daughters, Grace Belize and Faith, in school, I knew that I wanted them to receive the best education possible. Fortunately, I came across online education and for 13 years it’s been the perfect...

 

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