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Property taxes, electricity rate hikes among Legislatures top priorities

By Senator Ogden Driskill This week I had the privilege of convening the Wyoming Senate for the start of the Budget Session of the 67th Legislature. Budget sessions occur on even-numbered years, and,...

 
 By Chip Neiman    Opinion    February 22, 2024 

From the desk of House Majority Floor Leader Chip Neiman

As I write this column, the 67th budget session of the Wyoming Legislature is now underway. We are on day five of Wyoming's budget session, which is a shorter, 20-day yearly legislative session primarily focused on prioritizing the state's budget...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Congratulations, Sarah, on receiving multiple top awards from the Wyoming Press Association. You are an asset to the Times and the community! I very much enjoy your column and followed with great interest the saga of the intrepid...

 

This Side of the Pond

Half a century after Robert Redford proved he's a real-life outlaw when he grabbed our name and rode right out of town, the real Sundance has finally been represented at the festival he used it for....

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, The citizens of Crook County have all had a chance to attend the “meetings” on the proposed zoning of the county. If you are not familiar with the Delphi technique that was used at these meetings, please google and study up on it....

 

Navigating a changing political landscape in Wyoming: A call for voter discernment

A new phenomenon is taking root here in Wyoming, where our rural nature and an independent spirit have long defined our political identity. The unmistakable influence of Washington DC-style political messaging has permeated real and virtual spaces,...

 

Property tax and the 2024 legislative session 

During and shortly after the Pandemic, much of Wyoming saw significant in-migration of people from other states. This movement of people into Wyoming was a result of our scenic beauty, rural nature,...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I just received a letter stating Kenda Huseby NP will be leaving the Crook County Medical Services District clinic in February. Ms. Huseby has given her patients, according to my...

 

This Side of the Pond

Let me tell you about the time I nearly went to the Sundance festival. No, not the winter one that’s coming up in a few weeks. I’m talking about the star-studded movie extravaganza that stole our name. For a little while there, I was on the...

 

2024 Legislative Preview

As the Wyoming Legislature readies for 20 days of discussion and debate ahead of the 2024 Legislative Budget Session, we prepare for this work as servants to the people of our communities. Over the...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Since Ernie Reinhold named me personally in his false narrative of this ballot initiative, allow me to retort. There are three important parts in communication: facts, opinions, and...

 

Working harder than ever

Thirty years after its inception, the Congressional Western Caucus is working harder than ever for rural America. During the past three decades, we have grown from our humble beginnings to a bicameral caucus of more than 100 members of the House and...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the editor: As a liberal, tax-and-spend Democrat (yes, even today, there are a few old relics from the distant past), I was surprised on reading The Times, “BCR defends property tax ballot initiative,” that I agree with one of the beliefs...

 

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, In regard to your front page article, Mr. Hughes needs to be more thorough before making such extreme comments about the property tax petition being circulated. He, according to the paper, alleges that the petition “demands that...

 

Wyoming needs to be bullish about energy!

Loading an unwilling bull into a trailer can be daunting, even if it is for its own good. Bulls tend to be testy and their size presents a special challenge. My dad’s approach involved roping the bull, dragging it to the trailer, attaching a block...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, In response to the letter about Kid Prints, Inc., My child attends Kind Prints in Sundance, Wyoming and we are very happy with the care received there, my child, however, has been deeply saddened by the abrupt end of the field trips to...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, During this time of thanks and giving, I have been reflecting on the blessings of our small community. I wanted to bring to light a beautiful partnership that recent took place here in Sundance. The children from Kid Prints, Inc. went...

 

This Side of the Pond

After all these years, you’d think there were few things left for me to discover about how differently our two nations utilize the same language. Trust me to find something new on Thanksgiving,...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: I have been following the septic issue in the paper and I would like to add my two cents. If my interpretation of the current law is correct, a county landowner needs a square block of 160 acres or more to be able to apply effluent on...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I am writing this letter in response to the letter to the editor that James Geis wrote in the October 26th edition of the Sundance Times. I guess I am a little confused. The rules from DEQ for land application for septic systems waste...

 

This Side of the Pond

We don’t need to worry about warm weather any more, so my thoughts have turned to the kind of comforting meal that cheers up a gray day – and what better option than soup? While creams of chicken...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: We’re glad to see more Wyoming lawmakers support improving mental healthcare access. This includes one of our own legislators, Senate President Ogden Driskill of Crook County. We know what happens when people can’t access mental...

 

This Side of the Pond

You don’t usually see the mouse in your house, just the mess it leaves behind – which is why I really wasn’t expecting one to run across my kitchen floor and sit in the doorway. We’ve had issues with vermin before, so this wasn’t good news...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, The article “Homeowners Speak in Favor of a New Property Tax System” in last week’s Times points out once again how government always wants to spend more of our money. Always. First, the word “stakeholders” is purposefully...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I have been providing a septic tank pumping service, dba Geis Honeywagon, for the rural residents of Crook County for nearly 28 years. In September it was brought to my attention that due to the DEQ regulations adopted by our County...

 

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