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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...

 

This Side of the Pond

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...

 

This Side of the Pond

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...

 

This Side of the Pond

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...

 

This Side of the Pond

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...

 

This Side of the Pond

It’s delightful to discover a home-town hero, especially one who not only stands up for the little guy, but adds beauty to the world while he’s doing it. I came across such a pillar of the...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Many of you know that we lost our son, Josh, to suicide in June. There have been other suicides in our community along with attempts that we may know nothing about. Wyoming is listed by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention as...

 

The new congressional budget is a bipartisan blunder

Imagine you’re a business owner. You’re getting ready to leave town for a few weeks, so you leave your most trusted employees in charge of the place while you’re gone. A vote was held among...

 

This Side of the Pond

I know you lot think you have the monopoly on potentially dangerous animals, but you haven’t experienced terror until the world’s most fearsome bird has set its sights upon your dinner. The...

 

Chapel of Faith

“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?” Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like...

 

This Side of the Pond

I have begun to wonder if my Dog of Very Little Brain is quite as daft as she looks. She’s still falling off more things than she stands on and she’s terrified of paper plates, but Midget has...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Last November, taxpayers voted to create a special tax district for senior services. They also voted in a board of directors to oversee the distribution of this money, which will soon become available for allocation. The county has...

 

This Side of the Pond

You may be wondering about my opinion of Boris Johnson, the UK’s newly chosen prime minister, but I’m afraid I cannot offer it. I am deferring my judgment until we hear from the government’s...

 

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