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“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...

 

Updates from the Legislature

Greetings from...Cheyenne! It was a busy first week with the inauguration of Governor Mark Gordon and the start of the 65th General Session of the Wyoming Legislature. As of Friday, more than 200...

 

Our View

What happens in Washington, D.C. often seems to stay in Washington, D.C., at least from the perspective of those of us living in the boonies. By the time they reach us, it feels like the ripples of legislation are too gentle to be felt. But when it...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: In his letter to the editor last week, Ted Davis implies that if Wyoming did not allow so-called “switch voting” that Foster Friess would have been the Republican nominee, rather than Mark Gordon. Mr. Davis states that statewide...

 

This Side of the Pond

For the first couple of years after I sailed across the pond, I sometimes felt as though I were speaking into a vacuum. I found myself stuck in a surreal no man's land where my meaning was being...

 

Dear Mom and Dad: Cool it

By Karissa Niehoff, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Ron Laird, Commissioner of the Wyoming High School Activities Association If you are the mother or father of a high school athlete here in...

 

This Side of the Pond

Once upon a time, before it became normal to eat a miniscule bag of pretzels while staring down at a cloud, we had no other option but to go about our business via sea. Coming from a maritime town, I...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, “Let’s send President Trump a message ‘Wyoming is not Trump country!’ by beating Foster Friess and electing Mark Gordon.” This message from Switch For Wyoming was on my answering machine the evening prior to the August Primary...

 

This Side of the Pond

When I told my husband the other day that I was thinking of renaming the cat “Widow Twankey” because she always seems to be behind me no matter how many times I turn around, I wasn’t expecting...

 

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The international news may seem filled with doom and gloom, but that’s not always the case around Christmas. One of my favorite things about the season is watching the kindness and generosity ...

 

Chapel of Faith

CONCEPT(ual) “My soul waits in silence for God only; from Him is my salvation.” Psalm 62:1 A “concept” is an abstract idea, a general notion or plan. It is the framework that commences with a thought and progresses as things are put together,...

 

This Side of the Pond - Dec. 20

If there’s one thing we Brits excel at, it’s the passive aggressive response. One could argue that pinning us down can be frustrating because we dance so delicately around every subject, but you...

 

This Side of the Pond

Our home is under siege, defenses have been eroded, damage has been done and its occupants are living in terror. All of which wouldn’t be too much of an embarrassment if it weren’t that our...

 

This Side of the Pond

I’m sure there are many nice things I could say about a blanket made from banana bark but, as I have no intention of investing in one, I shall be forced to remain ignorant of its merits. The same...

 

Letter to the Editor

Merry Christmas friends and neighbors! Have you heard of the newest group in Crook County? We are called Healing Strong™. Our group is volunteer and nonprofit. The group does address cancer head-on and also supports the wellness of individuals...

 

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