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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...

 

This Side of the Pond

There are two graveyards located on U.S. soil that neither shelter the remains of American people nor belong to America at all. That may seem outrageous, but the story of those cemeteries is one of a...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, It is that time of year again. When 4-H and FFA members get to showcase their exhibits in the Crook County Fair. We have put countless hours into these projects and would love to see you at the fair. Nate Schommer, FFA...

 

This Side of the Pond

There’s a new initiative in development that’s supposed to make the London Underground more of a pleasant experience and less of a writhing coil of snakes, but I’m not sure how I feel about it....

 

Letters to the Editor

Hi, my name is Shyla Shoun and I am in 4-H. For the last few years I showed rabbits and sheep but this year I have a pig and this is my favorite project. Did you know pigs love marshmallows? Especially my pig, B.L.T. The swine show is Wednesday,...

 

This Side of the Pond

Even a creature with no voice has something to teach, as I’ve had reason to acknowledge over the last couple of weeks. This is the tale of the little plant that could and the gardener who never had...

 
 By Rob Shaul    Opinion    July 4, 2019

Why don't Wyoming hunters get preference for leftover tags?

June 28, 2019 was the last day to apply for leftover deer, elk and antelope tags in Wyoming. Everyone, even residents, have to apply for leftover tags. There are a limited number of leftover tags available, so essentially, this is a limited quota...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    Opinion    July 4, 2019

This Side of the Pond

On a recent drive to Denver, we took the first of several breaks in Lusk. I have been led to believe that it is against the law on a long journey to stop for gas without checking the snack selection,...

 

Chapel of Faith

Landscape For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. Colossians 1:16 The lay of the la...

 

This Side of the Pond

Have you booked next year’s vacation yet? No? Then perhaps I could interest you in the opportunity to sunbathe with a Mai Tai on the International Space Station. As of next year, anyone with a big...

 

This Side of the Pond

I don't know about you guys, but I came back from my travels around town this weekend with a treasure chest of new belongings. There's nothing quite like a yard sale to fill the book shelves and...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    Opinion    June 6, 2019

This Side of the Pond

I am filled with trepidation, dear reader, for in just over a week I shall meet the predator who haunted my childhood dreams. At Denver Zoo, I shall come face to face with a Siberian tiger. The...

 

Chapel of Faith

The Lord is his name, and he is a warrior! Ex. 15:3 CEV A warrior is a brave or experienced soldier or fighter. They engage in varying arenas of conflict for specific or multiple reasons, although there must be a sensible purpose for the...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    Opinion    May 30, 2019

This Side of the Pond

Everyone loves a good conspiracy theory, but sometimes the truth is more bizarre than the hoax could hope to be. Such appears to be the case with a piece of “proof” that we are not alone in the ga...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, I just finished reading your article on the Military Veterans’ Memorial in the Court House square and want you to know how much I enjoyed it. I appreciate the good things you put in about our little town. Some of these treasures we...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    Opinion    May 23, 2019

This Side of the Pond

I have a friend who grew up in a community that celebrated its European heritage to a greater degree than most. Let’s call her Beryl and, for the sake of protecting the innocent, let’s say the...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor and Taxpayers of Crook County: By now most taxpayers have received letter(s) from the Crook County Assessors office showing the estimated taxes for personal and commercial property for 2019. According to an article published on page twelv...

 

Getting smart but acting foolishly: there is a solution

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 We communicate on smart phones, drive smart cars, make purchases using...

 

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