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This week’s story begins with an article in my hometown’s local newspaper. It won’t come across as particularly explosive, so I’ll get you up to speed in one sentence and you’ll see why it...

 

Letter to the Editor

A new Netflix documentary called “The Great Hack” based on a book by Britanny Kaiser called “Targeted” should be viewed and read respectively by anyone concerned about our democracy because of its revelations. The subject is the relationship...

 

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It’s been all over the news for the last week, so I’m sure you know by now that everyone’s favorite prince has flipped the bird to Queen and country and fled for the safety of Canada. Or, to set...

 

This Side of the Pond

My cat hasn’t starred in this column as much as our other animals because, for the most part, she and her humans co-exist through a mutual pact to respect one another’s privacy. This is an...

 

Letter to the Editor

Two days after Christmas we received a generous gift in the form of a $2500 check donation to the Crook County Council of County Services (Crook County Food Pantry). Larger donations of this amount are always a welcome surprise. Included with the...

 

This Side of the Pond

Not quite done with celebrating yet? The trouble with January is that all the fun of the holidays is over and it’s back to work with a list of resolutions in hand, all of which involve having less...

 

Chapel of Faith

Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God. Psalm 43:5 1828 Noah Webster Dictionary. HOPE, noun [Latin cupio.] A desire of some good, accompanied with at...

 
 By Mike Enzi    Opinion    December 26, 2019

A year of hard work pays off

The story of our country is often told by the decades that define it. With the end of this decade so close at hand, it can often be tempting to imagine what the last ten years will be remembered for. Or for that matter, the last year alone. For me,...

 

This Side of the Pond

As has become my tradition, I took a few moments this week to look around at all the good things happening this season. Whether it made me laugh or smile, I’d like to share a few of them with you....

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, “Why do I get a bill if the ambulance takes me to the hospital?” Recently, the newspaper seems to be filled with information on the provision of Emergency Medical Services (EMS), with the discussion ranging from how to replace old,...

 

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Some people love golf, others enjoy knitting, but I like semi colons. Everyone needs a hobby; mine is the correct placement of punctuation to ensure maximum readability in every sentence. You’re...

 

This Side of the Pond

This is not the most wonderful time of year after all, but only if you’re a small dog with anxiety issues. When everything from paper plates to the opening of a can of tomatoes turns you into a...

 

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Let go of your dreams, ladies and gentleman, for as a state we have attained the loftiest of heights and may never again outdo ourselves. This Christmas, a product that hails from Wyoming has filled...

 

Letter to the Editor

I moved to Wyoming in 2010, hoping to become a Wyoming resident and to retire in this beautiful state. I support the conservative thinking and the freedoms we enjoy here. I am originally from South Dakota, where, like Wyoming, it’s still legal to t...

 

Chapel of Faith

“If the foundations are destroyed, What can the righteous do?” (Psalm 11:3). What are we living for? What makes us tick? Why do we do the things we do and not what we should do? Is this some great theoretical essay into solving all our personal...

 

Letter to the Editor

I am writing in regards to the article in the November 21 Sundance Times written by Michael Illiano about the RINO website. In response to the comments in the article made by Gail Symons, yes, the Republican Party is an ideology, an ideology of...

 

Ths Side of the Pond

Few things make me happier than crossovers between my culture and yours, but this week’s combo is the most bizarre I’ve seen in a while. It involves house paint, spellings and the nation’s...

 

This Side of the Pond

Bickering politicians is a simple fact of life, but sometimes what they’re arguing about really makes you think. I found myself thoroughly baffled this week to discover that my home county’s...

 

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Well here’s a thing I wasn’t expecting to say: the mystery of the yeti has been solved. The answer is not disappointing, either, because it turns out there really have been yetis wandering the...

 

Our View

It’s tough to know people are watching your every move; it’s difficult to make decisions that you know will please some more than others. But when you’re dealing with the public’s money, there’s nothing more important than being open about...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, The CCMSD (Crook County Medical Services District) Board regular meeting took place on October 29, 2019. I would like to share a few positive items from that meeting and from things we’ve done this year. Strategic planning meeting Octo...

 

This Side of the Pond

Contrary to the stereotype of a young British girl, I did not grow up wanting to be a princess. I imagined it would be a dull existence unsuited to my life ambitions. It would be a different story if...

 

Chapel of Faith

Purposed “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is man’s all” (Ecclesiastes 12:13). The Book of Ecclesiastes was written by King Solomon, who could be considered the wisest man who has...

 

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As costumes go, it was remarkably close to the real thing. On my eighth Halloween as a human being, I marched into the school gym wearing a homemade version of Jack Pumpkinhead from Return to Oz. To...

 
 By Mike Enzi    Opinion    October 24, 2019

Comfortable won't cut it when it comes to retirement security

Retirement is a milestone many look forward to but do not want to confront. It is estimated that only 40 percent of working adults have calculated the income they will need for retirement, according to the Employee Benefit Research Institute. This...

 

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