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Recently, I received a directive from the chairman of the board of directors that governs my domestic partnership.

The order, an indirect consequence of a trip to Billings a few weeks ago, was a simple one, and my wife issued it in one succinct sentence: “Something has to go.”

This has been my first election cycle in Wyoming and it has been a rather eventful one to observe.

The campaign started with a jolt last summer when Liz Cheney jumped into the Senate race, announcing she intended to defeat Sen. Mike Enzi for the Republican nomination.

August 07, 2014 7:21 am

AMEND CORNER: Who are the great Americans?

Written by Don Amend

The other day, I opened a book my parents gave me more than 60 years ago.

For most of those six decades, “50 Great Americans,” the book was forgotten, left behind when I stopped living with my parents. A few years ago, I found it, and it has occupied a shelf alongside “Winnie the Pooh,” “The Wizard of Oz,” and other literary reminders of my childhood ever since.

It was a rainy Thursday on our farm, and while I was interested in a baseball game on the radio, there was something on TV that needed to be seen: The president was quitting.

President Richard Milhous Nixon, the 37th president of the United States, was walking away from the job he had craved for more than two decades. It was Aug. 8, 1974, and Nixon said he would officially resign at noon the following day.

This week is going to end with a bang down in south Big Horn County.

That’s because rock star Ted Nugent will be visiting Emblem on Saturday, at the invitation of the local TEA Party. He’ll be blowing in about noon and plans to speak for an hour or so, according to an interview I read a few weeks ago.

It is a sad time for Powell.

We’ve experienced a huge loss in our community through the untimely death of coach Jim Stringer, which became even more apparent Tuesday morning as I observed the heartfelt tears of  Samantha Becker.