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Tell me that did not happen. That’s a really bad joke,” I ruptured as my brother spoke. My brother, Gary, is a quiet, keep-to-himself guy, a good man. He is also the most … more
Men, you need to realize how precious you are. It doesn’t matter that the media says you aren’t as great as you truly are. Let me assure you, the media’s opinion doesn’t … more
Energy is called the master resource for a reason – it powers our nation, military, and economy. America has the world’s largest energy resources. Bad policies, though, are creating … more
In 1974, the Watergate scandal and opposition to the Vietnam War had some Americans questioning the greatness of their country. Johnny Cash was not one of them. An Air Force veteran, the country … more
Wyoming is undergoing a fundamental change in how our state is organized. Last month, the U.S. Census released its state level numbers, showing that Wyoming’s population growth rate was one of … more
I really enjoy gardening. I especially like to plant and harvest. The hard slog between the two, not so much. I also enjoy summer vegetables, like yellow squash and fresh tomatoes. Often I will … more
There are literally millions of Americans who will be visiting Wyoming this summer seeking out those secret spots. I will be one of them. This column is my annual “Wyoming Bucket List” … more
I notice when talking with certain people about Christian living, it’s common for them to lose eye contact as they start searching for a way to change the subject. Actually, this is perfectly … more
I received an education this summer, somewhat free of charge, and I didn’t even have to go to college. I renovated a 1984 Fleetwood motorhome we got from Gar’s folks, and the first … more
Take notice, Wyoming. Last month, the Biden administration proposed a rule that, among other things, attempts to transform a long-standing grant program aimed at improving U.S. History and Civics … more
For students and educators alike, this school year has been a seemingly endless grind, presenting one trauma-inducing challenge after another. School schedules have been in flux, safety protocols … more
Wyoming has always boasted pioneers. We’re called the Equality State because we broke so many barriers for women. We also lead in the energy sector, as both the country’s biggest net … more
For several years at New Life Church, from June through August, we preach out of the Psalms at Sunday worship. We call this “Summer in the Psalms.” The Psalms are one of the favorites … more
It seems as though our lives are slowly finding their way back to normal. I’m not sure what normal is, but I think it means less worry about being too close to other people so as to avoid being … more
Wyoming has always been a small population state. From the first census following its admission to the union, Wyoming has never ranked higher than third-lowest in population, and except for one … more
At my and Gar’s age, not to mention our activity level (which is less than any sloth on planet earth), we’re certain we should be moving our joints every day, so I walk and Gar swims. And … more
As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues, the weather turns warmer and we see the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, it’s also a time of renewed interest in setting health goals. The … more
I’m not a good golfer whatsoever. Nearly all of my golf “talent” evaporated when I grew 8 inches in an 18-month span during high school. With my wingspan now at 6-foot-7, my … more
I’m impressed,” one of the architects who visited our town and library recently said to me. “There’s lots of cars on your main street. And, it’s the middle of the … more
The wait is finally over and summer reading is here. This summer will prove to be one of our biggest programs we have offered. Park County Library is offering summer reading for all ages. Along with … more
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