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I was first arrested in Burma in 1996. I was on the old Stilwell Road in the far north of the country, documenting forced labor camps hidden in the jungle. Journalists were not allowed into Burma (I … more
Imagine, for a moment, waking up on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. Americans will be learning (hopefully) that either our current president has been re-elected or that we have a newly elected president. … more
Women often put the needs of their loved ones before their own. That may be truer than ever this year, as mothers juggle working from home, virtual learning and childcare along with the usual … more
LANDER – Hundreds of citizens in this western town have risen up in protest because they believe their leaders have chosen the wrong path regulating growth. As in cities and towns across … more
Looking for a fertilizer can be particularly intimidating when you face an array of numbers such as 10-8-10 or 20-10-10. Choosing the correct fertilizer does not have to be complex if you learn what … more
What is an “adequate and equitable education?” More specifically, what did the Wyoming Supreme Court mean when it mandated one? Our state lawmakers can’t seem to decide. Faced with … more
From his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace (John 1:16) Grace upon grace. This is my favorite phrase. These words together are the ultimate expression of God’s love for mankind. … more
So, there I was, standing around some odd juniper trees that were all twisted and turned in odd shapes — I was in the middle of a vortex. Well heck, it seems like we all have been in the … more
In this especially contentious election year, there is one thing on which we should all agree. Voting has never been more important than it is today. Whether you believe things have got to change … more
Wyoming’s gigantic backyard — its national forests and wilderness areas — took a mighty beating this summer as Americans tried to escape from urban areas and get away from the … more
October is breast cancer awareness month, a time when we try to bring attention to the facts about breast cancer. It is also a time to try to dispel myths and inaccurate thoughts / beliefs about … more
Consider this round two of me whining about my broken wrist. It’s a massive inconvenience and I find myself avoiding public places due to everyone asking me what I did. What “I” … more
The election is only a month away, so it’s time to put in my 2 cents worth concerning how people should vote. If you have been reading these columns for any length of time, you are no doubt … more
This is an article that I did a year ago, but I really feel like it would be good to return to this topic due to the state of our nation right now.  Have you noticed the climate of our … more
It is a difficult time to be a newspaperman or woman. It is also, with perhaps the exception of national crisis or war, the most important time to be in this business. Back in the days of World … more
It was while I was spreading my second slice of butter bread to accompany my spaghetti — thumbing my nose at all the keto mumbo jumbo — I thought of my late father, Alfred P. Blough. Ma … more
The United States is truly a land of opportunities for all, regardless of race, age, and socioeconomic background — and I am a living testament to that. I came to the U.S. after I had lost … more
When I was a kid there was a movie called, “Hook.” I loved this movie growing up because it was a fun adaptation of the great “Peter Pan” story. There’s a scene in the … more
How many of you would agree with the following statement? “Park County should have uncontrolled suburban spread.” Very few, I suspect. Even fewer would say we want to see our major … more
September is National Workforce Development Month, and on Sept. 14, Wyoming’s own Sen. Mike Enzi co-introduced the bipartisan resolution introducing this important designation. “The … more
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