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Travel and tourism is an underrated contributor to the Wyoming economy, supporting 32,000-plus jobs and $3.8 billion in economic activity. Our region is a prime example of how the travel industry can … more
When I see sunflowers, they make me smile. They remind me of the smiley face icon you see everywhere these days. They are wonderful in a vase on the table or they can produce kernels that can be … more
Wyoming’s next great museum is under construction and will open next May. The National Museum of Military Vehicles is a massive facility located just south of Dubois in Fremont … more
While my family was stationed in Germany, my oldest girls were just getting to the age to compete in sports and learn about competition in general. In Germany, the only sport readily available for … more
I’ve been giving some thought to saving the world, thanks to a string of articles and TV news reports trumpeting warnings that seemed to put responsibility for preventing a killing recession … more
During my time as Treasurer, I have seen thousands of individuals across the state of Wyoming locate money being held by our Unclaimed Property Division. Some of these checks have been in the … more
As a resident of northern Wyoming, unless you’ve been under a rock, Ethan Asher’s story has caught your attention. His late-August vehicle rollover has left a Powell family, and … more
As Wyoming’s summer falls away and the air cools and days shorten, harvest is in the air across our state. I have been fortunate to spend time putting up corn and hay in Goshen County, where I … more
After a lifetime of hearing the terribly annoying saying, “Save the best for last,” I just can’t take it any longer. In my life and vocation it troubles me more each day. There … more
A few months ago, I reached the ripe old age of three score and 15 years. One of the benefits of reaching such an advanced age is that I have quite a lot of free time. I have no job — … more
Two years ago, if you said I would be sitting at a desk interning at the Powell Tribune for a semester, I’d say you’re nuts. But here I am. Growing up, life was chaotic yet stationary, … more
While a lot of media attention is focused on next year’s race for Wyoming’s open U.S. Senate seat, the real action might occur for the Cowboy State’s lone House seat. Most … more
I dare say, the great nieces and nephews are dropping like flies. With all these non-stop weddings, I don’t think I’ve ever showered this often in one summer. It’s almost becoming a … more
What were you thinking?” That question usually came to me from a parent who was very upset with my recent behavior — for example, throwing a baseball and breaking the neighbor’s … more
On some days the complexities of our global world seem so overwhelming that it’s tempting to find answers by turning back the clock to a simpler time, one that seems romantic in some ways and … more
President Trump knows a bad deal when he sees one. He extricated the United States from President Barack Obama’s disastrous nuclear accord with Iran. He pulled us out of an arms-control … more
President Donald Trump in June chose not to respond to Iran’s downing of an unmanned U.S. drone with a strike military advisers told him might kill hundreds of Iranians, inviting escalation … more
If you are a regular reader of this column, you know there are times when writing and my brain don’t want to work together. This is one of those times. I suppose I could give up and send … more
For decades, Big Pharma has raised drug prices with impunity. Here in Wyoming, the average annual cost of brand name prescription drug treatment increased 58 percent between 2012 and 2017, while the … more
The latest federal highway bill, America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019, recently passed the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works by a 21-0 vote. It is being touted by … more
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