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I know I am dating myself, but I really like the message of the song “Try A Little Kindness” as sung by Glen Campbell in 1970. Look it up on YouTube. Be blessed. Listen closely. I do not … more
A recent column by Don Amend, “What’s in a Name,” and the debate over the names of two fairly insignificant bumps on the Wyoming landscape remind me of just how drastically our … more
It would be disingenuous to say the money newspapers receive from publishing public notices is not important; however, newspapers view it far from being a subsidy, but part of their business of … more
Wyoming’s uranium production needs a jump-start. Our state is the number one producer of nuclear fuel in the nation. For generations, Wyoming’s uranium fueled America’s nuclear … more
The last time I wrote for the paper I had, like many of you, high hopes that COVID-19 would be a distant memory. However, here we are in late August and it is still with us, kinda like that cousin … more
Several years ago in the outpatient surgical center at West Park Hospital, I was approached by a nurse. She explained to me that her husband’s family had a long history of pancreatic cancer and … more
The crisis caused by the novel coronavirus has substantially impacted our state, nation and world. This has impacted most, if not all, facets of daily life in our state. Wyoming agriculture has not … more
Recently, while chatting with a friend, I was bemoaning my dislike of Mondays and how it affected my attitude. Looking skeptical, Kathy chided me that the only thing any of us can control is our own … more
It was the worst of the worst. Good young men. Nowhere to hide. The fire was relentless. This week marks the 83rd memorial anniversary of the worst forest fire disaster in Wyoming history when it … more
When I was little my mom taught us, God is love. The Bible (the Old Testament and the New Testament) is the story of God’s insane love for his children. At Jesus’ time, however, folks had … more
As I began reading the July 30 bicycle-crash column, “Looking for Heather,” I began thinking, “Hmmm; I didn’t know my brother Paul was a writer.” The photo wasn’t … more
Ironically, considering our desert climate and dry surface terrain, water aplenty lies in the gravel substrata of the benches below Heart Mountain on its southeast side, seldom making it to the … more
On Monday, the Mountain West Conference announced its decision to postpone fall sports. There’s a lot to digest here, but to me, there’s one major thing that I can’t figure out: Why now? more
The COVID-19 virus has hopelessly scrambled the world of sports. Because of the pandemic, baseball players are playing before crowds of cardboard cutouts instead of real people, and plays are … more
Hello, neighbors! My name is Janita Krayniak. I am originally from Perry, Georgia, but have lived all over the world, including Germany, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia (Washington, D.C. area), … more
What type of plant produces multitudes of seeds, establishes rapidly, and can flourish in conditions where other plants would fail? I am referring to a weed. Ralph Waldo Emerson described a weed … more
Farmers and ranchers feed our state, our nation, and in fact, our world. You work long hours to provide essential resources for us all, and in these challenging times, I want you to know that USDA is … more
Folks like me with 30 years covering sports under their belts — if indeed any remain extant — cannot help but be “up to here” in Cougars and Tigers and Hawks. Not to mention … more
When it comes to the virus we’re enduring, we have decisions to make. Do we call it the corona, Wuhan, COVID-19, simply Covid, Chinese, just virus or, like most Wyomingites, “This … more
In the Old Testament we read a lot about the nation of Israel. This nation was chosen by God for a purpose. That purpose was to let all other nations and people know who the true God of Israel was … more
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