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As children arrive at local elementary schools on the first day of classes, moms and dads with cameras in hand and occasional tears in their eyes escort their kids to the front door. With a kiss, a … more
Watching the events unfolding in south Asia gives me heartburn. As if our sustained collective blindness to our government’s mismanagement of a ragingly unnecessary war wasn’t enough, … more
The school year is arriving again. This seems like a good moment to revisit that continually confused and confusing issue: prayer in schools. There is a great deal of misinformation and … more
My own health, and the health of the nearly 8 billion people that I share this planet with, has given me considerable time to pursue one of my favorite hobbies: studying American history. As I … more
National Commander of The American Legion, James W. “Bill” Oxford recently shared these words: “The Taliban are retaking control of Afghanistan at an alarming rate. It’s … more
Jesus Christ sometimes taught with parables to help us understand spiritual truths. In Matthew chapter 25, you can read about the Parable of the Talents. In this parable, a man called his servants … more
One thing that can be safely said about the Biden administration is that when you think they could not become even more extreme, they make clear that you underestimate them at your peril. Take … more
As I reflect on the 4-H pledge — “I pledge … my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service and my health to better living for my club, my … more
My Democrat colleagues in the Senate are busy seeding their progressive spending spree, determined to pump money into creating new child care and education entitlements, immigration overhauls and … more
If Wyoming were to build a Mount Rushmore celebrating its greatest leaders, a strong case could be made to put the late Mike Enzi’s image up there on the wall. Here in the Cowboy State, we … more
Did you know the movement pattern of set-move irrigation systems, like wheel line and handline, affects the uniformity of the irrigation and thus the uniformity of a crop?  The SKIP … more
In August your garden is flourishing, the zucchinis are taking over, perennials and annuals are thriving. Yet, some plants appear spent and sunburnt. It is time to head out to your garden and tackle … more
“June is busting out all over ...” Or was. But not quite the way Rodgers and Hammerstein meant the line in their well-loved song about love in the Spring and the birds and the … more
The Park County Library has wrapped up our Summer Reading Program, but the fun still continues at the Powell Library. I hope everyone had a chance to visit the library table at the Park County Fair. … more
As I visited all of our churches throughout the state on my inaugural “tour de Wyoming,” one of the consistent topics that surfaced was a longing to revitalize our worship — both to … more
My annoyingly proactive dentist office called last week to sweetly inform me, “It’s time for your cleaning, Douglas. Can we set you up for next week?” My first thought was, … more
Mike Enzi was always willing to return a call, which is uncommon for a man in his position. Enzi was a four-term U.S. senator from Wyoming. I covered him when I edited the Powell Tribune from … more
Irina could not keep her eyes on the teacher. Staring beyond the dirty windows of her classroom, she was mesmerized … by snowflakes. A veritable scarcity in the coastal city of Odessa, … more
Bears are not my favorite animal — in fact, I really dislike bears — but I’ll admit we have a lot in common. Bears’ midsections are round and mine is too. Bears have … more
For centuries, Wyoming was part of a vast frontier. Trailblazers survived and adapted to harsh elements to make their lives on this special piece of land. Today, we’re blazing new trials on the … more
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