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What do coach Craig Bohl, Jay Novacek and Bob Devaney have in common? All three are human bridges between the state of Nebraska and the University of Wyoming football program. There are many … more
Many of us are looking for ways to stay fit with friends while keeping distance from one another. Wyoming is the perfect place for three-season hiking fitness that is conducive to group social … more
Courage is often thought of as a heroic act. We read stories of heroes facing impossible odds and fearlessly marching through to success. We admire these heroes and wonder how they were brave enough … more
Wouldn’t it be great if there were such a thing as a “tricorder” — you know, that instrument that Bones used to wave over his patients on the old TV series Star Trek to … more
This May marks my fifth anniversary of walking first irrigation water down this land. Today is the first year I’ve truly heard the spring call of a pair of sandhill cranes. I remember being … more
To our community, I first want to extend my sincere gratitude for everyone’s support and understanding as Powell Valley Healthcare has made several changes to our operations during this … more
As I’m writing this, I find myself in a camper on the edge of Yellowstone. We decided to head out and see some of the unique and yet familiar sites of Yellowstone before it’s fully opened … more
This year has been different for everyone, including those hoping for their first chance into the wilds of Yellowstone. For the first year in memory, the park was completely closed to traffic at all … more
Like Gar, our children are all fantastic, but the daughter is the only mountain climber among them, and even her brothers scratch their heads at her feats. She does exercises not meant for mortals, … more
Up until recently, “staying home” was unlikely something hunters, anglers and all types of wildlife enthusiasts did often. That idea runs counter to almost everything we know. Hunters and … more
At a small group event this week, someone commented to my wife that they thought the coronavirus would draw people together. Instead, they said it has driven us apart. One of the remarkable … more
Back in Civics 101, we learned that our American revolution and our experiment in democracy was founded on a then untested idea: citizen voting. The Athenians had tried it on a small scale, my … more
Over the past two months, the nation has engaged in unprecedented shutdowns in an effort to contain the outbreak of COVID-19. After many weeks of economically crippling restrictions and stay-at-home … more
My stint as a tightrope walker lasted a single day, but it’s a day I’ve never forgotten. For Powell kids, the Kindergarten Circus is an exciting, culminating event of the first year of … more
I’m not one to conjecture when the end is near; I’ve been rapture-victimized too many times. The projected date comes and goes, leaving me feeling foolish for my last-minute prep. In the … more
In these uncertain times …” is a refrain that is heard over and over, from radio to TV. Everyone wants you to know that the days we live in seem to be on trembling foundations. I … more
Recently, my wife and I felt like the last people left on Earth at the North Entrance of an empty Yellowstone National Park. Never had we seen the famed 1903 Roosevelt Arch devoid of anyone, even in … more
Forty years of service economy is now showing its ugly face. So much for flipping hamburgers and selling insurance and financial services to each other. — we need to mine things, make things … more
More and more, a lot of us are escaping COVID-19 by reviving some of the old family pleasures we once enjoyed almost exclusively on Sundays — back in the pre-TV, pre-Sunday afternoon football … more
Hank McKinnell of Jackson predicted today’s worldwide pandemic during a speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, 15 years ago.    McKinnell recalls making a joint … more
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