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I spent last week in recovery. I needed it after spending a little over a month back in the Midwest; Minnesota to be more precise. The trip was a welcome respite from the restrictions I felt were … more
This past spring, I noticed that Wyoming’s black-footed ferret is a rock star at the Phoenix Zoo. In fact, you might think the elusive little critter was native to Arizona. Not so. Here is … more
We have lived in Wyoming for 19 years. I was hoping for 30, but last week, my bride and I began another journey. We have moved back to Tennessee. The last 19 years have been a wonderful ride with … more
Everyone does it. Spying, I mean. We don’t necessarily call it that, but we do “keep an eye” on the things that matter to us. If others complain, we have a ready answer, like, … more
President Joe Biden has called domestic terrorism one of the most serious security threats facing America. In June, his National Security Council even issued a strategy to combat it. So why is he … more
A hit piece is an article, documentary, etc. that deliberately tries to make somebody/something look bad by presenting information about them that appears to be true and accurate but actually is not. … more
One day Jesus told his disciples about a special wedding that would someday take place. It was planned to be an evening wedding. Each guest was asked to bring an oil lamp to light the way for the … more
In case you hadn’t noticed, every year the Eiden’s Christmas letter gets later and later, until this year, it’s an epistle for Christmas in July. Lucky you.  If you give it … more
The founders of our state understood the importance of fiscal responsibility and a balanced budget. Our state constitution dictates it, and though it frequently brings challenges, such as the one we … more
Long-term, effective weed management programs, especially for herbicide-resistant weeds, must focus on incorporating as many diverse, effective control methods as possible for the weed in … more
As the weather has turned warmer, many of us are spending less time thinking about politics. That is healthy: we should be enjoying the few months of warmth while we can. There are few places in the … more
Last summer I went through the painful process of installing a sprinkler system at my house. Now, we’ve lived in said house for several years, so I was so excited to finally put away the hoses … more
Good ol’ Richard Pryor, who had me at, “You sure you got the right case?!” in the movie, “Stir Crazy,” could really cap off a story with his talkative eyes. He once … more
Right now, there is a clear path ahead for Liz Cheney, and it does not involve the state of Wyoming. She will deny this. And she may not even believe it now. And for the rest of this year, she … more
Group identity, according to American philosopher Steven Pinker, has a lot to do with our behavior. One of his books, “The Better Angels of Our Nature,” talks about just that. Which set … more
The month of July finds the Park County libraries continuing to be busy, as we finish up summer reading. The Powell Library continues to supply fun activities for all ages as we celebrate Tails … more
Pruning is the art of removing parts of a plant — sometimes drastically enough to make passersby weep — in order for the plant to be healthier and bear more fruit. To the uninitiated, … more
It was a Monday morning so I naturally didn’t have a joyful spirit — similar to how I am on all the other days of the week. As if getting out the door wasn’t awful enough, as I … more
Once my wife Nancy and I reached a certain age, our approach to reading about deaths of folks in the local news services changed. We call it “obituary roulette.” It is not something to … more
The last time I talked to Dale Olson he was busy teaching children how to ride. As president of the Shoshone Back Country Horsemen, he was determined to bring new members to the … more
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