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In 1944, Army Air Corps pilots stationed on the island of New Guinea were looking for possible sites for an additional air strip on the island when they found a large river valley in a place that … more
Our middle son seems to be a natural fisherman. I’m not sure where he got his passion or skill, because I know next to nothing about fishing, really. He simply loves it. Well, he loves being at … more
As we celebrate the birth month of our nation, I’m still writing about it — even though July is half over — because it turns out, the signers of the Declaration of Independence … more
Quite frankly, I no longer have any idea of what “the truth” is on almost any subject ... or any subject that interests our president, anyway. Then, I had a moment of resignation. I … more
America is starting to recover from its coronavirus-induced coma. The economy added nearly 5 million jobs in June — our largest-ever monthly jobs gain. Businesses small and large are waking … more
During our “free time” this spring, our family took it upon itself to go explore different places around Powell. Some of these places I had not been to in a long time. I’m talking … more
Recently we all enjoyed our most significant summer holiday in America. The Fourth of July has a lot of things going for it, but there are exceptions: ruined vision, melted digits, tortured pets … more
Food insecurity is a largely invisible problem, most typically experienced within the privacy of a home or kept an uncomfortable secret in a school setting. Walk into any grocery store in Wyoming … more
I had no prior connections to Wyoming before moving here. Other than a family trip to Yellowstone as a child, the state didn’t have much significance to me or my family. Or so I thought. … more
As with the country as a whole, Wyoming is in an economic downturn. The dual impacts of reduced productivity from COVID-19 and the broader decline of the fossil fuel markets have resulted in … more
We’ve been hearing the word “narrative” come up quite a bit as of late. We hear quite frequently, “It didn’t fit the narrative” and “The media has a … more
As we poke our heads above ground to survey the damage visited on our shores by the coronavirus, it is imperative that we move forward with an intelligent, focused, and effective plan of action for … more
It’s been 244 years since we’d had about enough of Britain telling us what to do. I realize why I’m a true patriot and our founders were my people — I can’t stand being … more
This is not the time to be thinking about a gap year. It is financially advantageous to get a college or post secondary education as early as possible. If one does the necessary math, the gap year … more
I wear a mask — a medical-type mask or a homemade mask or a nice commercially made COVID-19 mask. I am masked whenever I am not at my Cody home, or in the car commuting or my pastor’s … more
“How are you today, sweetie?” “What can I get you, darling?” “How would you like a seat by the window, young lady?” My friends and I, mostly over the age … more
On June 18, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department announced the results of their limited quota hunting lottery. The night before the annual announcements must seem like Christmas Eve to many resident … more
The political left is quick to blame U.S. air emissions for both the severity of the coronavirus pandemic and climate change. China is the primary culprit for both, and the Chinese Communist Party is … more
As we navigate trying times in the wake of COVID-19, we must embrace vision in order to beef up Wyoming’s economy. We have a rare opportunity to diversify by adding value to agriculture and … more
She wasn’t the first and I’m certain not the last but, to Jesus, she was the reason he’d left heaven with the adoration of an innumerable host of angels, to come to this earth, live … more
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