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Too often, partisan rancor in Washington prevents Congress from doing big, important things. But no matter the headlines, there is always an opportunity for folks who are willing to work in a … more
As I contemplated what would be the subject of this column over the past week, it became clear in the last 48 hours. In response to the devastating and destructive shootings within 24 hours in the … more
The signature moment in the career of Forest Ranger Hiram “Doc” Smith involved 2,000 nudist hippies who invaded Wyoming back in 1973. Smith was the most effective District Ranger that … more
Grim news from the local employment front with the closing of Shopko and Cody Labs — not to mention the layoffs and position reductions at Northwest College — returns my attention to our … more
The county fair is an event that many look forward to and is certainly one of the grand marks of summer. The fair stirs our senses, pulling up past nostalgic memories and encouraging the making of … more
Well, summer is approximately half over now, and my wife and I have already experienced the high point of the season — the biennial reunion of the cousins. Every two years, our son’s … more
Wyoming residents don’t pay much in taxes. According to the Wyoming Taxpayers Association, the average Wyomingite receives about $27,000 a year in public services while paying only $3,000 in … more
Northwest College is lucky to call Park County home. We live in an amazing place. We are all neighbors who care about each other, the future of our children and this great county. While NWC has … more
I became a 4-H member the summer I was 9 years old. The rule said you had to be 10, but my birthday wasn’t until October so they made an exception. It was 1957 and I was the youngest … more
Simply Hungry” read the sign the man was holding. While visiting in another town my wife and I were heading to get an ice cream treat. Passing by the man looking unkempt, many thoughts … more
Wow, is it summer already? Well, maybe … and soon it will be fall. I hope all the folks in Powell are planning and scurrying around to enjoy as much of the season as possible. At the city … more
Two recent guest columns lamented what is called Wyoming’s Equal Pay Day. June 10 was the symbolic date a woman must work into the following year in order to make as much as a man made the … more
Sputnik fascinated us — a rocket blasted a satellite into space! Only it was the Russians who did it. As grade school kids, we worried about atomic war, but this was dreams and science in … more
I was returning from Cody on Sunday in the wake of the storm that blew through Powell.  As I turned off of Coulter I saw many streets were turned into raging rivers. Kayaks had replaced … more
What about those high heels, anyway? Years of wearing them certainly left me with a number of foot problems that I successfully ignored until a broken ankle a few months back. Now, physical therapy … more
Let’s face it: Online shopping is here to stay. In addition to seeing an increase in online sales, we are also seeing an increase in offline sales influenced by what customers search for … more
On this Fourth of July, it was bands, horses, cloggers, warriors, fire trucks, hot cars and the Marine Corps mounted color guard in Cody. Washington, D.C., had flags, fireworks, tanks, bands and the … more
Wyoming citizens are abusing government agencies. That is according to some legislators and other government officials discussing attempts by those who pay the bills — the taxpayers — … more
My wife Nancy hates one of my favorite phrases, where I talk about my “bucket list,” which lists things I want to do before I die. She prefers the term “fun list,” and quit … more
Wyoming’s official nickname is The Equality State. Wyoming has work to do to live up to that moniker. June 10 was Equal Pay Day in Wyoming. It’s the day of the year that represents the … more
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