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First, there was the hunting misfire some 30 years ago. Now, the setback from the coronavirus. And what is the connection to Wyoming Cowboy football? Let me be clear: There was none in the … more
On a recent out-of-town trip for a high school athletic tournament, I had an interesting interaction. As I got on the hotel elevator, I noticed someone walking up to the elevator behind me. When he … more
In the United States, 30 million adults ages 18 and older are living with diabetes and 84 million contend with prediabetes. And the numbers are growing. That makes this an important public health … more
My name is Dr. Vishwanath Pattan and I am the medical director of endocrinology at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. Endocrinology is the study of hormones, and as an endocrinologist I treat patients … more
How many mountains proclaim what they are by including the descriptive noun “mountain” in their name? That’s mostly a rhetorical question. In general, I’d guess, not many. … more
At the end of September, Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon called for the modernization of the federal Endangered Species Act in Washington, D.C., at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Environment and … more
Grace: This is the word that continues to ruminate in my thoughts these days. There are so many challenges in our world today. We continue to face struggles as well as blessings and how we treat each … more
What a stressful year 2020 has been for all of us. In one 24-hour period, I found out that a relative contracted COVID-19 and that two other relatives narrowly survived layoffs that happened because … more
I’ve spent many sleepless nights of my life overly excited before the opening of deer season. Dreams of drop tines and Boone and Crockett Club-sized racks run through my head on never-ending … more
I once read, “In marriage all the seams are tested. To make it work, you must learn to row as one.” I’m pretty sure Gar never got that memo. There’d been a check on the … more
In our short stint here in Wyoming, we have begun to enjoy some of the benefits of residency. Of course, before the family joined me, I took advantage of being so close to Yellowstone and spent a day … more
When my children were little, they loved the season of Advent because the first Sunday after Thanksgiving we got our Advent wreath out and they got to light a candle every day and pray as they … more
My neighbor Nick and I got to talking the other night about Wyoming’s budget problems. With COVID and the coal industry’s collapse, the governor said the state might start abandoning … more
Wyoming is at an unavoidable crossroads. Due to the collapse of mineral revenues, our future will not be anything like our past. Coal mining was once part of Wyoming’s identity, but this phase … more
Who would have guessed last February that come Thanksgiving we’d not only still be fighting the coronavirus but that it would be worse than ever? As I write this, I just heard Gov. Mark Gordon … more
Small Business Saturday is a relatively new American tradition. While Black Friday has been an informal holiday for more than 60 years, it wasn’t until 2010 that the Saturday after Thanksgiving … more
Are you dreading the holidays this year? Losses can be compounded during times that are supposed to be filled with joy. My heart is grieved to think of the festive coziness of holidays overshadowed … more
My hat’s off to folks who willingly get up at 4:30 a.m., gladly eat cold sandwiches, and joyfully puff and pant and sweat and swear. You’re not my people. Gar and I hunted from the … more
The coronavirus pandemic has laid much of the American economy on its back — but a bright spot made the disaster less crippling than it might have been. That is the Paycheck Protection Program, … more
Allow me to state what’s probably obvious at this point: College football is a mess this year. In the pastime’s 151-year history, there has never been a stranger season. Due to … more
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