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Two weeks ago, I began my annual Christmas music marathon — an attempt to listen to all the Christmas music in my library during the last two weeks before Christmas. One of the first things I … more
Things I once thought Wyoming Republicans believed in: states rights; rule of law; and the U.S. Constitution. But here we are. Most of Park County delegation to the state legislature — Tim … more
I picked up a line from one of my fellow shepherds that often helps me keep things in perspective: “I have seen a big deal and this ain’t it.” This is true in reference to so … more
We’re winding down a stressful year and Gar would know; he’s had 12 months in a long accumulation of months, with you know who. Christmas is first and foremost when we celebrate our … more
About a week before my 24th birthday, I got a phone call from Dave Bonner, offering me a position at my hometown newspaper. I had just returned from a seven-month stint abroad, and I wasn’t … more
Many a night I’m reminded of the Everly Brothers singing so eloquently, “Whenever I want you, all I have to do is dreeeeam.” Gary Wright crooned it to another level with, “I … more
Is your crop management hindering or benefiting herbicide resistance? Is changing herbicide chemistry the only weapon available to combat herbicide resistance? The latest research from the University … more
In 2017 my husband talked me into riding the “Route of the Hiawatha,” a Rail-to-Trail mountain bike path that straddles the Montana/Idaho border. I’m not a biker, but the … more
I recently saw a greeting card with a young girl on the front reading a recipe and frowning. The caption read, “What the #&$*is cumin?” My sentiments exactly. I hope … more
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
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