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Last month, the Washington Post ran an article that bizarrely posited that the blackouts in Texas last winter could be avoided in the future with a switch to 100% renewable energy from wind, solar … more
Choosing the leader of a community institution is never easy, but it seems as though the Northwest College Board of Trustees has a clear choice for the college’s next president. Lisa Watson … more
Give credit where credit is due. The renovation of the City of Powell’s Vining Substation is complete, and the project came in on time and close to budget. On a Saturday morning in June … more
We’ve written in this space before that Wyoming should continue allowing voters to change their party affiliation whenever they wish. It just makes sense to allow people to vote for whichever … more
It’s been said that we should “believe the science.” It’s a misguided statement that says science is a set of beliefs that we have a moral obligation to accept. … more
The Olympics aren’t the only thing to watch this winter. While it’s much less made-for-TV, Wyoming lawmakers will convene for a 2022 Budget Session from Monday through March 11. Over … more
The fossil fuel industry, even coal, is seeing some improvement in 2022. No economy grows without affordable energy, and as the economy struggles to rebound from the COVID pandemic, energy demand … more
Members of Congress tend to do pretty well for themselves. According to data analyzed by OpenSecrets in 2020, a majority of the 535 senators and representatives were millionaires. Congressional … more
Here in Wyoming, we don’t take too kindly to government sticking its nose in our business. We value our independence and want to make our own choices. Government tends to do more harm than … more
The COVID-19 pandemic couldn’t have come at a much worse time for the U.S. Census Bureau. Once a decade, the bureau takes a tally of all the people living in the United States at a certain … more
When we collectively closed the book on 2020 and began 2021, there was plenty of optimism that it would be a dramatically improved year. But things didn’t go as we’d hoped. In a recent … more
This month on Twitter, Elon Musk got into a public and heated exchange with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. Musk, who is currently the richest man on Earth, was honored as Time Magazine’s Person … more
Congress has a golden opportunity to make the federal judiciary more accessible to the public.  A bill now making its way through the U.S. Senate, the Open Courts Act of 2021, would, among … more
The death toll from last week’s tornadoes in Kentucky is around 74, Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday, but it could climb higher as more than 100 people are still unaccounted for.  As is … more
In an unwelcome turn of events, the Cody airport recently learned it’s set to lose seasonal flights to Salt Lake City in 2022. It’s a significant loss for Yellowstone Regional Airport, as … more
You don’t have to like the taste of road-killed meat to appreciate some new state regulations that will allow citizens to collect carcasses along Wyoming’s roads and highways. While the … more
Last month, the Northwest College Board of Trustees took up the topic of the college’s transformation and rebranding. Compared to the exuberant discussions of past meetings, the conversation … more
While many residents welcome the arrival of the Christmas season, it isn’t the most wonderful time of the year for everyone. For some, the holidays can bring stress, anxiety and depression. … more
As a general rule, if you run across a website promising an easy cash reward, you should click away and maybe scan your device for viruses. But here’s a safe one that’s worth checking … more
Following a COVID vaccine mandate issued by the Biden administration, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) warned providers that they would lose their federal funding unless their … more
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