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I write today to offer my opinion on recent legislation before Congress. H.R. 1, legislation monikered deceptively as the “For The People Act,” sets a dangerous precedent for the … more
Iconic wildlife. Famous geysers. Majestic landscapes. These are things that likely come to mind when you think of Yellowstone National Park. You probably don’t think about something as mundane … more
Zebra mussels, an aquatic invasive species, were recently found in moss balls sold through Wyoming pet stores. Moss balls are used in aquariums for decoration and water oxygenation. There are three … more
Facing illness, pain, trials and tribulation visits all sooner or later. Sir Isaac Newton, considered the father of modern science, and a bulwark for Christ, said “Trials are medicine which our … more
A few months ago, the arrival in Wyoming of the first vaccines meant to prevent infection with COVID-19 was exciting. We’d been through some tough times with high case counts, hospitalizations … more
When a child’s life is lost, it is a tragedy beyond comprehension. Even one child death is too many, but everyone can play a role in preventing these tragedies from occurring.  We must all … more
Recently one of our Northwest College admissions personnel invited a prospective out-of-town student and their parent to visit our campus. When the day came for the visit and not long before their … more
For countless leaders the world over, the time that passed between March 2020 and May 2021 will be remembered as frustrating, exhausting and complicated. For 40 lucky Wyomingites, however, the past … more
In just a few months, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department will break ground on an essential project for the Big Horn Basin. We are building a new regional office in Cody, finally replacing an old … more
As we come to the end of Women’s History Month, it is a perfect time for people in Wyoming to stop and reflect on our state’s unique contributions to that history. More than any other … more
This country dedicated the first day of spring to celebrate and honor American farmers and America’s agricultural sector, perhaps because this country was started by farmers and ranchers. As … more
When government fails, it’s the rare public official who says, “Oops. My fault.” That’s human nature, particularly for officials in the public eye who may have to run for … more
As we brave our way through a Wyoming winter, let’s talk about things cold and icy — like glaciers. Wyoming is home to the largest glacier in the Rocky Mountains and the second-largest … more
Wyoming lawmakers have long argued that the state cannot afford to update its Medicaid program to cover low-income residents. They say it’s just too expensive. It would be a “waste of … more
March is National Reading Month and there isn’t a better way to celebrate than to visit the library. Park County Libraries have fun things happening at all of the libraries. March kicked off … more
Early on the morning of Jan. 22, 1992, at the Wyoming State Penitentiary in Rawlins, Mark Hopkinson was strapped into a gurney to be executed by lethal injection. He was pronounced dead at 12:57 a.m. … more
In 1976, three years before she became Prime Minister of England, Margaret Thatcher said, in an interview, “The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s … more
Using both tight budgets and a COVID pandemic as excuses, the dumb idea of limiting printed public notices in Wyoming newspapers has reared its ugly head again in the Legislature in … more
For decades, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department has stood out for our ability to successfully manage wildlife on the same shared landscape on which mineral development occurs. We’ve done this … more
Last Congress, Senate Democrats and Republicans proved we can work together on several issues — including protecting our environment. As chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, … more
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