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 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    March 24, 2021

Is it time for bold action in the Cowboy State?

Even though the idea of Wyoming spending a billion dollars on a gigantic swath of land had some of us scratching our heads about one year ago – well, at least you had to give the project (and Govenor Mark Gordon) high marks for bold imagination. Th...

 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    March 3, 2021

Modern Wyoming parable: Who moved my severance tax cheese?

Wyoming’s current economic situation reminds me of the famous business book Who Moved My Cheese? After living off severance taxes from the energy industry for half a century, the Cowboy State is enduring a time when the state is trying to maintain...


Dumb idea with bad timing: canceling  newspaper published legal notices

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 Cheyenne.  Wyoming citizens should be both outraged at this... Full story


Tired of plague and politics?  How about some good news! 

Enough already. Enough about politics. Enough about the deadly virus. Enough about complaining. Today, folks, this column will be totally devoted to GOOD NEWS. And there is plenty of it. First of all, the days are getting longer. Our long winter of...


Liz Cheney puts Trump in her rear-view mirror

The shocking sight of Wyoming’s lone U. S. Representative voting to impeach President Donald Trump was devastating to thousands of Cowboy State residents. Wyoming supported Trump to a larger extent than any other state, with more than 70% of its... Full story


Here are some ideal Wyoming-themed Christmas gifts

Okay, it’s Christmas and it’s time to buy gifts.  The year 2020 has been so difficult to Wyoming business people, it just seemed to make sense for us to reach out and support Wyoming-made products.  Here are some suggestions from some friends... Full story


Emotions running high about potential COVID-19 restrictions

It looks like a whole lot of people in Wyoming are fired up about the recent spike in COVID-19 cases and deaths here in the Cowboy State. Gov. Mark Gordon was about as emotional and angry as we have seen him during his press conference Nov. 13. He... Full story


Cowboy state outback took a beating during the summer

Wyoming’s gigantic back yard—its national forests and wilderness areas—took a mighty beating this summer as Americans tried to escape from urban areas and get away from the scourge of the COVID-19 virus. From one end of Wyoming to the other,... Full story


Four women in headlines after Wyoming primary elections

National history concerning women was made in Wyoming last Tuesday – and it occurred on the 100th anniversary of national suffrage for women. You just cannot make this up. The four major party candidates for U. S. Senator and U. S. Representative... Full story

 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    July 1, 2020

Covid destroying Wyoming traditions

Wyoming, in several ways, has been forever changed. The new systems and techniques put into place during the last 100 days will continue on into the future, I predict. The biggest things will be state wide meetings being held with Zoom, distance... Full story

 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    June 3, 2020

In the COVID-19 era, what on earth do you advise to 2020 graduates?

Wow, what on earth would you say to a graduate this year about his or her future? Here in the age of COVID-19, there is more uncertainty now than any time during my lifetime.  With 33,000,000 Americans out of work, these are bigger joblessness...

 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    May 27, 2020

With restrictions easing, the tourists are coming

With energy and ag experiencing tough times, this was the year that tourism was going to help the Wyoming economy soar. And then came the COVID-19 pandemic. For the first time in our lifetimes, the whole world shut down. Wyoming is a destination...

 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    May 6, 2020

So, what will you remember about the Pandemic of 2020?

As a journalist, covering the pandemic has been possibly the biggest story of my life. That is the main thing I will remember about this crazy period. I reached out to some other interesting folks and asked them what they will remember: World...

 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    April 15, 2020

Thank you to our heroes in the age of COVID-19

Face it, we are living in unusual times. Probably the craziest times of our lives. The COVID-19 coronavirus has turned our personal lives, our towns, our state, our country and our world upside down. Folks that we all took for granted just three...

 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    April 1, 2020

Keeping news outlets alive during this Coronavirus era

The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated – famous quote by Mark Twain concerning American press reports of his demise while on a speaking tour in Europe in 1897. And like Mark Twain, reports of the death of media are also wildly...

 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    March 4, 2020

Tourism is runaway success story for the Cowboy State

During the course of my business career, our companies have published and distributed over four million magazines promoting tourism in the Cowboy State. My first magazine was started in 1970 called Big Mountain Country that sang the praises for my... Full story


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