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 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    April 17, 2019 

'Know bodies' read the paper

Nobody reads the paper. While this statement, for the most part, seems to be made without any ill intent—it doesn’t reduce the sting to those who work for a newspaper. It is no secret that the...

 

History leads the future

Sometimes when reading over the national news of our country, I get the feeling we are a place that is ready to explode. Fortunately, because I am a avid reader of history books, I really believe...

 

This is Wyoming. act accordingly

There is a local restaurant that frequently uses the motto: “This is Wyoming. Act accordingly.” While I find that exceedingly amusing, I got to thinking about what exactly that entails. Following...

 

Growing up friends

The world changed for me on the Saturday morning of March 16. I got a phone call from the sister of my friend KC telling me the person I had known since I was 15, had passed on. I have written about K...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    March 20, 2019

Wyoming in script–but off screen

Have you ever noticed that a lot of movies, or television series, that are supposed to take place in Wyoming look a lot like somewhere else? While I may not be a Wyoming native, I still consider the...

 

Are you ready for some (more) FOOTBALL?

Apparently America can’t get enough football. Well, at least the organizers of the new Alliance of American Football think so. The Alliance of American Football (or, because all sports leagues must...

 

It actually is a small world after all

You often hear it is a small world, but I have been blown away a few times by how true this statement really is. I have instances that are amazing. Well, at least I think so. The first time I...

 

Carrying the torch of history

“Virginia Dale had been more successful at another time and place. (Jack) Slade was taken prisoner and plans were to lynch him. The condemned had persuaded his guards to send for his beautiful wife...

 

Wind tax information

Dear Editor, I implore anyone considering supporting a tax increase on Wyoming’s wind-generated electricity to first consider the studies conducted exclusively on wind energy development, taxation, and the renewable energy market and know all the...

 

In government we trust?

How much do you trust the government to police itself? This last election cycle, transparency was a big talking point for everyone from the gubernatorial candidates down to municipal positions. Upon being elected, Governor Mark Gordon even organized...

 

Awards & dinner

At the Feb. 7 Annual Dinner, we were happy announce our annual awards: •VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR-- Bob Lauman •ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR-- Corbett Medical Foundation •EMERGING BUSINESS OF THE YEAR-- Sweet Marie's Mercantile •NEW BUSINESS OF THE...

 

Gaits and gates in 3D

This year, Saratoga Skijoring went 3D. In previous years, there were Novice, Intermediate, and Expert classes a team could enter. A team might enter the “Intermediate” division and have a time...

 

Out of control

Life defining moments are sometimes easy to recognize as they are happening and other instances it takes a little time to realize they occurred. I just had an occasion where I had a life lesson that I...

 

Rampages down Pat

I got a text with a meme in it from a friend the Monday after the Eneffelle division championships were completed last Sunday. It was a photo of Forrest Gump. Above the photo were the words, “and...

 

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