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How did they do it?

A couple weeks back, I was in the town of Elk Mountain and a snow squall was making my departure back to Hanna seriously questionable. I guess I have to acknowledge, my trusty white Mazda is not exact...

 
 By David Adler    Opinion    February 24, 2021 

What were they thinking? First principles of American Constitutionalism

"Tis funny about th' constitution," said Mr. Dooley, the legendary, philosophical Irish bartender created by Finley Peter Dunne. "It reads plain, but no wan can undherstant it without an...

 

Ban won't hurt mitigation

Dear Editor A ban on federal oil and gas leasing in Wyoming could indeed push oil and gas companies to lease and develop more state and private land eventually. After 32 years as a habitat and mitigation biologist though, I have to say, concluding...

 

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

 

Public notices must remain accessible

When the Wyoming Legislature reconvenes in March, the perennial battle to keep public notices in Wyoming newspapers will return as well.  On February 4, the Senate Corporation Committee voted 4-1 to advance to the Wyoming Senate legislation that... Full story

 

Parachutes or boots on the ground?

It’s a warm, fall afternoon. Summer doesn’t feel quite over, but school is in session. Students are watching the clock on the wall wishing for it to move faster and end the school day. As the...

 

Kiwanis rink closes

Dear Editor, Platte Valley Kiwanis would like to thank the community and all those who supported our ice skating rink project this winter! The ice rink could not have been possible without generous support from American Legion, Bridge Street...

 

Recognizing women

"... Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels." ~ Ann Richards It's been more than 150 years since Wyoming gave all women the right to vote and... 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

 

Chamber kudos

Dear Editor, It has been six years since I attended an ice fishing derby. This year I volunteered to help with registration Saturday morning. With Stacy Crimmins being the director for so many years, you expect to see a few glitches for a first...

 

Tears for America

It was almost a no-brainer what I was going to write for my column this week. 2020 was tough for me as I know it has been for so many people in the county, state, country and world. I lost my mother i... Full story

 

Yes, Virginia there still is a United States of America

It is the day after January 6, 2021 and I could not sleep no matter how hard I tried. The thoughts and experiences of this past year and then yesterday were way too vivid. Even though my family is in...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    January 6, 2021

Looking towards the future

What does the future of Saratoga look like and who will have a hand in shaping that future? This has been a question that has weighed on my mind in recent years, especially as we see continued growth...

 

The staycation

I am coming off my vacation which started just before the Christmas holidays. It was my first vacation in almost four years. I did have time off about two years back, but that was moving my folk’s b... Full story

 

Three rotations of the Sun

Albert Einstein once said “Time is an illusion” and I don’t think those words have ever been truer than in 2020.  With only one week left in the year, I’m still having trouble wrapping my... Full story

 

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