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It’s election time again. Once again, we face the task of choosing the leaders of our local and state governments, as well as our representatives in Washington. That’s a tough job, … more
One of the Park County Commission candidates, speaking at the first campaign forum, said something to the effect that you can’t do anything about kids leaving the county and the state. … more
If you haven’t heard, Taylor Swift abandoned her neutrality on politics over the weekend and announced to the world on Instagram that she was an ultra-liberal, left-wing, Hillary Clinton-loving … more
We live in the best place on earth.” Or is it, “… the last best place on earth?” Either way, I’m betting we all feel it’s true. A lot of our reasons for saying … more
A few weeks ago, I was off duty at home in my backyard and was talking to a officer who was working his shift. The officer got a call of a welfare check on one of our senior citizens who had not been … more
My wife and I were shocked one day last week when we opened our mail. Well, maybe shocked is too strong. It was more like we were a little surprised, but the surprise was a bit magnified because … more
Today’s title could easily have been, “Honey, We Need to Talk,” or “It’s Not Me, GOP; It’s You.” I’m ending this toxic relationship via this public … more
Being in my mid-40s and overweight, concerns about my health — especially the risk of heart attack and stroke — are to be expected, especially since I was diagnosed with atrial … more
When I was in school, I learned all sorts of facts that my teachers called history. At the same time, I began to learn that some of those facts might not be true, thanks to one of those … more
It seems that our fair state did something strange last week. When Wyoming Republicans rejected the candidate who had the support of President Donald Trump, we were the first voters in the nation … more
How far is too far when it comes to punishing people for making inappropriate remarks? We might have gotten our answer on Friday, when Lilly Diabetes pulled its sponsorship of Conor Daly’s … more
I suppose many of you readers of this column have been wondering why I have failed to pontificate on Wyoming’s primary election, which happens next Tuesday. Or maybe it hasn’t crossed … more
I can’t believe you would do this again,” Jess heaves during a rest stop, five seconds after our last rest stop. I can’t, either. “I must’ve blocked it out,” … more
There has been considerable change in the world since I first began to store up information in my memory banks. The data collection probably started sometime after D-Day, but for the first two or … more
Hole No. 4 no longer has Doug Blough to kick around. The curse of the par-3, God-forsaken, rattlesnake-waitin’, triple bogie-baitin’ short drive into hell has been broken. I beat the … more
It seems like only yesterday that critics were taking aim at President Barack Obama for something he said to other world leaders. Supposedly, he had been traveling around the world, blaming the U.S. … more
Those of you who read this column have probably guessed that one of my favorite things about living in northwest Wyoming is being just a short drive from Yellowstone National Park — and that I … more
Since the New Year, I’d been simultaneously looking forward to and freaking out about June. The beginning of June brought the Wyoming Writers Conference in Dubois, and the month closed with … more
Eighteen years ago today (Thursday), I made my first foray into the world of journalism. On July 12, 2000, I reported for my first day of work at the Daily American Republic in my hometown of … more
The goofiness that infects our political life here in the Home of the Brave just won’t go away. The most recent evidence of that goofiness began when the owner of a restaurant in Virginia, … more
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