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Dave Bonner

It’s no secret that the Wyoming Legislature has had little appetite for embracing any aspect of the new federal health care law.

Let there be no mistake about it. This newspaper supports rodeo and its reflection of our Western way of life.

For the first time since 2009, both houses of Congress have passed budget resolutions.

Now that sounds cockeyed, but it’s true. The United States Senate had not passed a budget in four years until last week. Prodded by “No Budget, No Pay” directive, both the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate passed non-binding budget resolutions.

Scott George presides over National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

If the first week in office is any indication, it’s going to be a whirlwind year for Scott George, president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.

Start-up Summit ESP has 15 skilled workers already in place

Powell is on the western front of an enterprising initiative, national in scope, to revolutionize one of the fastest growing segments of the multibillion-dollar North American oil production business.

By Wyoming law, the Game & Fish Department recommends hunting and fishing license fees, and the Legislature actually sets the fees.

If you set out to design the perfect sugar beet harvest, the model wouldn’t be far off the real thing that played out in the fall of 2012 in Western Sugar Cooperative’s Lovell Factory District.

Growers and company are smiling at the delivered crop story line of a near record yield, strong sugar content and weather that cooperated for a clean and quick harvest.

The Powell Medical Foundation says thank you very much to the Wyoming State Legislature for a new lease on fundraising life, and, “We’ll take it from here.”

And have they ever!

Wyoming’s entire congressional delegation was in attendance at memorial services for Peggy June Adams Shreve in Cody Friday, a telling tribute to a pioneer legislator in Park County. Peg Shreve died Oct. 27, 2012, in Cody at the age of 85.

Huge beet crop spells early start

In the first week of September, sugar beets were already flying out of the ground in an earlier-than-usual opening to the fall harvest in Western Sugar Company’s Lovell factory district.

By every measure, that’s a good thing.


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