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In this especially contentious election year, there is one thing on which we should all agree. Voting has never been more important than it is today. Whether you believe things have got to change … more
Wyoming’s gigantic backyard — 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 … more
October is breast cancer awareness month, a time when we try to bring attention to the facts about breast cancer. It is also a time to try to dispel myths and inaccurate thoughts / beliefs about … more
Consider this round two of me whining about my broken wrist. It’s a massive inconvenience and I find myself avoiding public places due to everyone asking me what I did. What “I” … more
The election is only a month away, so it’s time to put in my 2 cents worth concerning how people should vote. If you have been reading these columns for any length of time, you are no doubt … more
This is an article that I did a year ago, but I really feel like it would be good to return to this topic due to the state of our nation right now.  Have you noticed the climate of our … more
It is a difficult time to be a newspaperman or woman. It is also, with perhaps the exception of national crisis or war, the most important time to be in this business. Back in the days of World … more
It was while I was spreading my second slice of butter bread to accompany my spaghetti — thumbing my nose at all the keto mumbo jumbo — I thought of my late father, Alfred P. Blough. Ma … more
The United States is truly a land of opportunities for all, regardless of race, age, and socioeconomic background — and I am a living testament to that. I came to the U.S. after I had lost … more
When I was a kid there was a movie called, “Hook.” I loved this movie growing up because it was a fun adaptation of the great “Peter Pan” story. There’s a scene in the … more
How many of you would agree with the following statement? “Park County should have uncontrolled suburban spread.” Very few, I suspect. Even fewer would say we want to see our major … more
September is National Workforce Development Month, and on Sept. 14, Wyoming’s own Sen. Mike Enzi co-introduced the bipartisan resolution introducing this important designation. “The … more
When you live in Wyoming, you become accustomed to swings in temperature. However, our plants do not adjust as well. A drop in temperature will cause photosynthesis (food production) and respiration … more
I have been praying that the 2020 harvest will be successful for everyone, especially American farmers. The new coronavirus has changed our world, but we must remember that the creator of the … more
I vividly remember watching news accounts of the Columbine shootings in 1999. As a middle school student at the time, it felt too close to home, and left me wondering, what would I do in such a … more
America’s economy has been hamstrung by COVID-19 and revitalizing it must be the essential mission of the next administration. Key to that recovery is the need to explore and responsibly … more
How are we to make sense of the tumultuous days that we are living in?  If someone had told you a year ago that within the next 12 months there would be a worldwide pandemic that would infect … more
Small business owners are some of the strongest, most resilient people you will ever meet. They know what it’s like to take risks, work hard, make tough decisions, and turn a profit to benefit … more
Skunks are small, but they can be smelly! The reason skunks smell bad is because of a gland under their tail that produces and sprays their stink. The stinky spray is an oily liquid primarily made … more
According to my son, the biology major, what I call a bark beetle is actually a big, ugly Sawyer beetle with long black antennas. Like I care what he says; they’ve always been bark beetles to … more
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