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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
It doesn’t occur to me, as I’m walking into Blair’s hooking an elastic over an ear, that I’ve just masked my facial expressions. The day is warm. People are in short-sleeved … more
Have you ever been scrolling through the various social media websites that you hate but their design is so good you keep coming back just to get angry? I know as we scroll — and see all … more
Sept. 7 started as a normal day. I woke up early on my Labor Day holiday — 5:30 a.m., precisely — to meet one of my friends from college, Julian, in Yellowstone National Park. I … more
It seems like just yesterday I was turning a global shutdown into a positive call-to-arms, walking almost daily. It started with less than a mile and eventually morphed to 3-plus miles at a … more
Wyoming is a vast state, as anyone who lives here or has even driven through here knows. But perhaps not as well-known is the amount of our land that’s utilized by the public, and the … more
Sadly, modern evangelical Christians often take a very narrow view of the Gospel. The good news of our Lord Jesus’ redemption is meant for more than the redemption of our souls. It is meant for … more
We Americans always seem to find some reason to fight among ourselves. As you might expect, this being a presidential election year, we have more than a few reasons to take issue with our neighbors … more
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