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ATVs and UTVs (utility vehicles) are just a way of life anymore. They are so prevalent one must keep a sharp eye out for them, even in town. Injuries and deaths associated with ATVs have increased … more
As you prepare for the celebration of the Fourth of July, I want to give you something to think about. Getting with family and eating hot dogs, grilling hamburgers, and shooting off fireworks are all … more
Nearly three decades ago, two young girls began to exchange letters, beginning a friendship despite being separated by many miles. Recently the two girls, now in the 40s, met each other in person for … more
One of our printing customers includes the following observation just above the signature line on all his emails: “To say you don’t need newspapers because you’ve got the internet … more
As I approached the covered porch, I saw lines of dusty cowboy boots. Inside was a maze of denim-clad riders, sporting big silver belts and sweat-stained hats. They belonged to 12 young people, … more
It’s natural to want to help wildlife when we believe them to be hurt or left behind. If you see an animal that appears to be injured, do not approach or try to capture the animal as it can … more
This past Sunday was Holy Trinity Sunday or we could say, God Sunday. This is the only Sunday in the church calendar that marks a concept, not a person or event. Three in one and one in … more
The Powell Branch Library ... is totally inadequate to provide service to the estimated 11,719 population in the Powell area.” And, “There is no part of the current facility that has … more
Our nation and our state were founded on principles of volunteer service, self-sacrifice and courage, principles instilled in me at a young age. They ignite a passion in the American soul and inspire … more
I had a good laugh over something I read in the news recently. At least I did until I realized what the item says about Americans, and I decided it wasn’t so funny after all. The item was … more
Fraud against those age 50 and over is a massive problem, especially schemes that use the internet. One common internet fraud is a technical-support scheme. In these schemes, a criminal convinces … more
Courage is something we often wish we possessed more of. Sometimes, when you least expect it, God brings circumstances into your life to inspire you to be courageous for him. It was a Friday … more
June 10, 2019 was Wyoming’s Equal Pay Day. Equal Pay Day marks the date symbolizing how far into the year women must work in order to earn what men earned in the previous year. The day is … more
Perhaps it was the shared experience of living through the blizzard of ’49 together that turned the camp from ... well a camp, as in a temporary way-station ... into a community. more
I write this Perspectives column from the table of my late father’s house. About four months ago, my grandmother and my father, who both fearlessly loved the Lord, went to heaven suddenly the … more
I seem to have been a bit lax in my duty to the readers of this column this year. To put it simply, ever since the calendar rolled to a new year, I haven’t written my usual number of essays … more
I could feel my heart quickening with every step as I searched for my missing child that April morning. After being startled awake by the sound of his younger brother calling to me, I had run hither … more
You don’t hear hilarious catch-lines like, “Sock it to me,” anymore. Nor will you hear “You bet your sweet bippy” or “Vedddy interesting.” Time-honored … more
Jan. 3, 1949, was around 70 years ago. I had just turned 9 and, while events of the next three days merge in my memory, the first minute or two after waking up that Monday morning could have happened … more
I have always been a drug-free person. At least I used to be such a person, before myeloma and diabetes caught up with me a few years ago. Between the two conditions, I am ingesting a frightening … more
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