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Sputnik fascinated us — a rocket blasted a satellite into space! Only it was the Russians who did it. As grade school kids, we worried about atomic war, but this was dreams and science in … more
I was returning from Cody on Sunday in the wake of the storm that blew through Powell.  As I turned off of Coulter I saw many streets were turned into raging rivers. Kayaks had replaced … more
What about those high heels, anyway? Years of wearing them certainly left me with a number of foot problems that I successfully ignored until a broken ankle a few months back. Now, physical therapy … more
Let’s face it: Online shopping is here to stay. In addition to seeing an increase in online sales, we are also seeing an increase in offline sales influenced by what customers search for … more
On this Fourth of July, it was bands, horses, cloggers, warriors, fire trucks, hot cars and the Marine Corps mounted color guard in Cody. Washington, D.C., had flags, fireworks, tanks, bands and the … more
Wyoming citizens are abusing government agencies. That is according to some legislators and other government officials discussing attempts by those who pay the bills — the taxpayers — … more
My wife Nancy hates one of my favorite phrases, where I talk about my “bucket list,” which lists things I want to do before I die. She prefers the term “fun list,” and quit … more
Wyoming’s official nickname is The Equality State. Wyoming has work to do to live up to that moniker. June 10 was Equal Pay Day in Wyoming. It’s the day of the year that represents the … more
I can’t count the number of times I’ve seen the sign. It always seems to be there at the most inopportune time, looming unavoidably like a skyscraper in front of me: “Will Work For … more
Just turn left on the Badger Basin Road and go about 4 or 5 miles,” he said. “It’s the Mountain View Club, surrounded by pine trees; you can’t miss it,” he said. I … more
June 28 was the last day to apply for leftover deer, elk and antelope tags in Wyoming. Everyone, even residents, have to apply for leftover tags. There are limited number of leftover tags … more
We’re the “Equality State,” a name evoked often this year as we look back on 150 years of women having the vote. Me, I love the name, the concept of equality and the challenges … more
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
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