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In wrapping up 2019, I kept thinking about 1999 and how Y2K was going to be “the end” of us all. Now, here we are, 20 years later (with more gigabytes on our phones than our computers … more
As one of your representatives to the board of trustees of Northwest College, I have recently been approached by several members of this community. The comments are usually directed to the question … more
Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it.” It’s a great phrase and came to mind because I’ve talked to too many people who’ve never been inside our local … more
This is a story about Wyoming’s near future, though it takes place in Arizona. Entering Page, Arizona, the plan was to ask one question of 10 people: “With the closing of the … more
I was actually running in the Boston Marathon! If someone would have told me five years ago I would run a marathon, let alone qualify for Boston, I would not have believed them. But here I was! As … more
About now, most of us are wondering why we told anyone our New Year’s resolutions — that we were gonna lose weight, quit smoking, be nicer, keep the laundry done, stop eating sugar, take … more
With the dawn of a new year, we naturally look to the future and express our hopes and expectations for the coming year. Now is a good time to do the same for Wyoming politics, as our state’s … more
Few moments in life feel perfect. But on a warm September afternoon, with golden light shining through the trees along a calm creek, everything felt perfect as I watched my best friend marry the love … more
The year 2019 will go into the Cowboy State’s history books for a great many reasons — many of them not very pretty. One big example was Wyoming’s normally benign highways turned … more
Failed Democratic presidential candidate and Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee is abusing the Clean Water Act and taking energy projects hostage. Instead of protecting the environment, he is playing … more
On Dec. 27, a radio voice announced that “Christmas is over!” Wait just a minute here. For many churches, Christmastide does not end until the 12th day of Christmas arrives with the 12 … more
So it wasn’t an ESPN bowl game. That didn’t matter to fans of the University Wyoming and Georgia State University football teams who squared off Dec. 31 in the Arizona Bowl at Tucson. … more
“There oughtta be a law!” You hear that often enough. But, wait! There is a law or 10 or 50 or 50 million. Last year our Republican-dominated Wyoming Legislature gave us 200 more. … more
The story of our country is often told by the decades that define it. With the end of this decade so close at hand, it can often be tempting to imagine what the last 10 years will be remembered for. … more
This week, we enter a new decade. It is a time of reflection for most of us as we look back while pushing forward. In 2010, I was happily married to an excellent man, worked at John Hinckley … more
Following Christmas, holiday flowers and plants may continue to brighten your home. But what you may not know is the meaning behind popular Christmas plants. From ancient to contemporary times, the … more
Ready or not, 2020 is here. I have a suggestion for you as we begin this new year in our community. We often make resolutions for a new year. We set goals. We make plans. William Booth founded … more
As Christmas approaches this year, there are a lot of Nativity scenes that people are looking at. more
If I might say a word about the cheery, uplifting Christmas song, “Baby it’s Cold Outside” the PC Police are ruining … “HUMBUG!” more
Don’t we all get a sappy, schmaltzy grin on our face whenever we think of an old-fashioned Christmas? We see those big Belgians trotting up the lane, clouds of steam rising from their nostrils. … more
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