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Zebra mussels, an aquatic invasive species, were recently found in moss balls sold through Wyoming pet stores. Moss balls are used in aquariums for decoration and water oxygenation. There are three … more
If you ask 50 people what home means, or what home is, you will get 50 answers. But if there is one thing the pandemic has taught us, it is a lot more than four walls. Sure, right now there is a … more
Facing illness, pain, trials and tribulation visits all sooner or later. Sir Isaac Newton, considered the father of modern science, and a bulwark for Christ, said “Trials are medicine which our … more
Quickly time passes. We don’t notice it often as we rarely stop and gain perspective as we are always in a hurry from one job to the next, one sport to the next, or one doldrum to another. … more
A few months ago, the arrival in Wyoming of the first vaccines meant to prevent infection with COVID-19 was exciting. We’d been through some tough times with high case counts, hospitalizations … more
I use a hair product called “Freeze-It” to keep my mop in place and my motto is, “One can never, no not ever, use too much hairspray.” I buy such an abundance, I asked my CPA … more
When a child’s life is lost, it is a tragedy beyond comprehension. Even one child death is too many, but everyone can play a role in preventing these tragedies from occurring.  We must all … more
A great truth that everyone needs to be constantly reminded of in our time and place is that Jesus did not come to free us to sin, but to free us from sin. Sin is anything that falls short of … more
While writing a recent column on women and history, my mind turned toward the determined Powell women who created our library. Thanks to them it is living history and a symbol of all that makes … more
Last month‘s column explained some benefits of establishing a garden from seed. This month I will describe how to identify and resolve common seed-starting problems. In addition, I will explain … more
Our office late last month resembled every other property in Park County that is under renovation. The furniture was crammed where it did not belong, the computers were disconnected from the server … more
This is the opening line of a hymn written by William M. James in 1979 for the United Methodist congregation he was serving in New York. He was a champion of civil rights and he led his congregation … more
I’ve always been a reader.  I can’t help it; it’s in the DNA handed down from my father, so I’m stuck with it. Whenever Dad had a spare minute with nothing going on … more
Recently one of our Northwest College admissions personnel invited a prospective out-of-town student and their parent to visit our campus. When the day came for the visit and not long before their … more
It was during Easter Sunday morning service when I traveled back to a disturbing event nearly 40 years ago. I was in an old pickup truck but couldn’t make out who the driver was or why we were … more
For countless leaders the world over, the time that passed between March 2020 and May 2021 will be remembered as frustrating, exhausting and complicated. For 40 lucky Wyomingites, however, the past … more
Those $1,400 stimulus checks sent by the feds brought people some smiles. The checks accounted for about $410 billion of the entire $1.9 trillion stimulus, according to the Wall Street Journal. After … more
Integrating a diverse weed management program for herbicide-resistant kochia is advantageous. The latest research on herbicide resistance demonstrates that implementing diverse cultural and … more
After arriving in Florida, we stayed with our kids for a few days while setting up the camper. We’d told them early on that we’d be closer to them this year, and they seemed excited, but … more
In just a few months, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department will break ground on an essential project for the Big Horn Basin. We are building a new regional office in Cody, finally replacing an old … more
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