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Thanks to the coronavirus epidemic currently sweeping the world, I have decided I’ll be in quarantine for a while. I’m not really sure how much danger I’m in, but I am among … more
The headlines are starting to shift a little, but the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, still dominates the news and probably our minds. Fear and anxiety tend to reign as we consider questions like: Does … more
I personally and professionally have struggled with how to think about the novel 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Let me share with you where I am with COVID-19: It is a real pandemic; our … more
While Wyoming often prides itself on being isolated from the mainstream, it is certainly not immune to all the world health scares. There is much confusion and concern surrounding COVID-19, or the … more
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, a series of talks at the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area is highlighting the benefits of public lands. It’s a worthy cause. But as Earth … more
Effective law enforcement almost always involves good partnerships. From local cops on the beat to federal agents investigating trans-national drug trafficking organizations, collaboration at all … more
Childhood memories take me back to when my sister and I loved to go to our grandmother Yomi’s house on Fridays after school. We watched “Andy Griffith” and “Bonanza” … more
We found our way to Mountain Shadows Presbyterian Church USA in Oro Valley, Arizona, on Sunday morning last. For a brief moment, we joined their choir. What? Like good Wyomingites, Sue and I … more
This is the continuing saga of our adventure going south for the winter. The first night, we stayed in the camper at a truck stop where it was 11 degrees outside and equivalent inside. We could … more
Northwest College reports a reduced enrollment, lower staff pay, a big contraction in course offerings, empty housing and an ailing student union. But as my mother used to say, “one man’s … more
Years ago, I picked up a book titled “Christless Christianity.” The book’s cover had a picture of the Last Supper with Jesus blotted out. This was rather intriguing to me. What … more
Farmers, the clock is ticking — March 15 is the LAST day to make what is likely one of the most important business decisions you will make for your farming operation this year. If you have … more
I am thankful for my life. That statement comes from someone who has survived her fair share of obstacles. more
This column has been a long time coming. I began working on it a bit over a week ago, and have started over four or maybe five times.  I’ve stayed up late working on it and I’ve … more
February is a month dedicated to love, and there are many saints’ feast days that point to God’s love for his children. Perhaps the most famous saint is Saint Valentine, celebrated on … more
Gar hates winter and has wanted to get out of it since the day we met. I’ve ignored his grumbling because, for one thing, he’s had a job and for another, I like to eat. One bleak day … more
The UW Board of Trustees was faced with a very difficult decision about whether to enter into a new three-year employment agreement with former President Laurie Nichols. According to the public … more
Writing about Northwest College and esports got me thinking about the academic end of what is, after all, a huge industry (worth around $1.5 billion in 2019). What, I wondered, must our youth learn … more
Everyone wants to be known as tolerant. But what does that mean? The concept of “tolerance” has undergone a drastic shift in definition over the last several decades. It used to be that … more
There’s something wonderful hiding in plain sight, right under your noses here in Powell. This “something” is a commodity which Nebraskans in York, Kearney, Lincoln and who knows … more
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