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March is National Reading Month and there isn’t a better way to celebrate than to visit the library. Park County Libraries have fun things happening at all of the libraries. March kicked off … more
Early on the morning of Jan. 22, 1992, at the Wyoming State Penitentiary in Rawlins, Mark Hopkinson was strapped into a gurney to be executed by lethal injection. He was pronounced dead at 12:57 a.m. … more
In 1976, three years before she became Prime Minister of England, Margaret Thatcher said, in an interview, “The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s … more
Using both tight budgets and a COVID pandemic as excuses, the dumb idea of limiting printed public notices in Wyoming newspapers has reared its ugly head again in the Legislature in … more
For decades, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department has stood out for our ability to successfully manage wildlife on the same shared landscape on which mineral development occurs. We’ve done this … more
Last Congress, Senate Democrats and Republicans proved we can work together on several issues — including protecting our environment. As chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, … more
Victim’s testimony, a time-honored part of the American criminal prosecution process, has sent thousands of Wyoming offenders to prison. But justice is not advanced when, years later, crime … more
The Park County Libraries are here for you. 2020 was a year like no other and 2021 seems to be continuing on that same path, but here at the Park County Library we are excited to continue to be your … more
It’s always good to have friends willing to lend a hand during tough times and that is essentially the role of Wyoming’s long-term care ombudsman. The ombudsman serves as an advocate for … more
As vaccine-laden trucks roll across the United States, it is impossible to miss the vital role that scientific research has played in the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The tiny vials of … more
College enrollment numbers, whether a two-year community college or a four-year institution, are significantly down across the United States. NWC is no exception. Competition for students has … more
One of my favorite books is J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. I recently watched the movie adaptation again, which also happens to be one of my favorite movies. Of course, there are no … more
Just days after the Dec. 8 Wyoming’s Joint Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resource (TRW) committee meeting, Sen. Ogden Driskill posted the following note on Facebook: “I have … more
Is your crop management hindering or benefiting herbicide resistance? Is changing herbicide chemistry the only weapon available to combat herbicide resistance? The latest research from the University … more
On a recent out-of-town trip for a high school athletic tournament, I had an interesting interaction. As I got on the hotel elevator, I noticed someone walking up to the elevator behind me. When he … more
In the United States, 30 million adults ages 18 and older are living with diabetes and 84 million contend with prediabetes. And the numbers are growing. That makes this an important public health … more
My name is Dr. Vishwanath Pattan and I am the medical director of endocrinology at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. Endocrinology is the study of hormones, and as an endocrinologist I treat patients … more
At the end of September, Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon called for the modernization of the federal Endangered Species Act in Washington, D.C., at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Environment and … more
What a stressful year 2020 has been for all of us. In one 24-hour period, I found out that a relative contracted COVID-19 and that two other relatives narrowly survived layoffs that happened because … more
When my children were little, they loved the season of Advent because the first Sunday after Thanksgiving we got our Advent wreath out and they got to light a candle every day and pray as they … more
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