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Brief, concise and to the point

My freshman civics teacher, Mr. Cormack, assigned many writing projects throughout the year requiring him to repeat his favorite admonition to be...

 

What's not to like?

There was a time in my life when the three necessities were a roof over my head, food on the table and a beat-up, well-used baseball mitt on my hand...

 
 By Tom Mullen    Opinion    July 21, 2016

Notes from inside the green zone or maybe it's the red zone

This is only my second time in Cleveland so the neighborhood I picked for lodging, while covering the Republican National Convention, was a crap...

 

Geologic hazards of the Bighorn River Floodplain: Preemptive rock attack

The rest of this series will propose best solutions to dealing with the geologic hazards of the Bighorn River Floodplain. A previous column described...

 
 By Rex Clothier    Opinion    June 9, 2016

Million dollar baby

It once was thought that a medical bill adding up to a million dollars was a catastrophic economic blow to a family from which it would likely never...

 
 By Rex Clothier    Opinion    May 12, 2016

A Reasonable Dialogue

Trying to talk in a reasonable manner about gun legislation in Wyoming is like throwing rocks at a hornets’ nest from three feet and expecting the...

 
 By Mechelle Hunt    Opinion    May 12, 2016

Transgender bathrooms?

Transgender bathrooms are not something that most people like to talk about. In the news, we see that people are going to start bringing the law...

 
 By Rex Clothier    Opinion    April 21, 2016

Ahh, sweet democracy

Donald Trump is boiling over more than usual from the frustration of watching past victories being eroded by curious math formulas that seem to deny...

 

Searching for safety from the evilness

When I was a boy, I once walked near a wasp nest in a clothes line pole at which time one pesky inhabitant took umbrage and stung me on the jaw. I...

 

Changing guidelines

by Trudy Lieberman, Rural Health News Service A few months ago came some alarming health news. “Diabetes nation? Half of Americans have diabetes or...

 

Caregivers are superheroes

by Tim Summers, State Director AARP Wyoming When someone says they are family, it carries weight. It means that you have a bond, a harmony and a...

 

Some recent movies are all about the Cowboy State

Last week, movie nominations were announced for the annual Academy Awards and Wyoming was prominent in both the nominees and the passed over movies. B...

 

Can shopping for health services bring down costs?

By Trudy Lieberman, Rural Health News Service Early in December a reader who lives in the foothills west of Denver sent me an email. “It’s scary w...

 

A protective firewall for grizzlies

by Daryl L. Hunter The delisting of the Yellowstone Grizzly Bear is imminent and this we should celebrate (“dancing’’). Now that our happy...

 

True holiday spirit

by Bryan Golden Among other things, the holidays are a time of giving and receiving gifts. The question most often asked of people is, "what did you g...

 

Caregivers face own health risks

When a major illness or injury leaves someone in need of long-term, nearly round-the-clock care, it’s often up to a family member to step in and...

 

Hot Springs State Park Master Plan

Director, Wyoming Dept. of State Parks and Cultural Resources Hot Springs State Park is a world-class natural, cultural and recreational resource....

 

Seniors face higher Medicare premiums

 The last couple of weeks have brought unexpected and unwelcome news to millions of seniors and disabled people on Medicare. Their already high...

 

National 4-H Week Oct. 4-10

by Joey Johnson, University Extension Educator More than 6 million young people across the country will celebrate National 4-H Week, an annual...

 

A Chautauqua for Thermopolis

by Sue Blakey, Director Hot Springs Greater Learning Foundation This week, Thermopolis citizens, almost by accident, created an old-fashioned...

 

U.S. Constitution Week

U.S. Constitution Week is the commemoration of America’s most important document. It is celebrated annually during the week of Sept. 17-23. The...

 

Help prevent Wyoming suicides

Suicide continues to plague Wyoming. Year-in-and-year-out our state has one of the nation’s highest rates of suicide, often times leading the...

 

Watches, warnings everywhere

2015 has been interesting. We welcomed in the New Year with an ice jam which had the potential to create great damage and evacuations, but fortunately...

 

The gifts of summer

Each day comes bearing gifts. But not in the way you might think. I wake in anticipation of the presents they have left for me this time. “They”...

 

How changes in Medicare could affect you

Earlier this year the House of Representatives passed legislation that’s supposed to fix once and for all the formula the government uses to pay doc...

 

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