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Are we getting our "Bang for the Buck?"

Wyoming has amazing students and educators, some of the best in the country and even the world! Some may debate that first statement and when the...

 

The genius of 'AND' versus the tyranny of 'OR'

Educational practitioner and researcher Dr. Rick DuFour coined the phrase “the genius of AND versus the tyranny of OR.” His theory can be applied...

 

We are all tied together

Last week I shared about the idea that cuts mean different things to different people, and as long as your children/grandchildren are not affected,...

 
 By Dustin Hunt    Opinion    October 5, 2017

Remember what cuts mean

Is there room for more cuts and efficiencies with schools?  The answer depends on what is important to you. Big School/Small School: In small schools...

 

Local schools would prefer to work with Legislators

The 2018 Wyoming Legislature reconvenes on February 12, 2018 to begin the budget session.  Many legislators have shared publicly they have no...

 

What educational choices do we want for our children?

What educational choices do we want for the children of our community?  Last week I shared in regard to fundamental rights provided by the Wyoming...

 

Education is a guaranteed fundamental right

In my last column, I touched on the significance of our forefathers providing education as a guaranteed fundamental right to the citizens of Wyoming....

 
 By Dustin Hunt    Opinion    August 31, 2017

Citizens have the ability to shape the education received by children

Greetings Hot Springs County Patrons, The new school year is off to a terrific start.  Students and staff are settling into their classes, and...

 
 By Bill Gordon    Opinion    August 10, 2017

Remembering those who serve

Annually, as we approach another Perseids Meteor Shower in August, I am reminded of a day back in 2000, and a wildfire. It was August 11. The Kates...

 
 By Amanda Moeller    Opinion    June 8, 2017

Shoppers looking for good customer service

SHOP THERMOP! It is the war cry and basic marketing of our community’s businesses. We have all heard it, and we all have our own responses. The...

 

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...

 

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