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Regarding the proposed Wyoming Road Tax

The proposed road tax, HB 37, provides me the opportunity to rant a bit about my observations of wasteful DOT operations. As a long-time user of Wyomi...

 

Letter to Liz Cheney

An open letter to Reprehensive Liz Cheney You can fool some of the people, some of the time, and all of the people, some of the time, but not all of...

 

Don't turn out the lights on Wyoming's energy

For decades, Wyoming workers and the rest of our country enjoyed a mutually beneficial arrangement. Oil workers and coal miners provided the nation wi...

 

COVID closure impact on students

by Catelyn Deromedi RWE Principal Ralph Witters Elementary school would like to expound on last week’s article written in the Independent Record tit...

 

Socialism does not work

Socialism has never worked anywhere in the world. Cynthia Lummis stood by president Trump, and America, and I will support her in every way I can. We...

 

Content with cardboard

Most parents recall this prototypical Christmas morning scene, when the youngest offspring clumsily ripped open a large gift box, that was carefully...

 

Where do we find funds?

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon, State Superintendent of Schools Jillian Balow, Sen. John Barrasso, Sen. Cynthia Lummis and Rep. Liz Cheney all seem to...

 

Which side of the aisle are you on?

The following was set to Senator John Barrasso and was also submitted as a letter to the editor to the Independent Record. Dear Honorable John...

 

A future of more jobs gone forever

Welcome to the financial future you have voted for, my liberal friends! The National Debt is 27.8 Trillion dollars as of 1 P.M. 1-21-2021. That is...

 

Allowing for more open discussion

The editor of this paper felt like she heard a collective gasp last week as people read a letter to the editor on this page of the January 14 edition...

 

Do not vote blindly or by name recognition

WE THE PEOPLE have been abandoned by our elected representatives. It matters not which side of the political aisle your ideals fall; we can all agree...

 

Not so fast

I too was upset to see what transpired on January 6th in our Nations Capital. In my heart I decided to take down my Trump 2020 flag from my house....

 

Interested in a trade with South Dakota

This is an open letter to the Wyoming State Legislature, on behalf of the people of Wyoming.  Legislators, please contact your counterparts in South...

 

Keep on flying that Trump flag

Fly your Trump flag, wear your Trump caps, fly the American flag  Never give up, freedom is not FREE. As usual it is the ploy of the liberal...

 

Will the 66th Wyoming Legislature choose to be bold?

This editorial ran in the Jan. 17 edition of the Wyoming Tribune Eagle, If anyone ever gets bored enough to write a history of the 65th Wyoming Legisl...

 

Take a time out

It has been a week and many are still trying to wrap their minds around what happened at our Nation’s Capitol January 6. For some it clearly marks t...

 

Take down the Trump flags

The failed coup at the US Capitol last Wednesday was a wake-up call for all of us. People can have differences of political opinion - and those differ...

 

Shaming and blaming

Humans love to shame and blame others in the best of times, but bring on a public health crisis and it turns hard core. Add the speed and reach of...

 

Energy futures in federal land states

Ryan McConnaughey’s guest column on behalf of the Petroleum Association of Wyoming presents the daunting challenges facing Wyoming and other land gr...

 

Finding hope when facing challenges

All too common in conversation it has been spoken that 2020 was the hardest year our nation and state have experienced due to the COVID-19 pandemic...

 

Welcome in the New Year

The challenges and uncertainty of this past year have made many of us look forward to the New Year like we have never before. We are ready to turn...

 

Stimulus bill is waste of taxpayer money

The $900 Billion so-called stimulus bill has now passed and been signed into law. I would have recommended that President Trump veto it, however, ther...

 

Make the call

This Christmas, along with the upcoming New Year, is almost certain to be unlike any before. Physical distancing and public health orders have changed...

 

Wyoming hardest hit by pledge to ban development

by Ryan McConnaughey Petroleum Association of Wyoming  A ban on oil and natural gas development on public lands by the U.S. President-elect would...

 

CARES funds

A list of businesses receiving CARES Act COVID-19 business relief in Thermopolis and other towns around the state of Wyoming relief is available to...

 

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