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Small Business Saturday

by Dan Nordberg, SBA’s National Director for Rural Affairs and Region VIII Administrator Small Business Saturday is a relatively new American...

 

Wait for the results

In an unprecedented year, it’s only natural that we have an unprecedented election. It’s the first in our lifetimes to occur during a global...

 

Leave 'legals' alone

Wyoming legislators have been working this fall on further erosion of public notices in newspapers. This time the target is the publication of the...

 

Dedication to Hot Springs County

The late Jack Johnson’s obituary in your Aug. 27 edition gave a fine summary of a life well lived. Jack would have liked that modest treatment....

 

Let's exercise our brains

by Kenneth A. Bartholomew, M.D. Albert Einstein conducted thought experiments to figure out theoretical problems. Let’s do one of our own. Suppose...

 

COVID scams high

by Sam Shumway AARP Wyoming State Director Scammers are on the prowl with Americans’ increased anxiety over the coronavirus pandemic. This is of...

 

That's love

by Jill Kruse, DO When my mom called me and said that my dad found four N95 masks in the garage and she wanted to send them all to me since I’m a...

 

Reasons to be thankful

It used to be in my younger days (which were a long time ago) that November was primarily the month before December, which meant it wasn’t that...

 

A word about Youth Alternatives

I wanted to note a clarification regarding my Youth Alternatives monthly report to the Commissioners as reported in last week’s paper. There were...

 
 By Julia Scott    Opinion    August 8, 2019

Lights On Afterschool update

By definition “grant” means to agree to give or allow. It can also be defined as a sum of money given by a government or other organization for a...

 
 By Bill Gordon    Opinion    August 1, 2019

Remember the basics

Having had several severe thunderstorms this summer has taught us a lot. Some are good things like the fact that storms seem to miss us more than...

 
 By Bryan Golden    Opinion    June 20, 2019

Perception is Reality

How do you experience your world? Is the glass half full or half empty? Do you observe the worst in a situation or the best? Do you justify...

 

Father's Day dates back 110 years

Father’s Day began when a young woman wanted to honor her dad. In May of 1909, Sonora Smart Dodd of Spokane, Wash., sat in church listening to a...

 

Granny's Old Recipe Box

Hello my friends. Hope ya’ll are up for a few good recipes today. Yessiree, Granny’s got some mighty good recipes to share with you. Some are so...

 
 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    May 23, 2019

Shopko closings are opportunities to re-build

Some 13 cities and towns in Wyoming are reeling after the closure of one a main local business outlet. Shopko closed its general stores in Wheatland,...

 
 By Kevin Simpson    Opinion    May 2, 2019

Course not just for golfers

My wife Lindsay and I are fans of the game of golf. She grew up in a family where golf was important. Honestly, her love of the game is one of the thi...

 
 By Mary White    Opinion    March 28, 2019

Fun times on the road

Not only does the calendar say so, all we have to do is look outside to see touches of green and watch as the robins and rabbits are dancing and roman...

 
 By Rex Clothier    Opinion    March 21, 2019

Memories of days gone by

Every so often without warning, a long ago and far away memory pops up to bring back feelings that have hibernated for decades. That song that...

 
 By Jim Zachary    Opinion    March 14, 2019

Sunshine your fundamental right

For government to be of, by and for the people it must be out in front of the people. The theme for Sunshine Week 2019 is simply, “It’s your...

 

A big problem needs a big person

When I was 4 or 5, we lived in a civilianized army mustering point in Great Bend, Kansas after Dad returned from the war. That development existed...

 

Dear mom and dad: Cool it

If you are the mother or father of a high school athlete here in Wyoming, this message is primarily for you. When you attend an athletic event that...

 

Keep an eye on the goal

Recently I received a Christmas card from Marty (Martin when not in the wrestling room). Marty was assigned to me as a project. He was about 6’2...

 

A season of arrival

Thinking back to long ago Christmas seasons which usually started about the second week of December for most families, I’ve realized that those...

 

Issues at the polls

Voting is a fundamental right of our democracy. The decisions made on school boards, in city halls, at the state legislature, and in Congress impact...

 

School administration explains WyTOPP results

There is much to celebrate in Hot Springs County Schools as the 2018 WyTOPP results are released in Wyoming. Hot Springs County School District #1 has...

 

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