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Special session, a win for the little guy

by Bob Bonnar It doesn’t seem like anybody is very happy with the result of the Wyoming State Legislature’s Special Session…but it ended up...

 

IRS wants to spy on your bank accounts

by U.S. Senators John Barrasso and Cynthia Lummis Democrats in Washington are planning a far-reaching Big Brother initiative to squeeze every last pen...

 

Grizzly delisting isn't just about trophy hunting

by Tessa Baker Over the years, the State of Wyoming has spent a lot of time and resources helping the grizzly population recover and fighting for the...

 

Wyoming families personal wealth is under attack attack by Biden Plan

by Scott W. Meier Wyoming Bankers Association (WBA) Few things are more private than your household finances. In his American Families Plan,...

 

Patriotism is more powerful than politics

by Greg Johnson As somber, respectful and emotional commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks occurred on...

 

Let's think constitutionally

Americans typically consider questions about the meaning of the Constitution through the prism of their political views and values. As a consequence,...

 

Biden's land grab - the federal policy for intentional decline

by Harriet Hageman One thing that can be safely said about the Biden Administration is that when you think they could not become even more extreme,...

 

Gone too soon

It wasn’t supposed to end this way. After 42 years in elected office, the last 24 in Congress, Mike Enzi said farewell to the U.S. Senate earlier...

 

It's time to start thinking about public office

A straw poll conducted informally over an evening refreshment among friends (you know the kind) recently revealed that many people have grown sick of...

 

Judges order offers time to lessen pain from leasing ban

Days after taking office, President Joe Biden signed an executive order pausing new oil and gas leases on federal lands. The decision produced...

 

A solemn promise

“I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with...

 

Enjoy the warm days safely

For more than a year, we were stuck inside, away from our friends and families. There was the pandemic to deal with, to protect ourselves from. Then...

 

Colonial Pipeline shutdown shows need to guard against cyber attacks

Earlier this month, hackers collected $4.4 million in ransom after pulling off a cyber-attack that forced the temporary shutdown of the Colonial...

 

Paying people not to work is 'un-American'

by Greg Johnson, Gillette News Record What began as a critical benefit for people directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic has evolved to become an...

 

Joining the lawsuit was a good thing

Two weeks ago, the state of Wyoming filed a lawsuit challenging the moratorium on oil and gas leasing on federal lands issued by President Joe Biden...

 

It is bear season, be alert

The first bear was spotted out of hibernation in Yellowstone National Park about two weeks ago. That means the bear season has begun and residents...

 

Grizzly bears need to be delisted

Although we doubt there is little chance for success because of the current political makeup in Washington, we applaud Wyoming’s congressional deleg...

 

Don't succumb to fear

by Bryan Golden  Fear has an evolutionary foundation. The emotion of fear was intended to keep you safe. Fear triggered the fight or flight...

 

More than just cows, plows and sows

When the 4-H and FFA programs started in 1902 and 1928, respectively, they were intended to help rural youngsters learn production and record keeping...

 

Teens, young adults still need guidance with social media

It has long been the mantra of parenting gurus for adults to monitor social media posts for the children in their lives and have access to their...

 

If an emergency strikes, let's be better than Texas

by Steven R. Peck, Publisher  Riverton Ranger, Feb. 18 The cold-weather emergency in Texas is more than a typical case of warm-weather residents...

 

Presidential suspension on mineral development bad for Wyoming's wildlife

by Brian Nesvik, director of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department For decades, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department has stood out for our ability to...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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