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The Basin has more constituents than we're getting credit for

by CJ Baker The COVID-19 pandemic couldn’t have come at a much worse time for the U.S. Census Bureau. Once a decade, the bureau takes a tally of...

 

Medicaid expansion - good for Wyoming

Medicaid is a state-administered program that currently supports the medical needs of Wyoming citizens who are both low income AND blind, disabled, pr...

 

Far above the Cowboy State is a breath-taking experience

by Bill Sniffin, Cowboy State Daily  In my opinion, there is no better way to appreciate this land we call Wyoming than seeing it from the air. And...

 

Transparency key in rebuilding trust

While most years, friends and family share well-wishes and hopes for the new year filled with resolutions to become healthier or achieve a longtime...

 

A more accurate new year

Fake News might seem like a new concept, but it has actually been around for a long time. The internet and cable news networks have probably made it...

 

Looking forward to 2022

This year has seen its fair share of crazy incidents locally as well as across the state and country. It’s fitting the end of what is commonly refer...

 

'Tis the season to be grateful

Remembering what we have to be grateful for is a good idea anytime of the year, but is especially so at Christmas time. Be grateful for: • Clothes...

 

Legalizing road kill was a good (if gross) move

by CJ Baker You don’t have to like the taste of road-killed meat to appreciate some new state regulations that will allow citizens to collect...

 

Remembering Pearl Harbor

“December 7th, a day which will live in infamy,” said President Franklin D. Roosevelt. It was 7:55 a.m. when the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Servic...

 

Getting outside in the winter is good for us

Mutt Mulligan, a rescue dog and the spokesdog of the TurfMutt Foundation, says a key to health and well-being is getting outside this winter...

 

Does the State of Wyoming have your cash?

by CJ Baker As a general rule, if you run across a website promising an easy cash reward, you should click away and maybe scan your device for viruses...

 

300th Armored Artillery Bn. members

I thought this might be of a slight interest. I see in a recent issue Bob James passed away. August of 1950 the Wyo. National Guard 300th Armored...

 

Have an attitude of gratitude

by Bryan Golden, author Thanksgiving is much more than a big meal with family and friends.  It’s a time to reflect on, and be thankful for, all of...

 

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...

 

Volunteers needed to prepare Thanksgiving meal

The People for People program and other local volunteers will be preparing a Thanksgiving meal this year. We will not have eat-in meals at the...

 

Honoring veterans

Veterans Day is a time for us to pay our respects to those who have served. For one day, we stand united in respect for you, our veterans. Veterans...

 

As Facebook loses relevance, it reminds us capitalism works

by Kevin Killough On Oct. 4, Facebook had a global outage. For several hours, users around the world were unable to argue politics with complete...

 

Moonlight Madness memories

As the crew of the Independent Record was looking through our old newspapers for this week’s Blast from the past, memory after memory from previous...

 

We must start paying our debts

by CJ Baker Over the past several weeks, Congress battled over whether and how to raise the national debt ceiling. Failing to do so would risk...

 

We need to do more to prevent suicides in Wyoming

Suicide is Wyoming’s most persistent public health issue. And if anything, it’s getting worse. In 2004, the state possessed the nation’s fifth...

 

Domestic violence is everyone's business

A woman comes to the newspaper office and asks about an online story the paper published about another woman accused of killing her husband. She’s...

 

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,...

 

The art of turning a discussion into a word war

As children, many of us are taught a simple golden rule - If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it at all. Many seem to have thrown...

 

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