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N o doubt about it — we are getting more wind today than ever before in history. I hear people saying that all over Wyoming, in Utah, in Nevada, and even in Dallas, Texas, during this long windy spring.  No matter where we have been over the past few months, local winds have almost blown us away. ...
I often get asked, “What made you choose soccer as a high school sport?” The truest answer I can give is that I truly have no clue. Don’t get me wrong, soccer is my favorite sport, other than volleyball, but the spring weather just plain sucks. You never know if you’ll be able to actually compete...
Pecans are much more than an added ingredient to your favorite baking recipes. They are a healthy and convenient snack as well. People all over the nation are beginning to add this nutritious American-grown nut to their list of favorite snacks.  When buying pecans, there is an abundance of options...
Many years ago, one of my nieces was scolding her baby due to her “bad” attitude. When my mom asked her what her baby had done, her reply was that her baby had an attitude. It was tough not to laugh out loud, especially when the look on her face was full on disappointment with her charge.  Attitude...
Believe it or not, this column is about fashion trends. My first story is about a time a few years ago when I was in the bar area of the Lander Community Center during a charity fund-raiser to benefit disabled veterans. “Are you packing?”  I did not think the question was meant for me. I kept...
I  was scrolling through Facebook on Sunday morning and saw a post that made me stop for a quick read.  It was by a parent and it showed a middle school-aged girl who was heartbroken as she read the list of players who made the volleyball team, and realized that hers was not on that list. I wasn’t...
J ust about everything about Wyoming over the last 180 million years has been BIG. Although it is vast today, the Wyoming of 180 million years ago sure looked different from today. Most everything was truly gigantic. Even the geography was different. Instead of high plains with semi-arid desert...
Your citizen legislature convened in mid-February with a mountain of priorities to deliver in a finite amount of time. This was no ordinary Budget Session. Redistricting, the biennial budget, American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) allocations, local government funding and capital construction project...
Did you know that there are hundreds of kinds of coffee? That might not surprise you, but did you know there are also different kinds of roasts? There are hundreds of varieties of coffee and almost as many types of roasts! What’s your favorite coffee roast — dark, light, or somewhere in between? ...
W yoming has seemed more like Antarctica lately with cold, snow, high winds, and closed highways. Has it always been this cold in Wyoming?  Well, actually, it has been a lot colder in the past than in recent years.  Up to the recent cold snap, tough-minded Wyomingites had been quietly snickering...

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