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The 2022 Crook/Weston County 4-H Camp was held at Mallo Camp on June 17-19. The excitement was rolling off each camper as they arrived for the weekend’s adventures. There really is something magical about Mallo Camp — the beautiful setting, traditions and memories combine to create a special...
I’ve been taking the News Letter Journal to the newspaper machine in Osage for a few weeks, and as I drove through the community, I became intrigued with the history of this once booming oil town. My interests have been peaked by the bits of information I have read and heard from a few people who...
During these times of high food and fuel prices, you might be asking yourself, “What can I do to save money?” A smart spending plan at the grocery store is one way to make ends meet. It just takes a little time and know-how to put into practice. Here are some specific money-saving ideas to consider...
“What I used to call THE BIG TENT is now what I call THE BIG TENTACLE,” former Sen. Al Simpson told me on a sunny Wyoming afternoon recently. The retired U. S. Senator, 90, has long been critical of how Wyoming Republican politics has become more exclusive compared to the “Big Tent” plan used by...
“ We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just...
Did you know that rhubarb is a vegetable? A tart vegetable, rhubarb, is often paired with sweet fruits making for a pleasing dessert. This means a heavenly dessert made with rhubarb and strawberries is a blend of fruit and vegetable. Since rhubarb takes on the flavor of the fruit or vegetable it is...
For the past week, we Americans have struggled with how to relate to one another. On June 24, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. In the Dobbs case, the Supreme Court overturned its prior ruling that the U.S. Constitution’s implied right to...
The Steel Seizure Case (1952) raised the critical issue of the constitutional prescription for confronting emergencies. President Harry Truman, facing a nationwide steel strike, which he believed would undermine America’s participation in the Korean War and the rebuilding of Europe, boldly asserted...
There’s a paradox. Anyone who goes to a public budget hearing knows how poorly attended they are. The problem is, because no one attends public budget hearings, no one ever realizes it. If the budget hearing takes place and no one was there to see it, did it really happen? The city of Gillette held...
F rom a teenager’s perspective, summer is supposed to be the time when everyone has limited responsibilities and focuses on relaxing before the grind starts in the fall. High-schoolers of all ages use summer to go to the lake, catch up with friends and family and even go on a couple of vacations if...

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