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Skin is the largest organ in the human body, but it’s easy to take it for granted. Unless we notice pain or itching or funny spots, most people don’t give it much thought.   However, the skin is critically important. It helps regulate our body temperature and fluid and electrolyte balance. It...
The News Letter Journal takes great pride in being the watchdog of the community — letting citizens know what local government entities are doing while also doing what we can to hold those groups accountable to Wyoming’s open meetings and public records laws. As community journalists in a free...
The 2022  National Nutrition Month theme this year is Celebrate a World of Flavors. The theme highlights the unique, cultural variety of foods available to people from around the world. When learning about a new culture, food is a major component. Trying different cuisine from around the world...
Basketball said goodbye to a legend in the sport on Saturday as Coach Krzyzewski, better known as Coach K, hung up his whistle and his clipboard. What a career the 75-year-old has had, and through his 46 years as a coach, left an indelible mark on the sport of basketball.  He ended with a career...
In Wyoming, whiskey is for drinking. Water is for fighting over. Never has that old saying been more fitting than today.   Worldwide, the next great shortage crisis will involve water. And Wyoming has an abundance of water. Our most important unclaimed water resource is the ample Green River, which...
The end of the legislative session marks the beginning of election season, and we are already beginning to see the signs of the coming campaigns. The first political advertisements are beginning to emerge online. Aspiring candidates and incumbents are starting to make noise as they evaluate whether...
Author Mark Miller tells the sordid tale   Okay, so who was Big Nose George? This legendary character from Wyoming’s formative past has been written about extensively for the past 141 years, but never has anyone really put the whole story all together until now. Dr. Mark E. Miller’s new book “...
The Supreme Court’s decision in The New York Times v. Sullivan (1964), checks all the definitional boxes of a landmark ruling. It revolutionized the law of libel in the United States. It saved freedom of the press and the First Amendment. It empowered journalists to challenge representations of...
There’s just nothing like “Spring Semester Tired.”  That is the utter exhaustion you feel beginning in late February and lasting through the end of May. It affects teachers, administrators, students, athletes and parents and, though most of the things that go on during these three months are...
Frankly, this invasion of Ukraine by Russia has me nervous as a cat. There is just no good way for this to end. And as gasoline and natural gas prices rise, the country is reeling from inflation.  Meanwhile, out here on the frontier, there could be a silver lining to all of this. Let me tell you...

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