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Bigfoot, Sasquatch, Skunk Ape, Wood Booger, or Grassman. Call it what you will, but these are all names for the All-Time World Hide and Seek Champion.   We have all seen the grainy photos, the cheesy looking plaster foot casts and heard the anecdotal tales of encounters in the woods with an unknown...
I saw a gif on Facebook the other day that bemoaned a concerning trend in youth sports. It sarcastically advised that if things aren’t going your way in youth sports, club sports, middle school sports, high school sports, and so on, you should simply quit. If you don’t like your coach, or a player...
The last four months appear to have been a terrible time for our folks over 100 years of age in Wyoming — we have at least 10 who have died.  The Cowboy State is the lowest populated state in the country and as such, does not have a lot of folks over 100 years old. Called centenarians, the state...
The News Letter Journal would like to offer a huge shout-out to all the individuals and boards that made an effort to have at least one board member in attendance at the board training hosted by the the Weston County Extension Office on Oct. 11. The training was well attended, although we were...
As the fall sports seasons start drawing to a close, I’m betting Dogie fans (like me) are beginning to look toward the winter. As I turn my sights toward basketball, swimming and wrestling, it got me wondering who we will see suiting up for each of those sports. In the not-so-distant past, I would...
There is a cost for transparency in government, despite the continued assumption of several individuals and agencies who claim to champion openness but refuse to expend any energy or resources to help us provide information to you. These groups fight to remove legal notices from newspapers, avoid...
In the LORD I take refuge; how can you say to my soul, “Flee like a bird to your mountain, 2 for behold, the wicked abend the bow; they have fitted their arrow to the string to shoot in the dark at the upright in heart; 3 if the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?”(Ps 11.1-3) To...
In March 2020, before the full impact of the coronavirus pandemic started to sink in, I traveled from my home in South Dakota to Newcastle after the death of my grandmother. I had no inkling at that time that my work situation was about to change drastically. I spent my time with family, and upon...
Last week I talked about the shortage of people willing to coach middle and high school sports, but the crisis in school sports programs doesn’t end there. A couple of weeks ago, we had to move our regularly scheduled football game against Upton/Sundance from Friday to Thursday, due simply to the...
As our long hot summer of holidays, barbecues, beaches and lake time comes to its dreaded close, I was left pondering that beloved drink, beer.   It was recently pointed out to me by an old friend that Wyoming has a beer tax. Who knew there was a tax specifically targeted for beer?  Now before you...

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