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Billings Gazette recently caught our eye: “Is mass death now accepted in America?” The Associated Press analysis that followed stated that, as Americans, we have become numb to death on a large scale, from the more than 1 million deaths caused by the COVID-19 pandemic to the seemingly endless...
We always encourage people to speak their voice and let their opinion be heard, especially when it comes to anything your government is doing. When issues affect you or your neighbors, it’s crucial to be a part of the conversation. However, we don’t feel you should hide behind paper, the internet...
I know it probably seems crazy to give up an entire year of work or college to attend a small Bible program that doesn’t even offer a degree, but it’s a year I would not trade for anything. For the past nine months, I have had the amazing privilege of attending Jackson Hole Bible College, a one-...
Who knew graduating high school could present such busy and stressful weeks?  Well, that’s exactly what happened, but this high school graduate would do it over again in a heartbeat.  Graduating from high school was one of the most fun experiences I have had the pleasure to be a part of — in my...
Branding season has begun in our area. A branding crew loves a hearty meal with dessert. So, I have decided to share information on food safety. Good food safety practices are essential in preventing food-borne illness. Some of the more common culprits of food-borne illnesses include E. coli,...
The Pentagon Papers Case, which proceeded through the federal courts at record pace, presented the U.S. Supreme Court with a sharply drawn question of great importance to the First Amendment: Does the judiciary have authority to prohibit publication of information whose secrecy is characterized by...
Wyoming’s foremost military historian hosted the grand opening of his massive 140,000 square foot museum south of Dubois Saturday – but he couldn’t help thinking of the Russia invasion of Ukraine. Dan Starks is proud of his new museum which might be the best museum in the world in detailing how...
School is out, summer is here and it is once again time for us to remind everyone to be safe and aware as we head into the warmer months.  The National Safety Council, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, public service organization promoting health and safety in the United States, highlights several of the most...
A nother year has come and gone, and already the 2021-22 high school sports seasons are in the books. It seems like forever when volleyball, football, girls’ swimming and cross country stretch their legs to kick things off in August, until soccer and track cross the finish line in May, but year...
H oly cow, where do I start? I have been writing these “advice to graduate” columns for almost four decades and each year some of the main points remain constant.  For example, go find some mentors.  Also, if you fail, move on.  You are young – that can be your advantage. And so on. But this year?...

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