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It’s been looming on the horizon for quite a few years now, but the reality is drawing ever nearer. High school sports are in a crisis which, if not averted, could mean the demise of programs.  The crisis is that fewer and fewer adults are stepping up to be coaches and officials, and without them,...
We are in the political doldrums between the high-energy primary election in August and what likely will be a low-event Wyoming general election in November.  Accordingly, it is a fitting time to return to my vision of what the future of our state might look like.  Rather than focusing on rural...
Rattlesnakes are common in Wyoming. Just about everybody has a favorite story. Here is mine:  We lived in an area called Squaw Creek (now Popo Agie Creek) outside of Lander for 21 years. It is a beautiful area dominated by big red rocks and was well-known as a snake haven.   One day our dog scared...
When your nose runs, although it may not slow you down, it can be annoying. This time of year it’s difficult to know if your runny nose is from a cold, allergies, or another reason.    Rhinitis can be broadly defined as inflammation of the nasal membrane.   Sometimes a runny nose is from allergies...
Apparently, I love windshield time. Long road trips around Wyoming seem to be my specialty. They have been a consistent part of my Cowboy State life for over 50 years.  Last weekend, a new colleague, Greg Johnson, kidded me about all the miles I drive. “You are like the Charles Kuralt of Wyoming,”...
How do I keep my child safe online? It’s a question that parents are increasingly asking of local teachers and counselors, law  enforcement officials and each other. There are myriad risks that kids assume – often unwittingly – when they interact on the internet, and there are no easy answers....
It seems counter intuitive to think that scoring a late-game touchdown is a bad decision, however, in last week’s contest between the Cleveland Browns and the New York Jets, the Brown’s running back Nick Chubb admitted that he should not have run the ball into the end zone with 1:55 to play. ...
It is fair to say that the government’s preeminent responsibility is to provide for the nation’s defense. When necessary, civil liberties protected by the Bill of Rights must yield to the demands of national security. In Minersville v. Gobitis (1940), the Supreme Court, over assertions of religious...
Wyoming has an almost over-abundance of “natural” wonders ranging from Yellowstone National Park to the vast Red Desert — plus, the towering Devils Tower and the even more towering Teton and Wind River Mountain Ranges. My first coffee table book, published in 2012, was an attempt to document these...
The News Letter Journal would like to congratulate all of those honored and recognized during last week’s 2022 Newcastle High School Homecoming Week, including the Homecoming queen and king, Homecoming court, Newcastle High School Hall of Fame inductees, and the teams that put forth their best...

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