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Weak men To the editor: I have now lived the repetitive full circle of history in my lifetime “Hard times create strong men, strong men create good times, good times create weak men, and weak men create hard times.” History has consistently warned our leaders and citizens of the danger of weakness...
Believe it or not, this column is about fashion trends. My first story is about a time a few years ago when I was in the bar area of the Lander Community Center during a charity fund-raiser to benefit disabled veterans. “Are you packing?”  I did not think the question was meant for me. I kept...
I have been asked on more than one occasion why I felt it was the newspaper’s responsibility to hold local governments accountable for adhering to Wyoming’s open meetings and public records law, and my answer has always been the same: Because somebody has to do it. The idea that elected officials...
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 “...

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