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There once was a show called “Ripley’s Believe it or Not” that featured extremely unusual characters or situations that were often beyond belief. There’s something that fascinates us when we see or hear about something that challenges our human reasoning.  For instance, I am not as fascinated by...
The 2022 Weston County Fair is finally here and the News Letter Journal is excited to once again highlight the excitement that this time of the year brings for so many people.  In the first three days of the fair we were able to catch nearly every emotion out there, from tears, to cheers and even...
Here is a way to get “looped” this summer by enjoying Wyoming’s highways and byways. My definition of a “loop drive” is where you set out for a destination and after you get there, you return home by a different route, forming a loop.  The state of Wyoming tourism division along with all the...
On Wednesday, July 13, the News Letter Journal was notified by an “unofficial source”  that the Newcastle Workforce Center was closing its doors in Newcastle. We were only told about this because the fact that the agency would no longer exist in the form of a brick and mortar building in our...

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This is the sunset view at the top of Jackson Peak during the three-day Jackson Hole Bible College backpacking trip in early September. Although the students already hiked up to the peak twice earlier that day, five decided to trek the two-and-a-half-mile uphill trip a third time to watch the sunset, and they were not disappointed. 

 
A few weeks ago, I wrote about the incredible experience I had attending Jackson Hole Bible College. Unfortunately, I didn’t have room to share the many adventures we had on the weekends or during field trips, and many of them come with quite a story.   Let me start off by saying I love hiking. My...
The 2022 Crook/Weston County 4-H Camp was held at Mallo Camp on June 17-19. The excitement was rolling off each camper as they arrived for the weekend’s adventures. There really is something magical about Mallo Camp — the beautiful setting, traditions and memories combine to create a special...
I’ve been taking the News Letter Journal to the newspaper machine in Osage for a few weeks, and as I drove through the community, I became intrigued with the history of this once booming oil town. My interests have been peaked by the bits of information I have read and heard from a few people who...
During these times of high food and fuel prices, you might be asking yourself, “What can I do to save money?” A smart spending plan at the grocery store is one way to make ends meet. It just takes a little time and know-how to put into practice. Here are some specific money-saving ideas to consider...
“What I used to call THE BIG TENT is now what I call THE BIG TENTACLE,” former Sen. Al Simpson told me on a sunny Wyoming afternoon recently. The retired U. S. Senator, 90, has long been critical of how Wyoming Republican politics has become more exclusive compared to the “Big Tent” plan used by...
“ We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just...

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