Commentary

There have been many weird stories and odd people during the 127 years of Wyoming’s history.

For example, there was the guy who parachuted onto the top of Devil’s Tower in 1941.

For a long time, the Riverton radio station KVOW was located in a small house along the Big Wind River.

Unbeknownst to statewide politicians back in 1984, the radio station moved and the building was turned into a private residence.

My recent column about couples celebrating long marriages sure generated a lot of comments. I thought these were wonderful. Here goes:

In this world, there are big ships. And there are really, really big ships.

To put the name Wyoming in the same sentence as “the biggest wooden ship ever built” just would not make sense to most residents of this state.

But it is true.

Ah, spring.

In much of the United States, spring is a time of tilling the soil, putting out flower plants and long walks in short sleeve shirts.

Recently, we have found ourselves saying good-bye to people who were influential to us and other folks around Wyoming.

Over the years, I have become convinced there is something about Wyoming that makes being married for 50 years easier here than in other places.

A few weeks ago, we were spending some warm weather time in Las Vegas. It felt good to enjoy some 75-degree weather after enduring January’s temperatures of -29 and winter conditions like 17 inches of fresh snow in Lander.

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