Commentary

This is the time of year when our Wyoming political world truly becomes the crazy season.

Between parades, celebrations and backyard meet-and-greets, the folks competing for political office find themselves on the dead run.

During a recent road trip through nine states, I stumbled on to an interesting factoid: the longest highway in America bisects Wyoming.

True recollections of Wyoming history involving such things as wolf roundups and recollections of historical figures like Gen. George Armstrong Custer and Sacajawea come alive in a uniquely historical book, whose story of how it came into being is almost as interesting as the stories it tells.

The Third Annual Wings and Wheels event will be this weekend and organizer and Amy Gerlock said children will get the opportunity to fly for free once again. Wings and Wheels is sponsored by Wyoming Pilots For Christ.

Morning people have always impressed me. For some time now, it has been my desire to reinvent myself as a lark, rather than an owl. These two birds pretty much represent those two unique kinds of people – the morning person and the night owl.

If you like tourism like I do, then it is easy to appreciate what Yellowstone National Park means to Wyoming.

Some three million folks come to the world’s first national park each year. Almost a third of them are international tourists.

World War II was an extraordinary time in Wyoming with over 10 percent of the state’s population involved in fighting that war. Over 1,000 died.

This summer I will attend my 50th high school graduation reunion. As someone that old, what on earth could I possibly tell a crowd of Wyoming high school or college graduates during their important time?

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