Commentary

It would be hard to find anyone in Wyoming who is not reeling from hearing about the death of Mick McMurry, 69, of Casper March 10.

Last fall, Wyoming’s present and future peacemakers learned about a new hero for them to emulate, when a young Lander man was killed while trying to break up a fight in Laramie.

It seems like every year, more and more people choose to follow the entrepreneurial path that has guided my life.  Here are a few thoughts on the subject:

As of this writing, more than 21,000 of our Wyoming-themed coffee table books are in circulation, a figure that completely staggers my imagination.

And thanks to all of you who bought these books. 

Could journalism be any more different today than it was when I started over 50 years ago? How on earth can you give advice to aspiring journalists about their futures today?

Those questions loomed high in my mind recently.

When old-timers talk about economic trends out here on our isolated island of Wyoming, a big one always looms its head.

Is Wyoming’s economy the opposite of the rest of the country’s?

My, how things have changed in my wonderful newspaper business over the past 45 years!

We all know that Wyoming is the windiest state in the union but gusts recorded back on Jan. 5 raised some eyebrows.

They were so severe, U. S. Sen. Mike Enzi even posted some of them on his Facebook page.

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