Commentary

This is one of my favorite Wyoming stories and it includes an interesting twist at the end.

Yellowstone National Park is just about my single most favorite place on the planet. It is this vast two million acre park full of wonderful creatures and amazing sites.

During a long winter of road closures, sub-zero temperatures and ample snowfall, there was a long list of interesting news happenings that involved rock bands, billionaires and tragedy in the Cowboy State.

An energy development concept that seemed to fit Wyoming when first proposed 40 years ago has recently been back in the news. 
 
This idea was to establish “energy reservations” in various isolated parts of the country.  And no place in the USA has the vast amounts of energy that Wyoming has.  And as the least populated state in the country, we must admit we have some isolated places, too.
When you make a promise, keep it. – From Code of the West, Wyoming. 
 
It makes sense that the larger the population base, the bigger necessity for strict rules of conduct.  Places like Hong Kong, New York City and Dallas would not function well if people could not be counted on to obey the same rules and regulations.

One of the great things about the whole concept of the United States of America is that it is a fantastic melting pot of people of different nationalities, colors and creeds all coming together to form a nation of 50 different and diverse states.

The first time I heard the Wyoming term “mud season” it conjured up images of the sloppy dirt roads that I had to drive on growing up in the Midwest far country a long time ago.

Last October, I was shopping at a store in Two Rivers, Wisconsin, when my cell phone rang.  I answered it.

“This is Caitlin Keating of People Magazine. I . . .”

“No, I don’t want any,” I said, and hung up. 

Whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting over. – Quote attributed to Mark Twain.

Dry as a bone.

That describes the status of much of the American West in recent years, although Wyoming has had a reprieve in recent years.

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