Commentary

 It has been awhile since we updated readers about our most amazing adventure of 2012 – the publishing of the book Wyoming’s 7 Greatest Natural Wonders.

Some of my earliest childhood memories of my dad loading up all of us kids and heading off to a state park for a day of play and relaxation.

Some 63 percent of the 579,000 residents in Wyoming own guns.  This is the highest percentage of any state in the USA.

Perhaps it makes some sense to describe what living in the heart of America’s “gun culture” can be like during this time of national debate about guns and whether or not there is a need for national registry of gun owners.

It always seems Wyoming is an island of good news surrounded by worldwide bad news spewed forth by the major networks and national media.

All we hear about nationally is bad news.  It is like the USA is in an economic funk, which is exacerbated by the gridlock in Congress. 

 

The name Lester Hunt is not that prominent in Wyoming these days.

Oh, it can be found on a building at the Wyoming Life Resource Center in Lander.  Our local airport is named Hunt Field, although most folks think it was named after the world-renowned One Shot Antelope Hunt.

But Lester Hunt was a great citizen of our state.  At times, he was even heroic.

Good going, Dick, Rulon, Christy and Kenny and sorry to hear about Jerry’s passing. These are all Wyoming folks who have been in the national news in recent weeks. How could I have missed all this?

For some reason, “moose have been in the nooze” this winter in my part of Wyoming. There have been some good news stories, some crime news, some locked antler battles and even two moose rescue stories.

It was a cold, brisk evening on Bourbon Street when we visited New Orleans March 2.  In fact, it was their chilliest night of the year.  We were bundled up like Wyoming people know how to do, while the locals were shivering and barely covered.

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