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As We Move Into 2019 There is a Lot to Be Confident About in Wyoming

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Seems like those of us in the media love to focus on the negative. But here in 2019, we have way more positives to consider than negatives.

1968 was a horrible year for USA but capped with a heavenly event

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Before 2018 totally slips into our memory, I want to write about some events that occurred 50 years ago during the torturous year of 1968 across the USA.

For those of us who lived through 1968, that year was essentially a horrible year that ended with a wonderful earth-changing event.

The Most Powerful Voters in the Country Live Here

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This column is being written on Thanksgiving Day evening and I find myself in a thankful but pensive mood.

As we count our blessings ranging from as small as a wonderful family to as big as world peace, the whole concept of perspective can nag at a person.

It is Time for Us to Adopt a California Solution to its General Election System

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Like most Wyomingites, I wish our general elections were more exciting than our primary elections.

To figure out how we can make it more interesting we just need to look west – way west to California.

Whole state is a tourism mecca: Why local lodging taxes count

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Times sure change.
Forty years ago, the main tourism destinations in Wyoming were Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks with a smattering of interest in Devils Tower, the country’s first national monument.

How to Measure Distances in Wyoming – How About Gum?

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Way back in 1970, I recall being startled when respectable folks would measure their trips around Wyoming by how many six-packs of beer it would take to cover all those long miles.

Thankfully, those days are long gone. My respectable friends no longer do it, I can assure you.

End of Convertible Weather, Even in Vast Yellowstone Park

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If you love Wyoming, you love seasons.

Sometimes you can enjoy all four seasons in one day. Especially during this time of year.

Rocktober Short-Lived This Year

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This story will warm your heart

This month is now known as Rocktober. – Sign held by fan at Coors Field in 2007.

Future of News is ‘All Local’ According This Journalist Panel

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Is it possible that there are more than 100,000 news reporters in the state of Wyoming?

That is a number I pulled out of the air while pondering the future of news reporting in the Cowboy State prior to participating in an intellectual freedom panel recently Tuesday with other journalists.

Wind Power, Big Rivers Highlighted Fall Road Trip

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We often describe Wyoming’s four seasons as: Early Winter, Winter, Still Winter . . . and Construction.

Yes, we are definitely in the construction season.

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