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People Chime in How they Might Live Their Lives Over if Given the Chance

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Regrets, I’ve had a few, but then again, too few to mention . . . – line from My Way, a wonderful song recorded famously by both Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley.

Some Signs That the Current Economic Bust Might be Easing

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“What a difference a year makes!” was the rallying cry made by Gov. Matt Mead as he greeted 650 people at the Wyoming Business Alliance Governor’s Business Forum in Cheyenne Nov. 8.

Mead was optimistic as he talked about the current Wyoming economy. “We are righting the ship,” he said.

Why I Love This Time of Year

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If you were to ask the typical Wyomingite, you would find their favorite time of year is right now, and yes, it is because it is hunting season.

It is definitely my favorite time of year but my reasons have nothing to do with hunting.

What is Next After Hurricanes, Fires, Floods How About Yellowstone Super-Earthquake?

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So far, 2017 has been an extraordinary year for natural disasters with three hurricanes and awful wildfires. What possibly could come next?

According to some folks, it could the big blow – the eruption of the famous Yellowstone National Park Supervolcano. Or perhaps just an earthquake?

Like the Covered Wagon Driver of Yore, We Faced Our Share of Trip Obstacles

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It seems as though whenever we find ourselves crossing the east-central and west-central parts of Wyoming by motor vehicle, I try to imagine what this trip must have been like for pioneers on the Oregon-California-Mormon Trail.

Hard to Believe, But Our State Was Once Part of Texas, Ya’ll

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Folks who love Wyoming really love the Red Desert, which spans a huge area across south west-central part of the state.

New Book Describes Why I-80 Became "Snow Chi Minh Trail"

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Back in 1978, I wrote an angry column about a stretch of Interstate 80, where I described a nightmarish drive in winter conditions.

My memories are still vivid as I recall how scary winter driving could be along that route.

Old-timers and Newcomers in the News About Cowboy State

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It’s been awhile since we wrote a little roundup of what is going on around the Cowboy State. Here goes:

• “Why are all these people dressed up like cowboys?” a tourist innocently asked Eric Olsen, who owns a western wear store in Lander.

If I Had My Life to Live Over...

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This is a serious topic. If you had your life to live over, how would you live it?

It seemed appropriate that I started to write this column on the longest day of the year – June 20, 2017. It has taken me a few months to finish it.

Eclipse Was a Time for Wingnuts, UFO Landing Sites, Phenomena

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Is it any wonder that a place as wondrous and unique as Wyoming would be the site 40 years ago for the filming of the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind?

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