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My Prediction is One Million Sky Watchers Here for Eclipse

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My idea of a perfect way to experience the Great Wyoming Solar Eclipse, Aug. 21, 2017 would be lying on my back looking up at the sky on the summit of Crowheart Butte between Riverton and Dubois.

Counting Every Step While Walking Through Cowboy State in Summer

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Is there a better place in the world for a morning walk than a nice path in Wyoming?

Especially quite early in the morning. This time of year, you can actually start walking about 5:30 a.m. but you might need a layered approach with a sweatshirt over your tee shirt.

Climbing Michael’s Mountain Was Great Memory 30 Years Ago

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A Sunday afternoon 30 years ago this week found me busy sitting at my desk as editor-publisher of our local newspaper office. While the weather was beautiful outside, there was work to be done inside.

Here Are Some More Favorite Wyoming Political Stories

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Former U. S. Rep and Vice-President Dick Cheney would often tell this story about how his last name is pronounced.

Wacky Weather Batters State: 20 Tornadoes Sighted on June 12

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Now this is a headline that I never thought I would write for any news story or column: Tornadoes strike Wyoming.

How Does Our Threesome Compare When it Comes to Congressional Clout?

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As a long-time observer of our two U. S. Senators and one U. S. Congressperson, it would seem to me that today we have a chance to have more clout in Congress than ever before.

Eight Generations in State Comes With Responsibility

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Although they have had eight generations living in Wyoming, the Driskill clan of Devils Tower originally came from Texas and as a result, it seems most everything about these folks is big.

Impending 100 Year Flood is Scaring the Heck Out of Us

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A flooding mountain river in Wyoming can be an “insatiable monster.” That is what I called the middle fork of the Popo Agie River here in Lander seven years ago when we experienced a 50-year flood event.

Hey Grads, Your Learning Days Are Not ver . . . Not By a Long Shot

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I am not afraid of tomorrow for I have seen yesterday and I love today. – William Allen White

This is a message for 2017 graduates – there are just two times in your lives when you feel you are done with learning and just do not want to learn any more.

Running Hard Toward Life’s Home Plate; Count Your Lifetime by Innings Played

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It was 21 years ago this spring that my old friend Loraine Ocenas emceed my 50th birthday party and claimed its theme was: “How does it feel to have your future behind you?”

My answer, of course, was “my best years are ahead of me” and indeed, that turned out to be true.

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