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The Center of the Wyoming Universe This Time of Year is Located in Cheyenne

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The road from Lander to Cheyenne is about 275 miles long and we were on our fifth trip recently in a month on that route.

An Old Story About a Dog, a Lake, Ducks, Beer, Thin Ice, and Dynamite

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In 2015, a 61-year old Green River man, John M. Henderson, fell through the ice on a frozen Flaming Gorge and drowned.

Our Incredible Wyoming Wind; Should it be Taxed Even More?

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A recent forecast predicted 80 mph winds on Interstate 80 in southeast Wyoming.

To folks in most places, this would be seen as dire news. In Wyoming it barely got a ho-hum. If you live here, you better love the wind. Or at least get used to it.

House panel endorses task force to look at Wyoming taxes

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The House Revenue Committee has endorsed a proposal to create a task force that would come up with viable tax options to help keep Wyoming from being subject to the booms and busts associated with the mineral market.

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.

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