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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.

TV Show Scheduled About Grisly Murder of Mother and Her Two Boys, 37 Years Ago

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Investigation Discovery, a network featuring the solving of horrible crimes, was in Wyoming this past week filming the story about how Virginia Uden and her two sons were murdered in Fremont County 37 years ago.

Can’t Get Away From Wyoming Even When 2,000 Miles Away

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So there we were, enjoying Easter week in Dallas with our daughter and family. Although we were a long way from Wyoming, headlines in the Dallas newspaper were asking questions about why Gov. Greg Abbott had hidden a horrible accident from constituents for almost a year.

Notorious Miss Wyoming-World Set Bar Very High for Crazy Antics

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There have been many weird stories and odd people during the 127 years of Wyoming’s history.

For example, there was the guy who parachuted onto the top of Devil’s Tower in 1941.

Favorite Political Stories About the State’s Leaders

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For a long time, the Riverton radio station KVOW was located in a small house along the Big Wind River.

Unbeknownst to statewide politicians back in 1984, the radio station moved and the building was turned into a private residence.

Tell Me Again, How Do People Stay Together and Be Married So Long?

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My recent column about couples celebrating long marriages sure generated a lot of comments. I thought these were wonderful. Here goes:

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