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Vast Stretches of Empty Prairie Dominate Big Sky of Our State

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There are stretches of Wyoming that seem to go on forever. Our tongue-in-cheek state motto of the Big Empty really makes sense when you are driving across these vast places.

A Trip Down Memory Lane in Sheridan Plus Buffalo and Two Mountain Passes

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As readers of this column know, I am no fan of the “new” JC Penney Company.

Economy Taking its Toll on Businesses That Have Long Been State Landmarks

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Owning and taking care of horses is obviously one of the great joys for a lot of Wyoming people. To me, I like to ride them, but have never had the urge to own one.

A Hungry Bear, a Stubborn Mule, a Deep Lake and George Clooney

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A unique part of the four-year curriculum at Wyoming Catholic College in Lander is a three-week wilderness course taken by all freshmen just before starting college.

Cody, Powell Have Everything, Including Thousands of Tourists

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Pow! Pow! Pow! That was the sound of the explosions coming from the high-powered revolvers used by some rough-looking, tough-talking cowboy-types in front of the Irma Hotel in downtown Cody.

If You Meet a Living Legend, You Better Get to Know Him

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An old grizzled editor told me 50 years ago that during my career I should always to be on the lookout for real life heroes. “If you are lucky, you might get to know at least one in your life. If so, spend time with them. You will never regret it,” I was told.

Time with Mike and Diana Enzi Results in Some Interesting Stories

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Not sure how to weave Donald Trump, Kim Kardashian and the First Lady serving duck at a Native American event into a column, but here goes:

Liz Cheney Bounces Back from 2014 Political Fiasco

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The biggest political mystery to me over recent years is who in the world convinced Liz Cheney to go after incumbent Mike Enzi in the 2014 U. S. Senate race?

People You Meet, Events You Experience Create the Individual That You Become

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Back in 1978, I hired a group of young men in their mid-20s who all grew up to be powerhouse publishers. But back then, they were raw, ambitious and a handful to deal with, for sure.

Around the State: Funny Campaign Ad, Curious Sheep, Naked and Afraid and Buffalo Coats

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While I had earlier predicted Liz Cheney, Wilson, will win the Wyoming GOP nomination for U. S. House, now she is enduring being on the butt end of a funny commercial by her competitor State Sen. Leland Christensen, Alta.

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