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Would You Believe That the Biggest Ship in the World Once Was the Wyoming?

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In this world, there are big ships. And there are really, really big ships.

To put the name Wyoming in the same sentence as “the biggest wooden ship ever built” just would not make sense to most residents of this state.

But it is true.

Springtime Around These Parts Can be Balmy and Blizzardy

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Ah, spring.

In much of the United States, spring is a time of tilling the soil, putting out flower plants and long walks in short sleeve shirts.

Wyoming Said Good-bye to Some Significant Folks Recently

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Recently, we have found ourselves saying good-bye to people who were influential to us and other folks around Wyoming.

Relationships – How on Earth Do You Stay Married for 50 years?

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Over the years, I have become convinced there is something about Wyoming that makes being married for 50 years easier here than in other places.

Passing Out Counterfeit $100 Bills on the Las Vegas Strip is a Bad Idea

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A few weeks ago, we were spending some warm weather time in Las Vegas. It felt good to enjoy some 75-degree weather after enduring January’s temperatures of -29 and winter conditions like 17 inches of fresh snow in Lander.

Everyone Has a Wyoming Dog Story: Here is Mine From a Few Years Ago

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If there ever was a place that required everyone to own a dog, it probably would be Wyoming. This is a true dog-loving state. And everyone has their favorite dog story. Here is mine:

Our old family dog, Shadow, had been listless and seemed not well for most of the long winter months.

On the Road Again; Eight States, Lots of Empty Space

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What can you learn about America after traveling through eight states over the past four weeks?

Perhaps the biggest shock to a Wyomingite is that there is so much empty space out there in other states other than the Cowboy State.

The Key for Journalists on Being Relevant in Today’s Digital Age

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Journalists today face both the best of times and the worst of times.

The good news is there is so much news to cover. And there is an unlimited audience out there that wants to feast on your excellent reporting.

Charlie Belden Chronicled State’s History in Photography

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The first time I heard of Charlie Belden was during a visit to Omaha where my old friend Lee Myers lives a nice retired life with his wife Barbara.

Perhaps it’s the Water? Folks Live Long Lives Here

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Wyoming’s oldest person is Leonard Ross of Jackson at 107. He attained that singular honor when a hero of mine, Leola Maude Dollard Reschke of Lander died last November at the age of 108.

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