Commentary

A Few Words About Mike Sullivan and a Different Time in Wyoming

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It was September 1990, and then-Wyoming Gov. Mike Sullivan’s Irish temper was hot.

A Look at National Politics Through Cowboy State Eyes

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The political fates of our nation and of Wyoming are being decided right now across the country through a series of presidential primaries, debates and caucuses.

Tourism On My Mind in Vegas While Enjoying Big Broncos Win

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Soon, members of the tourism industry in Wyoming will be gathering in Cheyenne to celebrate a banner year, which saw about ten million people visiting the state in 2015, including over 4 million visiting Yellowstone National Park.

Congressional Race is Way More Than Snow White and 10 Dwarfs

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Picture this:  State Sen. Leland Christensen (R-Alta) is walking the neighborhoods of Worland knocking on doors. It is cold and snowy. He encounters “a friend of a friend” and they talk for 20 minutes.

Are We Settlers? Are We Willing to Settle for Mean, Stingy Actions?

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It is embarrassing to see how shortsighted and stingy, the “settler” members of our Wyoming legislature can be.

News Reporting in Big Horn Basin is as Good as Anywhere in the State

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It is easy to feel good about Wyoming’s future when visiting the Big Horn Basin.

Some Recent Movies Are All About the Cowboy State

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Not sure what a writer from Torrington, Oscar nominations and Rudyard Kipling have in common, but that is what this column covers.

Build Me a Wyoming Rancher

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For some reason, small town newspaper publisher-types get called upon often to speak at funerals. I have done it many times.

Does Our State Have Universal Truths, Fundamental Values?

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The wind is our neighbor. Wind was here first. We deal with it. – Number 14 on the list of fundamental values.

When you talk about Wyoming people or think about our wonderful state, are there specific universal truths and fundamental values that come to mind?

Boom-Bust: Is Our State Economy Counter-Cyclical to Rest of USA?

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Oh no, not again.

Or as the old bumper sticker read: “Please God, give me one more boom. This time I promise not to piddle it away” or words to that effect.

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