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A look ahead: What Will Happen to Hunting, Guns, Rodeo, Other Values?

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It could be argued that many of the core values and traditional activities cherished by most Wyoming people do not match up with the values of the majority of American citizens.

If not so today, how will those values match up in the distant future?

Here is Idea For New State Color: How About Green, Like in Grass?

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After visiting six states in the last three weeks, it is abundantly clear that we are no longer in the pesky drought that affected western states in such a dire way over the last two decades.

The greenest state, though, is Wyoming. The Red Desert now has a new name: The Green Desert.

Today’s Graduate Needs to be Fleet; There is No Time for Waiting Around

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If I were asked to give a commencement talk to a group of high school graduates this year, here is what I would have told them:
Today’s graduating seniors face a much different world than the one faced by their parents and grandparents.

A Story of Scout Courage During World War II Near Cody-Powell

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Xenophobia: intense or irrational dislike or fear of people from other countries.

Trump on the National Stage, Liz Cheney on the Wyoming Stage, are Setting the Tone

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When it comes to national and state elections, 2016 will be remembered as a real doozy.

Do Most Towns Have Their ‘9 Old Men’?

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Now keep in mind, in those days Lander was a big town in Wyoming. It was bigger than Gillette, Douglas, Cody, Riverton, Green River, Evanston, Rawlins, Worland, Jackson, Powell and Buffalo. Today, most of those towns are bigger than Lander or about the same size.

How Lander Survived (and prospered) After Losing all Those Mining Jobs in the 1980s

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Part 2 - Impartial observers like the late Gov. Ed Herschler would point at Lander as the “worst hit” town in Wyoming during the 1980s depression. To those of us who lived through it, we certainly agreed with him, although that distinction brought us no solace.

What Do You Do When Those Good Mining Jobs Go Away?

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Part 1 of 2 - It is a recession when you lose your job. It is a depression when I lose mine. – Old saying.

Wyoming, Russia and Saudi Arabia; Three Approaches to Fossil Fuel Decline

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As a state that relies on fossil fuels for much of its economic success, it is interesting to equate Wyoming’s energy job recession with nations with a similar destiny such as Russia and Saudi Arabia.

Digging Out, Drying Out From a Monster Spring Snowstorm

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How do you prepare for a 36-inch spring snowstorm that is headed your way?

Before I answer that question, let me set the scene for you:

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