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Since January we have had numerous weather extremes. One blizzard after another shut down the highways and buried us in snow. Spring arrived only to have it hammered with a snow event that decimated trees and newly emerging plants throughout the state. Then, all summer, day after day, it was…

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Since March, one of the things that tended to really irritate me is the way in which medication and treatments have been used as political footballs. Those who read me regularly know that my main item in this is HCQ: Hydroxychloroquine.

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One of the sad realities in Wyoming is the migration of our children to other places with better job opportunities. I was fortunate to have my children remain in Rawlins or nearby for their working lives. My daughter, Beverly, and her husband managed True Value. I will always be grateful the…

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I’m relieved that this year’s commemorations of the events of September 11th, 2001, went off with relatively little hoopla compared to previous years. Now don’t get me wrong. I surely remember where I was 19 years ago on that fateful Tuesday at 8:46 a.m. While it may be possible to have felt…

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The CDC recently released a report concerning COVID-19 and related deaths. It says that of the mass of deaths attributed to the virus, only 6% are actually caused by said virus. Think about this for a moment.

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Fifty-five days from now, we’ll all go to the polls to elect the next President. And while I realize that in Wyoming, few hesitate before they pull the lever for the Republican candidate (whoever he or she might be) there are, I believe, a handful of issues that dominate our country and worl…

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Grief is part of life. Sooner or later, we experience it. Sometimes when it happens it seriously affects our well-being. When grieving our brains can turn to mush. It is important to realize this can happen and to have a plan and a support system in place.

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Wyoming has been called the most independent socialist state in the nation. It is true that we receive benefits far in excess of the taxes we pay, but calling us socialists is a good way to get a black eye. Specially, from me!

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Lowman, ID — The trees here are what struck me first. They are exceedingly tall, straight and majestic. They are conifers of course, but their trunks have reddish patterns that resemble leopard skin. Coming here reminds me of just how much I miss trees. Actually, more than this. It reminds m…

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Spent a little time over three days week before last , as little as possible, listening to the DNC speeches. It was an exercise in agony and head banging. It was just plain depressing, solid doom and gloom.

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WRITER'S NOTE: I'm actually writing three possibly disconnected thoughts from this past week that I'd like to share with readers.

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On Thursday morning, the illustrious Tucker Carlson, a slimy worm of a thing quite capable of selling government secrets to North Korea and harvesting a hundred puppies to sew Susan Andrews a fur coat, gave Americans, both Republican and Democrat, Deplorables and Snowflakes, a lobotomizing s…

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It seems like there’s a constant drumbeat these days that can’t be avoided. “Black Lives Matter!” is in our faces whether we like it or not. And many, it must be said, don’t like it. “Enough already!” they proclaim. “We’ve heard it all before!”

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