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 By John Barrasso    Opinion    April 2, 2020 

Saving America's rural hospitals

 These are extraordinarily challenging times for the nation’s hospitals and health care workers. In just a couple of months, the coronavirus has swept around the globe and across the country, disrupting and destroying countless lives and wreaking...

 

Letter to the editor

Dear Editor, Crook County Seniors you may not realize it yet, but you are in good hands, the hands of Jenna Ellsbury. Jenna is the new Director of Crook County Senior Services and she is a woman you should get to know. If you get the publication of S...

 

SBA's disaster assistance to help Wyoming's small firms mitigate Coronavirus impact

By Dan Nordberg, SBA’s Regional Administrator and Amy Lea, Wyoming District Director Wyoming’s small businesses are the fabric of our economy and their success is dependent on the ability to freely market products and services to communities...

 
 By Wesley Davis    Opinion    March 19, 2020

COVID questions and answers

Dear NP, What does COVID-19 do to the body? What are the symptoms of COVID-19? J. R. Dear J. R., It’s safe to say that COVID-19, a novel coronavirus, is on everybody’s mind. Knowledge is power in...

 

It's time to update the basket of goods

“If you wanted to create an education environment that was directly opposed to what the brain was good at doing, you probably would design something like a classroom.” In his book, Brain Rules, author John Medina lays out the science and...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Don’t forget what Christmas stands for. I know it’s different strokes for different folks. I wonder if they got the dates mixed up. That sign east, on Highway 51 says “Happy Holidays”. This is not the Fourth of July, this is...

 
 By Mike Enzi    Opinion    December 26, 2019

A year of hard work pays off

The story of our country is often told by the decades that define it. With the end of this decade so close at hand, it can often be tempting to imagine what the last ten years will be remembered for. Or for that matter, the last year alone. For me,...

 

Letter to the editor

Dear Editor, The CCMSD (Crook County Medical Services District) Board regular meeting took place on October 29, 2019. I would like to share a few positive items from that meeting and from things we’ve done this year. Strategic planning meeting Octo...

 
 By Mike Enzi    Opinion    October 24, 2019

Comfortable won't cut it when it comes to retirement security

Retirement is a milestone many look forward to but do not want to confront. It is estimated that only 40 percent of working adults have calculated the income they will need for retirement, according to the Employee Benefit Research Institute. This...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I am the homeowner, also referred to as “the neighbor” on the front page, above the fold, two column, large print headlined article of September 26. All of the information is from the voices of several individuals without any input...

 

Where is the civility?

Technology is amazing. It helps us see our front door when we aren’t home. It allows us to have vacuums roam around our house cleaning while we are at work. It also provides us with communication and messaging tools that give us access to...

 

Letters to the Editor

Government needs to reunite savings bonds with rightful owners By Wyoming State Treasurer Curt Meier During my time as Treasurer, I have seen thousands of individuals across the State of Wyoming locate money being held by our Unclaimed Property...

 

Letter to the editor

Dear Editor, I am writing this letter in an effort to end the stigma that people suffering from mental health illnesses are dangerously violent and unpredictable. According to Mentalhealth.gov, “The vast majority of people with mental health...

 

Cheney criticism of Trump at odds with American public, military

By Rep. Jared Olsen, R-Cheyenne, and Rep. Tyler Lindholm, R-Sundance President Trump in June chose not to respond to Iran’s downing of an unmanned U.S. drone with a strike military advisers told him might kill hundreds of Iranians, inviting...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Many of you know that we lost our son, Josh, to suicide in June. There have been other suicides in our community along with attempts that we may know nothing about. Wyoming is listed by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention as...

 

The new congressional budget is a bipartisan blunder

Imagine you’re a business owner. You’re getting ready to leave town for a few weeks, so you leave your most trusted employees in charge of the place while you’re gone. A vote was held among everyone in the office, and it was generally agreed...

 

Letters to the editor

Dear Editor, Last November, taxpayers voted to create a special tax district for senior services. They also voted in a board of directors to oversee the distribution of this money, which will soon become available for allocation. The county has...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Wyoming has restored my faith in humanity, particularly, Trey and his son Easton. Driving from New Jersey to California, we stopped by Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse monument. During our drive, our car broke down, leaving us...

 

Letter to the editor

Dear Editor, Kudos to Stan Dodson! I have had a concern for the vulgar vocabulary used in all area of conversation, too. I think Stan and I were raised and lived through the era of proper usage of words. Obscenity and profanity darken conversations....

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor That 4 letter word??? What is happening every day in most all of the world? If you watch movies, go to the bar for a bit of libation, listen to today’s music, hear conversation on the street or in meetings, even in homes having...

 

Getting smart but acting foolishly: there is a solution

By Karissa Niehoff, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Ron Laird, Commissioner of the Wyoming High School Activities Association We communicate on smart phones, drive smart cars, make purchases using...

 

An open letter to Wyoming seniors and their loved ones:

Earlier this month, I received a message on my answering machine in Gillette. The caller claimed they were from the IRS and said I was being charged with fraud. If I did not call the phone number they provided, my case would be brought to the...

 

Risch disavows "nation building," Cheney should follow

As a Navy veteran, I’m familiar with the heavy responsibilities and costs of making war. As an elected official sworn to uphold the U.S. Constitution, I’m also mindful that our Founding Fathers constitutionally authorized Congress to declare...

 

He is risen indeed!

Let us proclaim this together, Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday, April 21, 2019 at 6:45 a.m. at Pine Ridge Community Church. Pine Ridge Ministries invites all to celebrate the Resurrection, followed by potluck breakfast and egg hunt for the...

 

Letter to the editor

Dear Editor, Moorcroft Town Council is looking to borrow money again; hundreds of thousands of dollars to remodel part of the old school building on the edge of town so they can expand the town offices including the police department. Close and sell...

 

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