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Using both tight budgets and a pandemic as excuses, the dumb idea of limiting printed public notices in Wyoming newspapers has reared its ugly head again in the Legislature in Cheyenne.  Wyoming citizens should be both outraged at this proposal...

 

Legislative Update

Greetings Crook and Weston Counties,  I’m writing with an update to overview some of the information on the happenings at the virtual session. As I have shared before, what we dealt with were bills that had been discussed during the interim. One...

 

Legislative Update

We started our virtual session on January 12, gaveling in for a one-day start on the session. Bills were read in and assigned to committees and then we gaveled in with our committees, meeting virtually on January 19,20 and 21. The bills were all inte...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Holy crap, who knew! There really is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. I discovered this after attending the January 6 Crook County Commissioners meeting, at which they held a hearing concerning the request to establish a county w...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, With the literally hundreds of communicable/transferable diseases around the world, what makes Covid-19 so different...why are we being forced to be afraid of this virus more than any other ailment, including the plague? Yes, it can...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, To the residents of Crook County: I am asking each resident to contact the Crook County Commissioners and indicate your opinion concerning the forming of a solid waste district in Crook County. Moorcroft, Sundance and Pine Haven municipa...

 

Legislative Update

Hello all, just a quick update on the Wyoming Legislature. Now that the dust has settled at least at a state and local level on the elections I felt it was appropriate for an update. There will be lots of new faces when we get to the capitol....

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, There’s a time for everything. I have been waiting to write this letter for a long time. Listening to the Vice President Debate with Joe Biden made the right time for this letter. When Harris was asked about abortion she said it’s...

 

Guest Editorial: Leave 'legals' alone

Wyoming legislators have been working this fall on further erosion of public notices in newspapers. This time the target is the publication of the salaries of local government employees. A bill changing state law so that those no longer have to be...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, The coming election is one of the most critical in many years on the federal, state and local levels. If you are planning on voting by mail, you should consider doing so by next week to ensure your voice is heard. While many state...

 
 By Randy Evans    Opinion    October 8, 2020

2020 has shown us why America needs journalists

There is one week set aside each year to salute newspapers for the important role they have played in our nation, a role that goes back to the beginning of these United States. This year, however,...

 

Letter to the editor

Dear Editor: The current level of polarization in the United States is corrosive and destructive of personal relationships, essential political discourse and a cohesive social fabric. Fortunately, many organizations and individuals are focused on...

 

Scholarship to wear a mask is not the right direction for Wyoming students

I am alarmed at the free college rhetoric that hit the Wyoming news cycle over the past week. I know our post-secondary institutions are concerned about enrollment being down this fall and the financial hardship that will cause. But dangling the...

 

Letter to the editor

Dear Editor, This coming November, two items will appear on the ballot. First will be the one mill levy to support the countless services provided to our senior citizens throughout the county; these range from home visits, meals, transportation to...

 
 By Jennie Gordon    Opinion    July 16, 2020

Wyoming Hunger Initiative

Food insecurity is a largely invisible problem, most typically experienced within the privacy of a home or kept an uncomfortable secret in a school setting. Walk into any grocery store in Wyoming and it’s hard to imagine how anyone might not have...

 

Letter to the editor

Dear Editor, You work hard you do the right thing and bam you get screwed!  Why even bid a contract if you are not going to take the bids seriously?  Really a bid is a good faith expectation by both parties, the bidder believes they will be given t...

 

State Coronavirus Shutdowns and the Constitution

Over the past two months, the nation has engaged in unprecedented shutdowns in an effort to contain the outbreak of COVID-19. After many weeks of economically crippling restrictions and stay-at-home orders, citizens are beginning to question the...

 

Letter to the editor

Dear Editor, There is a lot of discussion in regards to the possibility of a new hospital in Sundance and clinic in Hulett with also a few words about a clinic in Upton. What I have been hearing so far is this would be funded with the money that was...

 

Upended: This describes our education system today, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Or does it?

What we have come to value and measure in education policy – assessments, accountability and student seat time – were immediately ditched in the face of the pandemic. Our schools, despite being closed to students, remain hubs for teaching,... Full story

 
 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... Full story

 
 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...

 

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