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Not all landmark Supreme Court decisions are admirable. Some are frankly infamous, including Plessy v. Ferguson. In 1896, in Plessy, the Court constitutionalized racial segregation in the South. The Court’s opinion plundered Black Americans’ newly confirmed rights “guaranteed” by the 13th and 14th...
It is time to replace them   To the Editor: It is time to recall how you felt when you learned your Weston County Commissioners and the county clerk had held a secret vote to replace Hans Hunt. (Was that the only secret vote they had held?)  The reason for the secret vote was the commissioners...
Make your vote count   To the Editor: What is a free lunch? A concept that considers half of the equation. It may indeed be free to the recipient; however, it is certainly not free to the provider. Who benefits from a free lunch? A starving person, certainly; an obese person, not so much. What is a...
Next week’s edition of the News Letter Journal, dated Aug. 11, will once again feature the primary election guide for 2022.  The section will include information from candidates who returned questionnaires presented to them by the News Letter Journal. Each candidate was asked the same questions and...
Vladimir Putin’s infliction on the Russian people of a second Iron Curtain has demonstrated more effectively than any number of seminars and lectures possibly could the critical importance of freedom of the press to governmental accountability. Putin’s nationwide censorship of any news or reports...
There once was a show called “Ripley’s Believe it or Not” that featured extremely unusual characters or situations that were often beyond belief. There’s something that fascinates us when we see or hear about something that challenges our human reasoning.  For instance, I am not as fascinated by...
The 2022 Weston County Fair is finally here and the News Letter Journal is excited to once again highlight the excitement that this time of the year brings for so many people.  In the first three days of the fair we were able to catch nearly every emotion out there, from tears, to cheers and even...
Here is a way to get “looped” this summer by enjoying Wyoming’s highways and byways. My definition of a “loop drive” is where you set out for a destination and after you get there, you return home by a different route, forming a loop.  The state of Wyoming tourism division along with all the...
On Wednesday, July 13, the News Letter Journal was notified by an “unofficial source”  that the Newcastle Workforce Center was closing its doors in Newcastle. We were only told about this because the fact that the agency would no longer exist in the form of a brick and mortar building in our...

Submitted photo

This is the sunset view at the top of Jackson Peak during the three-day Jackson Hole Bible College backpacking trip in early September. Although the students already hiked up to the peak twice earlier that day, five decided to trek the two-and-a-half-mile uphill trip a third time to watch the sunset, and they were not disappointed. 

 
A few weeks ago, I wrote about the incredible experience I had attending Jackson Hole Bible College. Unfortunately, I didn’t have room to share the many adventures we had on the weekends or during field trips, and many of them come with quite a story.   Let me start off by saying I love hiking. My...

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