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Guns, guns, guns.  Wyoming is Gun Central in the United States. Two-thirds of the residents own guns and there may be more guns than citizens of this fine state.    There are at least three gun-related bills grinding through the Legislature as I write this – gun ownership is a big, big deal here in...
Your newspaper and newspapers across Wyoming are advocating in the state legislature to make government information more accessible to you.  In Wyoming; state, county, city, school district, and other governmental entities are legally directed to publish minutes of meetings, payroll information,...
The News Letter Journal has always sought to provide facts about crimes committed in Weston County in cooperation with the courts, county attorneys and law enforcement officials who have been responsible for dispensing justice here. Those who have accused us of “playing it safe” over the years have...
The common cold can be tricky to tell apart from influenza, commonly referred to as the flu. Both are respiratory illnesses caused by different viruses but share many symptoms. Both the flu and the common cold can be very contagious. According to Mayo Clinic, cold symptoms are usually milder and...
The ghosts and/or spirits of Clarene Law, Leland Christensen, Hank Coe, and Jim Angell seem omnipresent when I think of the Wyoming State Legislature.  All four of these wonderful folks died in 2021 or 2022 and, well, the place is not the same without them. Hank Coe of Cody was a staple of the...
It appears the chickens have come home to roost in Newcastle, and by that I mean backyard poultry.  I have seen the arguments for and against, and all have valid points. It is an interesting conundrum. Talk of neglect, smells, noise, etc. The pro-chicken arguments are sustainability, education,...
People have found countless ways to scam others out of money. Phone scams are becoming increasingly common—many lose money from these scams, and some even their life savings. In some scams, they are threatening and try to scare you. Others may act friendly and helpful. No matter what way they...
This week, as I interviewed coaches, I heard a lot of references to confidence.  I wrote in an earlier column this year that confidence is key in achieving success, however, as head boys basketball coach Allen Von Eye pointed out during our interview, you can’t just be confident. It’s not something...
When the new year rolls around, everyone starts talking about New Year’s resolutions and making major life changes with the changing of the calendar. A quick Google search shows that just 9-12% of people keep their New Year’s resolutions. Only 4% of people who have goals but did not set a...
Hi, friends and neighbors, I hope you all had a fantastic holiday season.   Now that the clamor and glitz has fallen into the rearview, it is time to settle back into a normal, or seminormal, routine. Back to reality, so to speak. Nose to the grindstone … so we can get right back into the whirlwind...

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