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DEAR ABBY: I have a very toxic relationship with my older sister. I still live at home, although I’ll be leaving for college in a few years.

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American badgers are classified as furbearing animals in the state of Wyoming, so a valid furbearing animal hunting or trapping license is required to take badgers. Animals classified as furbearers in Wyoming are: badgers, beavers, bobcats, marten, mink, muskrat and weasels. Each furbearing …

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I love the holidays — especially Christmas — because I was fortunate enough to grow up making picture-perfect memories. I have the kind of childhood experiences you’d imagine when you think of Christmas — decorating the tree and playing with the ornaments like toys; sipping hot chocolate wit…

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DEAR ABBY: My wife and I married in our early 40s. I have given my all to her, but I have always felt underappreciated.

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DEAR ABBY: One of my sons is dating a young woman who seems to care deeply for him, but is very cool and distant to our family. He goes to nearly all of her family's events, but she seldom comes to any of ours.

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DEAR ABBY: My husband works with a group of men who often become vulgar in their conversations. My husband was raised to have respect and dignity, so he is uncomfortable with it.

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Just because some disappointments in life are unexpected, it doesn’t make them hurt any less.

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We live in unusual times when what defines life is under constant attack. This got me thinking about two instances in my past that involved the dignity of life concerning two seemingly useless human lives.

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The calls came from New England, Arizona, and Colorado. Besides Wyoming, these are places that I have relatives and friends. These people know at least a little about my background. The questions ran along the lines of, “So, Tom, what’s this about Wyoming offering to become the repository fo…

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I know Thanksgiving is over now, but I would like to share one of many things that I am thankful for and that is my parents.

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DEAR ABBY: My widowed mother-in-law, "Minnie," works full time as a trucker, traveling around the U.S. She doesn't have a home of her own since she lives on the road. My husband and I live in a small one-bedroom apartment. When she's here for holidays or family functions, she always sleeps o…

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DEAR ABBY: I am a woman in my 30s with a good head on my shoulders, but I have a dilemma. I recently became Wiccan, and I'm hiding my new religion from my fiance.

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DEAR ABBY: My 40-year-old son has been in a volatile on-again, off-again relationship with a woman who has physically and emotionally abused him repeatedly. He's an Iraq War veteran with issues of his own, including a previous marriage and messy divorce from a narcissistic woman. They share …

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DEAR ABBY: My husband and I recently celebrated our first anniversary and have decided we’re ready to start a family. Our first month of trying has not been successful. My newly engaged cousin has just announced her wedding date. If our second month of trying is successful, my due date will …

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VOICE OF REASON: Not long ago, officials in North Korea – who really know how to turn a phrase – called former U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton “a defective human product.”

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Today I read a short story that arrested my attention as I hope it will arrest your attention too. A blind boy sat on the steps of a building with a hat by his feet. He held up a sign which said: “I am blind, please help.” There were only a few coins in the hat.

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The holiday season is coming which for many can mean family get-togethers. It would be wonderful if every family gathering was a Norman Rockwell-type scene but, unfortunately, most families are a little less than Rockwell perfect.

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During the holiday season, which now stretches from autumnal equinox to New Year’s Day, it’s nearly impossible to turn on the radio or walk through a shopping mall without hearing the rich, mellifluous voice of Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives. Few people can place his name, but in the coming weeks mi…

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Ultimate Angler is the top honor a person can earn in the Wyoming Master Angler program. To be recognized as an an Ultimate Angler, you must catch 10 different trophy-sized game fish in Wyoming. Trophy fish are defined by a minimum length that represents the largest 5 percent of all 24 eligi…

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DEAR ABBY: I've been thinking about suicide a lot lately, more than usual. I'm not angry about anything, just in pain. I keep getting knocked down after I try so hard to pick myself up. I tried calling a hotline, gave up on that. (I guess they're busy.) I can't afford doctors and psychiatrists.

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DEAR ABBY: I moved in with my boyfriend, "Greg," three years ago into the tiny but very economical house he rents. It's cheaper than all other rentals in our area and allows us to save for a home of our own one day. However, after many months, I have discovered to my dismay that our landlord…

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DEAR ABBY: I am in a 14-year marriage, but there has always been another woman, “Emily,” I have thought about almost daily the whole time. My wife and I have just turned 40. We have no kids, but we have a dog. I always thought I would want kids, and we tried half-heartedly, but there is no r…

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DEAR ABBY: My husband and I very much wanted a child and used an egg donor to become parents. We are eternally grateful to the semi-anonymous donor (we have limited information on her) and love our 11-year-old son more than anything. We have told him that I needed help (for example, lots of …

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I’ve been in the electrical industry for over 26 years and have owned and operated Premier Electric in Sheridan since 2006. Over the years I’ve adapted my business to my customers’ needs and demands. I’ve seen peaks and valleys in all aspects of our area’s electrical work, such as the coalbe…

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A regular look at issues facing Wyoming business owners and entrepreneurs from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center Network, a collection of business assistance programs at the University of Wyoming.

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DEAR ABBY: I need advice on how to discuss a sensitive matter with my son and daughter-in-law's babysitter. She watches my grandson Monday through Friday while they are at work. They live with me, and I work from home, so I am around all day while she's sitting with the baby.

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DEAR ABBY: My husband and I belong to a singing group. Another member of the group is a very nice widow in her 70s everyone loves. We know she's lonely, and we have tried fixing her up with good men who are also alone. Things have never worked out.