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Sweetwater County School District No. 1 is wrangling with the idea of implementing a four-day school week next year. I weighed in on the subject in January, noting there is no real research out there that speaks to the overwhelming benefits of a four-day school week. In fact, it seemed to re…

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There’s nothing that gets the blood going more than seconds before getting ready to get the keys into the ignition. The key makes the turn, the engine gets revved up, and there is a rush that no person or thing can replicate.

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The scandal reported last week about lying and cheating to get kids into prestige colleges and universities brought back some memories.

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As we enter the third year of the Donald Trump administration, we’re fortunate to have a president who understands the vital role women entrepreneurs play in our economy. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) supports the president’s business advocacy by nurturing the entrepreneurial …

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Some lucky Wyoming folks managed to sneak out of the Cowboy State March 10-16 and head to Las Vegas to attend the annual Mountain West Basketball Championships. By doing so, they managed to avoid the biggest blizzard of the winter, which left most of the state buried and paralyzed.

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This is a crucial offseason for the Denver Broncos, and more specifically, for General Manager John Elway. For two-straight years he has failed to put a winning roster together, and not everyone in Broncos country is still as high on him as they were a few years ago.

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Helping travelers this past week who are stranded has been a joy and very time consuming. Nevertheless, I look back on the treasured moments spent helping these dear people facing closed roads, and it has been a delight.

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DEAR ABBY: When I first started dating my boyfriend seven years ago, I told him that I wanted to someday adopt a child. He said he would like his own children first, but adoption would be “cool.”

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Solicitations for Medicare Advantage plans once again have been arriving in the mail, promising the best bargain since sliced bread. A case in point is one from Emblem Health, a managed care company in my area that says it considers me what they call a “candidate” for their “special needs pl…

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DEAR ABBY: My brother and sister-in-law recently told me their 5-year-old son claims my 9-year-old son touched him inappropriately on several occasions. Understanding that any parent believes what their child says, I asked my son if he has ever touched or done anything inappropriate to anyon…

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DEAR ABBY: I dwell in a small, Southern and, I thought, safe hometown. I’m currently unemployed and therefore unable to afford a place of my own. I live with my parents. I have job-searched for months now for something within walking distance. I pay for food with food stamps. But I can’t yet…

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Keep your flower vases filled all summer long with beautiful blossoms picked right from your own garden and containers. Growing seeds, plants and tender bulbs that can double as cut flowers makes it easy to create casual, fresh-cut bouquets for your dinner table, guest room or to share with …

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I read a passage in a book recently, describing mood contagion. Mood contagion says that when a person walks in the room, we can automatically sense if they are sad, angry, anxious, or upset, and unless we are very mindful their negative mood can overtake ours. Similarly, if we are happy or …

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DEAR ABBY: I am writing about your Keepers booklet, the collection of your most popular essays, poems and letters. I would like to purchase a copy, but first, I have a question. Is there a particular favorite of yours in there? — BIG FAN IN FORT WAYNE, IND.

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Maps once upon a time were beautifully crafted and added a taste of panache, unlike today, where they look like they were Adobe Photoshopped and mass produced on expensive pieces of paper.

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DEAR ABBY: I’m recently married, and in my opinion, my wife has too many pets — seven inside dogs. She also feeds the neighborhood cats, so at any given time of day, there are 10 to 18 cats in our front yard.

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As we look around at our circumstances, it is easy for all of us to panic, worry, or give up. Any day of our life, we can wake up to unfamiliar circumstances that drive us either to our knees or to utter despair. On slick roads, many of us have found our vehicle sliding, skidding, or swiftly…

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DEAR ABBY: About a year ago, I confessed to one of my close guy friends that I liked him. He said he wasn’t looking for a relationship. I haven’t brought it up since. I have now found out his roommate is interested in me. I politely declined his advances, but I can’t help but wonder if the g…

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DEAR ABBY: My husband and I moved from another state four years ago. He went a year and a half before getting a job after we moved. Now he’s out of a job again.

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This year marks Administrator Linda McMahon’s third year leading the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and I am proud of the great work that she, and our whole agency, has accomplished over the past few years in advocating for America’s small businesses.

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DEAR ABBY: I am a 30-year-old divorced male. I suffered from a stroke six months ago and have paralysis on one side of my body. After rehab, I returned home able to walk with a cane.

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DEAR ABBY: I was involved with a man (“Mike”) I cared deeply about. One day he came to me saying he had a “secret” he needed to share. He explained that he was in love with another woman, and they had decided to get back together. I asked him all the normal questions. He explained as best as…

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Sitting and shivering in the stands were Cheyenne residents Chris Boswell, Rick Boomgaarden, and former Wyomingite Gene Bryan watching the Colorado Rockies play a good game with the Seattle Mariners.

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DEAR ABBY: I am a 15-year-old girl. I have been friends with “Amanda” for two years. She helped me through a really tough time, which is how we became friends.

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I’ve been reading a book about ethics in journalism. While most people would consider this exceptionally dry reading, I have found it to be greatly informative and filled with good advice. In this day and age of fake news and questionable online reporting, setting my path in a direction that…

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Time for some 10-tooth, deplorable-thinkin’ common sense from out here in deepest Flyover Country, where we eat raw vegetables, not “crudites,” and are darned proud of it:

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Way back when I was in elementary school, in 1951, the current president of Wheaton College wrote a book called “Storms and Starlight.” All the chapters started with an S, and the first chapter heading was “Servant” and the last was “Solvency.” The chapters in between, went from “Straight” t…

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DEAR ABBY: How do you break up with a friend? “Jenny” and I have known each other since high school, more than 30 years. Over the years we’ve both moved far apart and see each other every couple of years. We were each other’s bridesmaids, supported each other as our parents passed away and c…

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My recent move has me thinking of the weight of heritage, and what we pass from one generation to the next. Specifically, I am thinking of my mother, who bequeathed me a love of books and wonky knees. Generally the two don’t overlap, but when it came time to relocate my personal, extensive l…

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DEAR ABBY: My secretary has worked for me for six years, and I have fallen in love with her. Neither of us is married. There’s a couple of problems, however.

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DEAR ABBY: My daughter has two boys who treat her like crap. They swear, call her a b----, whore, liar and the f-word. They break things in her house and have no respect for anyone.

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Lately, highways all across Wyoming have been horrible. In a recent column, I detailed how the Cowboy State was listed in one survey as the most dangerous place to drive in the USA in the wintertime.

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DEAR ABBY: I just found out that my husband of 37 years is having an affair. I have supported him in every way I could — raising our daughters, taking care of the household and holding a full-time job while he traveled for business and his many hobbies.

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DEAR ABBY: I am a working stay-at-home mom with a successful career. I am also the primary breadwinner. My husband doesn’t work so he can take care of our baby girl full time.

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There are certain people we all see as rare, exceedingly rare people, that God has allowed to become part of our lives. This week, I got a phone call telling me that my dear friend, Jon Baker, in Grand Island, Nebraska, at age 86, went Home to be with the Lord.

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DEAR ABBY: A year ago my sister “Jan” started dating this guy, “Miles,” who soon moved in with her. Everyone in our family was welcoming until she started telling us their problems. We thought things between them had improved, but recently Jan tried to take her own life because she could no …

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According to NBC News, we are in the early stages of mood forecasting technology that could help stop bad moods even before they strike.

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DEAR ABBY: My youngest sister started dating a man and they quickly moved in together. Six months into their relationship she got pregnant and they got engaged. Their wedding is planned for this summer.

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DEAR ABBY: Our 22-year-old son stays with us. He has a part-time job and goes to school part-time. He is somewhat secretive. We don’t know his friends or where he goes.

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She sits in her play chair in the middle of the living room rug, her five-month-old legs barely touching the floor. And bouncing.

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DEAR ABBY: I’m close to 70 and have three grown children. I’ve been a widow for 15 years. My oldest son, age 45, has pretty much cut himself off from our fairly close family. His reason: Two years ago, after I had surgery for lung cancer, he claims I told him I wished I had never had childre…

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William Peter Wyovich was born on the 25th of December, 1886 in Cantone, Montenegro. Mr. Wyovich immigrated to the United States on April 24, 1900, to New York. He moved to Rock Springs and worked in the coal mines as a foreman. He married Susan Drysdale, daughter of John and Annie Drysdale …