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DEAR ABBY: I am in a loving relationship with a kind and caring man, "Byron." He has a preteen son, "Eli," from a previous relationship. Eli stays with us several days a week, and I watch him while Byron goes to work. Byron and I would like to spend the rest of our lives together, but I'm un…

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DEAR ABBY: I have been married to my husband for 17 years. After several years, I realized he had some depression issues. Ten years ago, after he was diagnosed with PTSD, he stopped working and has been at home ever since.

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DEAR ABBY: I am a 34-year-old man who is somewhat socially awkward. I want to start dating and hopefully find that special someone. The problem is, I have an addiction. It’s not to alcohol or drugs, but to online games.

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“As far as I’m concerned,” my mother said, “that dog’s name is Cecil!”

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One of the highlights of this past year was a stop at the Frost Place in Franconia, New Hampshire, on the last few days the museum was open. He lived with his wife and children on the north side of Franconia Notch, only a couple miles from the town of Franconia.

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DEAR ABBY: "Jumbled in Ohio" (Aug. 10) indicated that her lack of interest in her husband started about a year after the birth of her second child. You recommended counseling, which is needed, but you should also have recommended she talk to a medical doctor, especially one who specializes i…

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Anyone with a valid, unused elk hunting license may apply for permission slips to hunt on the National Elk Refuge (NER) through the Wyoming Game and Fish Department Access Yes website. Refuge elk hunting opportunities are made possible by a partnership of the NER and the Game and Fish Access…

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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 am a 67-year-old divorced mother of five and grandmother of eight. My marriage to the father of my first four children ended 30 years ago because he was physically and emotionally abusive. After the divorce, I managed to put myself through college, and I am now a retired teacher…

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CNN reports for the first time in 44 years of polling, “religious nones” now comprise as many Americans who claim no religion, as Catholics and Evangelicals. This marks a meteoric rise of “religious nones” as researchers label them, that has grown 266% since 1991. Barring a Holy Ghost reviva…

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DEAR ABBY: My best friend and I are both male and 25. We’ve been friends since third grade. We were apart for four years of college and two years after because we were employed in different states. He has now been transferred and lives and works a few miles from where I do. We see each other…

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DEAR ABBY: I have a smartphone, and I love its convenience. I check my email, texts and voicemail three or four times a day and always try to respond promptly. But I do not carry my phone with me every moment of the day.

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

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DEAR ABBY: I am a college freshman. I have decided I want to get a job so I can support myself and pay half the rent in the apartment my mom resides in.

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DEAR ABBY: I was happily married with three daughters until I found out I had fathered a son two years before I married my wife. The news was a shock to us all. That information was kept from me for 13 years, and my wife is having a hard time dealing with the situation. We were dating at the…

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DEAR ABBY: A new co-worker started a few weeks ago. (FYI, I’m a gay man.) We share similar interests and have a lot in common. As I am getting to know him, I have become increasingly attracted to him and his personality. My joking around with him is borderline flirtatious. He hasn’t said any…

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The Board of Supervisors in San Francisco has decided that former criminals there are now to be called “justice-involved persons.”

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DEAR ABBY: We have a small house, and family and friends are always welcome. We also have six cats, and their care and comfort are paramount. We keep our cats separated so they don't fight, so two cats occupy what used to be our guest room. We have explained this to overnight guests, several…

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When I was a mass communications major in college (alas, this was not TOO long after mass communications consisted of Columbus yelling, "Can you guys in the back of the Santa Maria hear me OK?"), one of my film projects was a "Phantom of the Opera" takeoff.

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DEAR ABBY: I have a friend on social media whose brother died by suicide several months ago. She was the one who found him. They were close, and I think he was her last immediate family member. She has posted openly about how horrible this experience has been and how sad she feels.

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Western Wyoming College recently celebrated its 60th anniversary. As an alumna, I wish I was able to partake in the celebration. I did, however, attend the 50th anniversary celebration 10 years ago and thoroughly enjoyed myself.

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Our state’s economy is facing hard times — that’s no secret to anyone. It seems that we face a budget shortfall every year, and never really figure out how to dig ourselves out of it. Many of our communities are struggling with lost jobs, and we risk losing even more of our young people as t…

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DEAR ABBY: I’ve been spending time with a certain gentleman for more than five years. I am in love with him. We dated at first, then became friends with benefits. He had another woman move in with him a few years ago, but we are still friends with benefits, and he has become my best friend. …

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DEAR ABBY: My father died three years ago. My parents were both close to his younger brother and his wife. For the past two years, I have suspected that my mother and my uncle have been having an affair. They live in different states and text back and forth. She has left her phone open when …

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Last month, there was a talk in Casper about the Namib desert in east Africa, brought to Casper by the University of Wyoming’s World to Wyoming program.

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DEAR ABBY: I need some advice for my dear friend. She needs to have chemotherapy and her husband says he won't help her when she gets sicker from the meds. She is devastated and feels like he isn't even her husband anymore. He told her he will move out and put her into a nursing home and tha…

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DEAR ABBY: My father was killed recently in a shooting. I have received text messages and phone calls from my immediate family and close friends. My mother-in-law was thoughtful enough to send me a card, and I called to thank her the day I received it.

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DEAR ABBY: I am 30 years old, the only child of divorced parents in their late 60s. Neither of them has remarried.

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A review in the Chicago Tribune called them “the Mount Rushmore of country music,” and I can’t think of a more perfect description.

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It wasn’t that long ago that I heard a Presbyterian pastor quote George Bernard Shaw, saying, “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”

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DEAR ABBY: Our college-age daughter has been withdrawn and depressed for some time. During a recent visit, after asking her several times what was wrong, encouraging her to continue counseling and expressing general concern for her, I finally asked her (again) if she was gay. She broke down …

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DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend and I have been together for nearly a year. He has several female friends I have met and like very much. However, one of them texts him every day, even while we are together. She also sends Facebook messages and sometimes calls him at work. Sometimes she "drops in" at…

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DEAR ABBY: When I was 11, my parents and I moved near my grandparents. I loved them very much. One day, my grandfather offered to take me for a ride around the countryside, and we jumped in his pickup truck to explore.

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DEAR ABBY: I'm frightened that I will become homeless and won't be able to pay my bills. I'm afraid of getting older and ending up a homeless woman, freezing to death on the streets. I worry that the college degree I'm working toward will be useless.

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DEAR ABBY: My wife and I were happily married for 45 years. We both come from large, close families, and we were devoted to each other. We virtually never fought. She died suddenly four months ago. There was no warning. I was devastated, but my family and my faith buoyed me up through the da…

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DEAR ABBY: I am getting married soon. I grew up without a biological father. When I was younger, a man (I’ll call him Tom) stepped into my life and has been like a father to me for almost two decades. I have gone on several family vacations with him and his family.

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Andrew Yang, who is running for president, wants the government to give us all $1,000 a month in guaranteed income.

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On Thursday, Sept. 5, a 73-year-old woman in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh in India gave birth to twins. She is the oldest person on earth in the last few millennia, since Sarah in Bible times, at age 90, bore Isaac to Abraham.