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As a rheumatologist, I often get the question, “What do you do?” According to my kids, their mom does “something with joints.” At the conclusion of patient visits, when I propose a diagnosis such as polymyalgia rheumatica or PMR, I often hear, “What is that?” The fact is most people do not t…

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It’s been reported in this column before that often Wyoming’s economy reacts to the national economy much like a teeter-totter. When Wyoming is booming up, the country is struggling down. When the country is booming, Wyoming struggles.

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As an online student currently majoring in sport management, I have been busy juggling both school and work these past few months. This has been both challenging and rewarding at the same time.

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Recently, I have been pondering on the fact that our lives are somewhat like a running relay race, as we seek for our legacy, to be one of passing on certain vital truths to our children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Yet, because of the abundant grace of almighty God, our lives ha…

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During this unprecedented year we’ve been introduced to a number of words, phrases and terms, many of which we’re eager to erase from our memories. The year 2020 has seen social unrest, political animosity and — of course — coronavirus. With this bleak backdrop for context, here are Grammar …

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With the celebration of one of our most important holidays fast approaching, and the recent explosion of a second wave of COVID-19 cases, I feel it is very important as your Mayor to express my thoughts regarding the various issues involved.

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We are living today in a world that has a history in the past 240-plus years, and a system of society and reality, founded on the authority of God and His holy Word, the Bible. Yet, today, our heritage has been painted as intellectually stimulating to study, but we are now considering it hon…

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When “All in the Family” hit the TV screens in 1971, the war in Vietnam was raging, cities from Washington, D.C., to Detroit were charred from riots in the wake of Martin Luther King’s assassination, and many young people like me were leaving those cities, moving west to rural America.

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DEAR ABBY: Since I moved eight years ago, my son, "Jim," has visited me only once, and that's because I gave his son my car. I rarely hear from him, and when I have visited, we barely talk. We have totally different ideas on life, and it has caused a rift in our relationship.

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Yep, I’m of that age – my first “video games” were “Lemonade Stand” and “The Oregon Trail.” I’ve always wondered, though, if others spent as long as I did wondering why there never seemed to be any water in The West.

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What do you say when you need to blow your nose and the box of the tissues you want to use is across the room? You probably say something like, “Janet, will you please bring me a Kleenex?” This assumes there is someone named Janet on the other side of the room.

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I was very young when my grandfather suffered his first stroke and began his battle with vascular dementia. I grew up understanding that he was not like the other adults in my life. He would take me on long walks around the neighborhood, but it was never entirely clear who was supervising wh…

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On the day she officially became a trailblazer in Major League Baseball, Kim Ng remembered the little girl who played stickball on the streets of Queens.

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Sometimes a topic of interest is so singularly, in our face, on our mind, and on our heart, that there is no other competitor for our attention. What has placed the Grus canadensis on my mind? Is it the fact that the North American population is approximately 650,000, or because this steel-g…

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Western Wyoming Community College is proud to have helped adult learners in Wyoming start or remain enrolled in college through the distribution of CARES funds from Governor Gordon’s office. A grand total of $1,333,916 CARES funding awarded and disbursed to 428 unduplicated students as 82 st…

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As residents of the most Republican Donald Trump-loving state in the country, many Wyoming folks are reeling in the face of the apparent election of their arch-nemesis Democrat Joe Biden.

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In Wyoming there are 6,000 documented collisions with big game annually. A wildlife overpass is one of many solutions wildlife managers and transportation engineers may recommend to help prevent wildlife-vehicle collisions and reduce barriers for season movements. While overpasses are a cost…

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I’ve never heard of an “aunt-in-law,” but I know it’s a thing. The beauty of having a spouse’s aunt or uncle in your family is that you have every right to call them by his or her first name, unlike your in-laws, who get to dictate how you address them. Today’s linguistic inspiration comes f…

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There’s a concept called “demand management” in the news in Colorado, and here’s a simple definition: Landowners get paid to temporarily stop irrigating, and that water gets sent downstream to hang out in Lake Powell.