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Multi-states Information Sharing & Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) & Coronavirus Alert: Cyber threat bad actors are expected to leverage the coronavirus outbreak to conduct financial fraud and disseminate malware (malware is software designed to disrupt, damage, or gain unauthorized access…

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DEAR ABBY: My son is engaged to a young woman I'll call Carla. They are currently living with my husband and me to save money and pay off bills. They fight often. Because of this, my husband and I were not excited when they flippantly announced their engagement and also flippantly announced …

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American writer Gertrude Stein owned two Picassos. She always used to tell her friend, “If the house were on fire and I could only take one picture, it would be those two.”

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I recently read an article in the Winter 2019 edition of the magazine Living called “Tips for Cozy, Contented Living.” In it the author listed some tips for achieving hygge, or what was described as a warm, cozy environment focusing on connection, mindfulness and pleasure in simple things. T…

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Seeing the semis tucked into every nook and cranny of Rock Springs when Interstate 80 was closed for three days last weekend made me thankful that I had no reason to journey far from home. As a southwest Wyoming native, it also brought back memories from a lifetime of winter driving adventur…

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In nature, when an organism is threatened, certain biological changes occur. Heart rate increases, respiration changes, brain function reverts to more basic, "flight or fight" scenarios, and higher executive functions are forgotten. Sometimes this works to save the critter's life; sometimes …

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Fish salvage is an effort to capture fish that have become stranded during low-water times, usually in the fall, and returning them to the water they came from or somewhere anglers can fish for them. Generally, fish get stuck in irrigation ditches at the end of the irrigation season, but it …

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The annual special edition that takes a close look at the past year is upon us. Progress 2019 sections will start appearing in the Rocket Miner print and e-editions on Saturday, March 7. I like to think of it as our yearly opportunity to provide a stage for local businesses, government entit…

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The Summit, Elk Mountain, and The Sisters on Interstate 80. Laramie Peak on Interstate 25. Separation Flats north of Rawlins. South Pass southwest of Lander. Antelope Flats north of Jackson. The list goes on and on.

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Providing context is one of the most valuable things the Rocket Miner can add to the stories that pass through the newspaper. It’s easy to cut and paste the words from a press release, but adding the information needed to better comprehend a development, statement, idea or argument takes mor…

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DEAR ABBY: My husband and I are friendly with two other couples whose children are friends with ours. We live in a fairly small community, and the couples met and began socializing because my husband and I introduced them. It started out with board game nights, progressed to potlucks and hol…

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Many people don’t like being told that they could do something more efficiently or at lesser cost? Why? Often the reason is because it takes many adults, maybe one of us, part of an adult lifetime to relinquish a prideful attitude toward receiving any form of advice.

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Rabbit hunting is a great way to introduce kids to hunting, and there is plenty of action and excitement to keep their attention. During the winter in Wyoming, snow gives hunters a way to track rabbits. With every new dusting on the ground, you can often follow tracks to the brush pile where…

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DEAR ABBY: Our son "Greg" has come out as gay. My husband can't accept it and refuses to meet Greg's boyfriend. Our other son is getting married (to a girl), and Greg will be bringing his boyfriend. My husband says he won't come to the wedding because our son's boyfriend will be there. He sa…

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Those of us who live in Flyover Country are in big trouble once again with our more evolved bicoastal cousins.

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Snowflakes are each unique, and we have been seeing our share of them this winter. Part of their uniqueness comes from their being pushed around in the turbulence of the wind. Record snowstorms throughout the United States recently make us ask the question again, “Exactly why are no two snow…

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A lot of editorial pages across the country include translations of the Voltaire line, “I disapprove of what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it.” Not everybody means it.

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It doesn’t matter whether the impeachment trial of President Trump is already over or it drags on for months.

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DEAR ABBY: I am trying hard to let go of my paralyzing fear of driving, which has prevented me from getting a license. I am not sure why I get so nervous and afraid when I get behind the wheel. I really need a car to get my family and myself around. I just wish I knew what was causing this. …

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So, what have non-coastal, common-sense folks like us – odoriferous Walmart shoppers, wearers of hats with ear flaps, purveyors of homespun wisdom – learned from the presidency of Donald J. Trump?

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Isn’t it interesting what we get ourselves into? Are you familiar with the name John Newton? John’s life is one example of the depths into which each one of us can go.

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Is it really 2020? Back at the turn of the century (yeah, 20 years ago at 2000), our little town put together Project 2020, which was a guide for the town’s future.

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A few weeks ago, I probably wouldn’t have planned on watching documentaries about Chinese government conspiracies and a Marine walking across the country. And I definitely wouldn’t have expected them to leave me shocked and sobbing—but that’s exactly what happened.

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ROCK SPRINGS — Every day people in the world suffer loss. Grandparents, parents, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.