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When dealing with ticks, these little buggers can pack a potentially serious bite. The more time we spend outdoors in Wyoming, the higher the risk of contracting a variety of illnesses. We’re most vulnerable from April through September, and the latest reports from the Centers for Disease Co…

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Wyoming is such an interesting place. Even when you omit Yellowstone, Grand Teton Park, and Devils Tower Monument, the state is jammed with interesting sites to visit and sights to see.

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DEAR ABBY: My friends and family constantly ask me when I plan to get a new phone. I have a slide phone. I used to have a flip phone, which also drew the same questions. I am not a phone person. I have a land line at home with answering/messaging in place.

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Perhaps each of us have heard our spouse, our parents, or our children, say, “Smile! You look so unhappy.” So, you answer, “I was just thinking, and I can’t do two things at once.” But to make others happy, we smile.

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Engineers for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department help other employees to accomplish projects for wildlife and fish. The conservation engineering branch works on a wide variety of engineering projects throughout the state. Our work ranges from projects like:

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Scott Nash is my hero this week. I’m so proud of him I might even spend some money in his out-of-the-way and somewhat expensive grocery store. Nash is the founder and CEO of Mom’s Organic Market and the Washington Post featured him this week.

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I know Father’s Day was five days ago, but I would like to take a minute and share just how much my dad means to me.

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Recently, I found myself standing in front of my old house in Philadelphia. From 1966, when I was 4, until 1969, when we moved to Delaware County, I lived in the two-story quasi-Victorian on the 5400 block of North 12th Street. In the 50 years since we left, I’ve re-imagined that house a mil…

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Each of us, at times, feels anxious about a situation we’re currently in or about to enter. If such feelings are the norm for you, you may feel you’re “shy” and may find you’re labeled as such by others.

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Sunday is Father’s Day, and this year I’m a little at a loss about what to do for the fathers in my life.

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When you’re a teenager, on the brink of being able to drive, the last people you want to be seen in public with are your parents.

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Recently, in Wilson, Wyoming, I picked up a Jackson Hole Daily. The Daily posted an article from the 2019 Washington Post News Service that was written by M.R. O’Connor. The article was intriguing, and its title was “Here’s What Gets Lost When We Rely On GPS: A Lot.”

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It’s natural to want to help wildlife when we believe them to be hurt or left behind. If you see an animal that appears to be injured, do not approach or try to capture the animal as it can be dangerous for both you and the animal. The best first step is to call the Wyoming Game and Fish Dep…

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Growing up in a brand-new subdivision of modest but extremely well-built homes in Los Angeles during the ‘50s and ‘60s, I don’t think one of us kids in my neighborhood realized we were surrounded by men and women who bought these homes with the GI Bill, after serving in WWII.

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The Senate Special Committee on Aging has just released one of the most damning reports on the nation’s nursing homes that I’ve seen in a long time. The short document should be required reading for any family thinking of moving a relative to a nursing facility. Read more at www.aging.senate…

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The other day, my 5- and 6-year-old daughters were singing the words to the song “Nerves” by Terri Hendrix. My 5-year-old sang, “You’re getting on my nurses.” (You should’ve seen me look at her and NOT react). Then my 6-year-old said, “No, Gracie, it’s supposed to be, ‘You’re getting on my n…

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Most of us, from young children to senior citizens, look forward to the opportunities of summer. While we may complain some days about the heat and humidity, the warmer weather and slower pace offers a chance to relax, to take advantage of more outdoor activities and perhaps to even enjoy a …

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My reporters and I attend any number of meetings throughout Sweetwater County on a weekly basis. At some of these meetings, board members will dine together. Some of the spreads are quite nice and I’m sure are included to feed board members who must come straight from work, without first goi…

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ANSWER ME THIS: How upset should we be that a White House meeting to discuss spending $2 trillion (we don’t have) on infrastructure ended in failure two weeks ago?

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Most of us have all heard the famous lines, “There are no atheists in foxholes” and “There are no atheists in the trenches.” No one knows who said this first, but sources go back to World War I as the time those lines started to be used. While there is no agreement as to who first said these…

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DEAR ABBY: I am a 57-year-old man who has been divorced for eight years. (My ex-wife was the one who filed.) I recently reconnected with my ex-wife's sister, "Edith," whom I hadn't seen in years. We began a friendship, which has evolved into a serious relationship.

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Kids can be amazing. They develop new cellphone apps, set athletic records, volunteer with the elderly, and perform lots of good deeds. Unfortunately, much of the time it seems these are someone else’s children.

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DEAR ABBY: My aunt had a stillborn baby 20 years ago. At the time, I was a teenager. Ever since then she has lived a morbid lifestyle — like you’d see in a scary movie. After the first year, she threw a party with a cake for all of us, and wanted us to sing “Happy Birthday” to a baby that ne…

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This is the fifth in a series of articles about veterans who are buried in the Rock Springs cemetery who do not have a gravestone. The High Desert Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is working with others in the community, including the Rock Springs Historical Museum, …

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Add a bit of cool flavor to your beverages and meals this summer with homegrown mint. Try using peppermint leaves in fruit cocktails and ice cream. Add spearmint to your tea or use the leaves to season lamb and jelly. Or try chocolate mint for a unique sweet and refreshing flavor in desserts…

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DEAR ABBY: I dated a man several years ago, and we just hooked up again. In the interim he had all of his teeth pulled. His dentures are ill-fitting, and he refuses to get them adjusted. As a result, he goes without any teeth, which I find a whole lot less than sexy. Our love life is sufferi…

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DEAR ABBY: I am an attractive woman who has been married for 30 years. I think my husband has been cheating on me for most of them. Through the years I have seen the telltale signs and confronted him many times. But he continually tells me no, he would never do anything.

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DEAR ABBY: My husband has always had anger issues. Recently, they have progressed from targeting inanimate objects to targeting me.

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Today I checked out the robin nest I stumbled upon that is deeply hidden in a cedar hedge. The mother robin didn’t particularly enjoy me going near the hedge as she swooped down over my head in a dive bomber flyover. The mother robin had her beak full, holding on tightly to a wiggly worm.

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DEAR ABBY: I have a guy friend who goes from girl to girl constantly. People talk about what a player he is and say he doesn’t really like the women he’s dating. He has been called desperate — among other things. None of this ever gets to him. Even though we are just close friends, he has ev…

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DEAR ABBY: My husband and I are expecting a baby in a few months. My father and his wife asked if we would like a large crib/changing table/shelf combination they took a fancy to at an antique store. I politely refused and explained that there is no space in our small apartment. They sent it…

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If ever there were a weak link in hospital care, it’s what happens when you or a loved one leaves the hospital. It’s becoming clear that the process known as discharge planning is deficient, can be harmful, and sometimes results in a patient’s decline.

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DEAR ABBY: I am very close to my 19-year-old son. He is kind, sweet and big-hearted. He has learning disabilities and the maturity level of probably a 15- or 16-year-old. Naturally, I am protective of him. He had one girlfriend during his senior year, and when they broke up after four months…

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Life is full of challenges. Some big, some small, but all can dishearten us at times and make us feel overwhelmed and discouraged.

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DEAR ABBY: Around 12 years ago, I helped out an old friend I’ll call Patty by creating an author website for her. I have maintained it for her ever since. She is grateful and gives me a gift every once in a while to show her appreciation.

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DEAR ABBY: I have been dating my boyfriend for two years. He is 10 years older, in his mid-40s. He is wonderful, kind, smart, and treats me well. There is only one issue: He still lives with his ex-girlfriend from 10 years ago.

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DEAR ABBY: I was married to my husband for 29 years. We were separated off and on more than 10 of those years. We were both in other relationships but would reconnect for months and sometimes years. Then, because our lifestyles are so different, we would split up again.

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This past week the Rocket-Miner was made aware of a change in how Rock Springs High School figures which graduating seniors get to walk with honors at commencement and which do not. One senior — Kayla Gonzales — posted on social media about how hurt she was by the change and hoped to inform …

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ANSWER ME THIS: If you picked up the paper tomorrow and read that the FBI was investigating presidential candidate Joe Biden, tapping his phones and attempting to infiltrate his campaign staff, would you be upset?

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With Memorial Day weekend approaching, we are expecting thousands more people traveling through our great state. Now is a good time to remind everyone to watch out for wildlife near the roads — and this includes bears.

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Has the road you’ve been traveling on seemed bumpy? Strangely, most of us have believed the foolish notion that if we are on the right road, it will be a trouble-free road. When we follow the Lord, it may seem like we’ve missed a turn and taken a wrong road.

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DEAR ABBY: I married when I was in my early 20s and stayed married for four years. It has been five years since my divorce. We had no children, and I haven’t had contact with my ex. The problem is, my family won’t stop bringing him up. My sister is being married soon, so they constantly disc…

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DEAR ABBY: The music director at our church — I’ll call her Mildred — is an alcoholic. I realized it after I offered my home to her when she said she needed to escape from her alcoholic partner. Mildred is a nighttime drinker and imbibes until probably 2 a.m. She says she can’t get to sleep …

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I’m going to come right out and say it: Anyone can become a millionaire in America today. And when I say anyone, I mean anyone — that means you, too!