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Dave Simpson, a newspaper man for 40 million years, is snarky but not insightful. In an editorial in the Rocket-Miner, April 11, 2020, he was right to characterize the broad, constant, and increasing opposition to Trump as hate. It is well deserved, however, and it is even mathematically log…

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Sweetwater County strongly recommends that the Bureau of Land Management postpones publishing its draft Rock Springs Resource Management Plan until the COVID-19 health restrictions are lifted and in-person cooperator and public workshops and meetings can once again be held. The county believ…

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Wild horses exude the spirit of freedom and independence and all the good things we wish for in ourselves. Seeing wild horses transports viewers into the pages of Western novels and old movies, and to history and awe-inspiring vistas. Wild horses are both an intangible asset to southwestern …

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One of the many things I love about living in Western Wyoming is the abundant amount of public land that is available for recreation. As an avid sportsman who relies on access to public lands, I was relieved to see that the Sweetwater County Board of Commissioners sent a letter to the Bureau…

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Whether you’re a boomer, a Gen X/Y/Zer or a Millennial, you’ve only got one heart. No matter your age, right now is the perfect time to make the lifestyle choices that can keep your heart as strong and healthy as possible.

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The very wild Greater Little Mountain (GLM) region, south of Rock Springs, has long been a locally favored hunting area. It is now, however, facing the release of a new Resource Management Plan (RMP) by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). This may include many new roads and oil and gas deve…

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Rocky Mountain Power’s 2019 Integrated Resource Plan outlines how we plan to meet the electricity needs of our Wyoming customers safely, affordably and reliably over the next 20 years. As I visit with customers and community leaders around the state, they have questions about what this means…

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The Economic-Panel Discussion on Boom and Bust Cycles came to Rock Springs on Oct. 9. It was held at Western Wyoming Community College, and generously funded by the American Heritage Center. In attendance were about 75 people from the area. On the panel, acting as moderator was former Wyomin…

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A few years ago, my doctor recommended a routine heart exam. I would be paying for it out of pocket, since I had a high-deductible plan, so naturally I asked what it would cost.