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Karla's Kolumn: It Boggles the Mind

Maybe it’s the rain, maybe it’s the fact I’m taking a few days vacation later next week, maybe it’s because of all the weird stuff that’s been happening, or maybe it’s because that’s just how my mind works but I have a lot of issues...

 

Remembering June 1, 1956

I’ve mentioned in earlier columns that I delivered the Northern Wyoming Daily News for four years. That period began on June 1, 1956 (when I was 12 and headed into the eighth grade) and ended on June 1, 1960. For some reason I recently started...

 

Karla's Kolumn: Remember It's Just A Game

Football season is here. One of my favorite times of the year. I love watching college football and the NFL. But, no matter how many games I watch and no matter how my favorite teams do, I remember it’s just a game. It’s a game where players and...

 

Leaving or staying home

After the great eclipse trip, my next trip (only four days later) was considerably longer, to Seattle, to visit my daughter and her family. Celia and I have five children between us and they are scattered all over the country. The closest one is in...

 

Karla's Kolumn: I hate spiders

I hate spiders. Yes, I know hate is a strong word but it fits. I really do hate spiders. Yes, I know they can be beneficial. I hear it from my husband all the time. My reply to him. They aren’t beneficial in my house. But for him I try and give...

 
 By John Davis    Opinion    August 29, 2017

The great 2017 eclipse

When we first thought about the coming eclipse, my wife and I felt that the experience of an eclipse was over-hyped and that we could enjoy it as much on TV as seeing it live. And we sure didn’t want to drive through areas that promised to be chaot...

 

Karla's Kolumn - The cornerstone: freedom of speech

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government...

 

Karla's Kolumn: Excited for the eclipse; but focused on reality

I'm excited for Monday. I don't normally, OK I never say I'm excited for a Monday. But, I am this time because it is solar eclipse day. I won't be traveling to Thermopolis to view the eclipse in...

 

Karla's Kolumn: Time to make fairgrounds, arena, a priority

Last week I wrote about life lessons I learned at area county fairs. Well I learned something else, or rather came to a realization. I realize that the Washakie County Commissioners have some decisions to make regarding the fairgrounds. I’ve spent...

 

Cutting red tape: regulatory reform in Wyoming

If we need to know whether municipal landfills must be tested for groundwater contamination or if hunters with physical disabilities can hunt from stationary vehicles or whether importers can bring...

 

Life lessons at the fair

You can learn a lot at county fairs if you just sit back, watch and contemplate. Friday morning on my drive to Basin for the Big Horn County beef show I was contemplating what to write for this week’s column and my mind was full of several topics,...

 
 By John Davis    Opinion    August 1, 2017

My columns

I usually send in my column on Friday, for publication on the following Tuesday morning. From the moment I hit “Send” on my computer, I’ve got one week to submit another column. That one week limit is usually not onerous, but it is a persistent...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    July 29, 2017

It's fair time

It is fair time in the Big Horn Basin. Park County is wrapping up its fair week and the rest of the Big Horn Basin is gearing up for a full week of fair fun with Washakie County, Big Horn County and Hot Springs County all scheduling their fairs this...

 
 By John Davis    Opinion    July 25, 2017

Much to learn at museum symposium

This last Saturday (July 15) the Washakie Museum held its annual Washakie Museum Paleontology and Archaeology Symposium. I’ve attended these through the years, and they’ve been wonderful sessions. I learned that the Big Horn Basin is considered...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    July 22, 2017

Are we too dependent on internet?

Have we as a society become too dependent on the internet? You all know where I’m going with this right? At least those of you who lost internet connection for most of the day on Thursday do. There are more and more things that are internet-based...

 

Karla's Kolumn: Family Reunions

Reunions, people love them or hate them. I truly enjoy family reunions, but to be honest I have yet to attend any of my class reunions. The difference? Good question and I'm not sure I have a great...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    July 8, 2017

A happy birthday wish for Shadow

In September I wrote a column "What were we thinking" after we adopted a puppy from a friend who could no longer keep her. And this weekend, as near as I can figure, Shadow will turn 1 this weekend....

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    July 1, 2017

Be safe and courteous as you celebrate our independence

It is almost the Fourth of July but for some this will be a four-day week and fireworks galore. The BLM, city and county have graciously allowed fireworks out at the gravel pit again for every day...

 

Let's admit health care is a tough issue

OK so let’s be honest and realistic with ourselves about health care and health care acts. First, let’s admit there are some good things about the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and there are some things that are not good at all. Second,...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    June 17, 2017

A glimpse into a woman's mind

Most people know that the majority of women are multi-taskers. There are several things running through our mind at any given moment. This is why, for example in our newsroom, my one reporter (yes...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    June 10, 2017

Safety first

It’s summer time, while not officially until June 21, school is out, tourists are passing through, and snow melt runoff is in full swing with a vengeance. What do all these have in common — one simple message, safety first. There are more...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    June 3, 2017

Random thoughts on 'Not Real News,' Kathy Griffin and summer fun

Friday morning, more than most weeks, I was struggling for a column idea, so this week you get a few short columns all in one. 'NOT REAL NEWS' FEATURE With all the talk now about "fake news" the...

 
 By John Davis    Opinion    May 30, 2017

The Battle of Britain

I’ve been doing a lot of reading in the last few weeks, and most of the books I’ve read are about the World War II era, especially the Battle of Britain. There are times in history when events are so chaotic and momentous that fate teeters...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    May 27, 2017

Different worlds, different attitudes

Friday was a day of mixed emotions. While getting ready for work I had the news on and heard a report of some Texas teachers who gave out mock awards this week, giving "most likely to be a terrorist"...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    May 20, 2017

Graduates: What happens next is up to you

It’s graduation time and with that comes a time that I feel obligated to use this space to try and impart some wisdom to our area high school graduates. But sometimes it’s hard to come up with new material so I went old school or rather I went...

 

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