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Karla's Kolumn: Thankful for the large and small things in my life

It’s November and you know what that means, that’s right December is right around the corner. Just kidding, it means it is almost time for Thanksgiving. Since the first Thanksgiving in 1621, people in the United States of America have been...

 

Karla's Kolumn The madness of weather and time

What are two things people love to talk about this time of year? That’s right, weather and time. The weather this week has been an especially hot topic with the recent snowstorm that brought record precipitation to Worland on Wednesday. People in...

 
 By John Davis    Opinion    October 31, 2017

January 1950

It’s a long story how I came to research January, 1950, but, generally, it came about because I wanted to learn in detail about the big move of the Lower Hanover Canal in the 1940s or 1950s. That resulted in a wild goose chase that had, as an...

 

Karla's Kolumn - Gender organizations and rising park fees are OK

I was off last week but had plenty of time in the last two weeks to ponder several issues and I’m going to tackle two here today – gender organizations and park fees. Let’s start with the Boys Scout welcoming girls into their organization but...

 

Karla's Kolumn: Lessons and laughs of 'Designing Women'

A while back I found a new channel had appeared on the satellite system and with that channel came some old shows, including one of my all time favorites — “Designing Women.” The first five seasons were the best with the original cast members...

 

Karla's Kolumn - Reporting real news daily

National Newspaper Week 2017 ends today. This year’s theme is “Real Newspapers … Real News.” There’s been a lot of talk this year, thanks mostly in part to President Donald Trump, about “fake news.” So what is real and what is fake and...

 
 By John Davis    Opinion    October 3, 2017

Recent readings

I’ve been reading a lot of odds and ends in the last month or so, I suppose because Celia and I have been so busy that I just grab what reading I can fit in. That trend is unlikely to change soon: We plan to go to Jackson Hole at the end of the...

 

Karla's Kolumn: Defending the national anthem

It’s about time people started defending the national anthem. I know you’re a bit puzzled by that statement. But not that long ago, in fact right after 9/11, despite all the patriotism across the country, there was a movement to change the...

 

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....

 

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