The ‘inevitable consequence’ of socialized healthcare

The story of Charlie Gard, a medically frail baby in England is the latest of many perfect examples of why we don’t need single payer healthcare liberals are trying to encumber on we the people. ... more


Dog lover says it’s time to ‘clean it up’

I surely do love dogs.... more


County Fair memories: ‘Oh, my aching back . . .’

It’s county fair time again.... more


Not looking forward to ‘the good ol’ days’

When it comes to pre-existing health conditions, there’s no such thing as the good ol’ days.... more


It’s the little things that count

First of all, a great big “Thank You” to all of you who have welcomed me back to the pages of the Torrington Telegram.... more


Tracks, snacks and slacks: My road trip tips

Recently, I made the trip down to Denver, Colo. to capture the enjoyment of the local Little Leaguers walking the warning track of Coors Field.... more


Counting steps walking through Cowboy State in summer

Is there a better place in the world for a morning walk than a nice path in Wyoming?... more


Should patriotism be dangerous?

With a title like that, you’re probably thinking I’m going to touch on topics like the brave men and women who serve in our military, the threat of terrorism or explore what it means to be an American today.... more


Reader questions science of climate change theories

There is not just a century of global climate change study. ... more


Take a look at where independence comes from

I’m always called to pause and think at this time of year.... more


Denying access to public records flouts letter, intent of law

In a 1765 treatise, Founding Father John Adams wrote, “Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who have a right … to that most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge, I mean, of the character and conduct of their rulers.”... more


Well, I’m back

After 17 years as agriculture editor at a neighboring newspaper, I jumped at the chance to return to where I began my journalism career more than 30 years ago.... more


Reader has questions that demand answers

Dear Mike, John, and Liz, I’m sorry you’ve chosen not to attend town halls for actual dialog with your constituents.... more


Creatures of the ditch

Back when our responsibilities consisted of cleaning our rooms and eating all our vegetables, my brother and I would spend the summers swimming in the Lucerne – a small canal – or ditch, as we called it – that cut a path near our home in rural Lingle.... more


Is this your (fore) fathers America

Have we, as a nation, forgotten this important clause about our purpose? The ‘general welfare’ is not about welfare, as in handouts, but certainly includes making sure nobody in our nation goes hungry. ... more


On watching the world go by

I love people watching.... more


My Wyoming Eight generations in state comes with responsibility

Although they have had eight generations living in Wyoming, the Driskill clan of Devils Tower originally came from Texas and as a result, it seems most everything about these folks is big.... more


Personal assistant wanted, digital variety need not apply

The thing with technology, especially new technology, is that it rarely lives up to the hype. There are always bugs that need to exterminated.... more


Call to testify for common-sense laws

The majority of the legislature’s Judiciary Committee has voted for felony imprisonment of Wyoming citizens for possession of flour and sugar.... more


A reminder about flag etiquette

Growing up during the 1940s and 1950s, my heroes were soldiers not sports figures. ... more


To plant a garden

Like many experiences in life, the process of planting a garden has its ups and downs. ... more


The politicization of decency

The Department of Justice recently announced charges against 15 people who have been trafficking in eagle body parts. “U.S. Attorney Randy Seiler …described one operation as basically a "chop-shop for eagles" in which eagle feathers were stuffed into garb... more


The measure of a mother

For the last three months, much of my life has been consumed by a tiny, adorable human I am blessed to call my daughter.... more


Proposed cuts would hurt seniors

Federal funding for meals on wheels is on the chopping block. ... more


Obvious questions but elusive answers

There’s a commercial circulating on the airwaves right now with a celebrity calling for more, limitless wireless data service. ... more