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No legislation would have prevented any of the mass shootings we have experienced this past decade. In a free society, neither our fine law enforcement community, nor our federal and state governments can know the minds and hearts of psychopaths and criminals and prevent horrific killings of…

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Subsequent to my recent letter regarding the County Commissioners’ purchase of 5,528 acres of Warren Livestock land for $14 Million, I did some more land-value research. This time I looked at the actual 2017 market value of the land, published on the online Albany County web-GIS map (http://…

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Mr. Bressler’s ignominious attempt to explain the framers’ intent for the wording of the Second Amendment reveals little more than a lack of research on the matter. The pre-ratification debates in the late 1780s and early 1790s were rife with examples of what was on the framers’ minds, found…

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The barrage of anti-gun letters to the editor last Sunday proves the point that the left is solely interested in political strategy. During Hillary’s run for president she repeatedly told voters she was pro 2nd Amendment and yet within hours after last week’s shooting she tweets about stoppi…

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There is nothing more distasteful and un-American than kneeling or sitting during our National Anthem. The U.S. Constitution provides Americans the right to free speech and peaceful protest. However, Americans also have the right to voice objections in such repugnant actions by millionaire a…

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In the wake of the horrific killings in Las Vegas and all mass gun murders, I am sharing the following terrific suggestions to stop the madness. (The idea for the following analogy came from an anonymous Instagram post.)

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Last week, under the leadership of President Laurie Nichols, the University of Wyoming celebrated the grand opening of the Native American Education, Research and Cultural Center. I had the honor to serve as the Master of Ceremonies. We recognized the efforts of many people who had worked on…

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Three cheers for UW’s new Native American Education, Research, and Cultural Center and also for the fine dedication ceremony on Friday afternoon, September 29. It took a village to bring the Center into being, and it also took a relay team. One of the earliest advocates for such a center was…

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When Ivinson Memorial Hospital opened one hundred years ago, it was because of a large gift from one person, Edward Ivinson. This local philanthropist’s gift of land and $50,000 amounts to at least $1,180,400 in today’s dollars, according to one estimate. The hospital was constructed on what…

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Whether you have been hunting before or if this season will be your first time out, the process of stalking game in mountainous terrain, field dressing, and removing the animal from the country always involves some good physical exertion and often is downright exhausting. As many of us head …

  • By Dan Hayward
    Contributing photography columnist
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Hi, and welcome to my “HighLight & Shadow” photo column.