It’s easy to let the economic forecasts, national political rhetoric and international violence get us down. That’s why it is important to remember that these downers aren’t all there is to life.
Gene Watson’s most recent letter (July 16) referred to the “climate change alarmist crowd” and how these “ideologues” are “bound by a belief system that has no basis in fact.” Readers might wish to know about the group that bothers him so much.
I was very saddened to hear of a pet dog shot recently in a nearby national forest. The shooter felt they were protecting their child. Maybe this tragedy could be prevented in the future if everyone just tries to see the other’s perspective.
On behalf of Hospice of Laramie and the Woods Landing Resort, we would like to thank all of the talented bluegrass musicians who performed for our kick-off Hospice House live music fundraiser series at the Woods Landing Dancehall on July 3. The fundraiser was a great success and we hope to host many more in the future.
The future of Garfield Street parking continues to be up in the air.
It’s a tough time in the world right now. A slow, steady trickle of bad news keeps on coming by the week, by the day and sometimes even by the hour.
Well folks, we have emerged from the robust 2015/16 ENSO (El Niño Southern Oscillation) warming weather event and are now entering the following La Niña cooling weather phase. Only time will tell how much La Niña cooling we will experience — it could be a lot so keep your winter clothing handy.
Social Security will be solvent for at least 20 more years. If left as is, benefits will be paid out 70 cents on the dollar in 2037. Part of this problem is Social Security rules haven’t been adjusted since 1983. Income and wealth are now distributed much differently than 33 years ago.