• FRANCIS WILLIAM BESSLER
    CONTRIBUTING RELIGION COLUMNIST
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Hello, everybody, it’s time to smile. Hello, everybody, your time’s worthwhile. Hello, everybody, know you are a mystery. Whether you’re a boy or a girl, you’re a son of divinity.

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The city of Laramie blocked of parking on Lewis Street from 11th Street all the way up to 15th Street with a sign that says “No parking from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. from Nov. 1 to March 31” several years ago so they could remove snow from the south side of the street. They have done this the last s…

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Our law enforcement officers are taking a bad “rap” for doing their duty. I lived next to a highway patrol officer and my wife’s cousin in Kansas was a highway patrol officer. The stories they told of the abuse they took was very bad. Spit on, peed on, threw up on, kicked in the groin, ran o…

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A group of legislators has proposed a bill (House Bill 135) that would effectively nullify laws and policies that provide protection to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons. The legislation seems to target two existing laws: the Laramie Nondiscrimination Ordinance and the Wyoming C…

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On behalf of the Cowboy Turf Wars organizing committee, we would like to thank our community for their hospitality during the 8th Annual Cowboy Turf Wars indoor soccer tournament held here in Laramie on Dec. 30, 31, 2016, and on Jan. 1, 2017.

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  • by Amber Travsky
    Contributing outdoors columnist
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They’ve done it again. Members of the University of Wyoming Nordic Ski Club will, once again, represent the United States at the World University Games. Beginning Jan. 29 and going through early February, six UW skiers, two UW coaches and three ski team alumni head for Almaty, Kazakhstan. Fo…

  • By Shawn Palmer
    Contributing health columnist
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Q: A friend of mine keeps telling me to eat more avocados, but I’m afraid of gaining weight since they have a lot of fat. Is it OK for me to eat more avocados?

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Fake news persists in legitimate mainstream news organizations reporting on Santa Claus as if he were a real person. His fantastic sleigh ride pulled by reindeer through the night skies on Christmas Eve, bringing gifts to all good boys and girls, is followed by NORAD’s radar tracker and note…

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Well, well, well – what goes around comes around. All those who have pinned their livelihoods on the phony “atmospheric carbon dioxide is a pollutant” falsehood will soon have to find other funding vehicles upon which to hitch their careers. Many will fail because of the stigma of having bee…

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During the Jan. 3 council meeting, Councilor Hanson made a number of alarming remarks concerning potential future taxi regulations in Laramie. Hanson naively referred to a perceived need to regulate taxi rates so that they are “equal,” and customers “don’t have to sort out which company they…

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Wyoming’s holiday weather has been unusually bad — mostly due to wind. According to the Wyoming Department of Transportation, there were 47 recorded accidents on major roadways in December alone. As WYDOT District Maintenance Engineer Tim McGary said, the wind has “been beating us up pretty …

  • By Amber Travsky
    Contributing Outdoors Columnist
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The freshly dug mounds of dirt catch my attention. They stand out starkly against the white snow. I ski closer and get excited. I stop a foot away from the main burrow diggings, careful not to disturb anything. I am in investigative mode and hit the “recall” button on my memory.

  • Dan Hayward
    Contributing photography columnist
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Photography is a form of visual communication and the main goal in taking almost any photo is to draw peoples’ attention to the finished photo and then keep their attention long enough for them to derive a message from the photo.

  • By Amber Travsky
    Contributing outdoors columnist
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I ran 755 consecutive days, covering some 2,022 miles. I was one of three official Wyoming members of the U.S. Running Streak Association. Alas, a year ago I had to let it go. I ended my running streak due to knee surgery. During physical therapy I was told that riding a bike was fine, thoug…

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