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It’s a great idea to beautify the downtown area, making it possible for traffic to flow smoothly and pedestrians to cross streets safely while encouraging more commerce in the downtown area. Some of the improvements noted from the plan are counter to this goal, however.

  • PATRICK IVERS ]
    CONTRIBUTING RELIGION COLUMNIST
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Among doubts that confronted me as a Christian were that Christianity offered every soul but one life on Earth, regardless of one’s advantages or disadvantages at birth, and that every soul would receive either eternal reward in heaven for being obediently worshipful of the Trinity or unceas…

  • KEVIN BRETTING
    CONTRIBUTING HEALTH COLUMNIST
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We value our freedom and our right to choose. As free thinking adults, if you take those liberties away, you’re stirring the hornet’s nest looking for trouble. Do our children share those liberties? When it comes to dessert, hopefully not too much. But when it comes to movement, their bodies…

  • By WILLIAM BESSLER
    Contributing Religion Columnist
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When I was a child, I owned the world through what I knew as the McCullough Peaks. Such is a bit of a mostly barren mountain range that was behind our family farm outside of Powell, Wyoming. My brothers and I used to hike in those mountains quite a lot. I do not know what my brothers found t…

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A recent study released by the University of Wyoming says UW athletics generates more than $16 million in economic activity in Albany and Laramie counties.

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When will the American Government learn? Oil pipelines are not safe. This nation has the worst record in the world when it comes to oil spills and oil pipeline failure. Since 1995, we have had 2,000 significant oil-related accidents. The only other country that even comes close is Canada, an…

  • By JUDY KNGIHT
    CONTRIBUTING HISTORY COLUMNIST
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Laramie has only one street named for a specific woman. There are local streets with generic female first names like Brittany, Grace, Dolores and Ruthie but a specific woman needs both first and last name.

  • 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 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.