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The city got it wrong ... again

Even given the opportunity to right a wrong, the Evanston City Council showed it’s not interested in representing its citizens during a special meeting on Sept. 12. At stake was the installation of a gas regulatory station proposed — with “DANGER” signs plastered all over it — for smack dab in the middle of a neighborhood, close to a young children’s learning center, a middle school and a church.

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Submit comments about rate increase, BLM plan

I want to encourage our constituents to take a few minutes to help us continue to get the word out about both the rate increases proposed by Rocky Mountain Power and the proposed changes to the BLM’s southwest Resource Management Plan (RMP) for multiple use. Both of these entities have failed to consider the long-term and short-term repercussions from both of these poorly thought-out decisions.

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Herald misquoted me and not for the first time

There have been times that I have been misquoted in this newspaper and I have just let it go. But this time I am appalled at the misinformation and poor reporting printed in your Sept. 20 edition.

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Type fast and leap tall buildings in a single bound

I recently saw a thought-provoking question on a sign outside a hair salon. “We make people beautiful. What’s your superpower?” Several days later, I saw a survey that said the number one most desired superpower is invisibility. If you can’t have that, and you probably can’t, I think making people beautiful would be a pretty close second, depending on what you have to work with.

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Quit blaming wind and solar for the high costs of coal and gas

Sen. Charles Scott (R-Casper) says he wants to do “some radical things” to change Wyoming’s energy policy. But what’s so radical about abandoning free-market principles and ignoring the facts to suppress anything and everything that might possibly compete with fossil fuels? The Legislature has been doing that for years. Perhaps the only thing “radical” about Scott’s most recent demonization of renewables is his unabashed disregard for the available data.

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Let’s celebrate Wyoming’s recent union wins

What’s it like to try to organize a union in one of the reddest states in the country? When Starbucks employees in downtown Cheyenne first took their complaints public June 25 at a one-day strike to protest working conditions, one woman carried a sign on the picket line that read, “If baristas are out here, something is WRONG in there!”

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Republicans need to weed out performance artist politicians

Modern political campaigns have given rise to a new breed of politician: the performance artist. This type of candidate is known less for their ideas or qualifications and more for their attention-grabbing antics. Whether it be through bombastic statements or through policy proposals with no basis in reality, this type of candidate is far more concerned with performance over policy.

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Help! I’ve lost my tour group

Many years ago, I had the good fortune to travel to Japan. There weren’t any of those language apps you see advertised now but I and the other members of the group I accompanied did manage to learn a few basic Japanese words and phrases. And I’m proud to say that all these years later, I can still count to ten and say hello, goodbye, thank you and octopus. Really.

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In our opinion: Why build natural gas facility in middle of neighborhood?

Dominion Energy is proposing to build a natural gas regulator station at 209 Center St. in Evanston, within a residential neighborhood. Why would a huge corporation like Dominion Energy choose to place a potential hazard smack dab in the middle of family residences, where children play, if there are more suitable vacant commercial lots, particularly along Highway 150? Does the cost of the site have anything to do with their decision to intrude upon a residential neighborhood?

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Several thousand still needed for stained glass windows

The Union Presbyterian Church would like to thank those who attended the open house for the stained glass window restoration project. We are so grateful for the generous donations received at the time. The windows have been removed with an anticipated completion date between six and eight weeks.

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Goat roping is inhumane, shouldn’t be ‘entertainment’

Cowboy Days will soon be here. I was concerned at our recent fair about the goat roping event. It should not be happening. I’m very familiar with this being done in fun with burros, and I’ve seen the pain caused by rope burns. Neither species has the leathery skin to endure this happening time and time again. It’s inhumane — just like the Evanston Animal Shelter’s gas chamber, which is still in use even after many public complaints.

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This column written by actual human

I got my feelings hurt…by an internet robot. It’s my own fault. I’ve heard so much about ChatGPT, the language processing bot, and I had a deadline coming up. So I decided to let artificial intelligence write my column for me. You might think that’s cheating, but I thought it would be fun. I thought it would be easy. I thought I could get away with it.

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School vouchers are unconstitutional, bad for local public schools

Nobody knows. That’s what lawmakers and experts said over and over again earlier this month when asked if a proposed voucher system that would use public funds to educate kids in private and religious schools violates the Wyoming Constitution. It’s an illogical question because the Wyoming Constitution specifically prohibits such uses. So why are we even talking about this? The plan’s blatant unconstitutionality is all we really need to know.

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Veterans, remember your exemptions when paying upcoming property taxes

Veterans, your property taxes are coming up in September. This is a reminder to take care of your exemptions or you may pay more taxes.

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Valley poker run to honor Schuler on Saturday

The 3rd Annual Bridger Valley SWOT OHV Poker Run will be taking place on Saturday, Aug. 19. The poker run is a joint event sponsored by the Town of Mountain View, American Legion Fort Bridger Post 36 and Southwest Wyoming Off-road Trails (SWOT).

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14 things to be happy about

The summer after I graduated high school, my best friend gave me a book entitled “14,000 Things to be Happy About.” It’s a list of random things, most of them small and everyday, to … duh, be happy about. I developed a habit in the following months of picking it up, flipping it open, and marking all the things that made me happy. In the many years since, virtually every entry has been marked. I find myself thinking about that book this summer, when I am frequently reminded of all the things in the world there are to be unhappy about, yet, somehow, I’m generally happy. I therefore present a list of 14 things to be happy about — because 14,000 is just too many for this column.

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Cowboy Days PRCA rodeo is a go!

There are lots of rumors out there that the Evanston Cowboy Days PRCA rodeo is not happening this year because of the construction. The Cowboy Days Committee wants to let everyone know that these rumors are not true.

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Want to keep hate groups from your hometown? Here’s a recipe.

When a hate group appears in a community, it usually sparks a local debate about the best way to confront it. Lander faced this question last month when white nationalists tried, and failed, to disrupt a drag show celebrating LGBTQ Pride Month. Photos of the anemic protest taken by Wind River Pride showed about 15 men standing on a bridge, hiding their faces, unfurling hateful banners and shouting offensive slogans. Fortunately, these cowardly bullies scurried off in less than 30 minutes without physical violence.

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Thank you, Hayden; you’ll be missed

I want to thank Hayden Godfrey for his excellent reporting in the Uinta County Herald. I really liked your recent column, “A final word.” People always complain about the reporter if they don’t like a story. If they read a story they do like, they think the reporter is great, even if the story was poorly written.

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Barrasso: China is playing Biden officials for suckers on climate

John Kerry, President Joe Biden’s climate envoy, was in China eager to revive joint U.S.-China efforts to tackle climate change. Chalk this up as another episode in the Biden administration’s fumbling foreign policy to placate the Chinese Communist Party. China is playing Biden officials for suckers.

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A final word


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988 crisis line serves nearly 10,000 each day

ear Editor: July 16 marked one year since our nation transitioned to 988, the easy-to-remember, nationwide mental health crisis helpline. This number connects callers with the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. Congress designated 988 in 2020 and as a part of the federal government’s commitment to addressing the mental health crisis in America, unprecedented federal resources have been invested to scale up crisis centers in support of 988.

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Each of us, as Americans, is undeniably blessed

Editor: It’s been 247 years — happy birthday, America! America’s path has not been one without question — yet we have much to be thankful for. Our Founding Fathers, through spiritual guidance, came together to give us a document called the Constitution, and later the Bill of Rights, to give diversity of decisions to our various states. Our Founding Fathers and their families suffered many injustices in their endeavors to give America a constitution that gave us the freedoms we have today.

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Co. attorney addresses allegations of 2nd amendment violations

It has come to the attention of Uinta County, specifically the Uinta County Sheriff, Attorney and Board of County Commissioners, that Trevor Rasmussen, former Mountain View Police Chief and current “running-mate” of Uinta County Republican candidate, Andy Kopp, has issued communication asserting allegations against Uinta County of violating federal law and our citizens’ rights pursuant to the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and Article 1 §24 of the Wyoming Constitution. This communication has not only been disseminated privately amongst undisclosed citizens but has also been posted by a constituent on social media.

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Time to replace Eyre with Allred

Letter to the editor from Parker Jackson

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Evanston isn’t the right place for immigration detention center

Letter to the editor from Gisele and Pete Robinson

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