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One Feb. 14, Wyoming Legislators will gather in Cheyenne to start the 2022 budget session. 

We are now nearly five months past a special election in which Johnson County voters defeated a ballot measure intended to impose a 1% sales tax designed to improve, repair or replace several publicly owned assets. Whether the plan was too complex, there were too many projects or it was just…

In the dense forests of northeast Pennsylvania where I grew up, trees were everywhere. Especially those evergreen trees, the ones that immediately bring to mind thoughts of Christmas carols and peppermint-flavored everything. 

The Wyoming Wildlife Taskforce is not even a year old, but the draft list of topics it hopes to address is ambitious and no doubt will stir some strong feelings.

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It doesn’t seem like anybody is very happy with the result of the Wyoming State Legislature’s Special Session…but it ended up being the ultimate victory for small government.

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When rumblings began about a proposed special session to fight back against the Biden administration’s COVID vaccine mandates, the common refrain from statewide elected officials was “government overreach.” 

I oppose vaccine mandates, it should be a matter of personal choice. I favor a special session. I am concerned that the session convening this week may be premature as the regulations have not been issued yet on Biden’s proposed mandates. 

In early 2016, the Big Horn Mountain Coalition, made up of county commissioners from the four counties encompassing the Bighorns, and the Bighorn National Forest created a task force to address concerns related to dispersed camping. 

It’s the tail end of National Newspaper Week, and on Monday morning, Bulletin staff was met with a flurry of emails from the National Newspaper Association, the Wyoming Press Association and other trade organizations pleading that an editorial be written about how great and important newspap…

The United States government has the ability to send bombs, drones and various other forms of death, destruction, mayhem and grief to many places on our earth, but it appears it does not have the ability to send U.S. mail to New Zealand. I learned this several weeks after preparing and sendi…

Last year every single school in every single district, including Johnson County School District No. 1, opened to in-school instruction and remained open for the entire school year. By all accounts, keeping all of our children in schools for in-person instruction was an amazing success for o…

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The town of Buffalo and state of Wyoming are facing new and uncertain changes going into the future. Choices we make today about our town and state may dramatically affect the very character and soul of this place that we call home. We all need to get involved to shape these choices and defi…

On Saturday, our nation will mark the 20th anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack ever on American soil. 

You may have noticed in the past few weeks, a truck driving around town with a flag flying in the back. While many folks in our community fly the stars and stripes, this flag has a different message.

Last week, Johnson County voters resoundingly defeated a ballot measure intended to impose a 1% sales tax designed to improve, repair or replace several publicly owned assets. Whether the plan was too complex, there were too many projects or it was just the wrong time to present a new tax do…

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Next week, Johnson County students will return to school. It is always an exciting time for students – filled with new teachers, new friends and a lot of learning.But all that excitement and anticipation can make kids and parents a bit less focused as they travel to school. It is important t…

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Dear Editor,This letter is in response to Frank Pratt’s concerns about the Patriot Conservatives of Johnson County’s float in the Fair and Rodeo Parade.I appreciate Frank’s concerns and wish to address them.First things first – the radio stations and announcers at the parade were there as vo…

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It was a record-breaking Junior Livestock Auction this year as sales jumped to nearly $615,000, once again demonstrating the generosity of our community. Looking across the sales arena, one saw the familiar faces of past sales. The same faces that come out for nearly every community fundrais…