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 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    May 18, 2017 

Running hard toward life's home plate; Count your lifetime by innings played

It was 21 years ago this spring that my old friend Loraine Ocenas emceed my 50th birthday party and claimed its theme was: “How does it feel to have your future behind you?” My answer, of course,...

 
 By Sen. Mike Enzi    Opinion    May 18, 2017 

Senators introduce bipartisan bill to protect law-abiding knife owners

U.S. Senators Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., introduced legislation on May 10 to ensure that those traveling with a properly secured knife are not prosecuted under local or state laws which ban certain knives. “Growing up in Wyoming, I k...

 

Barrasso statements on nomination of Susan Bodine, Senators' letter to Sec. Zinke

U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), released the following statement on President Trump’s announcement that he intends to nominate Susan Bodine to serve as the Assistant... Full story

 
 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    May 11, 2017

TV show scheduled about grisly murder of mother and her two boys, 37 years ago

Investigation Discovery, a network featuring the solving of horrible crimes, was in Wyoming this past week filming the story about how Virginia Uden and her two sons were murdered in Fremont County...

 
 By Sen. Mike Enzi    Opinion    May 11, 2017

Enzi votes to fund government, strengthen Wyoming priorities

Congress passed a government funding bill on May 4 that would help strengthen a number of American priorities, including border security, defense and support for communities and education. U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., voted in favor of the bill, w...

 
 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    May 4, 2017

Can't get away from Wyoming even when 2,000 miles away

So there we were, enjoying Easter week in Dallas with our daughter and family. Although we were a long way from Wyoming, headlines in the Dallas newspaper were asking questions about why Gov. Greg Abb...

 

Barrasso talks soda ash, beef and human rights

U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) questioned Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, President Trump’s nominee to be the next U.S. ambassador to China, on soda ash, beef exports and human rights. The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations held Branstad’s...

 
 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    April 27, 2017

Notorious Miss Wyoming-World set bar very high for crazy antics

There have been many weird stories and odd people during the 127 years of Wyoming’s history. For example, there was the guy who parachuted onto the top of Devil’s Tower in 1941. Or the wild...

 

Game and Fish to install 200 Poo-Poo screens to save raptors

One of the top dangers facing raptors, and many other cavity nesting birds in Wyoming, is accidentally getting trapped in a vent pipe. For some raptors, that means entering down a vent pipe of a vault toilet- an outhouse - and being unable to fly...

 

Proposed Archer Events Center a "facility with possibility"

When local voters head to the Sixth Penny Tax polls May 2, they will see among the ballot propositions an option for the construction of a multi-purpose event facility. Proposition 4 proposes the building of a multi-purpose events facility at the...

 
 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    April 20, 2017

Favorite political stories about the state's leaders

For a long time, the Riverton radio station KVOW was located in a small house along the Big Wind River. Unbeknownst to statewide politicians back in 1984, the radio station moved and the building was...

 
 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    April 13, 2017

Tell me again, how do people stay together and be married so long?

My recent column about couples celebrating long marriages sure generated a lot of comments. I thought these were wonderful. Here goes: “My folks, who were married 45 years when my mom passed away,...

 

Letter to the Editor

According to the July 14, 2016, report by the Congressional Research Service entitled Salaries and Allowances: In Brief, in order to ensure the welfare of the citizens of their district or state, we pay members of Congress a base annual salary of $17...

 

Anti-faith bias making it harder for some children to get help

Faith-based providers and individuals helping children should not be prevented from providing welfare services because of their religious faith, according to U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., and Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Pa. The lawmakers say some people in...

 
 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    April 6, 2017

Would you believe that the biggest ship in the world once was the Wyoming?

In this world, there are big ships. And there are really, really big ships. To put the name Wyoming in the same sentence as “the biggest wooden ship ever built” just would not make sense to most r... Full story

 

Senators Enzi and McCain reintroduce the Coins Act to save billions in taxpayer dollars

U.S. Senators Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., and John McCain, R-Ariz., recently reintroduced the Currency Optimization, Innovation, and National Savings Act of 2017 (COINS Act), legislation that would modernize our currency by moving to a $1 dollar coin, reduce...

 

Energy Committee advances two Barrasso water bills

U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) praised the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee for passing two Barrasso water bills, the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) Transparency Act S. 216 and S. 199, a bill that would expand the water storage... Full story

 
 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    March 30, 2017

Springtime around these parts can be balmy and blizzardy

Ah, spring. In much of the United States, spring is a time of tilling the soil, putting out flower plants and long walks in short sleeve shirts. Now here in Wyoming, spring often offers something...

 

States deserve to be heard before an endangered species listings

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., introduced legislation today that would require the federal government to disclose the data it uses for Endangered Species Act (ESA) listings. It would also ensure that ESA decisions are more reliant on the input of...

 

Making water infrastructure a priority

Even though it is invisible to most Americans, every community across this country relies on a complex system of reservoirs, aqueducts, dams, levees, treatment plants, pumping stations, and millions of miles of pipes forming our water...

 

Letter to the Editor

It was my understanding that the town council had decided not to replace the blue spruce in the park, I presented this prepared speech to them at the meeting March 20, 2017. After such a terrible, terrifying storm our town looks better every day....

 
 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    March 23, 2017

Wyoming said good-bye to some significant folks recently

Recently, we have found ourselves saying good-bye to people who were influential to us and other folks around Wyoming. The Grande Dame of our hometown of Lander was Betty Kail, who died recently at...

 

U.S. Supreme Court needs a judge who understands the West

Last month President Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to be America’s next Supreme Court Justice. He is an admirable choice, not only because of his unquestionable legal experience, but because of his knowledge and understanding of the West....

 

Letter to the Editor

I am a life-long resident of Pine Bluffs and as technology has become more important, our small little town has been lagging in its access to what the bigger cities have, much like electricity coming into our town lagged behind the big cities in the...

 
 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    March 16, 2017

Relationships – how on earth do you stay married for 50 years?

Over the years, I have become convinced there is something about Wyoming that makes being married for 50 years easier here than in other places. My wife Nancy and I just celebrated that milestone....

 

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