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  • When One Door Closes..........

    Penny Merryfield|Feb 1, 2024

    Sayings and quotes are something I grew up with. My grandmother Lydia always had a saying for any event or situation. To this day, I can hear her echoing in my head with one of her famous sayings. So many times, grandma’s sayings find their way into today’s life and situations. It is almost as if she is still speaking to me. The one that comes to mind right now is the famous saying from Alexander Bell who said, “When one door closes, another opens.” This is the part of his quote that is so famous. However, the whole quote is, “When...

  • Republican or Democrat - What is the real question? Part 10

    Mike Heath|Mar 4, 2021

    The contents of this article do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the Pine Bluffs Post. This article starts the analysis of the Wyoming Republican Party platform. For total disclosure and transparency, I want to let you know that I was a member of the committee that drafted the Republican Party platform that was subsequently passed by representatives of the Republicans in Wyoming. Republicans have a long process to get to a finalized platform. Each county has a central committee that is made up of Republicans elected by their...

  • Republican or Democrat - What is the real question? Part 7

    Mike Heath|Feb 4, 2021

    Plank 8: IMMIGRATION: The Immigration plank in the Democrat Platform is very short and starts off with a profound, but meaningless, statement, “Our country was built on immigration”. Sounds good and I think we can all agree that it’s true. It’s really what they don’t say that creates the issues. They actually ignore our history and current events. This plank couldn’t have come up at a more opportune time, though, when the events happening right now on our southern border are viewed in conjunction with Biden’s inauguration. There...

  • Republican or Democrat - What is the real question? Part 6

    Mike Heath|Jan 28, 2021

    (**The contents of this article does not necessarily reflect the opinion or views of the Pine Bluffs Post**) Plank 7 PUBLIC LANDS, CONSERVATION, AND THE ENVIRONMENT: Public lands and the environment have been at the forefront of public discourse for several decades, going back as far as the environmental movements of the 60’s and perhaps earlier. In far too many cases, the issue had become violent and destructive on the part of the environmentalists. From spiking trees in the Pacific Northwest that killed several loggers to the hazardous...

  • Republican or Democrat - What is the real question? Part 5

    Mike Heath|Jan 21, 2021

    Plank 6 ECONOMY, EMPLOYMENT, AND TAXES: This plank is a real doozy. It is a clear representation of the Democrats’ desire to turn us into a Socialist country where the government would control everything about our lives. Turning our country Socialist would “fundamentally change the United States” (Barack Obama’s first campaign), effectively destroying our country as we know it. We know that Democrats support unions. I do believe that at one point in our history the unions were necessary and the only way to obtain the changes that needed...

  • We are losing our FREEDOM

    Mike Heath|Jan 21, 2021

    You are losing your freedom! I am losing my freedom! Our children are on the verge of not even knowing what freedom is! Look around at what’s happening in our country. We’ve watched the Democrats and liberal Republicans exert an enormous amount of energy trying to eliminate our rights as protected by the U.S. Constitution. Conservatives have, for the most part, stood back and watched others fight the fight. Sometimes we’ve sent money and sometimes we’ve just shrugged our shoulders and turned away to other interests. We can’t afford...

  • Republican or Democrat - What is the real question? Part 4

    Mike Heath|Jan 14, 2021

    Plank 5 EDUCATION: The Democrat’s view of education has not changed much over the years. The plank itself is very wordy and obfuscates the five major points they actually make. Although I’ll discuss the points separately, they must be considered together in order to gain a clear picture of the overall Democrat goals. First, they want education to be considered a “right” all the way through college. This is in-line with their view that the government grants rights, nit that the government’s purpose is to protect rights that are ours...

  • Freedom Rally to remind State Governor just who serves who

    Jennifer Burns|Jan 7, 2021

    Representative Scott Clem (HD District 31 Campbell County) organized a large protest rally at the state capitol in Cheyenne on Monday, January 4th, 2021. Speakers also included Wyoming House District 10 candidate, Jennifer Burns, Senator Anthony Bouchard, Senator Lynn Hutchins, Representative Chuck Gray and a host of other guests. The group felt it was time to practice our constitutional rights and to peaceably assemble to protest the tyranny of our Wyoming State Governor. As many as three-hundr...

  • Republican or Democrat - What is the real question? Part 3

    Mike Heath|Jan 7, 2021

    Last week’s article was probably an eye opener for many people. Those who don’t follow politics regularly most likely wouldn’t know much, if anything about the Democrat platform. But just going through the first three planks brings their agenda clearly to the forefront. Democrats seek to destroy the United State as we know it. Looking back, we all have to blame ourselves for where we are today. Barak Hussein Obama made it “perfectly clear” during his campaign that he wanted to fundamentally change America. Too many people heard his...

  • Republican or Democrat - What is the real question? Part 2

    Mike Heath|Dec 31, 2020

    AMEN, Warren Wittstruck! Your letter to the editor on December 24th was right on and illuminates the low level of integrity of the Democrat Party. More people need to start speaking up like you did. It is also a perfect Segway into this week’s article. So I thank you. Although Mr. Wittstruck’s letter was on the voter fraud that occurred in the elections of 2020, he demonstrates the polar differences between the Democrat and Republican Parties. The Republican Party has it’s own issues, but blatant fraud and disregard for our Constitution...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Dec 24, 2020

    Fellow PATRIOTS, I can’t put into words here the distress, anger and heartache I feel for what is happening in our country. We are in very troubling times for our Nation. I voted, but next time will my vote count? Everyone I know have little to no faith in the integrity of our vote actually counting. If we do not condemn this widespread voter/election fraud, then we accept it. To accept such fraud as a Nation, condemns our future as a free constitutional nation. We wonder and worry, is there any agency in our government who is going fighting...

  • Republican or Democrat - What is the real question? Part 1

    Mike Heath|Dec 24, 2020

    I want to thank Jennifer Burns for all the hard work she put into copying the platforms of the two major political parties and the two wannabes so we could read them all together. However, all she really succeeded in doing was to show herself for what she really is. To begin with, she has given herself the title of “Candidate for Wyoming House District 10”. She is not a candidate for anything now. She is a defeated candidate for House District 10 and she cannot become a candidate again until the filing period opens in May of 2022. She is...

  • Shame on You

    Mike Heath|Dec 17, 2020

    Shame on you, Governor Gordon. Shame on you for your refusal to stand up and defend the Constitution of the United States by joining Texas in its stand against election fraud. The fraudulent acts of a few states have disenfranchised the vast majority of Wyoming voters. Sure, you had some lame excuses, but the fact is that you put your liberal side out there for all Wyomingites to see. Yet you did show courage to stand with the liberals who seek to destroy this country against the 70 plus percent of Wyomingites who have stood up for...

  • Are You a Democrat, Republican, Libertarian or Constitutionalist?

    Jennifer Burns|Dec 17, 2020

    After many heated discussions this electoral season (whether on social media or in person) it occurred to me most folks are not completely familiar with the platforms adopted by either major and minor parties in Wyoming. After sharing the platforms of the Democratic, Republican, Libertarian and Constitutional parties, I hope you have given some consideration to your own personal beliefs and value system within the political arena. It is the expectation elected candidates vote for bills...

  • Follow the Science. Trust the Science

    Mike Heath|Dec 3, 2020

    Follow the Science. Trust the Science. That’s the mantra of the liberal left whenever they want us to blindly believe in some part of their agenda. First it was global cooling. Then it was global warming. Neither of those panned out so they went to climate change. All caused by humans, of course. They know the science is split on these issues and there is little agreement between the factions. In the scientific world, no theory is ever considered fact unless the experiment results can be replicated multiple times with the same outcome. How...

  • Are You a Democrat, Republican, Libertarian or Constitutionalist?

    Jennifer Burns|Dec 3, 2020

    A Four Part Series and Political Analysis Libertarians strongly oppose any government interference into their personal, family, and business decisions. Essentially, Libertarians believe all Americans should be free to live their lives and pursue their interests as they see fit as long as they do no harm to another. Founded in 1971, they run many hundreds of candidates every election cycle. For more information visit: State Libertarian Headquarters, 653 Washakie St., Lander, WY 82520 Ph. 307.856.7878 Email: [email protected] STATEMENT OF...

  • Are You a Democrat, Republican, Libertarian or Constitutionalist?

    Jennifer Burns|Nov 26, 2020

    Part two of a Four Part Series and Political Analysis Wyoming has been predominantly a “red state”. But do some truly align with the Repulican platform? Those in the state Legislature who do not vote according to the party platform are known as RINOs [Republican In Name Only], a derogatory name to be called. The website WyoRINO.com states scores are an “index based on the Platform and the Resolutions of the Wyoming Republican Party, which are passed in convention every two years by thousands of elected grassroots Republicans. This...

  • Are You a Democrat, Republican, Libertarian or Constitutionalist?

    Jennifer Burns, R Candidate for Wyoming House District 10|Nov 19, 2020

    A Four Part Series Political Analysis After many heated discussions this electoral season (whether on social media or in person) it occurred to me most folks are not completely familiar with the platforms adopted by either major and minor parties in Wyoming. I’d like to share the platforms voted upon and adopted in 2020. It is the expectation elected candidates vote for bills according to the following, when representing their constituents in the upcoming Legislative sessions. Over the next few publications, we will review each party...

  • Masks -- Really?

    Mike Heath|Nov 5, 2020

    As of Monday, November 2, 2020, all Laramie County residents and visitors are required to wear a mask “Whenever any person is inside, or in line to enter, any retail or commercial business, or any government facility open to the general public, including county and municipal buildings but excluding state and federal buildings; or”. This is not the entire mask order by any means. It is only the opening statement and already shows the idiocy of the order. To begin with all state and federal buildings are excluded. For the most part the...

  • What's the Real Fuss over COVID-19

    Mike Heath|Oct 1, 2020

    For several months now we’ve all been dealing with this public health disaster called COVID-19. Every time a report comes out on the news it’s made to sound as if everybody on the planet is at risk of dying from this dreaded disease. But what is the real fuss about? Before we go any further let me establish my credentials. Without them, nothing I write could be considered valid. I spent my first seven years in the Air Force in Public Health. Public Health in the Air Force has the same functions as in the civilian sector with only one except...

  • WYOMING – WE ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS

    Harriet Hageman Attorney Cheyenne Wyoming|Mar 26, 2020

    Affordable food, affordable housing, and affordable energy – the "three-legged stool" of our prosperity in this Country, and Wyoming has all three. Considering the national panic over what was just three weeks ago termed the "Wuhan Coronavirus" but has since been rebranded out of political correctness to "COVID-19," we should be spending this time assessing not only our immediate response but looking long term at where we will be one year from now, five years from now, and in the distant...

  • Editorial......

    Eric Trowbridge and Amy Surdam|Jun 27, 2019

    Recently, Governor Gordon met with ENDOW and requested that their 20-year strategy be changed into actionable items. One of the five strategies outlined is to continue to work on and support the “knowledge and creative industries.” The Array School of Technology and Design is excited to see an emphasis placed on the technology industry. Additionally, we would like to offer some suggestions for actionable items for ENDOW and the citizens of Wyoming to consider. For those of you unaware of Array, we are Wyoming’s first and only accelerated...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Oct 11, 2018

    The Lodging Tax – Unsung Hero of the Laramie County Economy An unsung hero for Laramie County is on the ballot this November 6th. It helps bring in millions of dollars each year, provides thousands of jobs, and contributes substantial taxes. The hero is the Laramie County lodging tax. This tax is paid by visitors who stay overnight in our hotels, bed & breakfasts, and campgrounds. Very few local residents pay this tax; only those who stay overnight in one of our lodging establishments do so. Is this a new tax? No. The lodging tax has been in...

  • Counting every step while walking through Cowboy State in summer

    Bill Sniffin|Jul 13, 2017

    Is there a better place in the world for a morning walk than a nice path in Wyoming? Especially quite early in the morning. This time of year, you can actually start walking about 5:30 a.m. but you might need a layered approach with a sweatshirt over your tee shirt. Most Wyoming cities and towns have wonderful walking paths. Cheyenne has done an amazing job. Greybull has a superb walking path. Sheridan. Lander, Casper and Worland are into providing spaces for walkers. Evanston has transformed...

  • Senators issue statements on oil and gas permits

    Sen. John Barrasso|Jul 13, 2017

    U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke recently signed a secretarial order to help streamline the backlogged permitting process for mineral leases on federal lands. U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., applauded the decision, which directs the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to not only address the current permitting backlogs, but identify areas where improvements in the oil and gas leasing program can be made. The order also directs the BLM to look for solutions to improve access to additional parcels of federal land that are appropriate for...

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