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Finding Inner and Outer Beauty at a Reduced Cost: BASICS School of Beauty

by Gayle M. Irwin When Cassie Trenkle opened BASICS School of Beauty five years ago, she envisioned combining two of her passions with her desire to start her own business....more>

Around Our Town: Library Events

9/18/14 World War 1 Centennial Film Series A century ago, Europe naively marched into the First World War....more>

Around Our Town: Wyoming Medical Center

What does the McMurry West Tower mean for you?

Besides offering the latest technology and best medical care in the region, Wyoming Medical Center's McMurry West Tower is simply a comfortable, pleasant place to be....more>

Legally Speaking

Train Dangers & Railroad Hazards

Trains have been around for more than 150 years and they continue to play a vital role in our economy....more>
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Discovering Herself and Dreaming of Her Future - Raelynn Malson

by Gayle M. Irwin Raelynn Malson plans to keep herself occupied with school, work, and activities as she plans her next step: attending college....more>

Marriage and Family

The Problems With Right Now

If I wanted, I could have a day where I wake up in the morning and have a ready made breakfast with coffee on the plate within two minutes....more>

Casper Critters

Rare Long Haired Cat Breeds

By Gayle M. Irwin Cats come in all sizes, shapes, and colors, and many breeds and varieties have luxurious, long, silky coats....more>

Gentle Virtues


My husband Randy and I just celebrated our twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. I was hoping we would be able to stroll through a vineyard and olive grove and walk along a salt-scented beach in the San Diego area in celebration of our silver anniversary and Randy's full recovery from leukemia....more>
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A Spirit of Service: Dan & Chris Lenihan

by Gayle M. Irwin Dan and Chris Lenihan live a spirit of service, through careers and volunteerism....more>

Around Our Town: Game and Fish

Fall 2014 Pronghorn Hunting Forecast

Pronghorn hunting in the Casper Region will be good in most areas in 2014, but hunters should expect to work harder than they have much of the past decade to fill their tags....more>

Family Finance

Important Advice for the 'Sandwich Generation'

If you're between the ages of 35 and 55, you may be feeling a financial pinch from both your growing — or grown — children and your aging parents or in-laws....more>
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A Pirate's Tale -- Part XI

The Captain's legs felt like noodles and his eyes darted to and fro across the deck of the ship in search of rope....more>

A Pirate's Tale - Part IX

Charlotte stood on the shore of the island watching as Crayford rowed away without so much as a farewell....more>

A Pirate's Tale - Part VIII

Special thanks to one of our faithful reader, Rachel Tenney for her editorial comments and contributions....more>

A Pirate's Tale - Part VII

Matthew strived to keep his eyes on Crayford, pausing only to defend himself as he wrestled his way through the tumultuous crowd with increasing difficulty as the battle raged around him....more>

A Pirate's Tale - Part VI

From below deck, Charlotte could hear swords clashing, people yelling and heavy footsteps. She stood frozen in the middle of the cell, wanting to press herself against the bars and catch a glimpse of what was happening and pull back to take shelter in the corner at the same time....more>

A Pirate's Tale - Part V

Special thanks to one of our faithful readers, Rachel Tenney, for her editorial comments and contributions....more>

A Pirate's Tale - Part IV

Special thanks to one of our faithful readers, Rachel Tenney, for her editorial comments and contributions When Duke climbed back on deck, it was with resolve.He looked around at his crewmates with a steadfast decisiveness in his countenance that did not betray his nervous emotions....more>

A Pirate's Tale - Part III

"Papa! Papa!" the young angel-like figure practically flew up the stairs of her father's ship, the Oceania....more>

A Pirate's Tale - Part II

As Duke stood at the bow of the Silverado and looked out across the miles of water in every direction, his heart was in as much unrest as it had been the day he arrived and for the first time in eight years, he cried....more>

A Pirate's Tale

The usually welcome, comforting salt spray from the ocean did nothing for Duke Rogers today as he stood at the bow of the Silverado....more>
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