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Around Our Town: Mom's Feature

Mother and Daughter Share House, Interests, Faith, Love, and Grace

by Gayle M. Irwin Phyllis and Rin Karns are more than mother and daughter ? they are friends, sharing interests, faith, and a home....more>

Around Our Town: Bear Trap Festival

The 21st Annual Beartrap Line-up Announced

The Charlie Daniels Band and Los Lobos will headline the 21st annual Beartrap Summer Festival August 1st and 2nd....more>

Family Finances

Boosting the Tax Benefits of Charitable Giving

From a tax standpoint, not all charitable gifts are created equal. A tax-efficient giving strategy can help you maximize the impact of your donations to your favorite charities and take advantage of tax savings....more>

To Your Health

Change the Brain, Part One

Howdy! I was perusing the paper one day and saw an ad for helping prevent the onset of Alzheimer's Disease and later that day listened to patient talking about dealing with a parent who was afflicted with this condition....more>
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Cover Family

Generational Generosity: A Legacy of Open Homes and Open Hearts

by Gayle M. Irwin Little did Rachael and Tad Byram know when they married 10 years ago the road that parenthood would take them....more>

Around Our Town: Game And Fish

AccessYes Donations Provide More Places to Hunt and Fish

Since 2001, Wyoming hunters and anglers have had additional places to pursue their pastimes thanks to public access programs provided by private landowners and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department....more>

Casper Critters

Spring and Summer Brings Out Tiny Pests

by Gayle M. Irwin While humans and pets rejoice over the seasons changing, with warming weather and more time outdoors, spring and summer can bring out nasty pests we may find on our pets....more>

Gentle Virtues


My three children are some of my dearest friends, and sometimes they give me some of the best advice....more>
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Cool Kid

Learning Skills, Sharing Kindness Gavin Grochowski

by Gayle M. Irwin "I like to be nice I don't expect any reward," stated Gavin Grochowski. The seventh grader helps teachers at school, is active at the CY School Store, and helps his mother with her daycare business....more>

Marriage and Family

The Parent-Child Relationship

Summers can be a very stressful time of the year for me. Sure, the weather is nice and I enjoy the opportunities to do more outdoor activities with my family....more>

Legally Speaking

Keep the Thrills; Avoid the Spills

****************************************************************************** Nothing in this article should be construed as legal advice....more>

Around Our Town: Wyoming Medical Center

In Case of a Stroke, act F-A-S-T

When it comes to stroke, time is of the essence. The longer a patient waits to seek treatment, the more severe the symptoms likely will be....more>

Around Our Town: Library Events

Backing Up Your Data May 18 @ 5:30 pm 7:30 pm The Natrona County Public Library will offer a "Backing Up Your Data" computer class Monday, May 18 at 5:30 p....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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