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Vicki Windle Blooms Like Spring

by Gayle M. Irwin "Life uncoils - A sudden, spiraling burst Raining spring On everything....more>

Family Finances

How to Make the Most of your Charitable Giving

One of the biggest mistakes that people make when it comes to giving back is not having a strategy for their charitable contributions....more>

To Your Health

Soda Beverages and Aging

Howdy! It is a new year and I was asked what I was going to gab about this year. Well, I was out dining and was amazed how many people were drinking soda beverages (me included) and growled at myself for knowing better....more>

Around Our Town: Game and Fish Article

Wildlife managers with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department organized a new citizen-working group in Casper to explore, discuss, and make recommendations to address factors affecting mule deer and their habitat in the Bates Hole/Hat Six mule deer herd (Deer Hunt Area 66)....more>

Game and Fish Releases

Burlington hunter bags world record crossbow elk

GREYBULL When Burlington hunter Albert Henderson went hunting near Dubois this past fall he had no idea that his annual hunt during the archery season would be one for the record book....more>
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Business Spotlight

Meals on Wheels: Helping Casper's Elderly In Important Ways

by Gayle M. Irwin "It's raining for us and for senior centers," said Natrona County Meals on Wheels (MOW) Executive Director Jamie Loveall....more>

Gentle Virtues


Recently I played Peek-a-boo, not with babies or toddlers, but with my fridge. I peeked into the freezer side and said "Boo" whenever the ice cubes were melting....more>

Casper Critters

Aging Gracefully: Senior Pets

by Gayle M. Irwin Last month our springer-cocker mix, Mary, turned nine years old, entering the realm of "senior....more>
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Cool Kids

Caring and Sharing - Cutler and Bristol Griswold

by Gayle M. Irwin Four years apart, Cutler Griswold (7) and his younger sister Bristol are fairly typical siblings....more>

Pet of The Month

Gizzy is an 8-year-old female Chihuahua Mixed and Charly is an 8-year-old male Bichon Frise. Their favorite food is Turkey Jerky and their favorite persons are Mom and Dad....more>

Marriage and Family

Marriage Maintenance Manual

Nearly every one of us has been impacted by a divorce. For many, the impact was very personal in that the divorce was their own or within their family....more>

Legally Speaking

Easter Trivia

With spring's arrival in a few days, and Easter just around the corner, this month we are taking a break from the legal information usually provided in this column, and providing a few interesting facts relating to the Easter holiday: ● Easter is known by different names across the world....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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