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A Passion for Education and a Love for Family: The Steve and Shelley Ellbogen Family

by Gayle M. Irwin September means back to school in Natrona County; Steve and Shelley Ellbogen play large roles in the education of Casper area students....more>

Gentle Virtues

Biology of Ease

Recently I found myself exasperated a time or two...or three. Glitches, snags,and snafus got in the way of me making progress....more>

Family Finance

Four Psychological Traps Investors Should Avoid

Investing in the stock market has its ups and downs. And it's not just because the stock market is unpredictable....more>

Around Our Town: Game and Fish

Black Bear Aware

Feeding wildlife, whether intentional or not, can cause a bear to become habituated to human presence....more>

Around Our Town: Wyo Dinos

By Gabriel Mizell Imagine with me for a moment what our home state must have looked like long before we, our parents, and even our grandparent's grandparents were born....more>
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Cool Kid

Touching Lives with the Gift of Music: Jack Larson

by Gayle M. Irwin "Music can change the world because it can change people." - Bono, U2 Musician The poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is credited with saying, "Music is the universal language of mankind....more>

Casper Critters

The Importance of Grooming Your Pet

by Gayle M. Irwin Grooming our pets is vital, not just because they look nicer, but also because grooming is good for their overall health....more>

Marriage and Family

Hitting the Nail on the Head

Football season is just getting under way. In fact, as I write this, pre-season in the NFL has started and I find myself constantly reading articles to hear how the experts think teams are shaping up....more>

Legally Speaking

The Perils of Asbestos Exposure

For years, exposure to asbestos was common in many industries, including on construction sites, in shipyards, in factories, and in automotive repair shops....more>

Around Our Town: Wyoming Medical Center

Three Options For Weight-Loss Surgery at Wyoming Medical Center

Obesity is a disease. It affects more than 72 million Americans and can cause type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and many other serious health problems....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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