Opinions

From the State House to Your House – Feb. 14

By Mark Semlek Last week the Legislature reviewed and finalized the supplemental budget. After all the State Agencies had undergone a budget reduction exercise this past summer, it was unlikely that there would have been much interest in considering requests…

This Side of the Pond – Feb. 14

By Sarah Pridgeon “It being Superbowl time, I think I should like to talk about my impressions of American football in my column this week,” I said to my husband as he was trying to get to sleep. “I’m not…

From the State House to Your House – Feb. 7

By Mark Semlek We are approaching the halfway mark of the Legislative session this week as the House of Representatives begins to consider Senate Files. House action on bill consideration last week included a proposal to raise cigarette taxes by…

This Side of the Pond – Feb. 7

By Sarah Pridgeon I am suffering from plague. Simple winter cold it may be but, if I’m going to describe the symptoms to you with any degree of accuracy, I can think of no more apt comparison than the Black…

From the State House to Your House – Jan. 31

By Mark Semlek Probably the most important vote of the 62nd legislative session took place last Friday when the House of Representative passed SF 104 which had previously passed the Senate the week before. The House vote was 39 aye…

Expanding secrecy is a bad reaction

By Jerry Raehal Laramie Boomerang publisher The University of Wyoming needs the best president available if it is to continue to succeed and grow. That is one thing everyone involved in the question of whether the names of the finalists…

This Side of the Pond – Jan. 31

By Sarah Pridgeon   Before I moved to Sundance, my pet ownership experiences were sadly limited. There’s simply not enough room in a London apartment for an additional animal; frankly, I had trouble fitting my husband in when he visited…

Derailing a superintendent

By Randy Tucker (Originally published in the Riverton Ranger) The move to usurp the voice of the voters goes too far. It’s been an unprecedented two weeks to open the 2013 session of the Wyoming Senate. While personal disputes are…