2,211 Xazavian Valladay, the Mountain West’s leading rusher in each of the past two seasons, is back to lead Wyoming’s ground game again. Valladay enters his junior campaign ranked eighth on UW’s career rushing list with 2,211 yards and could pass Gerald Abraham (2,278 yards, 1984-87) with 68 yards in the opener. With a 1,000-yard season, Valladay would solidify himself as the second-most productive rusher in school history behind Brian Hill (4,287 yards, 2014-16).

I feel compelled to respond to Emilie Welch’s letter that was published last week regarding her distaste for the black and white billboard sign on the north end of Fairfield.

Crickets are chirping throughout the forests and plains of Big Sky Country, but the sound is not announcing the long-awaited blossoming of spring in the Rockies.

The media has done the public a great disservice by popularizing the American Rescue Act of 2021, leading the public to believe that its $1400 stimulus package is the sole component of the bill.

One of the truths of this world is that all living things are mortal. Only we humans realize that we are alive and we are going to die.  We know that to enjoy life well, we must make peace with our death. One way to make peace with our death is to live life fully, compassionately, and respon…

Montana conservatives had an historic night on Election Day. After taking out a slew of “Republicans” in the primary – some voting with Democrats over 200 times during the last legislative session – conservatives swept seats by comfortable margins around the state. In Cascade County, Republi…

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What do you do with a ballot that arrives after Election Day, with no postmark and a signature that doesn’t match the voter’s record? Count it — according to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

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On Wednesday, The New York Post published what in ordinary times might have been considered a major journalistic scoop: a report on a trove of emails purporting to be from a laptop owned by Hunter Biden and raising questions about his Ukrainian business dealings -- and his father’s role in them. Among the emails was alleged evidence calling into question whether Joe Biden had been more involved in those dealings than he has previously acknowledged.

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One of the most chaotic news cycles in an election season full of them is coming to an end this week with Democrats embracing their presidential nominee as a reassuring Mr. Rogers while the other side is casting him as the ringleader of a crime family.

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Dr. Scott W. Atlas joined the president’s coronavirus task force in August, but after two months, he has yet to sit for a photo shoot or throw out a first pitch or inspire a single artisanal cocktail. No one has impersonated him on “Saturday Night Live” either, and there certainly isn’t any grassroots campaign to get him nominated as People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive.”

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The Second Amendment is hanging in the balance, and Trump’s Supreme Court nomination this Saturday will determine its fate. All of Trump’s likely nominees – 7th Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett, 11th Circuit Judge Barbara Lagoa and 4th Circuit Judge Allison Jones Rushing – would likely be strong on this issue. But Barrett has the clearest record, having actually ruled on such cases. Barrett is also the most feared by liberals, some of whom concede that she has “a topnotch legal mind.”

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The bloodiest day in American history was not inflicted by Al Qaeda on 9/11, or the Japanese Empire at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, or Nazi Germany on D-Day June 6, all among the most famous dates in U.S. history.

On Aug. 23, 1939, Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union signed the Non-Aggression Pact, which in reality was an agreement to begin the European phase of the Second World War, to conquer and partition Poland, and to divide up much of Eastern and Northeastern Europe. The Asian phase of the war began in July 1937, when Japan invaded China after an incident at the Marco Polo Bridge near Beijing. The responsibility for unleashing the most destructive war in history belongs to the Japanese militarists -- and Hitler and Stalin.

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These six ladies have played cards together every week for over 50 years until the virus came along. They also were married 50 years, except Verda and Jim Krause (68) and Maria and Ray Meyer (66). No divorces.

I have always said that I have a face made for radio (not TV!) and a voice that is perfect for newspapers (not radio!).

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BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation responded to a memorandum issued by ‘Everytown Law,’ an arm of Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety gun prohibition lobbying group, calling the document “totally biased” and written solely to support the emergency closure of American gun…

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The Federal Primary Election is June 2, 2020.  Teton County Election’s Office mailed out approximately 1,750 letters to registered voters who have not requested to vote by absentee ballot.  The letter can be completed to request an absentee ballot to be mailed to you for the upcoming electio…

“I ask how and why this decision was reached,” Utah Sen. Mitt Romney said in the Senate recently. He was calling for an investigation into President Trump’s decision to pull US forces out of Syria. “Are we so weak and so inept diplomatically that Turkey forced the hand of the United States o…

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In a rush to judgment, some conservation groups place blame for every conceivable environmental malady on the development of Montana’s natural resources, because, well, fear sells. Fear sells newspapers and organizational memberships. Fear sells political agendas and is used to pit different…

A few years ago, I was at a polling place here in Indiana where a long line of people stood waiting to vote. A woman recognized me and called me over. “Why is it,” she asked, “that you politicians make it so hard and inconvenient to vote?”

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I grew up in the 1960s and saw first-hand how easy it was to dehumanize soldiers returning from Vietnam as racist killers. Nowadays it is politically correct to decry that horrific treatment and talk about it as an aberration of American decency, but it was much more than that.

The Democratic debates, so called, didn’t accomplish much, but they might have struck a blow for valium. Valium is the calm-down pill that we should put in the water.

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Newspapers are feeling under the gun. People don’t want to pay for what they’re selling. The sweet aroma of paper and ink, the bang and clatter of hundreds of typewriters that evaporated in the clouds of tobacco smoke that once made newsrooms dark and mysterious cave-like places, the thunder…

I’m not going to be buying Jim Acosta’s new book. I’ve already been snookered by a slick carnival barker once, back when I was a young man at the Feast of San Gennaro. No need to pay money twice for the same old sleight of hand.