Guest Essays & Editorials

Repost from the Mountain Journal, March 13, 2019 by Tod Wilkenson. “What does it say about us when we wake up in the morning and consciously decide to “go along to get along” even though we know in our guts that if we’re really going to save this place—if we are sincere in our rhetoric about thinking long-term—that we need to challenge status quo thinking…

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Guest EditorialBy Emily Reed. Nearly 50% of Wyoming is comprised of public land. While Wyoming has worked really hard to diversify its economy through outdoor recreation opportunities under its previous Governor Matt Mead, an important source of funding for all states and Wyoming in particular has failed to be reauthorized. Over the past five decades The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) contributed over 122…

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Climate Change: Restoring America’s Vision. Guest Editorial by Ronn Smith Progress on hotly contested issues requires common ground, which favors truth over ideology. On the question of global warming, a recent Pew Research Center poll shows little sign of common ground in America (Pew 2016). Slightly more than half of U.S. adults do not believe climate change is due to human activity. The pollsters found…

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Around The County.

Guest Editorial By Pat Stuart       We live in the best place on earth.” Or is it, “… the last best place on earth?” Either way, I’m betting we all feel it’s true. A lot of our reasons for saying so will be shared; some might be different. My list varies by the season but right now includes seeing the aspen brightening, the smoke…

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  from left: Mary Throne, Wyoming Gubernatorial candidate, Gary Trauner, Wyoming candidate for U.S. Senate, and Harriet Bloom-Wilson, Chair of Wyoming Rising Message from vice chair, Linda Waggoner “Oh, what a wonderful meeting we had this afternoon! Having Mary Throne  & Gary Trauner address our group was a perfect addition to our jam-packed agenda! I was thrilled to hear both guest speakers give information that…

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Guest Essay

A Resistance of One’s Own. Mary L. Keller. June 30, 2018. In her classic  essay of 1929, “A Room of One’s Own,” Virginia Woolf articulates the material needs of space, good food, even wine,  access to knowledge, and time required for women to achieve their potential as writers of fiction. Her first sentence is the objection she anticipates to her public lecture on women and…

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