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WHEATLAND - Tell a liberal you favor lower taxes, and they’ll respond by asking you if you want to go without paved roads, running sewers, and other critical infrastructure.     …

WYOMING – As the 67th Legislature once again considers Wyoming residential property tax proposals in the 2024 Budget Session; it is my hope that they will take into consideration all the contributing factors of the property tax system and the local services it provides.

Roses. Flowers. Chocolate and cute little red hearts and notes of affection. You know what I’m talking about because it has become such a tradition in our world every February 14 to share something sweet (whether poetic prose, a gesture, or actual goodies) with a “sweetheart.” (See what I did there?)

To say the holidays of 2023 were a blur to me would be somewhat of an understatement. While most of you were out snatching up Christmas shopping bargains, I found myself in the Cheyenne hospital healing from an emergency surgery after my innards decided they didn’t want to work like they had been for the better part of 70 years. After a total of two trips to Wheatland and Cheyenne and 19 days in the hospital, I’m happy to say all is healed up well and life continues on.

PLATTE COUNTY –The holiday season is in full swing, snow is falling, and the radio stations play all of our favorite holiday tunes. I absolutely love the holiday season, and all the memories it brings.

At the time of day when colors streak the sky, it seems inevitable to think back on the day and all that’s happened. My grandpa used to say that if you didn’t learn anything in a day (even if you are busy) you wasted the whole day.

I am. I am the voice of those who can not, may not or who are not allowed to speak. I am the eyes of those who have been blinded by injustice or who have their eyes clenched in fear due to intimidation.

Have you ever told a joke that just killed 10 years ago, but today nobody laughs and you suddenly realize you are in the midst of a new and very different generation and culture?

I’m back in one of my favorite places in the whole world. Platte County.

There are many small towns in America that have left their traditions. Some for economic reasons, some for apathetic reasons and some who want to be more politically correct.

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In the Wind - a weekly column by Mark DeLap

A weekly Opinion Editorial by Mark DeLap

Weekly opinion by Mark DeLap

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