PLATTE COUNTY – Over the last weekend, my family and I were traveling some backroads and found that our creepy, crawly friends have come out of hibernation. Many of these backroad snakes were, …

U nless you see it, it’s hard to grasp. That’s a bit of an understatement because I’m talking about an amazing double rainbow that spanned the entire county, from north to south I …

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?)

Well, we finally hit the point where winter came near to feeling like winter. Some years it hits early, sometimes late, but it always seems to come some time. When I stepped out this morning to see the amazing variety of colors sweeping across the landscape and weaving through the interesting array of cloud formations, I was in awe

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.

Once upon a time there were some chicks who lived with their mother on a farm. Every morning Mr. Farmer came into their pen and poured corn into their feed pans. The chickens happily clucked and scratched at the corn off and on throughout the day.

Platte County 4-H Achievement Day was held Nov. 4th at the Platte County Agriplex. Members, leaders, friends, and families enjoyed dinner, entertainment from members who had traveled nationally and internationally over the past year, and celebrated the wisdom of graduating seniors. The evening brought fun and laughter for all while members and leaders were celebrated for their accomplishments.

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. At the very least, maybe this day I’m learning something about …

The beautiful fall colors and cooler days are really beginning to signal the start of the holiday season. In fact, the holiday decorations are already on display in most department stores. As I think about the stress and financial strain that can occur during the holiday season, I try to remind myself the reason we celebrate holidays, and feel grateful for the opportunity to reflect on another great year.

The Wyoming Army National Guard held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of their new Ammunition Supply Point Administration Building in Camp Guernsey’s North Training Area last Thursday morning.

According to Malcom Ervin, Platte County Clerk, there will be three sales tax questions posed to Platte County voters on November 7th but the Lodging Tax will NOT be one of them.

As I was sitting on the beach sucking down a glass of retirement, I was remeniscing about a story I got a chance to cover in the dead of winter and took great comfort in knowing the only ice I will encounter is in my margarita.

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?

The county fair is a few short weeks away. As deadlines quickly approach, I am certain that members are working hard on their projects for the fair, perhaps perfecting a peanut butter cookie recipe, teaching a lamb to lead, or putting that last stitch in a hemline.

Although I have relocated to Florida, retiring from Wyoming Newspapers, an unfortunate illness came to my successor, Chrystal Tracy and I ventured out of the land of fairy-tales and dragon flies to fill in from a distance.

In The Wind - Mark DeLap column

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