A few months ago I wrote about how exciting the Broncos would be to watch this season. When I wrote it I didn’t know just how exciting, especially the last 11 games as they ride an 11-game win streak into this Saturday’s divisional playoff game with the Baltimore Ravens.
I haven’t been this excited
Continue reading Hoping Broncos win streak continues
As 2012 draws to a close, and the world has not ended as many predicted, we at the Basin Republican Rustler decided this week to take a look at years past. We’ve included on this page an editorial from the Rustler’s previous editor K. Warren Brome. Most of it is almost like it could be
Continue reading Happy New Year: We’re still here
So I can’t control my excitement any longer. As I write this Tuesday it’s a little less than 24 hours when I will see my older sister. She’s flying out for Christmas. A visit six years in the making.
Her visiting brings back lots of Christmas memories and memories of the two of us growing
Continue reading Christmas visit brings back sibling memories
By Casey Gwinn, Esq.
As the news stories continue to flood my Yahoo and Google Alerts about the recent murder-suicide in Kansas City, three things trouble me about the stories. First, the name of Jovan Belcher comes up over and over in headlines and sub-headings but Kasandra Perkins’ life and background is rarely mentioned. Second,
Continue reading A clear case of domestic violence
A week ago I encouraged the town council to fund the Basin Police Department’s request to help fund an upgrade to a new computer-aided dispatch system.
This week I must give kudos to the council for funding the request, but also kudos to Basin Chief of Police Chris Kampbell for using the week to bring
Continue reading Kudos to the council and police chief
Some weeks my mind gets jumbled and I have lots of ideas to write about but can’t really formulate one idea to write a whole column or editorial. Such is this week as I write this with tissues and cough drops near by, battling the cold that many are battling in town.
The Big Horn
Continue reading Random thoughts on council funding ideas and opportunities to serve
Just over two years ago I hired a young lady as our next reporter here at the Basin Republican Rustler. Jennifer Butler didn’t have any experience in journalism or the newspaper business except writing for her high school paper.
I’ve watched her grow both professionally and personally. She, like myself, has been able to use
Continue reading A Thanksgiving farewell
Organizations lately have been in a hurry to get grant funding before all the plans are set; they rush to meet deadlines with many questions still left unanswered. That’s when mistakes can happen or things can get missed.
First, let’s look back over a year ago when the then fair board began seeking grants and
Continue reading Hurrying projects not the right approach
Ever since Florida’s hanging chad incident in Florida in the 2000 general election voting in the United States has come under intense scrutiny. You would think one of the more advanced countries in the world, the one that promotes democracy and tries to tell other countries how to vote would get it right. You would
Continue reading Time to move voting into the 21st century
It’s that time again … time to get out and vote if you haven’t already. More than 900 residents have requested absentee ballots with a majority having turned in the ballots last week, according to the county clerk’s office.
Early voting is becoming a norm around the country. People want to get their voting over
Continue reading Time to get out and vote