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Growing up in a ranching household, you learn some things that you really don’t run across in the rest of the world.

It has been one heck of a week for me! Judy and I were scheduled to take a vacation to Paris, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the opening of the Cheyenne Hotel at Disney Paris. I found it very cool that our western heritage is being honored in Europe at Disneyland. Our second stop of th…

I love how a chance meeting turns into something meaningful. Last Thursday, I was attending a dinner at the Rib and Chop House where I met a few of our military friends.  They were there to have dinner with Chief Master Sergeant Don Pedro. CMS Pedro is the Senior Enlisted Leader for the Air …

It was a great sports weekend for the Collins Clan. We made a drive to Lincoln, Nebraska to watch the Cornhuskers’ football team vs. Illinois. I have family in Illinois, so the bad-mouthing was as bad as the Huskers got thumped. Ninety-thousand dedicated fans made the stadium experience amaz…

Try as we might, not everything we do changes our lives for the better. It’s been three weeks since I moved to Saratoga, Wyoming and getting acclimatized. My boxes are unpacked, clothes and dishes placed where they belong, books sit orderly in their rows, paintings are hung, and pieces of ar…

This past week has been dominated by one-on-one meetings with our department directors. I really enjoyed the experience. It is an opportunity to ask what they are most proud of, what they wish they would have done better, what part of their job they would like to get rid of, and their goals …

Last week we broke ground on the first of three new fire stations. This week we closed on the land for the second location. This station will be located next to the Ashley Furniture store on Nationway. It was another opportunity to say thank you to Bob Wirth for his willingness to work with …

I love how simple phone calls can lead to incredible opportunities---I was talking with Kit and Donna about their interest in Cheyenne, to build residential housing and commercial facilities. From our conversation, I learned about a company they are working with in Colorado that would be a p…