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Last weekend was a busy one for our family.  Judy and I went to Littleton Colorado to watch the musical Carousel outdoors at Hudson Gardens.  The gardens were beautiful and watching a show while seated in the grass was so much fun.  It was a Christmas gift that took a couple of years due to …

I was horrified to learn of the two-year-old boy in Cheyenne who was tortured to death by his mother’s boyfriend. I try to imagine the trauma the child’s mother and his two surviving siblings are experiencing just now, with the details of the toddler’s suffering in so many papers. Most of al…

We had a great holiday weekend.  It was very restful and fun.  I was able to play a couple nine-hole rounds of golf and barbequed some steaks. The highlight was looking at wedding venues with my son, Jac, and his fiancé, Whitney.  It is so exciting to start the planning for their big day.  T…

I hope you did not miss the Mayor’s minute too much last week, but I am back. I took last week off for a short fishing vacation in Missouri. The weather was perfect, and the fishing was even better. I truly love bass fishing. It is an annual thing I get to do with my brother-in-law, Gordon. …

I have some exciting news for our family. Our youngest son, Jac, is moving back to Cheyenne to take a job with our State Treasurer’s office. We are excited to have him and our grand dog home. Another good part of the move is he is an avid golfer and I have not taken the time to play recently…

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Last Saturday I had the opportunity to swear-in members of the Cheyenne Gunslingers.  Since 1983 the Gunslingers have been western ambassadors for Cheyenne.  I enjoyed the slapstick melodrama show they performed.  I was dressed in my best western wear, but almost got hung for the lack of a c…

My wife, Judy, and I spent the Memorial Day holiday in Salt Lake City with our two sons and their girlfriends. Our oldest, Sean, lives there and attends the University of Utah. He is a huge hockey fan as he played the entire time he was growing up. Jac, our youngest, played soccer.

Last Saturday was a fun day. I started my day by joining Councilman Cook as an honorary starter for the Kinship Connections 5k run. It is a fundraiser for grandparents and others raising their grandchildren. Great cause and I was so impressed with the runners that came out to brave the cool …

Monday was a City Council Meeting day. We meet the second and fourth Monday of each month. A City Council member and I meet at KFBC radio station the morning of a Council Meeting to talk with Reece Monaco to discuss the agenda and topics of the day. I really enjoy the experience of talking w…

#FearofUnknown is a common feeling when going through life, especially when facing hardships out of your control. The chaplain shares good advice, "Be strong and courageous and do not be afraid!" Learn more, watch more!

I met with the leadership of our Community Recreation and Events department on Monday. A developer in South Cheyenne wants to build a park and give it to the City of Cheyenne. With cuts the Parks Division has made over the past few years, the question is: do we have the resources to manage a…

I met with our staff to discuss the transient problems downtown. We have a significant investment in our parking garage. The damage done is very expensive and the filth makes the garage less attractive to the citizens who need to park there. The homeless population are human, and we need to …

Hello Cheyenne, The Mayor’s Minute is a way for me to share things that have happened in the past week, and what I am looking forward to in the coming week. It is also a way for me to communicate with you how I feel about what is happening in our great city. I would also like to answer your …

Variants of Covid-19 have been on the march since November. In late December several Covid-19 mutations appeared in the US. These are highly transmissible, much more so than the original. Stringent measures are necessary.

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There is still a lot to be thankful for…….so let us be! 

A quick trip to Cheyenne recently resulted in a parking lot encounter that required a call to CPD.  Officer LeBlanc responded to that call and was a calming professional throughout the ordeal.

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A great movie from the 80s was Working Girl starring Melanie Griffith, Sigourney Weaver and Harrison Ford. While it was a good movie and worth watching if you’re currently going stir crazy at home, what I really remember from the movie is the theme song. The iconic song Let the River Run by …

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Ever since I joined the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in mid-July, things have been pretty hectic here in Washington, D.C. Around this time, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt announced the relocation of the BLM, leaving many Washington insiders asking, “Why?”

On November 8, 1919, a group of forward-looking executive women came together in Buffalo, New York, to use their combined expertise in service to their community.  Not satisfied with the predominantly social nature of many women’s organizations at the time, the women founded what would becom…

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Media trust in America has sunk to alarming lows. From an acme of some 70% of Americans who reported having a great deal or fair amount of trust in the media in 1976, that number had plummeted to 32% by 2016. 

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There are some great schools in the Cheyenne area. Especially for grade school and middle school. News coverage often focuses on sports and teams, but there are many more things going on with our local schools. The Post reached out to about a dozen school principals in both grade and middle …

Beautiful works of art take time, talent but most of all, perspective. Partners of the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce are the fabric of our business community and what I would consider, the artists. They create cherished elements of our community’s culture and like a piece of art, it i…

 I appreciate the opportunity to provide a column for the city-wide launch of The Cheyenne Post.  You don’t need me to tell you great things are happening in Cheyenne. From once abandoned shopping centers and vacant buildings being torn-down and redeveloped; a music, entertainment, and arts …

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Since launching The Cheyenne Post online and newspaper, we’ve had a lot of inquiries and questions from readers about our editorial points of view. Great questions asking about everything from our political views “so are you liberal or conservative?” to “if we send you stuff will your print it?”

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Welcome to something new, and for welcoming us into your day. What you are holding in your hands right now is a bit of history – the very first issue of The Cheyenne Post – a brand new media outlet and weekly community newspaper. Even though right now we’re small in pages (and growing), the …

And thank you, for welcoming us into your day. We feel delighted to be here and serve you and the community. We are grateful for being made to feel so welcome. As we’ve circulated around town and talked with folks, we’ve also had conversations about what’s motivated us to launch this outlet …

During our hot July summer, when the cattle were driven all over the Great Plains, and the drives from 1836, with booms in the late 1800s and early 1900s, mark the origin of so much of the “Great Western US” mythology that has existed since the 1920s.  Part of Cheyenne’s heritage was literal…