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Thanks but no thanks: When things go wrong Thanksgiving Day

Posted by   /  November 27, 2019  /  By Phil Riske, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

Hope your Thanksgiving is better than the Simpsons’. By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer There are a couple of Thanksgiving Days for which I was not thankful. One of those was when Thanksgiving Day traditionally featured an NFL game. I can’t remember whom the Detroit Lions were playing that day, but it was one of […]

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I’ve assessed my chances for an open county office

Posted by   /  November 5, 2019  /  By Phil Riske, Government and Politics, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer Political newbies continue to chalk up wins across the nation, prompting me to believe I could be a winner too. Given developments in today’s politics, I am submitting a list here of the top 10 reasons you should vote for me in the next election, when I will be […]

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[OPINION] Listen up nasty people

Posted by   /  October 20, 2019  /  By Phil Riske, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) Wouldn’t it be nice if we were older / Then we wouldn’t have to wait so long / And wouldn’t it be nice to live together / In the kind of world where we belong~ Beach Boys – 1966 The […]

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Sins of the father? I worked with whistleblowers in the David Petersen case

Posted by   /  October 11, 2019  /  By Phil Riske, Courts/Law, Featured News, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

There were no meetings in a dark parking building, such as in “All the President’s Men”; I gained information for many other stories about the Petersen case from two members of Petersen’s staff, sometimes through notes hidden on Capitol grounds and left for me to retrieve.  By Phil Riske | Senior reporter/writer One of the […]

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Damn if they didn’t do it again

Posted by   /  August 22, 2019  /  By Phil Riske, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer Two years ago, I wrote a cranky column about my favorite grocery store upsetting me greatly by changing the aisles, making it hard to find what I usually buy. I told the manager not to do that again. Well, they did.  So as I again deal with mental trauma, […]

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My hands on a gun

Posted by   /  August 7, 2019  /  By Phil Riske, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer There has been plethora news over past months about guns and separately about suicide. I begin today with a day 38 years ago when I had to act to prevent what I thought could be a fatal shooting. I was reminded of that scary situation upon recently reading an […]

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Copping a plea: I was responsible for fake news

Posted by   /  July 25, 2019  /  By Phil Riske, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer Thank God Donald Trump was not looking over my shoulder in 1972.  At the time, I was managing editor of the Laramie Boomerang, (a newspaper named after the owner’s mule.) As a morning paper, putting it to bed required late hours as we waited for the pages to come […]

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Button up belly boys

Posted by   /  July 9, 2019  /  By Phil Riske, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

From the Rose Law Group Reporter Growlery  By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer Casual business dress is a trend, but the “suit and tie” requirement still holds for much of the corporate world.  After watching numerous TV hosts violate my sense of taste when it comes to men’s clothing, here’s the question: Why are the […]

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My pet peeve

Posted by   /  July 1, 2019  /  By Phil Riske, Equine News, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

“Animal Cops Phoenix” features (from left) Kelley Mallon, Mark Smith, Cynthia McGuire, Andy Gallo and Ruthie Jesus. /Photo: Alex DeForest By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer  We hear a lot about child abuse. We don’t hear enough about pet/animal abuse. One only has to follow numerous cases in the Phoenix area or watch one edition […]

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I have 2 dads — both Hall of Fame inductees by Phil Riske|Senior Reporter/Writer

Posted by   /  June 16, 2019  /  By Phil Riske, Sports, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer On this Father’s Day, I again won’t get to send cards or call my fathers. They are both gone, dying a year apart. So, I celebrate by telling you about them. Inducted into the Wyoming Coaches Hall of Fame 1983Began his football coaching career in 1948, and he retired […]

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