The Casper-Natrona County Health Department has confirmed a second case of pertussis – also known as whooping cough – at a Natrona County school. While it is a contagious disease that can lead to severe symptoms, particularly in infants, this is not an outbreak, says Dr. Mark Dowell, an infectious disease doctor at Wyoming Medical Center. Dr. Dowell, who is... [Read More]
Emergencies, by nature, are chaotic affairs. Events seem to unfold faster than most of us can process them. We may wonder if we’d be any help at all if faced with a car crash or other disaster. Kaleigh Peil thinks we’d be surprised with what we could contribute.  She should know. On Dec. 23, she came upon a terrible car... [Read More]
As the headline suggests, there is two weeks worth of home video in this column.  Some of it’s really good.  Some of it is absolutely wretched.  I hope that your rental choices yield better results than mine.   ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES I am absolutely shocked at my reaction to this film.  I have been a staunch Anchorman fanatic... [Read More]

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  • Do not watch all these movies!

    The Weekly Rental Guide: A Double Dose of Movies!

    As the headline suggests, there is two weeks worth of home video in this column.  Some of it’s really good.  Some of it is absolutely wretched.  I hope that your rental choices yield better results than mine.   ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES I am absolutely shocked at my reaction to this film.  I have been a staunch Anchorman fanatic… [Read More]

  • In the battle of the comedies, only one can survive.

    The Weekly Rental Guide: A Pair of Comedies and Some Dinosaurs!

    Another week of movies.  And another week wherein I had to skip a film.  The movie I skipped was Walking With Dinosaurs.  It’s available on VOD and Pay-Per-View for those that want to see what I missed out on.  Why did I skip it?  Well, if you must know, I’m writing this from Puerto Rico.  Don’t believe me?  Here’s proof:… [Read More]

  • A second case of whooping cough has been detected by the Casper-Natrona County Health Department. (Photo courtesy of vaccinedailynews.com)

    What Everyone Should Know About Whooping Cough

    The Casper-Natrona County Health Department has confirmed a second case of pertussis – also known as whooping cough – at a Natrona County school. While it is a contagious disease that can lead to severe symptoms, particularly in infants, this is not an outbreak, says Dr. Mark Dowell, an infectious disease doctor at Wyoming Medical Center. Dr. Dowell, who is… [Read More]

  • If all these movies had a huggable, living snowman, this would've been the best week ever.

    The Weekly Rental Guide: Somewhat Inspired By True-ish Events!

    Three out of four movies this week are “based on a true story.”  And I’m pretty sure there’s some nerd out there who’ll tell me how Hans Christian Andersen’s ”The Snow Queen” is loosely based on some Nordic queen from the 10th century, so Frozen is technically a true story movie too.  But I’m going with one untrue story this week.  Also, every movie… [Read More]

  • The one in the middle is the one that cancels out the other two.

    Weekend Rental Guide: A Movie So Good It Cancels Out the Other Two!

    Because I was so late with the column last week, I vowed to get this week’s out on time.  Unfortunately, in order to do that, I had to skip two of the week’s five releases: Broken Circle Breakdown and Out of the Furnace.  Sorry.  Broken Circle Breakdown (one of the Best Foreign Film nominees) is available from VOD/Pay-Per-View services and… [Read More]