Category Archives: Announcements

An Open Letter to Wyoming Seniors and Their Loved Ones

It has come to my attention that certain groups or entities have been using my name to try and get donations from seniors. Some of these solicitations imply that folks won’t get their Social Security benefits unless they pay $10 and sign a petition addressed to me. These letters are misleading and aim to prey on those who are vulnerable and worried.  No one has to pay anyone in order to share their views with me and these professional petition organizers are not as effective as they may claim. I am working to make sure Social Security benefits remain available for the future to the hard-working Americans who have paid into the system and earned them. Signing a petition or sending money to an unknown agency will not affect your Social Security benefits. Reforming Social Security to make sure it remains solvent will. read more


Cowboy Common Sense Last Article With JHNG

by Maury JonesMauryJones3

Final column in the weekly Jackson Hole News and Guide, published Sept 21, 2016, entitled, “Common Sense rides away into the sunset”

This is my final column. The newspaper Editorial Board has decided to go a different direction with page A7 therefore opinion columns have been discontinued there. This cowboy is riding off into the sunset hoping that common sense will eventually prevail. read more



Wyoming weekly opinion columnist and author is available for public speaking engagements.

Mike Pyatt
Mike Pyatt

Natrona County resident, Mike Pyatt’s weekly opinion column is distributed through the Wyoming Press Association, to 43 Wyoming news outlets, as well as The Wyoming Net. Previously he contributed as a opinion columnist for the Glenrock Bird Newspaper, from 2007 to 2012. His 2014, fiction, April Fools’ Day in Vroostock, was featured in the New York Times, August, 2014, Sunday Book Review, published by AuthorHouse. He served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Mary, and Indiana Wesleyan University, Schools of Professional Studies, BS/MBA external degree programs. Mike had a stint in law enforcement, at age 61, in Glenrock, Wyoming. Prior to his relocation to Wyoming in 1999, he spent his professional career in human resource management and consulting in the public and private sector in Indiana. In the mid 1980’s, he was at the forefront of the Crisis Pregnancy Center movement, forging the pro-life agenda in Central Indiana, helping establish multiple centers, vigorously debating and opposing Planned Parenthood, and its affiliates in the State of Indiana. read more


Cows Killed 4 Miles From Jackson

Two Angus cows have been killed by wolves not more than 4 miles from downtown Jackson, Wyoming.

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Cow killed by wolves Bar BC Jackson 23 Aug 2016.

One was found dead on the morning of Aug 23 on the Bar B-C Ranch, cow belonging to the Waltons.

The second found dead this morning, Aug 25, same pasture.

Investigation shows that approximately 20 wolves are in this pack, presumably from the five wolves who lived here all winter and their offspring born in May.

This location is 3 1/2 miles from downtown Jackson by google map, as the crow flies. Or rather, as the raven flies. When I went out to see the first cow yesterday afternoon, after it had been dead for a day and a half, three eagles flew off the carcass and about 20 ravens and some magpies. The bones were picked clean. read more

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