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Bill Croke
Bill Croke
Bill Croke, formerly of Cody, Wyoming, is a writer in Salmon, Idaho.

I’m intrigued by the notion that despite their futuristic ideals, liberals are obsessed with the past in nostalgic ways. On the one hand they reject days-gone-by as politically and culturally retrograde, on the other they seek the past’s simplicity in…

Wonderlandscape: Yellowstone National Park and the Evolution of an American Cultural Icon By John Clayton (Pegasus Books, 285 pages, $27.95) A common cliché used to describe the national parks is that they are being “loved to death.” The “crown jewels”…

by Bill Croke | Oct 26, 2010

The prologue of John Rember’s fine memoir of growing up in central Idaho, Traplines, opens with this: In the early spring of 1961 a friend and I were making a snow fort on Warm Springs Avenue in Ketchum, Idaho, when…

For all the recent controversy in Washington concerning the future of the sunsetting Bush tax cuts, we have yet to hear from the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, the bipartisan commission whose report is due in December. It…

by Bill Croke | Aug 26, 2010

Colin Simpson lost his gubernatorial bid in the August 17 Wyoming GOP Primary, placing a distant fourth with 16% of the vote. The contest was a horse race between former U.S. Attorney for Wyoming Matthew Mead and ex-State Auditor Rita…

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