Sunday, February 21, 2010

Amanda Smith - From the desk of: Senator Mike Enzi Visits The Glenrock Bird

Bird reporter Mark Dosa (left) - Senator Mike Enzi (center) and Bird Publisher Amanda Smith (right).

We were very proud that Senator Mike Enzi chose to come and visit The Glenrock Bird here in beautiful Glenrock, Wyoming.  There is something to be said for doing the very best job you can, working as hard as you possibly can, and having a United States Senator visit the very business you strive so very hard to keep afloat.

Remember, if at first you don't succeed... try, try again.

Sincerely and God Bless,
Amanda Smith
Owner/Publisher - The Glenrock Bird
Open Range Magazine
Glenrock, Wyoming

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Things to do in Glenrock, Wyoming when it snows

© Amanda Smith

Need I say more?

Monday, February 15, 2010

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Comedy Night at Glenrock's The Shoreliner? You bet it was!

Well Glenrock, if ever we needed a reason to laugh and cut loose, it was tonight, Valentines Night February 14.  Couples in Love... good comedy and the cocktails were flowing in the candlelight provided by none other than Mister Mastermind Kevin of The Shoreliner himself. 

Stay tuned to the Feb 21 issue of The Glenrock Bird for a great article on the two wonderful comedians who gave Glenrock's Shoreliner goers,  good reason to cut loose, as well as some great photos of our community members having an absolutely great time.

Its almost 11:30, and I'm certain that those entertained tonight, are still entertaining themselves in the fabulous, fun, relaxing atmosphere of The Shoreliner... but its time for bed for this old gal.  The laughter felt good, as I know it did for everyone who attend such a great and well planned event.  And so Glenrock, it will feel good to climb in between the sheets with a smile on my face and laughter in my heart.  Something we all have needed as of late... a feeling that is, well, very welcoming.

Goodnight Glenrock.  You are a fine town, filled with fine people.  May all your dreams come true this evening as you all climb into bed after an evening filled with good old plain fun.

God Bless,
Amanda Smith
The Glenrock Bird
Open Range Magazine
The Glenrock Bird, Bringing to you, the people, the news that matters most.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Glenrock, Wyoming - The Best Little Small Town in America

Today was simply amazing. People in this town are amazing.  They help you up when things are tough....  I think I'll refer everyone to the post prior to this one... its true.  Hold your head up'll clear every obstacle... even if the same person keeps putting the same obstacle in front of you, you'll clear it. Keep the Faith everyone.

We are present on Facebook now under "THE GLENROCK BIRD"   -- its a page, so when you search for it on Facebook, search just like that:  THE GLENROCK BIRD... well, you don't have to use caps, at least, I don't think you do!

I went for a walk today, walked around town, spoke to quite a few people who were also out and about.  popped my head in to some places to say hello and was greeted by some of the most wonderful people in small town America.

It is enlightening to know that there are still people in this world of ours, that still smile and look you in the eye, shake your hand or give you a bear hug.  They ask how your are doing and they mean it.  And they are right here in Glenrock.  If you are feeling down, get in your car, get on your horse, your motorcycle or put on your walking shoes and head on down in to Glenrock.... you'll get that pick me up feeling you just might need and you'll be a better person for it. 

There are many things going on in this amazing town.  For instance, Mary Kay Kindt and Tom Wright of Glenrock's Chamber of Commerce, spent the day yesterday delivering Valentine Cakes throughout Glenrock and even as far out as by the airport in Casper, just to shed a little Valentine spirit.  And I'm told the cakes were DEEELICIOUS!

So Happy Almost Valentines Day Glenrock and Beyond.  Remember to shower people with lots of love and kindness.  We could all use a little bit of cupid's arrow tomorrow.  :)

Have a beautiful and very Blessed night!

God Bless,
Amanda Smith
The Glenrock Bird
Open Range Magazine

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Another beautiful Glenrock, Wyoming Day

The Glenrock Bird and Open Range Magazine

There comes a time in our lives, when we have to stop and look at the obstacles that are still in front of us, and truly ask ourselves "can I get over this obstacle ...again"

I have, I did, and yes can.

Life isn't easy.  Owning and publishing a newspaper that is fair and balanced, while being chased by people who are not... is hard.  No, its not hard, its hurtful.

Staying afloat isn't easy.  Owning and publishing a magazine - in these hard economic times - while battling print deadlines, late distributions and little to no capital...  is hard. No, its not hard, its Hellaciously Hard...

Trying to maintain payroll so you don't have to lay off your loyal and hard working employees - that's hard too - but its worth it.  No, its not just worth it... they are why I do what I do.  They are why I strive to succeed and move these publications forward, against all odds.

Folks, we all have obstacles to get over.  Sometimes its the same damn obstacle over and over again, a little different in color maybe, each time that obstacle rears its ugly head... but the same damn obstacle.  When that obstacle pops back up in front of you, face it straight on.  Face it with the dignity and integrity that I know you have in you.  Face it straight on with your head held high.  Stare it straight in the eye and move towards it, until it starts to shrivel away...  like a bad virus.  And when you've shown that obstacle just how strong you are, it will become small enough that you can step right over it.  And when you do step right over it, don't look back.   Just wipe your hands off, take a deep breath, and start on the next obstacle.  You'll get over that one too.

God Bless,

Amanda Smith - Glenrock, Wyoming
The Glenrock Bird
Open Range Magazine 

Friday, February 5, 2010

Eric Stoltz - Star of the new SyFy "CAPRICA!" Check out his interview in Glenrock, Wyoming's THE GLENROCK BIRD!

Well good early morning to everyone!  This week's issue of Glenrock, Wyoming's Sunday morning newspaper featured an interview with the star of the new SyFy CAPRICA, by Glenrock Bird the "Night Hawk" Columnist Susan Stoltz.   This is an exceptional must read.  You can go right to the issue to page 5 and read the first half of Susan's interview with Eric by clicking here:

Keep in mind sleepy ones, that the second half of Eric's interview will be in the Feb 14 issue of The Glenrock Bird.  So stay tuned!

Have a Blessed night and a beautiful tomorrow!


*Photo courtesy SyFy Channel and CAPRICA