Well, the holidays were over and back to work.
What did the papers have to say to Wyomingites on this day, that blury, hopeful to many, burdensome to some, first real work day of a new year?
We'll start with Cheyenne.
The Carey owned Tribune, after reminding its subscribers and advertiser to pay up all week, was starting the year off with a bolstering inspirational message at the top of its paper.
And the depressing news that it looked like things were breaking down in our negotiations with Mexico in Atlantic City.