Here in Cheyenne, we'll be paying more for water, coming in and going out. The city council just passed an increase in water rates by 3.5% and sewer rates by 5%. The average household will pay about $2.70 more each month, businesses, nearly $7.00 more per month, The rates will kick in at the first of the next year.

With so many of the essentials and basics going up in price, what will you do to make budget? Are you already working two jobs? Are you considering getting a stocking mask and a 9? How are you dealing?

So many little incidents of higher prices end up stressing the paycheck in a big way. These are trying times. Good luck to us all.