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Job Corps is an investment in everyone

For the longest time, Wind River Job Corps had a we'll-believe-it-when-we-see-it quality -- something that got talked about endlessly but never took shape ...

The coal imperative

An initiative akin to the moon landing could save coal and provide energy security

At least twice in the past century, the United States of America ...

A wandering mind at a funeral

Scanning the crowd at Dave Gardner's send-off brought memories flowing like water after a summer thunderstorm.

I first read Thomas Wolfe in a ...

Hackers, threats and embarrassment

Take two lessons from the Ashley Madison fiasco --one personal, one technological.

Every ZIP code in Wyoming has someone who signed up online for ...

Diving and soaring

This week's spectacular gyrations in stock prices can be unnerving

If you had never invested in the stock market before and chose Monday as the day ...

A day-one tardy slip for Mom

There is an ominous row of fine print at the bottom

I often say that my four children are sapping my IQ and, therefore, giving me progressive ...

Sympathy lacking

'Victims' of the online adultery site data breach shouldn't cry too much

One of those lists of funny-but-true police calls making the rounds in our ...

School and safety

If you don't have to be driving during the school rush, then don't

For anyone who ever attended public school, this time of year always has a ...

Tuesday notes

Smoke on high
Smoke-filled skies, watery eyes, runny noses and afternoons in the upper 60s is a weather report more typical of -- what, Los Angeles in ...

Coal and innovation

The industry has a good record on that front -- and it needs to build on it

In the current debate nationally about new carbon emissions rules and the ...

Forty years since freshman dorm

On the trip to Laramie, my 10-inch TV rode on the passenger floorboard, and my AM/FM 8-Track stereo with two 8-inch speakers sat next to me on the passenger ...

Griest and Haver

Women blaze important, historic trail through elite Army training

National news reports are paying attention this week to the first two women to ...

Fires and pollution

The smoke in our skies this month compares to power plant emissions

Coincidental to the recent announcement of controversial new federal regulations ...

There's more to the man than 'Mate'

When I started this column many years ago, I asked Ned -- yes, that's his real name --if I might write something about him, and he said 'You'll ruin the ...

Water envy

Other states are bound to look at the Wind River drainage with longing

That was ...

Tuesday notes

Thermometer's plunge
Rarely at any time of year in Fremont County do we see such a rapid decrease in temperature such as occurred Monday evening. In ...

Can coal fix it?

It might be the only way to thrive

No industry in Wyoming has a better record for using innovation to solve threatening problems than coal. That ...

The long summer of sirens

We all appreciate the dedication and services provided by emergency responders, but the system seems a bit noisy in these parts.

It was the sound of ...

Questions behind the headlines

It's time for better thinking on drugs, guns, mental illness

If you haven't thrown it out, go back and look at the front page of The Ranger from July ...

Trump

Should he be taken seriously? He leads every poll, so 'yes'

Political reporters, campaign analysts, strategists and voters are asking and repeating ...

 
 

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