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God isn't finished with us yet

I've often called my life partner "my mate" in this column, a term some readers believe leaves him out. Some wonder why or how he lived with me this long.
The ...

The Balloon Block

It's not just a treasure-hunt object,
it's an homage to old-style printing

Newspapers are still the product of printing ink on paper, but the technology ...

Wednesday notes

NotTuesday
Here is a rare edition of "Wednesday notes" instead of the typicalTuesdayversion. It's not often that our first weekday publication date ...

Different points on the same path

q I learned a thing
or two recently from
a couple of much younger men.

As a child the first person you bond with is your mother. It's a bond that in ...

It waves forever

Christmas and Easter lead the list of American holidays set to music, but the Fourth of July has its hit parade as well. Best known of the patriotic songs ...

This was no peel-and-go job

For various reasons far too personal to share here, I decided this week to remove three bumper stickers that have long adorned the back of my faithful station ...

Pruning ordinances

When local rules and regs have outlivedthemselves, they ought to be eliminated
Every so often a comedian or a columnist gets a laugh by pointing out ...

Moms, fads and counterfads

"Mom, can I have a fidget spinner?"
It was the question of the spring season - but the answer was no.
I didn't say "no" because I had something against ...

Speed vs. effectiveness

Those are the conflicting priorities in the Senate's struggle on health-care legislation

A member of the newspaper staff recalls being a young parent ...

Dow Now

Our 52-week investment experiment went well, as have others before it

On Friday, June 24, 2016, the world was reacting to news from London. Voters in ...

Delisting the grizzly is appropriate

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on June 22 announced that grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem have sufficiently recovered and will be ...

Tuesday notes

Blowing in the wind
Was that a hot summer wind or a cool summer breeze blowing Tuesday morning? The answer probably depends on the individual's point ...

Alcohol in the park

The city is giving it a try this summer for 'Live at Five'

Riverton has made a public commitment to reinvigorate community life at Riverton City ...

A heavy price

Losing the county treasurer seems too high a price to pay for the squabble at hand

A few days ago, the Fremont County Treasurer said he was ...

Be careful in historical comparisons

Some claim the current political divisiveness is reminiscent of the Civil War

My wife's family and extended family gathered at my in-laws' home in ...

Sticking up for happy honkers

I've written about birds in this space a lot, and that's because I really like birds and want them to have as much attention as possible. Fortunately, they ...

In life stories, words collide

Everyone's life is a story. Though Fathers Day is past, fathers still populate the Earth, and work, and fight, and love. To me, Steve Peck's editorial ...

Seeing is believing

Secrecy surrounding the Obamacare replacement bill is no good for anybody but the politicians

When the great heavyweight boxer Muhammad Ali was a ...

The June miracle

Unlike the coming solar eclipse,thisone happens every year

With good reason, there is much talk at the moment about the total eclipse of the sun ...

Recently, it has been suggested by a member of my household that it might be time to retire my yard-work shoes.
The piece of advice was delivered as follows: ...

 
 

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