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Simple gifts and personal acts

The world saw an example this week from Wyoming

Valentine's Day can seem sappy and fake.
Until it doesn't.
Sometimes personal expressions of ...

Defeating the zealots

We mustn't think of them in the same way we view a piece of pork-barrel legislation

In his remarks Thursday at a conference called the White House ...

The pleasures of February

In our family, this month is one of the biggies

Here we are halfway through February, but it's still an important month. For our family, fate has ...

Success on ice

Riverton's new, public ice rink was a well-planned hit

One of Riverton's success stories in the winter of 2014-2015 is the new community ice skating ...

Tuesday notes

Back to the right month
After experiencing a displaced slice of April for about 10 days, the new week has reminded us what season we are in.
It is ...

Presidents Day

Of the 44 who have held the office, just two weren't politicians before the White House

On Monday the nation observes Presidents Day. By the time the ...

Reloading for another weekend

It's a good thing I love covering local sports, because I do a lot of it this time of year.

The afternoon light leaked onto the south end of the ...

We stuck it to Obamacare

But that decision comes with consequences

Do you feel better now, you Wyoming state senators who stuck it to Obama?
Probably so.
The vote in the ...

Say it your way

Valentine's Day is the time

Friday the 13th one day, Valentine's Day the next. So says our 2015 calendar.
If you are superstitious about the first, ...

My life as a windy allegory

Sometimes it's loud and crazy, but I love the fresh air

Finer weather strolls in like a good friend, but it often brings its cantankerous relative ...

Farm and Ranch Days

The two-day event reinforces the industry's place in our economy, culture

All but the most ignorant among us have long since set aside the notion of ...

Flying a drone of one's own

Our Christmas quadcopter makes us YouTube ready

Some of my favorite YouTube videos of the new year show excited Christmas gift-getters flying their ...

When to discriminate

Two bills at the Legislature show the legal and philosophical contradictions at work

The Wyoming Legislature is exhibiting some confusion over the ...

Tuesday notes

Snowmelt
It's hard to believe that less than a week ago we were worrying about snow removal in the streets of both Riverton and Lander, to say nothing ...

Recruiting an airline

Disastrous passenger figures at the airport prove that it must be done

Not that any more persuasion was required, but the year-and air passenger ...

Column subjects rarely get the picture

It's a simple reflection of life, where the people who need a solution the most are the last ones to see they have a problem.

Febreze is an enigma ...

More than just the game

Sports can provide a tie that binds us

"I hate the Super Bowl,'' my wife said just as I was settling in on the couch last Sunday.
Holy ...

Keep board votes public

Legislation that would permit secret voting ought to be allowed to die

If a piece of legislation that would permit public boards and commissions to ...

Energy from the winter carnival

We are all part of humanity's creative forces

Isn't Riverton's Wild West Winter Carnival fun? Activities like last weekend's ice artists on Main ...

A thousand cuts

That's how legislation to expand Medicaid in Wyoming might die

The Wyoming Legislature's path toward expanding access to Medicaid in the state grows ...

 
 

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