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America's greatness is eroded by the numbing effect of mass killings

No one could say definitively when the first person asked, "What is this country ...

Roses, pills and planning

This year, they all are parts of a summer's day

Looking about this mid-summer morning, I see both good and not-so-good.
On the plus side, my ...


Riverton's 36th such celebration comes during a fun, busy time of year locally

It will never be mistaken for New Orleans at Mardi Gras time, but ...

Talk about Wyoming

It would be a novel approach for candidates inFriday'scongressional forum in Lander

A couple of candidate forums for Wyoming's soon-to-be-open ...

Tuesday notes

Independence Day
Thanks for the day offMonday, although we did have several news staff members working Independence Day weekend events. We didn't miss ...

Cavalry to the rescue through Birdseye Pass

Sergeant Ricks.
Wind River Canyon is blocked by a rock slide. Do you know the old stage coach road to Thermopolis through Birdseye Pass?
Yes, ...

Cat heads and hush puppies

Both were part of Grandma Sally's cuisine, and they were marvelous.

Basking in the July heat marks the halfway point between Wyoming's main seasons, ...


Fifty-six Americans signed their names beneath these words on this date 240 years ago

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for ...


Local air service has a chance to rebound, but there's only one way

A new era in local air service began Friday at Riverton Regional Airport.
Denver ...

Corrections money

Cutbacks threaten valuable programs inside the walls

Wyoming citizens are coming face to face with the consequences of sharp spending cuts in ...

Many summer sweets to roast

Celebrating the lush, warm season -- 'eternal summer, nothing less'

June leans back in deep repose,
Surrenders every ...

Resilient Fremont County

Amid tougher times, our jobs numbers show encouraging stability

No one could look at the newest unemployment information in Fremont County and ...

Tuesday notes

Holiday ahead
When a holiday approaches, we always do a publishing disclaimer for readers, but the occasion of Independence Day 2016 won't affect our ...

Squeezing the colleges

Their crucial role just got harder to fill

Any number of recipients of state funding can sing the blues this week about the new round of mandated ...

Straying from the beaten dining path

I'm always willing to try the local cuisine, although sometimes it's an adventure.

I didn't even have to read the menu, though I still gave it a ...

Enrollment churn

There usually are fewer students when school ends than there were when it started

When your dutiful local newspaper totals local school enrollment ...

The summer roar

Riverton is committed to effective mosquito control

Around Riverton in recent days a familiar roar can be heard. There's a telltale odor accompanying ...

We humans belong to the Earth

Recent headlines reaffirm it's not the other way around

"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better," noted German-born ...

Skate Park success

Even if you never use it, the facility is providing benefits -- and a good example -- for everyone

Drive by Riverton City Park any day of the week ...

Health Digest

Obesity rate 35 percent for men, 40 for women
(TNS) -- How do government agencies, private foundations, industry groups and professional societies ...


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