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Voting early

As much as 30 percent of the Arizona GOP primary vote was for candidates who had quit

The advisability of early election voting always has been ...

Tuesday notes

Spring is here
It's the first full week of spring. We have more daylight than darkness now for the first timesince the week before Christmas, and it ...

No PAWS bad news

Compared its early years, the test is a breeze these days - thanks in part to pencils and paper

What a relief it is in Fremont County and across ...

Raccoon put my fishing trip to shame

I came up empty, but by furry friend had a good meal -- and hardly left a trace.

My slide down the sharp, broken rocks must have clued the raccoon to ...

Oh, yes, March is holiday season

I was out with some friends yesterday for St. Patrick's Day. It was a great time (though I can't say I'm a big fan of Scotch Eggs). Our revelries done, we went ...

Sunshine Week

The battle for gain access to the public's business is never ending, but it must be waged

We are finishing up something in the news business today ...

Best they can get

Senate leaders ought to think twice before rejecting Merrick Garland out of hand

In the ugly and embarrassingly politicized battle over the ...

Maybe I'm Irish by osmosis

By marriage, I had a very colorful Celtic relative

When a column is published on St. Patrick's Day, and a son's birthday is only four days later, ...

Playing a role

Wyoming has a say in the close GOP race

Two things became much more likely as a result of presidential primary election voting Tuesday night. (This ...

Tuesday notes

Still winter
After some days that felt more like May than March, weather in the Wind River Basin is predicted to cool off again to more seasonal levels ...

All micromanagers doomed to fail

Don't take my word for it -- look at history.

Micromanagers are the stuff of situation comedies. Their clueless antics drive the other characters ...

Paper and plastic

Household recycling might not be worth the trouble in Fremont County

People who recycle are doing the right thing. They are working for the common ...

Gerald E. Geis

The man with the biggest Wyoming Senatedistrictis retiring, to the detriment of Wyoming

In the latest round of boundary drawing affecting ...

Breaking the indoor habit

I spend a lot of my time cooped up indoors.
I work in a cubicle on the top floor of a less-than-bright classroom building, or in its basement teaching ...

World's coolest people? Little kids

I hope I always can at least observe it, close-up

The doves are "crooing" with fervor, the mud is fragrant, and the sun is moving in for a ...

Wyoming's prez primary

We don't have one, and we never have, but there is talk of changing that

Our newspaper office has received numerous calls in the past two weeks from ...

Presidential spouses

The strangest presidential marriage picture in history is taking shape

American flags around Fremont County were flying at half staff on a stormy ...

When Yellowstone shook in '59, I was there

The story I was telling son Jim had to be suspended. We needed to navigate through a bear jam in Yellowstone National Park.
Tourists coming from both ...

Tuesday notes

Money snow
Monday'shalf-day snowstorm in the Wind River Basin was perfect proof of the differences between snow that falls in December and snow that ...

Our grip on integrity is getting slippery

The concept is avoided like the plague in all levels of society.

People often vent their concerns to me about the decline of public education. I've ...

 
 

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