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Post-election notes

Third term party switch
As unexpected as Tuesday night's election results were, to some, a lot of it was rather traditional.
At the top of the ballot, ...

A thirty-year adventure in art

It all began with this newspaper column

Thirty years?
Yes, today's publication of this column marks its 30th year of existence. The first column, ...

President Trump

Bizarre history has been made, and the time to start getting used to it is right now

Today we Americans bear witness to the remarkable. We are ...

Tuesday notes

Fair-weather voting
Every election year, one of the concerns is if bad weather might prevent good voter turnout. When the weather is poor - and this ...

Who will win today? Some ballot predictions

The second Tuesday in November has arrived, and along with it another chance to predict election results.
Before we begin, the standard Election Day ...

Who serves whom in public office?

It's easy to be altruistic when there's some money attached.

Altruism is a word we don't hear much anymore. If a person is altruistic, that person ...

The ballot is ready

Readers of the Today in History column will note that this is the date, in 1860, when Abraham Lincoln was elected President of the United States.
Pretty ...

Amendment A

It's our chance to see if the state's huge cash stockpiles can be put to better use

July 8, 1928, isn't a day that sticks out through history in the ...

Filling the great baseball void

Could I, might I, possibly, become a football fan?

This is a plea from the odd college-age male who does not follow professional football. Baseball ...

An institution falls

The Chicago Cubs are World Series champs

What are we to do now that the Chicago Cubs have won the World Series?
One of the great constants of ...

Yes, I ran the Pumpkin 5k race

Normally, you see, I run Alone (yes, with a capital A)

On Saturday, I got to run in Riverton's 5k Pumpkin Run.
On Friday, I had told myself I ...

October surprises

In this campaign, the bombast will last until the final hour

It's November now, but the anecdotal specter of the "October surprise" has been hung ...

Tuesday notes

Halloween howl
The wind howled like goblinsSundayand againon Monday, but when things calmed down the weather was still mild, and participants in ...

Renew the 1 percent tax

In times of economic crisis at the state level, having our own pool of money for improvements is vital

Fremont County did it self a great favor four ...

The general election is barely week off

Just a bit over a week separates the American people from arguably the worst choices for the presidency in our modern history, perhaps in the entirety of our ...

On Monday, just give them what they want

A recent kid's simple rules for keeping your trick-or-treaters happy

Being 23 means I'm old enough that I can imagine buying candy for ...

Safe Halloween

Parents let kids do things on Halloween they wouldn't be particularly comfortable with on any other night of the year. It has to do with being away from home, ...

Obtainable Care Act

Our national health care law is poorly named, but it won't be all that easy to abandon

If ever a federal program has been misnamed, it is the ...

My brother, Earl Lynn Starks

He was ever a ray of sunshine to us all

A two-week "goodbye."
That's what we were granted recently with my beloved brother, Earl Starks, only three ...

Running to win

Liz Cheney sticks determinedly to a 'national' themein run for Congress

Ryan Greene, the Democratic nominee for Wyoming's seat in the U.S. House of ...


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