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Wanted: GOP star power

The conventions painted a stark contrast, not just politically, but in performance value

For followers of national politics who are in the American ...

Still in play

The new U.S. House poll is encouraging to Liz Cheney, but the deal isn't done

Overriding the number-crunching being done on the new pollof the ...

How goes the New Year's resolution?

Pick it up again now, with a day-at-a-time approach

Many of us set New Year's resolutions at the beginning of 2016. Here at the end of July, those ...

'Sir Tree, may I climb you?'

Our summer is infused with the happily unreal

Our household has been overtaken by the fantastical.
That is to say, the children and I stand more ...

West Nile information

Public health agencies are being forthcoming, which is welcome

Fremont County government has been providing good, useful and voluminous information ...

Enter the parade

The Fremont County Fair Parade is intended to showcase our summer best

"I love a parade!" begins the exuberant 1932 show tune of the same name, ...

Tuesday notes

Mother Nature's warmth
Weather forecasters who predicted 2016's hottest stretch of weather in the Wind River Basin last week had it right. We saw ...

Higher state park fees better than cutbacks in public access

Referring to the news of how state park entrance fees might be raised, I would be all for it.
People around here have no idea what a great deal they ...

Shortcuts? Don't count on them

Preparation and diligence in life pay off every time.

People like a shortcut, a method of reducing time, labor or cost and often, all three.But ...

Full circle on recycling

After all the angst, the program will continue largely as before

Fremont County has followed a long and winding road in attempting to economize and ...

Summer of Trump

He's not going to change the formula that has him on the brink of the presidency

As he accepted the Republican presidential ...

All-star time

From your cheers to your dollars, lend a hand to the kids representing us

The Little League and Babe Ruth baseball regular seasons are over, and now ...

Opening unseen doors

Good things don't always happen by themselves

What a weekend our world just experienced! Beautiful balloons adorned blue morning skies. Nighttime ...

Sorrows, but not threats

The Dallas and Baton Rouge police killingsanger us, but they needn't frighten us

A second mass shooting of police officers in a week's time has ...

Tuesday notes

Monday'sblast-furnace conditions were the introduction to what is predicted to be a blistering week of hot weather in the Wind River Basin. If ...

Cops are people not superheroes

Among their many challenges is a huge wall of mistrust in many American cities.

Watching tragedies unfold in real time on one of the myriad 24-hour ...

More new guidelines

Wyoming doesn't have much patience with the educational standards it sets for itself

A consistent bone picked with those in Wyoming, both elected and ...

Through the pages of the past

New names and faces emerge and carry us forward

I've taken at least a thousand trips down the stairs to the Ranger's basement for a look through ...

I never knew Betty's, but I know pizza

The Betty's Pizza reunion in Riverton this week is admirable for many reasons.
It's a chance for old friends and classmates long separated to see each other ...

Still here

At reunion time, what we seek is a bit of timelessness

If youare a graduate of Riverton High School, then this weekend is for you.
There's a ...


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