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No snakes

Skate park users want the chance to police themselves, and they ought to get it

One of the new signs being posted at the new Riverton skate park ...

Ryan's start

'New day' pronouncements must be balanced with political reality

Anyone one who either hoped or worried that new Speaker of the House Paul Ryan might ...

Tuesday notes

Mr. J. Frost
Officially, we did get a killing frost before Nov. 1, but it was close. Riverton Regional Airport posted an official low temperature of 26 ...

CREG and optimism

The analysts are tolling the bell, but the forecast almost always is wrong

The new revenue estimates for the state of Wyoming were released a few ...

My former player, gone far too soon

Mike Kenyon was a vital part of a magical four days my team and I had at the 1985 state basketball tournament.

One of the hardest things about ...

Safe ghosts and goblins

Simple precautions can keep trouble away for a fun Halloween

With all due respect to Thanksgiving, Halloween is the true kickoff to the holiday ...

Strong bonds through noodles

Family relationships often are built in the kitchen

Originally, I planned to write something pertaining to Halloween in this column since that ...

Biden out, Ryan in

Two men in different parts of their careers make far-reaching decisions

Paul Ryan and Joe Biden both made momentous decisions in recent days about ...

Tax per pack

Smokers should expect to see higher cigarette taxes in Wyoming soon

Among the many possibilities for dealing with part of the all-but-guaranteed ...

Tuesday notes

Frost-free
For some weeks now we've been wondering in print if this might be a year when central Fremont County gets clear to November before Mother ...

Passing muster

Plans to expand and improve Wyoming Life Resource Center well worth the cost

Approaching a budget year when every nickel allocated by the Wyoming ...

Can anything be done to reduce animal deaths along roadsides?

Editor:
On Oct. 15 I left Jeffrey City on my way west. The first thing I noticed is a couple of men were looking around a blood-covered dead antelope or ...

These days, overkill is planned policy

So long as proposals are viewed automatically as failure by one side or the other, there will be no solutions.

Unforeseen outcomes are often ...

Russell Watch

Our year-long experiment proved some basics about simple investing

Three times in recent years we have imagined making a relatively small investment, ...

Alive and happy all season: that applies to both my garden and my family

Up to this point, it has been a strange autumn, possessing a crisp-but-warm Riverton air delightful to breathe.
Of days like these, the poet and author John ...

Empty seat filled

CWC has its new board member, but there are other ways to serve

Central Wyoming College had an empty seat to fill on its board of trustees Wednesday ...

No laughing matter

Armed robbery is a serious, dangerous crime, no matter what the robber is wearing

A young woman walked into a Riverton convenience store on Monday a ...

Tuesday notes

Seasonal
It's starting to feel more like fall -- finally. Breakfast-time temperatures Tuesday were in the upper 30s, which is getting closer to the ...

Pot expert in demand as states eye legalization

SEATTLE -- Allen St. Pierre went to work at NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, when the United States was in ...

Rainy day funds

It's time to define what they are for, and what they aren't

Recurring debate in Wyoming is warming again on the purpose of the state's enormous ...

 
 

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