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Holiday and verse

The first is unofficial, and the second comes with an annual apology to poets

America's great, undeclared, mid-winter holiday -- Super Bowl Sunday -- ...

For new Congress, 'success' ought to mean some much better habits

With the 114th Congress under way, the political world is focused intently on the road ahead. Taxes, trade, immigration, climate change, job creation, the ...

Questions and the Marlboro Man

Smoking is a more complicated issue than we realize

Darrell Winfield had the most recognizable face of anyone who has ever lived in Riverton.
He was ...

A better year

New approaches to drunken vagrancy in Riverton have made real progress

Mark Twain is credited with saying, "Everybody talks about the weather, but ...

A mom's questions of time

I think I need a wormhole at 4 in the morning

Time is speeding up.
Whether this is true objectively or subjectively depends upon whether I've lost ...

Solution vs. problem

The same-sex marriage bill being aired in the Legislature doesn't have much going for it

There can be a tendency among Wyoming legislators, ...

Force and law enforcement

RPD report shows value of experience and the need for governments to prioritize it

There is good news in the Riverton Police Department's year-end ...

Getting the chances I didn't

I'm trying not to miss my daughter's activities

While sitting on the cushioned seats of the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theatre at Central Wyoming ...

Tuesday notes

Time well spent?
Let's hope the Wyoming Legislature doesn't have to spend much time at all "debating" the place the jackalope deserves in the statutory ...

A woman's life well worth emulating

I knew Valoy Maddock through coaching her sons

I don't remember who gave her the nickname "Flo" but it seemed to fit.
Flo actually was Valoy ...

Medicaid talks

When only politicians object to something, it is fair to question the rationale

After a couple of years of bobbing and weaving over the expansion of ...

Newspaper awards

Seven news staff members combined for 12 awards in state competition

The Wyoming Press Association conducts an annual awards contest for Wyoming ...

The downtown Dubois rebuild

After the fire, distinctive Western theme can be restored

Stewart's Trapline Gallery has always been a must-stop on my visits to Dubois.
I visited ...

Drones and the law

Wyoming legislators are right to tackle the issue early on

Wyoming never could be accused of being a state which over-regulates private affairs, but ...

Purpose can come any time in life

In fact, sometimes it arrives more than once

Yes, the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots football teams will soon be vying for the top spot in ...

Debate on your terms

State of the Union gave battered Obama an opportunity to try

You've got to hand it the president. He wasn't facing favorable conditions Tuesday for ...

Tuesday notes

Warming up
This often is the time of year the words "January thaw" are printed in this space -- if we're fortunate, that is. Mark this as one of those ...

Miscalculation

The terrorists who slaughtered the cartoonists have created a monster

The miserable human beings who committed the cold-blooded murders last week in ...

Democrats are good for the gun biz

Take it from a gun owner -- I know.

It's not something they'll admit in public or especially at a gun show but a couple of my friends who are ...

Where is life's time card?

Parkinson's finally took a good brother-in-law

It's late, and I'm up and can't sleep.
You've been there.
Usually, it's something that's stuck like ...

 
 

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