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Lemons and lemonade

Low oil prices are a two-sided coin

Month after month this year we have published news accounts of record visitation numbers at Yellowstone National ...

I'm gunning for the UFC octagon

And I have my fighting name (and my outfit) all picked out

Last weekend's UFC fight was a turning point for the people involved in it. Female ...

Stripes and arrows

Small parking problem may have an easy solution

A small but welcome bit of infrastructure work took place recently along the west side of the ...

Brownijuana

Edible marijuana products a riddle for state lawmakers


Walk into a commercial cannabis shop in neighboring Colorado, and you might think you've ...

Tuesday notes

So far, so good
November is holding up its end of the bargain so far, that is, staving off early winter. Dedicated followers of our daily weather ...

I never could pass the shuttle run

Once upon a time, there was a national fitness test for every kid in public school.

It is the antithesis of the immensely popular academic "feel-good ...

Click and comment

Air service in Fremont County could live or die on the results of an FAA appeal

Fremont County residents have an opportunity to help restore reliable ...

Lummis retiring

The 2016 election in Wyoming just got a lot more interesting

Cynthia Lummis probably got more attention nationally in the few weeks before she ...

Armor that saved Dad's life

I heard it had been 'repurposed,' and I approve

A memory of a metal World War I helmet is ingrained in my childhood. The unusual headgear was stored ...

Pennies for gravel

Our unpaved roads are worthy recipients of 1 percent tax funds

If you live in Fremont County, then you drive on gravel roads. Depending on your place ...

Moderation

Complaining about debate moderators might work for awhile, but you can't build a candidacy on it

The uproar from Republican presidential candidates ...

Tuesday notes

Towns and rec centers
First, a minor correction, but a correction all the same. Thursday's editorial about the new exploration of a public recreation ...

Very good riddance to NCLB

The worry, however, is what might be devised to replace it.

John Taylor Gatto is a 39-year veteran of some of the toughest schools in America. His ...

A Capitol farewell

State Treasurer mark Gordon's letter on vacating the seat of government is poignant

Wyoming State Treasurer Mark Gordon has written a long letter to ...

New people, ideas, focus for Arts Council

The Wyoming Arts Council's national partner, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), is in the process of celebrating its 50th anniversary.
Now 48 years ...

Veterans Day ought to be election day

One of the saddest statistics in America today is the low rate of voter turnout. In the 2012 presidential election only 57.5 percent of eligible voters turned ...

Rec center dreams

Everything comes down to money

It is both an encouragement and a relief to learn again and again, as we do through news coverage, that our community ...

Yes, I spit sparks at the cold

Having so many warm people around makes it easier

It's a week of two overthrows. The first: Daylight Saving Time has finally ended, thus shifting ...

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 ...

 
 

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