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The Ferguson diagram

There are lessons there for everyone about what to do, and what not to

From a thousand-mile distance we in Wyoming have watched the unfolding ...

Some are more equal than others

How is it that one man's "socialism" is another man's "economic development"?

There is a sign near the checkout counter at Jiffy Rental that depicts ...

Trouble in our medicine cabinets

Prescription drug abuse is a costly problem in Wyoming

Sometimes the biggest problems are standing right there in front you.
Take the case of ...

Spend a few bucks locally

It will make the holiday season brighter

This Christmas season, don't forget your local merchants.
They certainly have not forgotten you. In fact, ...

Thankful for buds on the vine

Give the positives in your life a chance to bloom

"Don't let your buds die on the vine," urged my younger sister one day.
This was her advice ...

Is the pudding done?

Happy old words for Thanksgiving Day

Nineteenth-century writer and magazine editor Lydia Child wrote "A Boy's Thanksgiving Day" in 1844. You might ...

Tuesday notes

Happy holidays
Although some would claim, and not completely without legitimacy, that the holiday season began with Halloween, by traditional ...

Weighing opportunities along the path

Some choices you make for yourself, while others are made for you.

Coach Norman Dale faced the hostile crowd and finished the defense of his coaching ...

Taking command on immigration

Rather than being goaded into a tantrum by the president, Republicans ought to own the agenda

Immigration issues aren't of overriding importance in ...

Learning to be thankful, not fretful

Too often we serve up a plate full of holiday anxiety

Do you have a doozy of a story about a bad Thanksgiving?
Sorry. I don't want to hear ...

Power of the pen

Executive orders from a president are nothing new in this country

As expected, President Barack Obama on Thursday announced his executive order on ...

You need a Rambo in your life

Even if it's just to tackle a plumbing problem

It was on my heart to write something warm and inspiring this week, but there is something else that ...

A plan with a chance

Thanks to public comment, Boysen document is a better piece of work

It is an easy and common complaint to say the government "doesn't listen to the ...

Allegation vs. verification

In the case of a bizarre death, we must take care to recognize the difference

Rarely has our newspaper published a headline to equal the one above ...

Tuesday notes

We're still more than a full month from the winter solstice, but that fact of the calendar is meaningless as a practical matter. Winter is here, with a ...

Gardening into gorgeous November

Last week I picked two tomatoes right off the vine, something unheard of in this state so late in the year.

I noticed our German short-haired ...

More than Jackson

The tourist area's airport figures skew Wyoming's air service picture

How could it be that in this period of near desperation among small airlines ...

When you can say 'I made it'

Rarely does it happen without some obstacles

Recently I got a call that every parent of a grown child hates.
My son was on the line.
His job was ...

20 years on

The fabulous Riverton-Lander title game in 1994 is recalled Sunday

For once, the weather in Laramie on the first of two days of state-championship ...

Lobbyists now practically the fourth branch of government

Because of its power to influence public affairs, the press has long been known as "the Fourth Estate." But I think the media may have been displaced. These ...

 
 

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