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Mead and the cabinet

Wyoming's governor always is a topic of speculation when a new presidency nears

Every time there is a new president heading to the White House, and ...

A homebody and an adventurer

Winter weather brings out two types of children

Short days, frigid nights, homogenous soup, and indoor games: These are the things that mean winter. ...

The things we let them do to us

The day before I was scheduled to have my triple-bypass surgery at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, another patient whose room was down the hall from mine ...

Holiday blues

It's a real condition, and the season will be better if we recognize the pressures

"Have a holly, jolly Christmas," sings Burl Ives. "It's the best ...

Tuesday notes

Big chill
The winter weather phenomenon labeled the "polar vortex" is skipping Wyoming on its current visit to North America. It came down hard about ...

Money for records

State law now permits charging for public records, but the privilege mustn't be abused

During times of economic strife, it becomes easier to advance ...

Nostalgia for the early days of space travel

Back then, astronauts were celebrity heroes to the American public.

One of my earliest memories from childhood was the day my mom told me to watch ...

John Glenn

Marine fighter pilot's 'gee whiz' style made him a superstar as an astronaut

If America had a "happy warrior" in its original astronaut corps, it was ...

Temperatures are low in Wyoming

But at least you're not on the moon, or worse - Pluto

Weather has been cooling off from the unseasonable nicety I predicted in this column last week, ...

Memories of learning, growth and connection at Central Wyoming College

School has been a caring mentor for the community

Remember when?
The recent 50th anniversary of Central Wyoming College existence was a memory ...

Dear Santa

Now's the time to send us your letters to Santa Claus for our Christmas edition

No one has ever counted exactly how many letters to Santa Claus the ...

Pearl Harbor

75 years later, most of the eyewitnesses are gone, but we will preserve their memory

At the turn of the 21st-century, the Associated Press conducted ...

Tuesday notes

The cold month
Finally, we are getting our first real period of cold weather in the Wind River Basin. It's not setting records or anything, but the ...

'We have a big problem' and other phrases you don't want to hear from your doctor

When we're making our lists of fun ways to start a day, here's one of my entries:
A cheerful nurse strides in to see her unsuspecting patient who gradually is ...

Young, disciplined soldiers saved the world

Those still with us deserve our utmost respect and admiration.

English author Arthur Wellesley, a soldier at the Battle of Waterloo, penned the oft ...

The long view

CWC planners had it, as evidenced by the college on its 50th anniversary

The first pictures of what would become the Central Wyoming College campus ...

Mild weather means great star gazing

Take advantage of the show on tap for this month

We're had especially warm nights this fall so far--relatively, anyway--and that means it's possible ...


The year's final month has much to offer -- if we are willing to bring out our best

December arrived grayly in Fremont County this year. The year's ...

Tip of the iceberg

First look at federal student loans reveals a lot

Give Wyoming Sen.Mike Enzi this: he's not averse to opening up a can of worms.
The most recent ...

An inflatable snowman to keep me humble

Without it, domestic pride could overshadow Christmas

I would say that the Christmas season is "upon us," but that phrase sounds more ominous than ...


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