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Wyoming's prez primary

We don't have one, and we never have, but there is talk of changing that

Our newspaper office has received numerous calls in the past two weeks from ...

Presidential spouses

The strangest presidential marriage picture in history is taking shape

American flags around Fremont County were flying at half staff on a stormy ...

When Yellowstone shook in '59, I was there

The story I was telling son Jim had to be suspended. We needed to navigate through a bear jam in Yellowstone National Park.
Tourists coming from both ...

Tuesday notes

Money snow
Monday'shalf-day snowstorm in the Wind River Basin was perfect proof of the differences between snow that falls in December and snow that ...

Our grip on integrity is getting slippery

The concept is avoided like the plague in all levels of society.

People often vent their concerns to me about the decline of public education. I've ...

The votes aren't there

But that might change next year for Medicaid expansion in Wyoming

Right up to the final days of the just-concluded 2016 session of the Wyoming ...

Shorter hair comes with a cost

I just didn't realize the extent of the investment

Oh to have straight hair! What a fantastic life that must be. Myself, I can't speak to it: I've ...

Mitt to the rescue?

The 2012 nominee adds to the Republican primary civil war

Mitt Romney sounds a lot like a guy who wants back in.
The 2012 Republican presidential ...

Forward, backward via memory

Google knows a lot, but not the way our brains do

Lately, it seems as if my past is moving closer. I just celebrated another birthday. Can this be ...

A year in space

Scott Kelly's achievement came in spite of international pressures on Earth

A lot has happened between the United States and Russia since American ...

Our birthday

The first Ranger was published 63 years ago this week

In 1946, two young American servicemen met up in Paris. Each had 10 days leave. They had seen ...

Tuesday notes

Snow mostly gone. Temperatures rising. Wind picking up.
That's the formula for two things -- spring's advance, and grass fires. We've been out ...

Aiming for a championship at the end

Whether playing, coaching or covering, the winter basketball season is a long one.

A friend asked me ahead of time who I was rooting for in the ...

The envelope, please

The Oscars, as illuminated through some all-time great movie quotes

Tonight is Oscar night, the great American celebration of the movies. The motion ...

Wyoming through fresh eyes

Growing up in Wyoming sometimes made me yearn to escape it.
I love my home, and I always will, but it is not necessarily an exciting place.
That's not so ...

Underwhelming Jeb

The well-connected Bush campaign seemed to operate more on presumption than inspiration

In a primary election season notable for nothing if not its ...

Finding the currency of sleep

For the twins, it's busting a move before bedtime

Even though my kids aren't newborns anymore, I've descended - once again - into that realm of ...

No brownie crime wave

It might be best to tackle marijuana 'edibles' at next year's Legislature

Watching Wyoming legislators trying to get a handle on the issue of edible ...

Weed awareness can protect favorite places

It's the time of year when Wyoming's weather begins to tease us with a few sunny days warm enough to melt some of the snow off our favorite hiking trails. ...

Just as intended

The optional 1 percent tax is a success, and it deserves 're-election'

Let's get this out of the way here and now: Fremont County's optional 1 ...


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