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For the 36th summer, hot-air
balloons grace the local skies

Editor's note: This editorial on the Riverton Rendezvous
balloon rally first appeared ...

Snow bears, minus the Novocaine

A trip to Denver needed some clarification by Mom

Last week, The Husband and I got to take our boys to Denver for some days of fun.
The ...

Two presidents in Dallas

Reading their words, it's hard to tell who said what

Tuesday in Dallas, two Presidents of the United States appeared on the same stage. They were ...

Tuesday notes

A breather
July 11 gave us a gift, a break from what had been a July of hot temperatures and too many days of dry winds as well. That last windstorm ...

President Nichols

Only one person in Wyoming runs a university, and she is doing the right things getting started

The University of Wyoming went a decade without a ...

It's a big country out there

We saw some real differences during a trip back east.

PNC Park, home of the National League Pittsburgh Pirates, was rocking with a capacity crowd to ...

Our test

America's greatness is eroded by the numbing effect of mass killings

No one could say definitively when the first person asked, "What is this country ...

Roses, pills and planning

This year, they all are parts of a summer's day

Looking about this mid-summer morning, I see both good and not-so-good.
On the plus side, my ...


Riverton's 36th such celebration comes during a fun, busy time of year locally

It will never be mistaken for New Orleans at Mardi Gras time, but ...

Talk about Wyoming

It would be a novel approach for candidates inFriday'scongressional forum in Lander

A couple of candidate forums for Wyoming's soon-to-be-open ...

Tuesday notes

Independence Day
Thanks for the day offMonday, although we did have several news staff members working Independence Day weekend events. We didn't miss ...

Cavalry to the rescue through Birdseye Pass

Sergeant Ricks.
Wind River Canyon is blocked by a rock slide. Do you know the old stage coach road to Thermopolis through Birdseye Pass?
Yes, ...

Cat heads and hush puppies

Both were part of Grandma Sally's cuisine, and they were marvelous.

Basking in the July heat marks the halfway point between Wyoming's main seasons, ...


Fifty-six Americans signed their names beneath these words on this date 240 years ago

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for ...


Local air service has a chance to rebound, but there's only one way

A new era in local air service began Friday at Riverton Regional Airport.
Denver ...

Corrections money

Cutbacks threaten valuable programs inside the walls

Wyoming citizens are coming face to face with the consequences of sharp spending cuts in ...

Many summer sweets to roast

Celebrating the lush, warm season -- 'eternal summer, nothing less'

June leans back in deep repose,
Surrenders every ...

Resilient Fremont County

Amid tougher times, our jobs numbers show encouraging stability

No one could look at the newest unemployment information in Fremont County and ...

Tuesday notes

Holiday ahead
When a holiday approaches, we always do a publishing disclaimer for readers, but the occasion of Independence Day 2016 won't affect our ...

Squeezing the colleges

Their crucial role just got harder to fill

Any number of recipients of state funding can sing the blues this week about the new round of mandated ...


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