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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 ...

Straying from the beaten dining path

I'm always willing to try the local cuisine, although sometimes it's an adventure.

I didn't even have to read the menu, though I still gave it a ...

Enrollment churn

There usually are fewer students when school ends than there were when it started

When your dutiful local newspaper totals local school enrollment ...

The summer roar

Riverton is committed to effective mosquito control

Around Riverton in recent days a familiar roar can be heard. There's a telltale odor accompanying ...

We humans belong to the Earth

Recent headlines reaffirm it's not the other way around

"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better," noted German-born ...

Skate Park success

Even if you never use it, the facility is providing benefits -- and a good example -- for everyone

Drive by Riverton City Park any day of the week ...

Health Digest

Obesity rate 35 percent for men, 40 for women
(TNS) -- How do government agencies, private foundations, industry groups and professional societies ...

Tuesday notes

Heating up
It's easy to assume that all summer weather is the same, but we are having a hotter June than the statistical norm would predict. Our ...

Getting 'Geiger counter rich' in the 1950s

In 1954 the Riverton uranium boom was, well, booming. According to a story making the rounds, a local opportunist we'll call Gary met a mark in the bar. The ...

Booming and busting with energy

Historically, it's been the Wyoming way almost from statehood.

Gebo, Bear River City, Atlantic City, South Pass City and Jeffrey City are all just ...

Hey, Dad...

Fathers Day is a chance to ask him some things you'll be glad, someday, to know

Readers might recall our mention of the office visit of a teenager a ...

Every big machine I could find

I sat in them all, traveling with my grandfather for Mining Edition

The Ranger Mining Edition wrapped this week, with dozens of pages of trucks and ...


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