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Time machine

At fair time, it almost seems plausible

Is there such a thing as a time machine?
Maybe.
At the Fremont County Fair.
Of course the fair is new each ...

Downed jetliner shows weakness in NATO alliance

The ongoing crisis in Ukraine has claimed yet another casualty: the NATO alliance.
Most assuredly the human costs -- the loss of 298 lives in the shootdown of ...

The guy who follows a legend

Cristobal Valdez has that task; give him a chance

I haven't met new Central Wyoming College president Cristobal Valdez yet, but I sympathize with his ...

Must everything be political?

Driven by media commentators who need us to fight, we politicize almost everything

This summer a quarrel has emerged in Wyoming over whether it is ...

A fair sales tax for online shopping is a good proposition

It's been nine years since Congress first took up online shopping's unfair sales tax advantage over brick-and-mortar retailers. But Virginia's Bob Goodlatte, ...

Sometimes ordinary is pretty great

We'd all do well to celebrate the basics more often

"We're all so busy chasing the extraordinary that we forget to stop and be grateful for the ...

Parade needs you

Here are a few ways almost anyone can participate

The Fremont County Fair deserves a proper kickoff in the public eye, and the fair parade is a great ...

Animosity in would-be peacemakers mirrors larger split

CAIRO --As U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry embarks on his latest Mideast mission, seeking to stem the escalating carnage in the Gaza Strip, he also wades ...

Lend a hand

Community events such as Riverton Rendezvous don't happen by themselves

For a community festival such as the just-concluded Riverton Rendezvous, ...

Proving airliner claims won't be easy

Until then, it is unlikely that anyone will be held accountable for the deaths of the 298 people on board.

WASHINGTON -- The downing of a Malaysian ...

Tuesday notes

Au revoir, Rendezvous
Put Riverton Rendezvous in the memory banks for another year. It proved again over the weekend that it remains a vibrant summer ...

Internal GOP squabbling in primary

The three candidates for governor can barely settle on one mutually agreeable debate site and format.

A favorite topic among political science ...

Boundaries erased

Sometimes, we must simply be citizens of one community

At times each of us claims citizenship in a neighborhood, a congregation, a work force, a ...

Solution to U.S. border crisis not quick or easy

There have been some recent stirrings of reasonableness in Washington over the humanitarian crisis at the Mexican border, stirrings that should be supported ...

Not exactly a relaxing weekend

How about this for a weekend of fun?
Take a day or two off.
Get out your bike, your hiking shoes, and your canoe.
Then, rise early to ...
- Trek 20 miles ...

Our skyscrapers

For the 34th summer, hot-air balloons grace the local skies

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

We're jumping into the pool

I mean this both literally and figuratively

This week more than ever, I have been tempted to write from a well of cynicism --to point out the darker ...

Listing the mustang

If the wild horse truly is 'endangered,' it will take strong sales pitch to make the case

When we think of an endangered species, there are certain ...

Drones' impact covers more than military success

They may be an efficient way to kill terrorists, but they're no way to make friends.

The drone has become America's counter-terrorism weapon of ...

Making it easy

From the looks of it, virtually all of the recent car burglaries were preventable

We have reported repeatedly in recent days on many automobile ...

 
 

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