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A sense of motion from within

I'm away from Wyoming for the whole summer for the first time in my life. There are some good things about that.
It means I'm gainfully employed and liking ...

Our skyscrapers

For the 37th summer, hot-air balloons grace the local skies

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

Are they kids or space aliens?

When you're all grown up and parenting, the question is no longer "where do babies come from?" but rather, "where the heck did these kids come from?!" ...

Betty and Ned

Our columnist and her 'mate' markwedding anniversary No. 75 this weekend

Years ago, in a different era of mass media, the radio announcer Paul ...

I'm pleased and proud to be a minivan mom

I just got it, and it's the coolest.

I drive a minivan. When you read that, you probably don't attach the "she's cool" attitude to it. Instead you think, ...

Junior's e-mails

Trump the Younger gives the latest example that our love affair with social media is risky

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump made a ...

Tuesday notes

Morning thunder
Anyone paying more attention to the local weather forecast than a quick glance at the projected high and low temperature graphic will ...

My Mexican-food meltdown

Once I realized my authentic taco in Manzanillo was spicy,
it was too late.

It was a beautiful day in Manzanillo.
The sky was blue, the sun was ...

The laser pointer and the cat

Today's president vs. TV news game-playing is just about the same.

We stayed in a downtown hotel in Denver recently while catching a show at the ...

Nincompoops and fire

They were frequent, willing partners during a ridiculous Fourth of July period
After what happened over the long Forth of July celebratory period in ...

Learning the facts of life

Airline delays are a fact of life for travelers, even if we do everything we can to avoid them and manage to pass the time when they occur.
Sooner or later, ...

County offices in Riverton

To close them so suddenly defies logic and erodes faith in local government

Whoever or whatever is responsible for the budget crisis that led to the ...

God isn't finished with us yet

I've often called my life partner "my mate" in this column, a term some readers believe leaves him out. Some wonder why or how he lived with me this long.
The ...

The Balloon Block

It's not just a treasure-hunt object,
it's an homage to old-style printing

Newspapers are still the product of printing ink on paper, but the technology ...

Wednesday notes

Here is a rare edition of "Wednesday notes" instead of the typicalTuesdayversion. It's not often that our first weekday publication date ...

Different points on the same path

q I learned a thing
or two recently from
a couple of much younger men.

As a child the first person you bond with is your mother. It's a bond that in ...

It waves forever

Christmas and Easter lead the list of American holidays set to music, but the Fourth of July has its hit parade as well. Best known of the patriotic songs ...

This was no peel-and-go job

For various reasons far too personal to share here, I decided this week to remove three bumper stickers that have long adorned the back of my faithful station ...

Pruning ordinances

When local rules and regs have outlivedthemselves, they ought to be eliminated
Every so often a comedian or a columnist gets a laugh by pointing out ...

Moms, fads and counterfads

"Mom, can I have a fidget spinner?"
It was the question of the spring season - but the answer was no.
I didn't say "no" because I had something against ...


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