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Video games were important all winter long

Amid the depths of this bygone winter, the males of the household turned to video games for relief from ...

Health bill hurdles

With a vote set for Thursday, the new law is touch and go for House passageR32;R32;If you are a legislator, at any level, of all the reasons to vote for a new ...

Tuesday notes

Sure enough, spring did arrive after all. It was looking a
little iffy there for a month or two, or three. Now, though,
the seasonal ...

Treat libraries well

With a new director on the way, it's timeto recommit to these vital institutions

Once, in the not-so-distant past, the director of the library ...

It pays to have air ambulance insurance

In today's evolving health care scene locally, it's a bargain compared to the alternative.

I watched a junior football game at the RJFL field on ...

New clothes vs. old

The proposed replacement for Obamacare needs to find a clear reason for being

The Affordable Care Act, which commonly is referred to by the nickname ...

What would the Audubons do?

Probably not shout near the birds, for one thing

I've done a lot of walking and running in Hickory Hill Park since I became a student in Iowa City, ...

Children's views breathe freshness into older, familiar family scenes

You might be surprised at some of the spring signs that descend upon your world this time of year, along with the melting snow, singing birds, and sprouts of ...

Now and forever

Riverton state basketball championship was a long time coming, a great when it arrived

They say winning never gets old. But what about when it ...

The big yellow bus

A school bus fire is disturbing beyond the level of the ordinary shop or car fire

Our page 1 story and picturesTuesdayof the fire at the school bus ...

Tuesday notes

Month of mud
If December, January and February were the months of record-setting snow in Fremont County, then March, and probably April, most certainly ...

Let the paring begin

As schools cut back under orders from the
Legislature, the mantra must be 'kids first'
Public school districts in Wyoming - and there are eight of those in ...

Farewell to the king of the H-room

I was always happy when Phil Juliard's path crossed mine.

We had lunch together at the Casper Events Center last Friday. It was a fitting place for ...

Two departures

Riverton is losing two key leaders almost simultaneously

Stability in municipal government is taking a hit in Riverton as winter winds down. Two ...

Novice birder, part 3: Thinking more like a bird

I had decided to familiarize myself with the names of birds I could find in Hickory Hill Park in Iowa City, and some distinguishing characteristics that might ...

Fun with biceps, bumps and books

A quick post-holiday outing had a bit of everything

A short while ago, we had Christmas. That is to say, my side of the family took their annual ...

The South Pass magnet

The BLM identifies it as a top prospect for more tourism development, with good reason

In a travel-and-tourism assessment of the South Pass area, a ...

Asking a lot

Our legislators are working near the exhaustion point a lot of the time

Many Riverton residents remember Tara Nethercott. Years ago, she was a Ranger ...

An aunt who made us feel favored

q Dorothy Louise Peck Russell was my father's older sister
by a year.

I like to think that there still are a few people around Riverton, or Fremont County ...

Tuesday notes

Season signs
Just one more full week of true winter remains, and signs of the coming season are all around. For one thing, the most recent big ...


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