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An institution falls

The Chicago Cubs are World Series champs

What are we to do now that the Chicago Cubs have won the World Series?
One of the great constants of ...

Yes, I ran the Pumpkin 5k race


Normally, you see, I run Alone (yes, with a capital A)

On Saturday, I got to run in Riverton's 5k Pumpkin Run.
On Friday, I had told myself I ...

October surprises

In this campaign, the bombast will last until the final hour

It's November now, but the anecdotal specter of the "October surprise" has been hung ...

Tuesday notes

Halloween howl
The wind howled like goblinsSundayand againon Monday, but when things calmed down the weather was still mild, and participants in ...

Renew the 1 percent tax

In times of economic crisis at the state level, having our own pool of money for improvements is vital

Fremont County did it self a great favor four ...

The general election is barely week off

Just a bit over a week separates the American people from arguably the worst choices for the presidency in our modern history, perhaps in the entirety of our ...

On Monday, just give them what they want

A recent kid's simple rules for keeping your trick-or-treaters happy

Being 23 means I'm old enough that I can imagine buying candy for ...

Safe Halloween

Parents let kids do things on Halloween they wouldn't be particularly comfortable with on any other night of the year. It has to do with being away from home, ...

Obtainable Care Act

Our national health care law is poorly named, but it won't be all that easy to abandon

If ever a federal program has been misnamed, it is the ...

My brother, Earl Lynn Starks

He was ever a ray of sunshine to us all

A two-week "goodbye."
That's what we were granted recently with my beloved brother, Earl Starks, only three ...

Running to win

Liz Cheney sticks determinedly to a 'national' themein run for Congress

Ryan Greene, the Democratic nominee for Wyoming's seat in the U.S. House of ...

Tuesday notes

Kind October
It looks like we'll get through October in Fremont County without a weather uprising, which is to say, there isn't going to be any reason ...

Trump's accusation

The rigged election claim is hollow

Ever since the embarrassing audio tape in which Donald Trump talked about groping women and getting away with it ...

I know how damp bamboo smells

My childhood neighbor, Mr. Wheat, had a patch of it behind his house.

After hand loading a few hundred bales one summer day back in July it was time ...

I've experienced 'hawk shock'


The big, brazen bunny killer was showing off

I remember when I was young and at home with my family, looking out a window to see a hawk sitting in ...

Newspaper delivery

We have some good newspaper carriers, but we need more of them

We don't dwell much on internal newspaper affairs in print. Our job is to write about ...

Time spent not following politics

The proportion of control that I have over my boys thinking sensibly is greater than the proportion of control that I have over placing a sensible thinker ...

Debate season

Sen. Enzi says debates aren't so revealingabout governance, but this year's were riveting all the same

It's the height of debate season in the ...

The eclipse crowd

Delaying the North Fed rebuild briefly is desirable, but it's easier said than done

In terms of disruption to the surrounding area and inconvenience ...

Tuesday notes

Wet again
It rained steadily for hoursSundaynight and Monday morning, adding to a precipitation total for 2016 that is approaching the "astounding" ...

 
 

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