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Ron Groathouse was our friend, as were his forebears

Ron Groathouse has passed on. He was well known and loved from Pavillion to Riverton and beyond, ...

Here and now

Homecoming Week isn't just fun, it's a local community service


On Monday afternoon, members of the Riverton High School FCCLA club painted the ...

Tuesday notes

Weather tug-of-war
Changing weather arrives this week, with another period of darker, wetter weather that will be colder than normal for October. The ...

Bear trap bed and a crazy horse

As a seasonal ranger, I almost gave the full-timers a story to tell for the ages.

Grand Teton National Park, 1959, a Monday morning in June: I was ...

Empty seat


Wyoming is not insulated from the vacancy on the Supreme Court
The new term of the Supreme Court has been in session for five days now, and the court ...

'You feel for it, like it was your child'

If you stay around, a place grows on you

Some consider "Field of Dreams" a trite, overly emotional film, but it's one of my favorites.One the ...

What a tangled web they wove

My $10 Halloween lights are a snarl to behold

I've always enjoyed holiday decorations, and, among them, nothing delights me more than lights. I'm the ...

High and dry

Hurricane Matthew can't harm us in Wyoming, but other natural crises can

A headline in our national news coverageon Thursdayread as follows: ...

New household heat source

We've got one, and she purrs on our laps

When the frost hit, we had to concede the inevitable: It was time to get an additional heat source - so we ...

Highest bench

The short-handed U.S. Supreme Court is now in session again

The Supreme Court of the United States convened for its new term on Monday. Of high ...

Community priorities

The fire department always is near the top

Suppose you were starting your own town and enough people joined you to ensure that it had a real chance ...

I discovered Vin Scully under the covers

The games were loud and clear at night on my tiny radio at age 10.

For my 10th birthday in 1971, my dad gave me a portable radio. It was small and ...

Tuesday notes

Rain rain
There is a nice old song about rain falling in September. "The leaves are brown came tumbling down, remember, that September in the rain." ...

Must be a bow-legged hen somewhere

She doesn't know it, but she is providing a welcome bit of egg diversity to my flock.

She's in the group somewhere. We have a flock of 17 Rhode ...

Much better now

Air service problems have been addressed; now it's time to rebuild the market

The summer air travel period in Fremont County was poor, statistically ...

Autumn's touch brings a thrill

There are downsides to the end of summer, but I see autumn as a time for optimism.

At least in my area, autumn has come on strong even in the few ...

Still champions

For four years, our RHS golfers met every challenge and expectation

Four years ago this week, after the majority freshman Riverton High School boys ...

Splashing toward success

Riverton water feature organizers demonstrating how to get things done

In addition to succeeding in getting its own facility built through a creative ...

Maybe bad days serve a purpose

They can make us recognize the 'ordinary' good things

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

The size of Rhode Island

'Square miles' has replaced 'acres' in how the size of wildfires is reported

Our wildfire season in western Wyoming was a long one. In fact, land ...

 
 

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