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I got an education from the flu bug

I handle flu like a character in a Jane Austen novel, except without the encouraging idea that if I survive I'll get to go to the ball.

I caught ...

Fresh eyes

K-12 school 'recalibration' intends to re-focus state education priorities

Local news followers have been seeing and hearing the word "recalibration" ...

The university ideal

UW's unavoidable cutbacks erode fulfillment of the land-grant mission

After much discussion and anticipation, the University of Wyoming this week ...

Tuesday notes

Waiting game
Tuesdaydawned rainy, another damp day in a much wetter-than-typical spring in Fremont County.
That won't help the local flood ...

Ask Mom

She's more than a parent, and realizing that could be a healthy thing for the family

How much do you now about your mother? Probably a lot less than ...

Things you'll see nowhere else

For example, two cowboys on horseback buying beer at the drive-up window.

One morning I stopped by the teachers lounge at Niobrara County High ...

Not Watergate

The Nixon comparisons to Trump are premature - and we all ought to be glad

In the tumultuous 72 hours or so since the new president fired FBI ...

A mother needs a child to teach

Mothers Day is coming, and here's the lowdown:
"There's nothing that can help you understand your beliefs better than trying to explain them to a child," ...

Threat as crime

The note left Tuesday at Riverton High School was harmful in and of itself

The sight of uniformed police officers carrying assault-style rifles on ...

Paying forward

Riverton's flowering crab apples are marvelous, but it's time to start replacing them

Now is the time of year when residents of Riverton ought to ...

Tuesday notes

Everything but
All conditions looked perfect for a sizable round of flooding to begin sometime over the just-past weekend. If it happened, however, it ...

The coast-to-coast hamburger

I once transported an In-n-Out Burger from Berkeley, California, to New Haven, Connecticut, in a checked airline suitcase, all because my college roommate ...

What we have

Riverton's oldest school is being taken care of; we'll need it a whilelonger

A couple of recent public-notice advertisement serve as an example of ...

CWC's big win

Voters in another county have approved a tax plan for our college

For years, Central Wyoming College has provided credit classes, including some ...

Running when you feel hunted

Morning exercise colored by thoughts of mountain lions

On the last Monday in April, I longed for a morning run, but I didn't go outside. Instead, I ...

Riding with the Rangers: Uncrating a new gadget

We do a lot of mailing at The Ranger, and this week we got a new postage meter. We'll need it.
Most the mail is our own -- monthly billingstatements, "tear ...

Canyon troubles

When that route is closed by rockfall, the complications are many

Stories are accumulating about the travel difficulties encountered due to the ...

Tuesday notes

Packed
Snowpack numbers this time of year can be a bit deceiving. We are past the point of "peak water" in the mountains, meaning it takes less snow to ...

Education cutters will target wrong things

The desire to protect bureaucracy will surpass all else.

It was one of the most honest, accurate and revealing comments I'd ever heard from a ...

Glad for a tax?

For new reasons, the optional 1 percent levy on sales is making us look wise

The over-my-dead-body posture many Wyoming leaders take against any new ...

 
 

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