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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 ...

Sunday Diversions

You may notice some differences

Our Sunday Diversions section looks a bit different this week. We've made some changes.
Diversions - that's the ...

My time as a grandpa has come

My, how times have changed for expectant mothers and fathers since I arrived.

My mom checked into the Chennault Air Force Base Hospital near Lake ...

Novice birder, part 2: I am not alone

q First tip from the experts: they're 'bins,' not 'binoculars.'

One weekend in mid-February I downloaded the Audubon Society's iPhone app.
It has several ...

Meeting with the Russians

The Attorney General of the United State said he didn't, but now it looks as if he did

Jeff Sessions, the Alabama U.S. Senator who recently was ...

A tale of two teams

The unbeaten Riverton high school boys and the winless RHS girls have more in common than not

For the next three days, Riverton High School hosts the ...


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