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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 ...

Tuesday notes

Soggy equinox
Fall certainly got off to a wet start in Fremont County- the wettest three-day start ever, in fact. We're fortunate it wasn't 10 degrees ...

Forever in court?

Wyoming might never find a lasting answer on gray wolves
Twenty years ago, when gray wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park, did Wyoming ...

Unintended consequences

Seemingly isolated events can combine to form perfect storms.

The exact origin of the term "perfect storm" is unknown, but the first recorded use of ...

Recycling in decline

When it came to the elements we could control, we blew it

This week, Riverton got the announcement its recycling supporters hoped would not come. ...

Gunther and his (her) egg

We had the little feathered friend all wrong

It's official. Birds are fantastic.
Across all the bird genres--waterfowl, raptors, songbirds, ...

State treasurer suggests change to Hathaway investments

The yellow leaf 1967 words still a good welcome to the season
Fall has arrived. As of today the ours after sunset are longer than the hours before it. It ...

Great and full for fall's start

Sometimes, life's necessities require a fillet knife

It's harvest time, so there is a swirl of mild weather, garden's bounty, and milling friends to ...

Job Corps numbers

They are perfectly adequate, and they are likely to grow as economy improves

Let's not get too hung up on numbers at Wind River Job Corps.
A little ...

Tuesday notes

Summer's curtain
We're in the last few days of summer, and the season still carries many of its defining characteristics as the finish line nears. ...

These are our best

The Student of the Week program resumes today

Every so often we make a point of reintroducing readers to our annual Student of the Week program. On ...

History's right and wrong sides

At the time things are happening, it's not always easy to see which is going to be which.

The wrong side of history. In modern parlance it often is ...

Age and presidents

Our current candidates comprise the oldest combined ticket ever

One national television commentator drew a smile recently when he said the period ...

Heights and I don't get along

The reasons have piled up since my childhood

Have you ever had your home's roof replaced?
It happens to a tune like no other.
Our current week ...

Cutbacks and bouncebacks

Lodging tax revenue for sharing is down, but not because of tourism

When the subject is Fremont County's lodging tax we think most often of the ...

Defining productivity

Internet access at work probably is changing what the term means

New analysis of a specifically defined statistic called"worker productivity" notes ...

Too much handsome, too much devil

My uncle Garth Crowe's life came to a violent end

I was only 4 or 5 years old at the time. But whenever the name Garth was mentioned I was aware of ...

Tuesday notes

'Average' weather
It's late in the summer now, but our cold, gray, damp daysMondayandTuesday still are unusual, checking in at about 20 degrees ...

This 'trickster' can't be counted out

Love it or hate it, the coyote is one of out continent's great survivors.

Biologists, animal rights activists and concerned people all worry about ...


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