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A giant on the hardwood for the Chiefs

Myron Chavez was a local sports legend.

He ran up and down the gymnasium floor in celebration, capping one of the most amazing performances I've ever ...

Fair and defensible

The city council's process on a recent liquor license decision is good government

After all the turmoil and tumult of the national election, to say ...

Santa, here's one last letter

I'm seeing Christmas spirit all around me

Dear Santa, Dear Mr. Claus, Dear...
I know the kids have all their letters written. So please forgive this ...

Darkness and light

Now, in the darkest part of our year, we always celebrate

The sun is on its way back. The winter solstice is here, and our yellow star will stay in ...

Heart attack: More holes, my stern dietician, and the unforgettable sound of ripping tape

The sound that has stuck with me since my Nov. 7 heart attack and subsequent bypass surgery Nov. 11 is that of tape being ripped off my body. My caregivers ...

Tuesday notes

Cold as Christmas
There have been colder Christmas weeks in Fremont County, but this one will do. Depending on exactly where you live, recently you may ...

Love and belief

A tiny letter writer to Santa from long ago still sums up the season

The supposed "meaning of Christmas" might have almost as many definitions as ...

Restoring my '62 Chevy Nova - again and again

All it takes is a little ingenuity

You had to jiggle it a little bit, or in extreme cases, wedge a pencil in the upper left corner before it played ...

How do you build a snowman? It's pretty straightforward, if chilly: Roll up big balls of snow on the ground and stack them up, then find sticks and rocks and ...

Give local stores a chance

You aren't just shopping, you are helping maintain a strong community

Today, with snow flying and temperatures dropping, we enter into what probably ...

Mead and the cabinet

Wyoming's governor always is a topic of speculation when a new presidency nears

Every time there is a new president heading to the White House, and ...

A homebody and an adventurer

Winter weather brings out two types of children

Short days, frigid nights, homogenous soup, and indoor games: These are the things that mean winter. ...

The things we let them do to us

The day before I was scheduled to have my triple-bypass surgery at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, another patient whose room was down the hall from mine ...

Holiday blues

It's a real condition, and the season will be better if we recognize the pressures

"Have a holly, jolly Christmas," sings Burl Ives. "It's the best ...

Tuesday notes

Big chill
The winter weather phenomenon labeled the "polar vortex" is skipping Wyoming on its current visit to North America. It came down hard about ...

Money for records

State law now permits charging for public records, but the privilege mustn't be abused

During times of economic strife, it becomes easier to advance ...

Nostalgia for the early days of space travel

Back then, astronauts were celebrity heroes to the American public.

One of my earliest memories from childhood was the day my mom told me to watch ...

John Glenn

Marine fighter pilot's 'gee whiz' style made him a superstar as an astronaut

If America had a "happy warrior" in its original astronaut corps, it was ...

Temperatures are low in Wyoming

But at least you're not on the moon, or worse - Pluto

Weather has been cooling off from the unseasonable nicety I predicted in this column last week, ...

Memories of learning, growth and connection at Central Wyoming College

School has been a caring mentor for the community

Remember when?
The recent 50th anniversary of Central Wyoming College existence was a memory ...

 
 

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