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The power to shock

Even 15 years later, the 9/11 attacks still have exactly that

The greatest success - and that word is used here in its most terrible context - of the ...

Forget Labor Day white clothes rule

I'll wear my around-the-house lounging PJs in any color I like

I'm not exactly a fashionable guy.
Even at work, button-down shirt and messy hair ...

Helping coal miners

Alliances are not clear cut as talks about propping up coal pensions continue

The coal industry in America is hurting. Everyone who pays attention to ...

One boy to school, three to go

Please have mercy on us first-time Kindermoms

The school year has started, and that's OK.
Sending a kid to first grade isn't quite the ...


Remember, all this uproarprobably is exactly what he wants

Colin Kaepernick became famous a few years ago for playing football. He's not so good at ...

Ethics inquiry

In our 'citizen legislature,' everyone has a personal interest in something that comes up

In recent weeks an ethics inquiry involving longtime ...

Lander hospital fully operational again

Flood repairs complete; new MRI center now open in Riverton

Boththe medical/surgical and intensive care units at SageWest Lander have reopened ...

Tuesday notes

Your daily newspaper staff says thanks for the day offon Monday, in observance of Labor Day. No scheduled publications were interrupted, but ...

Playing to win the name game

It's been an amusing challenge over many years of writing.

One of the favorite opening paragraphs I've ever written came in 2009 with the Lakota ...

All the live-long day

Songs about work run a close
second to love in popular music

Love has everything else beat when it comes to the subject matter of popular songs -- ...

Use the shell

Riverton's summer concert series has moved, but the band shell remains a good asset

The band shell at Riverton City Park was largely silent this ...

Our low-expectation holiday

But if you want to stay busy, there's lots to do

I'm gearing up to celebrate Labor Day -- by doing absolutely nothing.
That's one thing that makes ...

Clear, calm and 78

That's the forecast for the first homefootball game for the Wolverines

Fremont County sports fans are excited at the return of the school sports ...

Remembering Maggie Kahin

Once upon a time, I wrote a book about her

Ecumenical? What does it mean? The odd-sounding word came alive when I met Dr. Maggie Kahin, founder of ...

An industry outdoors

Amid energy slowdown hunting, fishing revenue vital to Wyoming

Walking across the sagebrush prairie on the first day of hunting season, or standing ...

A couple of clicks back to 1817

I knew a woman who knew a man born two centuries ago

Pete and Eleanor Ridgeway, my uncle and aunt, lived a few blocks north of Eugene Street, which ...

Tuesday notes

August wanes
September is near, the month when summer ends. The quality of the days, the evening, the light, the sunset, the air and the water is ...

Attracting voters

People get interested in elections when elections are interesting

A little more than half of Fremont County's registered voters participated in the ...

Goodbye to a good old gym

Shoshoni's state-of-the-art gymnasium replaces a facility, but it can't replace two generations of memories.

The wood is a gleaming dark brown. The ...

Celebrating a bureaucracy

When we created the national parks,we alsocreatedthe necessity of the NationalPark Service

If the National Park Service could have ordered up the ...


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