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We have some good newspaper carriers, but we need more of them

We don't dwell much on internal newspaper affairs in print. Our job is to write about ...

Time spent not following politics

The proportion of control that I have over my boys thinking sensibly is greater than the proportion of control that I have over placing a sensible thinker ...

Debate season

Sen. Enzi says debates aren't so revealingabout governance, but this year's were riveting all the same

It's the height of debate season in the ...

The eclipse crowd

Delaying the North Fed rebuild briefly is desirable, but it's easier said than done

In terms of disruption to the surrounding area and inconvenience ...

Tuesday notes

Wet again
It rained steadily for hoursSundaynight and Monday morning, adding to a precipitation total for 2016 that is approaching the "astounding" ...

Deeply divided nation gave us Lincoln

It seems unlikely we'll have such an outcome this time around.

Despised in every "red state," the candidate was a long shot to win the presidency, ...

The Trump effect

In Wyoming, it might come to be moreimportant psychologically than electorally
An interesting side bet in this year's presidential election would be ...

Dylan's Nobel

It's controversial, but it also might be just what the Nobel institution needs

The selection of Bob Dylan has the Nobel Prize winner for literature ...

Local ads flavor baseball broadcasts

Sometimes that's good, sometimes not.

The Major League Baseball subscription service MLB At Bat costs $199.99 for out-of-market TV subscriptions and ...

Desperate Donald

Under fire for his alleged treatment of women, GOP nominee shoots back

Faced with a barrage of new accusations about his improper treatment of women, ...

Families linked for generations

Ron Groathouse was our friend, as were his forebears

Ron Groathouse has passed on. He was well known and loved from Pavillion to Riverton and beyond, ...

Here and now

Homecoming Week isn't just fun, it's a local community service


On Monday afternoon, members of the Riverton High School FCCLA club painted the ...

Tuesday notes

Weather tug-of-war
Changing weather arrives this week, with another period of darker, wetter weather that will be colder than normal for October. The ...

Bear trap bed and a crazy horse

As a seasonal ranger, I almost gave the full-timers a story to tell for the ages.

Grand Teton National Park, 1959, a Monday morning in June: I was ...

Empty seat


Wyoming is not insulated from the vacancy on the Supreme Court
The new term of the Supreme Court has been in session for five days now, and the court ...

'You feel for it, like it was your child'

If you stay around, a place grows on you

Some consider "Field of Dreams" a trite, overly emotional film, but it's one of my favorites.One the ...

What a tangled web they wove

My $10 Halloween lights are a snarl to behold

I've always enjoyed holiday decorations, and, among them, nothing delights me more than lights. I'm the ...

High and dry

Hurricane Matthew can't harm us in Wyoming, but other natural crises can

A headline in our national news coverageon Thursdayread as follows: ...

New household heat source

We've got one, and she purrs on our laps

When the frost hit, we had to concede the inevitable: It was time to get an additional heat source - so we ...

Highest bench

The short-handed U.S. Supreme Court is now in session again

The Supreme Court of the United States convened for its new term on Monday. Of high ...

 
 

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