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Our birthday

The first Ranger was published 63 years ago this week

In 1946, two young American servicemen met up in Paris. Each had 10 days leave. They had seen ...

Tuesday notes

Signs
Snow mostly gone. Temperatures rising. Wind picking up.
That's the formula for two things -- spring's advance, and grass fires. We've been out ...

Aiming for a championship at the end

Whether playing, coaching or covering, the winter basketball season is a long one.

A friend asked me ahead of time who I was rooting for in the ...

The envelope, please

The Oscars, as illuminated through some all-time great movie quotes

Tonight is Oscar night, the great American celebration of the movies. The motion ...

Wyoming through fresh eyes

Growing up in Wyoming sometimes made me yearn to escape it.
I love my home, and I always will, but it is not necessarily an exciting place.
That's not so ...

Underwhelming Jeb

The well-connected Bush campaign seemed to operate more on presumption than inspiration

In a primary election season notable for nothing if not its ...

Finding the currency of sleep

For the twins, it's busting a move before bedtime

Even though my kids aren't newborns anymore, I've descended - once again - into that realm of ...

No brownie crime wave

It might be best to tackle marijuana 'edibles' at next year's Legislature

Watching Wyoming legislators trying to get a handle on the issue of edible ...

Weed awareness can protect favorite places

It's the time of year when Wyoming's weather begins to tease us with a few sunny days warm enough to melt some of the snow off our favorite hiking trails. ...

Just as intended

The optional 1 percent tax is a success, and it deserves 're-election'

Let's get this out of the way here and now: Fremont County's optional 1 ...

Better all the time
Our marvelous streak unseasonably mild mid February winter probably is over, according to weather forecasters, but we now are ...

When 25 is warm and 62 is cold, and other of the great mysteries of life

Life's imponderables. A subject often close at hand. Rather than question our very existence in some fit of self-realization, or to question why, when or how ...

Creative penny pinching

Our legislators don't like the position they are in, but planning for austerity is something they're good at

Everyone has heard the phrase that ...

Better living through peppers

My nose is always runny - and I mean that in a good way

Readers may remember a time I wrote in this column about reluctance to put jalapeno peppers ...

Money planning

Central Wyoming College seeks a bit more consistency from the state

Imagine if, in your job, you made $50,000 one year, then $25,000 the next, then ...

A gracious person for a lifetime

'Sister/cousin' Mae could show today's athletes and pols a thing or two

Maesie. I don't know how her dad would have spelled the name. But that's what ...

Scalia, part 2

Republicans feel calculated risk of stalling for a court replacement is worth it

The election-year death of monumental United States Supreme Court ...

Replacing Scalia

True adherents to the Constitution have little basis to keep Obama from acting

One person who probably would not like the battle plan of a Senate ...

Bad day at Shoshoni siding

Two vehicles were waiting when my cousin came home

In 1889 rancher Bryant B. Brooks guided a party of hunters on a six week trip by horseback from ...

Tuesday notes

Worst is past?
Local lore is holding true, weather-wise. The long-timers say the worst of winter usually is over by Feb. 15. That looks just about ...

 
 

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