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I guess the garlic can wait

And, though I'm eager for spring, so can I

It ain't spring yet.
At least, that's what I told myself as I admired the heap of sprouted garlic ...

Dangerous and damaging

Unexpected winter flooding is teaching us new lessons about life in Fremont County

We live in Fremont County, Wyoming. When it rains -- hard -- in ...

Tuesday notes

Not spring yet
When the season finally can be called "late winter," we all get a little tempted to rush things. Undeniably, there has been a decidedly ...

Tournament time in Fremont County

These great events will be even better if we all behave ourselves.

The next two weeks offer the best athletic competition Fremont County offers each ...

The ex-presidents

We have as many of them now as we've ever seen in U.S. history

On this day before Presidents Day 2017, there are quite a few men still getting Secret ...

Keep Denver Air flying

Revenue gurantee is next crucial step

There are two important steps needed by local governments to keep Denver Air Connection flying its spiffy, ...

Wyoming can learn from Iowa

Undercutting the state university system might appear economical in the short term, but it will be costly in other ways.

This week in Iowa: fear and ...

Falling behind

Somebody needs to grab the reins at the White House - right now

As the new presidential administration continues to thrash around in a briar patch of ...

The stories love can tell

Come July, ours will have lasted 75 years

Trusting that love didn't meet a crashing demise on Valentine's Day last Tuesday, I'm going to try to ...

Shell corporations

Wyoming is doing what it can to respond to the 'Panama Papers'

Last year Wyoming found itself somewhat prominently mentioned in the big "Panama ...

Tuesday notes

Weather 'relief'
After a long and mostly relentless stretch of rough weather that first emerged the week before Thanksgiving and maintained its grip ...

Sing among the stars

For Valentine's Day, some words on love

"You'd think that people would have had enough of silly love songs," sings Paul McCartney in a hit song ...

In rancorous times, seek a bright side

For me, it can be found in a high school gymnasium in February.

I intended to write about the impending cuts to vital programs within our state, but ...

Whose name is it, anyway?

There's another guy here, and it makes e-mail complicated

Anybody who has worked in education, or government, or really any field that employs a ...

Three branches

The federal government is getting a real workout in the new presidency

We learn in elementary school that there are three branches of government at ...

Guns on campus

College opposition adds complexity to the debate in Cheyenne

Speeding through the Wyoming legislature without noticeable obstruction this year is a ...

Tell me the secret - right away

It's day four of potty training for my twin boys

This week I'm trying to potty-train the twins, and it's going well.
I mean, they stay perfectly ...

Hoping vs. planning

Wyoming ought not put too much faithinTrump to solve our school funding crisis

As they grapple with the huge public education funding problem in ...

Tuesday notes

About time
We never really got the local weather phenomenon this year referred to commonly as "the January thaw." On Monday, we got the February ...

Our mid-winter holiday

It's Super Bowl Sunday (with a poem to go with it)

The Great American Mid-Winter Holiday - undeclared but very real - has returned. It's Super Bowl ...


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