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Tuesday notes

Hazy days
What's all the haze in the Wind River Basin? It's mid-summer, so it must be from a wildfire.
We don't have any of those burning in our ...

A lesson from a gasping catfish

Most of us are just a few poor decisions away from real trouble.

There was a surprise early one morning by a section of gated pipe just below our ...

Good riddance

The PAWS test is going away, and it won't be missed
This month the results of the annual PAWS standardized test in Wyoming's schools are being ...

A grimy home away from home

Every lease my landlord offers has a one-week gap in the middle, during which I'm not allowed to live in my own apartment. My housing in Iowa is usually ...

Paid obituaries

Starting next month, they will become our standard procedure
Throughout our newspaper history, we have considered the death of a Fremont County ...

An opportunity

Current methods of fixing Obamacare are failing, so why not try something different?

From every indication, it appears that the effort in Congress ...

Marriage and a three-car garage

We survived the rare 75th wedding anniversary last weekend.
What must be explained for readers who may not have shared the experience, is the ...

Big plans

Huge natural gas projects in the works predict Wyoming's energy economy will rebound

Two big energy development plans, one in Fremont County and one ...

Tuesday notes

Our all-summer month
Yes, it's hot - the hottest extended weather period of the year.
But no complaining allowed.
We modern Americans are noted for ...

Self reliance

Cuts to tax-supported services may require a redefinition of the term in Wyoming

If there is a true tax-and-spend elected official in Fremont County, ...

Going to war with cheat grass

No matter what you do, there's a good chance it will just grow back -- thicker.

The match hit the ground, and within seconds the fire erupted high ...

A sense of motion from within

I'm away from Wyoming for the whole summer for the first time in my life. There are some good things about that.
It means I'm gainfully employed and liking ...

Our skyscrapers

For the 37th summer, hot-air balloons grace the local skies

Editor's note: This editorial on the Riverton Rendezvous balloon rally first appeared ...

Are they kids or space aliens?

When you're all grown up and parenting, the question is no longer "where do babies come from?" but rather, "where the heck did these kids come from?!" ...

Betty and Ned

Our columnist and her 'mate' markwedding anniversary No. 75 this weekend

Years ago, in a different era of mass media, the radio announcer Paul ...

I'm pleased and proud to be a minivan mom

I just got it, and it's the coolest.

I drive a minivan. When you read that, you probably don't attach the "she's cool" attitude to it. Instead you think, ...

Junior's e-mails

Trump the Younger gives the latest example that our love affair with social media is risky

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump made a ...

Tuesday notes

Morning thunder
Anyone paying more attention to the local weather forecast than a quick glance at the projected high and low temperature graphic will ...

My Mexican-food meltdown

Once I realized my authentic taco in Manzanillo was spicy,
it was too late.

It was a beautiful day in Manzanillo.
The sky was blue, the sun was ...

The laser pointer and the cat

Today's president vs. TV news game-playing is just about the same.

We stayed in a downtown hotel in Denver recently while catching a show at the ...


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