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Temperatures are low in Wyoming

But at least you're not on the moon, or worse - Pluto

Weather has been cooling off from the unseasonable nicety I predicted in this column last week, ...

Memories of learning, growth and connection at Central Wyoming College

School has been a caring mentor for the community

Remember when?
The recent 50th anniversary of Central Wyoming College existence was a memory ...

Dear Santa

Now's the time to send us your letters to Santa Claus for our Christmas edition

No one has ever counted exactly how many letters to Santa Claus the ...

Pearl Harbor

75 years later, most of the eyewitnesses are gone, but we will preserve their memory

At the turn of the 21st-century, the Associated Press conducted ...

Tuesday notes

The cold month
Finally, we are getting our first real period of cold weather in the Wind River Basin. It's not setting records or anything, but the ...

'We have a big problem' and other phrases you don't want to hear from your doctor

When we're making our lists of fun ways to start a day, here's one of my entries:
A cheerful nurse strides in to see her unsuspecting patient who gradually is ...

Young, disciplined soldiers saved the world

Those still with us deserve our utmost respect and admiration.

English author Arthur Wellesley, a soldier at the Battle of Waterloo, penned the oft ...

The long view

CWC planners had it, as evidenced by the college on its 50th anniversary

The first pictures of what would become the Central Wyoming College campus ...

Mild weather means great star gazing

Take advantage of the show on tap for this month

We're had especially warm nights this fall so far--relatively, anyway--and that means it's possible ...


The year's final month has much to offer -- if we are willing to bring out our best

December arrived grayly in Fremont County this year. The year's ...

Tip of the iceberg

First look at federal student loans reveals a lot

Give Wyoming Sen.Mike Enzi this: he's not averse to opening up a can of worms.
The most recent ...

An inflatable snowman to keep me humble

Without it, domestic pride could overshadow Christmas

I would say that the Christmas season is "upon us," but that phrase sounds more ominous than ...

It's pouring

State legislators need to use the rainy-day fund

Newly-named Central Wyoming College president Brad Tyndall has it right.
The state of Wyoming ...

Heart attack on a Monday morning

Only the cat heard what I thought might have been my last words.

Three weeks ago yesterday, sitting doubled over in a chair in my closet getting ...

Tuesday notes

Eleventh month
November, the penultimate month of our year, has one more day to offer. After today, there are just 32 days left in 2016. It's not ...

Mule deer

Mountain lions aren't their only threat

Wyoming doesn't need a law that would legalize the use of traps and snares to capture mountain lions.
Some ...

Maybe Trump's win wasn't so surprising

Almost three weeks have elapsed since the talking heads on the networks were forced to complete a 180-degree turn. All the polls, pundits and policy
experts ...


The lower number doesn't make the future any more certain

Why doesn't it feel better to know that the Fremont County unemployment level continues to ...

Freeze, heat, repeat

I'm trying to stop food waste this season, even if it means eating more pie

At this moment, I am unashamedly eating leftover Thanksgiving pie ...

Just the words

Here's a presidential Thanksgiving proclamation from years past, one of the best of its type

Part of the national tradition of Thanksgiving Day in ...


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