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20 years on

The fabulous Riverton-Lander title game in 1994 is recalled Sunday

For once, the weather in Laramie on the first of two days of state-championship ...

Lobbyists now practically the fourth branch of government

Because of its power to influence public affairs, the press has long been known as "the Fourth Estate." But I think the media may have been displaced. These ...

Blessings, even in the bitter cold

Gratitude is a quality to be observed every day

I am writing on Monday morning, tuning into my creative thinking channel to decide on a subject for ...

A chair for Enzi

Wyoming's senior senator has bided his time, paid his dues

There are pros and cons being discussed following the electoral takeover of the U.S. ...

Pleiades on a fender in front of you

How one famous car company got its name and logo

I was reading an article on the debate over how far it is to the Pleiades stars, thinking it might ...

Soldiers House

Fremont County has a welcome new addition to health care for veterans

Anyone who saw the crummy-looking old house that Charlie Wilson wanted to ...

Tuesday notes

Quite a change
Rarely will we witness and shiver through a more drastic transformation in weather than the one taking place over the past day or two. ...

Autumn in the afternoon

I'm finally enjoying the season again just as I did as a boy.

There is a distinct smell to autumn. I first noticed the aroma as a junior high school ...

An end is not a win

The Cindy Hill saga may be dissipating, but its long-term lesson mustn't be lost

Last Tuesday the person who will replace Cindy Hill as Wyoming ...

State firmly in Republican hands

Should there be a place for an alternative in Wyoming?

The Republicans cleaned up this week in Wyoming cities and towns.
The state got redder --and ...

Down in flames

Amendment A on university trustees was routed by voters Tuesday

- One of the great bad ideas in recent years, at least in the eyes of the voters -- ...

Halloween costume of the year

Take note for next year, everyone: Finn-o is the thing

November is here. Halloween is over. We have reached the portion of autumn not enshrouded in ...

Names and numbers

General election post-mortem, part 2

So much for the impact of Taylor Haynes on the general election for governor. After getting as much as 7 percent ...

Voted and counted

Election-night post-mortem, part 1

Fremont County's election season is over for 2014. Tuesday's vote settled things for at least another two years -- ...

Tuesday notes

Fall back
Tell the truth. Did you remember to "fall back" Saturday night, or did you wake Sunday and gradually become aware that something wasn't quite ...

All over but the voting

Tidbits and trivia from this year's ballot

When Election Day arrives on Tuesday, Fremont County voters will be presented with 151 ballot options. Not ...

Voting blindly is not responsible

Make your choices Tuesday based on the issue, the person or your beliefs, and never let anyone tell you how to think.

The practice of walking into a ...

State's bear-meets-man stories

Is it sick to be fascinated by news of people being attacked by bears in Wyoming?
Well then, I'm a critically-ill patient.
Stories about bear-meets-man ...

Writing in Haynes

The dogged doctor will shake up percentages, not outcomes

Only in politics can 7 percent be trumpeted as a victory. But Dr. Taylor Haynes has been ...

When voting, know how they think

Coincidence of Halloween and Election Day is apt

Here I am, stuck between Halloween and Election Day.
It's an uncomfortable spot for a columnist, ...

 
 

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