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All hands on deck

The full Senate is hearing the Iran debate this week, and it's a rare thing

This week Congress begins debating whether to pass a formal resolution ...

Tuesday notes

Laborless day
Your daily newspaper staff thanks our Ranger and Ranger Printers customers for the day off Monday in observance of Labor Day. We have a ...

American labor

In 1959, President Eisenhower saluted the working man and woman

Dwight David Eisenhower was a great war hero as the general who commanded allied ...

I bid on history in a package

Like me, the owner obviously had dabbled in a lot of things.

Unraveling the remnants of history is all in a day's work for an archaeologist toiling ...

Things to lose sleep over

Apparently, there are lots of them these days

After a particularly sleepless night spent worrying, plotting, imagining how things might go the ...

Hay on fire

An ag fire can be as impactful in some ways as a big wildland blaze

For the most part, Wyoming has been spared during what has been a ferocious ...

Developments for Labor Day this year seem more than coincidence

It's coincidence, you say? The exciting news that Riverton's new Wind River Job Corps Center is complete, with classes under way as we celebrate Labor Day ...

Sworn and seated

There's no preparation time when you are appointed to fill an elected office vacancy

It is serious business when the demonstrated will of voters is ...

Denali

Giving a new 'official' name to tallest U.S. peak is, naturally, a political issue

One of the qualifications for holding high political office, ...

Tuesday notes

The craggy horizon
Nice to see the mountains again, isn't it? The experts say it's not because the big wildfires burning to the northwest of Wyoming ...

Job Corps is an investment in everyone

For the longest time, Wind River Job Corps had a we'll-believe-it-when-we-see-it quality -- something that got talked about endlessly but never took shape ...

The coal imperative

An initiative akin to the moon landing could save coal and provide energy security

At least twice in the past century, the United States of America ...

A wandering mind at a funeral

Scanning the crowd at Dave Gardner's send-off brought memories flowing like water after a summer thunderstorm.

I first read Thomas Wolfe in a ...

Hackers, threats and embarrassment

Take two lessons from the Ashley Madison fiasco --one personal, one technological.

Every ZIP code in Wyoming has someone who signed up online for ...

Diving and soaring

This week's spectacular gyrations in stock prices can be unnerving

If you had never invested in the stock market before and chose Monday as the day ...

A day-one tardy slip for Mom

There is an ominous row of fine print at the bottom

I often say that my four children are sapping my IQ and, therefore, giving me progressive ...

Sympathy lacking

'Victims' of the online adultery site data breach shouldn't cry too much

One of those lists of funny-but-true police calls making the rounds in our ...

School and safety

If you don't have to be driving during the school rush, then don't

For anyone who ever attended public school, this time of year always has a ...

Tuesday notes

Smoke on high
Smoke-filled skies, watery eyes, runny noses and afternoons in the upper 60s is a weather report more typical of -- what, Los Angeles in ...

Coal and innovation

The industry has a good record on that front -- and it needs to build on it

In the current debate nationally about new carbon emissions rules and the ...

 
 

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