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State pulls back

Second transaction involving land near Honor Farm not 'done deal' after all

The state of Wyoming did the unexpected when it opted not to approve the ...

Tuesday notes

April torrents
Rarely does precipitation covering such a wide area of Wyoming occur in such duration as it did (or is doing) over the past couple of ...

Worth repeating?

Before the next presidential primary season, Wyoming's delegate process ought to be re-examined

Wyoming's moment in the sun -- or glare -- of the 2016 ...

Loving the million-dollar rain

But it was hard on my young apricot trees.

The old timers call it a "million dollar rain." The price may be negotiable but the effect of rain water ...

Hills, breezes and eating for six

Yes, I have completed my first-ever 10-kilometer run

A week ago tomorrow, I ran the first long distance race of my life: a 10k, from a dam outside ...

Earth Day is easy

Or at least it can be, if more people will do some very simple things

Mention Earth Day, and some people get defensive.
That's been one of the ...

Primary timing

Cruz and Sanders must wish New York voted some other time

So many things in life come down to timing. Cases in point this week are the Republican ...

A dress just the right size

And I mean that in more ways than one

There's a long-standing joke that states this: "Cinderella never asked for a man. All she asked for was a ...

Third whammy

State's big investment portfolio might help out more than we thought this year

Fremont County legislators have been unanimous during our post-session ...

Tie hacks on a Saturday night

There were ways to get around the no-booze rule

Today people are living in a subdivision across the Wind River from downtown Dubois. In the 1940s and ...

Tuesday notes

Successive storms
Fremont County is on the northern edge of the phenomenal spring snowstorm that blanketed and re-blanketed the Colorado Front Range to ...

Things have changed since Jackie Robinson's day

But bigotry and intolerance have not vanished in America -- far from it.

I just don't get it.
As I watched the first episode of "Jackie Robinson," ...

See you in the funny papers

Today's edition has a special section inside, all about the comics

For the next couple of Sundays, both we and our readers get to enjoy some extra ...

It's not the poetry, but the planet

And 'jet stream' just doesn't rhyme with 'flowers'

April showers bring May flowers, or so the story goes.
Here in Iowa, April has certainly been a ...


If Bernie Sanders wanted them, he should have started a long time ago

In 2016, the dogged, determined run for the Democratic presidential nomination ...

For all of our planning, life sometimes surprises

Did you plan your life when you were young? Did the years follow your plan?
As most of us learn, life often brings surprises.
Like grandkids - some arrive ...

73 and 60

Both numbers will live on in the minds of basketball fans who watched on an April night

On a night when the Golden State Warriors were sent to set a ...

To the test

Important departures from the Wyoming Legislature add importance to the 2016 vote

The first third of 2016 has been an unexpectedly active period for ...

Tuesday notes

See-saw spring
Mid-April is showing us all the varieties of the Wyoming spring, with a whiff of summer in the air one day, winter's bite in it the ...

Messenger often trumps message

Bad news isn't so bad wen the right person says it.

Is it the message or the messenger that brings a visceral reaction to bad news?
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