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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, ...

Fun and safe

There is a lot going on for Halloween, so take it easy and avoid trouble

Individual ways of having fun are as varied as the many costumes little ...

Riding with the Rangers: 'Ceremonial,' recalling Bud Brimmer, and high percentage of bone

Cynthia Cloud dropped by The Ranger office not long ago. She's the Wyoming State Auditor. Cloud is running for re-election this year, and the outcome is in the ...

Amendment A

Rationale for all-Wyoming UW board is gone, but do we really need to change the constitution?

While voters across Wyoming will see ballot ...

Tuesday notes

October gold
Our summery weather finally ended Monday. It was a nice fall day but a seasonal one at last, with highs in the low 50s rather than the ...

Hugo saves the day (and his buddy)

If you've ever lost a dog, then you know the pain and anguish you suffer as you search.

At a distant point in time a wolf cub wandered near a human ...

Answering to voters

Any move to take voters out of state-level education ought to be resisted strongly

In the general election coming a week from Tuesday, some of the ...

Wyoming is part of the world

Todd Smith, supervisor of Fremont County's Emergency Medical Services, had it right the other day when he said, "Luckily we're in the middle of ...

Another vacancy

Half the members of the Riverton City Council got there without being elected

This week's announcement by Riverton City Councilman Todd Smith that he ...

Four little aliens of my own

They aren't so different from the Blue Men on stage

For his recent birthday, The Husband received tickets to the Blue Man Group concert in Casper, ...

Bradlee

Never did America produce a better-known newspaper editor

It's uncertain these days if there is such a thing as a famous newspaper editor any more. ...

 
 

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