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Art, sites, images: reminders of the Great War

This week marks the centennial of America's entrance into the Great War, as it's still usually called in many parts of the world.
The First World War has ...

Sometimes, it just takes a tick

Spring break adventures with a grade-school boy

Last week was Spring Break, and we were given perfect weather for the occasion. Days of gentle ...

Over there

One hundred years ago today, America joined a global fight

One hundred years ago today -- April 6, 1917 -- the following document was ratified by the ...

Words barely suffice

Human decency is upheaved by the chemical weapons attack in Syria

Loathsome. Repugnant. Appalling. Disgraceful. Hideous.
Is there even an ...

Tuesday notes

Soaked
Ah, yes. Just what we need. More precipitation.
We have been in record-setting territory at most Fremont County weather stations since ...

On the ballot

For the first time, voters in another county will cast ballots on a CWC proposal
Back in the days when community colleges were still being created in Wyoming, ...

And a pencil for the tape deck

I came of age during a great period of American popular music.

If your parents cared when you were an infant, the first song you ever heard probably ...

The I-word

Michael Flynn wants to talk, on one condition

It's never good public relations when the I-word is invoked during political troubles. But retired ...

Obama policies aimed to destroy Wyoming's fossil fuel industry, kill jobs, threaten econom

I welcome the important steps taken this week by President Donald Trumpto terminate some of the Obama administration's devastating energy policies. ...

Trump's executive order on Clean Power Plan a good move for Wyoming, affordable energy

President Donald Trump signed an executive order this week calling for reversing many of the regulations outlined in former President Barack Obama's Clean ...

Balance, inspiration - gifts from the arts

No two humans are exactly alike, we're told, although there are similarities.
The same is said to be true of snowflakes, but I doubt many have compared ...

When the water comes

Flood response always will outweigh preparation, but the equation could be more balanced

When a rainstorm clears this time of year in the valleys of ...

Re-think Medicaid

With the new health law going nowhere, Wyoming still could expand eligibility

In the minds of many in Wyoming, sacrificing some benefits available ...

Tuesday notes

All-weather season
No season is so unsettled as spring, which often brings elements of all the others together for a rambunctious 90 days of weather. ...

Curls, doodles and 'Full House' No wrong answer to what I asked these teens

A few weeks ago, I got to teach a creative class at the University of Iowa for high school students from a Los Angeles prep school. They were all early high ...

Geography and basketball

March Madness exposes the broad public To obscure schools around the country

The college basketball spectacle nicknamed March Madness doesn't really ...

Three cheers for the columnist

The death of Jimmy Breslin robs readers of one of the very, very best

Jimmy Breslin came of age in the era when newspaper columnists were ...

A staple of indoor home life

Video games were important all winter long

Amid the depths of this bygone winter, the males of the household turned to video games for relief from ...

Health bill hurdles

With a vote set for Thursday, the new law is touch and go for House passageR32;R32;If you are a legislator, at any level, of all the reasons to vote for a new ...

Tuesday notes

Sprung
Sure enough, spring did arrive after all. It was looking a
little iffy there for a month or two, or three. Now, though,
the seasonal ...

 
 

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