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Solution to U.S. border crisis not quick or easy

There have been some recent stirrings of reasonableness in Washington over the humanitarian crisis at the Mexican border, stirrings that should be supported ...

Not exactly a relaxing weekend

How about this for a weekend of fun?
Take a day or two off.
Get out your bike, your hiking shoes, and your canoe.
Then, rise early to ...
- Trek 20 miles ...

Our skyscrapers

For the 34th summer, hot-air balloons grace the local skies

Editor's note: This editorial on the Riverton Rendezvous balloon rally first ...

We're jumping into the pool

I mean this both literally and figuratively

This week more than ever, I have been tempted to write from a well of cynicism --to point out the darker ...

Listing the mustang

If the wild horse truly is 'endangered,' it will take strong sales pitch to make the case

When we think of an endangered species, there are certain ...

Drones' impact covers more than military success

They may be an efficient way to kill terrorists, but they're no way to make friends.

The drone has become America's counter-terrorism weapon of ...

Making it easy

From the looks of it, virtually all of the recent car burglaries were preventable

We have reported repeatedly in recent days on many automobile ...

Obama may hold key to border fix

Some in Congress say wholesale legislative changes may not be necessary and that the president already has the authority to return the children to their ...

Tuesday notes

Rainout
Not too many events get rained out this time of year in Fremont County (or any time of year, for that matter), but that is what happened Friday ...

No budget is perfect

In our county this year, the big decisions weren't taken lightly

Another fiscal year budget is on the books for Fremont County. Statistically, we'll ...

Florida governor's stumbles worry some in GOP

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Republican Gov. Rick Scott is a multimillionaire and flies in a private jet, yet his campaign decided to criticize Democratic challenger ...

Rules for pleasant family gatherings

They worked for me on the Fourth, and Labor Day approaches

The Fourth of July is in the rear view mirror for another year.
Now it's safe to talk ...

Voting early

Sometimes necessity requires it, but there are good reasons to wait

The 2014 Wyoming primary election still is more than a month away, but you can ...

Lack of financial regs leaves U.S. too vulnerable

Six years since the financial industry had to be resuscitated by the federal government, the American economy still remains at risk from another catastrophic ...

How we got from there to here

It's well worth remembering, even 238 years later

How old was our country on its last birthday?
Did I hear someone moan, "History ... boring ... ...

Our summer festival

Riverton Rendezvous truly comes close to 'something for everyone'

One of the tired-out phrases employed to promote an event or destination is ...

Kids at the border

Finally, something to get the nation's attention on our immigration predicament

Amid the steady drone of political posturing on immigration reform of ...

Consider possibilities, in the sky and elsewhere

I was talking to a fellow the other day about this monthly column, and he told me enjoyed reading it but that sometimes it gets a little bit too complex. I ...

How can the same person run for office under two names?

Editor:
How can the same person run for two different offices under two different names?
I do not know Valaria Whiteman (Valaria Cardenas), but I do not ...

Tuesday notes

Thermometer
Sure enough, the weather got hot. It took a bit longer than most of us expected, but the odds were in favor of it. Strongly. This is July. ...

 
 

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