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Pennies for gravel

Our unpaved roads are worthy recipients of 1 percent tax funds

If you live in Fremont County, then you drive on gravel roads. Depending on your place ...

Moderation

Complaining about debate moderators might work for awhile, but you can't build a candidacy on it

The uproar from Republican presidential candidates ...

Tuesday notes

Towns and rec centers
First, a minor correction, but a correction all the same. Thursday's editorial about the new exploration of a public recreation ...

Very good riddance to NCLB

The worry, however, is what might be devised to replace it.

John Taylor Gatto is a 39-year veteran of some of the toughest schools in America. His ...

A Capitol farewell

State Treasurer mark Gordon's letter on vacating the seat of government is poignant

Wyoming State Treasurer Mark Gordon has written a long letter to ...

New people, ideas, focus for Arts Council

The Wyoming Arts Council's national partner, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), is in the process of celebrating its 50th anniversary.
Now 48 years ...

Veterans Day ought to be election day

One of the saddest statistics in America today is the low rate of voter turnout. In the 2012 presidential election only 57.5 percent of eligible voters turned ...

Rec center dreams

Everything comes down to money

It is both an encouragement and a relief to learn again and again, as we do through news coverage, that our community ...

Yes, I spit sparks at the cold

Having so many warm people around makes it easier

It's a week of two overthrows. The first: Daylight Saving Time has finally ended, thus shifting ...

No snakes

Skate park users want the chance to police themselves, and they ought to get it

One of the new signs being posted at the new Riverton skate park ...

Ryan's start

'New day' pronouncements must be balanced with political reality

Anyone one who either hoped or worried that new Speaker of the House Paul Ryan might ...

Tuesday notes

Mr. J. Frost
Officially, we did get a killing frost before Nov. 1, but it was close. Riverton Regional Airport posted an official low temperature of 26 ...

CREG and optimism

The analysts are tolling the bell, but the forecast almost always is wrong

The new revenue estimates for the state of Wyoming were released a few ...

My former player, gone far too soon

Mike Kenyon was a vital part of a magical four days my team and I had at the 1985 state basketball tournament.

One of the hardest things about ...

Safe ghosts and goblins

Simple precautions can keep trouble away for a fun Halloween

With all due respect to Thanksgiving, Halloween is the true kickoff to the holiday ...

Strong bonds through noodles

Family relationships often are built in the kitchen

Originally, I planned to write something pertaining to Halloween in this column since that ...

Biden out, Ryan in

Two men in different parts of their careers make far-reaching decisions

Paul Ryan and Joe Biden both made momentous decisions in recent days about ...

Tax per pack

Smokers should expect to see higher cigarette taxes in Wyoming soon

Among the many possibilities for dealing with part of the all-but-guaranteed ...

Tuesday notes

Frost-free
For some weeks now we've been wondering in print if this might be a year when central Fremont County gets clear to November before Mother ...

Passing muster

Plans to expand and improve Wyoming Life Resource Center well worth the cost

Approaching a budget year when every nickel allocated by the Wyoming ...

 
 

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