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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, ...


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. ...


What once seemed unthinkable here is now the law -- so get with it

We felt a sense of history in our newsroom Tuesday morning as it became clear that ...

Tuesday notes

The air out there
The comedian Billy Crystal is a baseball fan, and he described a particular kind of climatological condition as "World Series ...

David wasn't really an underdog

An expert with a sling was more than a match for a big lug with a sword.

The neglected study of ancient history is yet another sad manifestation of ...

Reauthorize lodging tax

Its benefits are many, and it has a well-proven track record by now

Fremont County has a business which pulls in $138 million annually.
Actually, ...

It's the square knot or bust

Tying my shoes differently is mind-boggling

If you want to get out of your comfort zone, tie your shoes a different way.
Some aimless reading a ...

Three cases

Ebola really isn't a public health crisis, but acting like it is might serve other purposes

It is premature at best, irresponsible at worst, to slap ...

Bumpy night

It's been that, and then some, this month on the stock market

In the wonderful 1950 movie "All About Eve," Bette Davis spoke one of the famous movie ...

Last picnic of the season

Even some lunch problems couldn't spoil it

Hasn't this 2014 autumn been gorgeous? Beauty flashes from every direction.
We've checked out the high ...

Where Orwell misfired

CWC stages '1984' for an audience thathas made it easy for Big Brother

George Orwell got a lot of it right.
"1984" was a novel written by George ...

Tuesday notes

Wait awhile
Our office has received some inquiries about the end of daylight saving time. For many years it ended officially in early October. Not ...

Fear may be the worst virus of all

Mongering fear is nothing new in the world, but it has reached epidemic levels thanks to cable TVR00;and the Internet.

The two sons of the president ...

Running out the clock

It is inevitable now that same-sex marriage soon will be legal in Wyoming

Officially, Wyoming is choosing, a least for awhile, to row against the ...

A match made in kindergarten

Many years later, my son and his new wife reconnected

My son Cody married his first-grade sweetheart over the weekend.
More than 200 people ...

Free parking

The city is right not to impose parking regulations on the free lot

The front-page picture on Thursday's Ranger tells Riverton all it needs to know ...

Twins in appearance only

My 8-month-olds already show big differences

Whenever my 8-month-old, identical twin boys behave very differently from one another, it always comes ...

Pop culture and the Nobel

This year's physics prize is about as close as the two ever will get

We are in the midst of Nobel prize announcements this week. More than a century ...


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