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The president resigns

Seeds of significant change were being sown 40 years ago today

Forty years ago on this date, the President of the United States quit.
Mired ...

Hard work and good attitude

I learned both at a young age on the farm

The teacher's writing assignment reads: "What I did this summer."
A child responds: "If you followed me ...

We lived through it

Construction-related traffic problems didn't come close to ruining the Fremont County Fair

Traffic to the Fremont County Fairgrounds during last ...

Fraud abounds in talk of science

But don't be so skeptical that you view anything new as wrong.

There was an interesting discussion the other day on the radio about scientific ...

Baby, the rain must fall

Rare rainy days here bring to mind the inspiration of the songwriter

Central Wyoming does not have a rainy climate.
But that doesn't mean we can't ...

Tuesday notes

Wet one
No one will ever confuse the Riverton Valley with Puget Sound, but we are having what seems to be a wetter warm-weather season than normal. ...

Anti-poverty talk from unlikely source

Quick quiz: Which potential 2016 presidential candidate had this to say about federal anti-poverty programs last week?.
"What do we want? A healthy economy -- ...

The war that didn't end all wars

A hundred years ago on the battlefields of northern Europe, the youth of a continent died in unexpected droves in the meat grinder that marked the rise of ...

Service and price

Any air travel solution locally has to address both

No self-respecting person, business or public institution likes to make excuses to explain away ...

A chem teacher with sense of humor

That was Bob Mower, a classroom legend in his own time

Bob Mower's obituary flipped on my memory switch, and the light made me smile.
Mr. Mower was ...

Pavillion report

State is right not to give gas company a sneak preview

It always seemed such a poor idea for the State of Wyoming to delay releasing its official ...

Don't delay vaccination for measles

Tarrant County, Texas, residents got a sobering reminder of how important it is to vaccinate children when public health officials last week confirmed the ...

The many weapons of summer

From Popsicle sticks to water bottles, we got them all

August begins Friday, but it has already marked its approach with summery debris: Popsicle ...

Change at the top

Central Wyoming College is seeing it, and everyone is involved

One of several tests to prove the worth of any institution is how well it handles ...

A useful step back from unfair drug sentencing

The nation's retreat from a mission to arrest and imprison our way out of our illegal drug problem has taken another important step.
A federal commission has ...

Mother Nature 'delisted' mustangs

Evolution doesn't simply take a break for 12,000 years.

According to scientists, indigenous modern horses died out in the so-called New World at the ...

The city lot

Is there a bona fide reason to impose new regulations?

The sight of commercial vehicles from a couple of companies occupying spaces around the clock ...

Split decision on health care law

It sets the stage for another Supreme Court case, possibly next year.

WASHINGTON -- The legal battle over President Barack Obama's health care law has ...

Tuesday notes

Fair is there
After some preliminaries that got the wheels moving last week, the Fremont County Fair and Rodeo is really rolling now. For a lot of ...

We say we hate favoritism, but ...

The cult of celebrity keeps putting the same old names and faces
on top.

Ever notice that the coach's kid always gets to pitch?No matter how ...

 
 

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