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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. ...

Ambulance questions

Beset with fiscal difficulty, the department
is looking for answers in different places
Hiring a new director for the Fremont County Ambulance ...

Wait a minute... that's my rake

q I lent it out and it ended up being sold at an auction.

It's called a capital investment for tax purposes. But in real life it was an opportunity to get ...

Press oversight, the real kind, is necessary for democracy

In recent weeks, the scandal involving long wait times at VA hospitals can feel like some made-in-Washington spectacle generated by politicians looking for ...

Summer has its own rules

It seems to be the season to let things a few things slide

Oh summer! It's the nicest time to be in Wyoming. With our frequent sunshine, vast ...

Self evident

Nearly two and a half centuries later, the DOI still packs power

The capitalization pattern in the Declaration of Independence leaves a lot to be ...

Running to left, and right, of Obama

Hillary Rodham Clinton wants you to know that when it comes to foreign policy, she's one tough lady. Tougher, say, than President Obama.
Most of Clinton's ...

Fun with fireworks

They are enjoyable -- and dangerous -- so follow common-sense guidelines

One of the real delights of the Fourth of July in Wyoming is the availability ...

'Narrow' markets change U.S. health care

ATLANTA -- The cancer had already spread to her abdomen by the time Beth Brock managed to escape from her health insurance nightmare.
The Woodstock business ...

 
 

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