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Always a champion, for 33 years

Educator and coach Chico Her Many Horses is retiring from Wyoming Indian Schools.

I was standing just outside the curve as I always do during heats ...

It's not all about the money

Grads, don't be afraid to explore a little - or a lot
The Riverton High School class of 2016 graduates this weekend, one of numerous commencement ...

Trump's judge list

It's an unorthodox move, but this is the most unorthodox of candidates

On Wednesday, Donald Trump produced a list of about a dozen names of ...

My boys must be best friends

Why else would they be fighting all the time?

I am not a fighter.
I'm not competitive, aggressive or bossy.
This boils down to a life spent ...

Behaving in Yellowstone

Two prominent cases this week are quite different under the surface

The two stories of improper conduct in Yellowstone National Park which are ...

Names and faces

The Ranger graduation edition is here

If anyone (anyone else, that is) actually takes the time to count the pictures of Fremont County graduates in ...

Tuesday notes

Again the rain
No sooner had central Fremont County endured a record-setting period of rainy weather last week than a new stretch of dark, gray, wet ...

Not every kid is a superstar

And trying to get the teacher or coach fired won't change the fact.

The final two weeks of the track and soccer seasons represent the end of another ...

Flood fix-up

Picking up the pieces will be easier this time, thanks to the optional 1 percent tax

As assessment of last weekend's flooding and its impact ...

Beware 'uphill passing trucks'

(And other observations from the Iowa-Wyo commute)

I commute to and from Iowa City, Iowa by car several times every year. It's almost exactly 1,000 ...

Trump's next act

The transition from cheering arenasto observable competence is the challenge

At some point, Donald Trump is going to have to start acting like, and ...

Speed limit 70

We motorists love it, but it requires new levels of individual responsibility

Heading out of town in any direction this spring provides a startling ...

The right kind of healing

What I've learned through decades with doctors

When I read of a neighboring columnist's "prophylactic hysterectomy," I thought, "Hers may well be ...

Freezing to death

This should have disappeared from civilized communities long ago

A half-dozen times in recent months, our newspaper has carried a headline and ...

Abuse of recycling bins by some is discouraging to proper users

I believe in recycling, but it is discouraging to me to go to the recycling bins and spend time separating out my glass and plastic for the right bin, ...

Tuesday notes

It seems like just a week ago that this space contained written wisecracks about the disappearance of the sun, grays days and unusually wet ...

Bad example

Wyoming's first U.S. House debate had too many echoes of national attention-grabbers

The official filing period for Wyoming's 2016 primary election ...

It's self-service time in politics

The glaring lack of historical reference points in the average American mind makes the world of politics a much easier place to buy and sell.

"You ...

Lift weights the writing student's way

Sadly, each of these bone-headed things I have really done

I've recently begun attempting to lift weights in a big University of Iowa campus gym. ...

Land buyers

The Shoshone Tribe bought the Honor Farm land, andit faces the same development risks as anyone else

From the start, plans to sell 300-plus acres ...


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