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Creative penny pinching

Our legislators don't like the position they are in, but planning for austerity is something they're good at

Everyone has heard the phrase that ...

Better living through peppers

My nose is always runny - and I mean that in a good way

Readers may remember a time I wrote in this column about reluctance to put jalapeno peppers ...

Money planning

Central Wyoming College seeks a bit more consistency from the state

Imagine if, in your job, you made $50,000 one year, then $25,000 the next, then ...

A gracious person for a lifetime

'Sister/cousin' Mae could show today's athletes and pols a thing or two

Maesie. I don't know how her dad would have spelled the name. But that's what ...

Scalia, part 2

Republicans feel calculated risk of stalling for a court replacement is worth it

The election-year death of monumental United States Supreme Court ...

Replacing Scalia

True adherents to the Constitution have little basis to keep Obama from acting

One person who probably would not like the battle plan of a Senate ...

Bad day at Shoshoni siding

Two vehicles were waiting when my cousin came home

In 1889 rancher Bryant B. Brooks guided a party of hunters on a six week trip by horseback from ...

Tuesday notes

Worst is past?
Local lore is holding true, weather-wise. The long-timers say the worst of winter usually is over by Feb. 15. That looks just about ...

Say it in music

February 14 is the day it's done

A Sunday Valentine's Day this year adds an atypical element to the unofficial holiday.
Perhaps it will permit more ...

When movies were rated G and M

I wasn't allowed to see 'Planet of the Apes' in the movie theater. but I could check out the book from the library.

It was just under four miles from ...

Quoted in the news

When times are tough, Cheyenne shouldn't be making things more difficult.
- Fremont County Commissioner Doug Thompson, on potential impact on county ...

Zipper, snaps and a furry hood

For the first time in my life, I feel the need for a real coat

Talking about temperature in the winter often becomes a competition of sorts.
"It got ...


If that is the argument against the Clean Power Plan, it might inform the local border question, too

Wyoming will follow developments in the ...

Here we are in Love Month

Here we are in this month that is said to honor love.
But February itself is worthy of our love. It climbs into existence over icy January, extends our ...

Farewell to 4-A

Riverton High School's basketball teams are in their final tour around the Class 4-A West

For more than 50 years the Riverton Wolverines have squared ...

Tuesday notes

By now you may have heard about the UFO reports in Fremont County. Authorities received many reports of a similar sighting. The ...

Coal's reprieve

The court slowdown of the Clean Power Plan buys some time, with no guarantees

The Wyoming coal industry got a bit of what it wanted Tuesday in a ...

Tuesday notes

Wyoming's Legislature is up and running for the next 20 business days, working to build the state's operating budget covering fiscal years ...

Thousands of kids through the door

A career dedicated to children and the future holds its own prize at the end.

Somewhere between the poem "The Road Not Taken" and the phrase "the ...

Super Day

Our great, unproclaimed national holiday is back (and so is the poem)

A food writer for the Tribune News Service last week was praising the joy of ...


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