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Would Steve Stephens have shot Robert Godwin if he couldn't have posted it online?

Steve Stephens was having girlfriend problems. He'd had an ...

Tuesday notes

Sunny Easter
Mother Nature came through for the holiday weekend, delivering a suitably Easter-esque dayon Sunday. Many holidays have a strong weather ...

Weather memories strong links to past

A sense of belonging often accompanies the arrival of a storm.

It's a quagmire out there. The kind of conditions you read about in the trenches ...

Day and date

No holiday varies on the calendar more than Easter

Many holidays have a set spot on the calendar: Dec. 25. July 4. Feb 14.
Others that don't have a ...

It's cap and grilled-meat season

Others might refer to it as something else, of course

In Iowa, as in the Rockies, it's been a long, cold winter of dreariness and regret. Spring has ...

School jobs

This first round of cuts has been tough, but a second round would be agonizing
Bad news never lands softly.
This week, Fremont County School ...

Menu depends a lot on weather

But no recipe calls for a shower of powdered chocolate

Was it dark chocolate or light?
How would I know? I couldn't see through it.
It was a recent ...

Lee Martinez

Beyond his admirable city council record, he was Riverton's top Hispanic public official

The institutional losses keep piling up for the City of ...

Forever smudged

Neil Gorsuch is well-qualified for the Supreme Court, but how he got there will be his burden

The Supreme Court is back at full strength again. Neil ...

Tuesday notes

Easy does it
Heading into the middle third of April, snowpack in the Wind River Mountains remains at about 200 percent of average. Sunday's busy little ...

A wood pile's healing power

It was discovered at our house during March Madness

My husband and I recently purchased 1.62 cords of wood.
We rented a UHaul van, drove it to the ...

County funds in the market

Let's watch the state's voter-approved investment plan with an eye toward our own

For the first time in history, some of Wyoming's long-term ...

Our new ' smart car ' seems a bit

Do all these whiz-bang improvements really make driving safer?

We leased a 2017 Subaru Forester on our trip to Pittsburgh last week. I'd never ...


Fremont County has lost population recently, but the demographics are in place for a rebound

In an effort to avoid using an exhausted cliche, the ...

Art, sites, images: reminders of the Great War

This week marks the centennial of America's entrance into the Great War, as it's still usually called in many parts of the world.
The First World War has ...

Sometimes, it just takes a tick

Spring break adventures with a grade-school boy

Last week was Spring Break, and we were given perfect weather for the occasion. Days of gentle ...

Over there

One hundred years ago today, America joined a global fight

One hundred years ago today -- April 6, 1917 -- the following document was ratified by the ...

Words barely suffice

Human decency is upheaved by the chemical weapons attack in Syria

Loathsome. Repugnant. Appalling. Disgraceful. Hideous.
Is there even an ...

Tuesday notes

Ah, yes. Just what we need. More precipitation.
We have been in record-setting territory at most Fremont County weather stations since ...

On the ballot

For the first time, voters in another county will cast ballots on a CWC proposal
Back in the days when community colleges were still being created in Wyoming, ...


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