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The June miracle

Unlike the coming solar eclipse,thisone happens every year

With good reason, there is much talk at the moment about the total eclipse of the sun ...

Recently, it has been suggested by a member of my household that it might be time to retire my yard-work shoes.
The piece of advice was delivered as follows: ...

Tuesday notes

Season's greetings
Not every season changes with weather that matches the occasion. The first day of winter could be sunny and relatively mild. There's ...

Education from the right rear seat

My education in history and geography began on cross-country drives.

Traveling across the wide expanse of America in the 1960s, the subtle ...

A father's answers

Our annual recommendation to use Fathers Day to learn about Dad

One, memorably, a teen-aged visitor to the newspaper office on a school trip was ...

Beetles that catch lightning

Fireflies are beetles. I always thought they were, well, flies, or something fly-like.
No, they have shell-looking backs when perched on something, and their ...

Reaping and sowing

Making quick politics out of the shooting of a congressman

It sounds as if people on both sides of the political aisle are, for the most part, in ...

Hungry and 'resourceful' boys

I keep wanting to write something adorable.
In fact, I have no shortage of adorable things about which to write. For example, today marked the boys' first ...

Indian education curriculum

The Legislature has given the go-ahead, but devising it will be a complicated job

The two Wind River Indian Reservation tribes, Wyoming legislators ...

Ingenuity, politics and glossy photographs

Our 62nd mining and energy edition bridges generations.

What's the most important story in this year's Mining and Energy Edition? There's no ...

Energy plus

Our industry is smaller, but Wyoming can thrive on it, plus diversification

Wyoming's energy industry is the smallest it's been in years. So is the ...

Tuesday notes

It's June -- honest
A year already for notable for its unusual weather added another chapter over the past day or two, with some of the more-violent ...

Commit to Denver Air

The airline has done all we've asked; let's give it another year of assistance as the air market recovers
A year ago, Denver Air Connection made a ...

Nature's entertainment, sky-style

It even comes with its own soundtrack.

Anyone spending time in the wilderness knows the enchanting attraction of an open fire on a dark night. You ...

The makings of a true fan

I have developed an unlikely obsession with the Colorado Rockies. It's unlikely because I am a nerd with little athletic ability or interest. I played baseball ...

A flood can kill you

It can also injure you, exhaust you and ruin your day, so just keep away

A flood can kill you.
Don't kid yourself. We had unexpected flooding in ...

Toward days in the breezeway

Finally, it's spring -- grass lush and green, birds singing, and flowers reminding us again of the wonder in life's renewal.
A couple of days ago, we got the ...

STEM and art

They aren't so very far apart, and both are needed in public education

As we continue working on the 62nd annual Ranger Mining and Energy edition - ...

Comey's Q&A

He'll be tempted to offer opinions, but he'll probably try to stick to facts

Thursdayis probably going to be a good day for C-SPAN. That's the cable ...

Tuesday notes

Suddenly, it's summer
The summer solstice itself isn't for two more weeks, but summer temperatures, skies, weather patterns, sights, sounds and smells ...

 
 

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