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5 and younger

As a new year arrives, we have the demographic foundation in place to thrive

An encouraging piece of news emerged as a small factoid in the long list ...

Tuesday notes

Not quite white
The "white Christmas" suggested strongly by the weather forecast didn't quite happen for most of Fremont County -- or if it did, not ...

Basketball shoes and character

Charles Barkley was right when he said owning the first wouldn't develop the second.

One of the biggest losers in our digital age of instant and ...

Going nowhere

The petition drive to put medicalmarijuana on the ballot is a dud

At the beginning of 2015, one of the stories that seemed likely to be among the ...

Some Christmas gifts don't cost a thing

"Not all those who wander are lost," declares J.R.R. Tolkien in the epic novel "The Fellowship of the Ring."
So I hope you'll agree with my suggestion that ...

Riding with the Rangers

Santa letter duty is an annual delight
The first Santa letter arrived the day after Thanksgiving. We finally typed up the last one Tuesday morning.
There ...

In Merry Measure

Celebrate Christmas this year with a song in your heart

Many of the Christmas carols we sing in 2015 date to the mid-19th century, which is about the ...

Love and belief

Again this year, a long-ago Santa letter speaks to our deepest feelings

What is the nicest thing anyone ever said to you?
A girl writing a letter to ...

Tuesday notes

Holiday housekeeping
Your daily newspaper staff is observing Christmas with a day off (among other things). The Ranger will not publish this Friday, ...

Hope and plans

Governments are preparing for the revnue downturn, and so should the rest of us

Get ready. Story after story, headline after headline, debate after ...

The big green Grinch was right

Christmas still doesn't come from a store, and never will.

"Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn't come from a store," wrote Dr. Seuss in his ...

Take a driving tour of city's Christmas lights

This route requires about an hour, so have a healthy supply of Christmas cookies along for the ride.

In this column last week, I wrote about my ...

Interest in interest

As rates inch upward again, the public deserves assurances

It's been so long since the federal reserve raised foundational interest rates that an ...

Kids on the Christmas stage

A wonderful mix of music and make-believe
December brings us wonder, excitement and peace with the Christmas season.
But these days can also be ...

Low flu rate so far

Let's keep it that way; get vaccinated

"Flu activity low so far this season," reads a headline in Tuesday's edition. It's not exactly "Ho ho ho," but ...

Two responses

Well-trained decison-makers reacted differently Tuesday to similar threats

Two coasts. Same threat. Different responses.
On Tuesday morning, ...

Tuesday notes

Another jolt
Winter is still a full week away in the geophysical sense of planets and stars and solstices, but we've now had our second big, ...

The many seasons come and gone

I joke with my old friends about them at every game I cover.

And so it begins.
The hiatus between summer and fall, fall and winter, and,in my own ...

Money for schools

With the state formula likely to take a beating, local school districts might need more flexibility

The effects of Wyoming's near-certain plunge in ...

Early Christmas? Fine by me

I purchased my tree on the 3rd... of November

I bought my flimsy plastic Christmas tree at a Target outlet on the 3rd of November. The handler seemed ...


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