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Four questions

The president poses them -- not for now, but for when he's gone

When the White House made it known over the past couple days that President Obama's ...

Tuesday notes

Spray coating
For at least the second winter in a row, many of us in the Wind River Basin are being treated to the condition known as hoarfrost, when ...

I'm not averse to the 'Wyoming card'

It can come in handy when you're traveling out of state.

Too often we think of the place we live as wanting in comparison with other regions of ...

Ambulance changeover

Privatization is a drastic step, but our elected leaders aren't considering it simply on a whim

Fremont County residents are used to calling 911 when ...

What North Korea wants

That remains unclear, but testing A-bombs is not way to go about it

It is never good news globally when a nation that most countries don't like ...

It all started with a moose

A new year of Ranger columns lies ahead

Strangely, it all began nearly 30 years ago when a moose ran through our yard at Pheasant Crest Farm early ...

Big and small

Beyond our individual life details, 2016 bring some potential unifiers

The calendar has changed to 2016. By now most people seem to have settled on ...

Tuesday notes

Your daily newspaper staff appreciated the day off on Friday, Jan. 1, New Year's Day. We don;'t expect to interrupt our regular publication ...

A new year

What news will grip our attention and affect our lives in 2016?

Here is our first edition on 2016, accompanied by thoughts of what will make news in ...

Trailing pheasants in Pennsylvania

Our local experts were guide Roy Yockey and his three hunting dogs, Nuke, Misty and Liz.

The prospects weren't exactly ideal for an afternoon ...

Flipping the page on calendar and in our hearts after year that rocked

It's New Year's Eve, which means most of us are preparing our lives and calendars for that fresh infant, 2016, and we're starting to treat 2015 like he's ...

Top news votes

Our votes in the national poll didn't match the outcome exactly

News entities nationwide are reporting this week on the Associated Press top 10 news ...

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 ...


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