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Firms chip away at retiree health benefits

ALTOONA, Pa. -- Throughout a bitter winter, burly linemen gathered at daybreak around tiny fire pits on a street in front of where they've clocked in to work ...

Tuesday notes

Change afoot
Central Wyoming College has its three finalists for the presidency soon to be vacated by the coming retirement of Dr. Jo Anne McFarland. ...

Washington actually laughs at itself

How unpopular is Washington in the rest of the country? While it's true that Congress as an institution has never been highly prized by most Americans, many of ...

A Shakespearean aspect to Hill case

'The worm has turned,' goes the old saying from the master.

The magic of studying the works of William Shakespeare often is found in the simple ...

Wyohealth.gov?

The state's post-election climate might permit looking at a state health exchange

President Obama and supporters of the Affordable Care Act - ...

Reflections before Passion Week this spring

Passion Week is coming up again. To us it is known as "Easter", but it's origin is in the flight of the Israelite slaves from Egypt, known as "The Exodus". ...

Evangelicals seeking souls, not votes

Only a decade ago, Christian social conservatives were a commanding force in American politics. They helped elect one of their own, George W. Bush, to two ...

New airline

Attracting another carrier to Riverton Regional would be no simple thing

As the new task force assembled to address air service problems at Riverton ...

When the meadowlarks sing

Isn't spring a mystery?
Of course, it's all in how you view it. But after all these years, it's still an annual wonder to me.
Life begins anew where it ...

The missing plane

It's not that there's a conspiracy,
but rather that the ocean is huge

A new group of spacemen arrived last week at the International Space Station. It ...

Who's calling

Increasingly these days, it's someone you dare not trust
Among the sleaziest of the criminals is the telephone con man. Fremont County residents are being ...

Cooperative med school program has new Wyo chief

A veteran University of Wyoming faculty member with a strong interest in health care quality improvement has been chosen to lead the Wyoming WWAMI Medical ...

Tuesday notes

Tuesday notes

Lions and Lambs, revisited
Was that March going out like a lamb, as predicted in the old saying? Our March 31 won't be confused with ...

Maybe the Dad Taxi Service is the way to gl

It's cheaper to fly from New York to Islamabad and from Denver to Riverton
As an out-of-state college student, I've been affected several times by ...

From innovation to inconvenience

Once I ran to the mailbox hoping for a letter; today it's all junk
For much of mankind's existence the swiftest method of relaying a message was either ...

Deputies and VINs

Why does a deputy have to do this menial task?
The Fremont County Sheriff's Office spends a lot of man hours checking vehicle identification ...

Gradually, public warming more to Obamacare, polls demonstrate

WASHINGTON -- As Obamacare sign-ups hit the politically important threshold of 6 million this week, new polling has shown that the public has begun to warm a ...

Where the halibut comes from

There's a seafood crisis worldwide, even in Wyoming

As a kid my favorite dinner was halibut with home-fried potatoes.
My mom discovered halibut ...

Ag and the flag

If patriotism is devotion to country, then our ag people are true blue

Office conversation on why the Riverton Avenue of Flags was displayed in all ...

NSA reforms a small step on right path

Having conducted a months-long review of the issue, President Obama soon will announce a proposal to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of data ...

 
 

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