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One last (I hope) winter cold

I'm also battling the mom-guilt that goes with it

This week my words are borne upon a river of hot coffee and tea, and my head is in a cloud of ...

John Philp

The unassuming rancher from Lysite built an outstanding public career

John Philp made a good impression on people.
No doubt that is why an ...

Riding with the Rangers: 'Doonesbury,' Calvin and Hobbes,' and when comics take vacations

Years ago the idea of a newspaper comic strip taking a "vacation" was unheard of. These guys kept pounding out the strips day after day, year after year, with ...

Electronic smokes

There is good reason to take a cautious approach to them

Officials in our schools, our public health offices and our regulatory agencies are taking ...

Meet the millennials: More liberal, more optimistic

The young are different from you and me -- unless, of course, you happen to be one of them.
If you're older than 34, I'm sorry to break it to you, but you're ...

Tuesday notes

Ready and waiting
It is still a bit early in the season to start resting easy regarding irrigation, streamflow, reservoir depths and residential water, ...

Budget won't be reined in under Obama

An improving economy is reducing the current federal deficit has reduced pressure to do something now.

White House officials selling President Barack ...

Every stalling tactic in the book

What the state is doing to keep Cindy Hill from returning to power would make former North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith and his four-corners offense ...

Politics creeping in

Not every elected office in Fremont County needs to be held by a politician

Election years give voters plenty to think about. The primary and general ...

Fred Phelps was outclassed by those he asked us to hate

Fred Phelps's life work, if that's what hate-mongering can be called, depended on getting attention, so we will keep this short.
Phelps and his pseudo church, ...

Sometimes, we need a referee

The dispute over the EPA ruling on the reservation's border fits that description.

My heart is with Keja Whiteman on this one.
The Fremont County ...

Priority

Friday's meeting on local air service was depressing -- but not hopeless

Air service is a community issue.
If a single thought ought to be carried ...

See you Monday, Finnegan

Why it's good to be a little bit Irish every spring

St. Patrick's Day, spring, Son's birthday --which do I write about? Or do they all blend together ...

Congress can right itself, but it's time to begin

These are hard times for Congress. Our democracy's keystone political institution is widely derided as ineffective, unproductive, irrelevant, and sadly out of ...

Seize the season

Today ends an old-style winter that won't be missed very much

By the time readers see today's edition, winter will have ended across our hemisphere. ...

Military sexual assault bill deserves passage in Congress

So-called privileges of rank have taken on a perverse meaning in the U.S. military. Stunning tales of sexual assault at the highest levels of the service ...

Maxfield isn't running

Those who said the only reason he challenged term limits was personal benefit were wrong

When Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield filed suit in ...

The dawn of Cold War II?

Here's a chilly thought: We are seeing the dawn of a second Cold War between Russia and the West. But this one should be easier to manage than the first ...

Tuesday notes

Three words
That was a ferocious little snowstorm that arrived Monday night. A fast mover, it took the green right out of St. Patrick's Day and left a ...

The rule of religion and politics

There is one iron rule regarding religion in American politics, and here it is: With only one exception, ministers, priests, rabbis, and imams -- men and women ...

 
 

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