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Spelling champ, 40 years ago

Forty years ago this week, my father took a picture. It's of me at age 12 (I became a teenager two weeks later), the day I won the Fremont County spelling ...

State/federal cooperation

It works well enough on highway funding, which could be a model for Medicaid as well

Wyoming legislators are still tossing around the idea of finding ...

Putin won the Olympics, but he lost Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin wanted the Olympics to showcase his New Russia. The Sochi Olympics ended peacefully, and the games unfolded without any ...

Our own Olympic events

We're talking some gold-medal couch leaping here

Last week was entertaining. My home is not Olympus, or even Sochi, and yet my oldest child has won a ...

Police and addresses

A year-end report shows an interesting quirk in statistics on liquor-related calls

An interesting point in reporter Alejandra Silva's story in ...

Red vs. blue: The battle lines of 2014

Obamacare will be in the picture, but it won't be the only election issue.

The conventional wisdom is that this fall's congressional election will be ...

Cuts vs. slowdowns

That's near the heart of debate on the big new defense bill

During his many battles over federal spending, former Wyoming U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson ...

Now that drug lord Guzman is captured, let U.S. have him

The capture of drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman marks a significant turning point in cooperation between U.S. and Mexican counternarcotics agencies. Both ...

Tuesday notes

Wyoming Olympians
Avid followers of the Olympic Games watched the extinguishing of the flame in Sochi with the usual touch of sadness Sunday. Two ...

Times change, but the schedule doesn't

I figure I've written up about 2,000 games over the past 20 years -- and that's just basketball.

The first newspaper sports story I ever wrote covered ...

Your health insurance

Political jousting has a way of overshadowing real-world experience. When the "experts" get to arguing before a national audience, the argument can come to ...

An alternative to the imperial U.S. presidency

In his State of the Union speech to Congress last month, President Barack Obama drew widespread attention for pledging to use his executive authority to ...

Background checks reflect troubled times

Unfortunately, we never can know enough, or test for enough things, to eliminate risk or bad situations down the road.

Something about the Fremont ...

A unique carbon copy

Building Pinedale's school in Riverton

Let's not spend even one second in Riverton worrying that the new elementary school now being planned is going ...

Car-born tech carries both promise, peril

The entertainment options were fabulous at the Chicago Auto Show this year -- and that was just inside the cars.
Automakers have outfitted their vehicles with ...

Hay stubble and Bode Miller

I imagine a kinship to the free-spirited Olympian

Why do we love the Olympics? Do we love the challenge, the excitement, the awards through the ...

Keep pushing

Public facilities don't build themselves, and CWC proves the value of steady exertion

The paint is barely dry on Central Wyoming College's huge new ...

On gay marriage, tide flowing one direction

A definitive test argued before the U.S. Supreme Court could come as soon as 2015.

WASHINGTON -- The legal campaign for marriage equality is picking ...

Justice center money

There are two bills that could provide it, but Sen. Eli Bebout's is the stronger

The fact that there is another bill in the Wyoming Legislature that ...

Conservation stewardship program good for agriculture, environment

Editor:
Time is running out for farmers and ranchers that want to participate in the Conservation Stewardship Program this year. Feb. 27 is the deadline for ...

 
 

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