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A lesson to us

With the sage grouse, Wyoming proved a different path to resolving conflict can work

Against long odds at the outset, the greater sage grouse will ...

Pope's vigor reaches Wyoming

He's breathing new life into venerable traditions

As a Methodist kid growing up in Riverton, Catholics were exotic.
So exotic, in fact, that later ...

New 'alternative'

Frontier Academy and other public schools are showing creative thinking

The image of the "alternative high school" is being rehabilitated in Fremont ...

Autumn is swapping time

I refer to zucchini, zinnias and flu germs

September is a fine month. It's usually characterized by an array of indulgences: ripe gardens, fresh-cut ...

More than a comedian

Obscured in the tributes to Yogi Berra is what a great baseball player he was

Yogi Berra had two lives, in a way. When he died Monday night at age ...

Walker walkout

Governor also urged other presidential candidates to ditch negative primary campaign

The huge field of Republican candidates for the 2016 ...

Tuesday notes

Grouse deliberations
The Obama administration isn't popular in Wyoming, but many in the state are cheering the decision Tuesday by the U.S. Department ...

Devils Tower

Unlike Denali in Alaska, changing the landmark's name has no consensus behind it in Wyoming

No Wyoming landmark surpasses Devils Tower in terms of ...

A very different military in the 1970s

An old ad from a sports shows how much recruiting has changed.

An unexpected message on our home phone earlier this summer brought a trip to the ...

Learning moment for parents

We all got one this week from Wyoming news

Have you ever wanted to teach your kid a lesson?
A hard lesson?
A lesson that he or she won't ...

Experts and interest rates

The Fed stood pat on Thursday, but does that prove anyone right?

A suspenseful build-up now accompanies each quarterly meeting of the Federal Reserve ...

Animal vs. human behavior

There are things we parents could learn

Fall, I think, is sneaking up on us.
A few leaves are beginning to change from summer green to their ...

CWC Lander Center

The new facility is an important and most-fitting part of college offerings

An outstanding community milestone has been accomplished at the start of ...

Republican reality show

The fringe candidates have a role to play early in the presidential campaign season

Wyoming doesn't have a presidential primary the way New Hampshire ...

Tuesday notes

Creeping calendar
With a week to go in official summer, the signs of fall are quickening. Leaves seem to be paling a bit earlier than customary, and if ...

A house built, sealed and delivered

Labor Day was the 20th anniversary of our first night in the place we built.

"There is some of the same fitness in a man's building his own house ...

Death on the job

Wyoming is one of the worst for it, and we're probably going to stay that way

A couple of years ago, with work-related fatalities unacceptably ...


A fire scene and a parade add poignancy to Sept. 11

Today Fremont County has a frightening reminder that the work of volunteer firefighters is every ...

Learning life via 38 years wed

I first brought my future wife to Wyoming in 1970

No precious gemstones or metals commemorate 38 years of marriage.
It's just a heck of a long time ...

Working with the weather

Little boys must have a special knack for it

Summer rolls through our lives like a funny poem --frantic and nutty. But when fall hooks itself onto ...


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