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The old fairgrounds

Charming, but long-standing shortcomings remain

Today is wrap-up day at the Fremont County Fairgrounds. The 102nd edition of the fair is ending.
A ...

One day you wake up at 65

I've found there are some benefits with age

On Sunday, I turn 65.
How does stuff like this sneak up on you?
Most of us have a picture in our minds ...

Here, bison bison

Too many people treat Yellowstone National Park as if it were a petting zoo

A few days ago there was a good bit of national news attention paid to ...

Four boys and a garden

Sometimes I feel the pull of the tomatoes

I'm writing this in the top of the week (see, now that I'm a Little League Mom I say things like this, when ...

The exhibit hall

For many, it is the essence of the Fremont County Fair

The Fremont County Fairgrounds buzzes during fair week. There are the chattering crowds at the ...

Four stars

A new general now has command of Warren AFB's missiles

For years, to the point of embarrassment, a steady flow of news has circulated about ...

Tuesday notes

Fair week
Fremont County Fair week is here. It's always one of the most enjoyable times of our year, bringing people together for very good reasons, ...

How we used to get around

I rode in the family car on many a trip without a smartphone and Google maps.

My dad has an adage that he instilled in me from a very young age.Once ...

What will define us?

Let no one, from any side, take a shred of encouragement from the Center of Hope gunman

An appalling crime was committed last Saturday, July 18.
It ...

Richard Nixon as Big Nose George

No, I hadn't been to the Wind River Heritage Center in Riverton before last week.
Have you?
Or does the idea of visiting a local museum full of stuffed ...

Legalized marijuana

It seems like a long shot in Wyoming, but that's what many in Colorado used to think, too

It is perfectly possible that Wyoming voters will be ...

In good marriage, both sides win

A life well shared needs a highly regarded home in your head

Each mid-July brings another anniversary to the long life my mate and I share, right ...

Enter the parade

The Fremont County Fair Parade is intended to showcase our summer best

We consider it semi-patriotic duty to encourage local citizens to enter the ...

How to shrink government

Volunteer to serve on a local board, council or advisory committee

A common refrain expressed by the public, particularly in our part of the country, ...

Tuesday notes

Autumn in July
Sure enough the weird weather that has characterized 2015 in the Riverton Valley had a hand in the Riverton Rendezvous hot-air balloon ...

Time to take responsibility for impact of wrongdoing

I would like to send out my apologies to my loved ones and to the community of all Fremont County, taxpayers, both Fremont County courts, tribal ...

Seeing what Oswald did in Dallas

A visit to the JFK assassination sight was eerie and informative.

If you were to name a single event in modern American history that changed the ...

Who's in charge?

Hiring a project manager for the costly Capitol rebuild is the right move

A few days ago, when the governor and key members of the Wyoming ...

We had to flee a forest fire

Our cabin in Idaho was one of the survivors

"I smell burnt toast,'' my wife said one morning while we were on vacation.
Only it wasn't.
It was ...

Our skyscrapers

For the 35th summer, hot-air balloons grace the local skies.

Editor's note: This editorial on the Riverton Rendezvous balloon rally first appeared in ...


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