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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 ...

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 ...


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 ...


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