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Search for Fido ends in clarity

The dog saga, or daga, of my outdoor life continues.
Previously, I've dealt with the topic of malicious dogs in town, from the perspective of one hounded ...

One is not the other

Trying to link the Center of Hope shootings to the EPA border issue doesn't help either issue

Attempts to mold the Center of Hope shootings of July ...

Lucky on fires

Human vigilance can maximize the benefits of a cooler summer

You may have heard that it's been a rough summer for wildfires this year, but we've been ...

Tuesday notes

Day by day
Residents of the Wind River Basin get a fundamental lesson in the movement of air across the continent this time of year as wildfire season ...

Sheetrock and the home builder

I knew enough 20 years ago to farm out that job.

August rolled in with that unique mix of anxiety best represented by Dorothy watching the hour glass ...


Departing commissioner was, and is, a transformative figure in local politics

In 2006, not many people in Fremont County had heard of Keja Whiteman. ...

A grandson named Felix

Suddenly, the desire to leave a better world grows stronger

My first grandson was born Aug. 1.
He's Felix.
It means lucky.
I've asked many people ...

Hate crime?

The feds are looking into it, but the legal label is by no means certain

Confirmation arrived this week that the federal government is examining the ...

Living and evolving

We can't change a subject until we deal with it

"I've been thinking ... "
That line always sent then-editor Dave Perry's hand to swipe his brow in ...

Local attractions

Summer time is limited now, but nearby destinations still abound

Summer comprises all of August, but it's the last full-summer month of the year. The ...

Leaving early

It's unfortunate when elected leaders don't serve their terms, but life can throw curve balls

Interest in the vacant seat representing Ward 1 on the ...

Tuesday notes

Summer and smoke
Our Wind River Basin sun has been obscured by more than just clouds over the past couple of days. There is a fair amount of smoke in ...

Wyoming wind can be a brute

Just ask the local farmer whose entire first cutting of hay blew into Boysen Reservoir.

It's one of the first books I remember reading. From long ago ...

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, ...


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