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Bumps and burns on vacation

And I wouldn't want my time off any other way

Here's how my summer vacation has been going so far.
Day One: Slipped on rocks. Skinned knee.
Day ...

Pennies for crosswalks

Safety concern is high now, and improvements could be made using optional 1 percent funds

Something close to unanimity has emerged in and around ...

Celebrations, public and private

Hot, sunny July seems the perfect month for both

Our roses are blooming in bouquets. Not in single blossoms, but in ready-made bouquets.
They seem ...

More than just the flag

Symbolic gestures are important, but they can breed complacency afterward

Part of today's national news roundup is word that South Carolina's state ...

Nursing shortage

It's real, making the new McFarland center at CWC more vital than ever

Fremont County voters gave strong majority approval some years ago to the ...

Tuesday notes

Your daily newspaper appreciated the day off for the Independence Day holiday. The advertising staff took Friday off, while the rest of us ...

My 16-foot garage door was a no-go

Twenty years later, however, the unacceptable trusses are still holding the extra weight.

July 4, 1995, marked the unofficial halfway point of ...

Beyond the years

A beautiful, patriotic son was inspired by an easterner's visit to the Mountain West

Katharine Lee Bates was the head of the English department at ...

The Big Three for the Fourth

I refer to outdoorsiness, compulsive eating and pyromania

The air all around us is abuzz with weekend plans. Everyone wants to know the destination ...

Not so glamorous

The exploits of the two prison escapees ended up being pretty grim after all

For many Americans during the Great Depression, the escapades of ...

EPA and the court

Obscured by the same-sex marriage case, another ruling could affect Wyoming more

As it concluded its session this week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued ...

Tuesday notes

Holiday housekeeping: The Ranger will not publish Sunday in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Our offices will be closed Monday so ...

If he ever complained, I never heard it

Bob Vandervort was an exemplary member of "The Greatest Generation."

It's a sad commentary on people's "golden" years that they sometimes outlive ...

It takes a spreadsheet

Imagine a same-sex couple unsure about insurance as the big court rulings come down

Oddities of newspaper production mean that this section of ...

We did it right

All of Fremont County can be proud of the Riverton justice center

"It does not need to be the Wyoming version of the U.S. Supreme Court building, but ...

Some memories never leak out

An old cream can is full of them, even when it's empty

Cats have nine lives? How about cream cans? Like a big old 10-gallon can of about 1930-35 ...

Exactly what was needed

For decades, the hospital auxiliary did vital work and made permanent contributions

No doubt we joined many readers in a feeling of wistful ...

E-mail and privacy

Are students at UW subject to public records laws online?

The ongoing, ever-growing presence and influence of the Internet and its technological ...

Tuesday notes

Summer's first
A sunny Tuesday brings our first edition of full summer. Now, officially, welcome to the season of bare feet, buzzing bees, hissing ...

Increasingly, school is all about girls

Many boys don't interact with a man at school until they reach junior high.

I read Christina Hoff Sommers's controversial book "The War Against Boys" ...


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