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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" ...

Ask Dad

Our annual suggestion to learn some basics about the old man

During a job-shadowing opportunity a few years back, a teenager who visited the ...

Is Wyoming woman-friendly?

New analysis says no, but improvement can be made

Uh-oh. Wyoming ranks in the bottom 10 worst states for women.
At least that's according to an ...

To the test

The Bible study gunman gets due process even after a wretched crime

Before us now is the horrid figure of Dylann Roof, the 21-year-old white ...

There's a savage in us all

The twins conquered nature, at least for the day

Throughout spring, we humans hear an inner call to cultivate and civilize our surroundings, to turn ...

Energy edition notes

1956 (or is it 1955)
This year's Ranger mining and energy edition is touted as the 60th --a nice, round number worth commemoration.
People who have ...

Late nights, big support for our 60th mining edition

It takes some late nights to get the mining edition done. I mention this not as a plea for sympathy, but rather as a fact of late-spring (sometimes early ...

Energy and sage grouse

In our 60th mining and energy edition, the funny fowl is a big player

"Year of the grouse" reads a headline on page A-1 of today's 60th annual Ranger ...

Tuesday notes

Spring soak
"It was a dark and stormy night," read the opening line from the novel the comic strip dog Snoopy began writing many times from atop his ...

Worse than meth

Pharmacetical-style drug abuse is a bigger problem than most realize

Abuse of prescription drugs in Wyoming is a deadly problem. The Wyoming ...

International relations, badminton-style

Years ago my dorm buddies and I tried to win the overall intramural sports title for our floor during the coming school year.

In retrospect it often ...

Older drivers, tougher rules

Wyoming took a look at it, and the issue probably will rise again

Wyoming legislators spent some committee time in recent days exploring the ...

If you're a father, live up to it

And, women, don't let them get away with less

On Fathers Day, a father is a father, is a father. Right?
Genetically, it may be true. Adoptively, it ...

Hastert's troubles

Financial charges aside, didn't Congress have an inkling of the larger allegations?

Dennis Hastert was in court Tuesday, pleading not guilty to a ...

A new equine center

It's high on CWC's priority list, and there is a strong case for it

Rising to prominence on Central Wyoming College's to-do list is replacement of ...

Tuesday notes

Season's greetings
The first day of summer isn't until a week from Sunday, speaking officially. But the first day of "summer" was Sunday. The ...

Welcome home

Fifty years later, too many Vietnam veterans are still waiting to hear those words

There's a reason Wyoming's thousands of Vietnam War veterans chose ...

Adventures in house-building, part 2

June 1995 was a month that featured two emergency room runs and two close calls.

Much like this year, the rain gradually came to a halt by June of ...

A rule is a rule is a rule

But even the best one can't cover everything

Recently I completed the coursework in Bureaucracy 101.
Being schooled in the frustrating vagaries of ...

Lights out

Thursday's outage wasn't a big emergency, but we showed our stuff in handling it

The power failure that affected much of Riverton early Thursday ...


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