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EMS meetings

Fremont County is asking citizens for help, so let's provide it

Fremont County government has a big decision to make as leaders evaluate the ...

Beware, the Folks are coming

Remember the old John Lennon protest song called "Power to the People"? It was a catchy, hooky tune that stayed in your head once you heard it. It had some ...

Sunshine on a cloudy day

May is a favorite of the poet and the
songwriter, and with good reason

Some months of the year aren't favored much by popular songwriters. Most of ...

Bless you, tree, for grabbing me

Could I let this Arbor Day-Earth Day-Poetry Month escape without honoring them all? Especially when this column appears on the very last day of April?
It's ...

1 percent priorities

Planners are right to seek an organized approach, with important input from citizens

It has been heartening during the past year to see the various ...

Still more to do on reservation roads

Last year, the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Tribes on the Wind River Indian Reservation, along with the state of Wyoming, completed construction of ...

Good move, Arapahos

Win or lose on tribal borders, you didn't need a murderer's 'assistance'

This newspaper is on the record editorially in opposition to the ...

Tuesday notes

Damp days
Former Ranger columnist Richard Klein is a farmer among other things, and in dry times he sometimes would mention the longed-for "three-day ...

Old guys have some advantages

Most of my fellow retired coaches doubt they would want to start over in today's sports environment.

Someone slipped a girls shot into the rack at ...

I-80 pileups

Much has been done, but there is always more

Pictures from Interstate 80 in southeast Wyoming over the past week have been spectacular in the worst ...

What 'middle class' means in 2015

In Wyoming, we're keeping up better than many states

If you live in Wyoming and consider yourself a member of the middle class, you're doing ...

Seeding the clouds

Research shows promise, and the costs ought to be weighed against effects of drought

For many years the idea of "seeding" clouds over mountain ...

Time to head out to sea

Even if we only go so far as the front yard

Boredom is a dark, dusty force --and it's important to be vigilant against boredom and the agitation it ...

Magicians of language

Those are the poets, and April is the month to appreciate them

It has become our enjoyable custom in recent years to make note in this space of ...

UW transition

The university needs to show it can complete a presidential search successfully

An important transition will be coming next year at the University ...

Tuesday notes

Our Wind River mountains looked white again over the weekend. That's just how we want them to look this time of year.
The snowpack hasn't ...

Quote of the year

The ambulance consultant spoke the truth

Not quite one-third of the way through 2015, if we were asked to select the news quote of the year in ...

When everyone becomes an expert

It means the real experts have a much harder job.

A state champion cross country runner decides to try volleyball and is a star at that sport too.
A ...

Speed limit is the law even if you do come from Casper

So, this Mr. Hjelmstead is upset that he got a ...

What a U.S. senator can do

John Barrasso can build on his visit to Ethete

At one level it's a plus to have Wyoming U.S. Sen. John Barrasso ...


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