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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, ...

How we used to get around

I rode in the family car on many a trip without a smartphone and Google maps.

My dad has an adage that he instilled in me from a very young age.Once ...

What will define us?

Let no one, from any side, take a shred of encouragement from the Center of Hope gunman

An appalling crime was committed last Saturday, July 18.
It ...

Richard Nixon as Big Nose George

No, I hadn't been to the Wind River Heritage Center in Riverton before last week.
Have you?
Or does the idea of visiting a local museum full of stuffed ...

Legalized marijuana

It seems like a long shot in Wyoming, but that's what many in Colorado used to think, too

It is perfectly possible that Wyoming voters will be ...


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