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Wolf hunt scrutiny

It probably will be years before a consistent hunting season is established

The second season of legal wolf hunting in Wyoming is getting close ...

Eyeing '16, Christie on gay-marriage tightrope

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie backed away from a court fight over same-sex marriage on Monday, further staking his place near the political middle ground as ...

Tuesday notes

Snowy fall
Three weeks of autumn, three snowstorms. There's a seasonal scorecard we usually don't see this time of year, when we often are experiencing ...

The loss of Gordon Cooper

He and the other astronauts were the heroes of my youth.

They were the heroes of my youth. Even the Marvel and DC comics I collected had ...

Last legs?

With the Wyoming State Winter Fair struggling to survive, here's a suggestion --again

It is sad news indeed that the Wyoming State Winter Fair's ...

Miles and days, Wyoming to Connecticut

I was relieved to learn that echoes of early childhood and fatherhood still can be heard.

Does a parent ever entirely stop thinking in terms of ...

Everyone felt it

The federal shutdown had a psychological effect on all American citizens

More than two weeks after it began, the partial shutdown of the federal ...

Despite initial problems, new health care law deserves a chance

It's hard to tell which has done more to hurt the initial phase of the Affordable Care Act: continued Republican opposition or the inept rollout of the new ...

Loudest growl doesn't always win

Voters can provide some clarity next election day, if only we'll remember.

I'd rather not write on political things. I'm not a dedicated party member ...

Local flag days

As Veterans Day nears, consider helping the Avenue of Flags with money or time

Sometimes, little things can mean a lot -- especially if everybody ...

Minding the tribe's money

The time -- and opportunity -- for change is now

The Northern Arapaho tribe is a big business in Fremont County.
Recent figures attached to a 2010 ...

Door-to-door sellers

As the city considers an ordinance, questions need to be asked and answered

For the second time in recent memory, the Riverton City Council is ...

Could Dems save Speaker Boehner?

Last week, House Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, and his Republicans declared that they had two clear goals in this fall's battle over federal spending: no ...

Tuesday notes

Weather robbery
As each chilly day passes, it seems more likely that we won't be the recipients of an extended period of fine fall weather in Fremont ...

Let's banish the Hitler comparisons

Such loose language trivializes the barbaric inhumaneness of Hitler's holocaust.

"Why is it that when political ammunition runs low, inevitably the ...

Welcome to the Nanny Age

Everything is watched, and the intrusions keep on growing.

It's a strange symbol for a national flag, but the African nation of Mozambique on its ...

Cold cases

Three of them have 'warmed up' virtually at the same time

When local historians look back on the fall of 2013, they swill detect an unexpected trend ...

When did 'compromise' become a bad word?

Having survived the Civil War, this country should know better than to treat the latest government shutdown as the political equivalent of the Bible's ...

The rest of us can't just 'shut down'

Call your congressional representatives and tell them all to get the government back to work.

My daughter is a church minister who doesn't follow ...

Another $100K on Hill

The price tag is rising, and for what?

By now, uneasiness surely must be setting in for those in the Wyoming Legislature determined to destroy ...

 
 

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