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The community room

A versatile and well-used facility seeks a citizen boost for needed improvements

The familiar, popular --and useful --community room at the Riverton ...

Seasonal fame

This time of year, everyone knows the names of the flood forecasters

For a couple of months a year, the names of certain public officials become well ...

New York Times editor's case draws new attention to pay-equity bill

Charges that The New York Times paid its top female editor less than male peers has breathed new life into legislation that seeks to ensure that women and men ...

Tuesday notes

Holiday housekeeping
Could Memorial Day weekend be arriving already? Indeed. May 26 is an earlier Memorial Day than our minds are used to, but that's ...

Movie shows 'human side' of Romney

If that could have been communicated to more voters, the 2012 election might have been different.

To run and to lose a presidential campaign is both ...

Sometimes I still crave a Teen Burger

So the sight I saw in Thermopolis last week was a sad one.

You never know when you'll encounter the end of an era. As I rounded the curve into ...

To run is to serve

Without a good field of candidates for voters, elections can't serve their full purpose

We now are in the early stages of the formal filing period ...

Wyoming needn't fear science

And we shouldn't refuse to teach it in our schools

Sometimes politics and science get all twisted up.
That's what has happened in Wyoming at the ...

Rules of the road

A horrible accident near Gillette sounds an alarm for everyone

The photograph on page 3 of Thursday's Ranger was more than a spectacular picture of ...

VA must act now to restore lost confidence

The Department of Veterans Affairs' treatment of former service members remains a national disgrace and a betrayal of veterans, who deserve timely medical ...

Preserving the value of the vote

Let's remember who backed the illegal SF104, the 'Hill Bill'

I proudly stand with Mom Case on this matter: Voting is indeed a privilege.
Though a ...

Dubois hits 100

And the community newspaper there marks the occasion well

Thursday is the 100th anniversary of the third-largest of Fremont County's six ...

If Hillary is running, she ought to say so this year

Hillary Rodham Clinton sure sounds like a woman who wants to run for president.
"If you really want to do something, if you believe you're the right person to ...

Jobs numbers

They are disputed nationally at every turn, but the local figures don't lie

Both Fremont County and Wyoming can take encouragement from the newest ...

In high court's same-sex marriage debate, both sides invoke Kennedy

WASHINGTON -- The pro-gay rights rulings of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy have been a key spark in the march toward legalized gay marriage. To counter ...

Tuesday notes

Winter's cling
We delve into recent history for the following quote from Tuesday notes exactly one week ago today:
"'Let all thy joys be as the month ...

Treasure, and time, in a kitchen crevice

Oh, the things you find between the dishwasher and the wall.

In July of 2012 Voyager I became the first man-made object to enter interstellar space. ...

Knowing character when you see it

Personal political scandals have a typical script: penitent wrongdoer is diagnosed with a previously unnoticed medical condition and, almost miraculously, ...

Ask Mom

Our species can do many thing the others can't. Three of them are inquire, remember and reminisce. On this Mothers Day, we ought to do all three.
Few people ...

Ignorance can help bring measles back

The infectious disease measles was declared "eliminated" in the United States 14 years ago, thanks to widespread vaccination, but that doesn't mean it is ...

 
 

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