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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 ...

In training as a damsel in distress

Last weekend, for the second time, autumn lost the game against our aggressive and early winter.
This holds certain adventures for the optimist -- the event ...

Simple ingredients

Homecoming week reminds us how easy it can be to maintain community ties

High school Homecoming week is a time for nostalgia, among other things. ...

Baby's plane merged with Pegasus

Well how did you like the drizzly, wet, snowy and broken-tree month of September? It certainly was a September to remember.
It was also a month that brought ...

We innovate

That's been the history of newspaper publishing, and don't forget it

A hot word these days on the lecture and banquet circuit is ...

Poll: Most want debt limit raised

WASHINGTON -- A majority of Americans want Congress to raise the nation's $16.7 trillion debt limit and would blame Republicans if it isn't, according to a poll ...

Tuesday notes

Rare weather
No records could be kept on this sort of thing, but we venture to say on this Tuesday that rarely, perhaps never, in the history of ...

There are no PACs for the poor have no PACs

Among the citizens who qualified for food-stamp assistance last year were 5,000 Americans serving on active duty in the U.S. military defending their ...

Only the ignorant cast history aside

Bulletin: We aren't the first people to have walked the Earth.

It's a natural to assume you're the first person to ever experience something. It's a ...

The wide array

Three decades of Student of the Week

Student of the Week is about to begin its fourth decade.
On page B-6 of today's edition, you'll find the second ...

Police, keep hands off our smartphones

Once they place a suspect under arrest, police in many parts of this country are allowed to search the contents of his or her mobile phone --including text ...

Obamacare quagmire

Wyoming is in a position to help its citizens, and it ought to do it

So far, so congested.
Such is the experience of many Americans in accessing the ...

This year's early snow was trouble, but the storm 30 years ago was even worse

Yes, last week's heavy, wet snow was a damaging surprise. But do you recall one dubbed "a late summer snowstorm" by The Ranger on Monday, Sept. 13, 1983?
We ...

Be ready this time

Incredibly, another heavy snowstorm's arrival is imminent

You know all those public service announcements about "winter preparedness"?
Well, nights ...

In praise of the one-shot hunts

Wyoming leading the way on a positive path

Let's take a moment to salute one-shot antelope hunts.
Both of them.
That's right. The Lander One-Shot ...

Champions

There haven't been many in RHS boys sports, so celebrate the golfers

State championships for Riverton High School sports teams have been rare through ...

Charm can only go so far

NEW YORK -- How long does it take for a charm offensive to wear thin?
By the end of a long week of glad-handing at the United Nations, even Iran's new ...

 
 

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