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Up, down up

Revenue projections make budgeting a chore

Sometimes when we are living through extraordinary circumstances, we are so busy dealing with them that ...

Still, and always, part of Wyoming

Fremont County did well to find a burial place for unclaimed

The burial of the "unclaimed remains" touched me.
You saw ...

Eureka -- a budget bill

Wyoming U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi had a pivotal role, as he will going forward as well

Lo and behold, the U.S. Congress has passed a full budget bill for ...

Thirty years in the making

We have a new Shoshone National Forest plan, but it took awhile

Congratulations to the U.S. Forest Service and the State of Wyoming for signing a new ...

Strange sounds, strange causes

One of them emanated from my own pants pocket

It's true. I was hearing strange sounds.
Some were voices. Some sounded more like a gnawing mouse. ...

Old West crime

Livestock theft is a growing concern in Wyoming and the West

Cattle rustling? Really?
Really.
When the Wyoming Legislature's committee on ...

Tuesday notes

Not using 1 percent money
The City of Riverton is not -- repeat, not -- using money from the optional 1 percent sales tax to pay for the DuraPatch ...

Stacks and scrubbers

A big oil refinery is going try to comply with new pollution rules

Last week the owners of the big HollyFrontier oil refinery in Cheyenne announced ...

Cancer spreads inside the body and out

The Pulitzer Prize-winning book "The Emperor of All Maladies -- A Biography of Cancer" is a riveting work full of triumph and tragedy.

Physician and ...

The art of nursing

Thursday's pinning ceremony showed some of our community's very best

Florence Nightingale, the woman who is credited with establishing and ...

Dylan can't sing a lick, but so what?

In a society where the older too often are relegated to being forgotten, shoved aside and minimalized, the enduring presence of Bob Dylan is a reminder that ...

Never-ending battle

Two significant drug busts in quick succession show the scope of the fight

Should it be considered a good thing or a bad thing that two large-scale ...

Parental milestone: Little League mom

Is that why my son is wearing a large leather mitten?

Life seems to throw a new milestone at me every week, and this week is no exception: I'm now a ...

Fight of the century?

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fell far short of living up to that title

Occupying part of the Riverton City Council's time in recent weeks has been the ...

Tuesday notes

May flowers
Those who look for small milestones of the season will note to the spring record that we seem to be having crabapple blossom season in the ...

The summer I built my own house

Twenty years later, the challenges and successes are still fresh in my mind.

You've probably already heard it. The biggest test for a marriage isn't ...

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 ...

 
 

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