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The pendulum of the mind

As the wise man said, it swings not between right and wrong, but between sense and nonsense.

The lectures were a bit dry and the reading even more ...

One museums chief

Now that the decision has been made, address the primary concern of those who feared it

Fremont County's museum department is going to have a ...

Our Cowboys aren't the OK-State Cowboys

But issues raised in Oklahoma are worth considering everywhere

On a long drive home the other night, I switched over to sports radio and heard an ...

Syria deal is a longshot, but America has no choice but to try

The chances of striking a good deal over Syria's lethal chemical stockpile with the likes of Vladimir Putin and Bashar Assad lie somewhere between remote and ...

A grown-up crime

The Rails to Trails suspects are being treated as adults, and it is justified

Civilized society is uncomfortable with the idea of treating minors in ...

Farewell to a family summer

Summer is ending. In Wyoming, this translates to a few positives.
For one, our husbands, brothers, and fathers --who are actually polar bears in disguise ...

Soaker

In a rare period of rain, the songwriters have the words

"What is this, Seattle?" asked a Ranger news staffer upon arriving Thursday morning.
No, ...

Next summer, I promise to unplug

My summer vacation will be a break from my iPad and e-mail too
or so I say now.

I plan to remember this year's vacation season with just two ...

The president's hesitation

Obama might decide that the public relations campaign on Syria wasn't worth the trouble

President Barack Obama is going through a lot of political ...

Obama has tall order in selling public on Syria

WASHINGTON -- When President Barack Obama addresses the nation Tuesday in his bid for airstrikes against Syria, he will confront the most unfriendly political ...

Tuesday notes

Cooldown
Hot weather after Labor Day? Yes, indeed. We had at least three 90-degree days after last Monday's holiday, including a scorcher of 94 on ...

Marty Rana Brister

Marty Rana Brister, of Rawlins, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie after battling lung cancer. She was 50 years old.
Memorial ...

End-of-summer desk cleaning

Labor Day has come and gone for 2013. It signals the end of summer.
Cottages are closed, and schools are open. The days grow shorter and the nights cooler. ...

No looking back for Tad and Debbie

The only losers are the students who won't get a chance to know them.

Melancholy is a term often associated with the finality of the last act, the ...

Jail or else?

Fremont County is wise to consider expanding justice options for young and non-violent offenders

Fremont County is taking its latest step in ...

Public has a stake in lawsuit on surveillance

Microsoft's intention to move ahead with a lawsuit to force more information to be revealed about federal surveillance orders is welcome news for ...

Night skies amaze and humble

I get a lot of people telling me they read this monthly article about stars and that they enjoy it. I started caring for "Northern Rockies Skies" a year ago, ...

Staying out of Syria

There are many reasons, but a lack of strategic significance for the U.S. isn't one of them

As the United States lines up for expected military ...

No longer swearing by good old cursive script

For all the new things that schools will be called on to teach under the Common Core curriculum standards, it's a skill that has been omitted that is causing ...

Autumn's wonder awaits

There is food for the soul resting at your feet

You might think I'd been alerted to the wonders of nature by historian Ken Burns's great PBS series ...

 
 

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