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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 ...

More than acreage

The sugar beet story this year is a lesson to outsiders on ag realities

Staff writer Eric Blom's recent story on sugar beet production in Fremont ...

Congressional debate vital as decisions on Syria are made

As Americans grapple with their feelings about a U.S. military attack in Syria, it is fitting that President Barack Obama has asked Congress for ...

The triumph of Diana Nyad

What did you do over the Labor Day weekend?

Should a grown man admit to tearing up when listening to the epic swim of Diana Nyad?
Probably ...

Rest in torment

Ariel Castro, the Cleveland kidnapper, is dead, apparently by his own hand

Ariel Castro is the man in Cleveland, Ohio, who kidnapped three young ...

Tuesday notes

Labor Day
Thanks for the day off for Labor Day. Monday isn't a publication day for us any more, but it usually is a work day. We kept the doors locked ...

Carriers of the 'Rolex gene'

Too many politicians are affected -- both Republican and Demo

Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., was given two and a half years in prison ...

The fibs come from all sides

From "news" to entertainment, what's wrong with the truth?

I found a 1943 Army Air Force survival manual in a pile of old books at the Army surplus ...

Selling alcohol on the reservation

It was banned for a reason, and there ought to an equally good one to reinstate it

For the first time in decades, there is real discussion about ...

New regulations on hiring veterans and disabled are a noble objective

In a week when the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington helped refocus the nation's attention on jobs and equality, the Labor Department issued new ...

Riding with the Rangers: Summer cukes and zukes and Jerry Garcia

Lew Diehl and Charlie Treber have been keeping The Ranger office in fresh vegetables this month. Charlie (a nickname for Mary) works here. Lew is a frequent ...

Emergency training

This week's drill was planned, but sometimes responders use a 'live' call for extra practice

You might have wondered why emergency personnel ...

Economy won't improve until wages do too

Do you feel like you're working harder than ever, but your pay isn't keeping up? That's probably because you are -- and it's not.
A new study by the Economic ...

What if the twins are female?

I know girls can be complicated, because I was one

These words are being written on Friday night.
I'm writing this column a little early --so shame ...

Action in Syria

The prospect raises many questions with few obvious answers, but it might be done anyway

All signs point today to the likelihood of U.S.-led military ...

'Meth math' looks bad for Wyoming

Lecturing drug addicts is about as successful as talking to your dog -- they may listen, but like Fido, they can't understand.

When Timothy Pitt first ...

Yes, but ...

Fifty years after the March on Washington, let us not surrender to self-congratulation

Fifty years after the upheaving March on Washington in 1963, a ...

 
 

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