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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 ...

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 ...

 
 

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