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Smile because it happened

Maybe it's a sign of advancing age, but I've been to an inordinate number of funerals this summer. As the common cliché rings out, the only two things in life ...

Four words

In the hot summer of 1963, Martin Luther King talked about his dream
Most people living in America today were not yet born when Martin Luther King Jr. ...

Volunteers, performers, patrons all made River Walk a succes

Editor:
During a conversation one day, someone asked of a new resident, "Why on Earth would you move to Riverton, Wyo., except for work?"
During the summer, ...

Thanks for the fodder, residents

Residents rely on law enforcement to respond to any request for help within Fremont County. And dispatchers receive all kinds of calls - including some that ...

City traffic

A new municipal ordinance changes things for collection and enforcement

It probably came as a surprise to many Riverton residents to hear that the ...

In Egypt, choices for the U.S. run from bad to worse

The bloody images coming out of Egypt invite Americans to pick white hats and black hats: to punish the generals who staged a coup and killed many ...

Finding ourselves in the newspaper

"Sometimes I can hear those old newspapers talking."
That line came from a character in a summer theater performance by the University of Wyoming's Snowy ...

Eyes wide open

Soon enough, Internet crimes will be less amusing and more troubling

We quote from The Associated Press:
"A judge has set an Oct. 9 trial date for a ...

Mexico right in wanting to open oil industry to investors

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto still needs to fill in details about his intriguing proposal to open up more of Mexico's energy industry to foreign ...

What everyone 'knows' of Wyoming

Not very much, judging by an online search.

Many Americans couldn't find Wyoming on a map.
Most likely, few of our fellow citizens around the ...

Critics carrying the day

If there are supporters of a single director for the county museums, they are keeping quiet.

On the single-director concept for the county's museum ...

Three years out, Cruz is a 2016 force

Ted Cruz is on a roll.
The tea party firebrand from Texas has been in the Senate all of seven months, but he's already looking like a strong contender for the ...

Tuesday notes

Still the season
No, last week's day or two of cooler, damper weather didn't mean summer was over. This week's hot, dry, smoky weather proves it's ...

Leroy changed a lot of lives

For decades, he was exactly what kids needed -- and they loved him for it.

It's almost rhetorical, nearing the edge of reason as much as the old ...

A decent, genuine class act

That's former President George H.W. Bush in a nutshell.

Tom Rosshirt, a friend of mine, was a White House speechwriter for President Bill Clinton. ...

The PAWS dip

How long will it take for someone to blame it on Cindy Hill?

By now, anyone who still cares has heard that scores in the Proficiency Assessment for ...

Jackson Jr. got softer fall than he might have

"I grew up in a house with great expectations. Everything I do has a mark of excellence on it. I did what my community said do -- go to college, get a degree, ...

Riding with the Rangers: Blueberry ice cream, Martha Raye, and a young man named Island

At a recent Sunday afternoon reception for former Riverton resident Jan Saban, who gave so much for so long to youth activities in Riverton, visitors got to ...

All hands on deck

Job Corps is happening because local government kept the feds on track

It's an established fact that local government is the most responsive form. ...

There is sense in de-escalating 'war on drugs'

Attorney General Eric Holder's speech Monday to the American Bar Association in San Francisco was a bit like hearing from a stockbroker after trading has ...

 
 

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