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Farewell to 4-A

Riverton High School's basketball teams are in their final tour around the Class 4-A West

For more than 50 years the Riverton Wolverines have squared ...

Tuesday notes

By now you may have heard about the UFO reports in Fremont County. Authorities received many reports of a similar sighting. The ...

Coal's reprieve

The court slowdown of the Clean Power Plan buys some time, with no guarantees

The Wyoming coal industry got a bit of what it wanted Tuesday in a ...

Tuesday notes

Wyoming's Legislature is up and running for the next 20 business days, working to build the state's operating budget covering fiscal years ...

Thousands of kids through the door

A career dedicated to children and the future holds its own prize at the end.

Somewhere between the poem "The Road Not Taken" and the phrase "the ...

Super Day

Our great, unproclaimed national holiday is back (and so is the poem)

A food writer for the Tribune News Service last week was praising the joy of ...

The jumper

We all leave things behind in life; Kenny Sailors left us the jump shot

Virtually everything we see that isn't part of the natural world was invented ...

Democracy in odd action at my Iowa caucus

On Monday, Feb. 1, I participated in a presidential caucus in Iowa City, Iowa. My caucus was attended by 646 voters, a record-setting number for the precinct ...

Adventures in ice sculpture

In my first try at the discipline, I suffered for my art

I approached Saturday's ice sculpting contest a true novice.
I started out by dropping the ...

The nest egg

A needs-based budget plan could be a path to tapping the reserves

Tempting all Wyoming legislators who must begin dealing next week with the ...

What Erma knew about love

She and I both saw it through prism of a large family

Valentine's Day is coming soon, you say?
You must realize after all these years that I've ...

Riveted and repulsed

And this is just week one of the presidential primaries

All the political media world is abuzz two days after the Iowa caucuses and their fascinating ...

Don Ricks

Pete Peters and I always waved when we met on the highway.
He would be in uniform at the wheel of his Wyoming Highway Patrol cruiser. I would be pulling a ...

Tuesday notes

No shadow
Punxsutawney, Pa., is two time zones away from Wyoming. That must be why Punxsutawney Phil, the famous weather-forecasting groundhog, is ...

Sparing education

The governor makes a good case for protecting K-12 funding, even in down times

Rare is the year when the primary budget makers from the Wyoming ...

Not everything is a nail, is it?

But in this country, the hammer is the tool of choice.

"When the only tool you have is a hammer, it's tempting to treat everything like a nail." ...

Quoted in the news

The story could have been totally different, and we are all very thankful it turned out the way it did.
-- Boysen State Park statement, after a vehicle broke ...

Newspaper awards

Our newspapers took 21 this year

Late January brings the results of the annual Wyoming Press Association awards contest, and The Ranger and its ...

My two years of twinning

The kind of friendship the twins themselves share is, among us singletons, about as rare as seeing a unicorn in a tractor store.

My twin boys turned ...

Since Challenger

We rebuilt and resumed after the disaster, a good lesson to remember 30 years later

Eight decades past, when hydrogen-filled dirigibles were a ...


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