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Tuesday notes

Season's greetings
The first day of summer isn't until a week from Sunday, speaking officially. But the first day of "summer" was Sunday. The ...

Welcome home

Fifty years later, too many Vietnam veterans are still waiting to hear those words

There's a reason Wyoming's thousands of Vietnam War veterans chose ...

Adventures in house-building, part 2

June 1995 was a month that featured two emergency room runs and two close calls.

Much like this year, the rain gradually came to a halt by June of ...

A rule is a rule is a rule

But even the best one can't cover everything

Recently I completed the coursework in Bureaucracy 101.
Being schooled in the frustrating vagaries of ...

Lights out

Thursday's outage wasn't a big emergency, but we showed our stuff in handling it

The power failure that affected much of Riverton early Thursday ...

To the Belmont

Here we are again, focusing our national eyes on a racehorse

A full American generation has passed since a thoroughbred racehorse last won the Triple ...

Little boys and days in June

They have much the same temperament

June days were made for children, particularly little boys.
The perfect match is in the endless light hours for ...

If the creek rises

We've seen what flooding can do here, so take warnings and instructions seriously

This is a dry part of the United States of America when statistics, ...

Tuesday notes

The halfway month
It's our first Ranger of June, the month whose end brings that halfway point of the year, daylight until 9 p.m. and the arrival of ...

Airport tax

It's an option that merits consideration as solutions to local air service are sought

This whole idea of paying an airline to provide decent service ...

The many meanings of 'harvest time'

Whether you're an overstuffed robin or a prudent businessman, when the opportunity arrives you take it.

Two robins so full they couldn't fly greeted ...

A night in the castle, 35 years later

It had been that long since I last slept in a college room

I have spent exactly two nights in a college residence hall in the past 35 years, six ...

Odd Fellows

The handsome little cemetery on Riverview Road still needs caretakers

No one whose Memorial Day observances this week included a visit to Mountain ...

Lugar's list

The retired Republican senator scores lawmakers on cooperativeness in legislation

What does a retired U.S. senator do after six terms in office? In ...

Impact, emotion and appreciation

The feelings mix freely at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

It calls to you. It haunts you. It won't let you go.
For many years that's been the effect ...

State hosts

If the 1-A basketball tournament is available, then Riverton ought to explore hosting it

The Wyoming High School Activities Association recently ...

Tuesday notes

We live in a sunny, semi-arid climate, but things have been going strongly against that pattern in recent days. Rarely will we see a wetter ...

Understanding the dead

That could be Memorial Day's best mission

Our newspaper was the first in Wyoming to become a member of The Associated Press. That was in 1953. ...

Three early champions of life

Seeing the child of a friend do well is a joy almost as great as watching your own child succeed.

Memories can betray you at the most inopportune ...

Who's listening?

National Security Agency phone spying hard to package politically

It's now been more than two weeks since a federal court ruled that the federal ...


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