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Sorrows, but not threats

The Dallas and Baton Rouge police killingsanger us, but they needn't frighten us

A second mass shooting of police officers in a week's time has ...

Tuesday notes

Monday'sblast-furnace conditions were the introduction to what is predicted to be a blistering week of hot weather in the Wind River Basin. If ...

Cops are people not superheroes

Among their many challenges is a huge wall of mistrust in many American cities.

Watching tragedies unfold in real time on one of the myriad 24-hour ...

More new guidelines

Wyoming doesn't have much patience with the educational standards it sets for itself

A consistent bone picked with those in Wyoming, both elected and ...

Through the pages of the past

New names and faces emerge and carry us forward

I've taken at least a thousand trips down the stairs to the Ranger's basement for a look through ...

I never knew Betty's, but I know pizza

The Betty's Pizza reunion in Riverton this week is admirable for many reasons.
It's a chance for old friends and classmates long separated to see each other ...

Still here

At reunion time, what we seek is a bit of timelessness

If youare a graduate of Riverton High School, then this weekend is for you.
There's a ...

Our skyscrapers

For the 36th summer, hot-air
balloons grace the local skies

Editor's note: This editorial on the Riverton Rendezvous
balloon rally first appeared ...

Snow bears, minus the Novocaine

A trip to Denver needed some clarification by Mom

Last week, The Husband and I got to take our boys to Denver for some days of fun.
The ...

Two presidents in Dallas

Reading their words, it's hard to tell who said what

Tuesday in Dallas, two Presidents of the United States appeared on the same stage. They were ...

Tuesday notes

A breather
July 11 gave us a gift, a break from what had been a July of hot temperatures and too many days of dry winds as well. That last windstorm ...

President Nichols

Only one person in Wyoming runs a university, and she is doing the right things getting started

The University of Wyoming went a decade without a ...

It's a big country out there

We saw some real differences during a trip back east.

PNC Park, home of the National League Pittsburgh Pirates, was rocking with a capacity crowd to ...

Our test

America's greatness is eroded by the numbing effect of mass killings

No one could say definitively when the first person asked, "What is this country ...

Roses, pills and planning

This year, they all are parts of a summer's day

Looking about this mid-summer morning, I see both good and not-so-good.
On the plus side, my ...


Riverton's 36th such celebration comes during a fun, busy time of year locally

It will never be mistaken for New Orleans at Mardi Gras time, but ...

Talk about Wyoming

It would be a novel approach for candidates inFriday'scongressional forum in Lander

A couple of candidate forums for Wyoming's soon-to-be-open ...

Tuesday notes

Independence Day
Thanks for the day offMonday, although we did have several news staff members working Independence Day weekend events. We didn't miss ...

Cavalry to the rescue through Birdseye Pass

Sergeant Ricks.
Wind River Canyon is blocked by a rock slide. Do you know the old stage coach road to Thermopolis through Birdseye Pass?
Yes, ...

Cat heads and hush puppies

Both were part of Grandma Sally's cuisine, and they were marvelous.

Basking in the July heat marks the halfway point between Wyoming's main seasons, ...


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