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Nothing we can prepare for

Among nature writing, little comes close to Annie Dillard's accomplishment in her essay "Total Eclipse." While the depths it speaks to about our shared ...

Doing what we can

Rain or shine, the eclipse will happen, but can affect the experience down here

It may well be unprecedented in our newspaper's history to have made ...

Seeing what the moon can do

"Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle, the cow jumped over the moon . . . . ."
So goes a long-ago verse from one of the first books of "Mother Goose ...

Our example

In red-state Fremont County, our summer peace march defies the ugliness back east

This week's angry, vulgar, and altogether unseemly arguing about ...

Riverton's birthday

The big eclipse crowds are arriving as we note 111 years since the land lottery

The big crowds that are about to start arriving in Riverton to ...

Tuesday notes

We got the details wrong
First, a correction. Last Thursday's editorial, the latest in an occasional series about the value of public-notice ...

Inane obstacles at the DMV

In our zeal to protect ourselves from threats that don't exist, we've crossed the threshold from good sense to nonsense.

We the people... one man one ...

Paid obituaries

Beginning this week, they will be our newspaper's standard procedure
Over the past year or two, a couple of things have become apparent in the way our ...

Regulating garage sales

Let's be sure there's a significant community problem before writing new law
There are lots of garage sales in Riverton this time of year. Some ...

A weird monument to ingenuity

As baffling as the city of Las Vegas itself is -- a water-sucking, massively air conditioned, energy and labor intensive hole of vice located in one of the ...

Holly and her pigs at the fair

She finished last in market years ago, but there was much more to her experience than that.

You'll have to forgive me if I reminisce too much.
My ...

It's in the legals

Details on the Moneta Divide gas project appeared recently in a public notice ad

When you are curious about detail developments in the news, ...

Keep to the high road

'Fire and fury' threats on North Korea don't make Kim Jong Un look crazy, they make him look right

Immediately after Donald Trump threatened Tuesday ...

Tuesday notes

No rush
The calendar still says early August. Strictly speaking, we have only just passed the official halfway point of summer. Still, the weather the ...

Thinning and shaping the herd

Rodeo cowboys have body types matching their jobs, just as other sports do.

Watch a baseball team warm up. The kids who seem to walk with so much ...

The $19,000 spat

Continuing acrimony at the courthouse not likely to impress voters in 2018

Tuesday's confrontation in the Fremont County Commission chambers between ...

Fair memories, a scoop at a time

Saturday brings the Fremont County Fair's annual ice cream making contest, traditionally judged by the staff of this newspaper. I am driving back from Iowa to ...

Imagine the hours

The exhibits at the county fair are showcases of human effort

If you're looking for a mathematical brain teaser (and who isn't?), this might suffice: ...

When you speak filth, expect filth

Does it matter how we communicate? Or attempt to communicate?
Do words really have meaning? If not, what are they for?
I just received a new magazine issue ...

'The West Wing' test

The old TV show provided a notable model for White House chiefs of staff

"The West Wing" was a popular, critically acclaimed, very smart and acutely ...

 
 

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