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 By Rex Clothier    Sports    December 14, 2017 

Wrestlers bring home wins

Bobcat wrestlers journeyed to Powell for their first competition of the season with a lot of... Full story

 

Wrestlers prepare

For the first time in many years the 2017-18 Bobcat wrestlers enter a season with a balanced... Full story

 

Community attitude

Occasionally thoughts more profound than, “What’s for dinner?” and , “Are you washing clothes tomorrow?” cross my mind. I visualize happenin...

 

Songs bring back memories

The other day while working out, my attention was suddenly focused on an oldie/goldie, “Donna”, that brought into my memory the picture of a...

 

Opportunities for all

A couple of weeks ago, I penned a salute to the liberals who had promoted some of the minor things we have in our country such as free public...

 

Idealistic progressives?

A friend of mine writing for the state paper concluded a litany of experiences growing up in the early days of the 20th century including the...

 

Bringing home a bit of Thermopolis

People who study cultures have often written and maintained the “territoriality” of groups they study. That seems to me to be a very elitist way...

 
 By Rex Clothier    Opinion    August 3, 2017

Do words count?

If we’ve heard it once, we’ve heard it repeatedly; words count. As a retired English and writing teacher, I’ve lost track of the times I’ve us...

 
 By Rex Clothier    Opinion    July 20, 2017

Peace of mind

Recently I had the pleasure of renewing my bridge partnership with a close personal friend from Worland. We competed (not too well unfortunately) in...

 
 By Rex Clothier    Opinion    July 13, 2017

Smile, you're on...

Last week I made the annual trip to PBS to watch their presentation of “A Washington Fourth.” I was particularly pleased that the “Beachboys”...

 
 By Rex Clothier    Opinion    July 6, 2017

Fishing for answers

Sixty plus years ago, Dad and I would arise at 4 a.m. in Torrington and have our lines in the water by first light at Glendo. We caught a ton (slight...

 
 By Rex Clothier    Opinion    June 29, 2017

School's out - school's in

Most teachers find after they have completed their Bachelors and spent a year in the classroom that it’s in their interest financially and...

 
 By Rex Clothier    Opinion    June 22, 2017

Living in an age of hate

The wounding of a Congressman should have absolutely shocked and disgusted the American people, but we have degenerated to the point that political...

 
 By Rex Clothier    Opinion    June 1, 2017

A neighbor or neighborly neighbor?

by Rex Clothier In 2003 when when my bride and I decided that this piece of Wyoming would be a good place to retire, and we found a cute little place...

 
 By Rex Clothier    Sports    March 9, 2017

Bobcat wrestling season wrap up

Six Bobcat wrestlers finished the season with more than half of their matches ending in victory. Leading the team were Cullen Becher (40-15),Koy Myers... Full story

 
 By Rex Clothier    Sports    March 2, 2017

Becher brings home medal from state wrestling

At the Wyoming State High School Championships Friday and Saturday, Star Valley claimed the 3A title by outdistancing Powell by more than 90 points...

 

Wrestlers head to state

Fourteen Bobcat wrestlers journeyed to Wheatland last Friday with state tournament qualifying on their mind, and nine of them got the task done....

 

Wrestlers head to regionals

With duals against both Lovell and highly rated Glenrock Thursday and Friday, the Bobcats faced a...

 

Winners don't ask how

President-Elect Donald Trump told his fans that if he won, he wouldn’t question the outcome of the election, but if he didn’t, it would be only...

 

Brief, concise and to the point

My freshman civics teacher, Mr. Cormack, assigned many writing projects throughout the year requiring him to repeat his favorite admonition to be...

 

Demand more from our leaders

Every few years, almost on cue, religion seems to enthusiastically enter politics as though this country should somehow become a theocracy with...

 

First Amendment my foot

Harvey Seidel has made the enforcement of laws through our legal system a First Amendment issue. His point is that the individuals moral sensibility...

 

What's not to like?

There was a time in my life when the three necessities were a roof over my head, food on the table and a beat-up, well-used baseball mitt on my hand...

 

The measure of a man

A poem I once read and taught from spoke to the heart about a trip by the poet to the home of his youth. In it, he spoke of how much smaller than his...

 
 By Rex Clothier    Opinion    June 30, 2016

In the spirit of the thing

Once, long ago, when managing a Junior Babe Ruth team (13-15 years old), I drafted a young man of limited talent and one arm. There were a couple of...

 

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