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Schools in Cowboy State need more 'cowbell'

Christopher Walken

CASPER, Wyo. — Every time I am absolutely convinced that Utah is indeed the Crazy Capital of these here United States, something happens to remind me that — as bad as it is here —...

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Schools in Cowboy State need more 'cowbell'

CASPER, Wyo. — Every time I am absolutely convinced that Utah is indeed the Crazy Capital of these here United States, something happens to remind me that...


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UTA buses may get folks hot under the collar

Apparently, this heat is making everybody cranky. The latest victim of the current heatwave? One very angry Utah Transit Authority bus driver. Just the other day,...


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Like it or not, same-sex marriage ruling all about love

After reading quite a few reactions to Friday’s Supreme Court decision allowing same-sex marriages throughout the land, the piece I most identify with comes...


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Only in Orem: 'White Night' a delight at the ballpark

No one would ever accuse this stuff of being Shakespeare. Or Hemingway. Or even Dr. Seuss. I wanted to get that disclaimer out of the way early, before anybody...


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Mounted posse struggles with quality, quantity

This isn’t your typical western. Mostly because — in this story, anyway — it’s hard to know who’s wearing the white hats and...




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This celebrity interview is the cat's pajamas

As a practicing journalist, I’ve interviewed my share of interesting celebrities over the years. Isaac Asimov. Rosemary Clooney. Gene Simmons. The Smothers...


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Inaugural 'Oopsies' honor TSA, prison, water in Syracuse

It’s time to present our inaugural Too Err is Human Awards. The awards, informally known as the “Oopsies,” are given out to individuals or...

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Schools in Cowboy State need more 'cowbell'

CASPER, Wyo. — Every time I am absolutely convinced that Utah is indeed the Crazy Capital of these here United States, something happens to remind me that...