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A mom's questions of time

Jan 29, 2015 - By Clair McFarland:  I think I need a wormhole at 4 in the morning

Time is speeding up.
Whether this is true objectively or subjectively depends upon whether I've lost ... [more]

Solution vs. problem

Jan 29, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  The same-sex marriage bill being aired in the Legislature doesn't have much going for it

There can be a tendency among Wyoming legislators, ... [more]

Force and law enforcement

Jan 28, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  RPD report shows value of experience and the need for governments to prioritize it

There is good news in the Riverton Police Department's year-end ... [more]

Getting the chances I didn't

Jan 27, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva:  I'm trying not to miss my daughter's activities

While sitting on the cushioned seats of the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theatre at Central Wyoming ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jan 27, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Time well spent?
Let's hope the Wyoming Legislature doesn't have to spend much time at all "debating" the place the jackalope deserves in the statutory ... [more]

A woman's life well worth emulating

Jan 25, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:  I knew Valoy Maddock through coaching her sons

I don't remember who gave her the nickname "Flo" but it seemed to fit. 
Flo actually was Valoy ... [more]

Medicaid talks

Jan 25, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  When only politicians object to something, it is fair to question the rationale

After a couple of years of bobbing and weaving over the expansion of ... [more]

Newspaper awards

Jan 23, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Seven news staff members combined for 12 awards in state competition

The Wyoming Press Association conducts an annual awards contest for Wyoming ... [more]

The downtown Dubois rebuild

Jan 23, 2015 - By Chris Peck:  After the fire, distinctive Western theme can be restored

Stewart's Trapline Gallery has always been a must-stop on my visits to Dubois.
I visited ... [more]

Drones and the law

Jan 22, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wyoming legislators are right to tackle the issue early on

Wyoming never could be accused of being a state which over-regulates private affairs, but ... [more]

Purpose can come any time in life

Jan 22, 2015 - By Betty Starks Case:  In fact, sometimes it arrives more than once

Yes, the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots football teams will soon be vying for the top spot in ... [more]

Debate on your terms

Jan 21, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  State of the Union gave battered Obama an opportunity to try

You've got to hand it the president. He wasn't facing favorable conditions Tuesday for ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jan 20, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Warming up
This often is the time of year the words "January thaw" are printed in this space -- if we're fortunate, that is. Mark this as one of those ... [more]

Miscalculation

Jan 18, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  The terrorists who slaughtered the cartoonists have created a monster

The miserable human beings who committed the cold-blooded murders last week in ... [more]

Democrats are good for the gun biz

Jan 18, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:  Take it from a gun owner -- I know.

It's not something they'll admit in public or especially at a gun show but a couple of my friends who are ... [more]

Where is life's time card?

Jan 16, 2015 - By Chris Peck:  Parkinson's finally took a good brother-in-law

It's late, and I'm up and can't sleep.
You've been there.
Usually, it's something that's stuck like ... [more]

Thinking smaller

Jan 16, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  There is more to storing Wyoming water than creating a lake 50 miles long

One exciting element of a new legislative session is that ideas that have ... [more]

My personal silver linings

Jan 15, 2015 - By Clair McFarland:  In new year, I am inspired by impressive women

2014 was a fun and hectic year -- life-altering in many ways. When I consider the self I was before ... [more]

Fiscal microscope

Jan 15, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  In the proposed Vision 2020 analysis, revenue estimates are a good place to start

Wyoming legislators are speaking dire words of warning as the new ... [more]

EPA's odd behavior

Jan 14, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Why would it back off Pavillion water but not the reservation border dispute?

For some time now,  Fremont County citizens following the ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jan 13, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Winter chill
A couple of months ago we speculated that the five-day chill the Riverton valley experienced in the first half of November -- six full ... [more]

Before 'bullying' was a buzzword

Jan 11, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:  I'm not saying we liked it, but we did learn how to put an end to it.

The NFL and NCAA used up their entire quota of public service announcements to ... [more]

Recalculation

Jan 11, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  The changing dynamics of Keystone XL

In all the talk and backtalk about the proposed Canada-to-Gulf-of-Mexico oil pipeline in recent years, a couple ... [more]

A 100,000-mile search for shoes

Jan 9, 2015 - By Chris Peck:  Fort Washakie native's beaded heels feature prominently in museum

Teri Greeves grew up on the Wind River Indian Reservation -- and now she's hit it ... [more]

Miserable fate

Jan 9, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Community mustn't brush aside two hypothermia deaths

It ought to be troubling to note that two men in our community have, apparently, frozen to death ... [more]

Resolving to appreciate good health

Jan 8, 2015 - By Betty Starks Case:  Welcome, 2015! And I do mean welcome!
If our family is typical of 2014's ending, most of the local population must be ready for a new start.
To begin, we ... [more]

Enough pin-balling

Jan 8, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wyoming would benefit from a comprehensive transportation policy

Highway safety in Wyoming surely is the subject of some of the most disjointed and ... [more]

Doing away with ticket quotas is right move

Jan 7, 2015 - Ed Fowler, Riverton:  Editor:
I would like to thank State Sen. Eli Bebout for his putting a stop to the quota system the Wyoming Highway Patrol was using to evaluate its officers. ... [more]

Scaffolding on the dome

Jan 7, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Does it signal something for the new Congress convening this week?

Is it illustrative in some way that the U.S. Capitol dome is encased in ... [more]

A big press breakdown, but the show went on

Jan 6, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  On Nov. 28, our printing press broke down.
Among the many things conspiring to make a newspaper publisher's hair gray -- or, in certain cases, fall out -- ... [more]