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Tuesday notes

Apr 1, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Tuesday notes

Lions and Lambs, revisited
Was that March going out like a lamb, as predicted in the old saying? Our March 31 won't be confused with ... [more]

Maybe the Dad Taxi Service is the way to gl

Apr 1, 2014 - Robert H. Peck:  It's cheaper to fly from New York to Islamabad and from Denver to Riverton
As an out-of-state college student, I've been affected several times by ... [more]

From innovation to inconvenience

Mar 30, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Once I ran to the mailbox hoping for a letter; today it's all junk
For much of mankind's existence the swiftest method of relaying a message was either ... [more]

Deputies and VINs

Mar 30, 2014 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  Why does a deputy have to do this menial task?
The Fremont County Sheriff's Office spends a lot of man hours checking vehicle identification ... [more]

Gradually, public warming more to Obamacare, polls demonstrate

Mar 28, 2014 - By David Lauter, McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- As Obamacare sign-ups hit the politically important threshold of 6 million this week, new polling has shown that the public has begun to warm a ... [more]

Where the halibut comes from

Mar 28, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  There's a seafood crisis worldwide, even in Wyoming

As a kid my favorite dinner was halibut with home-fried potatoes.
My mom discovered halibut ... [more]

Ag and the flag

Mar 28, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  If patriotism is devotion to country, then our ag people are true blue

Office conversation on why the Riverton Avenue of Flags was displayed in all ... [more]

NSA reforms a small step on right path

Mar 27, 2014 - By The Baltimore Sun:  Having conducted a months-long review of the issue, President Obama soon will announce a proposal to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of data ... [more]

One last (I hope) winter cold

Mar 27, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  I'm also battling the mom-guilt that goes with it

This week my words are borne upon a river of hot coffee and tea, and my head is in a cloud of ... [more]

John Philp

Mar 27, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The unassuming rancher from Lysite built an outstanding public career

John Philp made a good impression on people.
No doubt that is why an ... [more]

Riding with the Rangers: 'Doonesbury,' Calvin and Hobbes,' and when comics take vacations

Mar 26, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Years ago the idea of a newspaper comic strip taking a "vacation" was unheard of. These guys kept pounding out the strips day after day, year after year, with ... [more]

Electronic smokes

Mar 26, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  There is good reason to take a cautious approach to them

Officials in our schools, our public health offices and our regulatory agencies are taking ... [more]

Meet the millennials: More liberal, more optimistic

Mar 25, 2014 - By Doyle McManus:  The young are different from you and me -- unless, of course, you happen to be one of them.
If you're older than 34, I'm sorry to break it to you, but you're ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Mar 25, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Ready and waiting
It is still a bit early in the season to start resting easy regarding irrigation, streamflow, reservoir depths and residential water, ... [more]

Budget won't be reined in under Obama

Mar 24, 2014 - By Carl Leubsdorf:  An improving economy is reducing the current federal deficit has reduced pressure to do something now.

White House officials selling President Barack ... [more]

Every stalling tactic in the book

Mar 24, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  What the state is doing to keep Cindy Hill from returning to power would make former North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith and his four-corners offense ... [more]

Politics creeping in

Mar 24, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Not every elected office in Fremont County needs to be held by a politician

Election years give voters plenty to think about. The primary and general ... [more]

Fred Phelps was outclassed by those he asked us to hate

Mar 21, 2014 - By The Kansas City Star:  Fred Phelps's life work, if that's what hate-mongering can be called, depended on getting attention, so we will keep this short.
Phelps and his pseudo church, ... [more]

Sometimes, we need a referee

Mar 21, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  The dispute over the EPA ruling on the reservation's border fits that description.

My heart is with Keja Whiteman on this one.
The Fremont County ... [more]

Priority

Mar 21, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Friday's meeting on local air service was depressing -- but not hopeless

Air service is a community issue.
If a single thought ought to be carried ... [more]

See you Monday, Finnegan

Mar 20, 2014 - By Betty Starks Case:  Why it's good to be a little bit Irish every spring

St. Patrick's Day, spring, Son's birthday -- which do I write about? Or do they all blend together ... [more]

Congress can right itself, but it's time to begin

Mar 20, 2014 - By Lee Hamilton:  These are hard times for Congress. Our democracy's keystone political institution is widely derided as ineffective, unproductive, irrelevant, and sadly out of ... [more]

Seize the season

Mar 20, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Today ends an old-style winter that won't be missed very much

By the time readers see today's edition, winter will have ended across our hemisphere. ... [more]

Military sexual assault bill deserves passage in Congress

Mar 19, 2014 - By The Seattle Times:  So-called privileges of rank have taken on a perverse meaning in the U.S. military. Stunning tales of sexual assault at the highest levels of the service ... [more]

Maxfield isn't running

Mar 19, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Those who said the only reason he challenged term limits was personal benefit were wrong

When Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield filed suit in ... [more]

The dawn of Cold War II?

Mar 18, 2014 - By Doyle McManus:  Here's a chilly thought: We are seeing the dawn of a second Cold War between Russia and the West. But this one should be easier to manage than the first ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Mar 18, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Three words
That was a ferocious little snowstorm that arrived Monday night. A fast mover, it took the green right out of St. Patrick's Day and left a ... [more]

The rule of religion and politics

Mar 17, 2014 - By Mark Shields:  There is one iron rule regarding religion in American politics, and here it is: With only one exception, ministers, priests, rabbis, and imams -- men and women ... [more]

Pretty maids and spring days

Mar 17, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  There's a good reason the "farmer's daughter" became the feminine ideal.

The smell of spring is in the air, but it's the earthy, organic smell of ... [more]

Mead vs. Hill

Mar 17, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The governor has the best cards, but the superintendent loves to confound expectations

By all indications, Wyoming is going to have a high-profile ... [more]