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Mar 14, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Creative approaches in construction and staffing hallmarks of new K-3 plans

Fremont County School District 25 in Riverton is taking an ingenious ... [more]

CIA vs. Senate is a mess, and it might even be more than that

Mar 13, 2014 - The Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram:  Government spying from Washington has become government spying on Washington and may have escalated into a full constitutional crisis.
That's how Senate ... [more]

The Husband's best body part? I've come to realize it might be his ears

Mar 13, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  Last week, The Husband was compelled to leave town for work. He did so with regret and concern, as it would be my first series of evenings without his help ... [more]

Beer tax bill fails

Mar 13, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  But the legislation fared better this year

Well-meaning supporters of increasing the malt beverage tax in Wyoming have taken another run at the idea ... [more]

Do Republicans know their own party's resolutions?

Mar 12, 2014 - Robin Berry, Cody:  Editor:
Who are the Republicans these days? Are they the elite who seclude themselves from the everyday man? Are they the quiet folks whose only political ... [more]

Air passengers ought to be screened for identity too

Mar 12, 2014 - By The Chicago Tribune:  If you want to board a commercial airliner anywhere in the world, you can expect pretty much the usual drill: Show identification and boarding pass, empty your ... [more]

Not alone in the universe?

Mar 12, 2014 - By Carl Manning:  I am glad people like reading this monthly column in The Ranger and that you tell me that you read it. Nice to know.
I listen to a lot of public radio and ... [more]

Take it easy

Mar 12, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Let's all decide here and now to take the Federal/Monroe road work in stride

By now you have noticed, or soon will, that a very busy portion of a ... [more]

Democrats go courting as U.S. Senate control hangs in balance

Mar 11, 2014 - By Doyle McManus:  Nearly a generation ago, MSNBC's Chris Matthews coined a description of our two political parties that may turn out to be his most enduring contribution to ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Mar 11, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Winter resurgence
Always thinking ahead, the stalwart editorial writer produced the following words Monday afternoon: "Spring doesn't arrive until the ... [more]

Ignorant, arrogant and proud

Mar 10, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  Too often, that's the basic profile of John Q. American Public.

We live in an era of sound bites, largely devoid of context, substance or ... [more]

Why minimum wage threatens GOP

Mar 10, 2014 - By Mark Shields:  A frank admission: Political reporters, including yours truly, absolutely cherish exit polls of voters on election day.
Why? Because the people who are ... [more]

EPA opposition

Mar 10, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Outcry over the Indian reservation border ruling is louder because of who made it

If the recent opinion by the Environmental Protection Agency that ... [more]

County's wellness program for insured workers a good step on a difficult path

Mar 7, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  Would you pay more to be fat?
Conversely, would you like to pay less out of pocket for your health insurance if you are living a healthy lifestyle?
Fremont ... [more]

More CWC sports

Mar 7, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The announced expansion brings more than rah-rah benefits to campus

This week's announcement that Central Wyoming College is expanding its collegiate ... [more]

Congress as a group falls short of its members

Mar 6, 2014 - By Lee Hamilton:  At a public gathering the other day, someone asked me how I'd sum up my views on Congress. It was a good question, because it forced me to step back from ... [more]

Figuring out who we are

Mar 6, 2014 - By Betty Starks Case:  "Who I Am."
The subject is an assignment for the upcoming meeting of our Westword (not misspelled -- we're just creative) Writers group.
I'm expecting a ... [more]

Justice center money

Mar 6, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Wyoming Legislature has come through, so let the earnest planning begin

Fremont County got wonderful news this week when the Wyoming Legislature ... [more]

Russia sanctions easier said than done

Mar 5, 2014 - By Kevin G. Hall, McClatchy Washington Bureau:  The first step, a likely boycott of an international summit in Sochi, Russia, in June, is largely a public relations slap.

WASHINGTON -- As Russia ... [more]

March 5

Mar 5, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  It's our newspaper's birthday.

There had been numerous other newspapers in Riverton before March 5, 1953. On that day, the two survivors -- the weekly ... [more]

U.S. options on Syria all bad

Mar 4, 2014 - By Doyle McManus:  Faced with bad options in Syria, President Barack Obama is reviving a tactic he tried in an earlier war: leading from behind.
"Leading from behind," you'll ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Mar 4, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Lions and lambs
We've all heard the age-old proverb "March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb." Old sayings don't get to be old sayings for ... [more]

GOP testing more-positive waters

Mar 3, 2014 - By Carl Leubsdorf:  Last summer, House Speaker John Boehner sought to justify the minimal, often negative Republican congressional record.
"We should not be judged by how many ... [more]

When in doubt, just keep stalling

Mar 3, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  That's clearly the plan in Cheyenne over the Wyoming Supreme Court's ruling striking down SF104.

Horace Greeley is best known for his quote, "Go west ... [more]

Oscar night

Mar 3, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Find your favorite movie lines

The words and images from our favorite movies become part of our lives, our culture, our history and our nation. ... [more]

New food label a healthy update for consumers

Feb 28, 2014 - By The San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News:  The Food and Drug Administration has known for years that people who read nutrition labels eat healthier than those who don't.
But the FDA only last year ... [more]

Spelling champ, 40 years ago

Feb 28, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Forty years ago this week, my father took a picture. It's of me at age 12 (I became a teenager two weeks later), the day I won the Fremont County spelling ... [more]

State/federal cooperation

Feb 28, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  It works well enough on highway funding, which could be a model for Medicaid as well

Wyoming legislators are still tossing around the idea of finding ... [more]

Putin won the Olympics, but he lost Ukraine

Feb 27, 2014 - By Frida Ghitis, McClatchy Newspapers:  Russian President Vladimir Putin wanted the Olympics to showcase his New Russia. The Sochi Olympics ended peacefully, and the games unfolded without any ... [more]

Our own Olympic events

Feb 27, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  We're talking some gold-medal couch leaping here

Last week was entertaining. My home is not Olympus, or even Sochi, and yet my oldest child has won a ... [more]