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Aug 6, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Target: Potholes
There's more to fixing potholes than the average person might think. The City of Riverton will use its first chunk of optional 1 ... [more]

I got Indiana in a nutshell

Aug 5, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  The conversation started with sports, but it went a lot of other places.

As a tag-along at a classical education conference last month I had some ... [more]

Experts at budget time

Aug 5, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Increasingly, spenders and consumers see themselves as interchangeable

An increasingly apparent face-off in government at all levels involves those ... [more]

Mideast needs more than new peace talks

Aug 2, 2013 - By The Philadelphia Inquirer:  Can you blame Americans for not getting excited about new peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians? It's not that we don't care, but we know these talks ... [more]

A rock from a mountaintop

Aug 2, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  I know better, but it helps me remember a nice day.

It's confession time.
I took a rock from a national forest.
It's about the size and shape of a ... [more]

Guard reunion was fun, so let's do it again this year

Aug 2, 2013 - Terry TenBoer, Thermopolis:  Editor:
First Battalion, Forty-Ninth Field Artillery, Wyoming Army National Guard, predecessor to the current Second Battalion, Three-Hundredth Field ... [more]

Wyoming Wildlife

Aug 2, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The state-published magazine is under the financial gun, but it is worth preserving

When budget times are tough, hard choices have to be made. One ... [more]

Crackdown

Aug 1, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  So much for Egypt's first exercise in democratic government

The weekend crackdown in Egypt on supporters of ousted former president Mohammed Morsi ... [more]

Finding balance in curious case of Bradley Manning

Aug 1, 2013 - The Baltimore Sun:  There was no question that Pfc. Bradley Manning broke the law when he released hundreds of thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks. He admitted as much ... [more]

I love dance, even if I'm not much good

Aug 1, 2013 - By Clair McFarland:  Some important things can be accomplished under layers of lace.

Not long ago, I got to attend my youngest sister's dance recital.
It was fun, ... [more]

Think we've got troubles? Look at Europe

Jul 31, 2013 - Tom Lindsey, Cheyenne:  Just as in Washington, most politicians in Europe actually agree on some measures that would help solve their problems -- they just can't make it happen. ... [more]

Making the mail

Jul 31, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  We'll post our deadline performance on this page every day, starting now

We wrote earlier this year about a change in the post office's new deadline ... [more]

Search to locate Holocaust criminals is worth the effort

Jul 30, 2013 - The Kansas City Star:  Because there should never be a statute of limitations on genocide, Nazi hunters are launching what they call a "last chance" search for Holocaust-era war ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jul 30, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Cool, man, cool
Two words to describe the outdoor conditions for the first few days of the Fremont County Fair might be "deliciously cool." Fairgoers ... [more]

Three taken, leaving us behind

Jul 28, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  These are the kind of occasions that leaves us to ponder the imponderable.

Near the end of Kurt Vonnegut's novel "Cat's Cradle," a dialogue takes ... [more]

Republicans had best not get cocky

Jul 28, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  "The past is never dead," wrote Faulkner. "It's not even past."

Republicans who have not won a majority of the vote in a U.S. presidential election ... [more]

Our showcase

Jul 28, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Powered by people, the old fairgrounds come to life again

Far more than animals, arts and crafts, and produce are on display this week at the Fremont ... [more]

Swift and severe

Jul 26, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The perpetrators of Thursday's break-in and robbery will face stern consequences

An alarming view of an underside of Fremont County life felt the ... [more]

Poll: Americans want curbs on surveillance

Jul 26, 2013 - By David Lightman, McClatchy Washington Bureau:  WASHINGTON -- Americans are fed up with the federal government collecting information on their phone calls, emails and Internet use, and they want curbs on what ... [more]

Yes, this is beautiful country

Jul 25, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  But until last week, I'd never really seen it before

I'll declare at the beginning that this column involves a lot of hot air -- realizing, of course, ... [more]

Rewarding misbehavior

Jul 25, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  In NYC, at least, a sex scandal doesn't seem to matter much anymore

A curious development is emerging in light of the never-ending string of ... [more]

A twisted, modern 'Romeo & Juliet'

Jul 24, 2013 - By Chris Peck, Associated Editor:  Maybe that's what two Wisconsin teenagers thought they were just before the collided deliberately with a pickup truck on the Riverton-Lander highway last ... [more]

Enter the parade

Jul 24, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Fremont County Fair Parade is intended to showcase our best

"I love a parade!" exclaims the old song form the 1930s that still is heard at summer ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jul 23, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Sinks Canyon fire
A frank reminder of an rare unpleasant side of life in the West is being provided in close-up detail again this week via the wildfire ... [more]

The snake consuming itself

Jul 21, 2013 - Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  q Some Wyoming legislators have rushed headlong into the very acts they claim State Superintendent Hill is guilty of.

Perhaps the name Uroboros doesn't ring ... [more]

Donnybrook

Jul 21, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Liz Cheney Has a famous name, but beating Mike Enzi will require a bruising confrontation

All of a sudden, the national political news media are ... [more]

Our skyscrapers

Jul 19, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  For the 33rd summer, hot-air balloons grace the local skies

They say the first time two brothers named Montgolfier flew their hot-air balloon -- made ... [more]

Preparing for two 'bambini'

Jul 18, 2013 - By Clair McFarland:  Yes, I am pregnant again -- this time with twins

Although this is an unusual public proclamation, the reader must know that I'm expecting.
That is ... [more]

An accomplishment?

Jul 18, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Senate has little to boast about from Monday's filibuster deal

Anyone who follows the work of the U.S. Senate these days, regardless of political ... [more]

Immigration not so easy after all

Jul 17, 2013 - By Doyle McManus:  Debate this summer has highlighted divisions within Republican ranks.

For a moment there, immigration reform almost looked easy.
Republicans, ... [more]