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Riding with the Rangers: The things some people do when it's Mining Edition season

Jun 18, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  I've got a fair number of Ranger Mining Editions under my belt, but a visitor to this office on Tuesday has me topped. And he's got some skin in the game -- ... [more]

Tilting toward Wyoming

Jun 18, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Whatever the energy demand, we are likely to be the one to fill it

This is some state we've got here.
Most of us know that already, but the annual ... [more]

Obscure export-import bank ignites battle

Jun 17, 2014 - By Rob Hotakainen, MCT Washington Bureau:  Critics say it's corporate welfare, unnecessarily putting taxpayers' money at risk.

WASHINGTON -- At roughly $25 a pop, there's good money to be made ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jun 17, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Summer is near?
Four days before the official start of summer, we're not getting very summery weather. These cool, mostly cloudy days aren't what we're ... [more]

Bureaucracy's boring old battles

Jun 15, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Our nation's quagmire of legal hurdles and safeguards is one of life's great annoyances.

Sometimes you just need to vent your frustrations. Experts ... [more]

The Dad questionnaire

Jun 15, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Use part of this day to understand the old man a little better than before

Several times now we have mentioned the office visit of a teen-ager a few ... [more]

Equating patriotism with murder

Jun 13, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  The most troubling part of all the recent public shootings is that they now border on being normal.
It's just weird what we've come to accept.
The news ... [more]

Troubles in Iraq

Jun 13, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Everyone sees what is happening, but what to do about it is another matter

The most benign word that could be used to characterize growing unrest in ... [more]

Considering father-son bond

Jun 12, 2014 - By Betty Starks Case:  What do you know for sure about the relationship between fathers and sons?
With Father's Day coming up on Sunday, I felt I should write on the subject at ... [more]

Governors and EPA

Jun 12, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Opinions in the West aren't unanimous, but they might be the basis for consensus

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead and his fellow Western-state governors spent ... [more]

See the 'gas globulars' in June sky

Jun 11, 2014 - By Carl Manning:  June is a good month to see one of the most impressive regions of the Milky Way. MS and M13 are two of the brightest "gas globulars" in the night sky, and they ... [more]

Cantor's defeat

Jun 11, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Is it an aberration or a signal?

There may have been bigger election-year upsets in modern American politics than the one that took place Tuesday in ... [more]

Debt prevention even better than debt relief

Jun 11, 2014 - By The Kansas City Star:  Student loan debt is forcing millions of Americans to live with the brakes on. President Barack Obama on Monday announced a step that will help some of those ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jun 10, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Vote for me
Thankfully, political season still starts a bit later in Wyoming than in most other states, but it most definitely has arrived. Expect ... [more]

In politics, it's smart to welcome converts

Jun 9, 2014 - By Mark Shields:  Long before he teamed with Erskine Bowles, a Democrat and former President Bill Clinton's White House chief of staff, to lead the bipartisan commission on ... [more]

About that Thermop A&W ...

Jun 9, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  The news is a a lot better than I reported three weeks ago.

"The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated," the legendary author and ... [more]

Fight or die

Jun 9, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Horror, heart and heroism characterized the allied landing on D-Day 70 years ago

Nothing against today's combat soldier, who puts his life on the ... [more]

What if Bergdahl were your son?

Jun 9, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  You'd probably want no stone left unturned to free him

Did the President break the law by making the trade?
No, I won't be going to Hailey, Idaho, ... [more]

A valued service

Jun 6, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Public reaction to losing alley trash collection shows it is valued highly

The Riverton City Council apparently has been getting an earful from alley ... [more]

Is all this construction a plot?

Jun 5, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  This June has brought a few interesting things into my life, including a miller (the insect) who likes to fly out of my medicine cabinet in a rage, a ... [more]

On your feet

Jun 5, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Falls at work are a major problem, but usually they are preventable

When the topic is workplace safety, the average person probably thinks about ... [more]

The Belmont

Jun 4, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  For a few weeks this spring, there's something to root for with no strings attached

One reason there is so much interest in this Saturday's Belmont ... [more]

No easy job for Spain's new king

Jun 3, 2014 - By Ana Lazaro Verde and Hubert Kahl, MCT News Service:  The Spanish monarchy was for many years the country's most popular institution, but now only about one-third of Spaniards approve of it.

MADRID -- ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jun 3, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Water watching
Central Fremont County dodged a wet bullet over the weekend when the Wind River stayed within its banks for the most part, particularly among ... [more]

One man with courage can make a majority

Jun 2, 2014 - By Mark Shields:  Even though the staff people who work on Capitol Hill voted him "the nicest" member of Congress, Rep. Walter Jones, the iconoclastic North Carolina Republican, ... [more]

A weekly column, 1,000 times over

Jun 2, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  From sports to history, education, inept politicians, and important people in my life, the source material never ends.

In recorded history there is ... [more]

Class mottoes

Jun 2, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Familiar themes are expressed; let opportunity be highest among them

High school seniors normally aren't called upon to express the profound, but at ... [more]

Criminal masterminds they aren't

May 30, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  The weird case of the fire at the Hitching Post Inn

Do you ever wonder about the way people think?
Particularly after they mess up.  Big time.
In ... [more]

VA secretary had been on borrowed time for a while

May 30, 2014 - By David Espo, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Republicans and Democrats alike want it both ways when it comes to any misdeeds at veterans hospitals, each side accusing the other of seeking ... [more]

Dumping dumpsters

May 30, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  If the City of Riverton follows through on its announced plan to eliminate trash pickup from alley "dumpsters" and require everyone to use curbside rollout ... [more]