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Must everything be political?

Jul 25, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Driven by media commentators who need us to fight, we politicize almost everything

This summer a quarrel has emerged in Wyoming over whether it is ... [more]

A fair sales tax for online shopping is a good proposition

Jul 24, 2014 - By The San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News:  It's been nine years since Congress first took up online shopping's unfair sales tax advantage over brick-and-mortar retailers. But Virginia's Bob Goodlatte, ... [more]

Sometimes ordinary is pretty great

Jul 24, 2014 - By Betty Starks Case:  We'd all do well to celebrate the basics more often

"We're all so busy chasing the extraordinary that we forget to stop and be grateful for the ... [more]

Parade needs you

Jul 24, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Here are a few ways almost anyone can participate

The Fremont County Fair deserves a proper kickoff in the public eye, and the fair parade is a great ... [more]

Animosity in would-be peacemakers mirrors larger split

Jul 23, 2014 - By Laura King, MCT News Service:  CAIRO -- As U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry embarks on his latest Mideast mission, seeking to stem the escalating carnage in the Gaza Strip, he also wades ... [more]

Lend a hand

Jul 23, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Community events such as Riverton Rendezvous don't happen by themselves

For a community festival such as the just-concluded Riverton Rendezvous, ... [more]

Proving airliner claims won't be easy

Jul 22, 2014 - McClatchy Washington Bureau:  Until then, it is unlikely that anyone will be held accountable for the deaths of the 298 people on board.

WASHINGTON -- The downing of a Malaysian ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jul 22, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Au revoir, Rendezvous
Put Riverton Rendezvous in the memory banks for another year. It proved again over the weekend that it remains a vibrant summer ... [more]

Internal GOP squabbling in primary

Jul 21, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  The three candidates for governor can barely settle on one mutually agreeable debate site and format.

A favorite topic among political science ... [more]

Boundaries erased

Jul 21, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Sometimes, we must simply be citizens of one community

At times each of us claims citizenship  in a neighborhood, a congregation, a work force, a ... [more]

Solution to U.S. border crisis not quick or easy

Jul 18, 2014 - By The Los Angeles Times:  There have been some recent stirrings of reasonableness in Washington over the humanitarian crisis at the Mexican border, stirrings that should be supported ... [more]

Not exactly a relaxing weekend

Jul 18, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  How about this for a weekend of fun?
Take a day or two off.
Get out your bike, your hiking shoes, and your canoe.
Then, rise early to ...
- Trek 20 miles ... [more]

Our skyscrapers

Jul 18, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  For the 34th summer, hot-air balloons grace the local skies

Editor's note: This editorial on the Riverton Rendezvous balloon rally first ... [more]

We're jumping into the pool

Jul 17, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  I mean this both literally and figuratively

This week more than ever, I have been tempted to write from a well of cynicism -- to point out the darker ... [more]

Listing the mustang

Jul 17, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  If the wild horse truly is 'endangered,' it will take strong sales pitch to make the case

When we think of an endangered species, there are certain ... [more]

Drones' impact covers more than military success

Jul 16, 2014 - By Doyle McManus:  They may be an efficient way to kill terrorists, but they're no way to make friends.

The drone has become America's counter-terrorism weapon of ... [more]

Making it easy

Jul 16, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  From the looks of it, virtually all of the recent car burglaries were preventable

We have reported repeatedly in recent days on many automobile ... [more]

Obama may hold key to border fix

Jul 15, 2014 - By Alicia A. Caldwell, The Associated Press:  Some in Congress say wholesale legislative changes may not be necessary and that the president already has the authority to return the children to their ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jul 15, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Rainout
Not too many events get rained out this time of year in Fremont County (or any time of year, for that matter), but that is what happened Friday ... [more]

No budget is perfect

Jul 14, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  In our county this year, the big decisions weren't taken lightly

Another fiscal year budget is on the books for Fremont County. Statistically, we'll ... [more]

Florida governor's stumbles worry some in GOP

Jul 11, 2014 - By Brendan Farrington and Gary Fineout, The Associated Press:  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Republican Gov. Rick Scott is a multimillionaire and flies in a private jet, yet his campaign decided to criticize Democratic challenger ... [more]

Rules for pleasant family gatherings

Jul 11, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  They worked for me on the Fourth, and Labor Day approaches

The Fourth of July is in the rear view mirror for another year.
Now it's safe to talk ... [more]

Voting early

Jul 11, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Sometimes necessity requires it, but there are good reasons to wait

The 2014 Wyoming primary election still is more than a month away, but you can ... [more]

Lack of financial regs leaves U.S. too vulnerable

Jul 10, 2014 - By The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:  Six years since the financial industry had to be resuscitated by the federal government, the American economy still remains at risk from another catastrophic ... [more]

How we got from there to here

Jul 10, 2014 - By Betty Starks Case:  It's well worth remembering, even 238 years later

How old was our country on its last birthday?
Did I hear someone moan, "History ... boring ... ... [more]

Our summer festival

Jul 10, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Riverton Rendezvous truly comes close to 'something for everyone'

One of the tired-out phrases employed to promote an event or destination is ... [more]

Kids at the border

Jul 9, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Finally, something to get the nation's attention on our immigration predicament

Amid the steady drone of political posturing on immigration reform of ... [more]

Consider possibilities, in the sky and elsewhere

Jul 9, 2014 - By Carl Manning:  I was talking to a fellow the other day about this monthly column, and he told me enjoyed reading it but that sometimes it gets a little bit too complex. I ... [more]

How can the same person run for office under two names?

Jul 8, 2014 - By Rex D. Flemish:  Editor:
How can the same person run for two different offices under two different names?
I do not know Valaria Whiteman (Valaria Cardenas), but I do not ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jul 8, 2014 - Steve Peck, Publisher:  Thermometer
Sure enough, the weather got hot. It took a bit longer than most of us expected, but the odds were in favor of it. Strongly. This is July. ... [more]