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By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 12, 2021

Flocked This time of year virtually no one would claim truly to enjoy cold mid-winter temperatures and 15-hour nights, but one of the characteristics of our ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 7, 2021

Our nation witnessed an experiment in mob rule Wednesday. A horde of goons stormed the United States Capitol while the U.S. House and Senate were in session ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 3, 2021

Perhaps it's not true that everybody is an expert on something, but it is true that everything has an expert. That means there actually are experts on the ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 30, 2020

Shipments of the two approved coronavirus vaccines are making their way to Wyoming, but the numbers are pretty small. That's partly because we are a ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 29, 2020

Holiday housekeeping Your daily newspaper staff appreciates the rare three-day Christmas weekend. We pulled it off by publishing on Monday last week, the ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 27, 2020

Who wrote the best-known poem by an America? We don't mean to start an argument here, but for our money the answer is Clement C. Moore. And one of the things ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 10, 2020

President-elect Joseph Biden said before the election that he would be bound and determined to nominate cabinet officers and appoint senior administration ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 9, 2020

Chuck Yeager is dead, and he is receiving admiring and affectionate tributes around the country. He earned them. The world-renowned test pilot, who decided ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 8, 2020

Mild Christmas Mother Nature's mild run-up to Christmas continues. Day after day, we experience calm, stable weather -- very cold in the mornings but sunny ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 6, 2020

Our 68th Christmas edition is near, so write in by Dec. 18 Santa Claus reads the local newspaper. It's true. He's a subscriber. It's a lifetime ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 1, 2020

Holiday housekeeping First up, your daily newspaper staff appreciated the day off last Thursday. It gave our hard-working bunch a chance to observe ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 29, 2020

Eight years into important discussions about how county and municipal law enforcement in Fremont County might find ways to cooperate with Wind River Indian ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 22, 2020

The Wyoming Supreme Court carries a lot of clout in our state, and it exercised some of it last week. Due to the spiraling coronavirus upturn in Wyoming there ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 19, 2020

Central Wyoming College learned this week that money it had requested under the CARES act to create and equip a small television studio at the Wyoming Capitol ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 18, 2020

-- We make fun of it sometimes, but we'd be lost without good committee work -- When an average person considers what it might be like to serve in the ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 17, 2020

Tuesday notes Mostly nice November After having a day on Saturday with some of the worst whether we might fear for November -- screaming winds and plunging ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 15, 2020

We human beings, with our big brains, our memories, our abilities to react and adapt, and the subtleties of our reasoning powers, also have a striking capacity ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 12, 2020

One of the characteristics of our Wyoming elections - indeed, many probably would call it a benefit - is that we are not hamstrung by an unending rounds of ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 11, 2020

Fifty years ago today, on Veterans Day, the last of the great allied leaders of World War II died. "DeGaulle is dead," read a headline, "and France is a ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 10, 2020

Anyone who is not alarmed by the drastic rise in coronavirus infections in Fremont County, Wyoming, and the nation certainly ought to be. Hospital space in our ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 8, 2020

What has played out in recent days, as mailed presidential votes have been counted in painstaking fashion, instantly and forever places the election of 2020 in ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 6, 2020

Oops on Amendment A We got it wrong when we wrote yesterday that Constitutional Amendment A "passed pretty comfortably, both in Fremont County and ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 5, 2020

Election notes (part 2) Council flip In a municipal election process that pits the same two candidates against each other in both the primary and the ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 4, 2020

Waiting to vote People voting at the Fremont Center building at the county fairgrounds in Riverton had an experience few, if any, ever had seen before in ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 3, 2020

We vote (if we haven't already) The term "election day" has fallen somewhat out of fashion because so many people voted early this year.Tuesday, Nov. 3, now ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 1, 2020

If you're turned off by the presidentialportion of the election, please take part in the rest of it A not uncommon statement around the country from ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 30, 2020

The most enjoyable and traditional activities anticipated on Halloween aren't advisable in 2020. Getting together in big party groups, or knocking on the ...


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