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By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 9, 2019

Two papers in one First, we appreciate readers' patience as we published our unusual "Frunday" paper last week, combining the Friday and Sunday editions into ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 4, 2019

The Lander City Council and the Fremont County Commission have made a good, sensible move in deciding to contribute to another year of minimal revenue ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 3, 2019

Donald Trump had a fun weekend, traveling to some of his formulaic political rallies and boasting into microphones that he has been "totally exonerated" by the ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Mar 31, 2019

News from LaramieMonday morninglikely struck most people in the state as unexpected. University of Wyoming president Lori Nichols addressed the faculty ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Mar 29, 2019

In Riverton's post World War II era, which included the 30-year boom cycle of the uranium industry, a handful of titans emerged to build modern Riverton as the ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Mar 22, 2019

Even if you don't think of yourself as an investor, there's a fair chance that you are. Many people with a job these days have some stake in the stock market, ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Mar 21, 2019

Spring is here, but let's not be too quick to forget what could well be called Fremont County's championship winter. In smaller communities such as ours, ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Mar 20, 2019

There is a measurable sequence of planetary and solar system events which coincide this time of year to bring about the end of winter and the beginning of ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Mar 19, 2019

Tuesday notes Season Right on cue, Mother Nature is recognizing this spring-arrival week with the first period of extended mild weather we have seen in ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Mar 17, 2019

With funding sources less plentiful than they used to be, and with competition for the attention young adults greater than ever, the game is on for Central ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Mar 15, 2019

One of the sorriest statements about modern, developed society is that news of the latest mass killing somewhere on Earth now tends to be glossed over by the ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Mar 14, 2019

Unlike the previous campaign, no one can say with any certainty at this point who the Democratic presidential nominee is going to be next year. Only a ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Mar 10, 2019

When a Wyoming legislative session ends for the year, as the 2019 version did recently, it's understandable that most of the talk centers on legislation that ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Mar 7, 2019

We get an automatic e-mail from the Wyoming Highway Patrol when a traffic fatality is recorded in Wyoming. Over the weekend there were two more of those, and ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Mar 5, 2019

Tuesday notes Enough is enough OK, Mother Nature, we're approaching the second week of March now. Time to back off the Christmas weather. Yes, Sunday and ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Mar 3, 2019

Followers of Wyoming's politics and legislative process wondering whether new Gov. Mark Gordon would wield much authority in his first couple of months in ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Mar 1, 2019

Eagle-eyed readers will note that our volume and index numbers changed today. It's Volume 113, No. 1. It's our newspaper's birthday. The first Riverton-based ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Feb 27, 2019

Anyone pining for the good old days regarding the Tonkin Activities Center didn't find much of a foothold Tuesday night at the public information session about ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Feb 27, 2019

Donald Trump has been the most unconventional American president in the history of our modern understanding of the office. Wyoming gave the president his ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Feb 24, 2019

Tuesday notes Gavel down The Wyoming Legislature has reached its final scheduled week of the 2019 general session. There still are a few odds and ends to ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Feb 24, 2019

Stars said it On the day of Oscar night, here again, with some updates, enjoy an overview of the Oscars from the likes of Clark Gable, Marlon Brando (twice), ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Feb 20, 2019

Wyoming doesn't have a lot of Democrats, but we can be important in choosing the Democratic presidential nominees when the race is close. In 2008, Barack ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Feb 20, 2019

To fund or not to fund? Legislature's theatrics hang CWC equine center money in the balance Funding for the state's portion of Central Wyoming College's ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Feb 19, 2019

Not so frightful The weather forecast for the new week looked pretty ominous when it came out over the weekend - a return to Arctic-style chill with a heavy ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Feb 17, 2019

Rare is the legislative system that doesn't divide into factions, even when there is no obvious reason. The Wyoming Legislature doesn't have the Republican vs. ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Feb 15, 2019

Riverton public works director Kyle Butterfield used the words "heck of a fight" to characterize the long process through which Denver Air Connection finally ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Feb 14, 2019

After all these years, we humans still haven't closed the book on expressing our love for each other. And that's a very good thing. It's the effort that ...


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