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By Randy Tucker
Oct 10, 2021

Online education is a great alternative to in-person instruction, but don't assume that it has the same quality as live interaction with a teacher or ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 10, 2021

When the Wyoming Legislature crosses most people's minds, thoughts of winter days at the Capitol building in Cheyenne come to mine most readily. Usually, ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 8, 2021

The Nobel Peace Prize was announced Friday, and two reporters won it. They aren't reporters who take a camera over to Kiwanis Kids Fishing Day on a Saturday ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 7, 2021

Help Avenue of Flags Any contribution is welcome to help volunteers meet the costs of buying, repairing and placing flags on Main Street and Federal ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 6, 2021

Quick -- name a Nobel Prize winner. It's not all that easy, is it? Some Americans probably would remember that Jimmy Carter, Al Gore and Barack Obama won ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 30, 2021

Do the American people support spending $1.4 trillion to build, rebuild and/or upgrade highways, bridges, airports, seaports, pipelines, transmission lines and ...


Clair McFarland
Sep 30, 2021

Hearing "Mountain Time" by Ian Munsick burst open the capillaries of my imagination. The song is about rushing home from a tour to be with one's love, but ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 29, 2021

"Food insecurity" is a nicer way of saying "hunger." Many Fremont County residents might not realize it, but there are significant numbers of people here who ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 28, 2021

Thanks, Ma There is no official, verifiable, unimpeachable way to determine what day of a particular year has the best weather. Not everyone even agrees ...


By Randy Tucker
Sep 26, 2021

September marks the beginning of hunting season in Wyoming, a time of harvest you might say. But it's not so much a harvest of wildlife, as a harvest ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 26, 2021

New enrollment figures at the University of Wyoming show a decrease of about 300 students this fall. The decline comes in the category called "returning ...

Robert H. Peck
Sep 17, 2021

Yes, I've shared this before, but recent SRIs (Sock Related Incidents) compel me to revisit the topic with readers. ---------- How many socks have you ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 17, 2021

The 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on 2001 sparked headlines and remembrances around the nation, including in Wyoming, just as it should ...

Robert H. Peck
Sep 16, 2021

When I was a history major at Yale, I took a class with renowned Cold War historian John Gaddis. The great professor has written and taught about the conflict ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 16, 2021

Football is back, with gambling now part of it --officially. That could hardly seem more strange to many longtime fans. Until very recent years, gambling on ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 15, 2021

Not long ago -- before this year, really -- the notion that a landslide-elected official in Wyoming, whose last name was Cheney, would face a big-money, ...

By Randy Tucker
Sep 12, 2021

How do you make a connection in time? If it's a past event, we all experience the sensation of nostalgia, some more than others, but it is a common human ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 12, 2021

In the days immediately following the terrorist attacks 20 years ago this week, the empty spaces on newspaper opinion pages challenged editorial writers. ...


By Steve Peck, Publisher
Sep 10, 2021

A week after the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001, I got into a car and drove from Riverton to New York City to see the attack site for myself. I had a ...

Robert H. Peck
Sep 3, 2021

q I first embraced the bird-watching hobby thanks to the red- bellied woodpeckers I saw in Iowa City. Returning to Iowa after 15 COVID-influenced months in ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 3, 2021

If you had a sore knee and began limping in order to "favor it," you might notice that your supposedly good knee starts to hurt as well, due to the extra ...


Clair McFarland
Sep 2, 2021

There's a drought in Fremont County because it only rains in my house. I've always been stubborn about the fact that my four sons are my main job. Yes, ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 1, 2021

Anyone who knows anything about the coronavirus pandemic knows that early last fall to the middle of last winter was the worst period of the whole coronavirus ...

Robert H. Peck
Aug 27, 2021

One question: Is 'lefty loosey, righty tighty' one of Newton's laws of motion? --------- Most things were pristine when I moved into my new house here in ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 25, 2021

Lots of communities, from the smallest to the largest, disagree with the population figure they are assigned by the U.S. Census Bureau every 10 years. ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 22, 2021

There's something prideful in census results. You just don't want to see your community shrink. That blanket statement might not apply to absolutely ...

Rober
Aug 20, 2021

I've spent the entire week moving into a new house here in Iowa City, where I've come back to teach at the University of Iowa after more than a year in Wyoming ...


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