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By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 25, 2020

An ongoing topic for social scientists, political scientists, economists, law-enforcement professionals, mental health workers, doctors and researchers in the ...

By Randy Tucker
Oct 25, 2020

Aunt Joy was my grandfather Forrest Tucker's sister. She and my uncle Burt lived in a ramshackle two-story house in Mariana, Arkansas. Their back yard was full ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 16, 2020

Wyoming has 23 counties, and all of them have experienced some level of coronavirus impact this year. From the start of the virus outbreak in the state seven ...


Robert H. Peck
Oct 16, 2020

Halloween is the best holiday, as I've explained in this space at least once before now. I've made my case, and I've made it well. Don't argue with ...

By Clair McFarland, Staff Writer
Oct 15, 2020

Having small children is like watching tiny drunk senators fight to the death over a candy wrapper. Sometimes the boys fight all-against-all. Sometimes ...

By Steve Peck, Publisher
Oct 15, 2020

Sasse and civics Our neighboring senator gives us something to think about -- in the abstract, of course --------- Ben Sasse, U.S. senator from our ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 13, 2020

Moving right along We've all heard the phrase "this will all blow over" and in fact probably have used it. There's rarely been a more graphic representation ...

By Randy Tucker
Oct 11, 2020

Americans, like their national government, are the most indebted people on the planet. With the average U.S. citizen having less than $400 available in ready ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 11, 2020

Wyoming legislators are fall on further erosion of public notices in newspapers. This time the target is the publication of the salaries of local government ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 30, 2020

Here's an idea for the Commission on Presidential Debates: Pull the plug. After what happenedTuesday night, what would be the point of having another one of ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 29, 2020

Tuesday notes October nears The last of the summer months ends this week, and it shows. The weekend just passed brought a clear snap of fall. We had a ...

By Steve Peck
Sep 29, 2020

We're about halfway between the Aug. 18 primary election and the Nov. 3 general election, and it's time to check the results of my pre-primary election ...


By Randy Tucker
Sep 27, 2020

Perhaps it is inevitable this time of the year, but thoughts range from the melancholy to almost despair for many people as the summer comes to an end. The ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 27, 2020

Even red-state America ought to understand the decent, fair things she accomplished --------- There isn't much any local editorial writer can add to ...

Robert H. Peck
Sep 25, 2020

When the COVID outbreak began last March, I had not yet taken down my Christmas tree. Obviously, this is an embarrassing revelation. IR00;know. I should have ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 25, 2020

Central to questions about getting American life back closer to normal as the coronavirus pandemic continues was how our fall sports seasons would, or could, ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 22, 2020

Autumn The autumnal equinox arrives this year on just about the latest day at possibly can. Some years it can be as late as Sept. 23. The sun crossed the ...

By Clair McFarland, Staff Writer
Sep 17, 2020

Is it time for a duel or is the air just smoky? The colors of natural light filtering through pervasive wildfire smoke inspire bravado. As does that gawking, ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 17, 2020

Election oversight A respected Republican suggests forming a national panel to keep an eye on things A conservative Republican who served Indiana in the ...

By Randy Tucker
Aug 30, 2020

My mind wandered as I pulled up the hill west of Hudson watching the cars and trucks ahead of me vie for position before the four-lane changed back to two. ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 30, 2020

Fremont County's commercial airport is getting a new name. The decision makes sense, and has made sense for a good while already. Riverton Regional Airport ...


Betty Starks Case
Aug 27, 2020

I may be in over my head, but I believe this matter may be important to the overall health of a number of citizens. Because of the COVID-19 virus, many in ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 27, 2020

When someone says something to the effect of "this is crazy weather we're having," usually the remark comes in reaction to a wild winds, a hail storm, a ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 26, 2020

The new Riverton Medical District didn't get the answer it wanted from the State Loan and Investment Board earlier this month when it took its request for some ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 25, 2020

Hazy days "Summer and Smoke" is the title of a play by the brilliant and melancholy Tennessee Williams. It also could be the subtitle to late August 2020 in ...

By Randy Tucker
Aug 23, 2020

There always will be winners and losers. As we continue this strange trip through the end of the second decade of the 21st century, the winners and losers over ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 23, 2020

As if our schools already weren't little social-science and public health-laboratories, they now are about to serve as our real-time workshops for managing ...


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