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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 Randy Tucker
Mar 17, 2019

Clay Spencer looks squarely at Dean Beck and says, "All I need was the boy being accepted, he's my collateral." As Spencer exit's the dean's office, the ...

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 ...

Robert H. Peck
Mar 15, 2019

Part 1 It was the eve of my first big academic conference as a university faculty member, and I was packing. I'd travel from Iowa City to Pittsburgh, ...


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 ...

Betty Starks Case
Mar 14, 2019

I think I see spring in the distance. Recent snowstorms have been brief, leaving buttermilk patterns on our lawn the following day, and disappearing entirely ...

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
Mar 13, 2019

By now even the most absent-minded clock setters among us have remembered to "spring forward," that is, set their clocks one hour ahead to usher in Daylight ...

By Steve Peck
Mar 12, 2019

In the winter of 1980, a great horned owl appeared on our family's property on West Main in Riverton. I was a dissatisfied college-age person at the time, ...

By Steven R. Peck
Mar 12, 2019

Jobless figures There wasn't much worth celebrating in the most recent unemployment statistics for Fremont County. As regular readers know, the Wyoming ...


By Randy Tucker
Mar 10, 2019

My grandfathers taught me many lessons, always in his own unique style. Eugene Gasser was a horticulturalist at heart, an arborist really. His patience with ...

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 Robert H. Peck
Mar 8, 2019

In the basement of the family house in Riverton is a chalkboard. Over the years of my life, chalk has been added to it: drawings of life events, friends ...


By Steven R. Peck
Mar 8, 2019

One good thing the unexpectedly cold weather lingering into March has permitted is the continued operation of the "Tonkinfeller" ice-skating rink on the old ...

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 Clair McFarland
Mar 7, 2019

A better newspaper moralizer would call that angry rap song worthless, but when it came on I was back in your hand-me-down shirt and shoes, bobbing my head ...


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 Randy Tucker
Mar 3, 2019

The wind woke me up early Tuesday morning. These days I'm always up and around by 4:30 a.m., but this time it was closer to that magic hour of 3 a.m. The ...

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 ...


Robert H. Peck
Mar 1, 2019

When I was a little kid, I would rig rooms in tape and string, running them across the space wall to wall, imagining a complex machine or elaborate fort. The ...

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 Randy Tucker
Feb 24, 2019

As Americans we like to streamline everything. Keep it short, keep it simple, don't write it above a fifth-grade level -- that sort of streamlining. Studies ...


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