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Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 24, 2019

Longtime TV watchers of "a certain age," as we say, might remember the 1970s comedy and variety program "The Flip Wilson Show." The show featured a live ...

By Randy Tucker
Dec 22, 2019

My brother-in-law Matt has worked for United Parcel Service for 35-plus years. A standing joke of Matt's is that he now works for Amazon. It's a sentiment ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 22, 2019

Perfect light We make it ourselves this time of year - and celebrate True, celestial, scientific winter, as defined by the sun and Earth, arrives on the ...


Robert H. Peck
Dec 20, 2019

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and that means cookies. Be honest with yourself: You know you like a good Christmas cookie, even if you promise you ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 20, 2019

The decision by a couple of high school kids on a school dress-up day to wear long white robes with hoods that reminded some people of Ku Klux Klan attire was ...

Betty Starks Case
Dec 19, 2019

It's getting mighty close to Christmas. So if you don't have time for shopping now, there may still be a gift beyond measure you can create for someone you ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 19, 2019

One of our informal sources of what people are talking about around town comes from our front-counter at 421 E. Main, where at least a couple dozen come in to ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 18, 2019

Happy holidays? Not for everybody. Not always. The joyous nature of the holiday season is invigorating and inspirational for many of us, but not everyone sees ...

By Randy Tucker
Dec 17, 2019

There wasn't much exciting going on in Crane Hall at the University of Wyoming back in the 1970s.It was a throwback dormitory without individual sinks, no ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 17, 2019

Not even winter yet Strictly speaking, it's still autumn. But that season gave up all pretense some time ago, opened the front door, and let winter hustle ...

Randy Tucker
Dec 15, 2019

From local business owners I often hear a lament that is reflected in comments by business people across the nation as we travel. "You just can't find good ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 15, 2019

Commemorations and observances this week in our state are noting the 150th anniversary of women's suffrage. Suffrage is an old-fashioned word which simply ...


Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 15, 2019

True, celestial, scientific winter, as defined by the sun and Earth, arrives on the shortest, darkest day of the year. It's happening today. It's our darkest ...

Robert H. Peck
Dec 13, 2019

Driving back from Wyoming to Iowa a few weeks ago, I put on some holiday music. I used the online app Spotify to choose it for me. It can create lists of ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 13, 2019

What do you do when you don't get to complain about the thing you wanted to complain about? You complain about it. The chairman of the House Committee on the ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 12, 2019

It's cold, of course. Yes, the roads probably are slick. And it gets dark almost before the sun goes down this time of year. In spite of it all, this still ...

By Clair McFarland
Dec 12, 2019

I've been in love with you all along. It started 10 years ago, when I reached for a mug on the topmost cupboard. The usually effortless stretch that ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 11, 2019

Check out the number of donors and volunteers who gave of themselves to make the annual Key Club Thanksgiving meal deliveries succeed again this year at ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 10, 2019

Wintry pre-winter About six weeks ago we posed a simple weather question. When the record-setting cold snap arrived in the last week of October -- barely a ...

Randy Tucker
Dec 8, 2019

Twenty years, and more than a thousand columns ago, I wrote about taking my son Brian on his first deer hunt. The differences between a 13-year old boy and a ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 8, 2019

No one has ever counted exactly how many letters Santa Claus we've published through the years in our annual Christmas greetings edition. Not to get too ...


Robert H. Peck
Dec 6, 2019

q Often there isn't enough good stuff to supply a whole year. If you're doing any holiday shopping or gift-giving in the next few weeks, particularly for ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 6, 2019

We are just about at the end of the week. Soon we will be nearing the end of a month. We are almost at the end of the year. And one more thing: We are ...

Betty Starks Case
Dec 5, 2019

Recently, I read a magazine article on "Late Bloomers" suggesting that "blooming" has no deadline. I like that. Gives me a chance to overcome my ...


Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 5, 2019

By now, many readers have seen the startling video footage of the three citizens in London who confronted a knife-wielding terrorist on London Bridge. They ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 4, 2019

On to the Judiciary Committee And, some tickets remain for Saturday's Bar J Wranglers show The 300-page impeachment investigation report on Donald Trump ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 3, 2019

White Thanksgiving The headline over our main news photo on the front page today says "Digging out." No translation needed there. Thanksgiving week 2019 ...


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