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By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 18, 2020

-- We make fun of it sometimes, but we'd be lost without good committee work -- When an average person considers what it might be like to serve in the ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 17, 2020

Tuesday notes Mostly nice November After having a day on Saturday with some of the worst whether we might fear for November -- screaming winds and plunging ...

By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Nov 15, 2020

Private Harkness has a shoulder wound. MASH 4077th is out of anesthesia, and Dr. Hawkeye Pierce must operate using just a local anesthetic. As the surgeon ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 15, 2020

We human beings, with our big brains, our memories, our abilities to react and adapt, and the subtleties of our reasoning powers, also have a striking capacity ...

By Clair McFarland
Nov 12, 2020

Every night I look for Capella. The autumnal star flashes red and green on the horizon: a blip, a flutter, a furious blinking in opposing colors. She ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 12, 2020

One of the characteristics of our Wyoming elections - indeed, many probably would call it a benefit - is that we are not hamstrung by an unending rounds of ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 11, 2020

Fifty years ago today, on Veterans Day, the last of the great allied leaders of World War II died. "DeGaulle is dead," read a headline, "and France is a ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 11, 2020

Fifty years ago today, on Veterans Day, the last of the great allied leaders of World War II died. "DeGaulle is dead," read a headline, "and France is a ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 10, 2020

Tuesday notes November Our long and gradual fall, punctuated as it was by a couple of winter-like spasms over Labor Day and it mid-October, now seems to be ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 10, 2020

Anyone who is not alarmed by the drastic rise in coronavirus infections in Fremont County, Wyoming, and the nation certainly ought to be. Hospital space in our ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 8, 2020

What has played out in recent days, as mailed presidential votes have been counted in painstaking fashion, instantly and forever places the election of 2020 in ...

Robert H. Peck
Nov 6, 2020

I'm spending some time in Chicago right now, and it makes me think --as so many things do -- about pizza. I feel somewhat distant from the pizza debates my ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 6, 2020

Oops on Amendment A We got it wrong when we wrote yesterday that Constitutional Amendment A "passed pretty comfortably, both in Fremont County and ...

Betty Starks Case
Nov 5, 2020

How do I write a column when I'm starting it the day before the historic 2020 election? And the pandemic rages on. . . Number 1, I don't feel led to comment ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 5, 2020

Election notes (part 2) Council flip In a municipal election process that pits the same two candidates against each other in both the primary and the ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 4, 2020

Waiting to vote People voting at the Fremont Center building at the county fairgrounds in Riverton had an experience few, if any, ever had seen before in ...

By Steve Peck
Nov 3, 2020

Predicting election outcomes is an easier task than, for example, picking football games. Elections happen only every two years, not every week. By the time ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 3, 2020

We vote (if we haven't already) The term "election day" has fallen somewhat out of fashion because so many people voted early this year.Tuesday, Nov. 3, now ...


By Randy Tucker
Nov 1, 2020

We were obediently following the directional arrows on the floor as we grocery shopped last week. When you follow the traffic flow indicators it sometimes ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 1, 2020

If you're turned off by the presidentialportion of the election, please take part in the rest of it A not uncommon statement around the country from ...

Robert H. Peck
Oct 30, 2020

q Proper candy selection is of vital importance to Halloween, and it isn't as simple as going for the cheapest bulk item available. It's the most ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 30, 2020

The most enjoyable and traditional activities anticipated on Halloween aren't advisable in 2020. Getting together in big party groups, or knocking on the ...

By Clair McFarland, Staff Writer
Oct 29, 2020

Sometimes an object will break your heart. For me it's the sippy cup. I was an authority on sippy cups from the age of 12, when my youngest sister started ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 29, 2020

If you have been to Yellowstone National Park during the summer visitor season in recent years, then you probably can identify with the wise-guy nickname often ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 28, 2020

As predicted, Fremont County no longer leads all Wyoming counties in coronavirus infections accumulated since mid-March. Albany County was the first to catch ...

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 ...


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