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By Randy Tucker
Apr 11, 2021

We live in a time of constant connection. You can't seem to go anywhere without the omnipresent digital world clawing at you. In these times of modern ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 11, 2021

Well, the Great Public School Funding Shortage of 2021 must not have been such a big deal after all. The Wyoming Legislature adjourned Wednesday without ...

Robert H. Peck
Apr 9, 2021

This is an ode to the patience of plants, our most moderate of citizens. Spring beckons us all this April. We are lured out, bare-armed and blinking, to a ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 9, 2021

The ugly handiwork of the vandal with a can of spray paint was an evidence around Riverton on Thursday morning. The Riverton Police Department was kept busy ...

Betty Starks Case
Apr 8, 2021

We've just celebrated Easter. Outdoor temperatures are putting us all in a new mood after an unimaginable pandemic. Birds circle blue skies, ready to mate ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 7, 2021

Bad News April Something about the fourth month is fertile ground for terrible events We haven't studied the matter exhaustively, but years in the news ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 6, 2021

Wyoming Ma Nature timed beautiful weather for the Easter weekend, but the spring seesaw continues this week. Snow fell across much of Fremont County overnight ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Mar 30, 2021

Breezy? One of the great understatements of March 2021 came in a brief weather forecast that we noticed while putting together the Sunday "weather corner" on ...

By Randy Tucker
Mar 28, 2021

You get them, I get them, we all get them. And they annoy the dickens out of all of us. Spam calls surpassed regular phone calls in 2019 for the first time. ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Mar 28, 2021

When it wants to, the federal government trumps state and local governments virtually every time. While some in Cheyenne have disagreed in recent days when ...

By Randy Tucker
Mar 21, 2021

Solace, meaning a source of comfort or consolation, is a word that has less meaning, less value, than it once did. We live in an age increasingly devoid of ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Mar 21, 2021

Regional sports tournaments are time-honored and well-demonstrated sources of economic development in Fremont County. Or at least they were, before coronavirus ...


By Randy Tucker
Mar 14, 2021

I read the H.G. Wells classic "The Time Machine" in eighth grade, during a long interlude with science fiction as a junior high kid. The book was just one of ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Mar 14, 2021

We're in the midst of a nationwide observance called Sunshine Week, when local news organizations, led by newspapers, encourage both the public and local ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Mar 9, 2021

Weather swings The most unsettled period of weather in our calendar year is about to begin, and this week is providing the opening act. After starting out ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Mar 7, 2021

As the Wyoming Legislature plunges forward enthusiastically in its drive to create a "voter ID" law in the state, a question arises, or ought to. Why make it ...

By Randy Tucker
Mar 7, 2021

When I was a school teacher, a lesson I tried to instill in my math students was where and when to use a calculator, pencil and paper, mental math, or a ...

bett
Feb 25, 2021

"If I live to be a hundred, I will never know from where came those ribbons, lovely ribbons, scarlet ribbons for her hair." Remember that song? Well, next ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Feb 25, 2021

Necessarily, Wednesday's congressional hearing with U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy had a bit of an eyes-glazed-over quality to it. Take it from a ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Feb 24, 2021

The legislative committee that last week made the decision to recommend doing away with local government public notice requirements has made a mistake. If the ...

Robert H. Peck
Feb 19, 2021

My school teachers lifted me I consider myself pretty well off in life. That isn't to say I'm wealthy. Far from it. Being a public educator has never been a ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Feb 19, 2021

Riverton High School's newly announced Certified Nursing Assistant program -- perhaps "revived" is the better descriptor -- is a welcome and positive addition to ...

By Clair McFarland
Feb 18, 2021

Every two years, a first-grade teacher asks me for a love letter. "This is a special surprise for your child, so be sure and keep it anonymous!" The ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Feb 18, 2021

The cold-weather emergency in Texas is more than a typical case of warm-weather residents shivering when the temperature drops into the 40s. What's happening ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Feb 17, 2021

When times are tough, there always are people ready, willing and planning to make them tougher. Worse, one of the ways they often try to do it is undermining ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Feb 16, 2021

Shiver our timbers We're shivering through our longest period of cold weather of the season. After week of mild winter conditions, this is the real deal. ...

Robert
Feb 12, 2021

The cold is biting and unfriendly today. It will be so through the weekend. It won't last, but I can't help but think of weatherman Phil Connors's quote from ...


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