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By Robert H. Peck, Staff Writer
Sep 22, 2017

Maybe you've heard this legend of the space race: the Americans, desperate to write in antigravity but thwarted by the ink in their pens rising away from the ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 22, 2017

Ask anyone involved in economic development, and you'll hear the same thing: Rule No. 1 - preserve what you already have. Over the past week, since Riverton ...

By Clair McFarland
Sep 21, 2017

Tomorrow's the equinox, and that means fall. Fall into flannel shirts, viscous cider, flexing breezes, and long, dark nights. Late Monday we could feel ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 21, 2017

The President of the United States risks stepping into a quagmire through the mixed signals he is sending to the so-called "rogue" nations of Iran and ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 20, 2017

We've all heard of, and many of us have tried, the high-energy beverage in the skinny can called Red Bull. But I'm here to tell you about another new energy ...

 
By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 20, 2017

Weather permitting, the huge reconstruction project of North Federal Boulevard in Riverton is going to begin soon. The machines will be arriving any day now. ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 19, 2017

No fair, Ma That was a dirty trick Mother Nature played last week in choosing homecoming week in both Riverton and Lander to deliver the only period of ...

By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Sep 17, 2017

As a little kid I walked the aisles of Safeway with my Grandma Gasser. She could still walk in those days, and to say she was a discriminating shopper would ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 17, 2017

We started our newspaper's Student of the Week program in 1983. Today it resumes for year No. 35. It will culminate in May with the announcement of the 10 ...


By Robert H. Peck, Staff Writer
Sep 15, 2017

Can there be a more sobering, sombering local tragedy than the homecoming parade being called on account of rain? I suppose apple pie is on the chopping block ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 15, 2017

It would be callous to make too much of it, but hurricanes aren't bad for Donald Trump. The United States has been struck by two such storms in the past 30 ...

Betty Starks Case
Sep 14, 2017

"On the road to nowhere." That was the front-page headline of an out-of-town article not long ago on the town of Pavillion, Wyoming. I graduated high school ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 14, 2017

Wouldn't you know it? West Nile is back. Last week we ran a page-one story with a big headline telling readers that the number of mosquitoes in Fremont County ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 13, 2017

What began as a rumor Mondaymorning became a confirmed piece of very bad news by that afternoon. An anchor Riverton business is being lost. The owners of the ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 13, 2017

Still summer Ninety degrees after Labor Day? Our annual meteorological question this year has brought its frequent answer - no. That's not to say, ...


By Robert H. Peck, Staff Writer
Sep 8, 2017

Readers may remember a time I wrote in this column about hesitance to put jalapeno peppers into an omelette. Those days have passed. I've developed a real ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 8, 2017

The long-standing school calendar in use by Fremont County, Wyoming, and the overwhelming majority of the nation was conceived nearly two centuries ago in ...

By Clair McFarland
Sep 7, 2017

My aunt came to visit for the eclipse. Now, my mom has furnished me with some awesome aunts. There's one who always encourages me - from within her tiny ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 7, 2017

The City of Riverton is about to make public intoxication a so-called "jailable" offense. Some might view it simply as a crackdown on the drunk and disorderly ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 6, 2017

My older brother Chris Peck's marriage to Kathleen Duignan 40 years ago this week in Sun Valley, Idaho, on a perfect September Saturday, was a landmark ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 6, 2017

Colleges and universities enjoy their traditions at football games, homecoming festivities and commencement exercises, but as a general rule they are not ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 5, 2017

Labor Day Your daily newspaper staff is grateful for the day offMonday. We don't observe most of the other three-day weekend holidays in our office, ...

Paid Obituary
Sep 3, 2017

Fred Santee, 65, of Riverton ascended into Heaven on Saturday, August 26, 2017, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, WY. A celebration of his life will ...

By Robert H. Peck, Staff Writer
Sep 1, 2017

As we enter September, the Major League Baseball regular season nears its close. It's bittersweet. Mostly bitter, though, because I have to find something ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 1, 2017

It's always tempting - and reassuring - for us in Wyoming to compare mental notes with the plight of natural disaster victims in other places. This week the ...

Betty Starks Case
Aug 31, 2017

Are you a horoscope reader? A believer? I read mine now and then just for fun. Do you suppose it might teach me something if I gave it a chance? A recent ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 31, 2017

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke probably caught a few people off guard last week when he decided against rescinding national monument status for more than ...


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