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Learning to be thankful, not fretful

Nov 21, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  Too often we serve up a plate full of holiday anxiety

Do you have a doozy of a story about a bad Thanksgiving?
Sorry. I don't want to hear ... [more]

Power of the pen

Nov 21, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Executive orders from a president are nothing new in this country

As expected, President Barack Obama on Thursday announced his executive order on ... [more]

You need a Rambo in your life

Nov 20, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  Even if it's just to tackle a plumbing problem

It was on my heart to write something warm and inspiring this week, but there is something else that ... [more]

A plan with a chance

Nov 20, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Thanks to public comment, Boysen document is a better piece of work

It is an easy and common complaint to say the government "doesn't listen to the ... [more]

Allegation vs. verification

Nov 19, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  In the case of a bizarre death, we must take care to recognize the difference

Rarely has our newspaper published a headline to equal the one above ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Nov 18, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  We're still more than a full month from the winter solstice, but that fact of the calendar is meaningless as a practical matter. Winter is here, with a ... [more]

Gardening into gorgeous November

Nov 16, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  Last week I picked two tomatoes right off the vine, something unheard of in this state so late in the year.

I noticed our German short-haired ... [more]

More than Jackson

Nov 16, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The tourist area's airport figures skew Wyoming's air service picture

How could it be that in this period of near desperation among small airlines ... [more]

When you can say 'I made it'

Nov 14, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  Rarely does it happen without some obstacles

Recently I got a call that every parent of a grown child hates.
My son was on the line.
His job was ... [more]

20 years on

Nov 14, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The fabulous Riverton-Lander title game in 1994 is recalled Sunday

For once, the weather in Laramie on the first of two days of state-championship ... [more]

Lobbyists now practically the fourth branch of government

Nov 13, 2014 - By Lee Hamilton:  Because of its power to influence public affairs, the press has long been known as "the Fourth Estate." But I think the media may have been displaced. These ... [more]

Blessings, even in the bitter cold

Nov 13, 2014 - By Betty Starks Case:  Gratitude is a quality to be observed every day

I am writing on Monday morning, tuning into my creative thinking channel to decide on a subject for ... [more]

A chair for Enzi

Nov 13, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wyoming's senior senator has bided his time, paid his dues

There are pros and cons being discussed following the electoral takeover of the U.S. ... [more]

Pleiades on a fender in front of you

Nov 12, 2014 - By Carl Manning:  How one famous car company got its name and logo

I was reading an article on the debate over how far it is to the Pleiades stars, thinking it might ... [more]

Soldiers House

Nov 12, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Fremont County has a welcome new addition to health care for veterans

Anyone who saw the crummy-looking old house that Charlie Wilson wanted to ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Nov 11, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Quite a change
Rarely will we witness and shiver through a more drastic transformation in weather than the one taking place over the past day or two. ... [more]

Autumn in the afternoon

Nov 9, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  I'm finally enjoying the season again just as I did as a boy.

There is a distinct smell to autumn.  I first noticed the aroma as a junior high school ... [more]

An end is not a win

Nov 9, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Cindy Hill saga may be dissipating, but its long-term lesson mustn't be lost

Last Tuesday the person who will replace Cindy Hill as Wyoming ... [more]

State firmly in Republican hands

Nov 7, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  Should there be a place for an alternative in Wyoming?

The Republicans cleaned up this week in Wyoming cities and towns.
The state got redder -- and ... [more]

Down in flames

Nov 7, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Amendment A on university trustees was routed by voters Tuesday

- One of the great bad ideas in recent years, at least in the eyes of the voters -- ... [more]

Halloween costume of the year

Nov 6, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  Take note for next year, everyone: Finn-o is the thing

November is here. Halloween is over. We have reached the portion of autumn not enshrouded in ... [more]

Names and numbers

Nov 6, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  General election post-mortem, part 2

So much for the impact of Taylor Haynes on the general election for governor. After getting as much as 7 percent ... [more]

Voted and counted

Nov 5, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Election-night post-mortem, part 1

Fremont County's election season is over for 2014. Tuesday's vote settled things for at least another two years -- ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Nov 4, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Fall back
Tell the truth. Did you remember to "fall back" Saturday night, or did you wake Sunday and gradually become aware that something wasn't quite ... [more]

All over but the voting

Nov 2, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Tidbits and trivia from this year's ballot

When Election Day arrives on Tuesday, Fremont County voters will be presented with 151 ballot options. Not ... [more]

Voting blindly is not responsible

Nov 2, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  Make your choices Tuesday based on the issue, the person or your beliefs, and never let anyone tell you how to think.

The practice of walking into a ... [more]

State's bear-meets-man stories

Oct 31, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  Is it sick to be fascinated by news of people being attacked by bears in Wyoming?
Well then, I'm a critically-ill patient.
Stories about bear-meets-man ... [more]

Writing in Haynes

Oct 31, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The dogged doctor will shake up percentages, not outcomes

Only in politics can 7 percent be trumpeted as a victory. But Dr. Taylor Haynes has been ... [more]

When voting, know how they think

Oct 30, 2014 - By Betty Starks Case:  Coincidence of Halloween and Election Day is apt

Here I am, stuck between Halloween and Election Day.
It's an uncomfortable spot for a columnist, ... [more]

Fun and safe

Oct 30, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  There is a lot going on for Halloween, so take it easy and avoid trouble

Individual ways of having fun are as varied as the many costumes little ... [more]