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Oct 1, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  September snow
It wasn't quite snow in the summer, but the very early fall snowstorm that socked it to Fremont County late last week still caught a lot ... [more]

Legislators locking the doors

Sep 28, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  There is an unspoken belief among many rural people concerning locked doors, locked vehicles and locked gates. For generations, farmers and ranchers have ... [more]

Between you and me, I'm feeling cranky

Sep 28, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  I write and speak for a living, so I bemoan the continuing collapse of grammar.

You accept that you are completely uncool when you don't tweet, when ... [more]

One last slap

Sep 28, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  It is unjust -- but legal -- to require the county to pay ACLU's legal fees from the voting rights suit

Fremont County got a deeply unsatisfying ... [more]

Clearing up details about new justice center in city

Sep 27, 2013 - By Travis Becker, Fremont County commissioner, Riverton:  Editor:
As your readers are aware, Fremont County is looking to build a new justice center in Riverton. While a bullethole last June has precipitated the ... [more]

Riding with the Rangers: Planes, molten lead and remembering a visiting Ranger regular

Sep 27, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  On an airplane trip back east not long ago, the mode of transport on the final leg from Philadelphia to New Haven, Conn., was the turboprop airplane called the ... [more]

New emission standards

Sep 27, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wyoming's coal industry doesn't like them, but it is in position to respond positively

Officials of Wyoming state government and leaders in the ... [more]

Baby Messiah gets to keep his given name

Sep 26, 2013 - By The Chicago Tribune:  Hospital nurseries last year were filled with Jacobs and Jaydens, Madisons and Mias.
But there is only one Messiah, a Tennessee judge declared in August, ... [more]

Mixing art with science

Sep 26, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Central Wyoming College made a wise move in promoting art in the new center on campus

Central Wyoming College's new Health and Science Center is a ... [more]

Permanent ink not fit for the fickle

Sep 26, 2013 - By Clair McFarland:  Few topics distract me from the joy I carry around with me these days -- in my hormone-high brain, my tapioca-spoiled tummy, and my overstuffed womb. It's hard ... [more]

We can have both art and coal

Sep 25, 2013 - By Chris Peck:  And let's not ask college trustees to be art critics

Run trustees, run.
Do not get into the business of being  Wyoming's art censors.
That's not ... [more]

Pay for the truck

Sep 25, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Even as investigations continue, some parties ought to cover costs for the Pavillion water truck

By now, feelings are deeply ingrained in the case of ... [more]

U.S.not isolationist, but skeptical

Sep 24, 2013 - By Doyle McManus:  President Obama and his aides were surprised this month by the strength of public opposition to their call for military action against Syria. They shouldn't ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Sep 24, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Too soon?
We published a picture showing the season's first snow last week, but it was barely a dusting. Plus, it fell in the mountains above Dubois, ... [more]

Put beer tax money where it will do the most good

Sep 20, 2013 - Nancy Eckstein, Riverton:  Put beer tax
money where
it will do the
most good
I am saddened that no one has listened to what I had to say last year on the issue of raising the beer ... [more]

Not this again Congress continues to act in ways that lower

Sep 20, 2013 - Steve Peck, Publisher:  Congress continues to act in ways that lower public expectations

Perhaps it ought to shock or anger us to learn that the United States Congress once ... [more]

Milestone

Sep 19, 2013 - Steve Peck, Publisher:  CWC's Health and Science Center ranks among our county's greatest achievements

On Friday, at the peak of the day, Central Wyoming College welcomes the ... [more]

Everything is clear at altitude

Sep 19, 2013 - Betty Starks Case:  That goes for scenery, air and another's needs

"Are you sure we should be up in the high hills alone after Labor Day?" I ask my mate. "Most ... [more]

Mistake to lift the ban on liquor sales on Rez

Sep 19, 2013 - Carl Rollins, Riverton:  It would be a very big mistake to start putting bars on the Wind River Indian Reservation again.
I say congratualtions to the county and the tribes for ... [more]

The allure of chrome and fins

Sep 18, 2013 - By Chris Peck, Associated Editor:  I still have a soft spot for my 1963 Travelall -- at 5 mpg
If you like old cars, there is only one place on Earth you want to be next week.
Pierce, ... [more]

Farmers market is fun; city park move is worth a try

Sep 18, 2013 - By Tammy Questa, Riverton:  Editor:
I can't disagree with the letter from Margaret Harless of Riverton about the advantages of the farmers market in Riverton.
I have attended the one ... [more]

All eyes

Sep 18, 2013 - Steve Peck, Publisher:  False positives on sightings of escapee are reasonable price to pay for vigilance

The power of suggestion is no small thing.
Proof can be found in ... [more]

Will we have 'path rangers' causing more problems now?

Sep 17, 2013 - By Belle Bransky, Riverton:  Editor:
I used to live in an area of Riverton that was pretty close to the Rails to Trails path, and my friend and I walked it sometimes in the evening.
The ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Sep 17, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  September in the rain
We're only halfway through the month, but anyone want to bet we've already had one of the half-dozen wettest Septembers in ... [more]

The pendulum of the mind

Sep 15, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  As the wise man said, it swings not between right and wrong, but between sense and nonsense.

The lectures were a bit dry and the reading even more ... [more]

One museums chief

Sep 15, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Now that the decision has been made, address the primary concern of those who feared it

Fremont County's museum department is going to have a ... [more]

Our Cowboys aren't the OK-State Cowboys

Sep 13, 2013 - By Chris Peck:  But issues raised in Oklahoma are worth considering everywhere

On a long drive home the other night, I switched over to sports radio and heard an ... [more]

Syria deal is a longshot, but America has no choice but to try

Sep 13, 2013 - By The Miami Herald:  The chances of striking a good deal over Syria's lethal chemical stockpile with the likes of Vladimir Putin and Bashar Assad lie somewhere between remote and ... [more]

A grown-up crime

Sep 13, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Rails to Trails suspects are being treated as adults, and it is justified

Civilized society is uncomfortable with the idea of treating minors in ... [more]

Farewell to a family summer

Sep 12, 2013 - By Clair McFarland:  Summer is ending. In Wyoming, this translates to a few positives.
For one, our husbands, brothers, and fathers -- who are actually polar bears in disguise ... [more]

Soaker

Sep 12, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  In a rare period of rain, the songwriters have the words

"What is this, Seattle?" asked a Ranger news staffer upon arriving Thursday morning.
No, ... [more]

Next summer, I promise to unplug

Sep 11, 2013 - By Doyle McManus:  My summer vacation will be a break from my iPad and e-mail too
or so I say now.


I plan to remember this year's vacation season with just two ... [more]

The president's hesitation

Sep 11, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Obama might decide that the public relations campaign on Syria wasn't worth the trouble

President Barack Obama is going through a lot of political ... [more]

Obama has tall order in selling public on Syria

Sep 10, 2013 - By David Lightman, McClatchy Washington Bureau:  WASHINGTON -- When President Barack Obama addresses the nation Tuesday in his bid for airstrikes against Syria, he will confront the most unfriendly political ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Sep 10, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Cooldown
Hot weather after Labor Day? Yes, indeed. We had at least three 90-degree days after last Monday's holiday, including a scorcher of 94 on ... [more]

Marty Rana Brister

Sep 10, 2013 - Staff:  Marty Rana Brister, of Rawlins, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie after battling lung cancer. She was 50 years old.
Memorial ... [more]

End-of-summer desk cleaning

Sep 9, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  Labor Day has come and gone for 2013. It signals the end of summer.
Cottages are closed, and schools are open. The days grow shorter and the nights cooler. ... [more]

No looking back for Tad and Debbie

Sep 9, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  The only losers are the students who won't get a chance to know them.

Melancholy is a term often associated with the finality of the last act, the ... [more]

Jail or else?

Sep 9, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Fremont County is wise to consider expanding justice options for young and non-violent offenders

Fremont County is taking its latest step in ... [more]

Public has a stake in lawsuit on surveillance

Sep 6, 2013 - By The Seattle Times:  Microsoft's intention to move ahead with a lawsuit to force more information to be revealed about federal surveillance orders is welcome news for ... [more]