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Last legs?

Oct 19, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  With the Wyoming State Winter Fair struggling to survive, here's a suggestion -- again

It is sad news indeed that the Wyoming State Winter Fair's ... [more]

Miles and days, Wyoming to Connecticut

Oct 18, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  I was relieved to learn that echoes of early childhood and fatherhood still can be heard.

Does a parent ever entirely stop thinking in terms of ... [more]

Everyone felt it

Oct 18, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The federal shutdown had a psychological effect on all American citizens

More than two weeks after it began, the partial shutdown of the federal ... [more]

Despite initial problems, new health care law deserves a chance

Oct 17, 2013 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:  It's hard to tell which has done more to hurt the initial phase of the Affordable Care Act: continued Republican opposition or the inept rollout of the new ... [more]

Loudest growl doesn't always win

Oct 17, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  Voters can provide some clarity next election day, if only we'll remember.

I'd rather not write on political things. I'm not a dedicated party member ... [more]

Local flag days

Oct 17, 2013 - Staff:  As Veterans Day nears, consider helping the Avenue of Flags with money or time

Sometimes, little things can mean a lot -- especially if everybody ... [more]

Minding the tribe's money

Oct 16, 2013 - By Chris Peck:  The time -- and opportunity -- for change is now

The Northern Arapaho tribe is a big business in Fremont County.
Recent figures attached to a 2010 ... [more]

Door-to-door sellers

Oct 16, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  As the city considers an ordinance, questions need to be asked and answered

For the second time in recent memory, the Riverton City Council is ... [more]

Could Dems save Speaker Boehner?

Oct 15, 2013 - By Doyle McManus:  Last week, House Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, and his Republicans declared that they had two clear goals in this fall's battle over federal spending: no ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Oct 15, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Weather robbery
As each chilly day passes, it  seems more likely that we won't be the recipients of an extended period of fine fall weather in Fremont ... [more]

Let's banish the Hitler comparisons

Oct 13, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  Such loose language trivializes the barbaric inhumaneness of Hitler's holocaust.

"Why is it that when political ammunition runs low, inevitably the ... [more]

Welcome to the Nanny Age

Oct 13, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  Everything is watched, and the intrusions keep on growing.

It's a strange symbol for a national flag, but the African nation of Mozambique on its ... [more]

Cold cases

Oct 13, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Three of them have 'warmed up' virtually at the same time

When local historians look back on the fall of 2013, they swill detect an unexpected trend ... [more]

When did 'compromise' become a bad word?

Oct 11, 2013 - By The Philadelphia Inquirer:  Having survived the Civil War, this country should know better than to treat the latest government shutdown as the political equivalent of the Bible's ... [more]

The rest of us can't just 'shut down'

Oct 11, 2013 - By Chris Peck:  Call your congressional representatives and tell them all to get the government back to work.

My daughter is a church minister who doesn't follow ... [more]

Another $100K on Hill

Oct 11, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The price tag is rising, and for what?

By now, uneasiness surely must be setting in for those in the Wyoming Legislature determined to destroy ... [more]

In training as a damsel in distress

Oct 10, 2013 - By Clair McFarland:  Last weekend, for the second time, autumn lost the game against our aggressive and early winter.
This holds certain adventures for the optimist -- the event ... [more]

Simple ingredients

Oct 10, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Homecoming week reminds us how easy it can be to maintain community ties

High school Homecoming week is a time for nostalgia, among other things. ... [more]

Baby's plane merged with Pegasus

Oct 9, 2013 - By Carl Manning:  Well how did you like the drizzly, wet, snowy and broken-tree month of September? It certainly was a September to remember.
It was also a month that brought ... [more]

We innovate

Oct 9, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  That's been the history of newspaper publishing, and don't forget it

A hot word these days on the lecture and banquet circuit is ... [more]

Poll: Most want debt limit raised

Oct 8, 2013 - By Jim Puzzanghera, Tribune Washington Bureau:  WASHINGTON -- A majority of Americans want Congress to raise the nation's $16.7 trillion debt limit and would blame Republicans if it isn't, according to a poll ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Oct 8, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Rare weather
No records could be kept on this sort of thing, but we venture to say on this Tuesday that rarely, perhaps never, in the history of ... [more]

There are no PACs for the poor have no PACs

Oct 6, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  Among the citizens who qualified for food-stamp assistance last year were 5,000 Americans serving on active duty in the U.S. military defending their ... [more]

Only the ignorant cast history aside

Oct 6, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  Bulletin: We aren't the first people to have walked the Earth.

It's a natural to assume you're the first person to ever experience something. It's a ... [more]

The wide array

Oct 6, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Three decades of Student of the Week

Student of the Week is about to begin its fourth decade.
On page B-6 of today's edition, you'll find the second ... [more]

Police, keep hands off our smartphones

Oct 4, 2013 - The Los Angeles Times:  Once they place a suspect under arrest, police in many parts of this country are allowed to search the contents of his or her mobile phone -- including text ... [more]

Obamacare quagmire

Oct 4, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wyoming is in a position to help its citizens, and it ought to do it

So far, so congested.
Such is the experience of many Americans in accessing the ... [more]

This year's early snow was trouble, but the storm 30 years ago was even worse

Oct 3, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  Yes, last week's heavy, wet snow was a damaging surprise. But do you recall one dubbed "a late summer snowstorm" by The Ranger on Monday, Sept. 13, 1983?
We ... [more]

Be ready this time

Oct 3, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Incredibly, another heavy snowstorm's arrival is imminent

You know all those public service announcements about "winter preparedness"?
Well, nights ... [more]

In praise of the one-shot hunts

Oct 2, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wyoming leading the way on a positive path

Let's take a moment to salute one-shot antelope hunts.
Both of them.
That's right. The Lander One-Shot ... [more]