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My percentage on primary picks

Aug 24, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The news Thursday that the Republican primary election for Fremont County Commission District 2 had some incorrect ballots might play a role in the official ... [more]

No harm done

Aug 24, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Riverton was right to warn citizens of water shortage, even if it didn't pan out

Riverton public services director Bill Urbigkit was good-natured ... [more]

Leaving the fishing to the bears

Aug 23, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  Bearsy Dotes? Who or what is that?
This has been a peculiar year in many ways, so hang with me. With so little rain, and fires burning out of control ... [more]

You've got to run

Aug 23, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Even rich, favored political candidates have to work hard in the election

Why in the world would U.S. Sen. John Barrasso and U.S Rep. Cynthia Lummis ... [more]

Just chalk it up to 'synchronicity'

Aug 22, 2012 - By Walter Cook:  Margi and I had definitely broken passenger protocol.
When you're 30,000 feet in the air, death is generally something you don't talk about, as your captive ... [more]

On to November

Aug 22, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Primary has its close shaves

For the longest time Tuesday night, it looked as if the two Fremont County Commissioners who faced primary election ... [more]

Let's fix up the Zimmer trail

Aug 21, 2012 - By Jamie Drendel:  On a recent road trip with Rivertonians, I learned that my interest in the pioneers who crossed this country in butt-breaking wagons isn't unique to my status ... [more]

Some picks for the primary

Aug 21, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  If it's late August in an even-numbered year, then it must be primary election time -- when I always crawl out on a limb and start sawing as fast as I can in ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Aug 21, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Lost horizon
The smoke in our skies continues day after day. The forces of western weather carry smoke from wildfires across hundreds of miles, and we ... [more]

Perception as reality? Don't bite

Aug 19, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  But visits to a comic book convention, a pro football camp, and a hospital put my theory to a tough test.

You've probably heard some inspirational ... [more]

Silence not doing Romney any favors

Aug 19, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  Under the Supreme Court's Miranda decision, the police are required to inform an arrested suspect that he can consult with an attorney before and during ... [more]

Our test

Aug 19, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Can Fremont County still produce big voter turnout for a primary?

We have an election Tuesday of the primary variety. Voters will narrow the field to ... [more]

The new AD

Aug 17, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Riverton High School took a bold step with hiring of Jeremy Hill

When Riverton High School needed to hire a new activities director this summer, it ... [more]

Another summer of 'gotcha'

Aug 16, 2012 - By Doyle McManus:  There's no argument about one thing this election year: The biggest issue on Americans' minds is the economy and which presidential candidate could better help ... [more]

Romney criticism of 'green' jobs not without its risks

Aug 16, 2012 - By Nicholas Riccardi, The Associated Press:  DENVER -- Mitt Romney's presidential campaign has been savaging what it calls President Barack Obama's "unhealthy" obsession with "green jobs." The Republican ... [more]

Our burly bison

Aug 16, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wyoming's state flag is an ideal choice for a new stamp

Some years ago we poked a bit of fun at the process that resulted in our state's approved ... [more]

CBT was the picture of dedication

Aug 15, 2012 - By Joe Sova:  She gave me more tips that I can remember (although I've used all of them during my career in newspaper, magazines and radio).

Carolyn Tyler was the ... [more]

Happy birthday, Riverton

Aug 15, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The city started as a few tents in the sagebrush on Aug. 15, 1906

It's Aug. 15, the day recognized as Riverton's birthday.
In a year filled with ... [more]

First grandchild, second cutting

Aug 14, 2012 - By Richard Klein:  The timing wasn't perfect, but it all worked out

It has been an extraordinarily hot and dry year on our farm. We have had little significant moisture ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Aug 14, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Shooting stars
The middle third of August is prime viewing time for the Perseid meteor shower, but our cloudy skies Sunday -- said to be the peak night ... [more]

Stuck in line? Try a little 'slide time'

Aug 12, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  If you have to wait for something, make the most of the interlude.

We spend much of our lives waiting. Even in our low-population setting we spend ... [more]

Is there an optimist in the race?

Aug 12, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  That quality may be Ronald Regan's true, lasting legacy.

In " Watershed," his brilliant book on the 1980 campaign for the presidency won by Ronald ... [more]

Taking aim

Aug 12, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wyoming is getting its wolf hunt, but this won't be like deer season

The reintroduction of the gray wolf to Wyoming in 1996 inspired a lot of tough ... [more]

Could tougher voting laws squelch the youth vote?

Aug 10, 2012 - By Martha Irvine, AP National Writer:  CHICAGO -- Gone are the days when young voters weren't taken seriously. In 2008, they helped propel Barack Obama into the Oval Office, supporting him by a 2-1 ... [more]

Things that go bunny in the night

Aug 10, 2012 - By Robert H. Peck:  The night a cat, a rabbit, and a hole in the wall gave me insomnia.

During my first year at Yale University, I became accustomed to strange things ... [more]

Our loss

Aug 10, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Kevin Griffin, killed in Afghanistan, was one of our own

From a faraway place via a terse report on a national news wire, ... [more]

'Blade runner' case is only the beginning

Aug 9, 2012 - By Harvey Shapiro and Chris Waddell, For MCT News Service:  Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee South African "Blade Runner," made an unprecedented Olympic debut Saturday in the 400-meter qualifying heats. The starter's ... [more]

Our own gold-medal moment

Aug 9, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  Parade crowd appreciated our seven-decade union

Last weekend was called "A golden weekend" for the American Olympians in London.
I'm sure the ... [more]

Too hot to talk?

Aug 9, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Even the weather has become a point of political disagreement

Meteorological data from around the country confirms what many of us already wondered: ... [more]

Temple shootings thrust 'hate rock' into wide view

Aug 8, 2012 - MCT News Service:  LOS ANGELES -- The guitar riffs come from punk rock, the lyrics from fascist ideology. Bands stake their territory with names like Aryan Rebels and Definite ... [more]

Thou in the Dow

Aug 8, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  A year ago today, American stock markets were in a frightening position. On Aug. 8, 2011, one of the three big credit rating agencies, Standard & Poors, had ... [more]

CBT took a chance with me

Aug 7, 2012 - By Chad Baldwin:  I grew up working with her at The Ranger

The others members of The Ranger's news staff thought she was crazy.
It was customary for Editor Carolyn ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Aug 7, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Different light
The calendar is well into August now, and the daylight clearly is shortening. We're still having nice, long days with light extending ... [more]

A little taste of fascism at home

Aug 5, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  You can find it from time to time in our nation's airports.

Here's a little riddle. "What is the difference between the TSA security agents at the ... [more]

Newest shameful move from the Rich clan

Aug 5, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  Emil Eisenberg escaped from Berlin and the death sentence of Adolf Hitler's "Final Solution" to find sanctuary in the United States. He settled in Worcester, ... [more]

Man of letters

Aug 5, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  There are fewer of them, and fewer of us who even know what they are

A spot check around the newspaper office in recent days found that not more than ... [more]

Badminton 'ethics' flap nothing new in sports

Aug 3, 2012 - By The Chicago Tribune:  The Olympics audience came to see the best in the world play badminton. Yes, it is an Olympic sport. Instead they saw athletes serving into the net and duffing ... [more]

Many Model T mysteries

Aug 3, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  This is one of those few 'no start' summers

One of the great mysteries of summer at my house is whether the Model T will start.
I refer to the 1924 ... [more]

Parade planners weren't involved past two years

Aug 3, 2012 - Joan Lassiter, Riverton:  Editor:
It was with great interest I read the article in the "Fair Timea edition and learned Mary Ellen Christensen and Karen Mitchell had organized the fair ... [more]

Downtown park

Aug 3, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  With new recommendation, planning will replace mere speculation

There are no takers so far on the City of Riverton's effort to sell the newly vacant ... [more]