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Abortion in America is a gruesome industry based on killing babies

Mar 3, 2013 - Marian Bellinger, Riverton:  Editor:
We recently picked up a film featuring abortion providers telling the industry from the feet up. It is money. They don't do it gratis. No options ... [more]

Spending per person

Mar 3, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Lander and Riverton rank low on the list, but it's about more than numbers

Are we to be pleased or troubled by the news that among the 18 Wyoming ... [more]

Fed workers first to confront impact of sequestration cuts

Mar 1, 2013 - By Lindsay Wise, McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- As a single dad with seven kids living at home, Bill Blevins is used to pinching every penny.
The 48-year-old building engineer at the U.S. ... [more]

Volume 107, No. 1

Mar 1, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  As of today, there are 60 candles on The Ranger's birthday cake.

Today is The Ranger's 60th birthday.
That simple statement is a convenient ... [more]

Thanks to the mean dogs

Feb 28, 2013 - By Clair McFarland:  You make me run faster and pedal harder

I've been tempted, this afternoon, to write an outdoors(wo)man's diatribe against the malicious dogs ... [more]

Commoners, royalty alike moved by Van Clibrun

Feb 28, 2013 - By The Fort Worth Star-Telegram:  With his long, slender fingers, an affectionate smile and the keys of a grand piano, Van Cliburn helped thaw the Cold War, transcended partisan politics and ... [more]

Household name

Feb 28, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  C. Everett Koop was the only Surgeon General with that distinction

Quick -- who is the Surgeon General of the United States?
There are a few C-Span ... [more]

New combat policy affirms role many women already perform

Feb 27, 2013 - By Alexandra Zavis, MCT News Service:  FORWARD OPERATING BASE PASAB, Afghanistan -- They fly troops into combat, drive convoys down mine-riddled roads and take part in foot patrols in the heartland ... [more]

A solution to live with

Feb 27, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  There was disagreement on how to enhance the North Federal rebuild, but the city did well

What's the sure sign that government leaders have passed a ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Feb 26, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Winter's hold
Winter, it appears, isn't going anywhere. More snow Saturday, with some very nasty roads to accompany it, more cold weather to start the ... [more]

Don't change the constitution over Cindy Hill; just vote out those who did it

Feb 26, 2013 - Ed Thomas, Kinnear:  Editor:
Re: State Superintendent and the Constitution.
Mr. Wolfer, there is no reason to change the Wyoming Constitution. Instead, we should replace those ... [more]

Competition in the classic style

Feb 24, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  Never was it demonstrated better than between Jesse Owens and Luz Long.

He stood alone atop the podium as the "Star Spangled Banner" played for the ... [more]

The Republicans' lost youth

Feb 24, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  Who the president is when we first come of voting age -- and whether we see that president as a successful leader -- strongly influences our future voting ... [more]

Art as entertainment

Feb 24, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  That's what Oscar night celebrates
Of all the art forms, the so-called major motion picture is the most collaborative form. It's also the one that ... [more]

Newest campaign finance case could 'demolish' money limits

Feb 22, 2013 - MCT Washington Bureau:  WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to consider taking another step toward dismantling campaign finance laws, potentially freeing wealthy donors ... [more]

Federal trumps state

Feb 22, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  It's an unpleasant lesson that state legislators are learning on gun laws

Amid the increased pressure nationally to tighten gun-ownership rules ... [more]

Treasures scribed on paper

Feb 21, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  "When I was your age, I had to write in a style called 'cursive,'" says a mother to her two small children in a newspaper cartoon.
The children study ... [more]

Cutting U.S., Russian nuke arsenals makes good sense now

Feb 21, 2013 - The Baltimore Sun:  President Barack Obama's call during the State of the Union address to reduce the threat of nuclear war could not have been more timely. The day before the ... [more]

Road safety puzzle

Feb 21, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Accidents keep happening at the Honor Farm intersection

We're not sure how many times a paragraph in this newspaper has included the words "another ... [more]

Cruise ship fiasco sparks lawsuits, investigations

Feb 20, 2013 - By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, MCT News Service:  MOBILE, Ala. -- As conditions deteriorated on the crippled Carnival cruise ship Triumph, some passengers panicked. They hoarded food, drank too much and ... [more]

Bedrocks

Feb 20, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Future farmers founded our city, and today's FFA members strengthen it

One of the many things to like about National FFA Week is the fun old practice ... [more]

As another budget crisis looms, Congress decides to leave town

Feb 19, 2013 - By David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- Military readiness will be threatened. So will food inspections, teaching jobs, mental health services and more, all because of the automatic ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Feb 19, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Humming along
The Wyoming Legislature has been efficiency in action this session (although no one who goes through the legislative process probably ... [more]

Livestock don't notice technology

Feb 18, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  As for the rest of us, finding a way to watch a movie in the calving shed is a wonderful luxury.

Maybe you know someone addicted to new technology. ... [more]

Mitt Romney's lasting contribution

Feb 18, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  In a round-about way, it's Romney who has made the new, bipartisan immigration talks possible.

A couple of weeks back, the 2012 Republican ... [more]

Presidents Day

Feb 18, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The 44 chief executives have an unendingly interesting group bio

Presidents Day arrives Monday. It's a federal holiday established  in 1971 and based ... [more]

Rubio laughs off water gaffe

Feb 15, 2013 - By George Bennett, MCT News Service:  PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Does Florida Sen. Marco Rubio have the bipartisan appeal to succeed on the national stage?
Does he have the salivary glands?
Those were ... [more]

County facilities in city

Feb 15, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Using part of the Major land for a new courthouse and sheriff's office sounds good

As Fremont County's leaders continue to kick around the very ... [more]

RMS poets pen new verses for Valentine's Day

Feb 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  Editor's note: Students in the Riverton Middle School Writers Guild submitted three poems inspired by Valentine's Day:

Winter
Oh Winter, oh ... [more]

Aphrodite's got some issues

Feb 14, 2013 - By Clair McFarland:  And they are painfully apparent on Valentine's Day

It had occurred to me to write about St. Valentine's legacy, and how it pertains to the ... [more]