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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]

Riding with the Rangers: 'Ceremonial,' recalling Bud Brimmer, and high percentage of bone

Oct 29, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Cynthia Cloud dropped by The Ranger office not long ago. She's the Wyoming State Auditor. Cloud is running for re-election this year, and the outcome is in the ... [more]

Amendment A

Oct 29, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Rationale for all-Wyoming UW board is gone, but do we really need to change the constitution?

While voters across Wyoming will see ballot ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Oct 28, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  October gold
Our summery weather finally ended Monday. It was a nice fall day but a seasonal one at last, with highs in the low 50s rather than the ... [more]

Hugo saves the day (and his buddy)

Oct 26, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  If you've ever lost a dog, then you know the pain and anguish you suffer as you search.

At a distant point in time  a wolf cub wandered near a human ... [more]

Answering to voters

Oct 26, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Any move to take voters out of state-level education ought to be resisted strongly

In the general election coming a week from Tuesday, some of the ... [more]

Wyoming is part of the world

Oct 24, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  Todd Smith, supervisor of Fremont County's Emergency Medical Services, had it right the other day when he said, "Luckily we're in the middle of ... [more]

Another vacancy

Oct 24, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Half the members of the Riverton City Council got there without being elected

This week's announcement by Riverton City Councilman Todd Smith that he ... [more]

Four little aliens of my own

Oct 23, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  They aren't so different from the Blue Men on stage

For his recent birthday, The Husband received tickets to the Blue Man Group concert in Casper, ... [more]

Bradlee

Oct 23, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Never did America produce a better-known newspaper editor

It's uncertain these days if there is such a thing as a famous newspaper editor any more. ... [more]

Newlyweds

Oct 22, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  What once seemed unthinkable here is now the law -- so get with it

We felt a sense of history in our newsroom Tuesday morning as it became clear that ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Oct 21, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The air out there
The comedian Billy Crystal is a baseball fan, and he described a particular kind of climatological condition as "World Series ... [more]

David wasn't really an underdog

Oct 19, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  An expert with a sling was more than a match for a big lug with a sword.

The neglected study of ancient history is yet another sad manifestation of ... [more]

Reauthorize lodging tax

Oct 19, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Its benefits are many, and it has a well-proven track record by now

Fremont County has a business which pulls in $138 million annually.
Actually, ... [more]

It's the square knot or bust

Oct 17, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Tying my shoes differently is mind-boggling

If you want to get out of your comfort zone, tie your shoes a different way.
Some aimless reading a ... [more]

Three cases

Oct 17, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Ebola really isn't a public health crisis, but acting like it is might serve other purposes

It is premature at best, irresponsible at worst, to slap ... [more]