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A crime against nature

Oct 28, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The killers of Hudson's moose are crooks who deserve harsh punishment

If there is such a thing as nature's law, then it has been broken repugnantly ... [more]

Volleyball sanctions

Oct 26, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Central Wyoming College is on the right track in responding to an embarrassment

There is no way to put a good face on Thursday's disclosure that ... [more]

Tight Senate race has Wall Street focus

Oct 26, 2012 - By Jim Puzzanghera. MCT News Service:  Incumbent Republican Scott Brown is challenged by Democrat Elizabeth Warren in Massacusetts for the seat long held by Ted Kennedy.

Wall Street's ... [more]

Mitt Romney's 180-degree turn

Oct 25, 2012 - By Doyle McManus:  It's safe to say that President Obama misses the old Mitt Romney -- the one who described himself as "severely conservative."
In their first debate in Denver, ... [more]

Postseason pride

Oct 25, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Fremont County uniforms and faces are scattered statewide this weekend

What a fall sports season we've had in Fremont County -- and it's not over ... [more]

Obama, Romney differ on social issues

Oct 24, 2012 - By Anita Kumar, McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- The economy still may dominate the nation's priority list, but a nation divided in its values continues to passionately debate social issues: ... [more]

Round three

Oct 24, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The final presidential debate competed for attention with Monday Night Football

The third of three presidential debates has come and gone, leaving ... [more]

Steak v. veggie burger candidates

Oct 23, 2012 - By Kasie Hunt and Ken Thomas, The Associated Press:  BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Voters watching the final presidential debate at home may have missed what happened before and after President Barack Obama and Republican ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Oct 23, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  October rain
You probably know the guy who says he's sure it will rain because he just washed his car, or the woman who knows it will rain the moment ... [more]

What's waiting in the wood

Oct 21, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  Every once in awhile I reconnect with my stockpile of old-growth Douglas fir planks.

The fifth-grade social studies textbook would be very dated ... [more]

Finally ready

Oct 21, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Togwotee Pass road rebuild is done

Taped to a wall in the newspaper office is a small chart in the form of a timeline. In blocks and lines, some ... [more]

Latinos favor Obama heavily

Oct 19, 2012 - By Hector Becerra, MCT News Service:  LOS ANGELES -- The good news for President Barack Obama: Latino registered voters prefer him over Mitt Romney by more than a 3-to-1 ratio, and are increasingly ... [more]

Wyoming's advantage

Oct 19, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  No matter what direction the nation's energy path turns, we look pretty good

The 2012 presidential campaign has been enhanced and enlivened by the ... [more]

Specter prized his independence and never lost it

Oct 18, 2012 - By The Philadelphia Inquirer:  Arlen Specter was a fighter. He fought crime as a prosecutor. He fought political opponents as a U.S. senator. He fought cancer on more than one occasion. But ... [more]

From brooder to broiler

Oct 18, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  We have town and country experience with chickens

Chicken. What enters your mind when you hear the word? Dinner at a good restaurant with all the ... [more]

A better path

Oct 18, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Let's move ahead with determination on improving the Darcie Zimmer pathway

Necessary improvements to the Darcie Zimmer Memorial Pathway got an ... [more]

Debate was high on tension and body language

Oct 17, 2012 - By Jocelyn Noveck, The Associated Press:  NEW YORK -- Maybe it's a cliché to say the gloves came off in Tuesday's presidential debate. But then again, maybe not, since the candidates sometimes looked ... [more]

Mismatched

Oct 17, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  'The Odd Couple' at CWC is about more than simply its ample laugh count

There's more to "The Odd Couple" than meets the funnybone.
This reference is ... [more]

Investing in streets, sidewalks, is economic development

Oct 16, 2012 - John C. Darrington, Richland, Wash.:  Editor:
I had the great privilege of serving as the interim city administrator of Riverton from April to September of last year. Most mornings, I would arise ... [more]

Star sightings and gas prices

Oct 16, 2012 - By Walter Cook:  A few people in this world have been selected -- for better or worse -- to serve as the representatives of our collective humanity.
They appear in movies, ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Oct 16, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Obama vs. Romney
There's another presidential debate Tuesday night, the second of three planned this election year. This one will feature the "town ... [more]

Just what is common sense?

Oct 13, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  And if it's so common, then why does it seem to be in such short supply?

One of the basic premises of Buddhism is the belief that the nature of one's ... [more]

Romney debate win not unexpected

Oct 13, 2012 - By Carl Leubsdorf:  Challengers battle-tested from a long primary campaign often look good in the first debate against the incumbent.

Initial presidential debates ... [more]

Our factory

Oct 13, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The community newspaper is a triumph of American manufacturing

Americans often profess worry that this country "doesn't make anything anymore." That ... [more]

She's got the power, weather-wise

Oct 12, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  There's something about my wife, Yale and the elements

When my wife and I go to Connecticut to visit son Robert in college, residents of the ... [more]

National Newspaper Week

Oct 12, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Readers come to feel a sense of ownership with 'their' newspaper

The second week in October is designated as National Newspaper Week (this year ... [more]

Time to embargo Iran

Oct 11, 2012 - By The Chicago Tribune:  Iran's currency took such a breathtaking nose dive against the dollar last week that even the country's denier-in-chief, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, had to ... [more]

Losing Joe Meyer

Oct 11, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  It casts a sad shadow over the necessary process of finding a capable replacement

State Treasurer Joe Meyer's death leaves a hole in Wyoming state ... [more]

Voter I.D. laws won't be big factor after all

Oct 10, 2012 - By David G. Savage, MCT Washington Bureau:  WASHINGTON -- Earlier this year, voting rights advocates foresaw a cloud over this year's election because new voting laws in Republican-led states tightened ... [more]

Everybody's job

Oct 10, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  In a significant way, we are all volunteer firefighters

Fremont County doesn't have professional fire departments. With the exception of a small ... [more]