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No back-to-school for me

Aug 26, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  For the first time in 50 years, I won't be in the classroom this fall.

The surprising bestseller skyrocketed to the top of the charts a quarter ... [more]

In 2012 race, a traffic jam on the low road

Aug 26, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  And when the down-and-dirty campaign is over, there has been no agreement reached between the voters and the leaders about what we must do as a nation. ... [more]

What has been lost

Aug 26, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Court decisions supposedly meant to improve local elections have worsened them

Thanks to the court-ordered "districizing" of just about everything on ... [more]

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]