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Cue the nominee

Aug 30, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Mitt Romney's big speech comes Thursday, and the bar is high

When you are a relatively bland presidential candidate, you run the risk of being ... [more]

Romney takes risk in echoing Reagan

Aug 29, 2012 - By Michael Finnegan, MCT News Service:  TAMPA, Fla. --¬†Nearly 32 years have passed since a Republican ousted a Democratic president. Now Mitt Romney is trying to pull it off in much the same way ... [more]

Armstrong

Aug 29, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  He's forever the 'First Man'

If you see a flag flying at half staff this Friday, it's in honor of Armstrong.
Not Lance. Neil.
If you ask the ... [more]

Bring troops home from Afghanistan

Aug 28, 2012 - By The Seattle Times:  Two thousand is just a number. The number of pounds in a ton. The number of years in two millennia.
The number of U.S. dead in Afghanistan, according to a ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Aug 28, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Hot time
In Fremont County we had an unusually mild winter, if you'll recall, followed by an unseasonably warm spring, and an almost unbelievably ... [more]

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]