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Here's to a lump of coal

Jun 20, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  There's a mixed message to children in "a lump of coal."
Traditionally, a "lump of coal" is what all naughty children get in their stockings on Christmas ... [more]

Then and now

Jun 20, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Our biggest edition of the year is good for cultivating the long view of a key industry

The extra-thick newspaper you're reading today is the 57th ... [more]

Root for the Miami Heat

Jun 19, 2012 - By Walter Cook:  Although I was an enthusiastic fan of the NBA in my youth, I haven't paid attention to the league in awhile. As I grew older, I tired of the egos involved and ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jun 19, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Spring's farewell
It's the last day of spring. The summer solstice arrives Wednesday, bringing the first day of official summer to the northern ... [more]

Leadership can be hard to come by

Jun 17, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Leadership, or the lack of it, has been one of the most controversial topics since man first invented the concept eons ago.
Management styles differ, ... [more]

Dad's day: Use it as an opportunity to learn about the man and his times

Jun 17, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Often on the third Sunday in June, we recall a memorable moment in our newspaper office. It took place some years ago, when a teen-age visitor acknowledged ... [more]

Nervous Dems say donors had better get going

Jun 15, 2012 - By Julie Pace, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- A growing chorus of once-confident Democrats now say President Barack Obama could lose the November election.
The hand-wringing reflects real ... [more]

And for the record, I don't have an iPhone

Jun 15, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  Just for the record, I don't have an iPhone.
Those who know me for the gadget geek I am, find this hard to believe.
But it is true -- I have made a ... [more]

The more the merrier

Jun 15, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Riverton's weekly downtown food fair is becoming more than a garden showcase

One hurdle for a farmers market-style produce fair in the springs is ... [more]

Obama denial of news leaks rings untrue

Jun 14, 2012 - By The Dallas Morning News Services:  President Barack Obama's Friday news conference will resonate for one statement, and, arguably, not the right one.
It's one thing to assert, "The private ... [more]

How you remember Dad

Jun 14, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  It may be more important than how he actually was

Just when I thought there was nothing I could say about Fathers Day that hadn't already been ... [more]

Star-spangled banner

Jun 14, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  A renewal of an annual message on Flag Day -- and some instructions

It's Flag Day in the United States.
Flying of the American flag is encouraged ... [more]

I have finally decided that my name is OK

Jun 13, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  It has taken 77 years, but I have finally decided that I like my name.
To begin with, I always wanted a nickname. The name "Carolyn" doesn't lend itself to a ... [more]

Horses for meat

Jun 13, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Reasonable people make the case for a plant in Wyoming, but the barriers are many

Once upon a time in American history, eating horsemeat wasn't a ... [more]

Expect ripples if health law nixed

Jun 12, 2012 - By Ricardo Alfonso-Zaldivar, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- It sounds like a silver lining. Even if the Supreme Court overturns President Barack Obama's health care law, employers can keep offering popular ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jun 12, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Thanks, Ma
When the supplier of our daily weather forecast map and statistics sent its graphics package Saturday, it called for a cloudy, damp day ... [more]

Prepare for a new negativity record

Jun 10, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  Indiana Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels was characteristically candid when speaking to the Indianapolis Star's Matthew Tully on the nasty tone and shortage of ... [more]

Eyes wide open - The Atlantic City trash flap

Jun 10, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Atlantic City trash station flap probably as the shape of things to come.
Fremont County is on a long, difficult road toward solvency in its trash ... [more]

I'm trying my hand with potatoes

Jun 10, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  I planted a dozen Yukon Gold seed potatoes in the middle of each tire.

In anticipation of some extra time next fall, I built an insulated addition ... [more]

Separate bananas to slow their ripening

Jun 8, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  An Internet friend has provided me with some more of those "useful tips" to share with readers:
- Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store. If ... [more]

Could Dems retake Congress?

Jun 8, 2012 - By Jean Merl and Richard Simon, MCT News Service:  Maybe, but California setup illustrates the hurdles

LOS ANGELES --California's new elections system and redrawn political maps have surprisingly ... [more]

The insurance legals

Jun 8, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  They illustrate fully that the local paper is an effective conduit for the public notices

Last year at about this time, we published the following ... [more]

Candidates brace for health-care ruling

Jun 7, 2012 - By Doyle McManus:  The scenarios change depending on the scope and direction of the court�s decision.

The U.S. Supreme Court is about to toss a judicial bomb into the ... [more]

Don't neglect defense in the 'cyber war'

Jun 7, 2012 - By The Kansas City Star:  Iran recently reported it had been targeted by a cyber attack of unknown origin, later dubbed "Flame." Its objective was not to disrupt any network systems but ... [more]

One year to the next

Jun 7, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Outsiders who visited during last year's wet spring and this year's dry one would be astonished

What a difference a year can make.
Twelve months ... [more]

Why does anyone want presidency?

Jun 6, 2012 - By Frida Ghitis:  As the November elections approach, one question jumps to mind: Why does anyone want to be president?
Taking the rudder of the United States has never been ... [more]

Choose an aphorism for your life

Jun 6, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  An Internet friend sent me some aphorisms this week that are worth sharing here:
- The nicest thing about the future is that it always starts tomorrow.
- ... [more]

Of course it matters

Jun 6, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  It's unconscionable for finance fatcats to try to laugh off a $2-3 billion fiasco

The $2 billion loss by investment banking giant JPMorgan Chase -- ... [more]

More people calling themselves 'independent' in election year

Jun 5, 2012 - By Jennifer Agiesta, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Call it a pox on both the Republican and Democratic houses.
More Americans now call themselves politically independent than at any point in the ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jun 5, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  All night long
Night owls in the Riverton Valley noted another strangely warm night. A newspaperman we know who worked a late shift logged a ... [more]