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Riverton ought to change its nickname to 'Weed City'

Aug 22, 2014 - By Frank Tanner, Riverton:  Editor:
I would like to take this opportunity to express my support for the idea of changing the nickname of our fair city on the welcome signs from ... [more]

Public health first

Aug 22, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  For the time being, no exceptions to mosquito fogging in Riverton
Mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus are in Riverton. In response, insecticide ... [more]

Hits and misses on primary predictions

Aug 22, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  If you're going to write a newspaper column predicting the outcome of an election, then it's only fair to write a follow-up to check how well you did. Hence, ... [more]

Just getting started?

Aug 21, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The primary election is a conclusion for some, a beginning for others

A primary election can leave several outcomes. Some we know already. Others ... [more]

Sharing tips to stop scammers

Aug 21, 2014 - By Betty Starks Case:  Locally, I've heard reports of people who've lost their savings

Do you know for sure when or if you're being "scammed?"
It's becoming more and more ... [more]

Picking some winners in an entertaining '14 primary

Aug 19, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  You might think that after about 50 previous election-day prognostication columns that the 2014 picture would come into clarity pretty quickly.
Nope. There ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Aug 19, 2014 - Staff:  Casting ballots
Election Day, primary style, has arrived. Voters in significant numbers already have voted through the rapidly expanding early-voting ... [more]

Getting the wheels moving

Aug 18, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  Until last week, my wife had never even driven a tractor, much less the windrower I needed her help with.

Farmers' wives will sit up all night with ... [more]

Amendment A

Aug 18, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Let's make sure changing the rules on UW trustees gets a full hearing before November

Tuesday's primary election ballot for Fremont County is a busy ... [more]

Missouri shooting shows blurred line between police and the military

Aug 15, 2014 - By The Orange County Register (Santa Ana, Calif.):  Despite the return of American warplanes to Iraq, the nation's attention is rightfully riveted on Ferguson, Mo., where residents are reeling from days of ... [more]

There's more to a rabbit than cuddles

Aug 15, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  I found that out -- and more -- at the Fremont County Fair

Laramy Connelly's rabbit is what I remember about this year's Fremont County Fair.
A rex ... [more]

Wayne Nicholls

Aug 15, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  He shot 20,000 photos for The Ranger

Ranger news photographer Wayne Nicholls is one of the few people in Fremont County who could tell you who Robert ... [more]

Cell phones and teething babies

Aug 14, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  It's not a good situation for the high-tech gadget

There's something suspended in the air: a sort of cooler-morning, back-to-school, khaki-pants type ... [more]

Things weren't OK

Aug 14, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  In retrospect, Williams interview provided chilling premonition

Imagine, if you can, what it must have been like to be Robin Williams, the ... [more]

Richard Nixon's lasting unpopularity

Aug 13, 2014 - By Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times:  Most American presidents' reputations improve after they leave office. In the warm light of history, once-derided chief executives seem to gain retroactive ... [more]

Back to Iraq

Aug 13, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Renewed U.S. military involvement is narrow for now, but the horizon is cloudy

President Barack Obama has said his decision to re-involve American ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Aug 12, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The 10th, not the 3rd
We "oopsed" on the date of Sunday's edition, which read Aug. 3 on page one instead of Aug. 10. In case anyone is interested in ... [more]

Eight days to the primary election

Aug 11, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  Three statewide races stand out this year, all on the Republican side.

Thomas Jefferson is considered the great "Renaissance Man" to occupy the White ... [more]

All right already

Aug 11, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Surely there is more for our candidates to talk about than hatred of the federal government

From the looks and sounds of this year's political ... [more]

What we can do about the failure of government

Aug 8, 2014 - By Lee Hamilton:  As election season approaches, I've been pondering a crucial issue about the role of government in our society. It's that our government often fails -- and that ... [more]

The chain from age 4 to 64

Aug 8, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  Last weekend I retraced all the Wyoming links

I turned 64 in Wyoming over the weekend.
Paul McCartney of the Beatles imagined this was a truly ... [more]

The president resigns

Aug 8, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Seeds of significant change were being sown 40 years ago today

Forty years ago on this date, the President of the United States quit.
Mired ... [more]

Hard work and good attitude

Aug 7, 2014 - By Betty Starks Case:  I learned both at a young age on the farm

The teacher's writing assignment reads: "What I did this summer."
A child responds: "If you followed me ... [more]

We lived through it

Aug 7, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Construction-related traffic problems didn't come close to ruining the Fremont County Fair

Traffic to the Fremont County Fairgrounds during last ... [more]

Fraud abounds in talk of science

Aug 6, 2014 - By Carl Manning:  But don't be so skeptical that you view anything new as wrong.

There was an interesting discussion the other day on the radio about scientific ... [more]

Baby, the rain must fall

Aug 6, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Rare rainy days here bring to mind the inspiration of the songwriter

Central Wyoming does not have a rainy climate.
But that doesn't mean we can't ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Aug 5, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wet one
No one will ever confuse the Riverton Valley with Puget Sound, but we are having what seems to be a wetter warm-weather season than normal. ... [more]

Anti-poverty talk from unlikely source

Aug 5, 2014 - By Doyle McManus:  Quick quiz: Which potential 2016 presidential candidate had this to say about federal anti-poverty programs last week?.
"What do we want? A healthy economy -- ... [more]

The war that didn't end all wars

Aug 4, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  A hundred years ago on the battlefields of northern Europe, the youth of a continent died in unexpected droves in the meat grinder that marked the rise of ... [more]

Service and price

Aug 4, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Any air travel solution locally has to address both

No self-respecting person, business or public institution likes to make excuses to explain away ... [more]