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I think trees are part human

Oct 4, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  And science says I just might be right

Leaves. They're everywhere and every color these autumn days, hanging like bright red afghans on fences, ... [more]

Wolverine Field

Oct 4, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  There can be no doubt now that the new facility has fully 'arrived'

Riverton High School sewed up a successful Homecoming week Saturday with the ... [more]

As debates begin, plenty of questions need answers

Oct 3, 2012 - By The Miami Herald:  Watch enough campaign rallies and listen to enough of those my-opponent-stinks commercials and you could come away convinced that the country is hopelessly ... [more]

See the Orionid meteors this month

Oct 3, 2012 - By Carl Manning:  Yes, it is October, the month of those beautiful autumn leaves and cool, crisp mornings. Time for getting ready for winter.
October is the month for putting ... [more]

Parks closed at sundown

Oct 3, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  It's a big step in response to a big problem, and it deserves a chance

Citizens often appear to presume that public officials have a magic wand. If ... [more]

Is Mitt Romney a superstar?

Oct 2, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wednesday night brings the first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney. There will be two others later this ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Oct 2, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Two flips to go
We've reached a new month, the 10th of 2012. Just two more flips of the calendar this year. The month is young, but we're already ... [more]

When grappling is called for

Sep 30, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  I would pick the 50-foot extension cord over the Bat-o-Rang every time.

It's become an iconic image in action/adventure films since the days of ... [more]

Questions I'll never get to ask

Sep 30, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  For 25 years, Jim Lehrer has been my friend and colleague on "PBS Newshour." He has been an exceptional journalist for more than twice that long. On Oct. 3 in ... [more]

Maxfield's suit

Sep 30, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  A new challenge to term limits in Wyoming resharpens attention on an unnecessary rule

It's been awhile since term limits for elected officials in ... [more]

Butt crack problem in Riverton? Try this new ordinance on for size

Sep 28, 2012 - Gloria J. Zak, Seattle:  Editor:
Recently we read an article in your paper regarding a "butt crack" issue in a local restaurant. One of our employees had an issue a couple of ... [more]

Inaction by Congress has wind energy in state of limbo

Sep 28, 2012 - By The Kansas City Star:  Suddenly, much of the wind has gone out of the sails of a once-growing industry in this country.
Wind energy companies are laying off a lot of employees, ... [more]

AML money vanishes

Sep 28, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  When federal spending cuts hit home, the hard reality of budget cutting does as well

The realization that Wyoming is going to lose tens of millions ... [more]

What the presidential polls show

Sep 27, 2012 - By Doyle McManus:  Only six weeks to go in the presidential campaign, and the public opinion surveys have developed a case of the jitters. Last week, one respected poll reported ... [more]

Homecoming matters

Sep 27, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  In our increasing rush to disconnect from each other, here's a chance to get together

Do giant high schools in huge cities have Homecoming Week the ... [more]

Longing for a campfire

Sep 26, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk:  As a member of the Minnesota Roenigk family, I didn't grow up camping.
My dad likes to joke that his idea of a wilderness trip is staying at a cheap motel, ... [more]

One evil for another

Sep 26, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Secretary of State spoke with power and poignance on the death of Ambassador Stevens

Civilized people of all nations were both stunned and ... [more]

Early voting alters fall campaign tactics

Sep 25, 2012 - By Paul West, MCT Washington Bureau:  More than 35 percent of the presidential vote is expected to be cast before election day, compared with less than 15 percent in 2000.

DES MOINES, ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Sep 25, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Familiar sight
Yes, the mountains are still there. The showers that dampened the Riverton Valley on Sunday and Monday knocked down enough smoke from ... [more]

UW football too good for Wyo kids?

Sep 23, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  Funny how that has become so accepted across the 100,000 square miles that constitutes the Cowboy State.

One of my former players sent me an e-mail ... [more]

Why Obama isn't in a better position

Sep 23, 2012 - By Carl Leubsdorf:  Three years of slow recovery from an inherited recession have left Barack Obama struggling to win the second term that eluded just one of his four most recent ... [more]

Here they are

Sep 23, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Student of the Week is back in the paper for its 30th year

The best thing about our newspaper's weekly Student of the Week program is that is isn't ... [more]

Biggest GOP-Dem divide

Sep 21, 2012 - By Steven Thomma, McClatchy Newspapers:  Romney's remarks bring it to forefront

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney moved Wednesday to broaden the presidential campaign into a debate over the ... [more]

Squeaky wheel

Sep 21, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The shortcomings of Riverton's county government facilities aren't going away

It shouldn't take a bullet through the wall to make progress on an ... [more]

Don't forget diplomacy in response to Libya attack

Sep 20, 2012 - By The Seattle Times:  If the residual turmoil in Iraq and Afghanistan does not make the point, then the seeming chaos in the Arab world should invoke the operative word: ... [more]

There's wisdom in the cliffs

Sep 20, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  The huge sow grizzly with two cubs that I wrote about in a recent column may be making a name for herself. Although the soft, fuzzy name of "Bearsy Dotes" ... [more]

Flags on Main

Sep 20, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Consider making a small donation to the Riverton Avenue of Flags

Everybody who sees downtown Riverton's "Avenue of Flags" on patriotic holidays and ... [more]

Why have regulations in place if they aren't being enforced?

Sep 19, 2012 - James Shoup, Riverton:  Editor:
I don't understand why a community would set rules and regulations in place and then just totally ignore them.
Houses being determined unlivable one ... [more]

Solid middle class key to the recovery

Sep 19, 2012 - By The San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News:  As if Americans needed more evidence that the middle class is in decline, last week's Census report piled on the data: Only those at the top of the income ... [more]

Renoir mural getting new home

Sep 19, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  It's a sensible move likely to quell controversy

The older we get, the less likely we are to remember high school. The four formative years that ... [more]