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'Camelot' in School District 24

May 13, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  As retirement nears, I realize my happiest years in education were in Shoshoni.
The doors to a career open in a variety of ways.
We arrived in ... [more]

Meet the STOYs

May 13, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck, Publisher:  That's newspaper office shorthand for the 2012 Students of the Year
Through 30 years of our annual Student of the Week program, concluding for the ... [more]

I've been deserted by (wo)man's best friend

May 11, 2012 - Carolyn B. Tyler, Starr Writer:  I've been deserted. Deserted by (wo)man's best friend -- my dogs.
With three Boston Terriers, they operate as a pack, and apparently I am not the leader of ... [more]

A girly-girl goes branding

May 11, 2012 - Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  t was a day of laughing, learning... and wincing
I am a city girl, and a girly-girl to the bone.
All I know about cows comes from the early years of ... [more]

Obama's 'evolution'

May 11, 2012 - Steve Peck, Publisher:  His announcement favoring same-sex marriage is more pragmatic than radical
The national news media talkers and writers are full of discussion over the ... [more]

Obama 'evolution' on gay marriage no surprise

May 10, 2012 - By Doyle McManus:  President Obama's announcement Wednesday that he was done "evolving" and now supports same-sex marriage was, in retrospect, inevitable. Vice President Joe ... [more]

Dollars and education

May 10, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  When the colleges are under the knife, the public pain is widespread
Sometimes sports fans notice a prized university recruit deciding to go to college ... [more]

Ramp up the fight against obesity in U.S. children

May 9, 2012 - By Newsday (Long Island, N.Y.):  Type 2 diabetes was once known as the "adult onset" type, because it came on only in adulthood.
But youth no longer confers immunity. Thanks to rampant ... [more]

Turning fifty shades of red

May 9, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Yes, I have read the best-selling book of "mommy porn" parodied over the weekend on "Saturday Night Live."
I enjoy reading.
Until recently I have ... [more]

Sendak the Great

May 9, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Utterly original children's author helped define the essence of art
The death this week of the singularly original children's author Maurice Sendak ... [more]

Sarkozy leaves the stage

May 8, 2012 - The Associated Press:  PARIS -- When Nicolas Sarkozy bounded up the steps of France's presidential palace in jogging shorts and shoes on his first day in office five years ago, many ... [more]

Tuesday notes

May 8, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Chill out
Did any spring plants get nipped by frost over the weekend? If they avoided it, then it was by the skin of their stems. A month ago a day ... [more]

Living my salad days in Lusk

May 6, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  The term "salad days" most often is attributed to William Shakespeare. Salad days refer to innocence, inexperience and a time of questionable judgment, in ... [more]

Obama court battles echo FDR's in 1930s

May 6, 2012 - By Carl Leubsdorf:  The possibility that the Supreme Court could throw out some or all of President Barack Obama's landmark health law in the midst of the presidential campaign ... [more]

Election season unfolds

May 6, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Candidates and voters share the obligation
As the leaves emerge and the flowers unfold, another season is starting to bloom as well. It's an election ... [more]

Romney maps path to victory

May 4, 2012 - By David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- Over the last 100 years, only five incumbent presidents have lost second-term bids. Mitt Romney is trying to become the 21st century's first ... [more]

On my favorite birthday, I got an important job

May 4, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  Seventy years ago today was my best birthday ever.
Five days before my seventh birthday, my baby sister (and only sibling) was born.
I was given the ... [more]

A better way

May 4, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Congress wants postal cutbacks delayed while it looks into a continuous problem

Fremont County consumers got interesting news over the past week when ... [more]

Analysts eye health care law rejection for Medicare impact

May 3, 2012 - By Ricardo Alonso-Zalvidar, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Medicare's payment system, the unseen but vital network that handles 100 million monthly claims, could freeze up if President Barack Obama's ... [more]

We can't help competing

May 3, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  "Height is complicated," says Nathaniel Hollister, a spokesman for The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitats. He's considered an authority on such ... [more]

Our unique county

May 3, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Data from the Census Bureau brings the unusual details into focus again

The new county population estimates supplied by the U.S. Census Bureau ... [more]

May's skies bring gifts

May 2, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  The "Full Flower Moon," so named by some American Indian tribes who didn't anticipate our early spring this year, but also known by others as the "Corn ... [more]

Playing politics

May 2, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The president is capitalizing on the death of bin Laden, and anyone else would do the same

Red alert: It's a political year, and politicians are ... [more]

Twenty years after the L.A. riots

May 1, 2012 - By Walter Cook:  A little over a year ago, I found myself vying with a colorful California character for an apartment in a seedy part of Hollywood.
The guy looked to be in his ... [more]

Tuesday notes

May 1, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  'Tis the season, already
Another summer-like week is in store for the Wind River Basin, if the weather forecasters have it right (which they almost ... [more]

Student teaching at age 22

Apr 29, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  Looking back with 20/20 hindsight garnered over a third of a century, it's easy to see the folly in the education curriculum offered by the University of ... [more]

Who passes the Gerry Ford test?

Apr 29, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  It was rightly said of President Harry Truman that he liked being Harry Truman: He was comfortable being Harry Truman; he never thought about being anybody ... [more]

Fires, not floods

Apr 29, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Mother Nature is likely to present a different challenge this season

If it's not one thing it's another.
Fremont County is relieved, no doubt, to ... [more]

Playing with telemarketers

Apr 27, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  This is not an invitation, but I enjoy telemarketing calls.
By that I mean I enjoy playing around with the telemarketers. I enjoy wasting their time.
I know ... [more]

To the word

Apr 27, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  We're grateful for the mission of National Book Night and Poem in Your Pocket Day

This week brought two exceptionally well-intentioned observances, ... [more]