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Mar 2, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Unwanted conclusions are being drawn about, and critical attention directed at, Fremont County again because of outside analysis that has been used to generate ... [more]

Lessons from 2012 campaign

Mar 1, 2012 - By Doyle McManus:  It sometimes feels as if the struggle for the Republican presidential nomination has been going on forever, but if you measure the campaign by the number of ... [more]

Volume 106, No. 1

Mar 1, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Today's front page carries the statistical information reading "Volume 106, No 1."
That means it's our newspaper anniversary.
It also happens to be the first ... [more]

How Romney won Michigan

Feb 29, 2012 - By Thomas Beaumont, The Associated Press:  DETROIT -- Republican Mitt Romney staved off calamity in his presidential bid by returning to a familiar plan: Attack the surging rival.
He won Tuesday's ... [more]

This day comes but once in four years

Feb 29, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Today is Leap Year Day -- Feb. 29, which happens only once every four years.
Leap Years are needed to keep our calendar in alignment with the Earth's ... [more]

Pack the place

Feb 29, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Riverton High School hasn't sent many basketball teams to the state tournament in recent years. The games that will determine this year's state-tournament fate ... [more]

Bringing a combine home

Feb 28, 2012 - By Richard Klein:  A year ago, my son Garrett and I were standing at a farm auction near Worland. We had come to look at a combine that was listed on the sale bill.
It was ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Feb 28, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Leaping toward March
Last day of the month? Not this year.
2012 is a "leap year," meaning we'll have a 29th day of February, another day to wait to ... [more]

Are we ready for the boom?

Feb 26, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  "If a man could have half his wishes, he would double his troubles." No less an intellect than one of the greatest American's to ever live uttered this simple ... [more]

GOP voters still looking

Feb 26, 2012 - Roger Simon:  The most notable factor in the Republican presidential race thus far is the depth of confusion into which Republican voters have sunk.
They cannot find a ... [more]

Oscar night

Feb 26, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The words and images from our favorite movies become part of our lives, our culture, our history and our nation. Sunday's Academy Awards ceremonies will add to ... [more]

Obama critics might like high gas prices -- for now

Feb 24, 2012 - By Kathleen Hennessey MCT Washington Bureau:  WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama tried to deflect criticism over rising gas prices on Thursday, as he accused Republicans of cheering the bad economic news ... [more]

Worth the trouble?

Feb 24, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Fremont County's new, court-ordered system of electing county commissioners from specified districts is here to stay.
Now those who pushed for the change have ... [more]

Affirmative action faces a showdown

Feb 23, 2012 - By The Philadelphia Inquirer:  Apprehension, trepidation, fear -- those words may best describe the emotions of many affirmative-action supporters in response to Tuesday's news that the U.S. ... [more]

Memories pile up with losses

Feb 23, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  On occasion, I've written tributes in this column to people who've specially touched my life. But what does one do when friends move out of this world in ... [more]

Avenue of Flags

Feb 23, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The flags were flying again along many Riverton streets Monday.
It was Presidents Day, and the combined efforts of Riverton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3628 ... [more]

Twelve ways exercise is overrated

Feb 22, 2012 - The San Jose Mercury News:  Health advocates are always impressing upon us the importance of walking -- or, in my case (st)rolling, but an Internet friend recently poo-pooed that with the ... [more]

Fixing government is up to us

Feb 22, 2012 - The San Jose Mercury News:  The Congress is mostly in gridlock. The political parties -- particularly the GOP -- don't want to compromise, no matter how silly the impasse. The moderate ... [more]

Fewer bills

Feb 22, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Wyoming Legislature has a bit less to do this year, and uncertainty about the economy is the reason.
First, a disclaimer: Never let it be said the ... [more]

All downhill from here

Feb 21, 2012 - By Richard Klein:  Last summer in June, a cousin and his wife arrived at the Jackson Hole airport, bound for a Yellowstone park adventure. My wife and I met them in Jackson that ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Feb 21, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  dailyranger.com
For months now, anyone who went online to visit dailyranger.com saw only a static message about the site being under reconstruction or ... [more]

When Kevin White almost hit it big

Feb 20, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  At the 1972 Democratic convention that nominated Sen. George McGovern of South Dakota for president, McGovern's choice of a running mate was postponed until ... [more]

Computers overdone in school

Feb 20, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  My career as a professional educator began on a hot summer morning in early August 1980 as a Lusk assistant football coach. The Tigers began practice at 6 ... [more]

The presidents

Feb 20, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Monday brings Presidents Day, a federal holiday built roughly around the February birthdays of Washington and Lincoln, whose birthdays (Feb. 22 and Feb. 9) ... [more]

An exercise plan for those 50 and older

Feb 17, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  As winter wanes, people become more concerned with "getting in shape."
There are a variety of ways to approach that, but I am fond of one, titled "Exercise ... [more]

Entitlements make for an easy target for legislatures

Feb 17, 2012 - The St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  It's easy to criticize government benefits when somebody else is receiving them. Consider the national war on "welfare" waged by Republicans.
In Missouri, ... [more]

Battering tradition

Feb 17, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  One of the pleasures for many Americans is developing a loyalty to a college sports team and following that team through the years as a fan. It's even better ... [more]

Surging Santorum will need help

Feb 16, 2012 - By Doyle McManus:  When this year's presidential campaign began, Rick Santorum looked like a fringe candidate, consigned permanently to the outside edge of an overcrowded debate ... [more]

Crossroads

Feb 16, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  We noted with some amusement a story picked up by the Associated Press and distributed statewide earlier this week. It told of the economic excitement being ... [more]

Compromise on birth control flap probably best answer

Feb 15, 2012 - By The Los Angeles Times:  The continued wrangling between the Obama administration and the Roman Catholic Church over federally mandated insurance coverage for family planning services ... [more]