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Asking the question

Mar 18, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Municipalities say they need more money, and voters will get to decide in November

It took a good long while, but leaders of Fremont County's six ... [more]

Politicians don't control oil prices

Mar 18, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  Opportunities to understand people and issues abound if you take the time to listen.
Last week I held a restaurant paging device as my wife and I waited ... [more]

Coincidences aren't achievements

Mar 18, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  "When I was speaker of the House, gas was $1.13 a gallon."
"In the four years I was speaker, we created 11 million new jobs."
"Overall spending grew at an ... [more]

Asking the question

Mar 18, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  It took a good long while, but leaders of Fremont County's six incorporated municipalities have won permission from the county commission to place an ... [more]

End of the owl story

Mar 16, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  It was a poignant lesson in the cycle of life

Two years ago I wrote frequently in this column about a real-time webcam I was watching of an owl box ... [more]

The third-graders

Mar 16, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  State restrictions are putting School District 25 in an unwanted position

The Wyoming Legislature is taking an assertive and positive step toward ... [more]

End of the owl story

Mar 16, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  Two years ago I wrote frequently in this column about a real-time webcam I was watching of an owl box in San Marcos, Calif.
The host, Carlos Royal, wife Donna ... [more]

The third-graders

Mar 16, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Wyoming Legislature is taking an assertive and positive step toward improving public education in the state by requiring that classrooms in our public ... [more]

Your birth certificate

Mar 15, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  It's becoming just about the most important document you own

Do you know where your birth certificate is? How about your child's or your aged ... [more]

Don't remove community voice from debates on base closures

Mar 15, 2012 - By Newsday (Long Island, N.Y.):  The Pentagon is under orders from Congress to cut about $1 trillion in spending, yet its proposal for two new rounds of base closings got a cold reception on ... [more]

The greatness inside

Mar 15, 2012 - By Tori Stanek, Riverton High School:  Editor's note: A Riverton High School student a winners in her age group of the USA Today Sportsmanship Essay Contest.
Tori Stanek was introduced last ... [more]

Your birth certificate

Mar 15, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Do you know where your birth certificate is? How about your child's or your aged parent's?
Many of us have some idea, like in the back of that cluttered ... [more]

Definitions that get to the point

Mar 14, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Sometimes the easy words can be made easier.
Consider these definitions shared with me recently:
Adult: A person who has stopped growing at both ends and is ... [more]

Cartoons and controversy

Mar 14, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Garry Trudeau and "Doonesbury" are at it again, but our readers can handle it

The "Doonesbury comic strip is generating controversy again. This ... [more]

Definitions that get to the point

Mar 14, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  Sometimes the easy words can be made easier.
Consider these definitions shared with me recently:
Adult: A person who has stopped growing at both ends and is ... [more]

Murderous rampage in Afghanistan threatening delicate U.S. mission

Mar 14, 2012 - By The Baltimore Sun:  The bloody mayhem allegedly committed by a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan Sunday couldn't have come at a worse time. The killings, which left up to 16 Afghan ... [more]

Cartoons and controversy

Mar 14, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The "Doonesbury comic strip is generating controversy again. This week's series satirizes -- ferociously -- the newly legislated medical requirements in Texas ... [more]

Santorum maps out a miracle

Mar 13, 2012 - By Darlene Superville, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- A political tip sheet for the rest of us outside the Washington Beltway:

SANTORUM'S YELLOW BRICK ROAD. Rick Santorum says his road to ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Mar 13, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Breezy, sunny, warm March weather is here in force. The weekend weather was superb, and it is carrying over into the new week.
Spring is, officially, still a ... [more]

What the Disney myth didn't say

Mar 11, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  The recent warm days, along with the advent of high winds, have me worried about our apple crop.
My grandfather spent many anguished hours trying to get nut ... [more]

Face it, GOP, the auto bailout worked

Mar 11, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  Of Margaret Thatcher's British administration, this compliment was paid: "The government has a heroic commitment to hard-nosed pragmatism" -- by which each ... [more]

The investigation

Mar 11, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  An element of shock accompanied the news last week that a Fremont County Sheriff's deputy had, during a confrontation with a man wielding a knife, shot and ... [more]

A shout-out for Shoshoni on network TV

Mar 9, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  The town of Shoshoni got a fun little shout-out on national TV on Tuesday morning of this week.
On "Live with Kelly" on KTWO/ABC during the show's "Daily Dial ... [more]

State voting laws challenged

Mar 9, 2012 - By William Douglas, McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- Taking a page from its past, the NAACP will go before a United Nations panel in Switzerland this week to argue that new voting laws approved by ... [more]

More Q than A

Mar 9, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  One of the most talked-about bills floated during the just-completed session of the Wyoming Legislature called for mandatory drug screening for welfare ... [more]

His life, so his computer

Mar 8, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  "Healthy people aren't interesting," says television's Dr. Drew Pinsky. "Drama is always about sick people."
Sick in some way, I suppose. And by that ... [more]

Sanctions are hitting Iran hard; give them a chance to work for a bit longer

Mar 8, 2012 - By The Dallas Morning News Services:  The last time Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with President Barack Obama at the White House, tensions were palpable, and their points of ... [more]

Ready to adjourn

Mar 8, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  This has been a relatively painless session of the Wyoming Legislature. Not every bill has passed via smiling affirmation and applause, mind you, but there ... [more]

Many choices for retirees

Mar 7, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  I had a visit last week from a friend who has decided to retire and move from Wyoming. The friend chose Arkansas for a variety of reasons she was quick to ... [more]

Super breaks

Mar 7, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The modern English vernacular has in the past 20 years or so come to include the term Super Tuesday, and it has nothing to do with a football game.
It's the ... [more]