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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]


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]

Naps, sheets, snooze buttons

Feb 15, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  With "maturity" come some "adult truths" shared with me recently. If you have reached that mature place in life, you'll understand these:
- Sometimes I'll ... [more]

No panic necessary

Feb 15, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  In his State of the State address Monday to ring in the new session of the Wyoming Legislature in Cheyenne, Gov. Matt Mead did the expected -- the necessary -- ... [more]

Mortgage deal won't end problems

Feb 14, 2012 - By Nathaniel Popper and E. Scott Reckard MCT:  NEW YORK -- A nationwide settlement on foreclosure practices has ended one headache for the banks involved, but there are signs that it is only the beginning of ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Feb 14, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Winter's "worst"
As of Wednesday, the worst of winter will be over. Just ask anyone who has lived in the Riverton Valley for a good long while, ... [more]

Finding the magic places

Feb 13, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  It's been gone for over a quarter century, but it still lives on in my memory. There was a small section of fence behind my grandparent's house bordered by the ... [more]

Still dispensing unvarnished truth

Feb 13, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  The South Carolina primary has come and gone, and I'm glad I was there for it. It gave me the chance to tap into the fresh wisdom of an authentic American ... [more]

Saying it

Feb 13, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  There's just a day between us and Valentine's Day 2012. Feb. 14 is the day we set aside this year for the consideration and demonstration of love. It's one of ... [more]

What love means to youngsters

Feb 10, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  Next Tuesday is Valentine"s Day, usually a day for hearts and flowers for adults. But kids can get in on the act, too. Here are some answers given by a group ... [more]

On the ballot

Feb 10, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  There hasn't been a formal vote of authorization yet, but every indication points to the Fremont County Commission's willingness to permit voters to decide ... [more]

Foreclosure scam needs justice and reparations

Feb 9, 2012 - By The St. Louis Post Dispatch:  One of the enduring wrongs of the Great Recession has been that individual homeowners have borne and continue to bear the brunt of the housing ... [more]

Learn to love differences

Feb 9, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  February: Valentines. Love. Weddings. It's almost impossible not to get involved.
Actor Clint Eastwood offers his own view, and you can look at it both ... [more]

An idea with merit

Feb 9, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  A few local boy scouts are working toward merit badges through an Eagle Scout project that requires them, among many other things, to write a letter to the ... [more]

I was game for the game

Feb 8, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  I stopped for the commercials and stayed for the game.
With no dog in the fight, I had little interest in the Super Bowl Sunday evening and just planned to ... [more]

Romney interrupted

Feb 8, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  A reporter summing up the Republican presidential primaries as of Monday morning would have written something like this: Another week, another preliminary win ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Feb 7, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Mild West Winter Carnival
The benign winter sure has made the outdoor side of the Wild West Winter Carnival a lot easier for everyone. Saturday's ice ... [more]

We're a Nielsen family again

Feb 6, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  Most of life is a series of gradual changes, slight shifts and largely unnoticed adjustments to routine that we rarely take notice of.
We received a call a ... [more]

Why Gingrich scares Republicans

Feb 6, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  Hymie Shorenstein, a legendary Democratic leader in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, was renowned for delivering lopsided majorities, up to 15 to one, for ... [more]

Our super day

Feb 6, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  What makes a national holiday? A presidential proclamation helps, or an act of Congress. But sometimes it just happens until one day we realize what we've ... [more]

I think I know what was meant

Feb 3, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  There is an art to newspaper headline writing. And sometimes that art hits the mark, such as in the following ones sent to me by an Internet friend:
Man Kills ... [more]

Big job, big opportunity

Feb 3, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wind River Indian Reservation tribal transportation official John Smith summed things up neatly last week when he contemplated his agency's task in accepting ... [more]

Dancers showcased expert choreography

Feb 2, 2012 - By Randy Tucker and Emily Etheredge Staff Writers:  Flamboyant costumes, flawless choreography and impressive organization thrilled a lower-level capacity audience Jan. 21 at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center ... [more]

Love stories

Feb 2, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  If you're lucky in life, then you have a love story. We'd like to hear it.
Over the past few days you may have seen our advertisement asking "Do you remember ... [more]