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]
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]
Feb 17, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  As winter wanes, people become more concerned with "getting in shape."
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.
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]
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]
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]
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:
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]
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]
Feb 14, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Winter's "worst"
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Feb 9, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  February: Valentines. Love. Weddings. It's almost impossible not to get involved.
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]
Feb 8, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  I stopped for the commercials and stayed for the game.
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]
Feb 7, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Mild West Winter Carnival
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.
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]
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]
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:
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]
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.