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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]

Happy for a house guest

Mar 6, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Two weeks ago I had a house guest. I had not planned on entertaining the guest, but it gave me great joy for a few days.
She showed up as I had just finished ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Mar 6, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wyoming wind
We all know the word "hellacious" and how it is used. But is "howlacious" a word? If it is, it would be a good one to describe the wind ... [more]

Have times really changed?

Mar 4, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  You hear a lot of rhetoric these days from the fringe political elements. One of the most popular is, "How will you face your grandchildren if you vote for... ... [more]

What endorsements can tell us

Mar 4, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  The endorsement of a political candidate by another politician generally draws a well-deserved yawn from voters.
But over the past half-century of savoring ... [more]

The battle resumes

Mar 4, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Virtually every year in the Wyoming Legislature there appears a bill or bills to demonstrate again our state's deeply conflicted positions on traffic ... [more]

March's moon is the 'Full Worm'

Mar 2, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  The Full Worm Moon shines next Thursday, March 8, very early in the morning.
The moon rises at 5:51 p.m. the night before and reaches its brightest (full) at ... [more]

Train our veterans to lead the revitalization of manufacturing

Mar 2, 2012 - By Keith D. Nosbusch, For MCT News Service:  MILWAUKEE -- President Obama has called for revitalizing U.S. manufacturing, while also promising to create 20,000 jobs for unemployed veterans. Both are ... [more]

Lists and rankings

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]