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Door-to-door sellers

Oct 16, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  As the city considers an ordinance, questions need to be asked and answered

For the second time in recent memory, the Riverton City Council is ... [more]

Could Dems save Speaker Boehner?

Oct 15, 2013 - By Doyle McManus:  Last week, House Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, and his Republicans declared that they had two clear goals in this fall's battle over federal spending: no ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Oct 15, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Weather robbery
As each chilly day passes, it  seems more likely that we won't be the recipients of an extended period of fine fall weather in Fremont ... [more]

Let's banish the Hitler comparisons

Oct 13, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  Such loose language trivializes the barbaric inhumaneness of Hitler's holocaust.

"Why is it that when political ammunition runs low, inevitably the ... [more]

Welcome to the Nanny Age

Oct 13, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  Everything is watched, and the intrusions keep on growing.

It's a strange symbol for a national flag, but the African nation of Mozambique on its ... [more]

Cold cases

Oct 13, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Three of them have 'warmed up' virtually at the same time

When local historians look back on the fall of 2013, they swill detect an unexpected trend ... [more]

When did 'compromise' become a bad word?

Oct 11, 2013 - By The Philadelphia Inquirer:  Having survived the Civil War, this country should know better than to treat the latest government shutdown as the political equivalent of the Bible's ... [more]

The rest of us can't just 'shut down'

Oct 11, 2013 - By Chris Peck:  Call your congressional representatives and tell them all to get the government back to work.

My daughter is a church minister who doesn't follow ... [more]

Another $100K on Hill

Oct 11, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The price tag is rising, and for what?

By now, uneasiness surely must be setting in for those in the Wyoming Legislature determined to destroy ... [more]

In training as a damsel in distress

Oct 10, 2013 - By Clair McFarland:  Last weekend, for the second time, autumn lost the game against our aggressive and early winter.
This holds certain adventures for the optimist -- the event ... [more]

Simple ingredients

Oct 10, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Homecoming week reminds us how easy it can be to maintain community ties

High school Homecoming week is a time for nostalgia, among other things. ... [more]

Baby's plane merged with Pegasus

Oct 9, 2013 - By Carl Manning:  Well how did you like the drizzly, wet, snowy and broken-tree month of September? It certainly was a September to remember.
It was also a month that brought ... [more]

We innovate

Oct 9, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  That's been the history of newspaper publishing, and don't forget it

A hot word these days on the lecture and banquet circuit is ... [more]

Poll: Most want debt limit raised

Oct 8, 2013 - By Jim Puzzanghera, Tribune Washington Bureau:  WASHINGTON -- A majority of Americans want Congress to raise the nation's $16.7 trillion debt limit and would blame Republicans if it isn't, according to a poll ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Oct 8, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Rare weather
No records could be kept on this sort of thing, but we venture to say on this Tuesday that rarely, perhaps never, in the history of ... [more]

There are no PACs for the poor have no PACs

Oct 6, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  Among the citizens who qualified for food-stamp assistance last year were 5,000 Americans serving on active duty in the U.S. military defending their ... [more]

Only the ignorant cast history aside

Oct 6, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  Bulletin: We aren't the first people to have walked the Earth.

It's a natural to assume you're the first person to ever experience something. It's a ... [more]

The wide array

Oct 6, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Three decades of Student of the Week

Student of the Week is about to begin its fourth decade.
On page B-6 of today's edition, you'll find the second ... [more]

Police, keep hands off our smartphones

Oct 4, 2013 - The Los Angeles Times:  Once they place a suspect under arrest, police in many parts of this country are allowed to search the contents of his or her mobile phone -- including text ... [more]

Obamacare quagmire

Oct 4, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wyoming is in a position to help its citizens, and it ought to do it

So far, so congested.
Such is the experience of many Americans in accessing the ... [more]

This year's early snow was trouble, but the storm 30 years ago was even worse

Oct 3, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  Yes, last week's heavy, wet snow was a damaging surprise. But do you recall one dubbed "a late summer snowstorm" by The Ranger on Monday, Sept. 13, 1983?
We ... [more]

Be ready this time

Oct 3, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Incredibly, another heavy snowstorm's arrival is imminent

You know all those public service announcements about "winter preparedness"?
Well, nights ... [more]

In praise of the one-shot hunts

Oct 2, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wyoming leading the way on a positive path

Let's take a moment to salute one-shot antelope hunts.
Both of them.
That's right. The Lander One-Shot ... [more]

Champions

Oct 2, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  There haven't been many in RHS boys sports, so celebrate the golfers

State championships for Riverton High School sports teams have been rare through ... [more]

Charm can only go so far

Oct 1, 2013 - By Doyle McManus:  NEW YORK -- How long does it take for a charm offensive to wear thin?
By the end of a long week of glad-handing at the United Nations, even Iran's new ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Oct 1, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  September snow
It wasn't quite snow in the summer, but the very early fall snowstorm that socked it to Fremont County late last week still caught a lot ... [more]

Legislators locking the doors

Sep 28, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  There is an unspoken belief among many rural people concerning locked doors, locked vehicles and locked gates. For generations, farmers and ranchers have ... [more]

Between you and me, I'm feeling cranky

Sep 28, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  I write and speak for a living, so I bemoan the continuing collapse of grammar.

You accept that you are completely uncool when you don't tweet, when ... [more]

One last slap

Sep 28, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  It is unjust -- but legal -- to require the county to pay ACLU's legal fees from the voting rights suit

Fremont County got a deeply unsatisfying ... [more]

Clearing up details about new justice center in city

Sep 27, 2013 - By Travis Becker, Fremont County commissioner, Riverton:  Editor:
As your readers are aware, Fremont County is looking to build a new justice center in Riverton. While a bullethole last June has precipitated the ... [more]

Riding with the Rangers: Planes, molten lead and remembering a visiting Ranger regular

Sep 27, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  On an airplane trip back east not long ago, the mode of transport on the final leg from Philadelphia to New Haven, Conn., was the turboprop airplane called the ... [more]

New emission standards

Sep 27, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wyoming's coal industry doesn't like them, but it is in position to respond positively

Officials of Wyoming state government and leaders in the ... [more]

Baby Messiah gets to keep his given name

Sep 26, 2013 - By The Chicago Tribune:  Hospital nurseries last year were filled with Jacobs and Jaydens, Madisons and Mias.
But there is only one Messiah, a Tennessee judge declared in August, ... [more]

Mixing art with science

Sep 26, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Central Wyoming College made a wise move in promoting art in the new center on campus

Central Wyoming College's new Health and Science Center is a ... [more]

Permanent ink not fit for the fickle

Sep 26, 2013 - By Clair McFarland:  Few topics distract me from the joy I carry around with me these days -- in my hormone-high brain, my tapioca-spoiled tummy, and my overstuffed womb. It's hard ... [more]

We can have both art and coal

Sep 25, 2013 - By Chris Peck:  And let's not ask college trustees to be art critics

Run trustees, run.
Do not get into the business of being  Wyoming's art censors.
That's not ... [more]

Pay for the truck

Sep 25, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Even as investigations continue, some parties ought to cover costs for the Pavillion water truck

By now, feelings are deeply ingrained in the case of ... [more]

U.S.not isolationist, but skeptical

Sep 24, 2013 - By Doyle McManus:  President Obama and his aides were surprised this month by the strength of public opposition to their call for military action against Syria. They shouldn't ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Sep 24, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Too soon?
We published a picture showing the season's first snow last week, but it was barely a dusting. Plus, it fell in the mountains above Dubois, ... [more]

Put beer tax money where it will do the most good

Sep 20, 2013 - Nancy Eckstein, Riverton:  Put beer tax
money where
it will do the
most good
I am saddened that no one has listened to what I had to say last year on the issue of raising the beer ... [more]