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By Randy Tucker
Jan 17, 2021

We're a little behind the times out here in the West when the latest trends finally reach us. It's improved with the advent of the Internet and satellite ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 17, 2021

For a variety of reasons, frustration and confusion exist among the Fremont County public concerning how, when, and where to receive the coronavirus vaccine. ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 13, 2021

The President of the United States appears headed for a second impeachment during his only four-year term in office, and Wyoming, unexpectedly, finds itself ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 12, 2021

Flocked This time of year virtually no one would claim truly to enjoy cold mid-winter temperatures and 15-hour nights, but one of the characteristics of our ...

By Randy Tucker
Jan 10, 2021

Cold in winter, hot in summer, with a few mice wandering through at night, and decidedly austere on its best day. This was my home for much of my high school ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 7, 2021

Our nation witnessed an experiment in mob rule Wednesday. A horde of goons stormed the United States Capitol while the U.S. House and Senate were in session ...


By Clair McFarland
Jan 7, 2021

Is your life too comfortable? Then you need head lice! Lice can be obtained inexpensively, and we guarantee that once you have them, all that spare time and ...

By Randy Tucker
Jan 3, 2021

"I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody's part," says Otter in the 1978 frat-house comedy ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 3, 2021

Perhaps it's not true that everybody is an expert on something, but it is true that everything has an expert. That means there actually are experts on the ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 30, 2020

Shipments of the two approved coronavirus vaccines are making their way to Wyoming, but the numbers are pretty small. That's partly because we are a ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 29, 2020

Holiday housekeeping Your daily newspaper staff appreciates the rare three-day Christmas weekend. We pulled it off by publishing on Monday last week, the ...

By Randy Tucker
Dec 27, 2020

q Why do the comets, meteor showers and planetary alignments arrive so often when it's cloudy overhead in our clear-skied state? This is my last column in ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 27, 2020

Who wrote the best-known poem by an America? We don't mean to start an argument here, but for our money the answer is Clement C. Moore. And one of the things ...

By Clair McFarland
Dec 10, 2020

I didn't expect my blood test to tell me I was a Viking warrior, but this year it did. Every year The Husband and I take a blood test together, then go to ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 10, 2020

President-elect Joseph Biden said before the election that he would be bound and determined to nominate cabinet officers and appoint senior administration ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 9, 2020

Chuck Yeager is dead, and he is receiving admiring and affectionate tributes around the country. He earned them. The world-renowned test pilot, who decided ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 8, 2020

Mild Christmas Mother Nature's mild run-up to Christmas continues. Day after day, we experience calm, stable weather -- very cold in the mornings but sunny ...

By Steve Peck, Publisher
Dec 8, 2020

We've put a month between ourselves and election day, and today I'll grade my performance in making election predictions. U.S. Senate and House -- No skill ...


By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Dec 6, 2020

Overly complicating showed itself during 1993 in Somalia. In another rendition of the endless wars the United States has been involved in since the Japanese ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 6, 2020

Our 68th Christmas edition is near, so write in by Dec. 18 Santa Claus reads the local newspaper. It's true. He's a subscriber. It's a lifetime ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 1, 2020

Holiday housekeeping First up, your daily newspaper staff appreciated the day off last Thursday. It gave our hard-working bunch a chance to observe ...


By Randy Tucker
Nov 29, 2020

My granddaughter doesn't know it, but that playground toy once was a construction component. Sometime in the early 1950s, my grandfather dug a deep hole near ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 29, 2020

Eight years into important discussions about how county and municipal law enforcement in Fremont County might find ways to cooperate with Wind River Indian ...

By Randy Tucker
Nov 22, 2020

Until I was 20 years old, steak was never a favorite of mine. I did enjoy something my Grandma Gasser made called "minute steaks," but as a youngster the ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 22, 2020

The Wyoming Supreme Court carries a lot of clout in our state, and it exercised some of it last week. Due to the spiraling coronavirus upturn in Wyoming there ...

Betty Starks Case
Nov 19, 2020

We'll be celebrating Thanks-giving in another week, but my column schedule doesn't quite fit the calendar. Still, it's never too early to be thankful. First, ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 19, 2020

Central Wyoming College learned this week that money it had requested under the CARES act to create and equip a small television studio at the Wyoming Capitol ...


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