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By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Feb 13, 2019

Fremont County Farm and Ranch Days proved a good venue last week for planners of the proposed Genuine Meats processing facility on "airport hill" west of ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Feb 10, 2019

Another shutdown? Headlines Monday night and Tuesday morning tell of the news that a deal in Congress has been struck that would avoid a second federal ...

By Randy Tucker
Feb 10, 2019

A phrase claimed by Mark Twain, once uttered by Henry Ford, and often attributed to Albert Einstein, goes like this: "If you always do what you've always ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Feb 10, 2019

At the halfway point of the Wyoming Legislature's 2019 session, the state's changed and difficult revenue picture isn't proving much easier to handle than it ...

By Robert H. Peck
Feb 8, 2019

O grilled cheese, long a stalwart favorite, can there be a better meal than thou? Unparalleled in both ease and comfort, you've ascended to cultural ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Feb 8, 2019

Not long ago we wrote an editorial commenting on the latest attempt in the Wyoming Legislature to undermine, or even do away with, public-notice advertising ...


By Clair McFarland
Feb 7, 2019

I've been a runner for 15 years, so I'm friends with pain. Runner's knee, plantar fasciitis, bursitis, chronic frostbite, intestinal scarring (yes you can ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Feb 7, 2019

Our elected lawmakers are very concerned about public education -- and at times tend believe they know more about it than the educators do. This, at best, can ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Feb 5, 2019

Tuesday notes Halfway done It's still too early in the year to get particularly excited about springtime. Winter, as marked on the calendar and defined by ...


By Randy Tucker
Feb 3, 2019

It's called the cascade effect. You start with a specific goal in mind, and, suddenly, other issues start springing up like mushrooms. We built a second house ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Feb 3, 2019

What makes a holiday a holiday? Super Bowl Sunday has all the ingredients. It's a day off work, a day for leisure, for fellowship, for family, for ...

By Robert H. Peck
Feb 1, 2019

I put it to you that there are few moments in our lives we feel lower than when scraping snow and ice off a car. It doesn't seem so miserable until you're out ...


From staff reports
Feb 1, 2019

The Wyoming Press Association conducts an annual awards contest to recognize the best work of Wyoming newspapers in the preceding year, and the results are ...

Betty Starks Case
Jan 31, 2019

How important is a local full-service hospital to we who live in Riverton and in the many rural miles of Fremont County, Wyoming? A good way to clarify that ...

By Steven R. Peck Publisher
Jan 31, 2019

Weather conditions have snapped us back to the cold side, even for January, but we have nothing to complain about compared to the truly spectacular cold ...


By Steven R. Peck
Jan 30, 2019

We trust someone who cares about community colleges in Wyoming soon will explain to University of Wyoming president Laurie Nichols what the proposal to begin ...

By Randy Tucker
Jan 27, 2019

I often recall my first election in Niobrara County back in November 1980. I was at pre-season basketball practice running open gym for the Lusk Tigers. ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 27, 2019

Virtually every legislative session brings a new assault on the public notice advertising. The 2019 version is under way. This time around, the quest to ...


By Robert H. Peck
Jan 25, 2019

When you think back on your time in elementary school, you may have fond memories of snow days. The only reason I say "may" here is that you might have gone ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jan 25, 2019

We now are some months into the local organizational effort in Riverton aimed at building a new, full-service hospital that would be under our own control. ...

By Clair McFarland
Jan 24, 2019

There's no charming way to say that I like to be alone. I once quipped to a friend that I'd be content living on a mountaintop, and then I - you know -- ...


By Steven R. Peck
Jan 24, 2019

In 2019 we are witness to a crisis in the State of the Union Address. If there actually can be such a thing. Mired in the gridlocked quagmire of the federal ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jan 23, 2019

Wyoming still has a bit of hesitation toward observing the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday the third Monday in January. It's something we ought to strive to ...

By Randy Tucker
Jan 22, 2019

That dreaded 'delete' key strikes again They say no good deed ever goes unpunished. While writing about a great basketball team doesn't necessarily ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 22, 2019

Tuesday notes Old Man Winter usually lingers in the mind as the longest season because it can bring its particular kind of weather well before the actual ...

By Randy Tucker
Jan 22, 2019

They say no good deed ever goes unpunished. While writing about a great basketball team doesn't necessarily constitute a "good deed," it does require ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jan 22, 2019

Old Man Winter usually lingers in the mind as the longest season because it can bring its particular kind of weather well before the actual season begins, and ...


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