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By Robert H. Peck
Feb 23, 2018

It's late February. I know it's unseasonably cold in Wyoming. Sorry. I had nothing to do with. Here in Iowa, the ice is thawing, fields are drying out, and ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Feb 23, 2018

It is a global embarrassment that the United States of America is the runaway world leader in mass shooting deaths. Worse, many of them are perpetrated at ...

By Clair McFarland
Feb 22, 2018

"Mom, remembo summo?" I do remember summer. "Remembo when we would go outside without coats and gwoves and even shoes!" Yes. We all went outside, ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Feb 22, 2018

Wyoming's secretary of state's office is vacant at the moment. Here is a suggestion for the governor: Leave it vacant until the voters can choose the next ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Feb 21, 2018

Chances are, someone in Fremont County once saw Billy Graham preach in person. It's a good bet, because tens of millions of people went to revivals, ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Feb 20, 2018

'Tis still the season Not to be overly complaining, but don't the longtime local weather watchers always tell us that the worst of winter is over by ...


By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Feb 18, 2018

My dad passed away last week. My beautiful daughter Staci, who lives in Pittsburgh, wrote a tribute to him that I could never hope to match. She takes my ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Feb 18, 2018

The Wyoming Legislature is taking its first steps around the political and fiscal minefield known as new taxation. So far the lawmakers have been ...

By Robert H. Peck
Feb 16, 2018

Yesterday and today are some of the best days for fans of American grocery store overindulgence. The holidays are a mixed bag for grocery stores. It's a ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Feb 16, 2018

An interesting and unusual political operation is about to take place in Wyoming. The governor will be appointing a new secretary of state. He won't have his ...

by Betty Starks Case
Feb 15, 2018

This appears to be a very moving story. While my mate is fast gaining strength at Wind River Rehab and Wellness, I've been informed that an apartment has ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Feb 15, 2018

The lasting images from the latest horrifying mass murder of children in this country will be the video footage and still photographs of the teenagers fleeing ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Feb 14, 2018

It's Valentine's Day, the holiday for being in love. If you're at a loss for what to say to tour certain someone, not to worry -- this is well-cultivated ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Feb 13, 2018

Piling up A common remark here in the early weeks of 2018 is that our winter is, well, wintry, but in terms of snow it doesn't come close to last ...

By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Feb 11, 2018

q The summer months whiz by, while winter drags on. There's a meme that describes the sensation perfectly. Imagine a pie chart divided into 12 portions, ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Feb 11, 2018

Wyoming's elected legislators are on the road to Cheyenne this weekend, preparing for what is certain to be one of the most-watched sessions any of them has ...

By Robert H. Peck
Feb 9, 2018

Things you learn when you car is unexpectedly buried in snow on a Chicago street: You learn that every vehicle looks almost identical to every other vehicle ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Feb 9, 2018

The term "mixed bag" would be a fair way to describe the new spending plan approved in the middle of the night by Congress. It did avoid a days-long ...


By Clair McFarland
Feb 8, 2018

This week I got the flu, and I tricked myself into watching a movie. I'm not sure which was worse. Now don't get me wrong, I like movies. I'm just selective ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Feb 8, 2018

The opening ceremonies of the 2018 Winter Olympics games in South Korea are beamedFridaynight from the other side of the world. The every-other-year arrival ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Feb 7, 2018

'North' Federal rebuild We botched a headlineon Sunday'spage 1. The big street reconstruction project beginning in early March in Riverton is, of ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Feb 6, 2018

Welcome preview Fremont County enjoyed a very niceSaturdaywhich seemed a lot like - dare it be said? - spring. It was a mostly sunny, mild day, with ...

By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Feb 4, 2018

An exhausted Hawkeye Pierce stares into the camera after a brutal session of surgery. "Guns, and bombs, and anti-personnel mines have more power to take life ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Feb 4, 2018

Formal definitions of the word "holiday" mention time off work, a time of leisure, a time of celebration, a time of fellowship, a time of festivities, and a ...


By Robert H. Peck
Feb 2, 2018

In the television show "Mad Men," Don Draper and the other rich ad executives seem to walk around carrying thousands of dollars in cash on them at any given ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Feb 2, 2018

"What if there were notomorrow? There wasn't one today." This year marks the 25th anniversary of "Groundhog Day," the 1993 movie in which a TV weatherman ...

by Betty Starks Case
Feb 1, 2018

Most of us prefer to read, think, talk about babies, school, skiing and fishing rather than illness or aging. And yet - if you should get surprised along the ...


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