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By Steven R. Peck
Aug 7, 2018

California sky "Areas of smoke," say the weather forecasters in predicting conditions for the week ahead. The meteorologists aren't kidding. While wildfire ...

By Randy Tucker
Aug 5, 2018

A hot wind blew out of the north as I stopped to photograph the crumbling remains of a once-vibrant downtown business district. It could have been right out of ...

By Steven R. Peck
Aug 5, 2018

Decades after it last happened, the state of Wyoming is going to sanction, license and allow a hunting season for grizzly bears. It will not be without ...


By Robert H. Peck
Aug 3, 2018

Part 2 I got my javascript bot slowly rebuilt in a new, better way over a period of days. At first it still couldn't do more than ping / pong, but with ...

By Steven R. Peck
Aug 3, 2018

In older election times, a common presence was the "single-issue candidate." Some ballots had dozens of them. The single-issue candidate was running for office ...

By Betty Starks Case
Aug 2, 2018

The window beside my desk here at Homestead reveals a gnarled old tree in the far corner of the lawn. Beside that tree stands a genuine early day sheep wagon ...


By Steven R. Peck
Aug 2, 2018

For years there was a standard line of conversation whenever the topic of customer parking came up in Riverton. Recently, some of that old thinking has been ...

By Steven R. Peck
Aug 1, 2018

Followers of national news are being shocked daily with images from the astounding wildfires in California, the biggest of which is consuming homes by the ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jul 31, 2018

A cooler fair This has been a hot summer compared to most, but we are getting lucky with a cooler stretch of weather during Fremont County Fair ...


By Randy Tucker
Jul 29, 2018

I walked into her classroom on the second floor of the old Shoshoni High School and said, "A quivering bowl of estrogen?" "You read it," she replied ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jul 29, 2018

You're attendance at the Fremont County Fair is not mandatory. But it is highly recommended. The fair, which continues through Saturday, is many things at ...

By Robert H. Peck
Jul 27, 2018

Having a free week or two before my teaching semester begins anew at the University of Iowa, I decided to take on learning a new language. No, not Spanish or ...


By Steven R. Peck
Jul 27, 2018

Where does Taylor Haynes "reside," anyway? The question has inserted a dramatic element into the primary election for governor in Wyoming. The answer to it ...

By Clair McFarland
Jul 26, 2018

I'm not going to say who did what - I ain't no snitch - but I will say that there was a "grounding" here last week. I had never grounded any children before; ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jul 26, 2018

Our Riverton Rendezvous balloon rally was a thing of beauty again this year, but it was hampered a bit as well by a scheduling change in Casper. Apparently, ...


By Steven R. Peck
Jul 25, 2018

If there could be such a thing as a one-sentence editorial, the following might fill the bill: Enter the Fremont County Fair Parade. We urge this call to ...

By Randy Tucker
Jul 24, 2018

When you're the center of your own universe, there aren't many other stars out there. By nature, most teen-agers see the world in myopic monochrome, aware of ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jul 24, 2018

Rendezvous City The big events on the Riverton Rendezvous schedule are now over for another year. Participation was heavyFridaynight in 90-plus-degree ...


By Randy Tucker
Jul 22, 2018

Maybe it's the heat of summer, maybe it's just a bit of melancholy, or maybe it's just a natural longing for the past, but as I researched an article for an ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jul 22, 2018

One observation from last week's meeting of the new Wyoming Commercial Air Service Improvement Council is how little so many people in the room seemed to ...

By Robert H. Peck
Jul 20, 2018

Driving through midwestern cornfields at 8:30 in the evening is among the more beautiful experiences the continent has to offer. The sky is soupy, different ...


By Steven R. Peck
Jul 20, 2018

Editor's note: This editorial on the Riverton Rendezvous balloon rally first appeared in 2004. An updated version has been repeated annually since ...

By Betty Starks Case
Jul 19, 2018

OK, so I'm not that good at it myself. But my schoolteacher mother tried. The question still haunts us today, in so many ways. Do words really mean what they ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jul 19, 2018

On Tuesday, when planners of the state's proposed skilled nursing home for Wyoming veterans described what their intentions were and what they needed from the ...


By Steven R. Peck
Jul 18, 2018

No one witnessing the presentationsTuesdayin both Riverton and Lander concerning the planned skilled nursing home for veterans in Wyoming could have come ...

By Randy Tucker
Jul 17, 2018

It was inevitable. Someone challenges a thing you hold dear, something you identify with or an image associated with an entire lifestyle and there is ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jul 17, 2018

The hot season The heat wave that held the Wind River basin in its ferocious hands for several days dissipated finally as the new week ...


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