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By Robert H. Peck
Jun 22, 2018

I woke up this morning and there was a miller moth next to me on my pillow. I admit I reacted somewhat violently to this, lurching back away and swatting at ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jun 21, 2018

The Fremont County Commission has done exactly the right thing in deciding to rejoin the collaborative efforts of the Fremont County Association of ...

by Betty Starks Case
Jun 21, 2018

I'm disappointed when a special day like Fathers Day doesn't fall within my column schedule. And yet it gives me an opportunity to write about something others ...


By Steven R. Peck
Jun 20, 2018

The U.S. government's suddenly-enforced policy of separating children from their parents when the families are detained at the border with Mexico is creating ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jun 19, 2018

Flood stage No sooner had we run a front-page story on Sunday reporting that the risk for flooding in the Wind River Basin most likely was over, a new ...

By Randy Tucker
Jun 17, 2018

It's Fathers Day again, a celebration that urban legend has beginning in the Spokane, Washington in 1910. Mothers Day has a much clearer history dating back ...


By Steven R. Peck
Jun 17, 2018

When you were a kid, did you know what your dad did for a living? Once upon a time a teen-age "job shadow" visitor to the newspaper office didn't know what ...

By Robert H. Peck
Jun 15, 2018

How well do you know your friends? Try this: ask them which starchy food they'd eliminate from existence if they had to pick one of the following: - ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jun 15, 2018

In the days after the primary election ballot take shape, things about the coming primary campaign begin to emerge that gives the race he trace its distinctive ...


By Clair McFarland
Jun 14, 2018

Ten years ago, I lived in Grand Junction, Colorado. I could just say I lived anywhere but here, because that was my real goal: Siberia would have been just ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jun 14, 2018

It's Flag Day in our country, and Riverton's "Avenue of Flags" looked great in the June sunlight Thursday morning. Local veterans coordinate the placement of ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jun 13, 2018

For a while this summer, the Wolverine Field sports venue is going to be a construction site. No it won't be on the scale of the massive North Federal rebuild ...


by Betty Starks Case
Jun 7, 2018

Summer reunions come in all shapes and sizes. Some families, by the time their ties have been reduced to cousins, just give up and lose contact with one ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jun 7, 2018

Anyone in Wyoming who saw the pictures of the tornado devastation in Gillette in recent days surely must be shocked. Houses flattened by tornadoes? In ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jun 6, 2018

Drive through just about any town in Wyoming right now, and you'll see something similar. It might be described as the sense that many of Wyoming's towns are ...


By Steven R. Peck
Jun 6, 2018

Sudden season Suddenly, it doesn't feel like spring anymore. The change isn't precisely definable. It might not be describable in a way everyone would ...

By Randy Tucker
Jun 5, 2018

I'll begin this saga with a text wife Sue received from Amtrak at 1:47 p.m. Eastern time on Sunday. We were standing in line at the National Archives in ...

By Randy Tucker
Jun 3, 2018

Not many people would look to a quote from the silly comedy movie "Happy Gilmore" for political advice, but I find the present insanity perfectly reflected in ...


By Steven R. Peck
Jun 3, 2018

It has become commonplace for public-notice advertising in Wyoming newspapers to come under threat from public officials who would rather not have to publish ...

By Robert H. Peck
Jun 1, 2018

I'm sorry to say that vegetarianism has driven me to start eating stupid things. Wake up. Go for a run. What's breakfast? Well, you want some protein, but ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jun 1, 2018

There is a lot of talk on the national news and commentary front in recent weeks about 1968. Putting it mildly, it was a tumultuous year in American history, ...


By Clair McFarland
May 31, 2018

In cosmology, the white hole is poorly named. A white hole in space is, in theory, the opposite of a black hole. Experts define black holes as points of ...

By Steven R. Peck
May 31, 2018

With a day left in the primary election filing period, there's plenty of room for more. Might as well fill up the ballot. Elections are only as good as their ...

By Steven R. Peck
May 30, 2018

Near the top of any ranking of good uses of public money locally is the Mountain View Cemetery District. The evidence of the benefit is on display all year ...


By Steven R. Peck
May 29, 2018

Holiday housekeeping First up, thanks to readers and walk-in customers for the day offon Monday. It did not affect our publication schedule, but The ...

By Randy Tucker
May 27, 2018

An intriguing program came on PBS earlier in the week. After a day of writing and getting my garden prepped I sat down to scan the channels and see when the ...

By Steven R. Peck
May 27, 2018

Editor's note: Pulitzer Prize-winner Hal Boyle's Associated Press columnist Hal Boyle, who died in 1974 , wrote 7,680 columns for the Associated Press. This ...


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