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By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 17, 2021

The 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on 2001 sparked headlines and remembrances around the nation, including in Wyoming, just as it should ...

Robert H. Peck
Sep 16, 2021

When I was a history major at Yale, I took a class with renowned Cold War historian John Gaddis. The great professor has written and taught about the conflict ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 16, 2021

Football is back, with gambling now part of it --officially. That could hardly seem more strange to many longtime fans. Until very recent years, gambling on ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 15, 2021

Not long ago -- before this year, really -- the notion that a landslide-elected official in Wyoming, whose last name was Cheney, would face a big-money, ...

By Randy Tucker
Sep 12, 2021

How do you make a connection in time? If it's a past event, we all experience the sensation of nostalgia, some more than others, but it is a common human ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 12, 2021

In the days immediately following the terrorist attacks 20 years ago this week, the empty spaces on newspaper opinion pages challenged editorial writers. ...


By Steve Peck, Publisher
Sep 10, 2021

A week after the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001, I got into a car and drove from Riverton to New York City to see the attack site for myself. I had a ...

Robert H. Peck
Sep 3, 2021

q I first embraced the bird-watching hobby thanks to the red- bellied woodpeckers I saw in Iowa City. Returning to Iowa after 15 COVID-influenced months in ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 3, 2021

If you had a sore knee and began limping in order to "favor it," you might notice that your supposedly good knee starts to hurt as well, due to the extra ...


Clair McFarland
Sep 2, 2021

There's a drought in Fremont County because it only rains in my house. I've always been stubborn about the fact that my four sons are my main job. Yes, ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 1, 2021

Anyone who knows anything about the coronavirus pandemic knows that early last fall to the middle of last winter was the worst period of the whole coronavirus ...

Robert H. Peck
Aug 27, 2021

One question: Is 'lefty loosey, righty tighty' one of Newton's laws of motion? --------- Most things were pristine when I moved into my new house here in ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 25, 2021

Lots of communities, from the smallest to the largest, disagree with the population figure they are assigned by the U.S. Census Bureau every 10 years. ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 22, 2021

There's something prideful in census results. You just don't want to see your community shrink. That blanket statement might not apply to absolutely ...

Rober
Aug 20, 2021

I've spent the entire week moving into a new house here in Iowa City, where I've come back to teach at the University of Iowa after more than a year in Wyoming ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 20, 2021

Timing can work against bureaucracy when important decisions need to be made. That could well be the case as Wyoming school districts, community colleges and ...

By Randy Tucker
Aug 15, 2021

I learned the term "rain shadow" in a University of Wyoming class on the physical geography of the West. In essence, the mountains scrape the moisture from ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 15, 2021

The new Path of Honor Veterans Memorial at Fort Washakie opened officially on Thursday. It ought to be seen by everyone in Fremont County. Delayed by more ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 1, 2021

After months of expectation, federal funds from the big American Rescue Plan Act, or ARPA, for the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes of the Wind ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 13, 2021

Muscular Ma Mother Nature showed some muscle Monday night just before and just after sundown, when a sledge-hammering thunderstormtore across central Fremont ...

By Randy Tucker
Jul 11, 2021

Once there were 57 dairies operating in Fremont County. Today there are none. Statewide the number of dairy farms once numbered more than 400. Now just a ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 11, 2021

For the longest time, having a baby as an unmarried woman carried his significant social stigma --usually for the mother and, sometimes, even for the ...

Robert H. Peck
Jun 18, 2021

My student was anxious. He'd waited in the rain to talk to me, pacing up and down outside the cafe window while I finished my scheduled meeting with another ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jun 18, 2021

Creating a community hospital from scratch is difficult. Not impossible, but difficult. Some of the best people in Riverton have been working on it for ...


Betty Starks Case
Jun 17, 2021

Joe and Rose Stanbury are really going to retire after 44 years at RTO for Joe. That's Riverton Tire and Oil. The business will remain in family hands. And ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jun 17, 2021

Riverton probably isn't the only town its size in the U.S that that has 15 or more buildings displaying big, fine-art murals on the exterior walls. But it ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jun 16, 2021

The Pulitzer Prizes were announced last week, recognizing some of the nation's best work in various categories of news, photography, commentary, fiction, ...


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