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By Randy Tucker
Nov 14, 2021

Hope and despair are sister emotions, largely dependent on how we view a situation. I'm not quite ready to join the polyanna culture of the 1970s with those ...

Robert H. Peck
Nov 12, 2021

Cooler weather is about more than just the sweaters. True, we do hear a lot about sweater weather in the fall --how it gets colder, but how in some ways ...

By Randy Tucker
Nov 7, 2021

The transcontinental railroad was the signature engineering achievement of the 19th century, at least in America. The Suez Canal, completed by the French also ...


By Randy Tucker
Oct 31, 2021

Bookends and goal posts: Both metaphors for life depending on your background. Halloween 2021 marks one of these as a set point in my life. Looking back 40 ...

Chuck Rodgers
Oct 19, 2021

It is relatively easy to temporarily change your point of view and to perceive an event or opinion from different perspectives. Empathy is the attempt to ...

By Randy Tucker
Oct 19, 2021

The officials were busier than usual Friday in Pavillion, calling in the chains three times for close measurements on fourth-down plays. The visiting Rocky ...


By Randy Tucker
Oct 17, 2021

Gold eagles are impressive on the base or post commander's collar. All those scrambled egg designs look great on the cap of the captain in commanding the ...

Clair McFarland
Oct 14, 2021

Coach soccer, they said. It'll be fun. When we signed our 7-year-old twins up to play youth soccer, the league director told all the parents that if one of ...

By Randy Tucker
Oct 10, 2021

It's a game of numbers in sports. You've probably heard something similar to this statement before. "Football is a game of inches" comes to mind, but it's a ...


By Randy Tucker
Oct 10, 2021

Online education is a great alternative to in-person instruction, but don't assume that it has the same quality as live interaction with a teacher or ...

Harold Schultz
Oct 7, 2021

Ah, autumn! Such a wonderful time of year. This autumn is turning out to be a very beautiful one indeed. If you haven't taken the time to go "leaf peeping" ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 30, 2021

Do the American people support spending $1.4 trillion to build, rebuild and/or upgrade highways, bridges, airports, seaports, pipelines, transmission lines and ...


Clair McFarland
Sep 30, 2021

Hearing "Mountain Time" by Ian Munsick burst open the capillaries of my imagination. The song is about rushing home from a tour to be with one's love, but ...

By Randy Tucker
Sep 28, 2021

History arrives in many guises. One of the trendier things to do with high school history classes is to take a visit to a local cemetery. In reading the ...

By Randy Tucker
Sep 26, 2021

September marks the beginning of hunting season in Wyoming, a time of harvest you might say. But it's not so much a harvest of wildlife, as a harvest ...


Robert H. Peck
Sep 17, 2021

Yes, I've shared this before, but recent SRIs (Sock Related Incidents) compel me to revisit the topic with readers. ---------- How many socks have you ...

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 ...

Harold Schultz
Sep 15, 2021

September is my favorite month. Many of you probably agree. The weather is cooler, with just enough warm sun to make things comfortable. September also is ...


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 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 ...


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, ...

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 ...

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 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 Randy Tucker
Jul 13, 2021

Women's track and field is a study in frustration for anyone competing in races shorter than 1500 meters. American Olympic hopeful Sha'Carri Richardson had ...

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 ...


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