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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 ...

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 ...

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 Randy Tucker
Jun 15, 2021

Fremont County gets a few kids each year move on to play at the next level. Aside from a few players picked up by the Wyoming Cowboys, often as "preferred ...

Robert H. Peck
May 21, 2021

They say April showers bring May flowers. However, new evidence suggests the relationship between April showers and May flowers is significantly more complex ...

Chuck Rodgers
May 19, 2021

I was inspired by a commencement address which the actor Alan Alda delivered on the occasion of his daughter's graduation from college. He noted that the ...


By Randy Tucker
May 11, 2021

If you're out and about this weekend you might notice a few extra school buses around Fremont County. Every school in the western half of Wyoming will have ...

By Randy Tucker
May 9, 2021

Dancing is an activity I don't talk about much, but it's something I enjoy with wife Sue. I don't mean the modern jump-around, act-like-a-clown version, but ...

Robert H. Peck
May 7, 2021

Have you ever considered taking a bunch of vegetables you don't really like to eat, putting them in a blender, reducing them to goop, then liberally imbibing ...


Chuck Rodgers
May 5, 2021

Similar to how two gears engage, in an "engaged" interaction there seems to be only one possible response for either person. Whenever it seems you have no ...

By Randy Tucker
May 4, 2021

We're on the second-busiest season of the year for a local sportswriter. My sports weekend opened Friday with Riverton Wolverine boys' devastating 10-0 win ...

Robert H. Peck
Apr 30, 2021

Last week, I wrote about a Canada goose that had taken over an osprey nest above Roy Peck Field in Riverton. I was torn between my love for this industrious ...


By Clair McFarland, Staff Writer
Apr 29, 2021

Technology is the oppressor. Oh sure, it seems like a great idea, sitting in front of a screen, composing with a few keystrokes, made by your fingers, moved ...

Robert H. Peck
Apr 23, 2021

There's a Canada goose nesting in an osprey nest at Roy Peck Field in Riverton. It's made me question my allegiances. First of all: A goose in an osprey ...

Betty Starks Case
Apr 22, 2021

Now that more of us are recognizing our need for virus vaccinations, serious education in other ways seems to be begging our attention. Newspaper ideas on ...


By Randy Tucker
Apr 11, 2021

We live in a time of constant connection. You can't seem to go anywhere without the omnipresent digital world clawing at you. In these times of modern ...

Robert H. Peck
Apr 9, 2021

This is an ode to the patience of plants, our most moderate of citizens. Spring beckons us all this April. We are lured out, bare-armed and blinking, to a ...

Betty Starks Case
Apr 8, 2021

We've just celebrated Easter. Outdoor temperatures are putting us all in a new mood after an unimaginable pandemic. Birds circle blue skies, ready to mate ...


By Randy Tucker
Apr 6, 2021

In Pennsylvania, where I am visiting the granddaughters this week, lakes, rivers, streams, and any body of water bigger than a wading pool are lined with ...

Chuck Rodgers
Mar 30, 2021

I used to love working with clients who had panic attacks. I knew what to do. The attacks were so awful to experience that the sufferer was usually desperate ...

By Randy Tucker
Mar 30, 2021

I've heard a few coaches make this statement, often more of a brag: "I'm not begging them to come out." That's a sure sign that not many kids are on the team ...


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