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By Chris Peck
Dec 1, 2016

First look at federal student loans reveals a lot Give Wyoming Sen.Mike Enzi this: he's not averse to opening up a can of worms. The most recent ...

By Chris Peck
Nov 30, 2016

State legislators need to use the rainy-day fund Newly-named Central Wyoming College president Brad Tyndall has it right. The state of Wyoming ...

By Chris Peck
Nov 27, 2016

Mountain lions aren't their only threat Wyoming doesn't need a law that would legalize the use of traps and snares to capture mountain lions. Some ...


By Chris Peck
Nov 25, 2016

The lower number doesn't make the future any more certain Why doesn't it feel better to know that the Fremont County unemployment level continues to ...

By Chris Peck
Nov 20, 2016

The President-elect may help boost the state's economy Yes, there is a chance that Donald Trumps' election as President will help the Wyoming ...

By Chris Peck
Nov 17, 2016

Any grumbling about it should be politely pinched off Bison have returned to the plains of Fremont County. The 10 bison released on the Wind River ...


By Chris Peck
Nov 16, 2016

The phenomenon reminds us to appreciate beauty in the natural world Did you look outside the last couple of nights? What a sight to behold. The ...

By Chris Peck
Nov 15, 2016

Our local hospital needs to adopt this mantra The troubling reports about dirty surgical tools being discovered at SageWest Health Care in Lander ...

By Chris Peck
Oct 9, 2015

Gun-friendly Wyoming could be a leader on positive changes The damaged young man who shot up Umpqua Community College in Oregon a few days ago, ...


By Chris Peck
Sep 25, 2015

He's breathing new life into venerable traditions As a Methodist kid growing up in Riverton, Catholics were exotic. So exotic, in fact, that later ...

By Chris Peck
Sep 18, 2015

We all got one this week from Wyoming news Have you ever wanted to teach your kid a lesson? A hard lesson? A lesson that he or she won't ...

By Chris Peck
Sep 11, 2015

I first brought my future wife to Wyoming in 1970 No precious gemstones or metals commemorate 38 years of marriage. It's just a heck of a long time ...


By Chris Peck
Sep 4, 2015

Apparently, there are lots of them these days After a particularly sleepless night spent worrying, plotting, imagining how things might go the ...

By Chris Peck
Aug 28, 2015

Take two lessons from the Ashley Madison fiasco --one personal, one technological. Every ZIP code in Wyoming has someone who signed up online for ...

By Chris Peck
Aug 14, 2015

It's time for better thinking on drugs, guns, mental illness If you haven't thrown it out, go back and look at the front page of The Ranger from July ...


By Chris Peck
Aug 7, 2015

Suddenly, the desire to leave a better world grows stronger My first grandson was born Aug. 1. He's Felix. It means lucky. I've asked many people ...

By Chris Peck
Jul 31, 2015

I've found there are some benefits with age On Sunday, I turn 65. How does stuff like this sneak up on you? Most of us have a picture in our minds ...

By Chris Peck
Jul 24, 2015

No, I hadn't been to the Wind River Heritage Center in Riverton before last week. Have you? Or does the idea of visiting a local museum full of stuffed ...


By Chris Peck
Jul 17, 2015

Our cabin in Idaho was one of the survivors "I smell burnt toast,'' my wife said one morning while we were on vacation. Only it wasn't. It was ...

By Chris Peck
Jul 10, 2015

And I wouldn't want my time off any other way Here's how my summer vacation has been going so far. Day One: Slipped on rocks. Skinned knee. Day ...

By Chris Peck
Jun 19, 2015

New analysis says no, but improvement can be made Uh-oh. Wyoming ranks in the bottom 10 worst states for women. At least that's according to an ...


By Chris Peck
Jun 5, 2015

But even the best one can't cover everything Recently I completed the coursework in Bureaucracy 101. Being schooled in the frustrating vagaries of ...

By Chris Peck
May 15, 2015

Fremont County did well to find a burial place for unclaimed The burial of the "unclaimed remains" touched me. You saw ...

By Chris Peck
May 8, 2015

In a society where the older too often are relegated to being forgotten, shoved aside and minimalized, the enduring presence of Bob Dylan is a reminder that ...


By Chris Peck
Apr 24, 2015

In Wyoming, we're keeping up better than many states If you live in Wyoming and consider yourself a member of the middle class, you're doing ...

By Chris Peck
Apr 17, 2015

John Barrasso can build on his visit to Ethete At one level it's a plus to have Wyoming U.S. Sen. John Barrasso ...

By Chris Peck
Apr 10, 2015

The bare-knuckle debate might pound home the point Bare-knuckle fighting is a stupid excuse for a sport that only attracts stupid people. That's my ...


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