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By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 22, 2017

Ask anyone involved in economic development, and you'll hear the same thing: Rule No. 1 - preserve what you already have. Over the past week, since Riverton ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 21, 2017

The President of the United States risks stepping into a quagmire through the mixed signals he is sending to the so-called "rogue" nations of Iran and ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 20, 2017

We've all heard of, and many of us have tried, the high-energy beverage in the skinny can called Red Bull. But I'm here to tell you about another new energy ...

 

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 20, 2017

Weather permitting, the huge reconstruction project of North Federal Boulevard in Riverton is going to begin soon. The machines will be arriving any day now. ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 19, 2017

No fair, Ma That was a dirty trick Mother Nature played last week in choosing homecoming week in both Riverton and Lander to deliver the only period of ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 17, 2017

We started our newspaper's Student of the Week program in 1983. Today it resumes for year No. 35. It will culminate in May with the announcement of the 10 ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 15, 2017

It would be callous to make too much of it, but hurricanes aren't bad for Donald Trump. The United States has been struck by two such storms in the past 30 ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 14, 2017

Wouldn't you know it? West Nile is back. Last week we ran a page-one story with a big headline telling readers that the number of mosquitoes in Fremont County ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 13, 2017

What began as a rumor Mondaymorning became a confirmed piece of very bad news by that afternoon. An anchor Riverton business is being lost. The owners of the ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 13, 2017

Still summer Ninety degrees after Labor Day? Our annual meteorological question this year has brought its frequent answer - no. That's not to say, ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 8, 2017

The long-standing school calendar in use by Fremont County, Wyoming, and the overwhelming majority of the nation was conceived nearly two centuries ago in ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 7, 2017

The City of Riverton is about to make public intoxication a so-called "jailable" offense. Some might view it simply as a crackdown on the drunk and disorderly ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 6, 2017

My older brother Chris Peck's marriage to Kathleen Duignan 40 years ago this week in Sun Valley, Idaho, on a perfect September Saturday, was a landmark ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 6, 2017

Colleges and universities enjoy their traditions at football games, homecoming festivities and commencement exercises, but as a general rule they are not ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 5, 2017

Labor Day Your daily newspaper staff is grateful for the day offMonday. We don't observe most of the other three-day weekend holidays in our office, ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 1, 2017

It's always tempting - and reassuring - for us in Wyoming to compare mental notes with the plight of natural disaster victims in other places. This week the ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 31, 2017

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke probably caught a few people off guard last week when he decided against rescinding national monument status for more than ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 30, 2017

Matthew H. Mead, 32nd Governor of Wyoming, isn't a gusher. That is, he doesn't make it a point of his personality to be constantly cheerleading and boosting ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 29, 2017

Mondayoff In the category of newspaper housekeeping, this note: The offices of The Ranger, Ranger Printers and The Advertiser will be ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 25, 2017

When the sun disappearedMonday morning, I was standing in the middle of Main Street, alone. It was a strange place to be. I'm so glad I was there. Thinking ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 25, 2017

We made quite an effort preparing for the eclipse Was it worth it? As Monday fades to history, that question might well be on the minds of a lot of us. In ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 24, 2017

The president's "major policy announcement" on the war in Afghanistan wasn't all that major. Mr. Trump, who as recently as last year during the presidential ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 23, 2017

Is it simply selective memory, or was there a time when summer in Fremont County didn't feature week after week of our beautiful Wind River Mountains all but ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 22, 2017

And now it has come and gone The first mentions of the 2017 solar eclipse around Fremont County began to be heard in places the newspaper staff pays ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 18, 2017

Rain or shine, the eclipse will happen, but can affect the experience down here It may well be unprecedented in our newspaper's history to have made ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 17, 2017

In red-state Fremont County, our summer peace march defies the ugliness back east This week's angry, vulgar, and altogether unseemly arguing about ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 16, 2017

The big eclipse crowds are arriving as we note 111 years since the land lottery The big crowds that are about to start arriving in Riverton to ...


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