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My 16-foot garage door was a no-go

Jul 5, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:  Twenty years later, however, the unacceptable trusses are still holding the extra weight.

July 4, 1995, marked the unofficial halfway point of ... [more]

Beyond the years

Jul 5, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  A beautiful, patriotic son was inspired by an easterner's visit to the Mountain West

Katharine Lee Bates was the head of the English department at ... [more]

The Big Three for the Fourth

Jul 2, 2015 - By Clair McFarland:  I refer to outdoorsiness, compulsive eating and pyromania

The air all around us is abuzz with weekend plans. Everyone wants to know the destination ... [more]

Not so glamorous

Jul 2, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  The exploits of the two prison escapees ended up being pretty grim after all

For many Americans during the Great Depression, the escapades of ... [more]

EPA and the court

Jul 1, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Obscured by the same-sex marriage case, another ruling could affect Wyoming more

As it concluded its session this week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jun 30, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  'Frunday'
Holiday housekeeping: The Ranger will not publish Sunday in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Our offices will be closed Monday so ... [more]

If he ever complained, I never heard it

Jun 28, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:  Bob Vandervort was an exemplary member of "The Greatest Generation."

It's a sad commentary on people's "golden" years that they sometimes outlive ... [more]

It takes a spreadsheet

Jun 28, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Imagine a same-sex couple unsure about insurance as the big court rulings come down

Oddities of newspaper production mean that this section of ... [more]

We did it right

Jun 26, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  All of Fremont County can be proud of the Riverton justice center

"It does not need to be the Wyoming version of the U.S. Supreme Court building, but ... [more]

Some memories never leak out

Jun 25, 2015 - By Betty Starks Case:  An old cream can is full of them, even when it's empty

Cats have nine lives? How about cream cans? Like a big old 10-gallon can of about 1930-35 ... [more]

Exactly what was needed

Jun 25, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  For decades, the hospital auxiliary did vital work and made permanent contributions

No doubt we joined many readers in a feeling of wistful ... [more]

E-mail and privacy

Jun 24, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Are students at UW subject to public records laws online?

The ongoing, ever-growing presence and influence of the Internet and its technological ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jun 23, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Summer's first
A sunny Tuesday brings our first edition of full summer. Now, officially, welcome to the season of bare feet, buzzing bees, hissing ... [more]

Increasingly, school is all about girls

Jun 21, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:  Many boys don't interact with a man at school until they reach junior high.

I read Christina Hoff Sommers's controversial book "The War Against Boys" ... [more]

Ask Dad

Jun 21, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Our annual suggestion to learn some basics about the old man

During a job-shadowing opportunity a few years back, a teenager who visited the ... [more]

Is Wyoming woman-friendly?

Jun 19, 2015 - By Chris Peck:  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 ... [more]

To the test

Jun 19, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Bible study gunman gets due process even after a wretched crime

Before us now is the horrid figure of Dylann Roof, the 21-year-old white ... [more]

There's a savage in us all

Jun 18, 2015 - By Clair McFarland:  The twins conquered nature, at least for the day

Throughout spring, we humans hear an inner call to cultivate and civilize our surroundings, to turn ... [more]

Energy edition notes

Jun 18, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  1956 (or is it 1955)
This year's Ranger mining and energy edition is touted as the 60th -- a nice, round number worth commemoration.
People who have ... [more]

Late nights, big support for our 60th mining edition

Jun 17, 2015 - Various writers:  It takes some late nights to get the mining edition done. I mention this not as a plea for sympathy, but rather as a fact of late-spring (sometimes early ... [more]

Energy and sage grouse

Jun 17, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  In our 60th mining and energy edition, the funny fowl is a big player

"Year of the grouse" reads a headline on page A-1 of today's 60th annual Ranger ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jun 16, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Spring soak
"It was a dark and stormy night," read the opening line from the novel the comic strip dog Snoopy began writing many times from atop his ... [more]

Worse than meth

Jun 14, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Pharmacetical-style drug abuse is a bigger problem than most realize

Abuse of prescription drugs in Wyoming is a deadly problem. The Wyoming ... [more]

International relations, badminton-style

Jun 14, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:  Years ago my dorm buddies and I tried to win the overall intramural sports title for our floor during the coming school year.

In retrospect it often ... [more]

Older drivers, tougher rules

Jun 12, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wyoming took a look at it, and the issue probably will rise again

Wyoming legislators spent some committee time in recent days exploring the ... [more]

If you're a father, live up to it

Jun 11, 2015 - By Betty Starks Case:  And, women, don't let them get away with less

On Fathers Day, a father is a father, is a father. Right?
Genetically, it may be true. Adoptively, it ... [more]

Hastert's troubles

Jun 11, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Financial charges aside, didn't Congress have an inkling of the larger allegations?

Dennis Hastert was in court Tuesday, pleading not guilty to a ... [more]

A new equine center

Jun 10, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  It's high on CWC's priority list, and there is a strong case for it

Rising to prominence on Central Wyoming College's to-do list is replacement of ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jun 9, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Season's greetings
The first day of summer isn't until a week from Sunday, speaking officially. But the first day of "summer" was Sunday. The ... [more]

Welcome home

Jun 7, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Fifty years later, too many Vietnam veterans are still waiting to hear those words

There's a reason Wyoming's thousands of Vietnam War veterans chose ... [more]