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Carrying connections forward

Families are the way to do it on Memorial Day

Did you know the first Memorial Day was declared following the Civil War? That poppies are among the ...

Suddenly more interesting

Commissioner Clifford's decision to step down enlivens the election considerably

Wyoming's primary election -- not the presidential kind -- isn't until ...

No. 74 in brown and gold: 'Ricks from Riverton'

My season with the Wyoming Cowboys (and learning about competition from a Cheney)

For years afterwards newly met Wyomingites would say, "Don Ricks? ...

Tuesday notes

Memorial Day
First, a note on our newspaper's holiday weekend schedule: The Ranger will publish as usual this weekend, meaning theSundayedition will ...

More time for recycling

Backers have earned a reprieve for now, but bad behavior by others still nags the process

Backers of recycling in Fremont County have asked for more ...

Always a champion, for 33 years

Educator and coach Chico Her Many Horses is retiring from Wyoming Indian Schools.

I was standing just outside the curve as I always do during heats ...

It's not all about the money

Grads, don't be afraid to explore a little - or a lot
The Riverton High School class of 2016 graduates this weekend, one of numerous commencement ...

Trump's judge list

It's an unorthodox move, but this is the most unorthodox of candidates

On Wednesday, Donald Trump produced a list of about a dozen names of ...

My boys must be best friends

Why else would they be fighting all the time?

I am not a fighter.
I'm not competitive, aggressive or bossy.
This boils down to a life spent ...

Behaving in Yellowstone

Two prominent cases this week are quite different under the surface

The two stories of improper conduct in Yellowstone National Park which are ...

Names and faces

The Ranger graduation edition is here

If anyone (anyone else, that is) actually takes the time to count the pictures of Fremont County graduates in ...

Tuesday notes

Again the rain
No sooner had central Fremont County endured a record-setting period of rainy weather last week than a new stretch of dark, gray, wet ...

Not every kid is a superstar

And trying to get the teacher or coach fired won't change the fact.

The final two weeks of the track and soccer seasons represent the end of another ...

Flood fix-up

Picking up the pieces will be easier this time, thanks to the optional 1 percent tax

As assessment of last weekend's flooding and its impact ...

Beware 'uphill passing trucks'

(And other observations from the Iowa-Wyo commute)

I commute to and from Iowa City, Iowa by car several times every year. It's almost exactly 1,000 ...

Trump's next act

The transition from cheering arenasto observable competence is the challenge

At some point, Donald Trump is going to have to start acting like, and ...

Speed limit 70

We motorists love it, but it requires new levels of individual responsibility

Heading out of town in any direction this spring provides a startling ...

The right kind of healing

What I've learned through decades with doctors

When I read of a neighboring columnist's "prophylactic hysterectomy," I thought, "Hers may well be ...

Freezing to death

This should have disappeared from civilized communities long ago

A half-dozen times in recent months, our newspaper has carried a headline and ...

Abuse of recycling bins by some is discouraging to proper users

I believe in recycling, but it is discouraging to me to go to the recycling bins and spend time separating out my glass and plastic for the right bin, ...


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