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Knowing just the right people

Cronyism and nepotism is a good way to earn the public's distrust.

It was the talk of the technology boom of the late 1980s and early 90s and was ...

Wyoming's top news

Wyoming's news year in 2014 touched on politics, the environment, social policy, crime, education and more. Some of the year's top news involved Fremont ...

We feel spoiled even without gifts

After 10 weeks lost, our cat Luca found her way home

Christmas came, and Christmas went, thus joining the ranks of Christmases "past."
And, though ...

A big news year ahead

We'll see some of it coming, but most will catch us by surprise

A wintry Friday brings the first edition of our newspaper of the new year.
With it ...

Quoted in the news ... 2014

"They lied to the jury, committed prosecutorial misconduct, and they denied a man a fair trial in Fremont County. I'll be damned if I'm going to let the ...

Top news

How our votes matched the outcome of the national AP news top 10 list

Elsewhere in today's year-end edition, you can find The Associated Press annual ...

Tuesday notes

Holiday schedule
The Ranger will not publish Thursday in observance of New Year's Day. Our offices at 421 E. Main St. in downtown Riverton will be ...

Calculating the cost of happiness

It's not likely to have a dollars-and-cents price tag attached.

We've all heard that money can't buy happiness, but there is a lot more to the ...

Go team, go

The college football playoff might or might not be better, but we all still watch

To borrow shamelessly from the old song, the hills are alive with ...

Wolves, Republicans and wind

Some suggestions to make 2015 a good year in Wyoming

Here are 10 low-cost New Year's resolutions that would Wyoming an even better place to live in ...

Unlikely hero

Of all the things that could become a banner for free speech, 'The Interview' is among the strangest

When Sony Pictures gave the go-ahead for the ...

Among the Santa letters, the fullness of all we feel

For a quick but comprehensive course in human nature, try typing 600 letters to Santa Claus.
Ranger staff members did it again this year, with Kelli Ameling, ...

Silver and gold

Said the night wind to the little lamb,
"Do you see what I see?
Way up in the sky, little lamb,
Do you see what I see?
A star, a star, dancing in the ...

Tuesday notes

Ho ho housekeeping
The Ranger will not publish this Thursday, Dec. 25, in observance of Christmas Day.
We'll do our best to have Wednesday's paper ...

Grateful for the chance to keep playing when the meaning of it all still escapes me

It's a question children ask parents, it's a question people ask as they take their last breath and it's a question that thinking people often conjure in the ...

Still shining

A child's long-ago Christmas letter continues to offer seasonal inspiration

We are typing busily in these final few days before Christmas to convert ...

I'll watch 'The Interview' so others may follow safely

I volunteer as tribute!
Dear Sony,
Let me watch "The Interview," and when I don't get blown up, you'll know the threats are hollow and that you can release ...

When rich dictate to poor

Medicaid expansion in Wyoming makes sense for all

Well-to-do people imagining the lives of the poor can devolve into an embarrassing, sometimes ...

Hang a light

There's a reason for so many celebrations among all peoples this time of year

The next time we publish our newspaper, winter will have arrived.
From ...

Missing a purring presence

Eighth Christmas with Luca looks doubtful

It's almost Christmas, and I've just about gotten every traditional, material, or artificial element that I ...

 
 

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