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Tribal liaisons

The Wyoming Legislature has taken steps to improve a faltering program

In a year during which some observers are quick to describe the Wyoming ...

Catching 'Star Trek' on skip

I'll always be grateful to Leonard Nimoy and 'Star Trek.'

Do you remember attending national school assemblies in the gym on special afternoons when ...

Things a little boy must learn

Soon I'll be teaching them to a grandson

My daughter is going to have a baby.
I'm going to be a grandfather.
Everybody says there is nothing ...

History at home

This year's schedule of local history treks looks promising and fun

Winston Churchill, in one of his many marvelous speeches, said, "History, with ...

Marvels seen through the heart

A friend's new memoir demonstrates the technique well

So what do we do with all this snow?
My answer: Find a good book to read.
I recently ...

Sixty-two candles

The first edition of The Ranger was published on this date in 1953

It's our newspaper's birthday, the 62nd one.
On March 5, 1953, the first edition ...

Neighboring air service

Five towns in Nebraska show how hard finding a new airline here might be

Of great interest to those concerned about commercial air service in Fremont ...

Tuesday notes

And still the winter
Enough is enough. Our meteorological dose of December in March has been interesting, perhaps even educational, but there really ...

Completing a prized collection

After 37 years, I've got at least one of each of the Peace dollars

Dimes, quarters, nickels, pennies and even half dollars don't bring much notice ...

Stocks and the state

Playing the market with state money is worth considering -- very carefully

For at least a decade, Wyoming's legislators and government financial ...

Guns-in-schools invites debate

And Wyoming is a good place for it to take place

Wyoming is giving strong consideration to eliminating a law that declares public schools should be ...

Same old story

Congress lurches into another shutdown crisis in new year

Here we are in 2015, a month after the State of the Union speech and barely two months into ...

One-second crime fighting

The burglars on the loose find their dirty job easy when cars aren't locked

Many readers remember fondly the monthly column in The Ranger written for ...

Hoping for a honey-free March

At least as far as the upstairs bedding is concerned

It's been a crazy month.
I wish I could impart this analysis out of a wellspring of ...

Tournament time

Get ready for three days of concentrated economic development (and basketball)

Some years ago, during the final night of the Class 1-A/2-A West ...

Tuesday notes

Spring ahead
The decline of winter is as much about light as temperature -- and even in our cold second half of February, the sunlight is noticeably ...

The ways we make ends meet

Sometimes it's hardest following a time of prosperity.

It was one of those great items that presented itself at the wrong time. In early May 1980, ...

The envelope, please

Great movies, unforgettable lines

Oscar night is here, the night of the greatest awards show on Earth, the night when the American move industry get ...

Simple gifts and personal acts

The world saw an example this week from Wyoming

Valentine's Day can seem sappy and fake.
Until it doesn't.
Sometimes personal expressions of ...

Defeating the zealots

We mustn't think of them in the same way we view a piece of pork-barrel legislation

In his remarks Thursday at a conference called the White House ...


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