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The pudding is done

At Thanksgiving, Lydia Child's words still ring

The American writer and editor Lydia Child wrote many hundreds of poems, essays, short stories and ...

Tuesday notes

Holiday housekeeping
This scheduling note for our readers: The Ranger will not publish this Thursday, Nov. 26 -- Thanksgiving Day. Our office at 421 ...

Money and priorities

Don't make education bear too much load

For the most part, the new century has been a lucrative one for Wyoming state government, and public ...

My season of farm breakdowns

The Oliver 1850 baler proved to be the real puzzler.

"Chop your own wood, and it will warm you twice," Henry Ford once said.
Ford was referring to ...

I can't get enough of craft fairs

It's my favorite time of the year. Soon, the local art tables, baked goods tables and all-around handmade crafts tables will be set out for the public at ...

Lemons and lemonade

Low oil prices are a two-sided coin

Month after month this year we have published news accounts of record visitation numbers at Yellowstone National ...

I'm gunning for the UFC octagon

And I have my fighting name (and my outfit) all picked out

Last weekend's UFC fight was a turning point for the people involved in it. Female ...

Stripes and arrows

Small parking problem may have an easy solution

A small but welcome bit of infrastructure work took place recently along the west side of the ...

Brownijuana

Edible marijuana products a riddle for state lawmakers


Walk into a commercial cannabis shop in neighboring Colorado, and you might think you've ...

Tuesday notes

So far, so good
November is holding up its end of the bargain so far, that is, staving off early winter. Dedicated followers of our daily weather ...

I never could pass the shuttle run

Once upon a time, there was a national fitness test for every kid in public school.

It is the antithesis of the immensely popular academic "feel-good ...

Click and comment

Air service in Fremont County could live or die on the results of an FAA appeal

Fremont County residents have an opportunity to help restore reliable ...

Lummis retiring

The 2016 election in Wyoming just got a lot more interesting

Cynthia Lummis probably got more attention nationally in the few weeks before she ...

Armor that saved Dad's life

I heard it had been 'repurposed,' and I approve

A memory of a metal World War I helmet is ingrained in my childhood. The unusual headgear was stored ...

Pennies for gravel

Our unpaved roads are worthy recipients of 1 percent tax funds

If you live in Fremont County, then you drive on gravel roads. Depending on your place ...

Moderation

Complaining about debate moderators might work for awhile, but you can't build a candidacy on it

The uproar from Republican presidential candidates ...

Tuesday notes

Towns and rec centers
First, a minor correction, but a correction all the same. Thursday's editorial about the new exploration of a public recreation ...

Very good riddance to NCLB

The worry, however, is what might be devised to replace it.

John Taylor Gatto is a 39-year veteran of some of the toughest schools in America. His ...

A Capitol farewell

State Treasurer mark Gordon's letter on vacating the seat of government is poignant

Wyoming State Treasurer Mark Gordon has written a long letter to ...

New people, ideas, focus for Arts Council

The Wyoming Arts Council's national partner, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), is in the process of celebrating its 50th anniversary.
Now 48 years ...

 
 

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