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Funny business

Apr 10, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Our Sunday comics are different, but not because of anything we did

One of the most popular parts of our newspaper has changed.
The Ranger's Sunday ... [more]

Are smartphones truly evil?

Apr 9, 2015 - By Clair McFarland:  Or was it just an extended April Fools' Day?

April Fools' Day is such a party for all you tricksters, but it wouldn't be what it is without all the ... [more]

Just the facts

Apr 9, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Video evidence missing in Ferguson is proving pivotal in North Charleston

A defining characteristic of the new video showing a police officer in ... [more]

Start looking now

Apr 8, 2015 - Staff:  District 25 is correct to anticipate the need for more land for schools

Fremont County School District 25 in Riverton announced recently that it is ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Apr 7, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  First up, a correction about the Riverton "Avenue of Flags" from last week. We mentioned national observances in honor of fallen firefighters which were being ... [more]

An easy fix to texting while driving

Apr 5, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:  But just because it's easy doesn't mean it's every going to happen.

I looked out the window as son-in-law Adam accelerated through late-morning city ... [more]

Holiday of the sun

Apr 5, 2015 - Staff:  It's Easter, more than any other

Human eyes are watching the sky.
At Easter, we hope for nothing so much as a sunny day.
Our weather forecast for ... [more]

Bolstering Wyoming's bison

Apr 3, 2015 - By Chris Peck:  There is a lot more upside to it than downside

The wood bison have made it back to Alaska's wilds.
Wood bison are bigger cousins to the plains bison ... [more]

Six in eight years

Apr 3, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  That's the alarming statistic of school District 38 superintendents

A statistic from a front-page news story in Thursday's Ranger is an ... [more]

The miracle is in the normal

Apr 2, 2015 - By Betty Starks Case:  We see it all around, and Easter is a reminder

Is spring really here? The calendar declares it so, as does Easter.
This magical over-all newness ... [more]

Learn from Indiana

Apr 2, 2015 - Staff:  Wyoming did right in staying away from a law criticized as legal discrimination

Anyone in Wyoming who might still have been wondering if the Wyoming ... [more]

An answer for the airport

Apr 1, 2015 - Staff:  The Plan Restoring Airservice Now Kit

There is exciting news for Fremont County today. Remember the big DC-10 jumbo jet that flew near Sinks Canyon a ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Mar 31, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Easter weekend
A bit of newspaper non-housekeeping as a holiday weekend nears. The Ranger will publish as usual Sunday -- Easter Sunday. The holiday ... [more]

The conversations of a lifetime

Mar 29, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:  For me, some of the best came not in a classroom but a dormitory.

Discussions came easy as a 19-year old college student.  Occasionally there were ... [more]

What's in a name?

Mar 29, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  In the case of the airport, it could be quite a lot

Among the actions being discussed to improve -- perhaps even preserve -- commercial air service in ... [more]

Who needs Florida? We've got Wyo

Mar 27, 2015 - By Chris Peck:  A new study rates us the No. 1 state for retirement

I just spent a long weekend in Florida.
It was 82 on a Saturday afternoon --  in the middle of ... [more]

Crashing a plane

Mar 27, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  We ask ourselves how, and why

The civilized world has one question on its mind today. Why did, or how could, a young airline pilot crash his plane ... [more]

Paying our 'electeds'

Mar 26, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Increasing compensation for our leaders is a worthy topic for the legislative interim

The Wyoming Legislature did two things right this year in its ... [more]

Turning a black thumb to green

Mar 26, 2015 - By Clair McFarland:  With a lot of help, I'm going to try to grow veggies

It seems my black thumb is changing color.
How it can be that I'm committing to growing a ... [more]

What's on the tray

Mar 25, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  New school lunch guidelines have been drawn up with good intentions

Some [more]

Tuesday notes

Mar 24, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Chill on
It got cold again this week, colder than average for late March. We'd enjoyed a nice stretch of seasonal warmth, or a bit better, so the chill ... [more]

Doing whatever it takes to watch

Mar 23, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:  At NCAA tournament time, we rigged up a TV system in Shoshoni.

A disappointed defense leaves the field after the opening drive. Massive tackle Blue ... [more]

Shine the light

Mar 23, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Government has found a new way to keep the public in the dark: money

This week news media organizations around the nation are finishing up a public ... [more]

Let Holder quit

Mar 20, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  If he's so bad, his replacement should be confirmed immediately

The name of the game in Washington is politics.
That is to say, the professionals in ... [more]

Alive through the generations

Mar 19, 2015 - By Betty Starks Case:  Naming new family members preserves memories

Spring is almost here, they say -- they being the calendars, of course. So far, we've seen a pair of ... [more]

Sing along

Mar 19, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  'Ragtime Cowboy Joe' didn't start out as a Wyoming song, but we've made it ours

There's an old movie called "Ragtime Cowboy Joe." It's strictly ... [more]

Enzi's bill

Mar 18, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Our senior senator is looking for a remedy for part of the air service mess

Give U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming a set of golden pilot's wings for ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Mar 17, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wearin' o' the green
Mindful of the pinch promised by at least one enthusiastic Irish-descended staff member, most members of our Ranger staff are ... [more]

Gloom-and-doomers rarely get it right

Mar 15, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:  Once it was predicted that traveling 30 mph by train would kill all the passengers.

When the small coal-burning locomotive dubbed Stephen's Rocket ... [more]

Life and death

Mar 15, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  That's the level of importance as ambulance department decisions are being made

The people who bear the responsibility of providing ambulance and ... [more]