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When park rides aren't so amusing


The modern ones generally are safer than they seem

Recent news of a child decapitated by a water slide at Schlitterbahn Park in Kansas City, Kan., ...

Our many likes and dislikes They start young, and they can last a lifetime

We all have an irrational dislike.
Something that irritates or scares us, despite all arguments to the contrary.
Mine is escalators.
I don't know if ...

Advice to Trump: Watch your mouth

One explanation for his loose-cannon talk is that maybe he really doesn't want the job

Does Donald Trump really want to be president?
If the answer ...

Sage grouse and the judge


Federal court deliberations would do well to consider Wyoming's 'working group' example

As ofWednesdaymorning, there still was no ruling from a ...

Screwing up my first arrest

As a young seasonal ranger, it was an OK thing to do

As a first year seasonal employee in Grand Teton National Park, I should have spent that summer ...

Tuesday notes

Candidates in print
Get ready for a lot of candidate interviews in The Ranger over the coming week. We've published a considerable number of them ...

Jackson isn't 'over the hill' from Wheatland

Liz Cheney still battling the 'outsider' label with voters.

You don't hear the term carpetbagger much anymore. If you're a fan of Margaret ...

Cop cams

If Wyoming mandates them, keeping the video secret would be a mistake
Wyoming is beginning to discuss the possibility of equipping all of its police ...

'Areas of smoke'

It's a weather warning unique to this time of year in Wyoming

The deadpan writing of weather forecasters often has a new bit of seasonal terminology ...

Keys, wedges and crowbars


An education in breaking into my own car

I locked my keys in my car last week. First time I've ever done it. I had a spare key, theoretically, but ...

Believe in the clout of words


From them come our questions and, perhaps, answers


I sometimes hear teasing comments on this column like, "She'll get you if you misspell or ...

Generals in politics

Both parties used them at the nominating conventions, but the issue is confusing

The appearance of two four-star generals at the major political ...

Tuesday notes

True summer
Our calendar has only two months of the year that are entirely summer. We've just entered the second one. It's August, the month of the ...

All in a day's, and finger's, work

Nothing beats fixing things on the farm, for better or worse.

It's perhaps my favorite scene from my favorite baseball movie, "The Natural." New ...

Wanted: GOP star power

The conventions painted a stark contrast, not just politically, but in performance value

For followers of national politics who are in the American ...

Still in play

The new U.S. House poll is encouraging to Liz Cheney, but the deal isn't done

Overriding the number-crunching being done on the new pollof the ...

How goes the New Year's resolution?


Pick it up again now, with a day-at-a-time approach

Many of us set New Year's resolutions at the beginning of 2016. Here at the end of July, those ...

'Sir Tree, may I climb you?'

Our summer is infused with the happily unreal

Our household has been overtaken by the fantastical.
That is to say, the children and I stand more ...

West Nile information

Public health agencies are being forthcoming, which is welcome

Fremont County government has been providing good, useful and voluminous information ...

Enter the parade

The Fremont County Fair Parade is intended to showcase our summer best

"I love a parade!" begins the exuberant 1932 show tune of the same name, ...

 
 

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