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Tuesday notes

Season signs
Just one more full week of true winter remains, and signs of the coming season are all around. For one thing, the most recent big ...

Sunday Diversions

You may notice some differences

Our Sunday Diversions section looks a bit different this week. We've made some changes.
Diversions - that's the ...

My time as a grandpa has come

My, how times have changed for expectant mothers and fathers since I arrived.

My mom checked into the Chennault Air Force Base Hospital near Lake ...

Novice birder, part 2: I am not alone

q First tip from the experts: they're 'bins,' not 'binoculars.'

One weekend in mid-February I downloaded the Audubon Society's iPhone app.
It has several ...

Meeting with the Russians

The Attorney General of the United State said he didn't, but now it looks as if he did

Jeff Sessions, the Alabama U.S. Senator who recently was ...

A tale of two teams

The unbeaten Riverton high school boys and the winless RHS girls have more in common than not

For the next three days, Riverton High School hosts the ...

Our milestone

March 1 is The Ranger's birthday

Today's Ranger is the first in our "newspaper year."
That means it's our birthday. But it's a bit more complicated ...

Tuesday notes

Enough already
Paging through the newspaper archives recently while looking for ideas for our weekly "the way it was" feature, an editorial written ...

A slight hay miscalculation

The remedy seemed simple, but it didn't turn out that way.

We often think of seasons as a metaphor for our own brief existence. Seasons in the sun ...

Said on screen

Our annual (updated) salute to Oscarnight through classic movie quotes

If you like movies, then you'll also find something to like in the words ...

Border case appeals

The key ruling in the case was this one, and more appeals are long shots

Many who have been watching the border dispute involving the Wind River ...

Resolved: Make fine-feathered friends

I don't know a whole lot about birds, but I like them -- and they seem to like me back.

When I was a little kid, the Audubon Society began coming to ...

Iris June Oldman

Iris June Oldman of St. Stephens died peacefully in her sleep Feb. 20, 2017, at home. She was 72 years old.
A visitation will be held 5-8:30 p.m. Friday, ...

They come from all over

On a wintry weekend, let's be sure to welcome our tournament visitors

Come early, the teams were told Wednesday. Pack your gear and your clothes. Get ...

I guess the garlic can wait

And, though I'm eager for spring, so can I

It ain't spring yet.
At least, that's what I told myself as I admired the heap of sprouted garlic ...

Dangerous and damaging

Unexpected winter flooding is teaching us new lessons about life in Fremont County

We live in Fremont County, Wyoming. When it rains -- hard -- in ...

Tuesday notes

Not spring yet
When the season finally can be called "late winter," we all get a little tempted to rush things. Undeniably, there has been a decidedly ...

Tournament time in Fremont County

These great events will be even better if we all behave ourselves.

The next two weeks offer the best athletic competition Fremont County offers each ...

The ex-presidents

We have as many of them now as we've ever seen in U.S. history

On this day before Presidents Day 2017, there are quite a few men still getting Secret ...

Keep Denver Air flying

Revenue gurantee is next crucial step

There are two important steps needed by local governments to keep Denver Air Connection flying its spiffy, ...


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