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Police shooting

Pavillion isn't Ferguson, Mo., but the public still needs to know what happened

The attention of the nation has been focused often this month on ...

Global chaos: Better get used to it

Governments are less capable of coping than they used to be

It's a chaotic world out there. But we'd better get used to it; this may be the new ...

Biennial lament

Let's hope the rush to chop every local election into districts has run its course

Reader response to the newest "The Way It Was" photograph and ...

Tuesday notes

Whispers
Every summer there comes a time -- perhaps the time is the better way to say it -- when the haunt of fall first arrives. Some say it's a smell. ...

Paying for wildland fires

It's time the federal government updated an outmoded funding model for this crucial function

Wyoming can thank two things for its easy wildfire ...

Uncle Ralph was no TV-show relative

The extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins was important to me as a kid.

Television has denigrated the role of fathers to buffoons or at best, ...

Riverton ought to change its nickname to 'Weed City'

Editor:
I would like to take this opportunity to express my support for the idea of changing the nickname of our fair city on the welcome signs from ...

Public health first

For the time being, no exceptions to mosquito fogging in Riverton
Mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus are in Riverton. In response, insecticide ...

Hits and misses on primary predictions

If you're going to write a newspaper column predicting the outcome of an election, then it's only fair to write a follow-up to check how well you did. Hence, ...

Just getting started?

The primary election is a conclusion for some, a beginning for others

A primary election can leave several outcomes. Some we know already. Others ...

Sharing tips to stop scammers

Locally, I've heard reports of people who've lost their savings

Do you know for sure when or if you're being "scammed?"
It's becoming more and more ...

Picking some winners in an entertaining '14 primary

You might think that after about 50 previous election-day prognostication columns that the 2014 picture would come into clarity pretty quickly.
Nope. There ...

Tuesday notes

Casting ballots
Election Day, primary style, has arrived. Voters in significant numbers already have voted through the rapidly expanding early-voting ...

Getting the wheels moving

Until last week, my wife had never even driven a tractor, much less the windrower I needed her help with.

Farmers' wives will sit up all night with ...

Amendment A

Let's make sure changing the rules on UW trustees gets a full hearing before November

Tuesday's primary election ballot for Fremont County is a busy ...

Missouri shooting shows blurred line between police and the military

Despite the return of American warplanes to Iraq, the nation's attention is rightfully riveted on Ferguson, Mo., where residents are reeling from days of ...

There's more to a rabbit than cuddles

I found that out -- and more -- at the Fremont County Fair

Laramy Connelly's rabbit is what I remember about this year's Fremont County Fair.
A rex ...

Wayne Nicholls

He shot 20,000 photos for The Ranger

Ranger news photographer Wayne Nicholls is one of the few people in Fremont County who could tell you who Robert ...

Cell phones and teething babies

It's not a good situation for the high-tech gadget

There's something suspended in the air: a sort of cooler-morning, back-to-school, khaki-pants type ...

Things weren't OK

In retrospect, Williams interview provided chilling premonition

Imagine, if you can, what it must have been like to be Robin Williams, the ...

 
 

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