A family-owned daily newspaper serving Riverton, Lander and Fremont County, Wyoming since 1949

Ranger Opinion

Richard Nixon's lasting unpopularity

Most American presidents' reputations improve after they leave office. In the warm light of history, once-derided chief executives seem to gain retroactive ...

Back to Iraq

Renewed U.S. military involvement is narrow for now, but the horizon is cloudy

President Barack Obama has said his decision to re-involve American ...

Tuesday notes

The 10th, not the 3rd
We "oopsed" on the date of Sunday's edition, which read Aug. 3 on page one instead of Aug. 10. In case anyone is interested in ...

Eight days to the primary election

Three statewide races stand out this year, all on the Republican side.

Thomas Jefferson is considered the great "Renaissance Man" to occupy the White ...

All right already

Surely there is more for our candidates to talk about than hatred of the federal government

From the looks and sounds of this year's political ...

What we can do about the failure of government

As election season approaches, I've been pondering a crucial issue about the role of government in our society. It's that our government often fails -- and that ...

The chain from age 4 to 64

Last weekend I retraced all the Wyoming links

I turned 64 in Wyoming over the weekend.
Paul McCartney of the Beatles imagined this was a truly ...

The president resigns

Seeds of significant change were being sown 40 years ago today

Forty years ago on this date, the President of the United States quit.
Mired ...

Hard work and good attitude

I learned both at a young age on the farm

The teacher's writing assignment reads: "What I did this summer."
A child responds: "If you followed me ...

We lived through it

Construction-related traffic problems didn't come close to ruining the Fremont County Fair

Traffic to the Fremont County Fairgrounds during last ...

Fraud abounds in talk of science

But don't be so skeptical that you view anything new as wrong.

There was an interesting discussion the other day on the radio about scientific ...

Baby, the rain must fall

Rare rainy days here bring to mind the inspiration of the songwriter

Central Wyoming does not have a rainy climate.
But that doesn't mean we can't ...

Tuesday notes

Wet one
No one will ever confuse the Riverton Valley with Puget Sound, but we are having what seems to be a wetter warm-weather season than normal. ...

Anti-poverty talk from unlikely source

Quick quiz: Which potential 2016 presidential candidate had this to say about federal anti-poverty programs last week?.
"What do we want? A healthy economy -- ...

The war that didn't end all wars

A hundred years ago on the battlefields of northern Europe, the youth of a continent died in unexpected droves in the meat grinder that marked the rise of ...

Service and price

Any air travel solution locally has to address both

No self-respecting person, business or public institution likes to make excuses to explain away ...

A chem teacher with sense of humor

That was Bob Mower, a classroom legend in his own time

Bob Mower's obituary flipped on my memory switch, and the light made me smile.
Mr. Mower was ...

Pavillion report

State is right not to give gas company a sneak preview

It always seemed such a poor idea for the State of Wyoming to delay releasing its official ...

Don't delay vaccination for measles

Tarrant County, Texas, residents got a sobering reminder of how important it is to vaccinate children when public health officials last week confirmed the ...

The many weapons of summer

From Popsicle sticks to water bottles, we got them all

August begins Friday, but it has already marked its approach with summery debris: Popsicle ...

 
 

County Weather

Photo Gallery

Twitter Feed (Follow Us!)

© 2015 Riverton Ranger, Inc.