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National Security Agency phone spying hard to package politically

It's now been more than two weeks since a federal court ruled that the federal ...

School lectures can wait awhile

For now, my preschooler gets to enjoy his summer

My preschooler is finishing his first year of school (part-time though it is), and he's experiencing ...

Making room

Plans for the remodeled Wyoming Capitol ought to include the news media

Progress on the costly renovation of the Wyoming Capitol in Cheyenne, and the ...

No offense to Carson, but Letterman's the best

The gap-toothed man from Muncie is signing off.

What you are about to read is a statement of blasphemy, an open and acknowledged demonstration of ...

No joke

'The Sagebrush Sea' affirms our prairie shrub's important position

Years ago, we produced an April Fools edition of The Ranger featuring a fake page ...

Tuesday notes

A little at a time
Tuesday brings another "special weather statement" from the National Weather Service warning of new snowfall in our part of the ...

Solving the world's problems

Roy Maxson and I did it during many a long bus ride.

Whether by fate or providence, there are times in life when just the right person enters your ...

Up, down up

Revenue projections make budgeting a chore

Sometimes when we are living through extraordinary circumstances, we are so busy dealing with them that ...

Still, and always, part of Wyoming

Fremont County did well to find a burial place for unclaimed

The burial of the "unclaimed remains" touched me.
You saw ...

Eureka -- a budget bill

Wyoming U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi had a pivotal role, as he will going forward as well

Lo and behold, the U.S. Congress has passed a full budget bill for ...

Thirty years in the making

We have a new Shoshone National Forest plan, but it took awhile

Congratulations to the U.S. Forest Service and the State of Wyoming for signing a new ...

Strange sounds, strange causes

One of them emanated from my own pants pocket

It's true. I was hearing strange sounds.
Some were voices. Some sounded more like a gnawing mouse. ...

Old West crime

Livestock theft is a growing concern in Wyoming and the West

Cattle rustling? Really?
Really.
When the Wyoming Legislature's committee on ...

Tuesday notes

Not using 1 percent money
The City of Riverton is not -- repeat, not -- using money from the optional 1 percent sales tax to pay for the DuraPatch ...

Stacks and scrubbers

A big oil refinery is going try to comply with new pollution rules

Last week the owners of the big HollyFrontier oil refinery in Cheyenne announced ...

Cancer spreads inside the body and out

The Pulitzer Prize-winning book "The Emperor of All Maladies -- A Biography of Cancer" is a riveting work full of triumph and tragedy.

Physician and ...

The art of nursing

Thursday's pinning ceremony showed some of our community's very best

Florence Nightingale, the woman who is credited with establishing and ...

Dylan can't sing a lick, but so what?

In a society where the older too often are relegated to being forgotten, shoved aside and minimalized, the enduring presence of Bob Dylan is a reminder that ...

Never-ending battle

Two significant drug busts in quick succession show the scope of the fight

Should it be considered a good thing or a bad thing that two large-scale ...

Parental milestone: Little League mom

Is that why my son is wearing a large leather mitten?

Life seems to throw a new milestone at me every week, and this week is no exception: I'm now a ...

 
 

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