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Lovely people, no doubt, but ...

Jun 6, 2013 - By Clair McFarland:  For the better part of a year, I have been eager to write on the subject of local vagrancy that appears so often, both in this paper and within my list of ... [more]

Brain as body part

Jun 6, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The president's mental health remarks bring a longtime Ranger reader to mind

President Obama probably never met Alice List of Riverton, but remarks ... [more]

Prime time for the Dipper and Bear

Jun 5, 2013 - By Carl Manning:  June, the midpoint in the of the dance of the Sun and our Earth which this year occurs on June 21. It is our longest day of sunlight and of course our shortest ... [more]

GOP governors looking less vulnerable as prep for 2014 election starts

Jun 5, 2013 - By Thomas Beaumont, The Associated Press:  DES MOINES, Iowa -- Republican governors took over statehouses across the country after the 2010 elections and immediately acted on promises to usher in a new ... [more]

Definition of terms

Jun 5, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  'Normal' fire danger is no cause for complacency as summer nears

Of course it was good to hear that wildfire danger in Fremont County and Western ... [more]

Powers collide in recess appointment spat

Jun 4, 2013 - By James Rosen, MCT Washington Bureau:  The Supreme Court is expected to take up a groundbreaking separation-of-powers case later this month that features a constitutional clash between the ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jun 4, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  So rare
"What is so rare as a day in June?" asked the poet James Russell Lowell in a line familiar to most of us who took freshman English. To get an ... [more]

When 'local control' is too local

Jun 3, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  When a school board member has children, spouses or in-laws working in the district, the temptation to attempt total control of a school, or at least an ... [more]

Graduation advice for grads and speakers

Jun 3, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  The odds are pretty good that more people could name the U.S.'s last 10 vice presidents than could tell you who spoke at their own graduation.

Once ... [more]

Up in the air

Jun 3, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Would Fremont County dare try a subsidy to improve airline service?

The man who runs Great Lakes Airlines did his best a few days ago to reassure ... [more]

No question: Tax breaks help rich the most

May 31, 2013 - By Lisa Mascaro, MCT Washington Bureau:  Federal income tax breaks disproportionately benefit wealthier households, according to a report issued Wednesday that is certain to become ammunition in the ... [more]

Last days of school

May 31, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Graduates aren't the only ones with a worthy accomplishment

More attention is paid to high school and community college graduates this time of year, ... [more]

This is what it looks like when politicians do their jobs

May 30, 2013 - By The Philadelphia Inquirer:  Chilly weather aside, most of the Jersey Shore's towns were back in business for the Memorial Day weekend, which was capped by another joint appearance of ... [more]

Feeding on the past

May 30, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  Happy Memorial Day. (Used to be).
I thought I'd finally hit a legal holiday with my bi-weekly column schedule. Again the holiday was added to a weekend. But ... [more]

The education bureaucrat

May 30, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  In the aftermath of SF104, Wyoming has reached an important step

The unsavory episode that is leading to the creation of a new state education ... [more]

Approval isn't the same as credibility

May 29, 2013 - By Doyle McManus:  President Obama might be learning that lesson -- uncomfortably.

Message to the president: Resistance is futile.
There are plenty of juicy targets for ... [more]

'Making the mail'

May 29, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  A new post office deadline puts us under the gun, but we are working on it

Many Ranger subscribers who receive the paper through the mail have ... [more]

Republicans pulling openly for new health care law to fail, boosting '14 ballot hopes

May 28, 2013 - By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- If Republicans were writing a movie script for next year's congressional elections, the working title might be "2014: Apocalypse of ... [more]

Tuesday notes

May 28, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Remembering
Memorial Day was a lovely one across Fremont County, bringing the sort of weather that runs counter to a recent trend of cold, wet Memorial ... [more]

Sometimes you have to improvise

May 26, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  An aging Inter-national tractor brings out my creative side.

It is perhaps the essence of humanity -- the interaction of man with the environment ... [more]

Remembrance, not sorrow

May 26, 2013 - From staff reports:  Memorial Day: 'When everybody is alive'

Editor's note: In renewal of a growing Memorial Day tradition, we again reprint this comment by the late Hal ... [more]

Bread and butter

May 24, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Want to find a 50-year-old valedictorian? Better look at a community college

One of the characteristics the community college has that normally is ... [more]

Bleak results in U.S.-Korea trade deal

May 24, 2013 - By Rob Hotakainen, MCT Washington Bureau:  The U.S. trade deficit with Korea went from $13.2 billion at the end of 2011 to nearly $16.6 billion at the end of last year, according to the U.S. Census ... [more]

The packed boardroom

May 23, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  We did it for football, so let's do it for other education issues as well

There has been high community interest this spring in the resignation of ... [more]

RHS senior dramatists shine in 'Les Miserables'

May 23, 2013 - By Robert H. Peck, Staff Writer:  The Riverton High School drama club's spring musical performance of Victor Hugo's "Les Miserables" opens Thursday in the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theater at ... [more]

Life gets more Pinteresting

May 23, 2013 - By Clair McFarland:  The Pinterest app is on my iPad, thereby upgrading the device from "expensive cookbook" to "expensive cupcake decorating handbook."

In an attempt to ... [more]

Deep South key test for Medicaid expansion

May 22, 2013 - By Tony Pugh, MCT Washington Bureau:  While only one in three people in the region has a favorable view of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in general, many more support some of ... [more]

Moore, Okla.

May 22, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Remember what is important, and do what you can to help when needed

Rarely has the nation seen worse devastation of a community than that visited ... [more]

Springtime at the Rockies doubleheader

May 21, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Suppose you were me. I know, I know -- that's a tantalizing prospect for just about everyone, so let me narrow the parameters of the supposition.
Let's say ... [more]

Tuesday notes

May 21, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Spring soaker
What's the best answer to lingering concerns about summer drought? A day and a half of rain, that's what. The moisture that fell gently ... [more]