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Still relevant

Jul 27, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Olympic Games link years and memories forever

There aren't many things from 1896 that still have relevance in 2012. One of them starts today. The ... [more]

Remember, Aurora means 'dawn'

Jul 26, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  Our Colorado neighbors might take some comfort in that

Everyone has probably heard all they wish to hear or can absorb of the horrible theater ... [more]

Summer theater

Jul 26, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Its return this week is welcome; now, can it be sustained?

It's wonderful that the once-promising tradition of summer theater in Riverton is being ... [more]

The record book vs. the memory book

Jul 25, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Last Friday, when it finally rained around town for the first time of any significance since mid-May, I looked forward to the official rainfall total from the ... [more]

Dems' new tax tactic -- hardball

Jul 25, 2012 - By Lisa Mascaro, MCT Washington Bureau:  Just two years ago, they never would have tried this.

WASHINGTON -- As congressional Democrats prepare to vote this week on President Barack Obama's ... [more]

Real vs. imagined

Jul 25, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Colorado killings revive our human longing to understand the unfathomable

Again an act of mindless cruelty and brutality has come closer to our ... [more]

CBT was 'steady as she goes'

Jul 24, 2012 - By Dave Bonner:  It seems out of place to relate in nautical terms a remembrance of Carolyn Tyler, native Nebraskan who adopted Wyoming's high, dry prairies.
Yet, she is the ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jul 24, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Skunked
The specifics of different Riverton Rendezvous festivals can blur into mental pudding after 32 years, but one thing that's been constant is the ... [more]

Don't assume print's demise

Jul 22, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  The nation's primary purchasers and voters aren't buying the idea

We live in an increasingly politicized society. You can't even invite friends to ... [more]

VP or no, Rubio looks beyond 2012

Jul 22, 2012 - By Carl Leubsdorf:  Ambitious American politicians from Lyndon Johnson to George Bush to Joe Biden had to be tapped for vice president to achieve their goal of national political ... [more]

Enter the fair parade

Jul 22, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  There are lots of ways -- and reasons

The Fremont County Fair Parade is six days away. There are many ways to be part of it, and many reasons as ... [more]

Shooting at movie house shakes up the campaign

Jul 20, 2012 - By Ken Thomas, The Associated Press:  FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The deadly shooting spree in Colorado consumed the presidential campaign Friday, sidetracking a bitter political contest with a tragedy ... [more]

With Anderson aloft

Jul 20, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  My first balloon flight was also my roughest

I've been lucky enough to fly in a hot-air balloon about 25 times in the years since the Riverton ... [more]

Our skyscrapers

Jul 20, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  For the 32nd summer, hot-air balloons grace the local skies

They say the first time two brothers named Montgolfier flew their hot-air balloon -- ... [more]

We're in the attack-dog days of summer

Jul 19, 2012 - By Doyle McManus:  Enough with the negatives -- can we stipulate that neither one of these guys is Abraham Lincoln, and move on?

The dog days of July were once a slow ... [more]

Politics aside, what's needed is long-term tax reform

Jul 18, 2012 - By The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:  There's not a snowball's chance on a hot July day that Congress is going anywhere near President Barack Obama's proposal to allow the Bush era tax cuts to ... [more]

Thankful for Themi the Greek

Jul 18, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  But the novelty sheriff's badge will be a problem

A lot of people who know our family are asking this summer about year one at Yale.
I had a very ... [more]

Job well done

Jul 18, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  An efficient replacement process filled a vacancy on the Riverton school board

The Riverton school board is whole again.
On Tuesday, sitting board ... [more]

Hillary's punishing schedule

Jul 17, 2012 - By Bradley Klapper, The Associated Press:  Globe-trotting Secretary of State sets travel record

WASHINGTON -- If diplomatic achievements were measured by the number of countries visited, ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jul 17, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  There's hot, and then there's hot
A look back on the summer of 2012 might well show that the hottest weather came right at the beginning -- part of it ... [more]

Proud to have called her a friend

Jul 15, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  I became aware of Carolyn B. Tyler as a kid, then worked with her as a colleague.

For as long as I can remember, Carolyn Tyler was an integral part ... [more]

When money talks, truth is silenced

Jul 15, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  Mark Hanna, the Cleveland industrialist who managed the winning presidential campaign of his fellow Ohio Republican William McKinley, offered this timeless ... [more]

Not so bad

Jul 15, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Biggest fears for county budget planners didn't pan out this year

Fremont County's budget planners got two pieces of good news as they finalized the ... [more]

A hazy season of fires and recollections

Jul 13, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  There's smoke everywhere on travel routes from Wyoming to Colorado and back. The fires started too soon this year, and they are filling our skies, and ... [more]

What a flub

Jul 13, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  How is it that the USA's Olympic outfits are being made in China?

The nominations for Dimwit Move of the Year have been announced, and there is an ... [more]

Go play chicken with someone else's economy

Jul 12, 2012 - By The Dallas Morning News Services:  Whenever talk in Washington turns to the Bush tax cuts, few seem willing to separate election year bombast from the harsh economic reality that gridlock soon ... [more]

Still reaching for his hand

Jul 12, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  My mate and I mark 70 years of marriage

With the recent public announcement of my mate's and my long marriage, the cat's out of the bag and the genie ... [more]

The Balloon Block

Jul 12, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The $500 treasure hunt object is a throwback to old-style printing

Riverton welcomes back the two-week schedule of Riverton events for the 32nd year, ... [more]

Filling CBT's space -- for a day

Jul 11, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  This spot is supposed to be Carolyn Tyler's. She wrote a Wednesday column in The Ranger for 51 years.
And a Friday column too and a Monday column for as long ... [more]

Riding with the Rangers

Jul 11, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The death of Carolyn B. Tyler ends the long career of a pioneering newspaperwoman

Fremont County has lost one of its significant citizens. Carolyn ... [more]

In L.A., temptation is the enemy

Jul 10, 2012 - By Walter Cook:  I live in Los Angeles's Westside district. Right outside my front door is a college bar where actor Cuba Gooding Jr. is a regular and who, incidentally, my ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jul 10, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Cooler stuff
Statistically speaking, July is the warmest month of the year in the Wind River Basin.
Our area usually tops 90 degrees about 35 days ... [more]

Undimmed by human tears

Jul 8, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  Independence Day's origins are obscured by a cloud of hamburger smoke.

The temperature hovered near 100 degrees, and the humidity wasn't far behind. ... [more]

There's importance in luck

Jul 8, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  Whenever an overly generous soul praises me for my alleged "success," I thank them and gently remind her (and myself) of the unearned luck of my life. ... [more]

Seek out citizens who understand what you're doing

Jul 8, 2012 - George Parks, Director Wyoming Association of Municipalities:  Editor:
We are now well into the election season. Candidates have filed, and campaigns are under way. Because my focus is Wyoming municipal government I want ... [more]

Keep building

Jul 8, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Fremont County's offer on the 17 Mile Road rebuild can keep the job on track

Now that the Fremont County Commission has offered to cover much of the ... [more]

Climate of contentment

Jul 6, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Andy Griffith created it on TV, and it endures

I have reached the age when I am shocked to learn that those of a younger age have never heard of ... [more]

Time for public funding of the conventions to be ended

Jul 6, 2012 - By The Los Angeles Times:  As delegates arrive at the national party convention, supporters of two rival candidates scheme to secure enough votes for the presidential nomination, but at ... [more]

The heat is on

Jul 6, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  No one likes a heat wave, but science says we'll tolerate the second one better than the first

The change in the weather from Thursday to Friday was ... [more]

Romney confronted by arithmetic problem

Jul 5, 2012 - By Doyle McManus:  Could the budget be balanced and taxes lowered while also increasing military spending by 50 percent?

Here's an issue that hasn't been debated much ... [more]