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Tuesday notes

See-saw spring
Mid-April is showing us all the varieties of the Wyoming spring, with a whiff of summer in the air one day, winter's bite in it the ...

Messenger often trumps message

Bad news isn't so bad wen the right person says it.

Is it the message or the messenger that brings a visceral reaction to bad news?
Advertising ...

New air service

All hail the agreement with Key Lime Air, and the partnerships which made it happen

The Fremont County air service task force has earned a collective ...

Only we can look to the stars

Friday evening, Dr. Scott Acton speaks to a crowd at Central Wyoming College about his work on the James Webb Space Telescope, a massive and ingenious ...

Tuesday notes

When Fremont County Clerk Julie Freese was kicking around the idea of reducing the number of voting precincts and polling places for this year's elections, she ...

Rock bands and shared hearts

I was part of a joyous crowd (after a good burger)

There comes a time to rock.
No, I don't rock - at least, not in the sense of "I'm so awesome at ...

The contest

Policy and governance aside, this is one heck of a primary election year

2016 is turning out to be a much more interesting and unpredictable ...

Dr. Scott Acton

He's got a remarkable story, and he'll tell it Friday night in Riverton

This Friday night at Central Wyoming College, one of Riverton's native sons ...

Tuesday notes

All spring
It's April now, one of just two all-spring months on the calendar. There aren't many times of year when we could get a 15-inch snowstorm on ...

Eclipse Central

About 500 days from now, we'll be exactly that

Here in the immediate aftermath of the heaviest snowstorm of the season, few of us are thinking about ...

The soundtrack of Nancy Jones

It was one of a kind, and it is gone too soon.

Win or lose, there was always a good soundtrack when we took the Shoshoni Wranglers to Leroy Sinner ...

Private data

Citizens have real concerns, and a new state law is attempting to address them

The Wyoming Legislature thought issues surrounding government ...

Trump's ad-libs

The GOP frontrunner might be sensing things getting more serious these days

Maybe not every day, but probably every week, Donald Trump does or says ...

Change can start with a root

It's there, even through a long, dark winter

Who are we kidding? Man made the calendar; nature makes the rules.
A few days ago there was no sign of ...

Between bad and worse

Our big snowstorm brings the small difference between the two into focus

We don't get many earthquakes in Fremont County, at least not that we can ...

The mouse that drowned

Thanks to the butcher, the butter survived

My great grandmother, Ellen Simpson, finished churning and poured off the buttermilk. A drowned mouse ...

Tuesday notes

Big, but how big?
The snow is flying as The Ranger goes to press Tuesday afternoon. Weather forecasters see the same data, but that doesn't mean they ...

The news chapter

As privatized ambulance service nears, the 'customer' must remain paramount

In the end, it was a unanimous vote.
Fremont County's ambulance service ...

Tell reps to reject House Resolution 2316

The bill is cleverly hidden behind language calling for states' rights, independent citizen rights, and the right of the people in general to rule their own ...

In traffic, consider the roundabout

It has fun advantages over the boring old four-way stop

People sure do complain about intersections a lot, don't they? Hemming and hawing over who ...


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