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In Merry Measure

Celebrate Christmas this year with a song in your heart

Many of the Christmas carols we sing in 2015 date to the mid-19th century, which is about the ...

Love and belief

Again this year, a long-ago Santa letter speaks to our deepest feelings

What is the nicest thing anyone ever said to you?
A girl writing a letter to ...

Tuesday notes

Holiday housekeeping
Your daily newspaper staff is observing Christmas with a day off (among other things). The Ranger will not publish this Friday, ...

Hope and plans

Governments are preparing for the revnue downturn, and so should the rest of us

Get ready. Story after story, headline after headline, debate after ...

The big green Grinch was right

Christmas still doesn't come from a store, and never will.

"Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn't come from a store," wrote Dr. Seuss in his ...

Take a driving tour of city's Christmas lights

This route requires about an hour, so have a healthy supply of Christmas cookies along for the ride.

In this column last week, I wrote about my ...

Interest in interest

As rates inch upward again, the public deserves assurances

It's been so long since the federal reserve raised foundational interest rates that an ...

Kids on the Christmas stage

A wonderful mix of music and make-believe
December brings us wonder, excitement and peace with the Christmas season.
But these days can also be ...

Low flu rate so far

Let's keep it that way; get vaccinated

"Flu activity low so far this season," reads a headline in Tuesday's edition. It's not exactly "Ho ho ho," but ...

Two responses

Well-trained decison-makers reacted differently Tuesday to similar threats

Two coasts. Same threat. Different responses.
On Tuesday morning, ...

Tuesday notes

Another jolt
Winter is still a full week away in the geophysical sense of planets and stars and solstices, but we've now had our second big, ...

The many seasons come and gone

I joke with my old friends about them at every game I cover.

And so it begins.
The hiatus between summer and fall, fall and winter, and,in my own ...

Money for schools

With the state formula likely to take a beating, local school districts might need more flexibility

The effects of Wyoming's near-certain plunge in ...

Early Christmas? Fine by me

I purchased my tree on the 3rd... of November

I bought my flimsy plastic Christmas tree at a Target outlet on the 3rd of November. The handler seemed ...

A crowd at Tonkin The new ice rink is a fine use for the old football facility

For years, Riverton has been looking for a viable use for the old football facility at Tonkin Stadium. Now, at least for the winter, we have found it.
Twice ...

Wind and winter

The overnight howler reminds us of the need to plan for seasonal hazards

The wind roared across most of Fremont County all night Wednesday. Anecdotes ...

Warmth of sisters side by side

We shared a bed for years as kids, and turned out better for it

The definition of "needy" takes many shapes and colors, especially at Christmas. ...

Trump's moratorium

Defeating radical terrorists will require more than isolationism

Donald Trump poses a problem for the self respecting editorial writer. By any ...

Tuesday notes

Flags and snow
A little break is arriving this week from our mid-winter-style cold spell that chilled Thanksgiving and greeted the new month. Any ...

10 cents a gallon

With gasoline much cheaper now, gripes about the tax have died down

A few days ago, staff writer Christina George wrote a story for our newspaper ...


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