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More lottery?

The longer our revenue crunch continues, the more tempting the idea

Wyoming lawmakers looked at creating a state lottery for a decade or more before ...

Our semi-wild Wyoming world

Life-and-death battles are going on all around use, and sometimes I'm drawn in.

To live in rural America often resembles an Audubon Society tour. ...

Misplaced nuclear talk

There are much better things to discuss today than the Chernobyl anniversary

The eight printing units of our Goss Community web offset press rumbled ...

The funny futility of the fork

I sacrificed three of them in a single breakfast

I often have eggs for breakfast, and my favorite thing to make is an omelette. I add nice meats and ...

My son's summer to-do list


Item No. 1: Remember younger brother's name

The school year that just concluded was my oldest son's journey through kindergarten.
I was ...

Donald and Bernie

Both have confounded convention,and they can't afford not to

The absence of a presidential primary election or two this week hasn't left the ...

A day in June


We have 30 of them, starting today

"June light discloses love's golden dreams," sang Ivory Joe Hunter in 1958.
The song was called "Moonlight and ...

Tuesday notes

Back in the saddle
Your daily newspaper staff appreciated the day off on Monday. Our publication schedule was not affected, but we did keep the doors ...

Nine months in the blink of an eye

Covering sports at my age keeps me connected to youthful joy and exuberance.

Another nine months has passed, and another school year comes to an ...

Comrades of spirit

Resist the urge to descend into sorrow this Memorial Day

Editor's note: Longtime readers may recall Associated Press columnist Hal ...

Flowers and mottoes

High school graduates and the words they choose to represent themselves

In addition to the names and faces, our annual graduation edition lets ...

Hackers don't need your help


Try this different approach to computer passwords
Several large websites I visit often have been attacked by scammers recently, and many people have ...

Trump's VP

It will have to be someone with a very short memory

Donald Trump is looking for a running mate. He would like to announce his choice well before the ...

Carrying connections forward


Families are the way to do it on Memorial Day

Did you know the first Memorial Day was declared following the Civil War? That poppies are among the ...

Suddenly more interesting

Commissioner Clifford's decision to step down enlivens the election considerably

Wyoming's primary election -- not the presidential kind -- isn't until ...

No. 74 in brown and gold: 'Ricks from Riverton'

My season with the Wyoming Cowboys (and learning about competition from a Cheney)

For years afterwards newly met Wyomingites would say, "Don Ricks? ...

Tuesday notes

Memorial Day
First, a note on our newspaper's holiday weekend schedule: The Ranger will publish as usual this weekend, meaning theSundayedition will ...

More time for recycling

Backers have earned a reprieve for now, but bad behavior by others still nags the process

Backers of recycling in Fremont County have asked for more ...

Always a champion, for 33 years

Educator and coach Chico Her Many Horses is retiring from Wyoming Indian Schools.

I was standing just outside the curve as I always do during heats ...

It's not all about the money

Grads, don't be afraid to explore a little - or a lot
The Riverton High School class of 2016 graduates this weekend, one of numerous commencement ...

 
 

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