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Why she runs

Apr 17, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Hillary Rodham Clinton has done a lot already, so why endure another battle?

Hillary Rodham Clinton is running for president. The worst-kept secret ... [more]

Tax help for the 'olderlies'

Apr 16, 2015 - By Betty Starks Case:  The need for more, and better, senior care is real

Isn't it spring? The season of new life? Teasing, calling to us from every direction?
So why ... [more]

Promises, promises

Apr 16, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Income tax reform still seems far off

The great late-night TV host David Letterman, immersed in a broadcast farewell tour in the countdown to his ... [more]

And sleep out in the rain

Apr 15, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Percy Sledge sang one of popular music's all-time greatest hits

The rhythm and blues singer Percy Sledge wasn't quite a one-hit wonder, but he had ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Apr 14, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Snow on high
All things considered, it's been a relief to see a return to more seasonal weather conditions in recent days -- and it appears there was ... [more]

An aging college faculty

Apr 12, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  CWC faces a significant challenge and must be supported financially to meet it

There was a wave of hiring in Fremont County school districts in the ... [more]

When Great American tragedy ended

Apr 12, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:  The Civil was at its conclusion 150 years ago this month.

It's a phrase commonly uttered in times of crisis.
"Desperate times call for desperate ... [more]

What we believe vs. what we know

Apr 10, 2015 - By Chris Peck:  The bare-knuckle debate might pound home the point

Bare-knuckle fighting is a stupid excuse for a sport that only attracts stupid people.
That's my ... [more]

Funny business

Apr 10, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Our Sunday comics are different, but not because of anything we did

One of the most popular parts of our newspaper has changed.
The Ranger's Sunday ... [more]

Are smartphones truly evil?

Apr 9, 2015 - By Clair McFarland:  Or was it just an extended April Fools' Day?

April Fools' Day is such a party for all you tricksters, but it wouldn't be what it is without all the ... [more]

Just the facts

Apr 9, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Video evidence missing in Ferguson is proving pivotal in North Charleston

A defining characteristic of the new video showing a police officer in ... [more]

Start looking now

Apr 8, 2015 - Staff:  District 25 is correct to anticipate the need for more land for schools

Fremont County School District 25 in Riverton announced recently that it is ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Apr 7, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  First up, a correction about the Riverton "Avenue of Flags" from last week. We mentioned national observances in honor of fallen firefighters which were being ... [more]

An easy fix to texting while driving

Apr 5, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:  But just because it's easy doesn't mean it's every going to happen.

I looked out the window as son-in-law Adam accelerated through late-morning city ... [more]

Holiday of the sun

Apr 5, 2015 - Staff:  It's Easter, more than any other

Human eyes are watching the sky.
At Easter, we hope for nothing so much as a sunny day.
Our weather forecast for ... [more]

Bolstering Wyoming's bison

Apr 3, 2015 - By Chris Peck:  There is a lot more upside to it than downside

The wood bison have made it back to Alaska's wilds.
Wood bison are bigger cousins to the plains bison ... [more]

Six in eight years

Apr 3, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  That's the alarming statistic of school District 38 superintendents

A statistic from a front-page news story in Thursday's Ranger is an ... [more]

The miracle is in the normal

Apr 2, 2015 - By Betty Starks Case:  We see it all around, and Easter is a reminder

Is spring really here? The calendar declares it so, as does Easter.
This magical over-all newness ... [more]

Learn from Indiana

Apr 2, 2015 - Staff:  Wyoming did right in staying away from a law criticized as legal discrimination

Anyone in Wyoming who might still have been wondering if the Wyoming ... [more]

An answer for the airport

Apr 1, 2015 - Staff:  The Plan Restoring Airservice Now Kit

There is exciting news for Fremont County today. Remember the big DC-10 jumbo jet that flew near Sinks Canyon a ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Mar 31, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Easter weekend
A bit of newspaper non-housekeeping as a holiday weekend nears. The Ranger will publish as usual Sunday -- Easter Sunday. The holiday ... [more]

The conversations of a lifetime

Mar 29, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:  For me, some of the best came not in a classroom but a dormitory.

Discussions came easy as a 19-year old college student.  Occasionally there were ... [more]

What's in a name?

Mar 29, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  In the case of the airport, it could be quite a lot

Among the actions being discussed to improve -- perhaps even preserve -- commercial air service in ... [more]

Who needs Florida? We've got Wyo

Mar 27, 2015 - By Chris Peck:  A new study rates us the No. 1 state for retirement

I just spent a long weekend in Florida.
It was 82 on a Saturday afternoon --  in the middle of ... [more]

Crashing a plane

Mar 27, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  We ask ourselves how, and why

The civilized world has one question on its mind today. Why did, or how could, a young airline pilot crash his plane ... [more]

Paying our 'electeds'

Mar 26, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Increasing compensation for our leaders is a worthy topic for the legislative interim

The Wyoming Legislature did two things right this year in its ... [more]

Turning a black thumb to green

Mar 26, 2015 - By Clair McFarland:  With a lot of help, I'm going to try to grow veggies

It seems my black thumb is changing color.
How it can be that I'm committing to growing a ... [more]

What's on the tray

Mar 25, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  New school lunch guidelines have been drawn up with good intentions

Some [more]

Tuesday notes

Mar 24, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Chill on
It got cold again this week, colder than average for late March. We'd enjoyed a nice stretch of seasonal warmth, or a bit better, so the chill ... [more]

Doing whatever it takes to watch

Mar 23, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:  At NCAA tournament time, we rigged up a TV system in Shoshoni.

A disappointed defense leaves the field after the opening drive. Massive tackle Blue ... [more]