Mar 6, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  This year's schedule of local history treks looks promising and fun
Winston Churchill, in one of his many marvelous speeches, said, "History, with ... [more]
Mar 5, 2015 - By Betty Starks Case:  A friend's new memoir demonstrates the technique well
So what do we do with all this snow?
My answer: Find a good book to read.
I recently ... [more]
Mar 5, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  The first edition of The Ranger was published on this date in 1953
It's our newspaper's birthday, the 62nd one.
On March 5, 1953, the first edition ... [more]
Mar 4, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Five towns in Nebraska show how hard finding a new airline here might be
Of great interest to those concerned about commercial air service in Fremont ... [more]
Mar 3, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  And still the winter
Enough is enough. Our meteorological dose of December in March has been interesting, perhaps even educational, but there really ... [more]
Mar 1, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:   After 37 years, I've got at least one of each of the Peace dollars
Dimes, quarters, nickels, pennies and even half dollars don't bring much notice ... [more]
Mar 1, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Playing the market with state money is worth considering -- very carefully
For at least a decade, Wyoming's legislators and government financial ... [more]
Feb 27, 2015 - By Chris Peck:  And Wyoming is a good place for it to take place
Wyoming is giving strong consideration to eliminating a law that declares public schools should be ... [more]
Feb 27, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Congress lurches into another shutdown crisis in new year
Here we are in 2015, a month after the State of the Union speech and barely two months into ... [more]
Feb 26, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  The burglars on the loose find their dirty job easy when cars aren't locked
Many readers remember fondly the monthly column in The Ranger written for ... [more]
Feb 26, 2015 - By Clair McFarland:  At least as far as the upstairs bedding is concerned
It's been a crazy month.
I wish I could impart this analysis out of a wellspring of ... [more]
Feb 25, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Get ready for three days of concentrated economic development (and basketball)
Some years ago, during the final night of the Class 1-A/2-A West ... [more]
Feb 24, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Spring ahead
The decline of winter is as much about light as temperature -- and even in our cold second half of February, the sunlight is noticeably ... [more]
Feb 22, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:  Sometimes it's hardest following a time of prosperity.
It was one of those great items that presented itself at the wrong time. In early May 1980, ... [more]
Feb 22, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Great movies, unforgettable lines
Oscar night is here, the night of the greatest awards show on Earth, the night when the American move industry get ... [more]
Feb 20, 2015 - By Chris Peck:  The world saw an example this week from Wyoming
Valentine's Day can seem sappy and fake.
Until it doesn't.
Sometimes personal expressions of ... [more]
Feb 20, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  We mustn't think of them in the same way we view a piece of pork-barrel legislation
In his remarks Thursday at a conference called the White House ... [more]
Feb 19, 2015 - By Betty Starks Case:  In our family, this month is one of the biggies
Here we are halfway through February, but it's still an important month. For our family, fate has ... [more]
Feb 19, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Riverton's new, public ice rink was a well-planned hit
One of Riverton's success stories in the winter of 2014-2015 is the new community ice skating ... [more]
Feb 17, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Back to the right month
After experiencing a displaced slice of April for about 10 days, the new week has reminded us what season we are in.
It is ... [more]
Feb 15, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Of the 44 who have held the office, just two weren't politicians before the White House
On Monday the nation observes Presidents Day. By the time the ... [more]
Feb 15, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:  It's a good thing I love covering local sports, because I do a lot of it this time of year.
The afternoon light leaked onto the south end of the ... [more]
Feb 13, 2015 - By Chris Peck:  But that decision comes with consequences
Do you feel better now, you Wyoming state senators who stuck it to Obama?
The vote in the ... [more]
Feb 13, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Valentine's Day is the time
Friday the 13th one day, Valentine's Day the next. So says our 2015 calendar.
If you are superstitious about the first, ... [more]
Feb 12, 2015 - By Clair McFarland:  Sometimes it's loud and crazy, but I love the fresh air
Finer weather strolls in like a good friend, but it often brings its cantankerous relative ... [more]
Feb 12, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  The two-day event reinforces the industry's place in our economy, culture
All but the most ignorant among us have long since set aside the notion of ... [more]
Feb 11, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Our Christmas quadcopter makes us YouTube ready
Some of my favorite YouTube videos of the new year show excited Christmas gift-getters flying their ... [more]
Feb 11, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Two bills at the Legislature show the legal and philosophical contradictions at work
The Wyoming Legislature is exhibiting some confusion over the ... [more]
Feb 10, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Snowmelt
It's hard to believe that less than a week ago we were worrying about snow removal in the streets of both Riverton and Lander, to say nothing ... [more]
Feb 8, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Disastrous passenger figures at the airport prove that it must be done
Not that any more persuasion was required, but the year-and air passenger ... [more]