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Missing a purring presence

Eighth Christmas with Luca looks doubtful

It's almost Christmas, and I've just about gotten every traditional, material, or artificial element that I ...

A new low

Humanity is challenged even to describe the Taliban school massacre, much less comprehend it

Human language fails to provide the vocabulary ...

You can learn from a tadpole

I never knew it was a type of galaxy too

I was driving to work the other day and heard a radio story about tadpole galaxies, which I had never known ...

Having a safe Christmas

It's the top time of the year for accidental poisonings

Christmas time makes home safety experts nervous. There are many more hazards around the ...

Tuesday notes

Winter's touch
We got a blast of winter over the weekend, but it was a short one. Aside from the stunning spasm of arctic cold a month ago, our ...

Welcome details

Perhaps the police cases elsewhere led local authorities to release records on July 19 shooting

Whether the Bureau of Indian affairs decision to ...

Americans love our conspiracy theories

A recent estimate counted more than 10,000 books and more than 1,000 documentaries on the Kennedy assassination alone.

What is it about Americans ...

A fur-covered cantaloupe?

That once was my great idea for a Christmas gift

Once I was nearly run out of town for suggesting a gift for my beloved, nearly blind grandmother.
I ...

Feds vs. feds

Wyoming has an unexpected partner in the latest flap over wolf management

A cliche becomes a cliche for a reason, and this fall a divisive Wyoming ...

Getting the picture of Christmas

The right pose for the camera is only part of it

Now I believe it. Something strange is going on.
As I began this column, my computer screen turned ...

The torture test

How far will political disagreements go?

This week the U.S. Senate released its report on the extreme interrogation methods used by American CIA ...

Gas for Santa's sleigh

Consumers take a different view from economists on lower oil prices

If there could be such as thing as a national Christmas gift, then the major drop ...

Tuesday notes

Attention, tree cutters
If you've got a Christmas tree permit and are planning to go to the forest and cut a tree this month, would you consider ...

Just one more stackable, plastic bin

If you're old enough to remember when futuristic cars and space-age kitchens routinely were depicted in television commercials, then you're probably on the ...

December 7

There aren't any new Pearl Harbor survivors, only old ones

Mel Heckman remembers what day it is. He wants to make sure Fremont County residents do as ...

Turns out we live in excitement city

It must be true -- it's on the Internet.

Years ago my somewhat older brother had a friend named Richard who spent a lot of time at our house when they ...

Looking up

Friday's test flight of the Orion spacecraft was good for America

The United States of America is trying to get back into the manned spaceflight ...

Dear Santa

Our 68th Christmas edition is near, so write in by Dec. 19

Santa Claus reads The Ranger.
It's true. He's a subscriber.
And he wants to see lots of ...

Gratitude is an exercise

And I'm going to start working out more

Christmas is settling upon our town, and it seems very at-home here.
Riverton welcomes Christmas by ...

Hall of fame

This is a fun idea, so let's keep it positive, respected and legitimate

After a year of contemplation, conversation and observation, Fremont County ...


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