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Who dunnit?

Sep 14, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Modern communication technology permanently has complicated the identification of crime victims

Ongoing issues related to how, when and whether ... [more]

Conventions without compromise

Sep 13, 2012 - Dan Wimp, Riverton:  Attending two political conventions back to back is like visiting two parallel universes: one conservative, one liberal; one overwhelmingly white, the other ... [more]

Satisfied

Sep 13, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  With other school board ballots full to bursting, Riverton's incumbents drew no challengers at all

Everyone must be pretty well pleased with the way ... [more]

Romney's new tune on health care overhaul

Sep 12, 2012 - By The Philadelphia Inquirer:  So now Mitt Romney actually likes parts of President Obama's signature health-care overhaul --áthe same "Obamacare" that Romney and congressional Republicans ... [more]

For a moment, I wanted to shoot a wolf

Sep 12, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk:  I was surprised by my reaction last week when I learned that, beginning Sept. 30, gray wolves in Wyoming will no longer be protected by the Endangered Species ... [more]

Dust to dust

Sep 12, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Who knew that drought could affect unpaved roads, too?

A few years ago, when Main Street through downtown Riverton was torn up during the big street ... [more]

Finding, and providing, comfort in quakes

Sep 11, 2012 - By Walter Cook:  I was already up by the time Melissa was jolted awake.
Going from a dead sleep at 3 a.m. to outright panic is easy to do when your three-story apartment ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Sep 11, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Three questions
Last week in this space we posed three weather questions for friendly wagerers to talk about: Will there be another 90-degree day this ... [more]

Mohammad to the mountain

Sep 9, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  Peyton Manning is the former, and the Denver Broncos are the latter.

"If you can't bring Mohammad to the mountain bring the mountain to Mohammad" is ... [more]

Tax returns Mitt's self-inflicted wound

Sep 9, 2012 - By Carl Leubsdorf:  The long-running controversy over Mitt Romney's tax returns, destined to recur when he finally completes and releases his 2011 tax return this fall, ... [more]

Till the fat lobo sings

Sep 9, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wolf delisting is tantalizingly close, but there's still time for a hiccup

"Wolves delisted," proclaimed headlines across Wyoming and the West in ... [more]

Asian clout never bigger at election time

Sep 7, 2012 - By Anh Do, McClatchy-Tribune News Service:  Seventeen Asians are running for Congress in the U.S. -- a historic number at a time when these candidates are among the fastest-growing ethnic group in ... [more]

Fires and power plants

Sep 7, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Alpine Lake Fire must emit more pollution in a day than a power plant does in a year

Significant controversy has been generated this year by ... [more]

Compromise? That's some other guy's problem, right?

Sep 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- It's a fact of life in Washington that what one party considers a principled stand, the opposition considers pigheadedness. Compromise? That's the ... [more]

Is writing a column a job?

Sep 6, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  I'm starting this column on Labor Day --áa non-working day for most folks.
We did our holiday excursion to Boysen Park yesterday, and we're so glad we did. ... [more]

Trotting out Bill Clinton

Sep 6, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The former president still has "it," as he proved Wednesday at the convention

If you ever have a cause that you believe in, or an office that you ... [more]

How about a fact-based campaign?

Sep 5, 2012 - By The St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  Here's a suggestion for President Barack Obama as he prepares for his big moment on stage at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.:
Embrace ... [more]

'Summer Triangle' still dominates

Sep 5, 2012 - By Carl Manning:  August skies are behind us, and we had a rare "blue moon" on Friday, Aug. 31. One of the several definitions of a blue moon is when there are two full moons in ... [more]

Crossing the river

Sep 5, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  A second road and bridge out of Riverton might prove too big to tackle

For years Fremont County elected leaders, business people and travelers ... [more]

Romney speech leaves out war

Sep 4, 2012 - By Matt Apuzzo, Associated Press:  It's the first time in 60 years that a Republican presidential nominee omitted the topic from his acceptance speech.

WASHINGTON -- With America ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Sep 4, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  No-Labor Day
The newspaper staff appreciated the day off Monday. It wouldn't have been a publication day anyway, but we did close the office of The ... [more]

GOP leaders support the causes 'that benefit people who already have great wealth, power

Sep 2, 2012 - Darlene Dahlin, Riverton:  Editor:
I think Cynthia Lummis's recent radio ad to the effect that the only way Congress is going to get anything done is to get rid of all the Democrats ... [more]

The feel of football season

Sep 2, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  You know it even if you're nowhere near a practice field or a stadium.
We walked out of a store in the failing light last week. The sun had set a few ... [more]

Making a living -

Sep 2, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  America's labor picture is a huge thing, and we all are part of it
Labor Day weekend has arrived for 2012. It comes on the heels of a Republican ... [more]

Hall of Famer

Aug 31, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  In Ranger newspaper lore, M.J. Schlichenmayer was exactly that

Long-termers in our newspaper office sometimes talk about The Ranger Hall of Fame, a ... [more]

Thanks for being part of my life

Aug 31, 2012 - Marvin Schlichenmayer:  Editor's note: Longtime Ranger printing superintendent Marvin J. Schlichenmayer, known to his Ranger cohorts as "Slick" during his 29-year career her ... [more]

Fact checkers find Ryan's convention speech lacking

Aug 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Laying out the first plans for his party's presidential ticket, GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan took some factual shortcuts Wednesday when ... [more]

I'm happy to be near the Winds again

Aug 30, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk:  It's not that we didn't like Idaho. It's just that we missed Wyoming so much!
My boyfriend, Cooper, and I left Fremont County last August when he was accepted ... [more]

Cue the nominee

Aug 30, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Mitt Romney's big speech comes Thursday, and the bar is high

When you are a relatively bland presidential candidate, you run the risk of being ... [more]

Romney takes risk in echoing Reagan

Aug 29, 2012 - By Michael Finnegan, MCT News Service:  TAMPA, Fla. --┬áNearly 32 years have passed since a Republican ousted a Democratic president. Now Mitt Romney is trying to pull it off in much the same way ... [more]