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We're in the attack-dog days of summer

Jul 19, 2012 - By Doyle McManus:  Enough with the negatives -- can we stipulate that neither one of these guys is Abraham Lincoln, and move on?

The dog days of July were once a slow ... [more]

Politics aside, what's needed is long-term tax reform

Jul 18, 2012 - By The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:  There's not a snowball's chance on a hot July day that Congress is going anywhere near President Barack Obama's proposal to allow the Bush era tax cuts to ... [more]

Thankful for Themi the Greek

Jul 18, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  But the novelty sheriff's badge will be a problem

A lot of people who know our family are asking this summer about year one at Yale.
I had a very ... [more]

Job well done

Jul 18, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  An efficient replacement process filled a vacancy on the Riverton school board

The Riverton school board is whole again.
On Tuesday, sitting board ... [more]

Hillary's punishing schedule

Jul 17, 2012 - By Bradley Klapper, The Associated Press:  Globe-trotting Secretary of State sets travel record

WASHINGTON -- If diplomatic achievements were measured by the number of countries visited, ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jul 17, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  There's hot, and then there's hot
A look back on the summer of 2012 might well show that the hottest weather came right at the beginning -- part of it ... [more]

Proud to have called her a friend

Jul 15, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  I became aware of Carolyn B. Tyler as a kid, then worked with her as a colleague.

For as long as I can remember, Carolyn Tyler was an integral part ... [more]

When money talks, truth is silenced

Jul 15, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  Mark Hanna, the Cleveland industrialist who managed the winning presidential campaign of his fellow Ohio Republican William McKinley, offered this timeless ... [more]

Not so bad

Jul 15, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Biggest fears for county budget planners didn't pan out this year

Fremont County's budget planners got two pieces of good news as they finalized the ... [more]

A hazy season of fires and recollections

Jul 13, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  There's smoke everywhere on travel routes from Wyoming to Colorado and back. The fires started too soon this year, and they are filling our skies, and ... [more]

What a flub

Jul 13, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  How is it that the USA's Olympic outfits are being made in China?

The nominations for Dimwit Move of the Year have been announced, and there is an ... [more]

Go play chicken with someone else's economy

Jul 12, 2012 - By The Dallas Morning News Services:  Whenever talk in Washington turns to the Bush tax cuts, few seem willing to separate election year bombast from the harsh economic reality that gridlock soon ... [more]

Still reaching for his hand

Jul 12, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  My mate and I mark 70 years of marriage

With the recent public announcement of my mate's and my long marriage, the cat's out of the bag and the genie ... [more]

The Balloon Block

Jul 12, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The $500 treasure hunt object is a throwback to old-style printing

Riverton welcomes back the two-week schedule of Riverton events for the 32nd year, ... [more]

Filling CBT's space -- for a day

Jul 11, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  This spot is supposed to be Carolyn Tyler's. She wrote a Wednesday column in The Ranger for 51 years.
And a Friday column too and a Monday column for as long ... [more]

Riding with the Rangers

Jul 11, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The death of Carolyn B. Tyler ends the long career of a pioneering newspaperwoman

Fremont County has lost one of its significant citizens. Carolyn ... [more]

In L.A., temptation is the enemy

Jul 10, 2012 - By Walter Cook:  I live in Los Angeles's Westside district. Right outside my front door is a college bar where actor Cuba Gooding Jr. is a regular and who, incidentally, my ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jul 10, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Cooler stuff
Statistically speaking, July is the warmest month of the year in the Wind River Basin.
Our area usually tops 90 degrees about 35 days ... [more]

Undimmed by human tears

Jul 8, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  Independence Day's origins are obscured by a cloud of hamburger smoke.

The temperature hovered near 100 degrees, and the humidity wasn't far behind. ... [more]

There's importance in luck

Jul 8, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  Whenever an overly generous soul praises me for my alleged "success," I thank them and gently remind her (and myself) of the unearned luck of my life. ... [more]

Seek out citizens who understand what you're doing

Jul 8, 2012 - George Parks, Director Wyoming Association of Municipalities:  Editor:
We are now well into the election season. Candidates have filed, and campaigns are under way. Because my focus is Wyoming municipal government I want ... [more]

Keep building

Jul 8, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Fremont County's offer on the 17 Mile Road rebuild can keep the job on track

Now that the Fremont County Commission has offered to cover much of the ... [more]

Climate of contentment

Jul 6, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Andy Griffith created it on TV, and it endures

I have reached the age when I am shocked to learn that those of a younger age have never heard of ... [more]

Time for public funding of the conventions to be ended

Jul 6, 2012 - By The Los Angeles Times:  As delegates arrive at the national party convention, supporters of two rival candidates scheme to secure enough votes for the presidential nomination, but at ... [more]

The heat is on

Jul 6, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  No one likes a heat wave, but science says we'll tolerate the second one better than the first

The change in the weather from Thursday to Friday was ... [more]

Romney confronted by arithmetic problem

Jul 5, 2012 - By Doyle McManus:  Could the budget be balanced and taxes lowered while also increasing military spending by 50 percent?

Here's an issue that hasn't been debated much ... [more]

A chance to work ... or fail

Jul 5, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Court ruling raises possibility that 'Obamacare' might be given an actual test in marketplace

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision last week upholding ... [more]

Highway fund running on fumes

Jul 3, 2012 - By Curtis Tate, McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- Last week, lawmakers in Congress approved a bill that keeps highway and transit spending at current levels for the next two years, but there was ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jul 3, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  No paper Wednesday
There's a holiday coming up, and your daily newspaper staff plans to celebrate it. Consequently, The Ranger will not publish ... [more]

Downside of using aged equipment

Jun 30, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  Mowing a field of hay brings its share of hiccups, and this season is no exception.
It's the season for one our area's most enticing aromas: the ... [more]