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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]

Great businessman presidents

Jun 30, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  John G. Stewart, a philosopher friend of mine, is uncharacteristically agitated. What provokes John Stewart is the Republican argument that the cure for what ... [more]

Home of the brave

Jun 30, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Fourth of July is at hand. We'll take a paid holiday on Wednesday so the newspaper staff can observe Independence Day.
There's no more patriotic holiday ... [more]

Shirttails, shoes and ferries home

Jun 29, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Twenty-five years ago Wednesday my wife and I stood near a big cottonwood tree on a hot Wyoming afternoon and said our wedding vows to one another. Today we ... [more]

Obama has edge with Hispanic voters

Jun 29, 2012 - By David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers:  LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- This time, President Barack Obama insists, he really means it: He's going to fight to overhaul the nation's badly broken immigration ... [more]

So much for experts

Jun 29, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Thursday proved that predicting what the Supreme Court will do is a game for suckers

Immediately upon hearing the U.S. Supreme Court's decision ... [more]

Independence Day, personally

Jun 28, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  Family changes led me to learn more of my strengths

July 4: Independence Day.
Have you ever considered honoring your personal independence along ... [more]

'Toothless' best describes campaign finance rules

Jun 28, 2012 - By The San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News:  If disclosure laws are off the table, what chance does real campaign finance reform have?

You might think that the laws forbidding coordination ... [more]

Replacement time

Jun 28, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  School District 25 couldn't ask for a better slate of candidates to fill its board vacancy

With a vacancy looming on the Riverton school board, the ... [more]

And the winner is ...

Jun 27, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Egypt has its new president, but the generals aren't sure how to take him

In Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood candidate for Egypt's presidency, Mohammed ... [more]

Speaking in three voices

Jun 27, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  My trio of Boston Terriers are of three different colors and they speak in three different voices.
The elder stateswoman, Rita, wears the traditional black ... [more]

High court is still America's best tool for keeping power in balance

Jun 27, 2012 - By Cathy Young, MCT News Service:  With the Arizona immigration law case decided, America now awaits the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act. The case has once again turned the ... [more]

Court is part of D.C. that can keep a secret

Jun 26, 2012 - By Jesse J. Holland, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- It's been the biggest secret in a city known for not keeping them.
The nine Supreme Court justices and more than three dozen other people have ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jun 26, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  True summer
The first week of true summer brought us our hottest weather of 2012 to date, with four straight days of 95 or warmer. Sweat out these ... [more]

We could do with some Socrates

Jun 24, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  While technology continues to move forward at an ever-increasing rate, we humans don't have the ability to keep pace.

Rarely do we hear of the ... [more]

'Poultry pirates' want a fast buck without accountability

Jun 24, 2012 - By Chris Sherrard, Riverton:  Editor:
In reading Jack Lee's complaint of the Department of Agriculture's poultry processing rules creating "Poultry Pirates,"I felt compelled to respond. ... [more]

Saving water

Jun 24, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  It's easy, if everyone does it
Those of us who live in the requested water conservation areas ought to try to comply. It's the right thing to do. ... [more]

'Feeling pain' trumps facts in race for the presidency

Jun 22, 2012 - By The St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  BlackRock Inc. managing director Michael Fredericks let about 3,000 investors in on a secret Tuesday evening at the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis.
Remember ... [more]

Home-grown 'air pocket'

Jun 22, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  My little daycamp neighbors are enjoying it

I've gained roommates this week.
To be more exact, I've gained yardmates this week -- not of the "lockup" ... [more]

Get busy, coal

Jun 22, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  New EPA regulations should inspire a major technological effort to comply

A month's worth of reporting as we prepared our 57th annual Ranger Mining ... [more]

All pain, no gain in southern Europe

Jun 21, 2012 - By Doyle McManus:  As one Italian put it, "Things are so bad, that to save money, they've turned off the light at the end of the tunnel."

MILAN, Italy -- From the ... [more]

Main Street opportunity

Jun 21, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  A vacant lot on a downtown street corner comes along very, very rarely

The demolition of the old gas station building at the northwest corner of ... [more]

Here's to a lump of coal

Jun 20, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  There's a mixed message to children in "a lump of coal."
Traditionally, a "lump of coal" is what all naughty children get in their stockings on Christmas ... [more]

Then and now

Jun 20, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Our biggest edition of the year is good for cultivating the long view of a key industry

The extra-thick newspaper you're reading today is the 57th ... [more]

Root for the Miami Heat

Jun 19, 2012 - By Walter Cook:  Although I was an enthusiastic fan of the NBA in my youth, I haven't paid attention to the league in awhile. As I grew older, I tired of the egos involved and ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jun 19, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Spring's farewell
It's the last day of spring. The summer solstice arrives Wednesday, bringing the first day of official summer to the northern ... [more]

Leadership can be hard to come by

Jun 17, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Leadership, or the lack of it, has been one of the most controversial topics since man first invented the concept eons ago.
Management styles differ, ... [more]

Dad's day: Use it as an opportunity to learn about the man and his times

Jun 17, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Often on the third Sunday in June, we recall a memorable moment in our newspaper office. It took place some years ago, when a teen-age visitor acknowledged ... [more]

Nervous Dems say donors had better get going

Jun 15, 2012 - By Julie Pace, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- A growing chorus of once-confident Democrats now say President Barack Obama could lose the November election.
The hand-wringing reflects real ... [more]