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When things go right

May 31, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Humans are pretty good at being pessimistic, but sometimes things get better in spite of us

Something we humans can be overly prone to is the ... [more]

The colors of Memorial Day

May 30, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  Amid the sentiment, memories of a long debate

Memorial Day traditionally is awash with color as the graves of loved ones are marked with flowers and ... [more]

Run for it

May 30, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Ducking the primary process hoping for a write-in nomination is side-door politics

A familiar pattern is emerging in the ongoing filing period for ... [more]

McCain still a voice for GOP

May 29, 2012 - By Ann Flaherty, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- The U.S. can't count on Russia -- a major arms supplier to Syria -- to force President Bashar Assad from power, Sen. John McCain said Sunday, ... [more]

Tuesday notes

May 29, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Happy holiday
The Ranger staff thanks our newspaper and printing customers for the day off Monday in observance of Memorial Day. We hadn't taken a day ... [more]

Tech became my new career

May 27, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  Now it's time to give someone else my seat in that job, but I'll keep on writing and teaching.

The final phase of my education career began with a ... [more]

Try these 2012 campaign shortcuts

May 27, 2012 - By Mark Shields, Associated Press:  Please accept the following as a small token of appreciation from your semi-faithful correspondent, who knows how busy life can get, what with graduations, ... [more]

When everybody is alive: spend Memorial Day in remembrance, not sorrow

May 27, 2012 - By Hal Boyle, Associated Press:  Editor's note: In anticipation of Memorial Day, we again reprint this comment by the late Hal Boyle, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the Associate ... [more]

RHS production plays entertaining tune

May 25, 2012 - By Robert H. Peck:  The Riverton High School Drama Club's spring musical "Fiddler on the Roof" presents a group of people struggling to balance a precarious existence against ... [more]

Can you really paint upholstery?

May 25, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  Today I'll share with you some more useful tips sent to me by an Internet friend:
- You can flip a toaster on its side and grill cheese in it.
- Reynolds ... [more]

Pre-arrangement

May 25, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  It's worth asking why the EPA tipped off the state to its Pavillion fracking findings ahead of time
Wyoming residents got a glimpse of some ... [more]

Lies, damned lies and advertising

May 24, 2012 - By Doyle McManus:  When an anonymous donor pays for a false ad, who you gonna call?

The television commercial is designed to spark outrage. "Billions of taxpayer ... [more]

Age-old headline

May 24, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  We've used 'Million Dollar Rain' many
times before, and it's appropriate again


In looking back through the newspaper archive for one of the many ... [more]

How does an 'only dog' learn?

May 23, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  My dog Samson loves to give gifts.
Sam usually positions himself so he can see out the front door. Even if I can't see who is coming up the walk, I can tell ... [more]

JP Morgan loss latest argument for regulation

May 23, 2012 - The Philadelphia Daily News:  Even though we hoped it had been neutralized, a grave threat to national security still exists.
No, it's not al-Qaida and it's not Iran. Short of acquiring a ... [more]

Send in the heft

May 23, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  It might be time for a high-profile leader outside Greece to get involved in the solution

In times of crisis around the world, it's been relatively ... [more]

Tuesday notes

May 22, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Holiday housekeeping
First, a note on some Ranger business: The Ranger and Ranger Printers both will be closed Monday, May 28, in observance of ... [more]

GOP still has to fall 'in like' with Romney

May 20, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  There's still time, but the presumptive nominee has to get busy.
TAMPA, Fla. -- An axiom of American politics holds that, in choosing their ... [more]

Living with the assault on education

May 20, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It began in the 1990s, and our schools have never been the same.
We were crowded into a kindergarten classroom on a warm Friday afternoon. Shoshoni had ... [more]

Class mottoes

May 20, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  This year's graduates give it a go
Coming up with a life motto when you're 18 years old probably isn't priority No. 1, but our Fremont County high ... [more]

Obama will tell G8 growth only real answer to the European c

May 18, 2012 - By Lesley Clark. McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- U.S. presidents have long sought relief from battles inside the Beltway and have entertained visiting heads of state at Camp David, the ... [more]

Useful tips for some routine tasks

May 18, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  An Internet friend recently shared some useful tips for everyday tasks, as follows:
- Before you pour sticky substances into a measuring cup, fill with hot ... [more]

Classified secrets

May 18, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Our internal system changeover for the 'want ads' is more or less complete

Readers are noticing a new look to the Ranger classified advertising pages ... [more]

The kids are moving -- again

May 17, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  Yes, I know Mothers Day is past. But this isn't your typical Mothers Day story. Yet one way or another, it does involve adults and children.
First, Jessie ... [more]

JPMorgan tumult could be a sign of things to come

May 17, 2012 - By The St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  Had the nation been more engrossed in what President Bill Clinton was doing with the financial industry in the mid-1990s and less in what he was doing with ... [more]

Know your district

May 17, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Election boundaries have changed this year, so learn what's what

The filing period for the Aug. 21 primary election has begun, and prospective ... [more]

Colleges pressured to cut costs

May 16, 2012 - By Tony Pugh, McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- The cost of a college education continues to increase faster than inflation; a phenomenon that's roiling family budgets and spurring calls for ... [more]

I hope there there's no pop quiz ...

May 16, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  I've often said that puns are my favorite form of humor, and lately some Internet friends have shared some really good ones, which I share with you here ... [more]

A sight to see

May 16, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Riverton's well-located facilities were bustling over the weekend

If the expanded Fremont County School District 25 "campus" along West Sunset Drive ... [more]

Half polled in U.S. term Facebook a 'fad,' question initial stock price

May 15, 2012 - By Tali Arbel, The Associated Press:  Half of Americans think Facebook is a passing fad, according to the results of a new Associated Press-CNBC poll. And, in the run-up to the social network's ... [more]