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Eyes wide open - The Atlantic City trash flap

Jun 10, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Atlantic City trash station flap probably as the shape of things to come.
Fremont County is on a long, difficult road toward solvency in its trash ... [more]

I'm trying my hand with potatoes

Jun 10, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  I planted a dozen Yukon Gold seed potatoes in the middle of each tire.

In anticipation of some extra time next fall, I built an insulated addition ... [more]

Separate bananas to slow their ripening

Jun 8, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  An Internet friend has provided me with some more of those "useful tips" to share with readers:
- Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store. If ... [more]

Could Dems retake Congress?

Jun 8, 2012 - By Jean Merl and Richard Simon, MCT News Service:  Maybe, but California setup illustrates the hurdles

LOS ANGELES -- California's new elections system and redrawn political maps have surprisingly ... [more]

The insurance legals

Jun 8, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  They illustrate fully that the local paper is an effective conduit for the public notices 

Last year at about this time, we published the following ... [more]

Candidates brace for health-care ruling

Jun 7, 2012 - By Doyle McManus:  The scenarios change depending on the scope and direction of the court�s decision.

The U.S. Supreme Court is about to toss a judicial bomb into the ... [more]

Don't neglect defense in the 'cyber war'

Jun 7, 2012 - By The Kansas City Star:  Iran recently reported it had been targeted by a cyber attack of unknown origin, later dubbed "Flame." Its objective was not to disrupt any network systems but ... [more]

One year to the next

Jun 7, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Outsiders who visited during last year's wet spring and this year's dry one would be astonished

What a difference a year can make.
Twelve months ... [more]

Why does anyone want presidency?

Jun 6, 2012 - By Frida Ghitis:  As the November elections approach, one question jumps to mind: Why does anyone want to be president?
Taking the rudder of the United States has never been ... [more]

Choose an aphorism for your life

Jun 6, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  An Internet friend sent me some aphorisms this week that are worth sharing here:
- The nicest thing about the future is that it always starts tomorrow.
- ... [more]

Of course it matters

Jun 6, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  It's unconscionable for finance fatcats to try to laugh off a $2-3 billion fiasco

The $2 billion loss by investment banking giant JPMorgan Chase -- ... [more]

More people calling themselves 'independent' in election year

Jun 5, 2012 - By Jennifer Agiesta, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Call it a pox on both the Republican and Democratic houses.
More Americans now call themselves politically independent than at any point in the ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jun 5, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  All night long
Night owls in the Riverton Valley noted another strangely warm night. A newspaperman we know who worked a late shift logged a ... [more]

Still shooting for 205 pounds

Jun 3, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  These days, however, I'm trying to get down to it, not up.

It has become one of my standard lines when people start talking about dieting, losing ... [more]

Yes, VP choices do matter in elections

Jun 3, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  One of the fun things about my job is that I get to ask questions of semi-famous public people.
Of course, these semi-famous people do not have to answer my ... [more]

If transfer stations are cut, ravens and rodents will do

Jun 3, 2012 - Marjane Ambler and Terry Wehrman, Atlantic City:  Editor:
Open letter to the Fremont County Solid Waste District:
Recently you made the decision to close the transfer station in Atlantic City all but 2-3 ... [more]

The primary field

Jun 3, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Candidates, consider the political option of not sounding like everybody else

The first of Fremont County's 2012 election ballots is set. The filing ... [more]

Verdict on Edwards is clear even without a conviction

Jun 1, 2012 - By The Chicago Tribune:  If jurors had been asked to decide whether John Edwards was a cheating lowlife, it would have taken them 10 minutes. He fathered a child with a former campaign ... [more]

It's the light of the strawberry moon

Jun 1, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  The full moon which rises next Monday, June 4, is known as the "Full Strawberry Moon."
The Old Farmer's Almanac says it got its name because of Algonquin ... [more]

Problem drinkers

Jun 1, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  New improvement campaign follows several that have come before

Riverton's police chief, along with other local leaders, wants to spearhead a new ... [more]

Mission of the Dragon proves value of new space pathways

May 31, 2012 - By The Kansas City Star:  For decades, space has been the exclusive province of government. But that's no longer true, after Space Exploration Technology Corp. successfully docked its ... [more]

Sight and other senses: Friendly concern both comforting and inspiring

May 31, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  I seem to need periodic reminders about how precious eyesight is. For some reason, the clues keep coming my way.
I didn't think I was casual or careless about ... [more]

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]