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Things that go bunny in the night

Aug 10, 2012 - By Robert H. Peck:  The night a cat, a rabbit, and a hole in the wall gave me insomnia.

During my first year at Yale University, I became accustomed to strange things ... [more]

Our loss

Aug 10, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Kevin Griffin, killed in Afghanistan, was one of our own

From a faraway place via a terse report on a national news wire, ... [more]

'Blade runner' case is only the beginning

Aug 9, 2012 - By Harvey Shapiro and Chris Waddell, For MCT News Service:  Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee South African "Blade Runner," made an unprecedented Olympic debut Saturday in the 400-meter qualifying heats. The starter's ... [more]

Our own gold-medal moment

Aug 9, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  Parade crowd appreciated our seven-decade union

Last weekend was called "A golden weekend" for the American Olympians in London.
I'm sure the ... [more]

Too hot to talk?

Aug 9, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Even the weather has become a point of political disagreement

Meteorological data from around the country confirms what many of us already wondered: ... [more]

Temple shootings thrust 'hate rock' into wide view

Aug 8, 2012 - MCT News Service:  LOS ANGELES -- The guitar riffs come from punk rock, the lyrics from fascist ideology. Bands stake their territory with names like Aryan Rebels and Definite ... [more]

Thou in the Dow

Aug 8, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  A year ago today, American stock markets were in a frightening position. On Aug. 8, 2011, one of the three big credit rating agencies, Standard & Poors, had ... [more]

CBT took a chance with me

Aug 7, 2012 - By Chad Baldwin:  I grew up working with her at The Ranger

The others members of The Ranger's news staff thought she was crazy.
It was customary for Editor Carolyn ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Aug 7, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Different light
The calendar is well into August now, and the daylight clearly is shortening. We're still having nice, long days with light extending ... [more]

A little taste of fascism at home

Aug 5, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  You can find it from time to time in our nation's airports.

Here's a little riddle. "What is the difference between the TSA security agents at the ... [more]

Newest shameful move from the Rich clan

Aug 5, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  Emil Eisenberg escaped from Berlin and the death sentence of Adolf Hitler's "Final Solution" to find sanctuary in the United States. He settled in Worcester, ... [more]

Man of letters

Aug 5, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  There are fewer of them, and fewer of us who even know what they are

A spot check around the newspaper office in recent days found that not more than ... [more]

Badminton 'ethics' flap nothing new in sports

Aug 3, 2012 - By The Chicago Tribune:  The Olympics audience came to see the best in the world play badminton. Yes, it is an Olympic sport. Instead they saw athletes serving into the net and duffing ... [more]

Many Model T mysteries

Aug 3, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  This is one of those few 'no start' summers

One of the great mysteries of summer at my house is whether the Model T will start.
I refer to the 1924 ... [more]

Parade planners weren't involved past two years

Aug 3, 2012 - Joan Lassiter, Riverton:  Editor:
It was with great interest I read the article in the "Fair Timea edition and learned Mary Ellen Christensen and Karen Mitchell had organized the fair ... [more]

Downtown park

Aug 3, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  With new recommendation, planning will replace mere speculation

There are no takers so far on the City of Riverton's effort to sell the newly vacant ... [more]

Picking up the sticks

Aug 2, 2012 - By Jamie Drendel:  I'm a knitter, and don't try to cure me

I do it everywhere. In the backseats of cars, in dark movie theaters, in the middle of wedding receptions, ... [more]

Food at the fair

Aug 2, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  There's nothing else like it, so indulge yourself this week

The smells alone are reason enough to find your way to the Fremont County Fairgrounds ... [more]

Our home galaxy lights up the night

Aug 1, 2012 - By Carl Manning:  Our friend and colleague Carolyn Tyler has passed away, and her columns are all behind us now.
But as I looked through the many e-mails that I pore though ... [more]

Rooted in survival

Aug 1, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Our competitive games often sprang from real human needs

We are being treated this week to two spectacles of human competition, one local and ... [more]

A hotel room beats a DUI bust

Jul 31, 2012 - By Walter Cook:  I've done a lot to avoid drinking and driving over the years.
I've walked home on frigid Wyoming nights in clothes better suited for Florida, hassled sober ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jul 31, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  New department head
The Ranger welcomes an important new staff member today. Jim Hart takes the reins as our director of advertising.
Most recently ... [more]

Newest isn't always greatest

Jul 29, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  What's your pick as the top invention in human history?

Sports fans watched with great interest at the turn of the century when ESPN began its ... [more]

Every campaign's MVP: the advance person

Jul 29, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  For almost everybody in American politics -- except those shadowy individuals and companies, with their own unrevealed agendas, that make six-figure ... [more]

Sally Ride

Jul 29, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  In our space-friendly county, her accomplishments are appreciated

Fremont County always has had a soft spot in its collective heart for astronauts ... [more]

CBT taught through example and guidance

Jul 27, 2012 - By Pat Schmidt:  It may have changed later, but I know that when the District 25 school board went into executive session in the 1970s, Carolyn didn't have to leave the ... [more]

Still relevant

Jul 27, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Olympic Games link years and memories forever

There aren't many things from 1896 that still have relevance in 2012. One of them starts today. The ... [more]

Remember, Aurora means 'dawn'

Jul 26, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  Our Colorado neighbors might take some comfort in that

Everyone has probably heard all they wish to hear or can absorb of the horrible theater ... [more]

Summer theater

Jul 26, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Its return this week is welcome; now, can it be sustained?

It's wonderful that the once-promising tradition of summer theater in Riverton is being ... [more]

The record book vs. the memory book

Jul 25, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Last Friday, when it finally rained around town for the first time of any significance since mid-May, I looked forward to the official rainfall total from the ... [more]