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There's history in the basement

Jun 30, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  I've found treasures during otherwise mundane manual labor.

It was one of my least-favorite jobs as summer help at the old Wind River Elementary / ... [more]

Selling a candidate isn't like selling beer

Jun 30, 2014 - By Mark Shields:  Actually, political advertising is worse, and more harmful.

You've heard the argument: About two-thirds of a total of $5.19 billion spent on ... [more]

Cats are part of the Wyoming economy

Jun 27, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  Lessons of economic interconnectedness are everywhere

Until The Ranger's Mining and Energy edition hit the coffee table, I hadn't thought about the ... [more]

Court says EPA authority broad but not limitless

Jun 27, 2014 - By The Dallas Morning News:  The U.S. Supreme Court got it right this week when it upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's authority to regulate greenhouse-gas emissions -- but also ... [more]

Chauncey and Edgar

Jun 27, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Thursday's storm most definitely was something you don't see every day

Readers of a certain age will recognize the following quote from the old ... [more]

At last, a real courtroom win for our privacy

Jun 26, 2014 - By The San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News:  Finally, a victory for personal privacy.
In an era of increasing government intrusion into the lives of the governed, the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ... [more]

Road work inspired yard work

Jun 26, 2014 - By Betty Starks Case:  Have you noticed how Riverview Road is beginning to take on the shape of a fine city street?
No? Has the construction road shaken your brains until you hear ... [more]

National mammal

Jun 26, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Our celebration of the bison hardly jibes with its treatment in the past

The push nationally to declare the bison the national mammal of United ... [more]

Best bet against ISIS? It might wreck itself

Jun 25, 2014 - By Doyle McManus:  The group threatening to overthrow Iraq is so extremist that even al-Qaida expelled it earlier this year for being too violent against fellow ... [more]

No pigeon holes

Jun 25, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Primary elections in other states aren't giving a clear picture, but there are lessons

Another primary election, another confounding result for those ... [more]

Energy industry watching new Iraq turmoil

Jun 24, 2014 - By Sean Cockerham, McClatchy Washington Bureau:  WASHINGTON -- Oil markets are watching in alarm as Sunni militants sweep through northern Iraq, creating havoc and endangering the country's revival into a ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jun 24, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Summer
The first weekend of summer didn't arrive in a blast furnace, thank goodness, nor does its first full week threaten to overwhelm with heat. ... [more]

Republicans spooked by Cantor's defeat

Jun 23, 2014 - By Mark Shields:  Let's be perfectly blunt. Ever since House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his Virginia primary to the underfunded Dave Brat, we political pundits (yes, I'm a ... [more]

A new buzz cut every week

Jun 23, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  The clippers my dad used were eerily similar to those found around the fair building during livestock shows.

One of the intrigues, not necessarily ... [more]

Beetles and the economy

Jun 23, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Tree-fall hazards threaten to dent the Wyoming outdoor season

When a Wyoming resident or visitor imagines a mountain hike, a day of fishing or ... [more]

A captured Libyan might shed light on Benghazi

Jun 20, 2014 - By The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:  The capture and opportunity for interrogation of Benghazi accused assassin Ahmed Abu Khattala, announced by President Barack Obama during his visit to ... [more]

Some bedfellows we don't need

Jun 20, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  The Citizens for Equal Rights Alliance doesn't have much to offer in the local reservation border discussions.

Be careful who you get in bed ... [more]

Better have Plan B

Jun 20, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wyoming mustn't simply bank on winning the C02 battle in court or the ballot box

There is nothing wrong with the state of Wyoming fighting the ... [more]

Did U.S. waste billions of dollars in Iraq war? Senators asking top brass

Jun 19, 2014 - By James Rosen and John Moritz, MCT Washington Bureau:  WASHINGTON -- Senators challenged the nation's top military leaders Wednesday over the recent chaos in Iraq, asking how Iraqi troops could be fleeing their ... [more]

Love and a very strong leash

Jun 19, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  Last weekend, I was tasked with caring for my brother's dog, Dreiko, while my brother was away.
Usually my brother has great judgment, so we won't condemn ... [more]

A relief to see it go

Jun 19, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  It appears that the Hudson homicide case finally might have come to an end

The combination of crime, investigation, trial, sentencing and news ... [more]

Riding with the Rangers: The things some people do when it's Mining Edition season

Jun 18, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  I've got a fair number of Ranger Mining Editions under my belt, but a visitor to this office on Tuesday has me topped. And he's got some skin in the game -- ... [more]

Tilting toward Wyoming

Jun 18, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Whatever the energy demand, we are likely to be the one to fill it

This is some state we've got here.
Most of us know that already, but the annual ... [more]

Obscure export-import bank ignites battle

Jun 17, 2014 - By Rob Hotakainen, MCT Washington Bureau:  Critics say it's corporate welfare, unnecessarily putting taxpayers' money at risk.

WASHINGTON -- At roughly $25 a pop, there's good money to be made ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jun 17, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Summer is near?
Four days before the official start of summer, we're not getting very summery weather. These cool, mostly cloudy days aren't what we're ... [more]

Bureaucracy's boring old battles

Jun 15, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Our nation's quagmire of legal hurdles and safeguards is one of life's great annoyances.

Sometimes you just need to vent your frustrations. Experts ... [more]

The Dad questionnaire

Jun 15, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Use part of this day to understand the old man a little better than before

Several times now we have mentioned the office visit of a teen-ager a few ... [more]

Equating patriotism with murder

Jun 13, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  The most troubling part of all the recent public shootings is that they now border on being normal.
It's just weird what we've come to accept.
The news ... [more]

Troubles in Iraq

Jun 13, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Everyone sees what is happening, but what to do about it is another matter

The most benign word that could be used to characterize growing unrest in ... [more]

Considering father-son bond

Jun 12, 2014 - By Betty Starks Case:  What do you know for sure about the relationship between fathers and sons?
With Father's Day coming up on Sunday, I felt I should write on the subject at ... [more]