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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]

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]