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Ranger Opinion

Shine the light

Government has found a new way to keep the public in the dark: money

This week news media organizations around the nation are finishing up a public ...

Let Holder quit

If he's so bad, his replacement should be confirmed immediately

The name of the game in Washington is politics.
That is to say, the professionals in ...

Alive through the generations

Naming new family members preserves memories

Spring is almost here, they say --they being the calendars, of course. So far, we've seen a pair of ...

Sing along

'Ragtime Cowboy Joe' didn't start out as a Wyoming song, but we've made it ours

There's an old movie called "Ragtime Cowboy Joe." It's strictly ...

Enzi's bill

Our senior senator is looking for a remedy for part of the air service mess

Give U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming a set of golden pilot's wings for ...

Tuesday notes

Wearin' o' the green
Mindful of the pinch promised by at least one enthusiastic Irish-descended staff member, most members of our Ranger staff are ...

Gloom-and-doomers rarely get it right

Once it was predicted that traveling 30 mph by train would kill all the passengers.

When the small coal-burning locomotive dubbed Stephen's Rocket ...

Life and death

That's the level of importance as ambulance department decisions are being made

The people who bear the responsibility of providing ambulance and ...

Fretting about firing squads

Our state hasn't got capital crime figured out very well

Shooting someone to death can get you killed in Wyoming.
The state has a death penalty ...

Over the top

Let's come together and raise the final match needed to build the skate park

Great news arrived last week for the drive to build a modern, safe, ...

Leadership cloth

Philp and Urbigkeit were cut from the same type, and our county was better for it

Frank Philp and Ralph Urbigkeit were not of the same generation. ...

Against damnation online

Better to prevent the crime than simply curse the criminal

The other day, I read that police think they have ...

Hillary's e-mail

Her foes are trying to whip up a scandal, but can they manage it?

Being the "next president of the United States" is an iffy proposition. Once upon a ...

Tuesday notes

Very vernal
Monday surely must have been the most welcome weather day in the Wind River Basin in a long time. After pretty much a solid month of ...

Tribal liaisons

The Wyoming Legislature has taken steps to improve a faltering program

In a year during which some observers are quick to describe the Wyoming ...

Catching 'Star Trek' on skip

I'll always be grateful to Leonard Nimoy and 'Star Trek.'

Do you remember attending national school assemblies in the gym on special afternoons when ...

Things a little boy must learn

Soon I'll be teaching them to a grandson

My daughter is going to have a baby.
I'm going to be a grandfather.
Everybody says there is nothing ...

History at home

This year's schedule of local history treks looks promising and fun

Winston Churchill, in one of his many marvelous speeches, said, "History, with ...

Marvels seen through the heart

A friend's new memoir demonstrates the technique well

So what do we do with all this snow?
My answer: Find a good book to read.
I recently ...

Sixty-two candles

The first edition of The Ranger was published on this date in 1953

It's our newspaper's birthday, the 62nd one.
On March 5, 1953, the first edition ...


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