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Getting the picture of Christmas

Dec 11, 2014 - By Betty Starks Case:  The right pose for the camera is only part of it

Now I believe it. Something strange is going on.
As I began this column, my computer screen turned ... [more]

The torture test

Dec 11, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  How far will political disagreements go?

This week the U.S. Senate released its report on the extreme interrogation methods used by American CIA ... [more]

Gas for Santa's sleigh

Dec 10, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Consumers take a different view from economists on lower oil prices

If there could be such as thing as a national Christmas gift, then the major drop ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Dec 9, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Attention, tree cutters
If you've got a Christmas tree permit and are planning to go to the forest and cut a tree this month, would you consider ... [more]

Just one more stackable, plastic bin

Dec 7, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  If you're old enough to remember when futuristic cars and space-age kitchens routinely were depicted in television commercials, then you're probably on the ... [more]

December 7

Dec 7, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  There aren't any new Pearl Harbor survivors, only old ones

Mel Heckman remembers what day it is. He wants to make sure Fremont County residents do as ... [more]

Turns out we live in excitement city

Dec 5, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  It must be true -- it's on the Internet.

Years ago my somewhat older brother had a friend named Richard who spent a lot of time at our house when they ... [more]

Looking up

Dec 5, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Friday's test flight of the Orion spacecraft was good for America

The United States of America is trying to get back into the manned spaceflight ... [more]

Dear Santa

Dec 4, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Our 68th Christmas edition is near, so write in by Dec. 19

Santa Claus reads The Ranger.
It's true. He's a subscriber.
And he wants to see lots of ... [more]

Gratitude is an exercise

Dec 4, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  And I'm going to start working out more

Christmas is settling upon our town, and it seems very at-home here.
Riverton welcomes Christmas by ... [more]

Hall of fame

Dec 3, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  This is a fun idea, so let's keep it positive, respected and legitimate

After a year of contemplation, conversation and observation, Fremont County ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Dec 2, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Today's down-sized Ranger owes to a problem that developed with our printing press Friday. We are scrimping and scraping for a few more days while necessary ... [more]

The Ferguson diagram

Nov 30, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  There are lessons there for everyone about what to do, and what not to

From a thousand-mile distance we in Wyoming have watched the unfolding ... [more]

Some are more equal than others

Nov 30, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  How is it that one man's "socialism" is another man's "economic development"?

There is a sign near the checkout counter at Jiffy Rental that depicts ... [more]

Trouble in our medicine cabinets

Nov 28, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  Prescription drug abuse is a costly problem in Wyoming

Sometimes the biggest problems are standing right there in front you.
Take the case of ... [more]

Spend a few bucks locally

Nov 28, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  It will make the holiday season brighter

This Christmas season, don't forget your local merchants.
They certainly have not forgotten you. In fact, ... [more]

Thankful for buds on the vine

Nov 26, 2014 - By Betty Starks Case:  Give the positives in your life a chance to bloom

"Don't let your buds die on the vine," urged my younger sister one day.
This was her advice ... [more]

Is the pudding done?

Nov 26, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Happy old words for Thanksgiving Day

Nineteenth-century writer and magazine editor Lydia Child wrote "A Boy's Thanksgiving Day" in 1844. You might ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Nov 25, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Happy holidays
Although some would claim, and not completely without legitimacy, that the holiday season began with Halloween, by traditional ... [more]

Weighing opportunities along the path

Nov 23, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  Some choices you make for yourself, while others are made for you.

Coach Norman Dale faced the hostile crowd and finished the defense of his coaching ... [more]

Taking command on immigration

Nov 23, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Rather than being goaded into a tantrum by the president, Republicans ought to own the agenda

Immigration issues aren't of overriding importance in ... [more]

Learning to be thankful, not fretful

Nov 21, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  Too often we serve up a plate full of holiday anxiety

Do you have a doozy of a story about a bad Thanksgiving?
Sorry. I don't want to hear ... [more]

Power of the pen

Nov 21, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Executive orders from a president are nothing new in this country

As expected, President Barack Obama on Thursday announced his executive order on ... [more]

You need a Rambo in your life

Nov 20, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  Even if it's just to tackle a plumbing problem

It was on my heart to write something warm and inspiring this week, but there is something else that ... [more]

A plan with a chance

Nov 20, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Thanks to public comment, Boysen document is a better piece of work

It is an easy and common complaint to say the government "doesn't listen to the ... [more]

Allegation vs. verification

Nov 19, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  In the case of a bizarre death, we must take care to recognize the difference

Rarely has our newspaper published a headline to equal the one above ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Nov 18, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  We're still more than a full month from the winter solstice, but that fact of the calendar is meaningless as a practical matter. Winter is here, with a ... [more]

Gardening into gorgeous November

Nov 16, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  Last week I picked two tomatoes right off the vine, something unheard of in this state so late in the year.

I noticed our German short-haired ... [more]

More than Jackson

Nov 16, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The tourist area's airport figures skew Wyoming's air service picture

How could it be that in this period of near desperation among small airlines ... [more]

When you can say 'I made it'

Nov 14, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  Rarely does it happen without some obstacles

Recently I got a call that every parent of a grown child hates.
My son was on the line.
His job was ... [more]