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By Steven R. Peck
Aug 7, 2018

California sky "Areas of smoke," say the weather forecasters in predicting conditions for the week ahead. The meteorologists aren't kidding. While wildfire ...

By Steven R. Peck
Aug 5, 2018

Decades after it last happened, the state of Wyoming is going to sanction, license and allow a hunting season for grizzly bears. It will not be without ...

By Steven R. Peck
Aug 3, 2018

In older election times, a common presence was the "single-issue candidate." Some ballots had dozens of them. The single-issue candidate was running for office ...


By Steven R. Peck
Aug 2, 2018

For years there was a standard line of conversation whenever the topic of customer parking came up in Riverton. Recently, some of that old thinking has been ...

By Steven R. Peck
Aug 1, 2018

Followers of national news are being shocked daily with images from the astounding wildfires in California, the biggest of which is consuming homes by the ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jul 31, 2018

A cooler fair This has been a hot summer compared to most, but we are getting lucky with a cooler stretch of weather during Fremont County Fair ...


By Steven R. Peck
Jul 29, 2018

You're attendance at the Fremont County Fair is not mandatory. But it is highly recommended. The fair, which continues through Saturday, is many things at ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jul 27, 2018

Where does Taylor Haynes "reside," anyway? The question has inserted a dramatic element into the primary election for governor in Wyoming. The answer to it ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jul 26, 2018

Our Riverton Rendezvous balloon rally was a thing of beauty again this year, but it was hampered a bit as well by a scheduling change in Casper. Apparently, ...


By Steven R. Peck
Jul 25, 2018

If there could be such a thing as a one-sentence editorial, the following might fill the bill: Enter the Fremont County Fair Parade. We urge this call to ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jul 24, 2018

Rendezvous City The big events on the Riverton Rendezvous schedule are now over for another year. Participation was heavyFridaynight in 90-plus-degree ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jul 22, 2018

One observation from last week's meeting of the new Wyoming Commercial Air Service Improvement Council is how little so many people in the room seemed to ...


By Steven R. Peck
Jul 20, 2018

Editor's note: This editorial on the Riverton Rendezvous balloon rally first appeared in 2004. An updated version has been repeated annually since ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jul 19, 2018

On Tuesday, when planners of the state's proposed skilled nursing home for Wyoming veterans described what their intentions were and what they needed from the ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jul 18, 2018

No one witnessing the presentationsTuesdayin both Riverton and Lander concerning the planned skilled nursing home for veterans in Wyoming could have come ...


By Steven R. Peck
Jul 17, 2018

The hot season The heat wave that held the Wind River basin in its ferocious hands for several days dissipated finally as the new week ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jul 15, 2018

Lesson one from the 2018 primary election for governor: Not all conservative Republicans are the same. During two debate forms Thursday night hosted in part ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jul 13, 2018

After struggling with the issue for more than six months, Fremont County School District 25 in Riverton has expelled three students for their roles in a hazing ...


By Steven R. Peck
Jul 12, 2018

You know what ought to be a major campaign issue in Fremont County this year? Reopening the county offices in Riverton that were shuttered in 2017. It came ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jul 11, 2018

A common phrase accompanying discussion of the 2018 election is, "It's still early," but actually we're not much more than a month away from the primary. Now ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jul 11, 2018

Fourth follow-up The Ranger and its staff appreciate the day off last Wednesday, the Fourth of July. It cost us one day of publication, something we don't ...


By Steven R. Peck
Jul 3, 2018

No paperWednesday With the hot summer holiday arriving this week, we begin with some newspaper housekeeping: The Ranger will not publish onWednesday, July ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jul 1, 2018

To those who watched the four-your legal challenge mounted by the Wind River Indian Reservation drives to redraw the boundaries of the reservation so as to ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jun 29, 2018

If there is a difference in definition between effects and consequences, then we may be seeing it play out this summer regarding the United States Supreme ...


By Steven R. Peck
Jun 28, 2018

Last year, the President of the United States made a big show of inviting Harley Davidson motorcycle executives to the White House, and they brought some big ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jun 26, 2018

Land of cotton Every summer in Fremont County has its similarities. We can pretty much count on having a lot of days of hot, dry weather, with ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jun 24, 2018

The parade of primary election candidates coming through Fremont County has begun in earnest. It's going to last awhile. The presence of the candidates means ...


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