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By Steven R. Peck
Apr 10, 2019

What's behind the city of Riverton's decision to put mouthwash, hand sanitizer and other alcohol-based consumer products on a watch list for alcohol abuse? ...

By Steven R. Peck
Apr 3, 2019

Donald Trump had a fun weekend, traveling to some of his formulaic political rallies and boasting into microphones that he has been "totally exonerated" by the ...

By Steven R. Peck
Apr 2, 2019

'Frunday' As mentioned last week, The Ranger will not publish a separate Sunday edition this Sunday, April 7. Instead, we will combine our Friday and Sunday ...


By Steven R. Peck
Mar 27, 2019

Pardon us for repeating a very old Wyoming joke. There are a couple of variations, but generally it goes something like this: Wyoming has two seasons -- winter ...

By Steven R. Peck
Mar 13, 2019

By now even the most absent-minded clock setters among us have remembered to "spring forward," that is, set their clocks one hour ahead to usher in Daylight ...

By Steven R. Peck
Mar 12, 2019

Jobless figures There wasn't much worth celebrating in the most recent unemployment statistics for Fremont County. As regular readers know, the Wyoming ...


By Steven R. Peck
Mar 8, 2019

One good thing the unexpectedly cold weather lingering into March has permitted is the continued operation of the "Tonkinfeller" ice-skating rink on the old ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jan 30, 2019

We trust someone who cares about community colleges in Wyoming soon will explain to University of Wyoming president Laurie Nichols what the proposal to begin ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jan 25, 2019

We now are some months into the local organizational effort in Riverton aimed at building a new, full-service hospital that would be under our own control. ...


By Steven R. Peck
Jan 24, 2019

In 2019 we are witness to a crisis in the State of the Union Address. If there actually can be such a thing. Mired in the gridlocked quagmire of the federal ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jan 23, 2019

Wyoming still has a bit of hesitation toward observing the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday the third Monday in January. It's something we ought to strive to ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jan 22, 2019

Old Man Winter usually lingers in the mind as the longest season because it can bring its particular kind of weather well before the actual season begins, and ...


By Steven R. Peck
Jan 17, 2019

The next community If you've been following the local fundraising drive to raise money to pay for a feasibility study on the Riverton Medical District's plan ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jan 16, 2019

A day at a time "In the bleak midwinter," begins a song often sung around Christmas time - when winter actually is only a few days old. Even now, in the midst ...

By Steven R. Peck
Dec 28, 2018

Families usually get together over the holiday season. For some it's one of the few times all year -- perhaps even the only one -- when two or three generations ...


By Steven R. Peck
Dec 27, 2018

Following the stock market lately? Better have a barf bag nearby. So volatile have the big U.S. indexes been through the fall and early winter that the terms ...

By Steven R. Peck
Dec 26, 2018

Holiday housekeeping The Ranger will not publish next Tuesday, Jan. 1, in observance of New Year's Day. On a related note, your daily newspaper staff ...

By Steven R. Peck
Dec 21, 2018

We live on Earth's northern hemisphere, where as of today, true winter has begun. And true, celestial, scientific winter, as defined by the sun and Earth, ...


By Steven R. Peck
Dec 20, 2018

Congratulations and gratitude to the City of Riverton and the affiliated R-Rec program for converting the old Tonkin Stadium football field into an ice-skating ...

By Steven R. Peck
Dec 16, 2018

We're in the midst of transcribing hundreds of letters to Santa Claus for our Christmas edition, which we publish a week from today. Many years ago, while ...

By Steven R. Peck
Nov 18, 2018

If the planners and practitioners of Wyoming's Firewise program took a look at the circumstances surrounding the devastating California wildfires this month, ...


By Steven R. Peck
Nov 15, 2018

Attention, please: Thanksgiving is just a week away. If that seems a little early, it is. Thanksgiving, the fourth Thursday of the month, occurs in 2018 on ...

By Steven R. Peck
Nov 11, 2018

As of today, a full century has passed since the armistice ending what was known at the time as The Great War, since known as World War I, nicknamed "The War ...

By Steven R. Peck
Nov 8, 2018

Election judges Running a general election in Fremont County requires a small army. There are the full-time staff members in the county clerk's office, of ...


By Steven R. Peck
Nov 7, 2018

Miller's close call The buzz around the crowd in our newsroom was the loudestTuesday night when preliminary word was delivered that Libertarian legislative ...

By Steven R. Peck
Nov 6, 2018

Casting ballots "Is tomorrow voter day?" asked a Monday visitor to The Ranger. Indeed it is, arriving inFremont County at a time when the fervent climate of ...

By Steven R. Peck
Oct 10, 2018

This is the time of year we publish our "postal statement," the annual declaration of circulation required by the U.S. Postal Service to verify that we are ...


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