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By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 13, 2019

Hundreds of ideas for new laws were pre-filed before the Wyoming Legislature convened into general session on Tuesday. Among the most talked-about is ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 11, 2019

Less than two weeks ago The Ranger compiled and published our annual list of the top 10 local news stories of 2018. We already may well have seen No. 1 for ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 10, 2019

Being the least-populated state in the nation isn't always a great thing, but one advantage it gives Wyoming over the other 49 states is that important public ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 9, 2019

Our state has a new governor. Mark Gordon, elected in November after a term and a half as Wyoming State Treasurer, took the oath of office Monday morning in ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 8, 2019

Back in the saddle We're back on our regular Ranger publication schedule after a couple of odd holiday-week interruptions. Expect five days a week from now ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 6, 2019

Every session of the Wyoming Legislature is different from the one before it. The one starting this week has more differences than most. For the first time ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 6, 2019

Multiple deaths, perhaps related, were reported Saturday in Riverton, with two different locations involved. Riverton chief of police Eric Murphy issued the ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 4, 2019

We're in oath-of-office season in Fremont County, Wyoming, and the nation. Most elected officials who won in November are being sworn in during these early ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 3, 2019

A national news analyst wrote about some of the history of "divided government" in Wednesday's Ranger. Much has been made about the return of Democrat Nancy ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 2, 2019

2019 Your daily newspaper staff appreciated the day off Tuesday in observance of New Year's Day. Not every holiday affects our publication schedule, depending ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 4, 2018

Election Day is Tuesday, and our Fremont County ballot is an interesting one - and we're just talking about the names. There's a Crazy Thunder (a good ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 1, 2018

Thousands of Riverton students went to school, in the various iterations of the building now called the Tonkin Activities Center. But that doesn't mean it ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 1, 2018

It was the wrong opponent at the wrong time Saturday for the Riverton Wolverines at the class 4-A West regional volleyball tournament. Playing for a ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 19, 2018

The Riverton Wolverines are the keepers of the gold again in their annual volleyball rivalry with the Lander Tigers. Riverton claimed the traveling trophy ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 19, 2018

Riverton high school sports fans this season are noticing something. After each game, the students in attendance get together and sing the school song. It ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 18, 2018

Let's have a show of hands. Anyone who doesn't have an unused, unwanted coat, jacket, sweater, winter hat, scarf or pair of gloves taking up space in the ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 17, 2018

One of the smartest things our community ever did was find a way to construct the big multi-purpose arts facility now known as the Robert A. Peck Arts Center. ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 16, 2018

Wintry calling card In terms of the calendar it's still early fall, butSaturday afternoon and evening looked like full-on winter for hours. That was a ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 12, 2018

Casper's Kelly Walsh High School Lady Trojans are regarded as among the best volleyball teams in Wyoming -- perhaps No. 1 -- and they showed the Riverton ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 12, 2018

Things were hopping Wednesday night at Riverton Volunteer Fire Department Station 3 at the public open house for National Fire Prevention Week. The garage bay ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 18, 2018

Hot September Even as the first trees are beginning to turn from summer green to fall gold, the Wind River Basincontinues to be - blessed? afflicted? ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 18, 2018

Part 1 Riverton residents filled every available seat Tuesday at City Hall to hear details about the proposed skilled nursing home for Wyoming veterans to ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jun 17, 2018

Riverton got two wins to open play at the Green River Invitational baseball tournament, which brings American Legion teams from three states to Sweetwater ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 18, 2018

Fremont County residents have learned this month about the State of Wyoming's plans to construct a skilled nursing facility for veterans. State leaders this ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 11, 2018

College golfers with strong Fremont County connections claimed top individual honors at the season-ending Region IX tournament hosted by Central Wyoming ...

 
By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 10, 2018

It wouldbe best not to overplay the overnight release of three Americans who had been detained in North Korea -- or to underplay it, either. There were some ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 29, 2018

There seems to be an unhealthy level of what might be called the "if/then" fallacy going around. That's the one in which otherwise level-headed people ...


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