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By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 14, 2019

In Fremont County, our assessed valuation -- the tax base, in other words -- is about $300 million less than it was 10 years ago, as much as one-third below its ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 10, 2019

We have just passed a July date from history that we celebrate as a major holiday. But the Fourth of July has virtually nothing to do with Wyoming. But ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jun 12, 2019

Jon Stewart for some years was host of the innovative, smart and very funny political comedy/talk TV program called "The Daily Show." The pace was grueling, ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jun 11, 2019

Full to the brim The Little Wind River is as high as it can get without starting to cause real problems. And those might come any time now. Water already is ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jun 9, 2019

Personnel shortages and tight finances are meeting at an uncomfortable place in the Fremont County Public Health Nurses Office. In recent days we've reported ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jun 6, 2019

The Ranger was the first Wyoming newspaper to become a member of the Associated Press. It's a distinction we're proud of, particularly today. In conjunction ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jun 5, 2019

Along comes The Ranger's Mining and Energy Edition for the 64th consecutive year. We first did this in 1956, and it's been an annual rite of late spring for ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jun 4, 2019

That's million, not billion Let's call it the wishful-thinking typographical error of the year. Friday's headline about the Fremont County Assessor's new ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 12, 2019

Every creature on Earth has, or had, a mother. We are the only ones who can talk to our mothers about their lives. This is the day to do it. As a species, we ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 8, 2019

In the full version of Tuesday's front page story by staff writer Samone Yuen about financial cutbacks being made by the Northern Arapaho Tribe in its ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 7, 2019

May days We had more than enough April showers to encourage the blooming of the proverbial May flowers. After this brief period of cool and damp weather to ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 1, 2019

For decades Venezuela was one of our western hemisphere's determined democracies, if not always a well-oiled machine. Importantly, the nation became an ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 25, 2019

A bold sign of changing times in America has to do with today's announcement by Joe Biden that he's running for President of United States. No, there's ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 24, 2019

Planners looking at ways to manage and maintain traffic and roadways in west Riverton now, apparently, are giving more serious consideration to adding a full ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 9, 2019

Two papers in one First, we appreciate readers' patience as we published our unusual "Frunday" paper last week, combining the Friday and Sunday editions into ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 4, 2019

The Lander City Council and the Fremont County Commission have made a good, sensible move in deciding to contribute to another year of minimal revenue ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
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, Publisher
Mar 31, 2019

News from LaramieMonday morninglikely struck most people in the state as unexpected. University of Wyoming president Lori Nichols addressed the faculty ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Mar 29, 2019

In Riverton's post World War II era, which included the 30-year boom cycle of the uranium industry, a handful of titans emerged to build modern Riverton as the ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Mar 22, 2019

Even if you don't think of yourself as an investor, there's a fair chance that you are. Many people with a job these days have some stake in the stock market, ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Mar 21, 2019

Spring is here, but let's not be too quick to forget what could well be called Fremont County's championship winter. In smaller communities such as ours, ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Mar 20, 2019

There is a measurable sequence of planetary and solar system events which coincide this time of year to bring about the end of winter and the beginning of ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Mar 19, 2019

Tuesday notes Season Right on cue, Mother Nature is recognizing this spring-arrival week with the first period of extended mild weather we have seen in ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Mar 17, 2019

With funding sources less plentiful than they used to be, and with competition for the attention young adults greater than ever, the game is on for Central ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Mar 15, 2019

One of the sorriest statements about modern, developed society is that news of the latest mass killing somewhere on Earth now tends to be glossed over by the ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Mar 14, 2019

Unlike the previous campaign, no one can say with any certainty at this point who the Democratic presidential nominee is going to be next year. Only a ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Mar 10, 2019

When a Wyoming legislative session ends for the year, as the 2019 version did recently, it's understandable that most of the talk centers on legislation that ...


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