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Clair McFarland
Jun 13, 2019

Legend had it, the snake couldn't die. We met our pet snake while he was sunning on tectonic sandstones the 10th day of spring, but there was a dispute over ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jun 13, 2019

It's doubtful whether anyone was astonished by staff writer Clair McFarland's statistical analysis of a month's worth of service calls answered by the Riverton ...

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 Randy Tucker
Jun 9, 2019

No American president spoke at Normandy for four decades after the historic invasion of Nazi-held Europe on June 6, 1944. On the 10th anniversary of the ...

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 ...


Robert H. Peck
Jun 7, 2019

I resolved this week that I would walk 15 kilometers every day (for the pedometerists among us, that's roughly 17,000 steps). It's lovely here in suburban ...

By Steven R. Peck Publisher
Jun 7, 2019

If you've ever participated in an Adopt-A-Highway program -- or simply picked up the mess along your own property if there's a road nearby -- then you probably ...

Betty Starks Case
Jun 6, 2019

Recently, friend Maria brought us a lovely bouquet of purple and white lilacs from the loved country place we called "Pheasant Crest Farm." Tucked into the ...


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 Steve Peck
Jun 5, 2019

It's Mining Edition day at the Ranger. That doesn't mean quite the same thing that it used to. We have a hard-bound volume of old mining editions (this is ...

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 ...

Randy Tucker
Jun 2, 2019

q The big national carriers could learn a lot from our small, local provider. In the past couple of years I've learned more than I ever wanted to about air ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jun 2, 2019

Customary in today's high school graduation routine is the selection of a class motto. With Fremont County's graduation season finally complete (first ceremony ...


Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 30, 2019

Legend has it that George Harrison, the lead guitarist for the Beatles, was so sick and tired of the squabbling over money and control between bandmates John ...

Steve Peck, Publisher
May 29, 2019

Robert Mueller did something Wednesday morning that many people have been hoping he would do for a long time now. He stood at a lectern, spoke into a ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 28, 2019

Tuesday notes Important message Our confidential and highly sensitive Ranger new sources have shared the contents of an important and sensitive message ...


By Randy Tucker
May 26, 2019

Perhaps Memorial Day is the perfect time to review the growing discontent in America, discontent driven by a hidden agenda of distraction and political ...

By Hal Boyle
May 26, 2019

Editor's note: Pulitzer Prize-winner Hal Boyle's Associated Press columnist Hal Boyle, who died in 1974 , wrote 7,680 columns for the Associated Press. This ...

Betty Starks Case
May 23, 2019

First, I read that May is Mental Health Month. Then the medical world announced that walking helps keep the brain alert and may help prevent dementia. Who ...


Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 23, 2019

Kevin Frederick, the top official from the Department of Environmental Quality present at Monday night's public hearing in Riverton about the Moneta Divide ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 22, 2019

With absolutely no disrespect intended, at the beginning of the high school soccer season neither the Riverton High School boys or girls team would have been ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 21, 2019

June is near? Quick -- somebody e-mail Mother Nature. She must be standing on her head or something. We aren't supposed to be having a week of cloudy, cold, ...


Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 19, 2019

The 28-page graduation edition that was in Wednesday's paper was full of the names and faces of our Fremont County high school and community college ...

Clair McFarland
May 16, 2019

If I go missing, blame the cat. Since we got her last Christmas, the green-eyed black cat known as Luna has had an unnatural attachment to me. She thwarts ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 16, 2019

Riverton's flowering crabapple trees are a community treasure. This is the time of year when everyone shares in it. It's also the time of year when the ...


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