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By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 12, 2019

It's cold, of course. Yes, the roads probably are slick. And it gets dark almost before the sun goes down this time of year. In spite of it all, this still ...

By Clair McFarland
Dec 12, 2019

I've been in love with you all along. It started 10 years ago, when I reached for a mug on the topmost cupboard. The usually effortless stretch that ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 11, 2019

Check out the number of donors and volunteers who gave of themselves to make the annual Key Club Thanksgiving meal deliveries succeed again this year at ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 10, 2019

Wintry pre-winter About six weeks ago we posed a simple weather question. When the record-setting cold snap arrived in the last week of October -- barely a ...

Randy Tucker
Dec 8, 2019

Twenty years, and more than a thousand columns ago, I wrote about taking my son Brian on his first deer hunt. The differences between a 13-year old boy and a ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 8, 2019

No one has ever counted exactly how many letters Santa Claus we've published through the years in our annual Christmas greetings edition. Not to get too ...


Robert H. Peck
Dec 6, 2019

q Often there isn't enough good stuff to supply a whole year. If you're doing any holiday shopping or gift-giving in the next few weeks, particularly for ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 6, 2019

We are just about at the end of the week. Soon we will be nearing the end of a month. We are almost at the end of the year. And one more thing: We are ...

Betty Starks Case
Dec 5, 2019

Recently, I read a magazine article on "Late Bloomers" suggesting that "blooming" has no deadline. I like that. Gives me a chance to overcome my ...


Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 5, 2019

By now, many readers have seen the startling video footage of the three citizens in London who confronted a knife-wielding terrorist on London Bridge. They ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 4, 2019

On to the Judiciary Committee And, some tickets remain for Saturday's Bar J Wranglers show The 300-page impeachment investigation report on Donald Trump ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 3, 2019

White Thanksgiving The headline over our main news photo on the front page today says "Digging out." No translation needed there. Thanksgiving week 2019 ...


Randy Tucker
Dec 1, 2019

"There's a ripple effect in all we do. What you do touches me; what I do touches you." It reads like a quote from Henry David Thoreau, but it is not, though ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 1, 2019

These days, especially given the petrified divisions in basic political thinking in our country, there's lots of advice being offered about how to negotiate ...

Robert H. Peck
Nov 29, 2019

It's a time of year when even the less pie-inclined among us often sit down to enjoy a slice or two. And that is the thing I am most thankful for. Pie at ...


Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 29, 2019

Apparently, the concept of shopping in local stores is being described in some circles as a "movement." That term suggests that shopping at home is some new ...

Clair McFarland, Staff Writer
Nov 27, 2019

It wasn't my first hostage situation, but you already know that. "We've tied up Jamie, and we're keeping him alive. You have exactly 30-hundred seconds to ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 27, 2019

When asked, on the occasion of Thanksgiving Day, what we are thankful for, our responses might tend to run to the predictable, the conformist and the ...


Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 26, 2019

No paper Thursday First, some holiday season housekeeping. The Ranger will not publish this Thursday, Nov. 28, in observance of Thanksgiving. We will we ...

Randy Tucker
Nov 24, 2019

A recent visit to my primary care physician brought this response from the girl at the front desk. "How are we paying today?" she asked. "We? I guess we'll ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 24, 2019

Just how bad is Wyoming's constantly talked-about revenue crisis? In one way, the raw numbers look rough. In another, there is almost a boy-who-cried wolf ...


Robert H. Peck
Nov 22, 2019

Both for my own enjoyment and to block out the sound of neighbors around me, I have headphones for my television set. I live alone, so I know this might ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 22, 2019

Ever since the Wyoming Department of Education declared that the Tonkin Activities Center property in Riverton was obsolete, School District 25 has been trying ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 21, 2019

As the Trump impeachment hearings roll merrily along -- well, "merrily" probably isn't the right word -- some witness testimony and questioning has included ...


Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 20, 2019

High school sports competition in Wyoming took an interesting turn in recent days when the state association governing high school sports voted to authorize ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 19, 2019

April in November Whatever else happens in our Fremont County weather this week (more on that in a moment), we'll always have Sunday and, most particularly, ...

By Randy Tucker
Nov 17, 2019

People can commute on the same train for decades and never acknowledge each other's existence. Similar people live their entire adult lives in high-rise ...


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