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Robert H. Peck
Oct 17, 2019

It's sweater weather. OK, in Fremont County I understand it's been more like winter coat weather. That's a shame so early in the season, but it also means ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 15, 2019

Tuesday notes Frunday paper this week First up, some newspaper housekeeping. For the first time since August, we are planning a combined Friday-Sunday ...

By Randy Tucker
Oct 13, 2019

My great aunt and uncle, Sugar and Brooks Jones (yes, their real names) gave us a free week's stay in their resort cottage on a bayou off the L'Anguille River ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 13, 2019

A recent visit to the newspaper archives revealed a photograph from more than a half-century back, showing a fire at a prominent building locally. There were ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 11, 2019

Some years we make a bigger deal of it than other years. We have a big book of old Rangers from 1953 that included a four-pace special edition during National ...

Betty Starks Case
Oct 10, 2019

Do you think of a chair as nothing more than a practical piece of furniture? Think again. When a chair comes into your life, you have no idea of the story ...


Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 10, 2019

Donald Trump raised eyebrows and hackles late Sunday when, perhaps to try to divert attention from the widening impeachment inquiry that is not making him look ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 10, 2019

There have been lots of close football games between archrivals Riverton and Lander since the two began playing annually (and sometimes twice a year) shortly ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 8, 2019

Fine fall October has delivered the goods so far. Often credited as the month capable of bringing the finest weather of our year, the 10th month of 2019 ...


Randy Tucker
Oct 6, 2019

It was just a two-lane overpass on a small creek about two miles south of our house in the non-commissioned officer housing at Mather Air Force Base. I often ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 6, 2019

Wyoming lawmakers are falling prey to one of the great temptations in all the state government again this fall. They are trying to tweak the Hathaway ...

Robert H. Peck
Oct 4, 2019

This is a story about how I learned to stop worrying and hate the rain. In Wyoming, I think it's safe to say that we like it when it rains. For one thing, ...


Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 4, 2019

Some citizens of our community, understandably, are impatient to receive more official information regarding the Sept. 21 shooting death of Anderson Antelope ...

By Clair McFarland, Staff Writer
Oct 3, 2019

The boys and I have an ongoing contest to see who can tell the worst bedtime story ever. Here are some of the winning stories: Wunst a pawn of time, there ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 3, 2019

By necessity, the presidential impeachment inquiry launched by the U.S. House of Representatives cannot be, and will not be, an abbreviated process. Don't look ...


Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 2, 2019

Emerging in recent election cycles in Wyoming is the political candidate who runs for statewide office despite not being a resident of the state. It's ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 1, 2019

Pure autumn October begins, one of two all-fall months. When it is good, October it is very, very good; a fun month for community and school activities, a ...

By Randy Tucker
Sep 29, 2019

A coyote paused along the highway, just a few feet from the eastbound 50 mph sign outside Jeffrey City. You might think of it as an iconic image of boom and ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 29, 2019

More than the stars Student of the Week gives recognition to kids who don't always get it Near the end of the current school year, which now is about ...

Robert H. Peck
Sep 27, 2019

Birds of all kinds are in shocking decline, and it's at its worst here in Wyoming. But there's a lot we can do to get back to a time when things were ...

Betty Starks Case
Sep 26, 2019

A huge ad by SageWest Health Care in the Aug. 30-Sept. 1 Ranger announced SageWest's wish to "make a positive impact on our community in a number of ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 26, 2019

Central Wyoming College has unveiled its renovated and remodeled student center. It was a good investment. This is a building that serves many purposes, from ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 25, 2019

After months of restraint that Donald Trump might, secretly, have appreciated, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi decided Tuesday that the full U.S. House of ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 24, 2019

Tuesday notes Saturday shooting It's troubling news for our community that a man was shot to death Saturday afternoon in Riverton in front of a big-box ...


Randy Tucker
Sep 22, 2019

The grass had that shimmer to it, with the longer blades taking on an almost silvery appearance. Yes, it's late summer in the foothills of the Rockies. I was ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 22, 2019

In case nobody got the message a few weeks ago when Fremont County Sheriff Ryan Lee first told the county commissioners the Fremont County Detention Center in ...

By Clair McFarland, Staff Writer
Sep 19, 2019

For our 10-year anniversary, The Husband had this crazy idea that we should do something together. "Where do you want to go?" he asked. And I said ...


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