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By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Mar 31, 2020

What a March We have reached the end of March. Has there ever been a more astounding third month of the year? Normally we are concerned with the weather ...

Betty Starks Case
Mar 26, 2020

You know who I think are the luckiest people in the country? The people in the country. Thinking seriously about a column subject yesterday, I thought, ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Mar 26, 2020

Upheaval in the schools The virus is forcing a wholesale re-working of public education, and it's being done on the fly A lot of things are being done ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Mar 24, 2020

Springtime We look for conventional observations and pleasures where we can find them during the strangest times most of us ever have experienced. To that ...

By Steve Peck, Publisher
Mar 24, 2020

When I was a little boy my dad used to joke that he worked at "The Stranger" instead of The Ranger. We've published a few April Fool's editions using the ...

By Randy Tucker
Mar 22, 2020

Sliding through this period of self-isolation to "flatten the curve" of the COVID-19 pandemic has given me, and probably you, a complete change of ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Mar 22, 2020

Even after all the publicity, discussion and general hullabaloo this month, an astonishing number of people still come by the newspaper office stating, loudly ...

Robert H. Peck
Mar 20, 2020

Things to do with an exercise ball when you can't leave your apartment du to the spread of a global pandemic disease: (Author's note: Do not actually try most ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Mar 20, 2020

Tug of war Our minds and our emotions are at odds as the mighty seasons change Spring arrived during the night. Today is the first full day of the new ...


By Clair McFarland, Staff Writer
Mar 19, 2020

Eight years ago I nearly died, from something other than a virus. That boy was my second-born: six days late, nine pounds stout. I scrambled, screaming, up ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Mar 19, 2020

This is no time to be keeping secrets. We are being bombed by a national crisis. It's worrisome, it's disruptive and it's real. A huge appetite for good ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Mar 5, 2020

Back in 1992, during his campaign for the presidency, Bill Clinton labeled himself "the comeback kid" after managing to finish second in the New Hampshire ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Mar 4, 2020

Back in 1992, during his campaign for the presidency, Bill Clinton labeled himself "the comeback kid" after managing to finish second in the New Hampshire ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Mar 3, 2020

Spring's month The last full-winter month now is behind us. Even that took longer than normal this year, but February, extended by a day because of Leap ...

By Randy Tucker
Mar 1, 2020

It was a forlorn hope in the pre-dawn darkness last Monday night as a howling wind out of the southwest began to try to pry a piece of siding off the outside ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Mar 1, 2020

In its unrelenting and imperative quest to find additional sources of revenue amid a changing Wyoming economy, the Wyoming Legislature is returning to ...

Robert H. Peck
Feb 28, 2020

Often have I stared with wonderment and delight at the giant exercise balls that pop up in school gyms and workout facilities and various other places. You ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Feb 28, 2020

As the University of Wyoming lurches through another leadership challenge at Old Main, it's been announced that three finalists for the UW presidency have been ...


Betty Starks Case
Feb 27, 2020

What do you do with a birthday? Celebrate? Or complain about aging? In our family, we had a celebration routine that couldn't be slowed. Beginning with ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Feb 27, 2020

As Wyoming joins the nation in watching and wondering about coronavirus, something unusual happened at the White House on Wednesday. Donald Trump had a press ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Feb 26, 2020

No matter how vibrant the stock market has been -- and it's really been humming since last fall -- when the biggest two-day drop in history occurs, it's an ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Feb 25, 2020

Horizontal snow In football, there's a fast-developing play called a "quick hitter," intended to catch the defense off guard. The term could be applied to ...

By Randy Tucker
Feb 23, 2020

Sometimes I wonder just how much rugged individualism I can endure. Like most other Wyomingites, I pride myself on the ability to do without, to make ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Feb 23, 2020

Some of Wyoming's huge financial reserves are more or less locked up and untouchable under state law, but others have been tapped for a few years now. They ...


Robert H. Peck
Feb 21, 2020

One of my grandfather's favorite snacks was Ritz crackers. I remember eating them with him when I was a little boy. He'd often add peanut butter, or a thin ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Feb 21, 2020

Two ideas for reducing crowding at the Fremont County Detention Center are bouncing around. One is to convert the single beds into double-decker bunks so ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Feb 19, 2020

Wyoming probably doesn't have much to worry about from the coronavirus, at least as a major health risk. But, as the global pandemic continues, other concerns ...


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