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Betty Starks Case
Aug 15, 2019

I don't expect this idea to garner immediate cheers, but you never know about a new approach until you try. And I must try. What would you do if you realized ...

By Steven R. Peck Publisher
Aug 15, 2019

It's Aug. 15, an important date in local history. In Riverton's case, in fact, it could said it's the most important. This is the date when, in 1906, a land ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 14, 2019

If the Riverton Medical District succeeds in getting a new from-the-ground-up hospital built, the most vital ingredient in the initiative will be ...


Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 11, 2019

Summer signposts We have checked off a good number of our standard summertime milestones -- end of school, Memorial Day, solstice, Fourth of July, Riverton ...

Randy Tucker
Aug 11, 2019

Sue and I have been married a long time, an eternity by some standards in our throwaway society, so it wasn't a surprise that she was able to finish my ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 11, 2019

Our weekly "The Way It Was" feature in last Sunday's paper told about the Fremont County Fair from 60 years ago. A lot of money had been spent that finishing ...


By Clair McFarland
Aug 8, 2019

There are two kinds of people on this earth: those who love and respect children, and those who make Rubik's cubes. You know that toy. It's a cube with six ...

By Steven R. Peck Publisher
Aug 8, 2019

A great writer is dead. In one respect it is a comfortless tragedy for American culture. In another, there is the consolation that this peculiar, almost ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 7, 2019

Sports Illustrated magazine once published a piece about proolfers which could apply to the Wyoming economy. The premise of the story was that some golfers ...


By Randy Tucker
Aug 6, 2019

Preparation, training, skill, fundamentals and, finally competition. It sounds like a description of an athletic event, but this is different. The past ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 6, 2019

'Frunday' this week A bit of newspaper housekeeping to begin: The Ranger will combine its Friday and Sunday editions into a so-called "Frunday" paper to be ...

Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Aug 4, 2019

One day at the gym I saw a man struggling to get into an exercise machine, and I offered to help. "No thanks," he said. "I've got this." That's how I met Dan ...


Steve Peck, Publisher
Aug 4, 2019

When something is being ranked from best to worst, it's always preferable to be higher on the list than lower. In that context, Wyoming is celebrating its ...

Robert H. Peck
Aug 2, 2019

A question for your consideration: Which sort of business has the greatest variety of names, where the name is composed of a location or type of physical ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 2, 2019

Late in the public school summer break, a significant number of school faculty and staff positions still remain unfilled across Fremont County and Wyoming. ...


Betty Starks Case
Aug 1, 2019

Editor's note: Columnist Betty Starks Case is off this week. The following is a column she wrote in 2012. Bearsy Dotes? Who or what is that? This has been ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 1, 2019

Fair parking is better Facing facts, it's clear that parking at the Fremont County Fairgrounds in Riverton is never going to be all that great. The site was ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 30, 2019

Tuesday notes Fair weather fair Lots of planning goes into the Fremont County Fair, but there's nothing to be done ahead of time about the weather except ...


Randy Tucker
Jul 28, 2019

We all have that special place where we can escape from the mundane rituals of daily life, or at least we all should have one to keep a semblance of ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 28, 2019

More than any other county in Wyoming, Fremont County has an even distribution of people who live in cities and towns and people who don't. That can lead to ...

Robert H. Peck
Jul 26, 2019

The Midwest ends, and the West -- Wyoming country, the highest plains, mountains and dry air and sagebrush oceans -- begins at mile marker 120 on Interstate 80 ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 26, 2019

The City of an Riverton and the Wyoming Department of Transportation seem inclined to "equalize" the speed limit signs on West Main Street so that the ...

Clair McFarland
Jul 25, 2019

Once there were two friends, both 11 years old, one boy and one girl. They rambled over desert hills, hunted blue-bellied lizards, and spat on things. The ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 25, 2019

Watching live coverage and after-the-fact excerpts from former special counsel Robert Mueller's testimony Wednesday before congressional committees, it was ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 24, 2019

A Riverton woman lost her life last week in an automobile accident in Teton County when an oncoming vehicle swerved in front of her car. The crash again ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 23, 2019

No-fly zone The term "fickle winds" has nautical origins, we presume, but it's more than appropriate to apply it as well to hot air ballooning and the ...

Randy Tucker
Jul 21, 2019

She was the guidance counselor, and one of the nicest people I ever knew. We worked in the same building for a couple of years early in my career. On the ...


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