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Robert H. Peck
Apr 12, 2019

Again and again I've heard the phrase "you don't want to know how the sausage is made" or some variation of that. It has a metaphorical meaning, of course: ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 12, 2019

"The reader of poetry is a kind of pilgrim setting out," wrote the poet and author Edward Hirsch. "To read a poem is to depart from the familiar, to leave all ...

Betty Starks Case
Apr 11, 2019

You are probably aware that the English language is a living growing thing. But did you ever notice that words have wings? That's why I believe our chosen ...


Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 11, 2019

The Fremont County Coroner's inquest Friday into theJan. 10shooting by law-enforcement officers of Nicholas Garcia of Riverton was an unusual and interesting ...

By Steven R. Peck
Apr 10, 2019

What's behind the city of Riverton's decision to put mouthwash, hand sanitizer and other alcohol-based consumer products on a watch list for alcohol abuse? ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 9, 2019

Two papers in one First, we appreciate readers' patience as we published our unusual "Frunday" paper last week, combining the Friday and Sunday editions into ...


By Clair McFarland
Apr 4, 2019

It's time for me to come clean. Of all my shenanigans, even including that time I rode a pig across the highway, the most embarrassing one was the time I ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 4, 2019

The Lander City Council and the Fremont County Commission have made a good, sensible move in deciding to contribute to another year of minimal revenue ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 3, 2019

Donald Trump had a fun weekend, traveling to some of his formulaic political rallies and boasting into microphones that he has been "totally exonerated" by the ...


By Steven R. Peck
Apr 3, 2019

Donald Trump had a fun weekend, traveling to some of his formulaic political rallies and boasting into microphones that he has been "totally exonerated" by the ...

By Steven R. Peck
Apr 2, 2019

'Frunday' As mentioned last week, The Ranger will not publish a separate Sunday edition this Sunday, April 7. Instead, we will combine our Friday and Sunday ...

By Randy Tucker
Mar 31, 2019

The TV cop comedy "Barney Miller" debuted nationally in 1975. Network television was still entertainment in those days, and situation comedies were king. To ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Mar 31, 2019

News from LaramieMonday morninglikely struck most people in the state as unexpected. University of Wyoming president Lori Nichols addressed the faculty ...

Robert H. Peck
Mar 29, 2019

I've spent parts of the last few days defending baseball to various people who accost me for liking it. Well, not accost, necessarily. Admittedly I'm the one ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Mar 29, 2019

In Riverton's post World War II era, which included the 30-year boom cycle of the uranium industry, a handful of titans emerged to build modern Riverton as the ...


Betty Starks Case
Mar 28, 2019

Did you learn your ABCs, otherwise known as the rudiments of reading and writing, the old fashioned way? Does it matter? How about cursive writing, better ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Mar 28, 2019

Never been sick a day in your life? Too bad. If you are a Fremont County resident, apparently you live in the unhealthiest place in Wyoming. Still can't shake ...

By Steven R. Peck
Mar 27, 2019

Pardon us for repeating a very old Wyoming joke. There are a couple of variations, but generally it goes something like this: Wyoming has two seasons -- winter ...


Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Mar 26, 2019

'Frunday' First, a bit of newspaper housekeeping as we look ahead. The Ranger will publish a combined Friday/Sunday edition at the end of next week. That ...

Randy Tucker
Mar 24, 2019

I was looking for a cable at one of those big-box stores a few years ago, and an obviously confused woman came up to me and asked, "Do you know anything about ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Mar 24, 2019

Donald Trump has submitted his budget request for the next fiscal year. It points to the difference between the federal budget process and Wyoming's version of ...


Robert H. Peck
Mar 22, 2019

I was on the way to my first academic conference as a professor, and I'd forgotten my shoes. There was no way around it. We were already cruising in the ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Mar 22, 2019

Even if you don't think of yourself as an investor, there's a fair chance that you are. Many people with a job these days have some stake in the stock market, ...

By Clair McFarland
Mar 21, 2019

Of all the things that provoke motherly introspection, few among them are so potent as the kindergarten registration form - and this week I filled out two of ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Mar 21, 2019

Spring is here, but let's not be too quick to forget what could well be called Fremont County's championship winter. In smaller communities such as ours, ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Mar 20, 2019

There is a measurable sequence of planetary and solar system events which coincide this time of year to bring about the end of winter and the beginning of ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Mar 19, 2019

Tuesday notes Season Right on cue, Mother Nature is recognizing this spring-arrival week with the first period of extended mild weather we have seen in ...


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