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By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Jan 14, 2018

We were up to nothing, as usual, on a fall Saturday. Trent was driving an old pickup up and down trails on his dad's place west of Kinnear when his dad, Keith, ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 14, 2018

Hoping to find the least-painful path possible out of the state's current fiscal problem, as well as a workable way to ensure it doesn't happen again, the ...

By Robert H. Peck, For The Ranger
Jan 12, 2018

My car's name is Zoey. She is a 2007 Volvo XC-70 station wagon, and I love her. She was bought used. She had some miles on her, but I never held that against ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 12, 2018

Wyoming is getting some unwanted and unwelcome publicity attached to the horrible crime by a man named Matthew Riehl. He is the 37-year-old former Wyoming ...

By Clair McFarland
Jan 11, 2018

The Infant I've got a little baby, Bet you didn't know A little, six-month baby With little, six-month toes. She wasn't mine to carry, But I never ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 11, 2018

Enraged by a new book that dishes up juicy, unflattering, gossipy details about the inner workings of the White House, the president has spent most of the week ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 10, 2018

With the Riverton City Council's final approval on requested zoning changes, the stage is now set for the Eastern Shoshone Tribe to proceed on its planned ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 9, 2018

Cold vs. cold Yes, it's been a cold beginning to the new year, but not nearly so cold as 2017 was. One of the features of our daily weather report on ...

By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Jan 7, 2018

Maybe it's the chill, the shortened days of winter, or maybe just the nagging cold that's afflicted most everyone around me for the last few weeks. Whatever ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 7, 2018

Under the advisement of the Fremont Air Service Taskforce, a volunteer group chaired by a Lander resident, the Riverton City Council made a confident, informed ...

By Robert H. Peck
Jan 5, 2018

Cabin fever is a problem this time of year. Bitter cold, holidays done, not much in the world to look forward to until spring for many of us, but we still ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 5, 2018

There is not formal process for compiling Wyoming's top 10 news stories of the year anymore, so we have been taking a crack at it for several years now, ...


by Betty Starks Case
Jan 4, 2018

I hadn't realized that the move from 2017 to 2018 could be such an eventful one, but maybe that's why we celebrate the demise of the old year and the birth of ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 4, 2018

One upon a time we did a year-long experiment tracking the Dow Jones Industrial Average. We imagined putting $1,000 into a simple Dow index fund and leaving it ...

By Steve Peck, Publisher
Jan 3, 2018

As ofTuesday, California has legalized the recreational use of marijuana. The flood of new year's information on the national wires is full of details about ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 2, 2018

News in review, take 2 As many readers have noticed, we had a bit of a snafu inSunday'sedition regarding the 12-month chronology of 2017 in review. ...

By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Dec 31, 2017

"Me and You and a Dog Named Boo" is Roland Kent LaVoie's (yes, Lobo's real name) most famous work, but I prefer a lesser known classic called "A Simple Man." ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 31, 2017

Here we go again. A year is ending. A new year is beginning. For many of us the first page of the new calendar is cause for contemplation. For reflection. ...


By Robert H. Peck
Dec 29, 2017

How many socks have you lost in your life? For me, that number must be in the thousands. Maybe the millions. I have scarcely owned a sock that I haven't ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 29, 2017

National news reports this week are full of pictures, sound and headlines about the fiercely cold weather that has descended on the upper Midwest and ...

By Clair McFarland
Dec 28, 2017

Christmas has come, blazing and cozy. Earlier this month, in a fit of whimsy, I asked for "nothing" for Christmas. But this is America, so I got a few ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 28, 2017

There are two main differences in the way snow removal is being handled in Riverton this winter compared to last winter. Both are pretty important. The first ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 27, 2017

Obamacare is the law of the land when it comes to health-care coverage in the United States -- but that doesn't mean it's the only game in town. Wyoming is ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 26, 2017

Christmas Day Your daily newspaper staff appreciated the day offon Monday. The convenience stores have worked Christmas for many years, and these days ...


By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Dec 22, 2017

The false and manufactured "War on Christmas" is ridiculous on its face but has many proponents. Aside from the flat and hollow-Earth crowd, there are many ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 22, 2017

For many years on the final edition before Christmas it's been our newspaper tradition to use this space for Christmas carol lyrics or Christmas poems. Here's ...

by Betty Starks Case
Dec 21, 2017

This column is scheduled to hit print one day after the anniversary of my mother's birth. She passed on many years ago, but that does not diminish my memory ...


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