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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 ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 21, 2017

Winter arrived in character this year. It's our shortest, darkest day. This year the season was ushered in by a sudden, stark change in the weather, with a ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 20, 2017

When the Wyoming Legislature opted to hire an outside consulting firm and to audit the state's public education funding system with a fine-toothed comb, the ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 19, 2017

Show's over We are lucky to have passed mid-December without yet experiencing a bona fide, unarguable, extended period of cold weather. No, what we've been ...

By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Dec 17, 2017

During the 1979 and 1980 legislative sessions in Cheyenne, a group of students of traveled over the hill from Laramie periodically, hoping to garner support ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 17, 2017

One of our most meaningful newspaper traditions began in the hands of a little girl. Carefully writing out a letter to Santa Claus for publication in our ...


By Robert H. Peck, Staff Writer
Dec 15, 2017

I'm a sucker for holiday lights, and I've already spent enough time in this space ranting about them. So, naturally, I intend to rant some more. Indulge ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 15, 2017

Charitable donations of the mega variety get a lot of attention - deservedly - in this, the season of giving. But the backbone of charitable giving is small ...

By Clair McFarland
Dec 14, 2017

"What do you want for Christmas?" The Husband was asking me that question, and I had an answer for it, but the answer had not yet solidified into the metallic ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 14, 2017

The decision by SkyWest airlines to make a bid for service at Riverton Regional Airport is a good sign for Fremont County - even if nothing comes of ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 13, 2017

Would Wyoming have elected Roy Moore? Now that the special election in Alabama is over, with that bright red state choosing a Democrat by a tiny margin over a ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 12, 2017

Just fine, thanks December finally asserted itself, weather-wise, last week, but things could be so much worse than they are. We had some single-digit ...


By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Dec 10, 2017

A Russian olive tree, really more of a snag than a tree, stands alone along a fence row on the south side of Missouri Valley Road just west of the intersection ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 10, 2017

Santa Claus was one of our first subscribers. And this is the time year he really notices what's in the paper. An enduring newspaper tradition in Fremont ...

By Robert H. Peck, Staff Writer
Dec 8, 2017

It's been 65 degrees in Iowa City all autumn so far, including the early December days. I've been running outside and forgoing the gym, taking extended birding ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 8, 2017

The announcement last month that WyoTech, the Laramie-based vocational training center, is closing in 2018, creates an immediate shortage of available ...

By Carl Manning
Dec 7, 2017

In Fremont County we all woke up to a dusting of snow on Monday morning. Not much, just a reminder that there will be a winter -- so be ready. As I looked ...

by Betty Starks Case
Dec 7, 2017

Are we doing our part to get things humming this early December? If that means, "Are we right in the middle of happy confusion?" then count us in. Our "snow ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 7, 2017

In case there is the slightest bit of doubt about whether the military attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 76 years ago on this date, still ought to be remembered ...

Rich Gellar, Riverton
Dec 6, 2017

Editor: Regarding Chesie Lee's letter saying the Ranger editorial was advising the tribes not to keep appealing the border lawsuit, that's not how I saw it. ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 6, 2017

Is it still hard to believe that Congress has dillied, dallied and dinked around again to the point thaton Fridaythe U.S. government faces another shutdown ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 5, 2017

Seasonal Finally, a day that felt like the season.Mondaywon't be remembered for the extremity of is weather, but at least it was appropriate to the ...

By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Dec 3, 2017

My favorite toys from childhood weren't toys at all. My Grandma Sally and Grandpa Tucker lived in a two-bedroom house perched on concrete blocks on the west ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 3, 2017

In reporter Dan Bendtsen's recent front-page news story about the aging and, reportedly, unreliable fleet of ambulances owned by Fremont County but operated ...


By Robert H. Peck, Staff Writer
Dec 1, 2017

There is a tragedy for birds in winter. The leaves are gone. I suppose I don't know if this really is a tragedy, or if they like things better this way, but ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 1, 2017

December enters as an impostor this year. Calm. Sunny. Mild. Non-threatening. Non-December. About the only Decemberesque thing about it is the dwindling ...

By Clair McFarland
Nov 30, 2017

Soft music wafted along a clean kitchen floor. I was peeling potatoes, and I craned my neck over the task in what I thought was graceful concentration. In ...


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