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By Robert H. Peck
Aug 17, 2018

Part 2 I'd programmed an online robot, and it was up and running well. But it had taken over nearly every moment of my free time. When I woke up, I'd begin ...

By Steven R. Peck
Aug 17, 2018

It's been a good long while since Fremont County voters faced a primary election ballot without Del McOmie's name on it. It's finally going to happen on ...

By Betty Starks Case
Aug 16, 2018

I've long suspected I was born with a question mark in my mouth. It doesn't appear to have been dissolved or swallowed after all these years. I'm still ...


By Steven R. Peck
Aug 16, 2018

On today's Ranger opinion page (that's the page you are reading now), you'll see a long letter written by the new committee organized in an effort to try to ...

By Steven R. Peck
Aug 14, 2018

Dog days? There are different interpretations of what is meant by the term "dog days" of summer and when, exactly, they occur. For our money, the recent ...

By Steven R. Peck
Aug 12, 2018

Whoever gets elected Wyoming governor this year, the job very well might be a step down, financially speaking. There is a good bit of talk in this year's ...


By Steven R. Peck
Aug 10, 2018

Hospital care in Riverton has changed dramatically in recent years - few would sayfor the better. The issue has become a significant community concern. Now, a ...

By Steven R. Peck
Aug 9, 2018

The old good news/bad news situation exists regarding Riverton school facilities, but it might tilt more toward the good side before long. First, the bad ...

By Steven R. Peck
Aug 8, 2018

The trial of Donald Trump's former presidential campaign manager, Paul Manafort, is still in its early stages as he faces charges of bank fraud, securities ...


By Steven R. Peck
Aug 7, 2018

California sky "Areas of smoke," say the weather forecasters in predicting conditions for the week ahead. The meteorologists aren't kidding. While wildfire ...

By Randy Tucker
Aug 5, 2018

A hot wind blew out of the north as I stopped to photograph the crumbling remains of a once-vibrant downtown business district. It could have been right out of ...

By Steven R. Peck
Aug 5, 2018

Decades after it last happened, the state of Wyoming is going to sanction, license and allow a hunting season for grizzly bears. It will not be without ...


By Robert H. Peck
Aug 3, 2018

Part 2 I got my javascript bot slowly rebuilt in a new, better way over a period of days. At first it still couldn't do more than ping / pong, but with ...

By Steven R. Peck
Aug 3, 2018

In older election times, a common presence was the "single-issue candidate." Some ballots had dozens of them. The single-issue candidate was running for office ...

By Betty Starks Case
Aug 2, 2018

The window beside my desk here at Homestead reveals a gnarled old tree in the far corner of the lawn. Beside that tree stands a genuine early day sheep wagon ...


By Steven R. Peck
Aug 2, 2018

For years there was a standard line of conversation whenever the topic of customer parking came up in Riverton. Recently, some of that old thinking has been ...

By Steven R. Peck
Aug 1, 2018

Followers of national news are being shocked daily with images from the astounding wildfires in California, the biggest of which is consuming homes by the ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jul 31, 2018

A cooler fair This has been a hot summer compared to most, but we are getting lucky with a cooler stretch of weather during Fremont County Fair ...


By Randy Tucker
Jul 29, 2018

I walked into her classroom on the second floor of the old Shoshoni High School and said, "A quivering bowl of estrogen?" "You read it," she replied ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jul 29, 2018

You're attendance at the Fremont County Fair is not mandatory. But it is highly recommended. The fair, which continues through Saturday, is many things at ...

By Robert H. Peck
Jul 27, 2018

Having a free week or two before my teaching semester begins anew at the University of Iowa, I decided to take on learning a new language. No, not Spanish or ...


By Steven R. Peck
Jul 27, 2018

Where does Taylor Haynes "reside," anyway? The question has inserted a dramatic element into the primary election for governor in Wyoming. The answer to it ...

By Clair McFarland
Jul 26, 2018

I'm not going to say who did what - I ain't no snitch - but I will say that there was a "grounding" here last week. I had never grounded any children before; ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jul 26, 2018

Our Riverton Rendezvous balloon rally was a thing of beauty again this year, but it was hampered a bit as well by a scheduling change in Casper. Apparently, ...


By Steven R. Peck
Jul 25, 2018

If there could be such a thing as a one-sentence editorial, the following might fill the bill: Enter the Fremont County Fair Parade. We urge this call to ...

By Randy Tucker
Jul 24, 2018

When you're the center of your own universe, there aren't many other stars out there. By nature, most teen-agers see the world in myopic monochrome, aware of ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jul 24, 2018

Rendezvous City The big events on the Riverton Rendezvous schedule are now over for another year. Participation was heavyFridaynight in 90-plus-degree ...


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