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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 ...


From wire reports
Nov 30, 2017

Anyone passing through downtown Riverton in earlier this week noticed the odd malfunction in the traffic light at the intersection of East Main Street and 5th ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 29, 2017

The quasi-public television service C-SPAN isn't known for its action-packed programming. You'll never see "Fast and Furious: C-SPAN Edition" on channel ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 28, 2017

Brave November Heading into the last couple of days of November, the 11th month of the year has done a near-perfect job of keeping winter at bay ...


By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Nov 26, 2017

We were having a few cold ones at an educational conference in Sheridan one sunny afternoon, and the talk turned to a mutual friend who was working as a ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 26, 2017

One of those irreverent Christmas catalogs arrived the other day -- the kind with greeting cards showing Santa Claus in boxer shorts, a fake restaurant menu ...

By Robert H. Peck, Staff Writer
Nov 24, 2017

Behold, the 10 Commandments of American Automobiling: 1. Thou shalt not sitteth at a stop sign waving me through the intersection before thee when thou ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 24, 2017

This year's early Thanksgiving provides a longer-than-typical holiday season, at least by conventional standards. For many purposes, both personal and ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 21, 2017

Holiday week As always when the fourthThursdayof November is near, we begin with a bit of what we call newspaper holiday housekeeping: The Ranger ...

By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Nov 19, 2017

Early one April morning,a small group worked diligently in the crow's nest above the Wyoming Indian High School track. Another school scheduled a meet at the ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 19, 2017

At the very time election procedures, election participation and, to an extent, election outcomes are under scrutiny because of voting procedures, those ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 17, 2017

Michael Higgs brought some news to those in attendance at a recent Quilts of Valor ceremony in Riverton, where U.S. military veterans are presented with quilts ...

By Clair McFarland
Nov 16, 2017

There was a woman who loved November more than any other month, but didn't know why. She fumbled for a reason. "Perhaps it's the refreshing chill," she ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 16, 2017

If someone called The Ranger office in the vicinity of 1968 there was a possibility that the young man answering the phone would greet the caller by saying ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 15, 2017

The U.S. 10th Circuit Court has decided not to re-hear arguments in the Wind River Indian Reservation border dispute with the State of Wyoming, which ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 14, 2017

Dutiful November We're halfway through November now, and so far winter is being kept at bay. The Old Man is dipping his toe into the pool but so far ...


By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Nov 12, 2017

"We have shared the incommunicable experience of war, we have felt, we still feel, the passion of life to its top. In our youth our hearts were touched with ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 12, 2017

Central Wyoming College is suggesting that it play a larger role in local economic development operations. Trustees talked it over during a public board ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 10, 2017

One year ago today I was preparing for a night when I wouldn't sleep. Not for one second. I was lying in a hospital bed, three days after having a heart ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 10, 2017

Dennis Prager ought to send a thank-you note to the University of Wyoming student body. How's that? Dennis Prager, the conservative radio host whose speaking ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 9, 2017

A week or two ago, we used the space to encourage Fremont County residents to participate in the local Coats for Folks project. It's a simple idea - find ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 8, 2017

The nation is troubled again by news of a mass shooting, this one at a church in Texas. The perpetrator has since been revealed to have been a wife beater, a ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 7, 2017

Standard? The twice-annual changing of the clocks always is a bit of a jolt, but now that daylight saving time takes up two-thirds of the year instead ...

By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Nov 5, 2017

q That's Las Vegas, and those long reds are there for a reason. The average American will spend 142 days of life waiting for a red light to turn green. It ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 5, 2017

A somewhat unexpected meeting of the minds regarding the sage grouse took place a few days ago between Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead and his gubernatorial ...


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