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By Randy Tucker
Nov 18, 2018

When you are far away from home meeting people for the first time and tell them where you're from do they invariably ask, "Where in Wyoming?" If you say ...

By Steven R. Peck
Nov 18, 2018

If the planners and practitioners of Wyoming's Firewise program took a look at the circumstances surrounding the devastating California wildfires this month, ...

From staff reports
Nov 16, 2018

Riverton High School is planning a display at the school honoring all past graduates who have served in the armed forces of the United States. The school ...


Steve Peck, Publisher
Nov 16, 2018

The time has come to face the music and tally up my performance in this year's edition of my every-other-year predictions of election outcomes. First I must ...

Steve Peck, Publisher
Nov 16, 2018

It is not a surprise that the American Civil Liberties Union has taken notice of Riverton's proposed ordinance to create a sort of "no-drink" list in an ...

By Clair McFarland, Staff Writer
Nov 15, 2018

Riverton and Lander families are giving charity a head start on the Christmas shopping season, with their Operation Christmas Child annual collection drive, ...


Clair McFarland, Staff Writer
Nov 15, 2018

People are so warm to ask about my life during conversation. While my version of camaraderie usually produces cold or awkward questions such as "what are you ...

Steve Peck, Publisher
Nov 15, 2018

Attention, please: Thanksgiving is just a week away. If that seems a little early, it is. Thanksgiving, the fourth Thursday of the month, occurs in 2018 on ...

By Clair McFarland
Nov 15, 2018

People are so warm to ask about my life during conversation. While my version of camaraderie usually produces cold or awkward questions such as "what are you ...


By Steven R. Peck
Nov 15, 2018

Attention, please: Thanksgiving is just a week away. If that seems a little early, it is. Thanksgiving, the fourth Thursday of the month, occurs in 2018 on ...

Steve Peck, Publisher
Nov 14, 2018

As far as we know, there are no recounts of any elections necessary in Wyoming this year. We had some close ones in Fremont County but none meeting the strict ...

Steve Peck, Publisher
Nov 13, 2018

Mountain dazzlers One question we asked the couple weeks ago was whether there would be another cold snap by Christmas to match the one from early ...


By Randy Tucker
Nov 11, 2018

The guns fell silent at 11 a.m. that morning, the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour, a crisp November day across northern Europe. We celebrate, (a ...

By Steven R. Peck
Nov 11, 2018

As of today, a full century has passed since the armistice ending what was known at the time as The Great War, since known as World War I, nicknamed "The War ...

Steve Peck, Publisher
Nov 9, 2018

Someone else's problem Several states passed ballot measures Tuesday requiring that independent panels of balanced partisan representation must draw ...


Robert H. Peck
Nov 9, 2018

Birders have what we call a life list. On it are the birds that we'd be happy to see even one time in our entire lives. Often they are birds we've been ...

By Betty Starks Case
Nov 8, 2018

Some years back, I based an occasional column on a subject chosen by our then-pastor, Rev. Earl. He, of course, knew much more about his subject than I. But we ...

By Steven R. Peck
Nov 8, 2018

Election judges Running a general election in Fremont County requires a small army. There are the full-time staff members in the county clerk's office, of ...


By Steven R. Peck
Nov 7, 2018

Miller's close call The buzz around the crowd in our newsroom was the loudestTuesday night when preliminary word was delivered that Libertarian legislative ...

By Steve Peck
Nov 6, 2018

It's time for election predictions. As always, these are bets, not preferences. No hard feelings, please. Federal offices: A republican sweep, or course. Two ...

By Steven R. Peck
Nov 6, 2018

Casting ballots "Is tomorrow voter day?" asked a Monday visitor to The Ranger. Indeed it is, arriving inFremont County at a time when the fervent climate of ...


By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Nov 4, 2018

As yet another Election Day approaches, I am reminded of the great satirist of the early 20th century, Will Rogers. He had a down-home humor that appealed to ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 4, 2018

Election Day is Tuesday, and our Fremont County ballot is an interesting one - and we're just talking about the names. There's a Crazy Thunder (a good ...

By Clair McFarland, Staff Writer
Nov 1, 2018

Little Red Riding Hood actually got lost two times. There was, of course,no handsome wolf the second time around, because he and his superficial charm died ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 1, 2018

Thousands of Riverton students went to school, in the various iterations of the building now called the Tonkin Activities Center. But that doesn't mean it ...

Steve Peck, Publisher
Oct 26, 2018

"Tragedy is non-partisan." So said a national commentator on Thursday after news that at least 10 pipe bombs had either been sent, or addressed to, Americans ...

Robert H. Peck
Oct 25, 2018

If you ask any Colorado Rockies fan what their most hated baseball team is, their answer had darn well better come from California. Within those ...


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