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By Steven R. Peck
Jul 11, 2018

Fourth follow-up The Ranger and its staff appreciate the day off last Wednesday, the Fourth of July. It cost us one day of publication, something we don't ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jul 3, 2018

No paperWednesday With the hot summer holiday arriving this week, we begin with some newspaper housekeeping: The Ranger will not publish onWednesday, July ...

By Randy Tucker
Jul 1, 2018

People, especially teenagers, often complain at being bored. I can honestly say that feeling hasn't bothered me much throughout my life, and it definitely ...


By Steven R. Peck
Jul 1, 2018

To those who watched the four-your legal challenge mounted by the Wind River Indian Reservation drives to redraw the boundaries of the reservation so as to ...

By Robert H. Peck
Jun 29, 2018

I hadn't spent a lot of time in Wyoming in a car in the last few years. But recently, I have, and I've identified something called the WY Speed Limit. The WY ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jun 29, 2018

If there is a difference in definition between effects and consequences, then we may be seeing it play out this summer regarding the United States Supreme ...


By Clair McFarland
Jun 28, 2018

When are we too old to fall in love with Beowulf? Now, I'm not saying there's an age limit to falling in love, in general. The requirements for that are ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jun 28, 2018

Last year, the President of the United States made a big show of inviting Harley Davidson motorcycle executives to the White House, and they brought some big ...

By Craig Blumenshine
Jun 28, 2018

Deception sometimes can be raised to high art. Magicians work wonders with it. Look over there, while something different and surprising is happening over ...


The Ranger
Jun 27, 2018

Editor's note: This is an editorial reply to a letter to the editor published on June 27. You can read that letter online ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jun 26, 2018

Land of cotton Every summer in Fremont County has its similarities. We can pretty much count on having a lot of days of hot, dry weather, with ...

By Randy Tucker
Jun 24, 2018

Three weeks ago we were standing in line to view the greatest political documents of American history. The Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill ...


By Steven R. Peck
Jun 24, 2018

The parade of primary election candidates coming through Fremont County has begun in earnest. It's going to last awhile. The presence of the candidates means ...

By Robert H. Peck
Jun 22, 2018

I woke up this morning and there was a miller moth next to me on my pillow. I admit I reacted somewhat violently to this, lurching back away and swatting at ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jun 21, 2018

The Fremont County Commission has done exactly the right thing in deciding to rejoin the collaborative efforts of the Fremont County Association of ...


by Betty Starks Case
Jun 21, 2018

I'm disappointed when a special day like Fathers Day doesn't fall within my column schedule. And yet it gives me an opportunity to write about something others ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jun 20, 2018

The U.S. government's suddenly-enforced policy of separating children from their parents when the families are detained at the border with Mexico is creating ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jun 19, 2018

Flood stage No sooner had we run a front-page story on Sunday reporting that the risk for flooding in the Wind River Basin most likely was over, a new ...


By Randy Tucker
Jun 17, 2018

It's Fathers Day again, a celebration that urban legend has beginning in the Spokane, Washington in 1910. Mothers Day has a much clearer history dating back ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jun 17, 2018

When you were a kid, did you know what your dad did for a living? Once upon a time a teen-age "job shadow" visitor to the newspaper office didn't know what ...

By Robert H. Peck
Jun 15, 2018

How well do you know your friends? Try this: ask them which starchy food they'd eliminate from existence if they had to pick one of the following: - ...


By Steven R. Peck
Jun 15, 2018

In the days after the primary election ballot take shape, things about the coming primary campaign begin to emerge that gives the race he trace its distinctive ...

By Clair McFarland
Jun 14, 2018

Ten years ago, I lived in Grand Junction, Colorado. I could just say I lived anywhere but here, because that was my real goal: Siberia would have been just ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jun 14, 2018

It's Flag Day in our country, and Riverton's "Avenue of Flags" looked great in the June sunlight Thursday morning. Local veterans coordinate the placement of ...


By Steven R. Peck
Jun 13, 2018

For a while this summer, the Wolverine Field sports venue is going to be a construction site. No it won't be on the scale of the massive North Federal rebuild ...

by Betty Starks Case
Jun 7, 2018

Summer reunions come in all shapes and sizes. Some families, by the time their ties have been reduced to cousins, just give up and lose contact with one ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jun 7, 2018

Anyone in Wyoming who saw the pictures of the tornado devastation in Gillette in recent days surely must be shocked. Houses flattened by tornadoes? In ...


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