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By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Feb 6, 2018

Welcome preview Fremont County enjoyed a very niceSaturdaywhich seemed a lot like - dare it be said? - spring. It was a mostly sunny, mild day, with ...

By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Feb 4, 2018

An exhausted Hawkeye Pierce stares into the camera after a brutal session of surgery. "Guns, and bombs, and anti-personnel mines have more power to take life ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Feb 4, 2018

Formal definitions of the word "holiday" mention time off work, a time of leisure, a time of celebration, a time of fellowship, a time of festivities, and a ...


By Robert H. Peck
Feb 2, 2018

In the television show "Mad Men," Don Draper and the other rich ad executives seem to walk around carrying thousands of dollars in cash on them at any given ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Feb 2, 2018

"What if there were notomorrow? There wasn't one today." This year marks the 25th anniversary of "Groundhog Day," the 1993 movie in which a TV weatherman ...

by Betty Starks Case
Feb 1, 2018

Most of us prefer to read, think, talk about babies, school, skiing and fishing rather than illness or aging. And yet - if you should get surprised along the ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Feb 1, 2018

Around Riverton it would be hard to find a more agreeable recipient for charitable donations than the PAWS animal shelter and the programs and services that ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 31, 2018

The rumor mill has been running at top speed in recent days about allegations of "hazing" in a Riverton High School sports program that strayed beyond the ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 30, 2018

Take what we can get There's only a certain amount of cooperation we can expect this time of year, weather-wise. A little improvement compared to the ...


By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Jan 28, 2018

One summer afternoon I walked along the old Oregon Trail south of Sweetwater Station, east of the South Pass highway. I was looking for artifacts. Earlier, ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 28, 2018

It was astonishing to learn in recent days that state officials at least have considered the idea of letting private citizens in Wyoming latch onto the nice ...

By Robert H. Peck, For The Ranger
Jan 26, 2018

Imagine if human beings squeezed liquid out of some other large mammal and then stirred it up and waited for the liquid to slowly ferment until it was chunky ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 26, 2018

Ranger staff members had a good showing last week as the annual Wyoming Press Association Awards Contest winners were announced. We were recognized across the ...

By Clair McFarland
Jan 25, 2018

The twins were having fun in the house, even though icicles surrounded us like transparent prison bars. They climbed onto the couch, looked out over their ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 25, 2018

The highly hypedshutdown of the federal government didn't last long, at least not this time. The most any affected agency was idled was three days, and two ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 24, 2018

On Tuesday, when a second woman came forward to claim that Wyoming Secretary of State Ed Murray had treated her inappropriately when he was a younger man, ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 23, 2018

Editor's note: An unedited version of this column inadvertently was published Jan. 18, including an error which changed the meaning of the specific ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 23, 2018

Trapped cold That super coldMondaythe Riverton Valley just experienced wasn't part of the forecast. No one expects sunny and 50 degrees this Time ...


By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Jan 22, 2018

There is a stand built into the wall on the far side of the Shoshoni gym, near the home bench. It's a guess as to its purpose, but most likely its used by PE ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 21, 2018

Hoping against hope, Wyoming legislators waited last week for the state's top crystal-ball readers to unveil their new prediction on what state revenue would ...

By Robert H. Peck, For The Ranger
Jan 19, 2018

Home for the holidays, I always feel guilty. Yes, it's good to be with family, but I'm doing more than being with them. I'm bumming--for weeks, at times. I ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 19, 2018

As members of Congress bicker for the third time since Labor Day over a temporary spending bill that would stave off a shutdown of most federal government ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 18, 2018

A change has occurred in print media news coverage, but I'm not sure I like it. All of a sudden, apparently, it's OK to print the vulgar term that the ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 18, 2018

Local college students have a message for the rest of us: Little things mean a lot, and friendliness can work wonders. Central Wyoming College trustees and ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 17, 2018

Donald Trump's first year in office is marked officiallyon Saturday, and thereis considerable conversation about what the general effects of his presidency ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 16, 2018

A welcome break Experienced observers of Fremont County weather often talk about the "January thaw," a brief period of unseasonably warm weather that ...

By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Jan 14, 2018

We were up to nothing, as usual, on a fall Saturday. Trent was driving an old pickup up and down trails on his dad's place west of Kinnear when his dad, Keith, ...


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