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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 ...


By Robert H. Peck, Staff Writer
Nov 3, 2017

What's the most meaningful holiday, to you? Christmas, New Year's, the Fourth of July? How about the holiday you work hardest to celebrate? Thanksgiving for ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 3, 2017

When Courtney Bohlender decided to accept the city of Riverton's request to become the interim city administrator, she had to change her plans. She had ...

By Clair McFarland
Nov 2, 2017

In late October, I wrote this in my journal: "The honey-locust tree is losing its leaves this morning - an answer to last night's swooping frost. "The ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 2, 2017

America loves the Super Bowl and all, but the World Series has been really something two years in a row. The Houston Astros didn't observe a world series ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 1, 2017

The era of commercial air service by Great Lakes Airlines at Riverton Regional Airport has come to an end. The final flight in what was a few months short of a ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 31, 2017

Happy Halloween There's no formal definition of the "holiday season," although everyone seems to concur that Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day ...


By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Oct 29, 2017

It's a line I used with the kids in my classroom for a long time.One of them will bring up some inane event, sometimes totally unrelated to the topic at hand, ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 29, 2017

Is commercial air service in Fremont County important enough to pay an extra sales tax to support it? Some people think so. Emphatically. Next year, all ...

By Robert H. Peck, Staff Writer
Oct 27, 2017

Last year was my first as a householder in position to expect trick-or-treaters of my own on Halloween, but I'm still young enough to remember ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 27, 2017

There is a thousand-volt sticker shock attached to this week's report that U.S. Department of Interior intends to increase the per-car entry fee for both ...

by Betty Starks Case
Oct 26, 2017

A true Wyoming autumn has descended upon us -- color everywhere. From tall living-room windows we see purple mountains decked with snow. Across the street, ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 26, 2017

As the President of the United States lurches through another week of damaging news developments caused by his own conduct and the reactions to it, the country ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 25, 2017

Think of getting a flu shot as performing a community service. A good deed. Doing the right thing. Because you are. Everyone knows flu season is approaching. ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 24, 2017

The Ranger is printed on paper called "newsprint." It's a smooth, highly flexible, uniform paper, absorbent (good for soaking up ink) and easy to store in big ...

 
By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 24, 2017

Give a coat The Ranger is one of the many participating businesses in the Kiwanis club's annual Coats for Folks. Doing your part as an individual ...


By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Oct 22, 2017

It is enticing to think you may be the only person who ever trudged the ridge you find yourself reaching on a windy autumn afternoon. It is equally exciting ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 22, 2017

Except under extraordinary circumstance, no self-respecting school superintendent ever would favor consolidation of his or her school or district with another ...

By Robert H. Peck, Staff Writer
Oct 20, 2017

I had a meeting on the Northwestern University campus in suburban Chicago recently. The person I was meeting with said I could find him that morning in a ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 20, 2017

On the calendar, we are still closer to summer then we are to winter. With the exception of a day or two, we have had a beautiful early fall. National ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 18, 2017

It is merely coincidence that the truly awful wildfires in northern California happened to hit their peak during the time of the year when most communities ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 17, 2017

Winter's calling card The strange, short period of wintry weather that interrupted what otherwise has been nearly picture-perfect October, happened to ...


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