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By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 24, 2018

Slowpoke season If spring might be defined as a tug-of-war between winter and summer, this year winter isn't letting the rope slip through its fingers ...

By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Apr 22, 2018

The secret of life, a theme that everyone who ever lived shares to the limit of individual intelligence. What is the actual meaning of life, and is there ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 22, 2018

A colorful part of many elections in this country is the isolated voting precinct which takes pride in being the first to report its vote totals. Most famous ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 20, 2018

Sundayis Earth Day, and it brings a movie to mind. One of the famous one-word movie quotes in the history of the American screen comes in "The Graduate," ...

By Clair McFarland
Apr 19, 2018

I had to read "The Grapes of Wrath" once again. The first time I read the Steinbeck classic, I didn't enjoy it, because: I was too young. I don't ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 19, 2018

Interested in what happens in Riverton's parks system? The city has a group just for you. Municipal officials announced recently that they plan to form a local ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 18, 2018

American first ladies, the wives of the presidents, tend to be more popular than their husbands. With the arguable exception of Hillary Clinton (her big ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 17, 2018

Wind power Not long ago we wrote about the possibility of natural disasters in Fremont County - not the earthquake and volcano type, but the other ...

By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Apr 15, 2018

Open up a can of Palm brand corned beef, toss in a few banana leaves, maybe an onion or two, a tomato, some cilantro and maybe a little coconut cream, and ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 15, 2018

If Fremont County's commercial airport had a face, it would be smiling today. TheFederal Aviation Administration has decided to come through with $1 million ...

By Robert H. Peck
Apr 13, 2018

I've always heard that there's a specific subset of vegetarians who enjoy watching other people at meat. I wondered why that was. Jealousy? Nostalgia? Could ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 13, 2018

For every person who has risen to the position of Speaker of the House of Representatives - and there have been 54 of them - at least 100 others have taken a ...


by Betty Starks Case
Apr 12, 2018

How many boxes or albums of old photos do you have stowed away in the closets of your home? You may never know until you move to a new residence. Then it ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 12, 2018

The revival of the straightforwardly-named local government entity called the Solutions Committee is a good sign for Riverton in more ways than one. First of ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 11, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg is in the unusual and, most would say, enviable position of not being able to be rattled by something like a congressional probe. He's above it ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 10, 2018

No hurry It has been a "slow spring" so far, with temperatures warming at a very deliberate pace. It seems highly unlikely now that we will experience ...

By Clair McFarland
Apr 6, 2018

This town has been good to me. It's been a safe place to totter and grow. It's borne my follies, my misconceptions, and even my grammatical mistakes. ...

By Robert H. Peck
Apr 6, 2018

My dad had, and probably still has, a clipping hanging in his office that looks to be from an old column he wrote for The Ranger. It's a photograph of a 1979 ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 6, 2018

Earlier in the year, when Fremont County learned that the Help for Health "cancer van" would have to end its cherished service because its money had run out, ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 5, 2018

The difference of opinion among members of the Wyoming Public Lands Initiative and those from Sweetwater County offers an example of why the federal government ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 4, 2018

A sure guarantee of Martin Luther King's singular, steadfast legacy is a simple fact: Since his death, there has been no replacement for him. Certainly there ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 3, 2018

Howling April March, the saying goes, comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb, alluding, apparently to the supposedly mild beginning of April ...

By Robert H. Peck
Mar 30, 2018

The highlight of my birding career came Wednesday, when I saw three bald eagles sitting right next to each other. They were perched over a river in Iowa, ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Mar 30, 2018

The Wyoming Supreme Court has ruled that the legal structure established to facilitate the hugely expensive remodel and renovation of the Wyoming Capitol ...


by Betty Starks Case
Mar 29, 2018

Spring. New life. New hope. By now, we're seeing the results of that Sunday/Monday rain/snow storm early this week. Green grass sprouts up everywhere, buds ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Mar 29, 2018

If the group that succeeded in getting the Tyler Apodaca Memorial Skatepark built in Riverton can persuade Riverton city government, the popular recreation ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Mar 28, 2018

A fair amount of television coverage on the higher-number channels early this spring has to do with the presidential election of 50 years ago. That was the ...


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