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By Steve Peck, Publisher
Apr 2, 2020

This thing we're doing today is extraordinary in one sense, but quite ordinary in another. First, the ordinary: Posting the day's Ranger online at our ...

By Clair McFarland
Apr 1, 2020

The Husband is not OK. It's been two weeks since higher forces demanded "social distancing" to crush the bloom of novel coronavirus. A succession of orders ...

By Randy Tucker
Mar 31, 2020

We often speak of seasons when it comes to athletics. Most of my life has revolved around that concept. Fall meant football, a sport that people who don't ...


Betty Starks Case
Mar 26, 2020

You know who I think are the luckiest people in the country? The people in the country. Thinking seriously about a column subject yesterday, I thought, ...

By Randy Tucker
Mar 24, 2020

Too often the inclination of people in what is a unique situation to them is to assume that it's unprecedented in history. In a population with little sense ...

By Steve Peck, Publisher
Mar 24, 2020

When I was a little boy my dad used to joke that he worked at "The Stranger" instead of The Ranger. We've published a few April Fool's editions using the ...


By Randy Tucker
Mar 22, 2020

Sliding through this period of self-isolation to "flatten the curve" of the COVID-19 pandemic has given me, and probably you, a complete change of ...

Robert H. Peck
Mar 20, 2020

Things to do with an exercise ball when you can't leave your apartment du to the spread of a global pandemic disease: (Author's note: Do not actually try most ...

By Clair McFarland, Staff Writer
Mar 19, 2020

Eight years ago I nearly died, from something other than a virus. That boy was my second-born: six days late, nine pounds stout. I scrambled, screaming, up ...


By Randy Tucker
Mar 3, 2020

It was early Friday morning at Riverton High School and the crowd was pretty big, filling the entire section behind the scorer's table, with a hundred or so ...

By Randy Tucker
Mar 1, 2020

It was a forlorn hope in the pre-dawn darkness last Monday night as a howling wind out of the southwest began to try to pry a piece of siding off the outside ...

Robert H. Peck
Feb 28, 2020

Often have I stared with wonderment and delight at the giant exercise balls that pop up in school gyms and workout facilities and various other places. You ...


Betty Starks Case
Feb 27, 2020

What do you do with a birthday? Celebrate? Or complain about aging? In our family, we had a celebration routine that couldn't be slowed. Beginning with ...

By Randy Tucker
Feb 25, 2020

The Class 1-A and 2-A West regional tournaments beginning Thursday in Lander and Riverton are the most competitive regional tournaments in all of Wyoming, and ...

By Randy Tucker
Feb 23, 2020

Sometimes I wonder just how much rugged individualism I can endure. Like most other Wyomingites, I pride myself on the ability to do without, to make ...


Robert H. Peck
Feb 21, 2020

One of my grandfather's favorite snacks was Ritz crackers. I remember eating them with him when I was a little boy. He'd often add peanut butter, or a thin ...

By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Feb 18, 2020

They call it a "shooter's gym." Not the Shooter character played by Dennis Hopper in the film "Hoosiers," but a basketball court that favors someone with a ...

By Randy Tucker
Feb 16, 2020

I get a bit despondent this time of the year. Maybe I'm not alone, or maybe I just need to suck it up and move on. My friend Bob Davis of Davis Funeral Home ...


Robert H. Peck
Feb 14, 2020

If you've ever been on the market for an apartment or rental house, chances are you had certain amenities you were seeking above all others. A bathtub was ...

Betty Starks Case
Feb 13, 2020

Isn't love a strange thing? Such an everyday need, crucial to life itself, yet elusive to many. Doesn't it seem we'd be able to get a grip on love one of ...

By Randy Tucker
Feb 11, 2020

The danger in relying on your own records, rather than searching through newspaper archives, is that sometimes you'll miss a game from long ago -- and it can ...


By Randy Tucker
Feb 9, 2020

Our three dogs, or rather our "grand dogs," caught the afternoon sun last Tuesday. As I walked by them I noticed a steadily increasing flow of water dripping ...

Robert H. Peck
Feb 7, 2020

If you cook, odds are you've looked up recipes in some form -- online, in a cookbook, in your mother's box of recipe cards. Depending on your sources, you may ...

By Clair McFarland, Staff Writer
Feb 6, 2020

When The Husband turns on the TV, on comes a commercial for the new movie "Birds of Prey," which details the savage aftermath of Harley Quinn's breakup from ...


By Randy Tucker
Feb 4, 2020

"He's batting .455 with left-handed runners at second base, two outs, on a field facing south from home plate, on cloudy days with a 5 mph wind out of the ...

Randy Tucker
Feb 2, 2020

She was the kind of person who could be in the center of an event and never be noticed. Some people strive for greatness their entire lives and never achieve ...

Robert H. Peck
Jan 31, 2020

In 1967, the bald eagle was placed on the endangered species list. America's iconic species, once widespread, was dying out in the contiguous United States, a ...


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