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Betty Starks Case
Aug 31, 2017

Are you a horoscope reader? A believer? I read mine now and then just for fun. Do you suppose it might teach me something if I gave it a chance? A recent ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 31, 2017

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke probably caught a few people off guard last week when he decided against rescinding national monument status for more than ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 30, 2017

Matthew H. Mead, 32nd Governor of Wyoming, isn't a gusher. That is, he doesn't make it a point of his personality to be constantly cheerleading and boosting ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 29, 2017

Mondayoff In the category of newspaper housekeeping, this note: The offices of The Ranger, Ranger Printers and The Advertiser will be ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 25, 2017

When the sun disappearedMonday morning, I was standing in the middle of Main Street, alone. It was a strange place to be. I'm so glad I was there. Thinking ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 25, 2017

We made quite an effort preparing for the eclipse Was it worth it? As Monday fades to history, that question might well be on the minds of a lot of us. In ...


Bob Gardner, Indianapolis and Ron Laird, Casper
Aug 25, 2017

Editor: Tailgates. Pep rallies. Friday night lights. The new school year is here. And that's exciting news for student-athletes and high school sports fans ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 24, 2017

The president's "major policy announcement" on the war in Afghanistan wasn't all that major. Mr. Trump, who as recently as last year during the presidential ...

Linda Olinger, Riverton
Aug 24, 2017

Editor: Readers, if you happened to have read the Ranger's Wednesday, Aug. 9, op-ed headlined "Climate worries? Fine, but what about action?" and agree with ...


By Clair McFarland
Aug 24, 2017

Once, there was a wise and benevolent king who ruled a vast, busy kingdom. Under his reign, people worked and loved, lived and died. The king's laws and ...

Burt Rensinghous, Riverton
Aug 23, 2017

Editor: I do agree with the woman from Cheyenne who wrote in saying it is more important to shore up health care in Wyoming than to sit on the billions of ...

Alan K. Simpson
Aug 23, 2017

Money's dominance over politics isthe No. 1 problem our nation faces. It is a growing crisis that prevents us from tackling anything else. We have now ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 23, 2017

Is it simply selective memory, or was there a time when summer in Fremont County didn't feature week after week of our beautiful Wind River Mountains all but ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 22, 2017

And now it has come and gone The first mentions of the 2017 solar eclipse around Fremont County began to be heard in places the newspaper staff pays ...

Bryce Karns, Riverton
Aug 22, 2017

Editor: To me, the most important part of the eclipse information concerning the crowds was what they were going to do to the mountains and campgrounds. In ...


By Robert H. Peck, Staff Writer
Aug 18, 2017

Among nature writing, little comes close to Annie Dillard's accomplishment in her essay "Total Eclipse." While the depths it speaks to about our shared ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 18, 2017

Rain or shine, the eclipse will happen, but can affect the experience down here It may well be unprecedented in our newspaper's history to have made ...

By Betty Starks Case
Aug 17, 2017

"Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle, the cow jumped over the moon . . . . ." So goes a long-ago verse from one of the first books of "Mother Goose ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 17, 2017

In red-state Fremont County, our summer peace march defies the ugliness back east This week's angry, vulgar, and altogether unseemly arguing about ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 16, 2017

The big eclipse crowds are arriving as we note 111 years since the land lottery The big crowds that are about to start arriving in Riverton to ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 15, 2017

We got the details wrong First, a correction. Last Thursday's editorial, the latest in an occasional series about the value of public-notice ...


By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Aug 13, 2017

In our zeal to protect ourselves from threats that don't exist, we've crossed the threshold from good sense to nonsense. We the people... one man one ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 13, 2017

Beginning this week, they will be our newspaper's standard procedure Over the past year or two, a couple of things have become apparent in the way our ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 11, 2017

Let's be sure there's a significant community problem before writing new law There are lots of garage sales in Riverton this time of year. Some ...


By Robert H. Peck, Staff Writer
Aug 11, 2017

As baffling as the city of Las Vegas itself is -- a water-sucking, massively air conditioned, energy and labor intensive hole of vice located in one of the ...

By Clair McFarland
Aug 10, 2017

She finished last in market years ago, but there was much more to her experience than that. You'll have to forgive me if I reminisce too much. My ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 10, 2017

Details on the Moneta Divide gas project appeared recently in a public notice ad When you are curious about detail developments in the news, ...


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