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Wyoming is part of the world

Oct 24, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  Todd Smith, supervisor of Fremont County's Emergency Medical Services, had it right the other day when he said, "Luckily we're in the middle of ... [more]

Another vacancy

Oct 24, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Half the members of the Riverton City Council got there without being elected

This week's announcement by Riverton City Councilman Todd Smith that he ... [more]

Four little aliens of my own

Oct 23, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  They aren't so different from the Blue Men on stage

For his recent birthday, The Husband received tickets to the Blue Man Group concert in Casper, ... [more]

Bradlee

Oct 23, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Never did America produce a better-known newspaper editor

It's uncertain these days if there is such a thing as a famous newspaper editor any more. ... [more]

Newlyweds

Oct 22, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  What once seemed unthinkable here is now the law -- so get with it

We felt a sense of history in our newsroom Tuesday morning as it became clear that ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Oct 21, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The air out there
The comedian Billy Crystal is a baseball fan, and he described a particular kind of climatological condition as "World Series ... [more]

David wasn't really an underdog

Oct 19, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  An expert with a sling was more than a match for a big lug with a sword.

The neglected study of ancient history is yet another sad manifestation of ... [more]

Reauthorize lodging tax

Oct 19, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Its benefits are many, and it has a well-proven track record by now

Fremont County has a business which pulls in $138 million annually.
Actually, ... [more]

It's the square knot or bust

Oct 17, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Tying my shoes differently is mind-boggling

If you want to get out of your comfort zone, tie your shoes a different way.
Some aimless reading a ... [more]

Three cases

Oct 17, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Ebola really isn't a public health crisis, but acting like it is might serve other purposes

It is premature at best, irresponsible at worst, to slap ... [more]

Bumpy night

Oct 16, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  It's been that, and then some, this month on the stock market

In the wonderful 1950 movie "All About Eve," Bette Davis spoke one of the famous movie ... [more]

Last picnic of the season

Oct 16, 2014 - By Betty Starks Case:  Even some lunch problems couldn't spoil it

Hasn't this 2014 autumn been gorgeous? Beauty flashes from every direction.
We've checked out the high ... [more]

Where Orwell misfired

Oct 15, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  CWC stages '1984' for an audience that has made it easy for Big Brother

George Orwell got a lot of it right.
"1984" was a novel written by George ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Oct 14, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wait awhile
Our office has received some inquiries about the end of daylight saving time. For many years it ended officially in early October. Not ... [more]

Fear may be the worst virus of all

Oct 12, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  Mongering fear is nothing new in the world, but it has reached epidemic levels thanks to cable TV and the Internet.

The two sons of the president ... [more]

Running out the clock

Oct 12, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  It is inevitable now that same-sex marriage soon will be legal in Wyoming

Officially, Wyoming is choosing, a least for awhile, to row against the ... [more]

A match made in kindergarten

Oct 10, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  Many years later, my son and his new wife reconnected

My son Cody married his first-grade sweetheart over the weekend.
More than 200 people ... [more]

Free parking

Oct 10, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The city is right not to impose parking regulations on the free lot

The front-page picture on Thursday's Ranger tells Riverton all it needs to know ... [more]

Twins in appearance only

Oct 9, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  My 8-month-olds already show big differences

Whenever my 8-month-old, identical twin boys behave very differently from one another, it always comes ... [more]

Pop culture and the Nobel

Oct 9, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  This year's physics prize is about as close as the two ever will get

We are in the midst of Nobel prize announcements this week. More than a century ... [more]

Hear ye, hear ye

Oct 8, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The nation's highest court has convened its nine-month session

The first Monday in October came and went a couple of days ago. It's an important date ... [more]

Night skies: Flying to a comet

Oct 8, 2014 - By Carl Manning:  European Space Agency's Rosetta mission is about to try to land on a comet called 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. There have been several fly-bys of comets, but ... [more]

Lummis helps to try reversing 'war on women'

Oct 7, 2014 - By Abby Livingston, For MCT News Service:  PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. -- It took Republican Rep. Cynthia Lummis 16 hours to travel from western Wyoming last Friday to the Florida Panhandle to campaign for ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Oct 7, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Homecoming Week
Anyone setting eyes on The Ranger's front window this week at 421 E. Main St. will see a fun Homecoming display painted by Riverton ... [more]

Good news and bad

Oct 5, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Great Lakes Airlines has improved reliability at the expense of availability

New data from Great Lakes Airlines and Riverton Regional Airport ... [more]

There's a new plague of plagiarism

Oct 5, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  Sometimes my online college students accidentally paste the hyperlink information into the assignment as they steal the answer from the Internet.

An ... [more]

Legislature needs to pass wolf bill ensuring minimum number

Oct 5, 2014 - Scott Folzer, Riverton:  Editor:
We should not be surprised at this new wolf ruling. The state is crowing that the wolf numbers so far have beaten the number they promised to maintain ... [more]

Modelers Park

Oct 3, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Many would benefit if the facility could be spared under state land plan

State officials determining whether to put 300 acres of state land near the ... [more]

Wyoming can be a wind leader too

Oct 3, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  New project has transformative potential for state, nation


Here's what I like about the recent announcement of the plan to build an $8 billion wind ... [more]

Writing for here to there

Oct 2, 2014 - By Betty Starks Case:  It's a good way to tackle the question 'who am I?'

Who are you?
Most of us believe, and some are deeply convinced, that we know who we are.
A few ... [more]