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Let the paring begin

As schools cut back under orders from the
Legislature, the mantra must be 'kids first'
Public school districts in Wyoming - and there are eight of those in ...

Farewell to the king of the H-room

I was always happy when Phil Juliard's path crossed mine.

We had lunch together at the Casper Events Center last Friday. It was a fitting place for ...

Two departures

Riverton is losing two key leaders almost simultaneously

Stability in municipal government is taking a hit in Riverton as winter winds down. Two ...

Novice birder, part 3: Thinking more like a bird

I had decided to familiarize myself with the names of birds I could find in Hickory Hill Park in Iowa City, and some distinguishing characteristics that might ...

Fun with biceps, bumps and books

A quick post-holiday outing had a bit of everything

A short while ago, we had Christmas. That is to say, my side of the family took their annual ...

The South Pass magnet

The BLM identifies it as a top prospect for more tourism development, with good reason

In a travel-and-tourism assessment of the South Pass area, a ...

Asking a lot

Our legislators are working near the exhaustion point a lot of the time

Many Riverton residents remember Tara Nethercott. Years ago, she was a Ranger ...

An aunt who made us feel favored

q Dorothy Louise Peck Russell was my father's older sister
by a year.

I like to think that there still are a few people around Riverton, or Fremont County ...

Tuesday notes

Season signs
Just one more full week of true winter remains, and signs of the coming season are all around. For one thing, the most recent big ...

Sunday Diversions

You may notice some differences

Our Sunday Diversions section looks a bit different this week. We've made some changes.
Diversions - that's the ...

My time as a grandpa has come

My, how times have changed for expectant mothers and fathers since I arrived.

My mom checked into the Chennault Air Force Base Hospital near Lake ...

Novice birder, part 2: I am not alone

q First tip from the experts: they're 'bins,' not 'binoculars.'

One weekend in mid-February I downloaded the Audubon Society's iPhone app.
It has several ...

Meeting with the Russians

The Attorney General of the United State said he didn't, but now it looks as if he did

Jeff Sessions, the Alabama U.S. Senator who recently was ...

A tale of two teams

The unbeaten Riverton high school boys and the winless RHS girls have more in common than not

For the next three days, Riverton High School hosts the ...

Our milestone

March 1 is The Ranger's birthday

Today's Ranger is the first in our "newspaper year."
That means it's our birthday. But it's a bit more complicated ...

Tuesday notes

Enough already
Paging through the newspaper archives recently while looking for ideas for our weekly "the way it was" feature, an editorial written ...

A slight hay miscalculation

The remedy seemed simple, but it didn't turn out that way.

We often think of seasons as a metaphor for our own brief existence. Seasons in the sun ...

Said on screen

Our annual (updated) salute to Oscarnight through classic movie quotes

If you like movies, then you'll also find something to like in the words ...

Border case appeals

The key ruling in the case was this one, and more appeals are long shots

Many who have been watching the border dispute involving the Wind River ...

Resolved: Make fine-feathered friends

I don't know a whole lot about birds, but I like them -- and they seem to like me back.

When I was a little kid, the Audubon Society began coming to ...


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