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Heating up
It's easy to assume that all summer weather is the same, but we are having a hotter June than the statistical norm would predict. Our ...

Getting 'Geiger counter rich' in the 1950s

In 1954 the Riverton uranium boom was, well, booming. According to a story making the rounds, a local opportunist we'll call Gary met a mark in the bar. The ...

Booming and busting with energy

Historically, it's been the Wyoming way almost from statehood.

Gebo, Bear River City, Atlantic City, South Pass City and Jeffrey City are all just ...

Hey, Dad...

Fathers Day is a chance to ask him some things you'll be glad, someday, to know

Readers might recall our mention of the office visit of a teenager a ...

Every big machine I could find

I sat in them all, traveling with my grandfather for Mining Edition

The Ranger Mining Edition wrapped this week, with dozens of pages of trucks and ...

Guns and politics

The two now are deeply, perhaps permanently, intertwined in U.S.

A few years ago in Wyoming, an expert with the title "epidemiologist" was hired by ...

Thumb War at Second Base

And other deadly serious T-ball encounters

As I'm writing this, I'm sitting in my car, in a crossfire of air conditioning, parked within what a ...

Taxing the wind

The huge Chokecherry project gets more complicated with the state's fiscal crunch

Anyone driving Interstate 80 between Rawlins and Laramie has seen ...

Still some magic in the Mining Edition

I was a child of a newspaper household, and every spring my father disappeared.
From mid-April to mid-June, he was either driving to one corner of the state ...

Energy and economic diversity

Because of the first, Wyoming has more of the second than it would otherwise

Wyoming's mining and energy industry is in a recession.
That means The ...

Tuesday notes

June relief
A Ranger reader put things aptly on Monday in saying that "we finally got some June weather" over the weekend, meaning temperatures more ...

The stopwatch doesn't care who dad is

The uniforms are in the trunk, the balls are on the rack, teams are off to camp, and the more dedicated athletes are preparing for individual instruction.
It ...

Rules for a reason

Irresponsible behavior at Yellowstone Park took a life a few days ago

If we are honest with ourselves, most of us probably would admit to having ...

The FAA and my quadcopter


I'm not a menace, but the feds must think I might be

For too long, Riverton residents have been plagued by unnecessary Federal Aviation ...

The champ

From brash loudmouth to silent statesman, Muhammad Ali was larger than life

If things had gone smoothly for Muhammad Ali, then he would be remembered ...

Airport Day

Saturday's event was worthwhile and fun, so maybe we ought to do it more often

At Saturday's open house at Riverton Regional Airport, conducted to ...

Give communication a try


Fathers day is a great occasion for it

June is the month when fathers might expect more than a few tributes to begin floating in their direction. ...

Calling the nomination

By stating the obvious at the top of ballot, national media might have affected the bottom

On Monday, the Associated Press, of which The Ranger is ...

Tuesday notes

Summer's month
Each season of the year has an inevitability to it. We might get a 50-degree day in December, but it's still December. So, despite the ...

More lottery?

The longer our revenue crunch continues, the more tempting the idea

Wyoming lawmakers looked at creating a state lottery for a decade or more before ...

 
 

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