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Little boys and days in June

They have much the same temperament

June days were made for children, particularly little boys.
The perfect match is in the endless light hours for ...

If the creek rises

We've seen what flooding can do here, so take warnings and instructions seriously

This is a dry part of the United States of America when statistics, ...

Tuesday notes

The halfway month
It's our first Ranger of June, the month whose end brings that halfway point of the year, daylight until 9 p.m. and the arrival of ...

Airport tax

It's an option that merits consideration as solutions to local air service are sought

This whole idea of paying an airline to provide decent service ...

The many meanings of 'harvest time'

Whether you're an overstuffed robin or a prudent businessman, when the opportunity arrives you take it.

Two robins so full they couldn't fly greeted ...

A night in the castle, 35 years later

It had been that long since I last slept in a college room

I have spent exactly two nights in a college residence hall in the past 35 years, six ...

Odd Fellows

The handsome little cemetery on Riverview Road still needs caretakers

No one whose Memorial Day observances this week included a visit to Mountain ...

Lugar's list

The retired Republican senator scores lawmakers on cooperativeness in legislation

What does a retired U.S. senator do after six terms in office? In ...

Impact, emotion and appreciation

The feelings mix freely at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

It calls to you. It haunts you. It won't let you go.
For many years that's been the effect ...

State hosts

If the 1-A basketball tournament is available, then Riverton ought to explore hosting it

The Wyoming High School Activities Association recently ...

Tuesday notes

We live in a sunny, semi-arid climate, but things have been going strongly against that pattern in recent days. Rarely will we see a wetter ...

Understanding the dead

That could be Memorial Day's best mission

Our newspaper was the first in Wyoming to become a member of The Associated Press. That was in 1953. ...

Three early champions of life

Seeing the child of a friend do well is a joy almost as great as watching your own child succeed.

Memories can betray you at the most inopportune ...

Who's listening?

National Security Agency phone spying hard to package politically

It's now been more than two weeks since a federal court ruled that the federal ...

School lectures can wait awhile

For now, my preschooler gets to enjoy his summer

My preschooler is finishing his first year of school (part-time though it is), and he's experiencing ...

Making room

Plans for the remodeled Wyoming Capitol ought to include the news media

Progress on the costly renovation of the Wyoming Capitol in Cheyenne, and the ...

No offense to Carson, but Letterman's the best

The gap-toothed man from Muncie is signing off.

What you are about to read is a statement of blasphemy, an open and acknowledged demonstration of ...

No joke

'The Sagebrush Sea' affirms our prairie shrub's important position

Years ago, we produced an April Fools edition of The Ranger featuring a fake page ...

Tuesday notes

A little at a time
Tuesday brings another "special weather statement" from the National Weather Service warning of new snowfall in our part of the ...

Solving the world's problems

Roy Maxson and I did it during many a long bus ride.

Whether by fate or providence, there are times in life when just the right person enters your ...


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