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When Great American tragedy ended

The Civil was at its conclusion 150 years ago this month.

It's a phrase commonly uttered in times of crisis.
"Desperate times call for desperate ...

What we believe vs. what we know

The bare-knuckle debate might pound home the point

Bare-knuckle fighting is a stupid excuse for a sport that only attracts stupid people.
That's my ...

Funny business

Our Sunday comics are different, but not because of anything we did

One of the most popular parts of our newspaper has changed.
The Ranger's Sunday ...

Are smartphones truly evil?

Or was it just an extended April Fools' Day?

April Fools' Day is such a party for all you tricksters, but it wouldn't be what it is without all the ...

Just the facts

Video evidence missing in Ferguson is proving pivotal in North Charleston

A defining characteristic of the new video showing a police officer in ...

Start looking now

District 25 is correct to anticipate the need for more land for schools

Fremont County School District 25 in Riverton announced recently that it is ...

Tuesday notes

First up, a correction about the Riverton "Avenue of Flags" from last week. We mentioned national observances in honor of fallen firefighters which were being ...

An easy fix to texting while driving

But just because it's easy doesn't mean it's every going to happen.

I looked out the window as son-in-law Adam accelerated through late-morning city ...

Holiday of the sun

It's Easter, more than any other

Human eyes are watching the sky.
At Easter, we hope for nothing so much as a sunny day.
Our weather forecast for ...

Bolstering Wyoming's bison

There is a lot more upside to it than downside

The wood bison have made it back to Alaska's wilds.
Wood bison are bigger cousins to the plains bison ...

Six in eight years

That's the alarming statistic of school District 38 superintendents

A statistic from a front-page news story in Thursday's Ranger is an ...

The miracle is in the normal

We see it all around, and Easter is a reminder

Is spring really here? The calendar declares it so, as does Easter.
This magical over-all newness ...

Learn from Indiana

Wyoming did right in staying away from a law criticized as legal discrimination

Anyone in Wyoming who might still have been wondering if the Wyoming ...

An answer for the airport

The Plan Restoring Airservice Now Kit

There is exciting news for Fremont County today. Remember the big DC-10 jumbo jet that flew near Sinks Canyon a ...

Tuesday notes

Easter weekend
A bit of newspaper non-housekeeping as a holiday weekend nears. The Ranger will publish as usual Sunday -- Easter Sunday. The holiday ...

The conversations of a lifetime

For me, some of the best came not in a classroom but a dormitory.

Discussions came easy as a 19-year old college student. Occasionally there were ...

What's in a name?

In the case of the airport, it could be quite a lot

Among the actions being discussed to improve -- perhaps even preserve -- commercial air service in ...

Who needs Florida? We've got Wyo

A new study rates us the No. 1 state for retirement

I just spent a long weekend in Florida.
It was 82 on a Saturday afternoon -- in the middle of ...

Crashing a plane

We ask ourselves how, and why

The civilized world has one question on its mind today. Why did, or how could, a young airline pilot crash his plane ...

Paying our 'electeds'

Increasing compensation for our leaders is a worthy topic for the legislative interim

The Wyoming Legislature did two things right this year in its ...


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