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Three branches

The federal government is getting a real workout in the new presidency

We learn in elementary school that there are three branches of government at ...

Guns on campus

College opposition adds complexity to the debate in Cheyenne

Speeding through the Wyoming legislature without noticeable obstruction this year is a ...

Tell me the secret - right away

It's day four of potty training for my twin boys

This week I'm trying to potty-train the twins, and it's going well.
I mean, they stay perfectly ...

Hoping vs. planning

Wyoming ought not put too much faithinTrump to solve our school funding crisis

As they grapple with the huge public education funding problem in ...

Tuesday notes

About time
We never really got the local weather phenomenon this year referred to commonly as "the January thaw." On Monday, we got the February ...

Our mid-winter holiday

It's Super Bowl Sunday (with a poem to go with it)

The Great American Mid-Winter Holiday - undeclared but very real - has returned. It's Super Bowl ...

Expert data vs. local judgment

History is full of examples of the latter being more valuable than the former.

Retired Gen. Colin Powell, a former Secretary of State, once quipped ...

Prosthetic beaks and broken birds

If you're a toucan, your bill is pretty darned important.

As I applied Chapstick to my nose in an elevator last Monday I remembered a video I'd seen ...

Playing politics

Democrats must decide if two wrongs make a right in Gorsuch confirmation

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sounded pretty mad a couple of days ...

Winter warfare

In a season like this one, it'seasy to be fooled by a 30-degree day

A staff member who grew up in a warmer part of America before moving to Wyoming ...

What animals know that we don't

In my experience, it's a considerable amount

Horses? I'm probably the last columnist in Wyoming you'd expect to be informed on the subject. But a ...

A toe in the pool

The Legislature takes a real look at higher taxes for public education

Tuesdaynightin Cheyenne, a committee of Wyoming legislators voted to raise ...

Why Aunt Eleanor shot the goat

It was the first time she'd fired a gun, but she didn't miss

As we sat down to the feast at Thanksgiving Aunt Eleanor would always say, "This year ...

Tuesday notes

The freezer is on
It looks as if the entire month of January is going to pass without delivering us what longtime weather watchers like to refer to as ...

Local march might be start of something

Not everyone agreed on the same things, but they all wanted to participate.

Last Saturday morning's "Women's March" in Lander was an interesting ...

No secret solution

Legislation showing cuts to the state education budget is not a cheery document

Anyone holding out hope that there might be some secret stash of ...

Newspaper awards

The Ranger and its staff members showed well in the state competition

The Ranger and our sister newspapers participate each winter in the Wyoming ...

Things you learn as workouts resume

I'm thinking of 'sweatphones,' $2.50 cups of ice and the effect of holiday food on the gluteus maximi.

I returned to Iowa, last week, and began my ...

Just as we thought

Sure enough, this is one of the hardest winters in local history

Well, at least now we know what we're up against. The snowiest early winter in local ...

What she did, and what she'll do

We have much to learn about our new first lady
We have a new year and a new president. Everything on the political front is as fresh and surprising as ...


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