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Edward Roberts

Edward Roberts of Shoshoni passed away on January 7, 2017. He was 58.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, January 29, 2017 at the Shoshoni ...

For Trump, rejection is promotion

He's more fascinating psychologically than politically

Will I get tweeted? Twaddled? Twiddled? (Hey, they're all in the dictionary).
What will be ...

Grizzly bears in schools

Education nominee's odd remark gave unexpected attention to Wyoming

Wyoming doesn't often come up during confirmation hearings for a presidential ...



A child was born to Kelsey Brown of Lander and Alexander Waterman of Riverton at 3:03 p.m. ...

CREG's new guess

The new state revenue estimate is better, but not by enough to matter

It turns out that the Wyoming Consensus Revenue Estimating Group is a lot ...

Tuesday notes

A cold one
We're halfway through January now, and our old, cold winter is continuing. We've only seen a day or two above freezing since Christmas, and ...

Doug Thompson

A tower of local government has stepped down, strong legacy in place
The first Fremont County Commission meeting since the turn of the century without ...

Priorities emerge when electricity fails

In other words, I found a way to watch the Steelers game.

Our bedroom window sits about 35 feet above Gasser Road.It has a great view of most of ...

Senate clout

Both Wyoming's U.S. Senators are chairmen of committees this year

Wyoming's U.S. Senate delegation will have some real influence as the new ...

In praise of a beefy houseplant

My begonia withstands both cats and a sometimes careless owner.

A classmate of mine once suggested that the best solution if one fails to find ...

Funding the liaisons

The governor is recommending it, but not on an ongoing basis

Governor Mead had some local-interest items in his jam-packed State of the State ...

Fearful of what 'they' might do

Did the electric power fail because I didn't vote?

My decision not to vote still haunts me.
Back in November, I avoided the general election, with ...

Business people in cabinet

It didn't start with Trump, but he has taken it to a new level

The wheels of presidential transition are turning, with the newest tracks in the road ...

Tuesday notes

Cloudy and warmer
We have a sunny climate in Fremont County, and it's one of the nice things about livingwhere we do. Hot, cold, calm or windy, we get ...

Tough duty

The 40-day legislative session starts Tuesdayunder heavy financial stress

The Wyoming Legislature convenesTuesdayfor its 40-day general session, ...

Adventures from cold winters past

For someone of my generation, the 1978-79 season quickly comes to mind.

Winters, like the stories told by aging athletes, just get better with time, ...

That cussed snow

One of the key elements of snow removal is patience

When it comes to municipal snow removal, there are a lot of experts out there.
Everyone, it ...

Resolutions aren't just statistics

Just 3 percent follow through -- but that's 10 million people

According to Forbes, 40 percent of Americans make some kind of New Year's resolution. ...

A fine service, and we paid for it

I view Help for Health as one of our best local assets

I've always wondered why, as a young child, I chose to suck my index finger doubled down ...

Slim offerings for first baby

A good community tradition is withering

An archived edition of The Ranger from December 1971, which we reviewed for a recent "The Way It Was" feature ...


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