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John Philp

Mar 27, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The unassuming rancher from Lysite built an outstanding public career

John Philp made a good impression on people.
No doubt that is why an ... [more]

Riding with the Rangers: 'Doonesbury,' Calvin and Hobbes,' and when comics take vacations

Mar 26, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Years ago the idea of a newspaper comic strip taking a "vacation" was unheard of. These guys kept pounding out the strips day after day, year after year, with ... [more]

Electronic smokes

Mar 26, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  There is good reason to take a cautious approach to them

Officials in our schools, our public health offices and our regulatory agencies are taking ... [more]

Meet the millennials: More liberal, more optimistic

Mar 25, 2014 - By Doyle McManus:  The young are different from you and me -- unless, of course, you happen to be one of them.
If you're older than 34, I'm sorry to break it to you, but you're ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Mar 25, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Ready and waiting
It is still a bit early in the season to start resting easy regarding irrigation, streamflow, reservoir depths and residential water, ... [more]

Budget won't be reined in under Obama

Mar 24, 2014 - By Carl Leubsdorf:  An improving economy is reducing the current federal deficit has reduced pressure to do something now.

White House officials selling President Barack ... [more]

Every stalling tactic in the book

Mar 24, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  What the state is doing to keep Cindy Hill from returning to power would make former North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith and his four-corners offense ... [more]

Politics creeping in

Mar 24, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Not every elected office in Fremont County needs to be held by a politician

Election years give voters plenty to think about. The primary and general ... [more]

Fred Phelps was outclassed by those he asked us to hate

Mar 21, 2014 - By The Kansas City Star:  Fred Phelps's life work, if that's what hate-mongering can be called, depended on getting attention, so we will keep this short.
Phelps and his pseudo church, ... [more]

Sometimes, we need a referee

Mar 21, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  The dispute over the EPA ruling on the reservation's border fits that description.

My heart is with Keja Whiteman on this one.
The Fremont County ... [more]

Priority

Mar 21, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Friday's meeting on local air service was depressing -- but not hopeless

Air service is a community issue.
If a single thought ought to be carried ... [more]

See you Monday, Finnegan

Mar 20, 2014 - By Betty Starks Case:  Why it's good to be a little bit Irish every spring

St. Patrick's Day, spring, Son's birthday -- which do I write about? Or do they all blend together ... [more]

Congress can right itself, but it's time to begin

Mar 20, 2014 - By Lee Hamilton:  These are hard times for Congress. Our democracy's keystone political institution is widely derided as ineffective, unproductive, irrelevant, and sadly out of ... [more]

Seize the season

Mar 20, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Today ends an old-style winter that won't be missed very much

By the time readers see today's edition, winter will have ended across our hemisphere. ... [more]

Military sexual assault bill deserves passage in Congress

Mar 19, 2014 - By The Seattle Times:  So-called privileges of rank have taken on a perverse meaning in the U.S. military. Stunning tales of sexual assault at the highest levels of the service ... [more]

Maxfield isn't running

Mar 19, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Those who said the only reason he challenged term limits was personal benefit were wrong

When Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield filed suit in ... [more]

The dawn of Cold War II?

Mar 18, 2014 - By Doyle McManus:  Here's a chilly thought: We are seeing the dawn of a second Cold War between Russia and the West. But this one should be easier to manage than the first ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Mar 18, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Three words
That was a ferocious little snowstorm that arrived Monday night. A fast mover, it took the green right out of St. Patrick's Day and left a ... [more]

The rule of religion and politics

Mar 17, 2014 - By Mark Shields:  There is one iron rule regarding religion in American politics, and here it is: With only one exception, ministers, priests, rabbis, and imams -- men and women ... [more]

Pretty maids and spring days

Mar 17, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  There's a good reason the "farmer's daughter" became the feminine ideal.

The smell of spring is in the air, but it's the earthy, organic smell of ... [more]

Mead vs. Hill

Mar 17, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The governor has the best cards, but the superintendent loves to confound expectations

By all indications, Wyoming is going to have a high-profile ... [more]

Debate over military sexual assaults still far from over

Mar 14, 2014 - By Richard Lardner, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- The tumult over how to stop sexual assaults in the U.S. military is a long way from over as Congress grapples to find legislative solutions and ... [more]

Begging to differ with the job rankings

Mar 14, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  Newspaper reporter is the worst job in America? A statistical analyst might say so, but that certainly hasn't been my experience.

Well, this is ... [more]

Before it's there

Mar 14, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Creative approaches in construction and staffing hallmarks of new K-3 plans

Fremont County School District 25 in Riverton is taking an ingenious ... [more]

CIA vs. Senate is a mess, and it might even be more than that

Mar 13, 2014 - The Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram:  Government spying from Washington has become government spying on Washington and may have escalated into a full constitutional crisis.
That's how Senate ... [more]

The Husband's best body part? I've come to realize it might be his ears

Mar 13, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  Last week, The Husband was compelled to leave town for work. He did so with regret and concern, as it would be my first series of evenings without his help ... [more]

Beer tax bill fails

Mar 13, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  But the legislation fared better this year

Well-meaning supporters of increasing the malt beverage tax in Wyoming have taken another run at the idea ... [more]

Do Republicans know their own party's resolutions?

Mar 12, 2014 - Robin Berry, Cody:  Editor:
Who are the Republicans these days? Are they the elite who seclude themselves from the everyday man? Are they the quiet folks whose only political ... [more]

Air passengers ought to be screened for identity too

Mar 12, 2014 - By The Chicago Tribune:  If you want to board a commercial airliner anywhere in the world, you can expect pretty much the usual drill: Show identification and boarding pass, empty your ... [more]

Not alone in the universe?

Mar 12, 2014 - By Carl Manning:  I am glad people like reading this monthly column in The Ranger and that you tell me that you read it. Nice to know.
I listen to a lot of public radio and ... [more]