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Tuesday notes

Holiday schedule
The Ranger will not publish Thursday in observance of New Year's Day. Our offices at 421 E. Main St. in downtown Riverton will be ...

Calculating the cost of happiness

It's not likely to have a dollars-and-cents price tag attached.

We've all heard that money can't buy happiness, but there is a lot more to the ...

Go team, go

The college football playoff might or might not be better, but we all still watch

To borrow shamelessly from the old song, the hills are alive with ...

Wolves, Republicans and wind

Some suggestions to make 2015 a good year in Wyoming

Here are 10 low-cost New Year's resolutions that would Wyoming an even better place to live in ...

Unlikely hero

Of all the things that could become a banner for free speech, 'The Interview' is among the strangest

When Sony Pictures gave the go-ahead for the ...

Among the Santa letters, the fullness of all we feel

For a quick but comprehensive course in human nature, try typing 600 letters to Santa Claus.
Ranger staff members did it again this year, with Kelli Ameling, ...

Silver and gold

Said the night wind to the little lamb,
"Do you see what I see?
Way up in the sky, little lamb,
Do you see what I see?
A star, a star, dancing in the ...

Tuesday notes

Ho ho housekeeping
The Ranger will not publish this Thursday, Dec. 25, in observance of Christmas Day.
We'll do our best to have Wednesday's paper ...

Grateful for the chance to keep playing when the meaning of it all still escapes me

It's a question children ask parents, it's a question people ask as they take their last breath and it's a question that thinking people often conjure in the ...

Still shining

A child's long-ago Christmas letter continues to offer seasonal inspiration

We are typing busily in these final few days before Christmas to convert ...

I'll watch 'The Interview' so others may follow safely

I volunteer as tribute!
Dear Sony,
Let me watch "The Interview," and when I don't get blown up, you'll know the threats are hollow and that you can release ...

When rich dictate to poor

Medicaid expansion in Wyoming makes sense for all

Well-to-do people imagining the lives of the poor can devolve into an embarrassing, sometimes ...

Hang a light

There's a reason for so many celebrations among all peoples this time of year

The next time we publish our newspaper, winter will have arrived.
From ...

Missing a purring presence

Eighth Christmas with Luca looks doubtful

It's almost Christmas, and I've just about gotten every traditional, material, or artificial element that I ...

A new low

Humanity is challenged even to describe the Taliban school massacre, much less comprehend it

Human language fails to provide the vocabulary ...

You can learn from a tadpole

I never knew it was a type of galaxy too

I was driving to work the other day and heard a radio story about tadpole galaxies, which I had never known ...

Having a safe Christmas

It's the top time of the year for accidental poisonings

Christmas time makes home safety experts nervous. There are many more hazards around the ...

Tuesday notes

Winter's touch
We got a blast of winter over the weekend, but it was a short one. Aside from the stunning spasm of arctic cold a month ago, our ...

Welcome details

Perhaps the police cases elsewhere led local authorities to release records on July 19 shooting

Whether the Bureau of Indian affairs decision to ...

Americans love our conspiracy theories

A recent estimate counted more than 10,000 books and more than 1,000 documentaries on the Kennedy assassination alone.

What is it about Americans ...

 
 

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