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Getting the picture of Christmas

The right pose for the camera is only part of it

Now I believe it. Something strange is going on.
As I began this column, my computer screen turned ...

The torture test

How far will political disagreements go?

This week the U.S. Senate released its report on the extreme interrogation methods used by American CIA ...

Gas for Santa's sleigh

Consumers take a different view from economists on lower oil prices

If there could be such as thing as a national Christmas gift, then the major drop ...

Tuesday notes

Attention, tree cutters
If you've got a Christmas tree permit and are planning to go to the forest and cut a tree this month, would you consider ...

Just one more stackable, plastic bin

If you're old enough to remember when futuristic cars and space-age kitchens routinely were depicted in television commercials, then you're probably on the ...

December 7

There aren't any new Pearl Harbor survivors, only old ones

Mel Heckman remembers what day it is. He wants to make sure Fremont County residents do as ...

Turns out we live in excitement city

It must be true -- it's on the Internet.

Years ago my somewhat older brother had a friend named Richard who spent a lot of time at our house when they ...

Looking up

Friday's test flight of the Orion spacecraft was good for America

The United States of America is trying to get back into the manned spaceflight ...

Dear Santa

Our 68th Christmas edition is near, so write in by Dec. 19

Santa Claus reads The Ranger.
It's true. He's a subscriber.
And he wants to see lots of ...

Gratitude is an exercise

And I'm going to start working out more

Christmas is settling upon our town, and it seems very at-home here.
Riverton welcomes Christmas by ...

Hall of fame

This is a fun idea, so let's keep it positive, respected and legitimate

After a year of contemplation, conversation and observation, Fremont County ...

Tuesday notes

Today's down-sized Ranger owes to a problem that developed with our printing press Friday. We are scrimping and scraping for a few more days while necessary ...

The Ferguson diagram

There are lessons there for everyone about what to do, and what not to

From a thousand-mile distance we in Wyoming have watched the unfolding ...

Some are more equal than others

How is it that one man's "socialism" is another man's "economic development"?

There is a sign near the checkout counter at Jiffy Rental that depicts ...

Trouble in our medicine cabinets

Prescription drug abuse is a costly problem in Wyoming

Sometimes the biggest problems are standing right there in front you.
Take the case of ...

Spend a few bucks locally

It will make the holiday season brighter

This Christmas season, don't forget your local merchants.
They certainly have not forgotten you. In fact, ...

Thankful for buds on the vine

Give the positives in your life a chance to bloom

"Don't let your buds die on the vine," urged my younger sister one day.
This was her advice ...

Is the pudding done?

Happy old words for Thanksgiving Day

Nineteenth-century writer and magazine editor Lydia Child wrote "A Boy's Thanksgiving Day" in 1844. You might ...

Tuesday notes

Happy holidays
Although some would claim, and not completely without legitimacy, that the holiday season began with Halloween, by traditional ...

Weighing opportunities along the path

Some choices you make for yourself, while others are made for you.

Coach Norman Dale faced the hostile crowd and finished the defense of his coaching ...

 
 

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