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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 ...

Wyoming's top news of 2016

It's now been some years since the Wyoming Associated Press polled its member newspaper on Wyoming's top 10 news stories of the year. So, again this year, we ...

Tuesday notes

New Year
Greetings from 2017.
This is the first Ranger produced in the new year. We have 257 more to go before the year is out. We publish five days ...

Something new

A New Year's resolution can provide focus, direction and opportunity

The best thing about a New Year's resolution is good intentions.
By pledging to ...

Bowling alleys as Americana

Fremont Couty used to have three places to bowl, but now just one remains.

Riverton used to have two of them, one on the hill and the other on North ...

Terms of office

Government service is about more than holding an elected position

Our newspapers have published some "legal" advertisements in recent days to ...

I earned a new nickname this year: Scrooge

Since the episode of the inflatable snowman, I've had to contend with The Husband's passing nickname for me: Scrooge.
No, I never did shoot the snowman. ...

More on ice

The Tonkin Stadium skating rink has potential for added uses

Good ideas have a way of becoming community traditions. The public skating rink at ...

Riding with the Rangers: First CWC office was here

A fun part of being in the newspaper business is dealing with our syndicated features -- comics, puzzles, horoscopes, Dear Abby and other nationally distributed ...

Tuesday notes

A very, very white Christmas
Dreaming of a white Christmas, were you? Well, you got it, and then some. The snow began falling before dawnon Sundayand ...

Sleigh Ride

It's a local newspaper tradition to publish the lyrics to a familiar Christmas song as our final editorial before the holiday. Our suggestion: Gather some ...

A giant on the hardwood for the Chiefs

Myron Chavez was a local sports legend.

He ran up and down the gymnasium floor in celebration, capping one of the most amazing performances I've ever ...

Fair and defensible

The city council's process on a recent liquor license decision is good government

After all the turmoil and tumult of the national election, to say ...

Santa, here's one last letter

I'm seeing Christmas spirit all around me

Dear Santa, Dear Mr. Claus, Dear...
I know the kids have all their letters written. So please forgive this ...

Darkness and light

Now, in the darkest part of our year, we always celebrate

The sun is on its way back. The winter solstice is here, and our yellow star will stay in ...

Heart attack: More holes, my stern dietician, and the unforgettable sound of ripping tape

The sound that has stuck with me since my Nov. 7 heart attack and subsequent bypass surgery Nov. 11 is that of tape being ripped off my body. My caregivers ...

Tuesday notes

Cold as Christmas
There have been colder Christmas weeks in Fremont County, but this one will do. Depending on exactly where you live, recently you may ...

Love and belief

A tiny letter writer to Santa from long ago still sums up the season

The supposed "meaning of Christmas" might have almost as many definitions as ...

Restoring my '62 Chevy Nova - again and again

All it takes is a little ingenuity

You had to jiggle it a little bit, or in extreme cases, wedge a pencil in the upper left corner before it played ...

 
 

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