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Newspaper awards

Our newspapers took 21 this year

Late January brings the results of the annual Wyoming Press Association awards contest, and The Ranger and its ...

My two years of twinning

The kind of friendship the twins themselves share is, among us singletons, about as rare as seeing a unicorn in a tractor store.

My twin boys turned ...

Since Challenger

We rebuilt and resumed after the disaster, a good lesson to remember 30 years later

Eight decades past, when hydrogen-filled dirigibles were a ...

Saved siren

Riverton's longtime alert signal will be moved but preserved

The fire whistle on top of the old Riverton City Hall didn't occupy the thoughts of most ...

Tuesday notes

Another small batch of snow was applied to January's white blanket Sunday night, adding to the sense of an "old-school" winter. Longer-term Fremont County ...

Nine decades of well-lived life

That was Pauline Leonhardt.

It's a scene that becomes all too familiar as we grow older. A family gathers together to mourn the passing of the final ...

More EMS reflection

County isn't sold yet on ambulance changes
If there was a single, overriding theme that came out of the town-hall meeting at the Fremont County Courthouse ...

Recreation progress

Skating success at old stadium brings outdoor hockey games to mind

Riverton is making some positive moves toward improving public recreation ...

Don't ask why, but cats like me

OK, I guess I like them pretty well, too

I'm a cat person. From a young age, my odd smell and opposable thumbs have drawn cats to me like I was some ...

Staying balanced in hard times

A lesson could be forthcoming for all of us
Do the subjects of money and politics sound "boring-boring" to you?
I don't pretend or wish to be a ...

Treacherous canyon

The Wind River Canyon highway is a good candidate for a variable speed limit sign

A treacherous period for winter driving in Wind River Canyon hit a ...

Not since the 1990s

Plummeting gasoline prices could have opposite effects on consumers, oil producers
A Ranger staff member traveling east paid $1.61 for gasoline on ...

Tuesday notes

Avenue of Flags
Martin Luther King Jr. Day was a work day for the newspaper staff, and we have coverage in words a pictures from local ceremonies in ...

Butch Cassidy, Rockefeller and me

I recently came across photos of the burned buildings in downtown Dubois following the big fire late in 2014.
Sixty-five years ago, the parking spaces in ...

Wyoming's top news

There's no coordinated vote anymore, so here is one newspaper's opinion

A lot of top-10 lists have been shared in recent days, but no top 10 news ...

The 'war on drugs' still exists

I've always thought the approach was a little misguided, though.

Contrary to the rumor, yes, there is still a "war on drugs." In the current age of ...

The C word

U.S. stock markets are taking a most 'corrective' thrashing so far in '16

If your New Year's resolution was to invest money in the stock market, ...

Losing Speed

He never failed to answer the call

One sure sign of a life well lived is an immediate and widespread outpouring of concern, respect, and affection ...

I almost felt like Darth Vader

(Without the telekinetic choke-out urges, of course)

The Star Wars saga has struck back. And while the Jedis' return may give the Star Wars franchise and ...

Four questions

The president poses them -- not for now, but for when he's gone

When the White House made it known over the past couple days that President Obama's ...

 
 

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