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10 cents a gallon

With gasoline much cheaper now, gripes about the tax have died down

A few days ago, staff writer Christina George wrote a story for our newspaper ...

Adventures in breakfast cookery

You've got to burn, er, break a few eggs to make an omelette

Removed both from college dining halls and Mom's kitchen, but still needing breakfast, I ...

Write to Santa

We're planning our 66th Christmas Greetings edition, and we need letters

It's December, the lights are up, the giant snowflakes are glowing on Main ...

Sometimes I need cheesy music

Thanksgiving especially seems to bring out the craving

With Thanksgiving so recently observed, I think it's time to shout my gratitude - if not from ...


One of the world's great plays, and great entertainments, runs all week

Most Americans have heard of William Shakespeare. A fair percentage could ...

Key Lime?

That's the name of an airline which could be a good fit here

A news announcement from Sheridan may have Fremont County implications.
The commercial ...

Tuesday notes

Stating the obvious
On an old episode of the marvelous old television comedy "M*A*S*H," wise-cracking army surgeon Hawkeye Pierce, needling the ...

Local dollars

When you 'shop small,' you are a very important person

There are many reasons to shop using the Internet.
But there are some good ones to shop ...

We could use a dose of Twain

One of the great author's final works has resonance today, a century later.

He was one of America's great humorists, an author with possibly the ...

It's here

When winter arrives, it arrives

No season can match winter for an emphaticstart. The fact was made clear again over the past couple of ...

Plants are nice, but can they purr?

I'm the proud owner of my first houseplant, but I was glad to see a furry friend during Thanksgiving break.

A few weeks ago, my classmate gave me a ...

Giving thanks for, of all things, a chair

It's one of many treasures from my many families, and I'm thankful for all

Thanksgiving traditions in America are many and varied. But having the ...

The pudding is done

At Thanksgiving, Lydia Child's words still ring

The American writer and editor Lydia Child wrote many hundreds of poems, essays, short stories and ...

Tuesday notes

Holiday housekeeping
This scheduling note for our readers: The Ranger will not publish this Thursday, Nov. 26 -- Thanksgiving Day. Our office at 421 ...

Money and priorities

Don't make education bear too much load

For the most part, the new century has been a lucrative one for Wyoming state government, and public ...

My season of farm breakdowns

The Oliver 1850 baler proved to be the real puzzler.

"Chop your own wood, and it will warm you twice," Henry Ford once said.
Ford was referring to ...

I can't get enough of craft fairs

It's my favorite time of the year. Soon, the local art tables, baked goods tables and all-around handmade crafts tables will be set out for the public at ...

Lemons and lemonade

Low oil prices are a two-sided coin

Month after month this year we have published news accounts of record visitation numbers at Yellowstone National ...

I'm gunning for the UFC octagon

And I have my fighting name (and my outfit) all picked out

Last weekend's UFC fight was a turning point for the people involved in it. Female ...

Stripes and arrows

Small parking problem may have an easy solution

A small but welcome bit of infrastructure work took place recently along the west side of the ...


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