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EPA's odd behavior

Jan 14, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Why would it back off Pavillion water but not the reservation border dispute?

For some time now,  Fremont County citizens following the ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jan 13, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Winter chill
A couple of months ago we speculated that the five-day chill the Riverton valley experienced in the first half of November -- six full ... [more]

Before 'bullying' was a buzzword

Jan 11, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:  I'm not saying we liked it, but we did learn how to put an end to it.

The NFL and NCAA used up their entire quota of public service announcements to ... [more]

Recalculation

Jan 11, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  The changing dynamics of Keystone XL

In all the talk and backtalk about the proposed Canada-to-Gulf-of-Mexico oil pipeline in recent years, a couple ... [more]

A 100,000-mile search for shoes

Jan 9, 2015 - By Chris Peck:  Fort Washakie native's beaded heels feature prominently in museum

Teri Greeves grew up on the Wind River Indian Reservation -- and now she's hit it ... [more]

Miserable fate

Jan 9, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Community mustn't brush aside two hypothermia deaths

It ought to be troubling to note that two men in our community have, apparently, frozen to death ... [more]

Resolving to appreciate good health

Jan 8, 2015 - By Betty Starks Case:  Welcome, 2015! And I do mean welcome!
If our family is typical of 2014's ending, most of the local population must be ready for a new start.
To begin, we ... [more]

Enough pin-balling

Jan 8, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wyoming would benefit from a comprehensive transportation policy

Highway safety in Wyoming surely is the subject of some of the most disjointed and ... [more]

Doing away with ticket quotas is right move

Jan 7, 2015 - Ed Fowler, Riverton:  Editor:
I would like to thank State Sen. Eli Bebout for his putting a stop to the quota system the Wyoming Highway Patrol was using to evaluate its officers. ... [more]

Scaffolding on the dome

Jan 7, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Does it signal something for the new Congress convening this week?

Is it illustrative in some way that the U.S. Capitol dome is encased in ... [more]

A big press breakdown, but the show went on

Jan 6, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  On Nov. 28, our printing press broke down.
Among the many things conspiring to make a newspaper publisher's hair gray -- or, in certain cases, fall out -- ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jan 6, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  White new year
The snow isn't piling up in record amounts, but we have been receiving pretty consistent snowfall from week to week since winter began ... [more]

Knowing just the right people

Jan 4, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:  Cronyism and nepotism is a good way to earn the public's distrust.

It was the talk of the technology boom of the late 1980s and early 90s and was ... [more]

Wyoming's top news

Jan 4, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wyoming's news year in 2014 touched on politics, the environment, social policy, crime, education and more. Some of the year's top news involved Fremont ... [more]

We feel spoiled even without gifts

Jan 2, 2015 - By Clair McFarland:  After 10 weeks lost, our cat Luca found her way home

Christmas came, and Christmas went, thus joining the ranks of Christmases "past."
And, though ... [more]

A big news year ahead

Jan 2, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  We'll see some of it coming, but most will catch us by surprise

A wintry Friday brings the first edition of our newspaper of the new year.
With it ... [more]

Quoted in the news ... 2014

Dec 31, 2014 - From staff reports:  "They lied to the jury, committed prosecutorial misconduct, and they denied a man a fair trial in Fremont County. I'll be damned if I'm going to let the ... [more]

Top news

Dec 31, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  How our votes matched the outcome of the national AP news top 10 list

Elsewhere in today's year-end edition, you can find The Associated Press annual ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Dec 30, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  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 ... [more]

Calculating the cost of happiness

Dec 28, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  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 ... [more]

Go team, go

Dec 28, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  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 ... [more]

Wolves, Republicans and wind

Dec 26, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  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 ... [more]

Unlikely hero

Dec 26, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  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 ... [more]

Among the Santa letters, the fullness of all we feel

Dec 24, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  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, ... [more]

Silver and gold

Dec 24, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  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 ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Dec 23, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  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 ... [more]

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

Dec 21, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  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 ... [more]

Still shining

Dec 21, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  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 ... [more]

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

Dec 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  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 ... [more]

When rich dictate to poor

Dec 19, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  Medicaid expansion in Wyoming makes sense for all

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