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By Steven R. Peck
Jan 22, 2019

Old Man Winter usually lingers in the mind as the longest season because it can bring its particular kind of weather well before the actual season begins, and ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jan 17, 2019

The next community If you've been following the local fundraising drive to raise money to pay for a feasibility study on the Riverton Medical District's plan ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jan 16, 2019

A day at a time "In the bleak midwinter," begins a song often sung around Christmas time - when winter actually is only a few days old. Even now, in the midst ...


By Steven R. Peck
Dec 28, 2018

Families usually get together over the holiday season. For some it's one of the few times all year -- perhaps even the only one -- when two or three generations ...

By Steven R. Peck
Dec 27, 2018

Following the stock market lately? Better have a barf bag nearby. So volatile have the big U.S. indexes been through the fall and early winter that the terms ...

By Steven R. Peck
Dec 26, 2018

Holiday housekeeping The Ranger will not publish next Tuesday, Jan. 1, in observance of New Year's Day. On a related note, your daily newspaper staff ...


By Steven R. Peck
Dec 21, 2018

We live on Earth's northern hemisphere, where as of today, true winter has begun. And true, celestial, scientific winter, as defined by the sun and Earth, ...

By Steven R. Peck
Dec 20, 2018

Congratulations and gratitude to the City of Riverton and the affiliated R-Rec program for converting the old Tonkin Stadium football field into an ice-skating ...

By Steven R. Peck
Dec 16, 2018

We're in the midst of transcribing hundreds of letters to Santa Claus for our Christmas edition, which we publish a week from today. Many years ago, while ...


By Steven R. Peck
Nov 18, 2018

If the planners and practitioners of Wyoming's Firewise program took a look at the circumstances surrounding the devastating California wildfires this month, ...

By Steven R. Peck
Nov 15, 2018

Attention, please: Thanksgiving is just a week away. If that seems a little early, it is. Thanksgiving, the fourth Thursday of the month, occurs in 2018 on ...

By Steven R. Peck
Nov 11, 2018

As of today, a full century has passed since the armistice ending what was known at the time as The Great War, since known as World War I, nicknamed "The War ...


By Steven R. Peck
Nov 8, 2018

Election judges Running a general election in Fremont County requires a small army. There are the full-time staff members in the county clerk's office, of ...

By Steven R. Peck
Nov 7, 2018

Miller's close call The buzz around the crowd in our newsroom was the loudestTuesday night when preliminary word was delivered that Libertarian legislative ...

By Steven R. Peck
Nov 6, 2018

Casting ballots "Is tomorrow voter day?" asked a Monday visitor to The Ranger. Indeed it is, arriving inFremont County at a time when the fervent climate of ...


By Steven R. Peck
Oct 10, 2018

This is the time of year we publish our "postal statement," the annual declaration of circulation required by the U.S. Postal Service to verify that we are ...

By Steven R. Peck
Oct 9, 2018

A fizzler The vaunted "winter storm" that we had been warned about over the weekend, which had led to special weather statements and front-page newspaper ...

By Steven R. Peck
Oct 2, 2018

No. 10 The 10th of 12 months on our calendar year has arrived. The word "October" brings instant mental connotations to everyone's mind in a way that most ...


By Steven R. Peck
Sep 26, 2018

Rarely in our lifetimes is there likely to be a more unexpected, strange and troubling fall from grace as that of Bill Cosby. The great comedian, writer and ...

By Steven R. Peck
Sep 25, 2018

Season's greetings Here's an opportunity for a student research project: Find out how many times the first day of fall locally has coincided with an obvious, ...

By Steven R. Peck
Sep 19, 2018

We are getting a kick out of the aerial photographs of the North Federal reconstruction site shot from the camera mounted on a remote-controlled drone. The ...


By Steven R. Peck
Sep 13, 2018

The sagebrush was crackling Monday afternoon as a brisk breeze pushed flames up a hill toward a vulnerable house east of Ethete on 17 Mile Road. Firefighters ...

By Steven R. Peck
Sep 12, 2018

A news staff member who recently had been in a big city in the Eastern Time Zone saw a marquee outside a huge high school there. reading "Homecoming ...

By Steven R. Peck
Sep 4, 2018

Holiday Your daily newspaper staff appreciated the day off on Monday. While Monday is no longer a publication day for us, it normally is a work day. We kept ...


By Steven R. Peck
Sep 2, 2018

Surely there is no more to be said about John McCain, is there, than was said at his moving, fascinating and, it is fair to say, highly entertaining funeral ...

By Steven R. Peck
Aug 31, 2018

Aretha Franklin couldn't have a quick funeral. Too many people wanted to say goodbye. She died two weeks ago, but it wasn't until Friday afternoon that she ...

By Steven R. Peck
Aug 30, 2018

Another meeting organized by the Save Our Riverton Hospital group took placeMonday night. Originally it had been scheduled for the small lecture auditorium in ...


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