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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 ...

By Steven R. Peck
Aug 29, 2018

We have made a change in our opinion page.It has to do with something we are ending rather than something we are starting. We are discontinuing our ...


By Steven R. Peck
Aug 28, 2018

Labor Day First, a bit of holiday housekeeping. The Ranger offices at 421 East Main in downtown Riverton will be closed next Monday, Sept. 3, in observance of ...

By Steven R. Peck
Aug 26, 2018

A typical post-mortem activity for any losing political campaign is a long round of soul-searching about what went wrong. No doubt that is exactly what is ...

By Steven R. Peck
Aug 24, 2018

100 percent GOP If you are a Democrat looking for votes in Fremont County, don't count on any support in Lysite. The small precinct in eastern Fremont County ...


By Steven R. Peck
Aug 23, 2018

- Shoshoni could claim to be the political hotbed of Fremont County, at least judging by the primary election candidates on Tuesday. In a town of about 600 ...

By Steven R. Peck
Aug 22, 2018

Takeaways fromTuesday'sprimary election are many and varied, as always: - The first is the clear and resilient strength of Fremont County Commissioner ...

By Steven R. Peck
Aug 21, 2018

Ring the bell Mondaywas the start of school for most school districts in Fremont County. Aug. 20 is one of the earliest back-to-school dates in local history ...


By Steven R. Peck
Aug 19, 2018

Voter turnout for primary elections always seems to be lower than in general elections. That's a curiosity. Most of the time, the primary election is where ...

By Steven R. Peck
Aug 17, 2018

It's been a good long while since Fremont County voters faced a primary election ballot without Del McOmie's name on it. It's finally going to happen on ...

By Steven R. Peck
Aug 16, 2018

On today's Ranger opinion page (that's the page you are reading now), you'll see a long letter written by the new committee organized in an effort to try to ...


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