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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 ...

By Steven R. Peck
Aug 14, 2018

Dog days? There are different interpretations of what is meant by the term "dog days" of summer and when, exactly, they occur. For our money, the recent ...


By Steven R. Peck
Aug 12, 2018

Whoever gets elected Wyoming governor this year, the job very well might be a step down, financially speaking. There is a good bit of talk in this year's ...

By Steven R. Peck
Aug 10, 2018

Hospital care in Riverton has changed dramatically in recent years - few would sayfor the better. The issue has become a significant community concern. Now, a ...

By Steven R. Peck
Aug 9, 2018

The old good news/bad news situation exists regarding Riverton school facilities, but it might tilt more toward the good side before long. First, the bad ...


By Steven R. Peck
Aug 8, 2018

The trial of Donald Trump's former presidential campaign manager, Paul Manafort, is still in its early stages as he faces charges of bank fraud, securities ...

By Steven R. Peck
Aug 7, 2018

California sky "Areas of smoke," say the weather forecasters in predicting conditions for the week ahead. The meteorologists aren't kidding. While wildfire ...

By Steven R. Peck
Aug 5, 2018

Decades after it last happened, the state of Wyoming is going to sanction, license and allow a hunting season for grizzly bears. It will not be without ...


By Steven R. Peck
Aug 3, 2018

In older election times, a common presence was the "single-issue candidate." Some ballots had dozens of them. The single-issue candidate was running for office ...

By Steven R. Peck
Aug 2, 2018

For years there was a standard line of conversation whenever the topic of customer parking came up in Riverton. Recently, some of that old thinking has been ...

By Steven R. Peck
Aug 1, 2018

Followers of national news are being shocked daily with images from the astounding wildfires in California, the biggest of which is consuming homes by the ...


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