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By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 17, 2017

Michael Higgs brought some news to those in attendance at a recent Quilts of Valor ceremony in Riverton, where U.S. military veterans are presented with quilts ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 16, 2017

If someone called The Ranger office in the vicinity of 1968 there was a possibility that the young man answering the phone would greet the caller by saying ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 15, 2017

The U.S. 10th Circuit Court has decided not to re-hear arguments in the Wind River Indian Reservation border dispute with the State of Wyoming, which ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 14, 2017

Dutiful November We're halfway through November now, and so far winter is being kept at bay. The Old Man is dipping his toe into the pool but so far ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 12, 2017

Central Wyoming College is suggesting that it play a larger role in local economic development operations. Trustees talked it over during a public board ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 10, 2017

One year ago today I was preparing for a night when I wouldn't sleep. Not for one second. I was lying in a hospital bed, three days after having a heart ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 10, 2017

Dennis Prager ought to send a thank-you note to the University of Wyoming student body. How's that? Dennis Prager, the conservative radio host whose speaking ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 9, 2017

A week or two ago, we used the space to encourage Fremont County residents to participate in the local Coats for Folks project. It's a simple idea - find ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 8, 2017

The nation is troubled again by news of a mass shooting, this one at a church in Texas. The perpetrator has since been revealed to have been a wife beater, a ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 7, 2017

Standard? The twice-annual changing of the clocks always is a bit of a jolt, but now that daylight saving time takes up two-thirds of the year instead ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 5, 2017

A somewhat unexpected meeting of the minds regarding the sage grouse took place a few days ago between Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead and his gubernatorial ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 3, 2017

When Courtney Bohlender decided to accept the city of Riverton's request to become the interim city administrator, she had to change her plans. She had ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 2, 2017

America loves the Super Bowl and all, but the World Series has been really something two years in a row. The Houston Astros didn't observe a world series ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 1, 2017

The era of commercial air service by Great Lakes Airlines at Riverton Regional Airport has come to an end. The final flight in what was a few months short of a ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 31, 2017

Happy Halloween There's no formal definition of the "holiday season," although everyone seems to concur that Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 29, 2017

Is commercial air service in Fremont County important enough to pay an extra sales tax to support it? Some people think so. Emphatically. Next year, all ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 27, 2017

There is a thousand-volt sticker shock attached to this week's report that U.S. Department of Interior intends to increase the per-car entry fee for both ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 26, 2017

As the President of the United States lurches through another week of damaging news developments caused by his own conduct and the reactions to it, the country ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 25, 2017

Think of getting a flu shot as performing a community service. A good deed. Doing the right thing. Because you are. Everyone knows flu season is approaching. ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 24, 2017

The Ranger is printed on paper called "newsprint." It's a smooth, highly flexible, uniform paper, absorbent (good for soaking up ink) and easy to store in big ...

 
By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 24, 2017

Give a coat The Ranger is one of the many participating businesses in the Kiwanis club's annual Coats for Folks. Doing your part as an individual ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 22, 2017

Except under extraordinary circumstance, no self-respecting school superintendent ever would favor consolidation of his or her school or district with another ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 20, 2017

On the calendar, we are still closer to summer then we are to winter. With the exception of a day or two, we have had a beautiful early fall. National ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 19, 2017

The Class 3-A playoffs no longer are on the line, but pride still is when the Riverton Wolverines complete their 2017 football season Friday night in ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 19, 2017

The U.S. Fish and wildlife service, Wind River Indian Reservation, and other contributing parties are taking the right approach on the continuing release of ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 18, 2017

It is merely coincidence that the truly awful wildfires in northern California happened to hit their peak during the time of the year when most communities ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 17, 2017

Winter's calling card The strange, short period of wintry weather that interrupted what otherwise has been nearly picture-perfect October, happened to ...


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