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By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 18, 2018

Fremont County residents have learned this month about the State of Wyoming's plans to construct a skilled nursing facility for veterans. State leaders this ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 11, 2018

College golfers with strong Fremont County connections claimed top individual honors at the season-ending Region IX tournament hosted by Central Wyoming ...

 
By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 10, 2018

It wouldbe best not to overplay the overnight release of three Americans who had been detained in North Korea -- or to underplay it, either. There were some ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 29, 2018

There seems to be an unhealthy level of what might be called the "if/then" fallacy going around. That's the one in which otherwise level-headed people ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 27, 2018

We're nearing the end of April, which is designated as National Poetry Month. The great poets are to be loved and, if we are honest with ourselves, envied. ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 26, 2018

Three different Ranger reporters have combined over the years to cover the ongoing disagreement and accompanying legal proceedings over whether the City of ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 25, 2018

Last winter a TV show produced by Netflix called "Mindhunter" dramatized the early days of FBI "profiling." That's the practice of using information about the ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 24, 2018

Slowpoke season If spring might be defined as a tug-of-war between winter and summer, this year winter isn't letting the rope slip through its fingers ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 22, 2018

A colorful part of many elections in this country is the isolated voting precinct which takes pride in being the first to report its vote totals. Most famous ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 20, 2018

Sundayis Earth Day, and it brings a movie to mind. One of the famous one-word movie quotes in the history of the American screen comes in "The Graduate," ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 19, 2018

Interested in what happens in Riverton's parks system? The city has a group just for you. Municipal officials announced recently that they plan to form a local ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 18, 2018

American first ladies, the wives of the presidents, tend to be more popular than their husbands. With the arguable exception of Hillary Clinton (her big ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 17, 2018

Wind power Not long ago we wrote about the possibility of natural disasters in Fremont County - not the earthquake and volcano type, but the other ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 15, 2018

If Fremont County's commercial airport had a face, it would be smiling today. TheFederal Aviation Administration has decided to come through with $1 million ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 13, 2018

For every person who has risen to the position of Speaker of the House of Representatives - and there have been 54 of them - at least 100 others have taken a ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 12, 2018

The revival of the straightforwardly-named local government entity called the Solutions Committee is a good sign for Riverton in more ways than one. First of ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 11, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg is in the unusual and, most would say, enviable position of not being able to be rattled by something like a congressional probe. He's above it ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 10, 2018

No hurry It has been a "slow spring" so far, with temperatures warming at a very deliberate pace. It seems highly unlikely now that we will experience ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 6, 2018

Earlier in the year, when Fremont County learned that the Help for Health "cancer van" would have to end its cherished service because its money had run out, ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 5, 2018

The difference of opinion among members of the Wyoming Public Lands Initiative and those from Sweetwater County offers an example of why the federal government ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 4, 2018

A sure guarantee of Martin Luther King's singular, steadfast legacy is a simple fact: Since his death, there has been no replacement for him. Certainly there ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 3, 2018

Howling April March, the saying goes, comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb, alluding, apparently to the supposedly mild beginning of April ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Mar 30, 2018

The Wyoming Supreme Court has ruled that the legal structure established to facilitate the hugely expensive remodel and renovation of the Wyoming Capitol ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Mar 29, 2018

If the group that succeeded in getting the Tyler Apodaca Memorial Skatepark built in Riverton can persuade Riverton city government, the popular recreation ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Mar 28, 2018

A fair amount of television coverage on the higher-number channels early this spring has to do with the presidential election of 50 years ago. That was the ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Mar 27, 2018

My orange cat can type. Take that, chimps. A story everyone hears is the one about putting a chimpanzee, or 10 chimpanzees, or a hundred chimpanzees -- I don't ...

 
By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Mar 27, 2018

Easter paper First, a bit of spring holiday housekeeping. The Ranger will publish as usual on Easter,thisSunday, April 1.Chances are we'll have some ...


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