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By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 21, 2020

The brief special session of the Wyoming Legislature last weekend turned out to be not nearly so high-drama as some had predicted. Such expectations had been ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 20, 2020

Terry Snyder put it just right. The soon-to-retire superintendent of schools for District 25 in Riverton had just watched the unprecedented automobile ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 19, 2020

Two-day heatwave The spring of 2020 won't be remembered as a particularly warm one in Fremont County, but the third week of May certainly has started that ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 17, 2020

Determining precisely what place in law is occupied by temporary restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus has become a debate topic in recent weeks, and ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 13, 2020

Initial response has been good to our announcement last week that the Ranger has a supply of positive-themed yard signs from the University of Wyoming. About ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 12, 2020

Back in session As promised, the Wyoming Legislature has scheduled a special session. It starts Friday. It's been 16 years since the last one. For the ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 10, 2020

Mothers teach us nearly everything when we are babies. It can be surprising what they can teach us later in life as well -- if only we'd ask. Today, if you're ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 8, 2020

If you had a cast on your leg because you broke an ankle when you tripped and fell down the stairs, you'd probably be getting pretty tired of it up after two ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 7, 2020

There is an old saying, or at least there used to be (is there such a thing as an old saying anymore in today's instant communication age?) that went like ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 6, 2020

Amid the publicity, health worries, economic impact and social disruptions of what used to be normal life it's easy to lose track of other issues. There was ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 5, 2020

199, not 219 First off, a correction from Sunday's front page. Through an error in the production process - repeat, the production process, not the ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 3, 2020

For the longest time, in the era when land-line telephones were dominant, the technology was standardized at its most important level. Whatever telephone you ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 1, 2020

If a school district does it right, the superintendent's chair doesn't change occupants all that often. A necessity arose recently for School District 25 in ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 30, 2020

Tread lightly, Fremont County Coronavirus restrictions are being eased, but conditions here are not ideal yet Gov. Mark Gordon's announcement a couple ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 29, 2020

Step 1 on getting the 'development tax' placed on the ballot appears to have gone well From the looks of things, the drive via petition to place a question ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 28, 2020

April wanes We are in the last full week of April, and the month has mostly fulfilled its sing-song legacy. We refer, of course, to the catchy little ditty ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 23, 2020

If someone came to you with a product that you had some interest in but no real need for, and you had no convenient place to put it, under what circumstances ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 22, 2020

As all Wyoming hopes for a break in the coronavirus crisis that might signal a return to a more normal life, we hardly could have received worse news. Four ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 21, 2020

Tuesday notes Appealing April We still are early enough into the warmer-weather months in Wyoming that it's possible to identify the nicest weather day of ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 17, 2020

OK, sure. It was a little peculiar last Friday night to see hundred of automobiles honking their horns at an empty football field. But it was beautiful all ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 16, 2020

Trouble came to the streets of Riverton again on Wednesday. A man holed-up inside a house in a quite neighborhood fired a gun 17 times at law-enforcement ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 12, 2020

Our holidays are human inventions. They don't happen by themselves, like the full moon or the vernal equinox do. Holiday are the products of human thought, ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 10, 2020

Backers of an optional half-percent sales tax in Fremont County had hoped to put the measure on the 2020 election ballot, a move which requires the approval of ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 9, 2020

Presumably, we still will be having our Wyoming primary and general elections later this year. Let's make a promise to ourselves ahead of time: What happened ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 7, 2020

Unmistakable spring We've reached time of year when any longtime Fremont County resident, even with eyes closed, could determine the approximated date on ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 5, 2020

The Fremont County coronavirus community - which means pretty much anybody who is awake at the moment - is taking pride in the knowledge that while we have ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 3, 2020

Almost lost, unfortunately, in the jangle over coronavirus has been a ground-breaking accomplishment by Central Wyoming College. Following many months of ...


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