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By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 22, 2019

In the debate that flares briefly following the latest gunshot massacre in this country before dissipating again, it's become commonplace to blame the ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 21, 2019

There's nothing glamorous about the work the Riverton Medical District has been doing in trying to get a new hospital built - but the ownership structure alone ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 14, 2019

If the Riverton Medical District succeeds in getting a new from-the-ground-up hospital built, the most vital ingredient in the initiative will be ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 6, 2019

'Frunday' this week A bit of newspaper housekeeping to begin: The Ranger will combine its Friday and Sunday editions into a so-called "Frunday" paper to be ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 26, 2019

The City of an Riverton and the Wyoming Department of Transportation seem inclined to "equalize" the speed limit signs on West Main Street so that the ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 24, 2019

A Riverton woman lost her life last week in an automobile accident in Teton County when an oncoming vehicle swerved in front of her car. The crash again ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 23, 2019

No-fly zone The term "fickle winds" has nautical origins, we presume, but it's more than appropriate to apply it as well to hot air ballooning and the ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 16, 2019

Less than broiling We caught a break Saturday from Mother Nature on the first big day of Riverton Rendezvous events. By no means was it unseasonably cool, ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 14, 2019

In Fremont County, our assessed valuation -- the tax base, in other words -- is about $300 million less than it was 10 years ago, as much as one-third below its ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 10, 2019

We have just passed a July date from history that we celebrate as a major holiday. But the Fourth of July has virtually nothing to do with Wyoming. But ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jun 12, 2019

Jon Stewart for some years was host of the innovative, smart and very funny political comedy/talk TV program called "The Daily Show." The pace was grueling, ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jun 11, 2019

Full to the brim The Little Wind River is as high as it can get without starting to cause real problems. And those might come any time now. Water already is ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jun 9, 2019

Personnel shortages and tight finances are meeting at an uncomfortable place in the Fremont County Public Health Nurses Office. In recent days we've reported ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jun 6, 2019

The Ranger was the first Wyoming newspaper to become a member of the Associated Press. It's a distinction we're proud of, particularly today. In conjunction ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jun 5, 2019

Along comes The Ranger's Mining and Energy Edition for the 64th consecutive year. We first did this in 1956, and it's been an annual rite of late spring for ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jun 4, 2019

That's million, not billion Let's call it the wishful-thinking typographical error of the year. Friday's headline about the Fremont County Assessor's new ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 12, 2019

Every creature on Earth has, or had, a mother. We are the only ones who can talk to our mothers about their lives. This is the day to do it. As a species, we ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 8, 2019

In the full version of Tuesday's front page story by staff writer Samone Yuen about financial cutbacks being made by the Northern Arapaho Tribe in its ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 7, 2019

May days We had more than enough April showers to encourage the blooming of the proverbial May flowers. After this brief period of cool and damp weather to ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 1, 2019

For decades Venezuela was one of our western hemisphere's determined democracies, if not always a well-oiled machine. Importantly, the nation became an ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 25, 2019

A bold sign of changing times in America has to do with today's announcement by Joe Biden that he's running for President of United States. No, there's ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 24, 2019

Planners looking at ways to manage and maintain traffic and roadways in west Riverton now, apparently, are giving more serious consideration to adding a full ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 9, 2019

Two papers in one First, we appreciate readers' patience as we published our unusual "Frunday" paper last week, combining the Friday and Sunday editions into ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 4, 2019

The Lander City Council and the Fremont County Commission have made a good, sensible move in deciding to contribute to another year of minimal revenue ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 3, 2019

Donald Trump had a fun weekend, traveling to some of his formulaic political rallies and boasting into microphones that he has been "totally exonerated" by the ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Mar 31, 2019

News from LaramieMonday morninglikely struck most people in the state as unexpected. University of Wyoming president Lori Nichols addressed the faculty ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Mar 29, 2019

In Riverton's post World War II era, which included the 30-year boom cycle of the uranium industry, a handful of titans emerged to build modern Riverton as the ...


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