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By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 25, 2020

An ongoing topic for social scientists, political scientists, economists, law-enforcement professionals, mental health workers, doctors and researchers in the ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 16, 2020

Wyoming has 23 counties, and all of them have experienced some level of coronavirus impact this year. From the start of the virus outbreak in the state seven ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 13, 2020

Moving right along We've all heard the phrase "this will all blow over" and in fact probably have used it. There's rarely been a more graphic representation ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 11, 2020

Wyoming legislators are fall on further erosion of public notices in newspapers. This time the target is the publication of the salaries of local government ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 30, 2020

Here's an idea for the Commission on Presidential Debates: Pull the plug. After what happenedTuesday night, what would be the point of having another one of ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 29, 2020

Tuesday notes October nears The last of the summer months ends this week, and it shows. The weekend just passed brought a clear snap of fall. We had a ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 27, 2020

Even red-state America ought to understand the decent, fair things she accomplished --------- There isn't much any local editorial writer can add to ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 25, 2020

Central to questions about getting American life back closer to normal as the coronavirus pandemic continues was how our fall sports seasons would, or could, ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 22, 2020

Autumn The autumnal equinox arrives this year on just about the latest day at possibly can. Some years it can be as late as Sept. 23. The sun crossed the ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 17, 2020

Election oversight A respected Republican suggests forming a national panel to keep an eye on things A conservative Republican who served Indiana in the ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 30, 2020

Fremont County's commercial airport is getting a new name. The decision makes sense, and has made sense for a good while already. Riverton Regional Airport ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 27, 2020

When someone says something to the effect of "this is crazy weather we're having," usually the remark comes in reaction to a wild winds, a hail storm, a ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 26, 2020

The new Riverton Medical District didn't get the answer it wanted from the State Loan and Investment Board earlier this month when it took its request for some ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 25, 2020

Hazy days "Summer and Smoke" is the title of a play by the brilliant and melancholy Tennessee Williams. It also could be the subtitle to late August 2020 in ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 23, 2020

As if our schools already weren't little social-science and public health-laboratories, they now are about to serve as our real-time workshops for managing ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 21, 2020

The Democrats ended their very strange version of a 2020 national convention Thursday night, culminated by the acceptance speech by presidential nominee Joe ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 20, 2020

Write-ins, anyone? Two interesting prospects always crop up in the days immediately following a primary election. First, did anyone qualify for the general ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 19, 2020

Star Salazar One story outshines all the others from Tuesday night's primary election results in Fremont County: the dominating win of State Rep. Tim ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 16, 2020

The unwelcome, but not astonishing, news came a few days back from Laramie. No Wyoming Cowboy football this year. No Cowgirl volleyball. No University of ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 14, 2020

It's been awhile since there was much formal, annual recognition of the beginnings of Riverton, Wyoming. So, we try to make mention of them this time of ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 14, 2020

It's been awhile since there was much formal, annual recognition of the beginnings of Riverton, Wyoming. So, we try to make mention of them this time of ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 13, 2020

The optional half-percent sales tax to be used for economic development in Fremont County is a worthy idea, and The Ranger endorses it. The county's voters ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 12, 2020

As we consider primary election night, here at The Ranger we plan to tilt toward precaution on next Tuesday. For the first time in at least 60 years, we will ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 11, 2020

Fair Scrapbook First up for a new week in mid-August week is our reminder for Fremont County Fair junior livestock exhibitors whose animals were sold at the ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 9, 2020

As the federal government tries to assist citizens in withstanding and recovering from the coronavirus-related economic calamity, a lot of money is being made ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 7, 2020

The people of Riverton deserve hearty congratulations for coming together as they have in responding to the theft of an important local monument. U.S. Army ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 6, 2020

History, newer and older, comes together in the mind following the almost incomprehensibly large "accidental" explosion portside in the city of Beirut, ...


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