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By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 15, 2020

There's more to the Fremont County jobs market than the simple unemployment rate. Sometimes, in fact, a higher rate can be a good thing. It used to be that ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 14, 2020

The cold season In the midst of a long winter, it can be tempting to get our head of ourselves in looking forward to spring. The truth is, we aren't even ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 12, 2020

Losing passenger air service would have been a demoralizing and economically critical loss for Fremont County. It almost happened in 2016, but it didn't. ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 10, 2020

"What do you do with a general when he stops being a general?" croons Bing Crosby in the fun holiday movie from the 1950s called "White Christmas." Plot ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 9, 2020

The wheels of bureaucracy turn slowly, even in the least populated state in the nation. Often that's a frustrating state of affairs, but in the case of the ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 7, 2020

A fond word now about Ned Case. Ranger readers who didn't know him probably felt they did. His wife, Betty Starks Case, mentions Ned frequently in her ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 7, 2020

Big blow That was quite a wind we had Monday morning in Fremont County. Dare we say it had something of the feel of spring to it? Reporter Katie Roenigk ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 5, 2020

Naming the top 10 stories of a year that has just ended is a relatively easy task, but predicting the big news to come is more complicated. What news might ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 31, 2019

Tuesday notes Last day We have reached the 365th and final day of 2019. That's always a fun and very busy occasion at the local newspaper office. We fill ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 29, 2019

Fatal fires We've had two this month, and the impact is damaging to all of us No news of an accidental death in a community is happy. But something about ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 27, 2019

Would anyone care to get in doing a chess match - or, perhaps, a poker game - with either Mitch McConnell or Nancy Pelosi? The two masters of congressional ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 26, 2019

Holiday adjustments Normally we start the publication week with "Tuesday notes," but Christmas Eve on Tuesday threw assorted monkey wrenches into our ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 22, 2019

Perfect light We make it ourselves this time of year - and celebrate True, celestial, scientific winter, as defined by the sun and Earth, arrives on the ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 20, 2019

The decision by a couple of high school kids on a school dress-up day to wear long white robes with hoods that reminded some people of Ku Klux Klan attire was ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 19, 2019

One of our informal sources of what people are talking about around town comes from our front-counter at 421 E. Main, where at least a couple dozen come in to ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 18, 2019

Happy holidays? Not for everybody. Not always. The joyous nature of the holiday season is invigorating and inspirational for many of us, but not everyone sees ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 17, 2019

Not even winter yet Strictly speaking, it's still autumn. But that season gave up all pretense some time ago, opened the front door, and let winter hustle ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 13, 2019

What do you do when you don't get to complain about the thing you wanted to complain about? You complain about it. The chairman of the House Committee on the ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 12, 2019

It's cold, of course. Yes, the roads probably are slick. And it gets dark almost before the sun goes down this time of year. In spite of it all, this still ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 11, 2019

Check out the number of donors and volunteers who gave of themselves to make the annual Key Club Thanksgiving meal deliveries succeed again this year at ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 10, 2019

Wintry pre-winter About six weeks ago we posed a simple weather question. When the record-setting cold snap arrived in the last week of October -- barely a ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 4, 2019

On to the Judiciary Committee And, some tickets remain for Saturday's Bar J Wranglers show The 300-page impeachment investigation report on Donald Trump ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 21, 2019

As the Trump impeachment hearings roll merrily along -- well, "merrily" probably isn't the right word -- some witness testimony and questioning has included ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 19, 2019

April in November Whatever else happens in our Fremont County weather this week (more on that in a moment), we'll always have Sunday and, most particularly, ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 17, 2019

It is taking a long time for mental health issues to earn what might be called their rightful place in public discourse. In the meantime, people, programs ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 10, 2019

In its infancy this fall is discussion about asking Fremont County voters to approve a small sales tax for the benefit of the Wind River Transportation ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 8, 2019

Editor's note: Wath Tuesday' Ranger and dailyranger.com for information on how to contribute to the Griffin monument reward fund. ======== A memorial to ...


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