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By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 14, 2021

Remember last year, when there was so much oil on the global marketplace, at precisely the same time demand for petroleum products was shrinking amid the ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 12, 2021

In our data hungry society, there are those who watch the daily changes in coronavirus vaccine percentages with something best described as intensity, if not ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 7, 2021

Newspaper publishers, editors and reporters with any common sense (and we know that's only some of them) never believed for a second that the portion of the ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 31, 2021

Suppose somebody ran the same red light three days in a row, causing pedestrians crossing the street to dive for cover, other cars to swerve onto the sidewalks ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 19, 2021

Tuesday notes Pack it on No one minded last week's season-opening snowstorm all that much, because it moved through quickly, leaving our populated areas ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 17, 2021

Tribes and the WBC Biz council grants must be available to the tribes, and the Legislature must see to it There's not much point anymorein asking how ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 15, 2021

Around the nation, October is recognized as the month both to remind the public about the basic principles and practices of fire safety, and to recognize ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 14, 2021

From governments to private citizens, sensible snow removal helps everyone We got off easier than expected with this week's snowstorm, which threatened to ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 13, 2021

Could Amtrak come back to Wyoming? We ran a news brief on the idea in Tuesday's Ranger. The City of Rock Springs endorsed Amtrak's return. Expanding passenger ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 10, 2021

When the Wyoming Legislature crosses most people's minds, thoughts of winter days at the Capitol building in Cheyenne come to mine most readily. Usually, ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 8, 2021

The Nobel Peace Prize was announced Friday, and two reporters won it. They aren't reporters who take a camera over to Kiwanis Kids Fishing Day on a Saturday ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 7, 2021

Help Avenue of Flags Any contribution is welcome to help volunteers meet the costs of buying, repairing and placing flags on Main Street and Federal ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 6, 2021

Quick -- name a Nobel Prize winner. It's not all that easy, is it? Some Americans probably would remember that Jimmy Carter, Al Gore and Barack Obama won ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 30, 2021

Do the American people support spending $1.4 trillion to build, rebuild and/or upgrade highways, bridges, airports, seaports, pipelines, transmission lines and ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 29, 2021

"Food insecurity" is a nicer way of saying "hunger." Many Fremont County residents might not realize it, but there are significant numbers of people here who ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 28, 2021

Thanks, Ma There is no official, verifiable, unimpeachable way to determine what day of a particular year has the best weather. Not everyone even agrees ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 26, 2021

New enrollment figures at the University of Wyoming show a decrease of about 300 students this fall. The decline comes in the category called "returning ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 17, 2021

The 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on 2001 sparked headlines and remembrances around the nation, including in Wyoming, just as it should ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 16, 2021

Football is back, with gambling now part of it --officially. That could hardly seem more strange to many longtime fans. Until very recent years, gambling on ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 15, 2021

Not long ago -- before this year, really -- the notion that a landslide-elected official in Wyoming, whose last name was Cheney, would face a big-money, ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 12, 2021

In the days immediately following the terrorist attacks 20 years ago this week, the empty spaces on newspaper opinion pages challenged editorial writers. ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 3, 2021

If you had a sore knee and began limping in order to "favor it," you might notice that your supposedly good knee starts to hurt as well, due to the extra ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 1, 2021

Anyone who knows anything about the coronavirus pandemic knows that early last fall to the middle of last winter was the worst period of the whole coronavirus ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 25, 2021

Lots of communities, from the smallest to the largest, disagree with the population figure they are assigned by the U.S. Census Bureau every 10 years. ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 22, 2021

There's something prideful in census results. You just don't want to see your community shrink. That blanket statement might not apply to absolutely ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 20, 2021

Timing can work against bureaucracy when important decisions need to be made. That could well be the case as Wyoming school districts, community colleges and ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 15, 2021

The new Path of Honor Veterans Memorial at Fort Washakie opened officially on Thursday. It ought to be seen by everyone in Fremont County. Delayed by more ...


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