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By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 30, 2020

When Mark Gordon, now Governor of Wyoming, first ran for the office a couple of years ago, he didn't know a huge part of his job would become trying to manage ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 29, 2020

All the road work going on around town brings an old joke to mind There's an old joke used by masters of ceremonies and after-dinner speakers. "Wyoming had ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 28, 2020

Fair weather vs. fair weather The term "fair weather" has two meetings this time of year in Fremont County. One, of course, refers to calm, sunny, ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 24, 2020

When a government authority imposes fire restrictions on the public, the rules can get very detailed. They need to be. Some are obvious things, including ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 23, 2020

Here's one line that could stand as an editorial all by itself: "Enter the Fremont County Fair Parade." That pretty much says it all, but we'll ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 22, 2020

Hot on the heels of Riverton Rendezvous, final preparations are being completed for the Fremont County Fair. The fair's theme this year is "You Ain't Seen ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 21, 2020

Building and fixing Look in pretty much any direction this month around Fremont County, and you're likely to see a road construction project. One prominent ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 19, 2020

Fremont County caught a break when SkyWest Airlines, which operates passenger jet service at Riverton Regional Airport under the United Express banner, decided ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 16, 2020

There is a comet in our skies this week, and it puts on quite the show. Discovered only recently, the comet named NEOWISEis prominent in the northwest sky ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 15, 2020

Not all the traditional Riverton Rendezvous events have been scheduled this year, owing to precautions about the spread of coronavirus, but the hot-air balloon ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 9, 2020

Disagreements about the names of organized sports teams and their mascots are nothing new. This year, however, they are taking on greater prominence -- and ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 8, 2020

For a while now, The Ranger's quality of printing hasn't been up to our normal high standard. And we're doing something about it. When we say "normal high ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 5, 2020

ll The Declaration of Independence was written both for history and for immediate utility. That is, the document does contain soaring, inspiring, ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 2, 2020

Main Street in downtown Riverton isn't crowded on Friday nights anymore. But let's always remember the few weeks in the spring of 2020 when it was. The parade ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 1, 2020

Good people are troubled by reliable reporting from numerous sources and several reputable news outlets about the story of Russia paying a bounty to the ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jun 25, 2020

Everybody has, or will have, a coronavirus story from the spring and summer of 2020. A new statewide project would like to hear yours. In Tuesday's Ranger we ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jun 24, 2020

There has not been a lot of good news since the first coronavirus case was confirmed in Fremont County three months ago, but we can take some encouragement ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jun 23, 2020

Our summer season Real, full-fledged, hemispheric summer is here. The sun reached its northernmost point from the equator on Saturday and now has begun a ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jun 21, 2020

It's Fathers Day, which this year coincides with the first full day of summer. As we have several times before, we suggest taking the opportunity of the ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jun 19, 2020

The British singer Vera Lynn lived nearly 104 years until her death Thursday in London. It would have been nice if she could have seen in summer solstice, ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jun 19, 2020

Fremont County's employment picture reflected the coronavirus disruptions in April, with hundreds of job losses recorded in the monthly report from state ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jun 18, 2020

In earlier days of book publishing, sometimes there would be a print advertisement for a book that carried the slogan "Banned in Boston!" That's how certain ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jun 17, 2020

In case thinking people needed another example of what happens when coronavirus precautions, either mandated or recommended, are ignored, look nor further than ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jun 16, 2020

Howlers A sure sign that it's been a windier spring than we're used to is when a day such as Monday, with steady winds of about 12 mph for most of the ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jun 14, 2020

With the Wyoming Legislature largely unmoved, apparently, by calls to generate more public revenue amid the ongoing recession in Wyoming that will get worse as ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jun 7, 2020

The U.S. Census is being disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak, but the small army of people employed to count the population of the United States now is ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jun 3, 2020

We might never again see someone who did what she did in local government Close observers of our daily "Today" column saw the name Alma Nicol along the death ...


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