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By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Feb 13, 2019

Fremont County Farm and Ranch Days proved a good venue last week for planners of the proposed Genuine Meats processing facility on "airport hill" west of ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Feb 10, 2019

Another shutdown? Headlines Monday night and Tuesday morning tell of the news that a deal in Congress has been struck that would avoid a second federal ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Feb 10, 2019

At the halfway point of the Wyoming Legislature's 2019 session, the state's changed and difficult revenue picture isn't proving much easier to handle than it ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Feb 8, 2019

Not long ago we wrote an editorial commenting on the latest attempt in the Wyoming Legislature to undermine, or even do away with, public-notice advertising ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Feb 7, 2019

Our elected lawmakers are very concerned about public education -- and at times tend believe they know more about it than the educators do. This, at best, can ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Feb 5, 2019

Tuesday notes Halfway done It's still too early in the year to get particularly excited about springtime. Winter, as marked on the calendar and defined by ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Feb 3, 2019

What makes a holiday a holiday? Super Bowl Sunday has all the ingredients. It's a day off work, a day for leisure, for fellowship, for family, for ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 27, 2019

Virtually every legislative session brings a new assault on the public notice advertising. The 2019 version is under way. This time around, the quest to ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 22, 2019

Tuesday notes Old Man Winter usually lingers in the mind as the longest season because it can bring its particular kind of weather well before the actual ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 18, 2019

In the days of high interest rates paid by banks, they used to talk about high-interest savings accounts and checking accounts where interest was "compounded ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 17, 2019

Wyoming waited longer than most state to permit licenses plates deviating from the basic style. There were very small differences in licenses plates for ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 13, 2019

Hundreds of ideas for new laws were pre-filed before the Wyoming Legislature convened into general session on Tuesday. Among the most talked-about is ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 11, 2019

Less than two weeks ago The Ranger compiled and published our annual list of the top 10 local news stories of 2018. We already may well have seen No. 1 for ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 10, 2019

Being the least-populated state in the nation isn't always a great thing, but one advantage it gives Wyoming over the other 49 states is that important public ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 9, 2019

Our state has a new governor. Mark Gordon, elected in November after a term and a half as Wyoming State Treasurer, took the oath of office Monday morning in ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 8, 2019

Back in the saddle We're back on our regular Ranger publication schedule after a couple of odd holiday-week interruptions. Expect five days a week from now ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 6, 2019

Every session of the Wyoming Legislature is different from the one before it. The one starting this week has more differences than most. For the first time ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 6, 2019

Multiple deaths, perhaps related, were reported Saturday in Riverton, with two different locations involved. Riverton chief of police Eric Murphy issued the ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 4, 2019

We're in oath-of-office season in Fremont County, Wyoming, and the nation. Most elected officials who won in November are being sworn in during these early ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 3, 2019

A national news analyst wrote about some of the history of "divided government" in Wednesday's Ranger. Much has been made about the return of Democrat Nancy ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 2, 2019

2019 Your daily newspaper staff appreciated the day off Tuesday in observance of New Year's Day. Not every holiday affects our publication schedule, depending ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 4, 2018

Election Day is Tuesday, and our Fremont County ballot is an interesting one - and we're just talking about the names. There's a Crazy Thunder (a good ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 1, 2018

Thousands of Riverton students went to school, in the various iterations of the building now called the Tonkin Activities Center. But that doesn't mean it ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 1, 2018

It was the wrong opponent at the wrong time Saturday for the Riverton Wolverines at the class 4-A West regional volleyball tournament. Playing for a ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 19, 2018

The Riverton Wolverines are the keepers of the gold again in their annual volleyball rivalry with the Lander Tigers. Riverton claimed the traveling trophy ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 19, 2018

Riverton high school sports fans this season are noticing something. After each game, the students in attendance get together and sing the school song. It ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 18, 2018

Let's have a show of hands. Anyone who doesn't have an unused, unwanted coat, jacket, sweater, winter hat, scarf or pair of gloves taking up space in the ...


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