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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 ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 7, 2019

A few dozen hearty Wyoming souls stood outside on a chilly, breezy November morning in Riverton to watch a ceremonial ribbon get snipped with a pair of ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 5, 2019

Autumn returns Our odd period of mid-winter weather that arrived before Halloween seems to be over for the time being. Conditions over the weekend and into ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 3, 2019

A notable non-baseball moment from the just-completed World Series came last week when Donald Trump made an appearance at the first of the baseball ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 20, 2019

No doubt it came as a surprise, perhaps even a shock, recently when residents learned that the bubonic plague had been detected in Fremont County. To most of ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 13, 2019

A recent visit to the newspaper archives revealed a photograph from more than a half-century back, showing a fire at a prominent building locally. There were ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 3, 2019

By necessity, the presidential impeachment inquiry launched by the U.S. House of Representatives cannot be, and will not be, an abbreviated process. Don't look ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 29, 2019

More than the stars Student of the Week gives recognition to kids who don't always get it Near the end of the current school year, which now is about ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 26, 2019

Central Wyoming College has unveiled its renovated and remodeled student center. It was a good investment. This is a building that serves many purposes, from ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 25, 2019

After months of restraint that Donald Trump might, secretly, have appreciated, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi decided Tuesday that the full U.S. House of ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 24, 2019

Tuesday notes Saturday shooting It's troubling news for our community that a man was shot to death Saturday afternoon in Riverton in front of a big-box ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 12, 2019

The University of Wyoming's Western Thunder Marching Band demonstrated two things Friday night in its appearance at Wolverine Field during the Riverton-Cody ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 11, 2019

The somber occasion of Sept. 11 in modern America might not seem the perfect time to talk about an old-time songwriter, but we'll risk it. On a rainy day that ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 6, 2019

Had there been the statewide and national interest in preserving the uranium mining industry as there now is in the state's struggling coal industry, Fremont ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 5, 2019

Years of concentrated spraying for mosquitoes in the "gridded" areas of Riverton and Lander has demonstrated the effectiveness of the practice in limiting West ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 1, 2019

What makes you you? What makes us us? What are the key, lasting, immediately identifiable and recognizable characteristics of you and your life that identify ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 29, 2019

We're still more than four months away from the election year dawning on the calendar, but there is a bit of electoral injury growing day by day as U.S. Rep. ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 28, 2019

Many years have passed since some Riverton leaders first broached the idea of constructing, on the west side of Riverton City Park, a small rock mountain with ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 25, 2019

Adding a new class to the Central Wyoming College curriculum is a significant undertaking. The college has done that many times through the years. Adding an ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 22, 2019

In the debate that flares briefly following the latest gunshot massacre in this country before dissipating again, it's become commonplace to blame the ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 21, 2019

There's nothing glamorous about the work the Riverton Medical District has been doing in trying to get a new hospital built - but the ownership structure alone ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 14, 2019

If the Riverton Medical District succeeds in getting a new from-the-ground-up hospital built, the most vital ingredient in the initiative will be ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 6, 2019

'Frunday' this week A bit of newspaper housekeeping to begin: The Ranger will combine its Friday and Sunday editions into a so-called "Frunday" paper to be ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 26, 2019

The City of an Riverton and the Wyoming Department of Transportation seem inclined to "equalize" the speed limit signs on West Main Street so that the ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 24, 2019

A Riverton woman lost her life last week in an automobile accident in Teton County when an oncoming vehicle swerved in front of her car. The crash again ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 23, 2019

No-fly zone The term "fickle winds" has nautical origins, we presume, but it's more than appropriate to apply it as well to hot air ballooning and the ...


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