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Steve Peck, Publisher
Dec 12, 2018

How many letters to Santa Claus has The Ranger published through the years in its annual Christmas greetings edition? We've applied a strict analytical ...

Steve Peck, Publisher
Dec 11, 2018

Month 12 Towns in Fremont County rarely are listed as the coldest in the state in daily weather reporting. Big Piney, Pinedale and other spots in the ...

Steve Peck, Publisher
Dec 7, 2018

One of the famous dates in all American history is today. Dec. 7, 1941, brought shock and outrage to the nation with the news that military forces from Japan ...


Steve Peck, Publisher
Dec 6, 2018

Considerable buzz has been generated in recent days as the exploratory Save Our Riverton Hospital committee takes the step (including changing its name) to a ...

Steve Peck, Publisher
Dec 5, 2018

For hour after hour on Tuesday, starting in the morning and continuing past midnight, the television cameras of the C-SPAN channel showed one thing and one ...

Steve Peck, Publisher
Dec 4, 2018

Winter's month 2018's final month has arrived. It's December - the month of the coldest average temperatures, the month of the scarcest daylight, the ...


Steve Peck, Publisher
Nov 30, 2018

After months of talking about it, they finally came out and did it. The Save Our Riverton Hospital committee, in a public meeting on Thursday, announced ...

Steve Peck, Publisher
Nov 29, 2018

A long period of uncertainty and frustration regarding an empty piece of property in downtown Riverton looks as if it might be coming to an end, and in an ...

Steve Peck, Publisher
Nov 28, 2018

The Wyoming Legislature filled its various leadership positions last week. Now the United States Congress is preparing to complete its similar work. Republican ...


Steve Peck, Publisher
Nov 27, 2018

Holiday housekeeping Your daily newspaper staff appreciated the day off on Thursday so that we might observe Thanksgiving Day away from work. Our ...

Steve Peck, Publisher
Nov 23, 2018

Thanksgiving, providing food assistance to many hundreds of local recipients. Whether it was through the annual Key club meal delivery service, the Gobble ...

Steve Peck, Publisher
Nov 16, 2018

The time has come to face the music and tally up my performance in this year's edition of my every-other-year predictions of election outcomes. First I must ...


Steve Peck, Publisher
Nov 16, 2018

It is not a surprise that the American Civil Liberties Union has taken notice of Riverton's proposed ordinance to create a sort of "no-drink" list in an ...

Steve Peck, Publisher
Nov 15, 2018

Attention, please: Thanksgiving is just a week away. If that seems a little early, it is. Thanksgiving, the fourth Thursday of the month, occurs in 2018 on ...

Steve Peck, Publisher
Nov 14, 2018

As far as we know, there are no recounts of any elections necessary in Wyoming this year. We had some close ones in Fremont County but none meeting the strict ...


Steve Peck, Publisher
Nov 13, 2018

Mountain dazzlers One question we asked the couple weeks ago was whether there would be another cold snap by Christmas to match the one from early ...

Steve Peck, Publisher
Nov 9, 2018

Someone else's problem Several states passed ballot measures Tuesday requiring that independent panels of balanced partisan representation must draw ...

Steve Peck, Publisher
Oct 26, 2018

"Tragedy is non-partisan." So said a national commentator on Thursday after news that at least 10 pipe bombs had either been sent, or addressed to, Americans ...


Steve Peck, Publisher
Oct 25, 2018

Last week, when U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, the Wyoming Republican, faced challengers for her seat in the November general election at a debate at Central Wyoming ...

Steve Peck, Publisher
May 19, 2017

Those who are revitalizing the old hospitalsite deserve congratulations and thanks If you haven't been by the old Riverton Memorial Hospital site in ...

Steve Peck, Publisher
Jul 8, 2014

Thermometer Sure enough, the weather got hot. It took a bit longer than most of us expected, but the odds were in favor of it. Strongly. This is July. ...


Steve Peck, Publisher
Jul 6, 2014

Beset with fiscal difficulty, the department is looking for answers in different places Hiring a new director for the Fremont County Ambulance ...

Steve Peck, Publisher
Apr 2, 2014

Increasingly these days, it's someone you dare not trust Among the sleaziest of the criminals is the telephone con man. Fremont County residents are being ...

Steve Peck, Publisher
Sep 20, 2013

Congress continues to act in ways that lower public expectations Perhaps it ought to shock or anger us to learn that the United States Congress once ...


Steve Peck, Publisher
Sep 19, 2013

CWC's Health and Science Center ranks among our county's greatest achievements On Friday, at the peak of the day, Central Wyoming College welcomes the ...

Steve Peck, Publisher
Sep 18, 2013

False positives on sightings of escapee are reasonable price to pay for vigilance The power of suggestion is no small thing. Proof can be found in ...

Steve Peck, Publisher
Aug 25, 2013

In the hot summer of 1963, Martin Luther King talked about his dream Most people living in America today were not yet born when Martin Luther King Jr. ...


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