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Steve Peck, Publisher
Jul 9, 2019

Monday's Hot Notes/Cool Nites concert at Riverton City Park nearly was undone by a fierce thunderstorm that arrived minutes before the 7 p.m. concert start ...

Steve Peck, Publisher
Jul 7, 2019

Fremont County's unemployment rate in May was a full percentage point lower than last year at the same time, although other employment data shows a subdued job ...

Steve Peck, Publisher
Jul 2, 2019

All-summer month July is here, and it has arrived in top form so far. No brutally hot days are in the forecast for a while yet, and we are left in these ...


Steve Peck, Publisher
Jun 8, 2019

Emergency personnel rushed to Riverton Regional Airport early Saturday afternoon as a passenger airliner approached the field with a damaged tire, but the jet ...

Steve Peck, Publisher
Jun 2, 2019

Kristina Olson hefted giant scissors Friday evening to cut a ceremonial ribbon at the new Riverton Splash Pad in City Park. She and a volunteer group ...

Steve Peck, Publisher
May 29, 2019

Robert Mueller did something Wednesday morning that many people have been hoping he would do for a long time now. He stood at a lectern, spoke into a ...


Steve Peck, Publisher
May 21, 2019

First in a series Aethon Energy planners are counting on Boysen Reservoir to dilute pollutants from higher volumes of discharge water from the planned ...

Steve Peck, Publisher
Apr 19, 2019

Central Wyoming College golfers began play Friday morning in the Rustler Invitational on their home course at the Riverton Country Club. Jordan James, who was ...

Steve Peck, Publisher
Apr 19, 2019

A fortuitous backward glance led Riverton Middle School paraprofessional Valerie Crippen to spot one of the two Easter eggs in The Ranger's annual spring ...


Steve Peck, Publisher
Mar 24, 2019

What began as a report of a grass fire turned into a devastating residential blaze Saturday afternoon, leaving a house, outbuildings, vehicles and trees in ...

Steve Peck, Publisher
Dec 19, 2018

The newest tiresome, unnecessary and contrived "crisis" about funding the federal government is a lump of coal in America's collective Christmas stocking this ...

Steve Peck, Publisher
Dec 18, 2018

Autumn's end We have had winter weather for weeks now, but the actual first day of the season, based on the alignment of Earth compared to the sun, ...


Steve Peck, Publisher
Dec 14, 2018

Of all the great old proverbs, this might be the best one: "If it first you don't succeed, try, try again." It applies to countless life situations, one of ...

Steve Peck, Publisher
Dec 13, 2018

Our newsroom e-mail this time of year is peppered with solicitations such as ":How to tell is your child is having holiday anxiety," and " "De-Stress your ...

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 ...


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