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Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 20, 2019

Heatwave The second half of August will never be mistaken for a cool time of year, but this kind of heat is rare. One of the weather services we use at The ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 18, 2019

Interstate 80 is not in Fremont County, but virtually every driver here has traveled it. Whether driving to Laramie for a Cowboys football game, to Cheyenne ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 11, 2019

Summer signposts We have checked off a good number of our standard summertime milestones -- end of school, Memorial Day, solstice, Fourth of July, Riverton ...


Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 11, 2019

Our weekly "The Way It Was" feature in last Sunday's paper told about the Fremont County Fair from 60 years ago. A lot of money had been spent that finishing ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 7, 2019

Sports Illustrated magazine once published a piece about proolfers which could apply to the Wyoming economy. The premise of the story was that some golfers ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 2, 2019

Late in the public school summer break, a significant number of school faculty and staff positions still remain unfilled across Fremont County and Wyoming. ...


Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 1, 2019

Fair parking is better Facing facts, it's clear that parking at the Fremont County Fairgrounds in Riverton is never going to be all that great. The site was ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 30, 2019

Tuesday notes Fair weather fair Lots of planning goes into the Fremont County Fair, but there's nothing to be done ahead of time about the weather except ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 28, 2019

More than any other county in Wyoming, Fremont County has an even distribution of people who live in cities and towns and people who don't. That can lead to ...


Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 25, 2019

Watching live coverage and after-the-fact excerpts from former special counsel Robert Mueller's testimony Wednesday before congressional committees, it was ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 21, 2019

Crackling through space from a quarter-million miles away, the astronaut's voice reached Mission Control in Houston. "Tranquility base here. The Eagle has ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 19, 2019

In 1969, the Apollo 11 moon landing didn't "break" well for America's newspapers. The Ranger, for example, published Monday through Friday in those days. The ...


Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 18, 2019

Editor's note: This editorial on the Riverton Rendezvous balloon rally first appeared in 2004. An updated version has been repeated annually since ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 10, 2019

Hot Notes/Thundering Nites The familiar summertime Fremont County weather pattern that includes the off-spoken phrase "afternoon and evening thunderstorms" ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 7, 2019

Anyone who thought that the crowded field of Republican primary candidates for years ago was a bizarre spectacle must have been flabbergasted by the site of 20 ...


Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 5, 2019

The facts, figures, and anecdotes are being collected and discussed about the city of Riverton's first legal-fireworks Fourth of July in decades. Anyone who ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 3, 2019

Here is an information tidbit that might catch some people by surprise: The most dangerous month of the year for automobile accidents involving drunk driving ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jun 27, 2019

Gerrymandering is OK The Supreme Court has ruled, but it's never going to be an issue in Wyoming The nation learned Thursday morning of the United States ...


Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jun 23, 2019

As news headlines accumulate about which local governments are and are not signing on to join the big multi-district legal proceedings against the ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jun 20, 2019

Let's get something out of the way from the start: Gerald Uden is trying one of the oldest tricks in the book. Years after coming clean about murdering his ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jun 19, 2019

Our painted pianos A tip of the piano lid to Cameron Fehring, Arts in Action and affiliated volunteers for launching the Painted Pianos of Fremont County ...


Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jun 18, 2019

Buckets Our rainy 2019 continues, as much of Fremont County was soaked by driving rain storms again as the new week began. We are in the time of year when ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jun 13, 2019

It's doubtful whether anyone was astonished by staff writer Clair McFarland's statistical analysis of a month's worth of service calls answered by the Riverton ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jun 2, 2019

Customary in today's high school graduation routine is the selection of a class motto. With Fremont County's graduation season finally complete (first ceremony ...


Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 30, 2019

Legend has it that George Harrison, the lead guitarist for the Beatles, was so sick and tired of the squabbling over money and control between bandmates John ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 28, 2019

Tuesday notes Important message Our confidential and highly sensitive Ranger new sources have shared the contents of an important and sensitive message ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 23, 2019

Kevin Frederick, the top official from the Department of Environmental Quality present at Monday night's public hearing in Riverton about the Moneta Divide ...


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