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Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 11, 2019

Some years we make a bigger deal of it than other years. We have a big book of old Rangers from 1953 that included a four-pace special edition during National ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 10, 2019

Donald Trump raised eyebrows and hackles late Sunday when, perhaps to try to divert attention from the widening impeachment inquiry that is not making him look ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 10, 2019

There have been lots of close football games between archrivals Riverton and Lander since the two began playing annually (and sometimes twice a year) shortly ...


Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 8, 2019

Fine fall October has delivered the goods so far. Often credited as the month capable of bringing the finest weather of our year, the 10th month of 2019 ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 6, 2019

Wyoming lawmakers are falling prey to one of the great temptations in all the state government again this fall. They are trying to tweak the Hathaway ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 4, 2019

Some citizens of our community, understandably, are impatient to receive more official information regarding the Sept. 21 shooting death of Anderson Antelope ...


Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 2, 2019

Emerging in recent election cycles in Wyoming is the political candidate who runs for statewide office despite not being a resident of the state. It's ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 1, 2019

Pure autumn October begins, one of two all-fall months. When it is good, October it is very, very good; a fun month for community and school activities, a ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 22, 2019

In case nobody got the message a few weeks ago when Fremont County Sheriff Ryan Lee first told the county commissioners the Fremont County Detention Center in ...


Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 18, 2019

It's hard to know how literally to take Donald Trump's remark that the U.S. is "locked and loaded" in light of the drone aircraft strikes that knocked out a ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 17, 2019

Leafy show Fremont County is not New England or the Hudson River Valley when it comes to colorful fall leaves, but there is some beautiful turning-leaf ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 15, 2019

Fremont County has weed and pest issues. We've been a West Nile virus "leader," if that's the right word to use, for more than a decade, and now the fogging ...


Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 13, 2019

For all the talk about how Thursday night's Democratic presidential primary debate was going to be different because only 10 candidates had qualified, under ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 10, 2019

A powerful show What a difference a week makes. Coming out of Labor Day weekend, Fremont County had experienced what appears to have been its hottest ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 8, 2019

Fremont County's air service clarified further during the week when SkyWest airlines announced that local air passengers now could begin buying tickets from ...


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 ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 23, 2019

End of the road for 'Doonesbury' After five years of re-runs, today is its last day in The Ranger In the past hundred years there have been thousands of ...

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 ...


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