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Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Feb 2, 2020

O come all ye faithful Our annual Super Bowl 'holiday' message, (plus the ever-lengthening poem) Super Bowl Sunday is a national holiday in every way ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 3, 2020

There it was in the New York Times: "Why your New Year's resolution to go to the gym will fail." Thanks a lot, America's Newspaper of Record. Nothing like ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 2, 2020

It's 2020 Your daily newspaper staff appreciated the day off Wednesday as we rang in the new year with a holiday for the newspaper staff. We don't plan to ...


Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 24, 2019

Longtime TV watchers of "a certain age," as we say, might remember the 1970s comedy and variety program "The Flip Wilson Show." The show featured a live ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 15, 2019

Commemorations and observances this week in our state are noting the 150th anniversary of women's suffrage. Suffrage is an old-fashioned word which simply ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 15, 2019

True, celestial, scientific winter, as defined by the sun and Earth, arrives on the shortest, darkest day of the year. It's happening today. It's our darkest ...


Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 8, 2019

No one has ever counted exactly how many letters Santa Claus we've published through the years in our annual Christmas greetings edition. Not to get too ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 6, 2019

We are just about at the end of the week. Soon we will be nearing the end of a month. We are almost at the end of the year. And one more thing: We are ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 5, 2019

By now, many readers have seen the startling video footage of the three citizens in London who confronted a knife-wielding terrorist on London Bridge. They ...


Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 3, 2019

White Thanksgiving The headline over our main news photo on the front page today says "Digging out." No translation needed there. Thanksgiving week 2019 ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 1, 2019

These days, especially given the petrified divisions in basic political thinking in our country, there's lots of advice being offered about how to negotiate ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 29, 2019

Apparently, the concept of shopping in local stores is being described in some circles as a "movement." That term suggests that shopping at home is some new ...


Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 27, 2019

When asked, on the occasion of Thanksgiving Day, what we are thankful for, our responses might tend to run to the predictable, the conformist and the ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 26, 2019

No paper Thursday First, some holiday season housekeeping. The Ranger will not publish this Thursday, Nov. 28, in observance of Thanksgiving. We will we ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 24, 2019

Just how bad is Wyoming's constantly talked-about revenue crisis? In one way, the raw numbers look rough. In another, there is almost a boy-who-cried wolf ...


Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 22, 2019

Ever since the Wyoming Department of Education declared that the Tonkin Activities Center property in Riverton was obsolete, School District 25 has been trying ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 20, 2019

High school sports competition in Wyoming took an interesting turn in recent days when the state association governing high school sports voted to authorize ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 14, 2019

The Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey show went out of business a couple of years ago, but Americans still longing for a three-ring circus need look no ...


Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 12, 2019

Lifting clouds Mother Nature met us halfway on Monday for Veterans Day. It was not a warm day, but early morning clouds lifted in time for the 11 a.m. ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 1, 2019

For the first time in more than a decade Riverton's downtown trick-or-treat activity didn't happen on Halloween Never fear, organized Halloween remains alive ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 30, 2019

Riverton's downtown trick-or-treating event is not being held this year, meaning there probably will be more you goblins and ghosts in residential ...


Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 29, 2019

Too much, too soon A second jolt of Arctic air in October is plunging us into mid-winter conditions well before we're ready. Where did you hang that winter ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 27, 2019

A few days ago, those of us who spend our time sitting in newsrooms with a police scanner squawking in the background listened to a not-so-unusual incident ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 25, 2019

A few years ago a man found his 15 minutes of fame in the national spotlight by circulating a petition against any form of new taxation and demanding that ...


Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 23, 2019

Circular traffic control The 'roundabout' is being discussed as a future possibility, not a current necessity If you've never experienced a traffic ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 22, 2019

Quick We are experiencing what writers from earlier generations might have referred to as the "quickening of the season." Here in the final full week of ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 17, 2019

If city-sponsored recycling in Riverton comes to an end, residents will have no one to blame but themselves. Years ago the city agreed to establish a ...


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