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By Clair McFarland
Sep 20, 2018

The Husband was looking at houses for sale, but I wasn't so sure. We had lived in our house on Forest Drive for more than eight years, filled the place with ...

By Steven R. Peck
Sep 19, 2018

We are getting a kick out of the aerial photographs of the North Federal reconstruction site shot from the camera mounted on a remote-controlled drone. The ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 18, 2018

Hot September Even as the first trees are beginning to turn from summer green to fall gold, the Wind River Basincontinues to be - blessed? afflicted? ...


By Betty Starts Case
Sep 13, 2018

"From start to finish the terrorist operation took barely three hours. Three hours of terror and chaos that brought a nation to a halt." Thus reads the ...

By Steven R. Peck
Sep 13, 2018

The sagebrush was crackling Monday afternoon as a brisk breeze pushed flames up a hill toward a vulnerable house east of Ethete on 17 Mile Road. Firefighters ...

By Steven R. Peck
Sep 12, 2018

A news staff member who recently had been in a big city in the Eastern Time Zone saw a marquee outside a huge high school there. reading "Homecoming ...


By Steven R. Peck
Sep 4, 2018

Holiday Your daily newspaper staff appreciated the day off on Monday. While Monday is no longer a publication day for us, it normally is a work day. We kept ...

By Randy Tucker
Sep 2, 2018

Milestones. Traditions. Rites of passage. All phrases we use in delineating the most significant parts of our lives. We remember that first furtive glance, ...

By Steven R. Peck
Sep 2, 2018

Surely there is no more to be said about John McCain, is there, than was said at his moving, fascinating and, it is fair to say, highly entertaining funeral ...


By Steven R. Peck
Aug 31, 2018

Aretha Franklin couldn't have a quick funeral. Too many people wanted to say goodbye. She died two weeks ago, but it wasn't until Friday afternoon that she ...

By Robert H. Peck
Aug 31, 2018

I only saw a tornado once in my life growing up. I was driving back from Shoshoni to Riverton with my mom. We looked out the left window of the car, over to ...

By Betty Starks Case
Aug 30, 2018

We watched the fires die. We saw the column grow. Thirty years since the huge Yellowstone Park fires? Thirty-plus years since this column first saw ...


By Steven R. Peck
Aug 30, 2018

Another meeting organized by the Save Our Riverton Hospital group took placeMonday night. Originally it had been scheduled for the small lecture auditorium in ...

By Steven R. Peck
Aug 29, 2018

We have made a change in our opinion page.It has to do with something we are ending rather than something we are starting. We are discontinuing our ...

By Steven R. Peck
Aug 28, 2018

Labor Day First, a bit of holiday housekeeping. The Ranger offices at 421 East Main in downtown Riverton will be closed next Monday, Sept. 3, in observance of ...


By Randy Tucker
Aug 26, 2018

The voicemail from my friend Mike Donaldson, who is also the director at the Central Wyoming College Equine Center, sums up last Thursday afternoon. "I'm ...

By Steven R. Peck
Aug 26, 2018

A typical post-mortem activity for any losing political campaign is a long round of soul-searching about what went wrong. No doubt that is exactly what is ...

By Steve Peck
Aug 24, 2018

In three-plus decades of daring to put election predictions in print, I've had better results than I had this week, and I've had worse. Here's a post-mortem on ...


By Steven R. Peck
Aug 24, 2018

100 percent GOP If you are a Democrat looking for votes in Fremont County, don't count on any support in Lysite. The small precinct in eastern Fremont County ...

By Clair McFarland
Aug 23, 2018

After eight years of dating, my brother Seth finally married his longtime girlfriend, Jess, last Saturday. Our four sons had never been to a wedding before, ...

By Steven R. Peck
Aug 23, 2018

- Shoshoni could claim to be the political hotbed of Fremont County, at least judging by the primary election candidates on Tuesday. In a town of about 600 ...


By Steven R. Peck
Aug 22, 2018

Takeaways fromTuesday'sprimary election are many and varied, as always: - The first is the clear and resilient strength of Fremont County Commissioner ...

By Steve Peck
Aug 21, 2018

After having written a pre-election column every year since 1986, I missed the 2016 general election because I was having a heart attack at the time. I watched ...

By Steven R. Peck
Aug 21, 2018

Ring the bell Mondaywas the start of school for most school districts in Fremont County. Aug. 20 is one of the earliest back-to-school dates in local history ...


By Randy Tucker
Aug 21, 2018

Sports, ideally, can be a lesson in altruism, a venue to instill the traits we hope our children will carry with them into adulthood. Among the most obvious ...

By Randy Tucker
Aug 19, 2018

There are a few good things as the end of the summer approaches. Most of us thoroughly enjoy the 11 to 13 weeks between last and first frost that mark the ...

By Steven R. Peck
Aug 19, 2018

Voter turnout for primary elections always seems to be lower than in general elections. That's a curiosity. Most of the time, the primary election is where ...


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