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By Robert H. Peck
Jul 20, 2018

Driving through midwestern cornfields at 8:30 in the evening is among the more beautiful experiences the continent has to offer. The sky is soupy, different ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jul 20, 2018

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

By Betty Starks Case
Jul 19, 2018

OK, so I'm not that good at it myself. But my schoolteacher mother tried. The question still haunts us today, in so many ways. Do words really mean what they ...


By Steven R. Peck
Jul 19, 2018

On Tuesday, when planners of the state's proposed skilled nursing home for Wyoming veterans described what their intentions were and what they needed from the ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jul 18, 2018

No one witnessing the presentationsTuesdayin both Riverton and Lander concerning the planned skilled nursing home for veterans in Wyoming could have come ...

By Randy Tucker
Jul 17, 2018

It was inevitable. Someone challenges a thing you hold dear, something you identify with or an image associated with an entire lifestyle and there is ...


By Steven R. Peck
Jul 17, 2018

The hot season The heat wave that held the Wind River basin in its ferocious hands for several days dissipated finally as the new week ...

By Randy Tucker
Jul 15, 2018

When you called the house the greeting was always the same: "Cotton residence, Dick Cotton speaking." It was a throwback to more civil phone conversations ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jul 15, 2018

Lesson one from the 2018 primary election for governor: Not all conservative Republicans are the same. During two debate forms Thursday night hosted in part ...


By Steven R. Peck
Jul 13, 2018

After struggling with the issue for more than six months, Fremont County School District 25 in Riverton has expelled three students for their roles in a hazing ...

By Clair McFarland
Jul 12, 2018

I remember when I was a good cook. It seems like only yesterday. In the heyday of that era, I sat in a perfectly clean kitchen, while my one baby played ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jul 12, 2018

You know what ought to be a major campaign issue in Fremont County this year? Reopening the county offices in Riverton that were shuttered in 2017. It came ...


By Steven R. Peck
Jul 11, 2018

A common phrase accompanying discussion of the 2018 election is, "It's still early," but actually we're not much more than a month away from the primary. Now ...

By Randy Tucker
Jul 11, 2018

On Saturday, the population of South Pass City swelled to a level it had not seen since it finished second to Cheyenne in voting for a location for a Wyoming ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jul 11, 2018

Fourth follow-up The Ranger and its staff appreciate the day off last Wednesday, the Fourth of July. It cost us one day of publication, something we don't ...


By Steven R. Peck
Jul 3, 2018

No paperWednesday With the hot summer holiday arriving this week, we begin with some newspaper housekeeping: The Ranger will not publish onWednesday, July ...

By Randy Tucker
Jul 1, 2018

People, especially teenagers, often complain at being bored. I can honestly say that feeling hasn't bothered me much throughout my life, and it definitely ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jul 1, 2018

To those who watched the four-your legal challenge mounted by the Wind River Indian Reservation drives to redraw the boundaries of the reservation so as to ...


By Robert H. Peck
Jun 29, 2018

I hadn't spent a lot of time in Wyoming in a car in the last few years. But recently, I have, and I've identified something called the WY Speed Limit. The WY ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jun 29, 2018

If there is a difference in definition between effects and consequences, then we may be seeing it play out this summer regarding the United States Supreme ...

By Clair McFarland
Jun 28, 2018

When are we too old to fall in love with Beowulf? Now, I'm not saying there's an age limit to falling in love, in general. The requirements for that are ...


By Steven R. Peck
Jun 28, 2018

Last year, the President of the United States made a big show of inviting Harley Davidson motorcycle executives to the White House, and they brought some big ...

By Craig Blumenshine
Jun 28, 2018

Deception sometimes can be raised to high art. Magicians work wonders with it. Look over there, while something different and surprising is happening over ...

The Ranger
Jun 27, 2018

Editor's note: This is an editorial reply to a letter to the editor published on June 27. You can read that letter online ...


By Steven R. Peck
Jun 26, 2018

Land of cotton Every summer in Fremont County has its similarities. We can pretty much count on having a lot of days of hot, dry weather, with ...

By Randy Tucker
Jun 24, 2018

Three weeks ago we were standing in line to view the greatest political documents of American history. The Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jun 24, 2018

The parade of primary election candidates coming through Fremont County has begun in earnest. It's going to last awhile. The presence of the candidates means ...


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