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By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 17, 2017

Michael Higgs brought some news to those in attendance at a recent Quilts of Valor ceremony in Riverton, where U.S. military veterans are presented with quilts ...

By Clair McFarland
Nov 16, 2017

There was a woman who loved November more than any other month, but didn't know why. She fumbled for a reason. "Perhaps it's the refreshing chill," she ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 16, 2017

If someone called The Ranger office in the vicinity of 1968 there was a possibility that the young man answering the phone would greet the caller by saying ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 15, 2017

The U.S. 10th Circuit Court has decided not to re-hear arguments in the Wind River Indian Reservation border dispute with the State of Wyoming, which ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 14, 2017

Dutiful November We're halfway through November now, and so far winter is being kept at bay. The Old Man is dipping his toe into the pool but so far ...

By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Nov 12, 2017

"We have shared the incommunicable experience of war, we have felt, we still feel, the passion of life to its top. In our youth our hearts were touched with ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 12, 2017

Central Wyoming College is suggesting that it play a larger role in local economic development operations. Trustees talked it over during a public board ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 10, 2017

One year ago today I was preparing for a night when I wouldn't sleep. Not for one second. I was lying in a hospital bed, three days after having a heart ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 10, 2017

Dennis Prager ought to send a thank-you note to the University of Wyoming student body. How's that? Dennis Prager, the conservative radio host whose speaking ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 9, 2017

A week or two ago, we used the space to encourage Fremont County residents to participate in the local Coats for Folks project. It's a simple idea - find ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 8, 2017

The nation is troubled again by news of a mass shooting, this one at a church in Texas. The perpetrator has since been revealed to have been a wife beater, a ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 7, 2017

Standard? The twice-annual changing of the clocks always is a bit of a jolt, but now that daylight saving time takes up two-thirds of the year instead ...


By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Nov 5, 2017

q That's Las Vegas, and those long reds are there for a reason. The average American will spend 142 days of life waiting for a red light to turn green. It ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 5, 2017

A somewhat unexpected meeting of the minds regarding the sage grouse took place a few days ago between Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead and his gubernatorial ...

By Robert H. Peck, Staff Writer
Nov 3, 2017

What's the most meaningful holiday, to you? Christmas, New Year's, the Fourth of July? How about the holiday you work hardest to celebrate? Thanksgiving for ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 3, 2017

When Courtney Bohlender decided to accept the city of Riverton's request to become the interim city administrator, she had to change her plans. She had ...

By Clair McFarland
Nov 2, 2017

In late October, I wrote this in my journal: "The honey-locust tree is losing its leaves this morning - an answer to last night's swooping frost. "The ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 2, 2017

America loves the Super Bowl and all, but the World Series has been really something two years in a row. The Houston Astros didn't observe a world series ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 1, 2017

The era of commercial air service by Great Lakes Airlines at Riverton Regional Airport has come to an end. The final flight in what was a few months short of a ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 31, 2017

Happy Halloween There's no formal definition of the "holiday season," although everyone seems to concur that Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day ...

By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Oct 29, 2017

It's a line I used with the kids in my classroom for a long time.One of them will bring up some inane event, sometimes totally unrelated to the topic at hand, ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 29, 2017

Is commercial air service in Fremont County important enough to pay an extra sales tax to support it? Some people think so. Emphatically. Next year, all ...

By Robert H. Peck, Staff Writer
Oct 27, 2017

Last year was my first as a householder in position to expect trick-or-treaters of my own on Halloween, but I'm still young enough to remember ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 27, 2017

There is a thousand-volt sticker shock attached to this week's report that U.S. Department of Interior intends to increase the per-car entry fee for both ...


by Betty Starks Case
Oct 26, 2017

A true Wyoming autumn has descended upon us -- color everywhere. From tall living-room windows we see purple mountains decked with snow. Across the street, ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 26, 2017

As the President of the United States lurches through another week of damaging news developments caused by his own conduct and the reactions to it, the country ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 25, 2017

Think of getting a flu shot as performing a community service. A good deed. Doing the right thing. Because you are. Everyone knows flu season is approaching. ...


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