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By Randy Tucker
Nov 14, 2021

Hope and despair are sister emotions, largely dependent on how we view a situation. I'm not quite ready to join the polyanna culture of the 1970s with those ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 14, 2021

Remember last year, when there was so much oil on the global marketplace, at precisely the same time demand for petroleum products was shrinking amid the ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 12, 2021

In our data hungry society, there are those who watch the daily changes in coronavirus vaccine percentages with something best described as intensity, if not ...


Robert H. Peck
Nov 12, 2021

Cooler weather is about more than just the sweaters. True, we do hear a lot about sweater weather in the fall --how it gets colder, but how in some ways ...

By Randy Tucker
Nov 7, 2021

The transcontinental railroad was the signature engineering achievement of the 19th century, at least in America. The Suez Canal, completed by the French also ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 7, 2021

Newspaper publishers, editors and reporters with any common sense (and we know that's only some of them) never believed for a second that the portion of the ...


By Randy Tucker
Oct 31, 2021

Bookends and goal posts: Both metaphors for life depending on your background. Halloween 2021 marks one of these as a set point in my life. Looking back 40 ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 31, 2021

Suppose somebody ran the same red light three days in a row, causing pedestrians crossing the street to dive for cover, other cars to swerve onto the sidewalks ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 19, 2021

Tuesday notes Pack it on No one minded last week's season-opening snowstorm all that much, because it moved through quickly, leaving our populated areas ...


By Randy Tucker
Oct 17, 2021

Gold eagles are impressive on the base or post commander's collar. All those scrambled egg designs look great on the cap of the captain in commanding the ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 17, 2021

Tribes and the WBC Biz council grants must be available to the tribes, and the Legislature must see to it There's not much point anymorein asking how ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 15, 2021

Around the nation, October is recognized as the month both to remind the public about the basic principles and practices of fire safety, and to recognize ...


Clair McFarland
Oct 14, 2021

Coach soccer, they said. It'll be fun. When we signed our 7-year-old twins up to play youth soccer, the league director told all the parents that if one of ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 14, 2021

From governments to private citizens, sensible snow removal helps everyone We got off easier than expected with this week's snowstorm, which threatened to ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 13, 2021

Could Amtrak come back to Wyoming? We ran a news brief on the idea in Tuesday's Ranger. The City of Rock Springs endorsed Amtrak's return. Expanding passenger ...


By Randy Tucker
Oct 10, 2021

Online education is a great alternative to in-person instruction, but don't assume that it has the same quality as live interaction with a teacher or ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 10, 2021

When the Wyoming Legislature crosses most people's minds, thoughts of winter days at the Capitol building in Cheyenne come to mine most readily. Usually, ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 8, 2021

The Nobel Peace Prize was announced Friday, and two reporters won it. They aren't reporters who take a camera over to Kiwanis Kids Fishing Day on a Saturday ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 7, 2021

Help Avenue of Flags Any contribution is welcome to help volunteers meet the costs of buying, repairing and placing flags on Main Street and Federal ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 6, 2021

Quick -- name a Nobel Prize winner. It's not all that easy, is it? Some Americans probably would remember that Jimmy Carter, Al Gore and Barack Obama won ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 30, 2021

Do the American people support spending $1.4 trillion to build, rebuild and/or upgrade highways, bridges, airports, seaports, pipelines, transmission lines and ...


Clair McFarland
Sep 30, 2021

Hearing "Mountain Time" by Ian Munsick burst open the capillaries of my imagination. The song is about rushing home from a tour to be with one's love, but ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 29, 2021

"Food insecurity" is a nicer way of saying "hunger." Many Fremont County residents might not realize it, but there are significant numbers of people here who ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 28, 2021

Thanks, Ma There is no official, verifiable, unimpeachable way to determine what day of a particular year has the best weather. Not everyone even agrees ...


By Randy Tucker
Sep 26, 2021

September marks the beginning of hunting season in Wyoming, a time of harvest you might say. But it's not so much a harvest of wildlife, as a harvest ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 26, 2021

New enrollment figures at the University of Wyoming show a decrease of about 300 students this fall. The decline comes in the category called "returning ...

Robert H. Peck
Sep 17, 2021

Yes, I've shared this before, but recent SRIs (Sock Related Incidents) compel me to revisit the topic with readers. ---------- How many socks have you ...


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