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By Betty Starks Case
May 24, 2018

There's a holiday weekend coming up. Its manner of celebration means so many things to so many people, I almost don't know what to call it. Our own ...

By Steven R. Peck
May 24, 2018

In a turn of events that safely could be called stunning, the United States government, an agency of which three-plus years ago had stated that Riverton still ...

By Steven R. Peck
May 23, 2018

A nice ceremony in a wonderfully scenic setting took place lateTuesdaymorning near the summit of South Pass. The State of Wyoming has renamed a sizable ...


By Steven R. Peck
May 22, 2018

Closed Monday First, a bit of forward-looking holiday housekeeping: The Ranger newspaper office will be closed next Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial ...

By Randy Tucker
May 20, 2018

"Blood, the gift of life," is the motto of the American Red Cross.There is no doubt that blood is just about the most vital component of not only the American ...

By Steven R. Peck
May 20, 2018

Each year our annual graduation edition, in addition to the names and/or faces of virtually every Fremont County high school and college graduate, lists the ...


By Steven R. Peck
May 18, 2018

There is a familiar sameness to what might be called "graduation season" every year in Fremont County, but no two graduating classes are ever alike. And, ...

By Robert H. Peck
May 18, 2018

Our DVR recorder here at home routinely just stops working. This is about a larger issue, but I'll start here. The DVR, which was new in August, will be ...

By Steven R. Peck
May 17, 2018

Efforts locally on the Wyoming Public Lands Initiative have been hit and miss. That was expected. When the topic is how, or if, to permanently reclassify lands ...


By Clair McFarland
May 17, 2018

Here lived a tree named Ash, tall and bent. He had dark eyes, long limbs, and bark of integrated depths. He was deliberate in all his ways. Springtime ...

By Randy Tucker
May 15, 2018

It rained a little on Friday. The wind blew a little too. It snowed, rained, the wind blew, and it was a little foggy on Saturday. No this isn't the ...

By Steven R. Peck
May 15, 2018

No complaints Flooding was predicted over the weekend along the Wind and Little Wind rivers, but it was very minor and isolated if it happened at all. ...


By Lee Hamilton
May 11, 2018

Call me a contrarian. Or even a Pollyanna. But when everyone around me is filled with gloom and despair, seeing dire portents in every political headline, I ...

By Steven R. Peck
May 11, 2018

Your mother is a human being. That's obvious, of course. She's not a tree, or a chair, or a dolphin. What we mean is that she is a person in and of herself, ...

by Betty Starks Case
May 10, 2018

Do you imagine that residents of a place named "Homestead" commune with only the olderly? That we spend our time reminiscing of our own younger days? This ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 10, 2018

It wouldbe best not to overplay the overnight release of three Americans who had been detained in North Korea -- or to underplay it, either. There were some ...

By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Apr 29, 2018

"It has recently been demonstrated that the Garden of Eden was not in Palestine, but is still situated on the Shoshone Indian reservation in Wyoming, and that ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 29, 2018

There seems to be an unhealthy level of what might be called the "if/then" fallacy going around. That's the one in which otherwise level-headed people ...


By Robert H. Peck
Apr 27, 2018

What's the best fruit? Now, I know what you're thinking. "He's just going to do the same thing he always does in these columns, where he picks some ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 27, 2018

We're nearing the end of April, which is designated as National Poetry Month. The great poets are to be loved and, if we are honest with ourselves, envied. ...

by Betty Starks Case
Apr 26, 2018

With Son and Daughter working hard to empty our house and ready it for sale after our move to Homestead Assisted Living, my last column ended with a pile of ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 26, 2018

Three different Ranger reporters have combined over the years to cover the ongoing disagreement and accompanying legal proceedings over whether the City of ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 25, 2018

Last winter a TV show produced by Netflix called "Mindhunter" dramatized the early days of FBI "profiling." That's the practice of using information about the ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 24, 2018

Slowpoke season If spring might be defined as a tug-of-war between winter and summer, this year winter isn't letting the rope slip through its fingers ...


By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Apr 22, 2018

The secret of life, a theme that everyone who ever lived shares to the limit of individual intelligence. What is the actual meaning of life, and is there ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 22, 2018

A colorful part of many elections in this country is the isolated voting precinct which takes pride in being the first to report its vote totals. Most famous ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 20, 2018

Sundayis Earth Day, and it brings a movie to mind. One of the famous one-word movie quotes in the history of the American screen comes in "The Graduate," ...


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