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By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 16, 2020

"Wait till you hear this!" blared the cable TV news anchor Wednesday. A tantalizing tease, for sure. It turned out to be the video clip from a moment ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 15, 2020

There's more to the Fremont County jobs market than the simple unemployment rate. Sometimes, in fact, a higher rate can be a good thing. It used to be that ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 14, 2020

The cold season In the midst of a long winter, it can be tempting to get our head of ourselves in looking forward to spring. The truth is, we aren't even ...


By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Jan 12, 2020

The destination took a bit of effort to locate. Located on a winding side road, off a barely paved private lane that connects to a secondary road in Center ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 12, 2020

Losing passenger air service would have been a demoralizing and economically critical loss for Fremont County. It almost happened in 2016, but it didn't. ...

Robert H. Peck
Jan 10, 2020

I've been visiting my family here in Wyoming for the past few weeks. That's fortunate not only because I like to see them, but because this can be a lonely ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 10, 2020

"What do you do with a general when he stops being a general?" croons Bing Crosby in the fun holiday movie from the 1950s called "White Christmas." Plot ...

By Clair McFarland
Jan 9, 2020

It's not possible to go overboard with winter house-cleaning. While other families tracked the Elf on a Shelf this Christmas, I explained the noxious ways of ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 9, 2020

The wheels of bureaucracy turn slowly, even in the least populated state in the nation. Often that's a frustrating state of affairs, but in the case of the ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 7, 2020

A fond word now about Ned Case. Ranger readers who didn't know him probably felt they did. His wife, Betty Starks Case, mentions Ned frequently in her ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 7, 2020

Big blow That was quite a wind we had Monday morning in Fremont County. Dare we say it had something of the feel of spring to it? Reporter Katie Roenigk ...

By Randy Tucker
Jan 5, 2020

It was great while it lasted. Denver Air Connection makes its final flights to Riverton and Sheridan next week after an incredibly successful run to both ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 5, 2020

Naming the top 10 stories of a year that has just ended is a relatively easy task, but predicting the big news to come is more complicated. What news might ...

Robert H. Peck
Jan 3, 2020

On New Year's Day, I took a hike up to the Popo Agie Falls falls above Lander. I'd done it many times before,but never in the winter. It was both wonderful ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 3, 2020

There it was in the New York Times: "Why your New Year's resolution to go to the gym will fail." Thanks a lot, America's Newspaper of Record. Nothing like ...


Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 2, 2020

It's 2020 Your daily newspaper staff appreciated the day off Wednesday as we rang in the new year with a holiday for the newspaper staff. We don't plan to ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 31, 2019

Tuesday notes Last day We have reached the 365th and final day of 2019. That's always a fun and very busy occasion at the local newspaper office. We fill ...

By Randy Tucker
Dec 29, 2019

"I thought, well, there would be other days, but that was the only day." That's my favorite quote from "Field of Dreams." It epitomizes those unnoticed ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 29, 2019

Fatal fires We've had two this month, and the impact is damaging to all of us No news of an accidental death in a community is happy. But something about ...

Robert H. Peck
Dec 27, 2019

It's tempting to be let down this time of year. For many of us, the holidays are over (or soon to be), and we have the long, cold months of January and ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 27, 2019

Would anyone care to get in doing a chess match - or, perhaps, a poker game - with either Mitch McConnell or Nancy Pelosi? The two masters of congressional ...


By Clair McFarland
Dec 26, 2019

Riverton, it's been a rough year. 2019 was bookended with the still-unsolved double homicide of Jocelyn Watt and Rudy Perez on its infant side, and the ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 26, 2019

Holiday adjustments Normally we start the publication week with "Tuesday notes," but Christmas Eve on Tuesday threw assorted monkey wrenches into our ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 24, 2019

Longtime TV watchers of "a certain age," as we say, might remember the 1970s comedy and variety program "The Flip Wilson Show." The show featured a live ...


By Randy Tucker
Dec 22, 2019

My brother-in-law Matt has worked for United Parcel Service for 35-plus years. A standing joke of Matt's is that he now works for Amazon. It's a sentiment ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Dec 22, 2019

Perfect light We make it ourselves this time of year - and celebrate True, celestial, scientific winter, as defined by the sun and Earth, arrives on the ...

Robert H. Peck
Dec 20, 2019

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and that means cookies. Be honest with yourself: You know you like a good Christmas cookie, even if you promise you ...


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