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By Robert H. Peck
Jan 18, 2019

I look on sleep with envy even more than I ever did as a younger person. It's because I don't get any. Not very much, at least. Not that I don't have time ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 18, 2019

In the days of high interest rates paid by banks, they used to talk about high-interest savings accounts and checking accounts where interest was "compounded ...

Betty Starks Case
Jan 17, 2019

"Write what you know." That's the advice and guidance I've heard most often repeated by writing instructors. I received encouraging comments from male ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 17, 2019

Wyoming waited longer than most state to permit licenses plates deviating from the basic style. There were very small differences in licenses plates for ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jan 17, 2019

The next community If you've been following the local fundraising drive to raise money to pay for a feasibility study on the Riverton Medical District's plan ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jan 16, 2019

A day at a time "In the bleak midwinter," begins a song often sung around Christmas time - when winter actually is only a few days old. Even now, in the midst ...


By Randy Tucker
Jan 16, 2019

It's the best kept secret in Fremont County.The Wyoming Indian girls are good this season, very good, maybe good on a legendary scale. Wyoming Indian head ...

By Randy Tucker
Jan 13, 2019

I watched perhaps the saddest example of what passes for presidential leadership in my lifetime this week as President Trump rattled off mythical statistics to ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 13, 2019

Hundreds of ideas for new laws were pre-filed before the Wyoming Legislature convened into general session on Tuesday. Among the most talked-about is ...


By Robert H. Peck
Jan 11, 2019

Leaving a place used to simply mean leaving behind the location, the objects there, the people I knew. As I've developed my birding hobby, it's also come to ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 11, 2019

Less than two weeks ago The Ranger compiled and published our annual list of the top 10 local news stories of 2018. We already may well have seen No. 1 for ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 10, 2019

Being the least-populated state in the nation isn't always a great thing, but one advantage it gives Wyoming over the other 49 states is that important public ...


By Clair McFarland
Jan 10, 2019

I'll have you know I didn't lose my cat. I merely misplaced her. The day after Christmas I wrote a tale from the perspective of a stray cat who had been ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 9, 2019

Our state has a new governor. Mark Gordon, elected in November after a term and a half as Wyoming State Treasurer, took the oath of office Monday morning in ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 8, 2019

Back in the saddle We're back on our regular Ranger publication schedule after a couple of odd holiday-week interruptions. Expect five days a week from now ...


By Randy Tucker
Jan 8, 2019

"Offense is a 3-point shot or a dunk. Defense is a blocked shot." So goes the lament of those who miss the classic game of basketball -- game as it was played ...

By Randy Tucker
Jan 6, 2019

They're scattered everywhere. In the shop, the back of the truck, against the fence and next to the well house, just about anywhere they could be used. The ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 6, 2019

Every session of the Wyoming Legislature is different from the one before it. The one starting this week has more differences than most. For the first time ...


By Robert H. Peck
Jan 4, 2019

I participated this year in the Riverton Christmas Bird Count. Held annually in towns around the nation, the count seeks to inventory every avian in the area, ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 4, 2019

We're in oath-of-office season in Fremont County, Wyoming, and the nation. Most elected officials who won in November are being sworn in during these early ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 3, 2019

A national news analyst wrote about some of the history of "divided government" in Wednesday's Ranger. Much has been made about the return of Democrat Nancy ...


Betty Starks Case
Jan 3, 2019

I should know; I've been married to him since 1942. Are you feeling better about yourself this New Year of 2019? Or don't you make resolutions? My sisters ...

By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Jan 2, 2019

Deti Stadium on the campus of Laramie High School on the north side of the university city is just a name to most people, but it has a history attached to the ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jan 2, 2019

2019 Your daily newspaper staff appreciated the day off Tuesday in observance of New Year's Day. Not every holiday affects our publication schedule, depending ...


By Steven R. Peck Publisher
Dec 30, 2018

New Year's resolutions are good things. Even if we don't follow through. They are better if we do follow through, of course. But that isn't necessarily the ...

By Randy Tucker
Dec 30, 2018

Almost an inch had fallen overnight. Beverly and Darlene, the next door neighbor girls, ran over to our house early the next morning. "No school today, it's ...

By Robert H. Peck
Dec 28, 2018

I hate the idea of being identified by things I've chosen to put on my car. Maybe it's because I judge other people so much for their own roadway ...


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