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Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 15, 2019

People who follow news about the economy have come to understand that an unemployment rate can fall for good reasons and not-so-good reasons. It used to be ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 14, 2019

'Frunday' paper We begin the second full week of May with a bit of newspaper housekeeping: The Ranger plans to combine its Friday and Sunday editions this ...

By Randy Tucker
May 12, 2019

If you're old enough to remember drive-in movie theaters, you're old enough to remember dancing pickles, happy hotdogs and the enduring jingle that sang, ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 12, 2019

Every creature on Earth has, or had, a mother. We are the only ones who can talk to our mothers about their lives. This is the day to do it. As a species, we ...

Betty Starks Case
May 9, 2019

Mothers Day will arrive for celebration shortly after this column hits print. I've written before about my mother, Husband Ned's mother, and all the women ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 9, 2019

Here in the newspaper office, we think any election is interesting, but the one Wyoming will conduct next year became even more so over the weekend with the ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 8, 2019

In the full version of Tuesday's front page story by staff writer Samone Yuen about financial cutbacks being made by the Northern Arapaho Tribe in its ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 7, 2019

May days We had more than enough April showers to encourage the blooming of the proverbial May flowers. After this brief period of cool and damp weather to ...

Randy Tucker
May 5, 2019

Was there ever a place as forbidding and, often, disgusting as the men's room at service stations back in the 1960s? If you're of similar vintage to mine, you ...


Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 5, 2019

Dutifully, we reported the bare facts and figures compiled by the State of Wyoming's chief economist regarding Fremont County high school student scores on the ...

Robert H. Peck
May 3, 2019

I really like birds. If you read my column regularly, you know this. As a bird guy, I try to feed birds on the porch of my apartment. This, however, has ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 3, 2019

Last week's financial aid and scholarship reception at Central Wyoming College was a nice event in and of itself, with tables, food, video presentations, ...


Clair McFarland
May 2, 2019

Once there were a king and queen who wanted desperately to have children. Eventually, they did. The queen bore twin girls, and, in a rare moment of being ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 2, 2019

ment of the Tonkin Activities Center property by School District 25 in Riverton. After reviewing local options proposed by the school district to free itself ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 1, 2019

For decades Venezuela was one of our western hemisphere's determined democracies, if not always a well-oiled machine. Importantly, the nation became an ...


Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 28, 2019

Which month? A long-gone meteorologist at the weather service office who helped us with weather news for many years used to describe unseasonably cold patches ...

Randy Tucker
Apr 28, 2019

My late friend Bill Helms often lamented on changes in the hiring procedures by the federal wilderness agencies. I wasn't privy to how these people were hired, ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 28, 2019

If ever there were a state program that needed a positive turnaround, it's the Governor's Tribal Liaison office. Wyoming learned this week that the Eastern ...


Betty Starks Case
Apr 25, 2019

Ranger Publisher Steve Peck has reminded us a couple of times that April is National Poetry Month and that poetry deserves our attention. I thought he meant ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 25, 2019

A bold sign of changing times in America has to do with today's announcement by Joe Biden that he's running for President of United States. No, there's ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 24, 2019

Planners looking at ways to manage and maintain traffic and roadways in west Riverton now, apparently, are giving more serious consideration to adding a full ...


Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 23, 2019

More than an April shower That was one big, long, wet storm Fremont County endured Sunday and Monday. If it had arrived a couple of months ago, we probably ...

Randy Tucker
Apr 21, 2019

I've spent a few hours each day this week building a boundary fence on the property line of a house and small acreage we're trying to sell. I've enjoyed ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 21, 2019

As residents of Fremont County, what do we make of the new state report showing us to have the highest poverty rate and the highest percentage of food-stamp ...


Clair McFarland, Staff Writer
Apr 18, 2019

I have been thinking about how mental illness is a first-world problem, and how it developed into a specialized science in America on the exploits of the "lost ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 18, 2019

Americans who are interested in what special counsel Robert Mueller and his investigative team actually learned in their two-year probe of the Trump ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Apr 17, 2019

the finer things of life, and civilized citizens around the world reacted together in shock at the devastating fire Monday at the world-famous, nearly ...


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