Menu

Story category: Opinion

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 21, 2019

Crackling through space from a quarter-million miles away, the astronaut's voice reached Mission Control in Houston. "Tranquility base here. The Eagle has ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 19, 2019

In 1969, the Apollo 11 moon landing didn't "break" well for America's newspapers. The Ranger, for example, published Monday through Friday in those days. The ...

Betty Starks Case
Jul 18, 2019

I know a columnist shouldn't write on more than one subject at a time. But what does one do when so many events light up July? By the time this month ...


Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 18, 2019

Editor's note: This editorial on the Riverton Rendezvous balloon rally first appeared in 2004. An updated version has been repeated annually since ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 16, 2019

Less than broiling We caught a break Saturday from Mother Nature on the first big day of Riverton Rendezvous events. By no means was it unseasonably cool, ...

By Randy Tucker
Jul 14, 2019

It's one of those distant memories you don't really know if you remember or if it is there because of older people relaying the story to you. Either way, in my ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 14, 2019

In Fremont County, our assessed valuation -- the tax base, in other words -- is about $300 million less than it was 10 years ago, as much as one-third below its ...

Robert H. Peck
Jul 10, 2019

Hear me, dear reader, as I lay before you a piteous and preposterous presumption that so many of us hold. I write of the the dastardly lie of a tale we tell ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 10, 2019

We have just passed a July date from history that we celebrate as a major holiday. But the Fourth of July has virtually nothing to do with Wyoming. But ...


Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 10, 2019

Hot Notes/Thundering Nites The familiar summertime Fremont County weather pattern that includes the off-spoken phrase "afternoon and evening thunderstorms" ...

Randy Tucker
Jul 7, 2019

I read the "Lord of the Rings" series for the first time more than four decades ago. I've read it twice since. To me, one phrase stands out in J.R.R. Tolkien's ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 7, 2019

Anyone who thought that the crowded field of Republican primary candidates for years ago was a bizarre spectacle must have been flabbergasted by the site of 20 ...


Robert H. Peck
Jul 5, 2019

On this flag-waving weekend, I ask: What is the USA's signature food? There isn't a lot of debate here. It's apple pie. Maybe some will argue for the hot ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 5, 2019

The facts, figures, and anecdotes are being collected and discussed about the city of Riverton's first legal-fireworks Fourth of July in decades. Anyone who ...

Betty Starks Case
Jul 3, 2019

This morning, beginning the column, I thought I had a problem. July 4, my usual publishing day, is a national holiday. Plenty of subject material there. But ...


Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 3, 2019

Here is an information tidbit that might catch some people by surprise: The most dangerous month of the year for automobile accidents involving drunk driving ...

Steve Peck, Publisher
Jul 2, 2019

All-summer month July is here, and it has arrived in top form so far. No brutally hot days are in the forecast for a while yet, and we are left in these ...

Clair McFarland, Staff Writer
Jun 27, 2019

Last week I came home after a busy day to a box outside my door and a voicemail from my mom, which said "Clair, Grandma left a box outside your door." This ...


Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jun 27, 2019

Gerrymandering is OK The Supreme Court has ruled, but it's never going to be an issue in Wyoming The nation learned Thursday morning of the United States ...

Randy Tucker
Jun 23, 2019

q I consider it the greatest of all academic subjects. I had a less-than-stellar building principal early in my teaching career who fancied himself a ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jun 23, 2019

As news headlines accumulate about which local governments are and are not signing on to join the big multi-district legal proceedings against the ...


Betty Starks Case
Jun 20, 2019

Latest news flash: Wyoming's oldest citizens are getting older. Latest Wyoming worry: The state's oldest citizens are costing the state money. Further, ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jun 20, 2019

Let's get something out of the way from the start: Gerald Uden is trying one of the oldest tricks in the book. Years after coming clean about murdering his ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jun 18, 2019

Buckets Our rainy 2019 continues, as much of Fremont County was soaked by driving rain storms again as the new week began. We are in the time of year when ...


By Randy Tucker
Jun 16, 2019

The tomatoes will be a little late this year. In an example of the quirks of living in the unpredictable climate of Fremont County, a frost hit last Saturday ...

By Steven R. Peck
Jun 16, 2019

It's Fathers Day this Sunday. Again this year, we suggest using the occasion to learn more about Dad. Ask some questions as time and patience permit. Where ...

Clair McFarland
Jun 13, 2019

Legend had it, the snake couldn't die. We met our pet snake while he was sunning on tectonic sandstones the 10th day of spring, but there was a dispute over ...


Read The Ranger...
2019-08-18
2019-08-16
2019-08-15
Show Older Posts
 
Show Newer Posts