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Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 15, 2019

Fremont County has weed and pest issues. We've been a West Nile virus "leader," if that's the right word to use, for more than a decade, and now the fogging ...

Randy Tucker
Sep 15, 2019

Maybe I should just stop going to the Gettysburg National Battlefield. Last Saturday, I made my third trip to this hallowed ground, a symbol of the insanity ...

Robert H. Peck
Sep 13, 2019

Part of my return to teaching each fall is a wardrobe wrangling. And part of a wardrobe wrangling is deciding which sort of persona I want to affect for the ...


Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 13, 2019

For all the talk about how Thursday night's Democratic presidential primary debate was going to be different because only 10 candidates had qualified, under ...

Betty Starks Case
Sep 12, 2019

You may visualize an assisted-living home as a quiet place of slow activity. If you do, you need the enlightenment and experience of a fourth annual Homestead ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 12, 2019

The University of Wyoming's Western Thunder Marching Band demonstrated two things Friday night in its appearance at Wolverine Field during the Riverton-Cody ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 11, 2019

The somber occasion of Sept. 11 in modern America might not seem the perfect time to talk about an old-time songwriter, but we'll risk it. On a rainy day that ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 10, 2019

A powerful show What a difference a week makes. Coming out of Labor Day weekend, Fremont County had experienced what appears to have been its hottest ...

Randy Tucker
Sep 8, 2019

I hear the advice to "move to town" often these days. It's been a fabulous summer, full of travel, family and enjoying our two granddaughters. It's also ...


Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 8, 2019

Fremont County's air service clarified further during the week when SkyWest airlines announced that local air passengers now could begin buying tickets from ...

Robert H. Peck
Sep 6, 2019

I try to begin each new year of teaching confidently. This year is my fifth as a college instructor, and my second as full faculty at the University of ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 6, 2019

Had there been the statewide and national interest in preserving the uranium mining industry as there now is in the state's struggling coal industry, Fremont ...


By Clair McFarland
Sep 5, 2019

"She's sweet and all, but she has some serious baby-brain" is a phrase often applied to moms who seem mentally scattered. Well, news flash, I absolutely, ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 5, 2019

Years of concentrated spraying for mosquitoes in the "gridded" areas of Riverton and Lander has demonstrated the effectiveness of the practice in limiting West ...

Clair McFarland, Staff Writer
Sep 5, 2019

"She's sweet and all, but she has some serious baby-brain" is a phrase often applied to moms who seem mentally scattered. Well, news flash, I absolutely, ...


Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 5, 2019

Years of concentrated spraying for mosquitoes in the "gridded" areas of Riverton and Lander has demonstrated the effectiveness of the practice in limiting West ...

By Randy Tucker
Sep 1, 2019

It was the stuff of late 1970s and early 80s pseudo-science. They even made the film "Altered States" about it in 1980, depicting the terrors of sensory ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 1, 2019

What makes you you? What makes us us? What are the key, lasting, immediately identifiable and recognizable characteristics of you and your life that identify ...


Betty Starks Case
Aug 29, 2019

How do you know when an urge might lead you in the right direction? Or not? Do you read your horoscope for guidance? Discuss it with a friend? Or just watch ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 29, 2019

We're still more than four months away from the election year dawning on the calendar, but there is a bit of electoral injury growing day by day as U.S. Rep. ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 28, 2019

Many years have passed since some Riverton leaders first broached the idea of constructing, on the west side of Riverton City Park, a small rock mountain with ...


By Randy Tucker
Aug 25, 2019

People's logic, or the lack of it, is a fascinating subject. We live in an era where logic, reasoning, common sense and knowledge have been replaced by ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 25, 2019

Adding a new class to the Central Wyoming College curriculum is a significant undertaking. The college has done that many times through the years. Adding an ...

Robert H. Peck
Aug 23, 2019

I grew up in Wyoming, where corn is a significant crop, but I now live in a state known for its corn. Iowa has corn museums and corn mazes (or maises?) in ...


Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 23, 2019

End of the road for 'Doonesbury' After five years of re-runs, today is its last day in The Ranger In the past hundred years there have been thousands of ...

By Clair McFarland, Staff Writer
Aug 22, 2019

Let's talk about how complicated our feelings are. I'll go first. My four sons started school this week. For my 5-year-old twins, Wednesday was the first day ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 22, 2019

In the debate that flares briefly following the latest gunshot massacre in this country before dissipating again, it's become commonplace to blame the ...


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