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By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 8, 2019

Editor's note: Wath Tuesday' Ranger and dailyranger.com for information on how to contribute to the Griffin monument reward fund. ======== A memorial to ...

Betty Starks Case
Nov 7, 2019

So you've heard all you need to know about nuclear waste storage? The innocence of spent fuel rods? If you are interested, as I am and we all should be, ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 7, 2019

A few dozen hearty Wyoming souls stood outside on a chilly, breezy November morning in Riverton to watch a ceremonial ribbon get snipped with a pair of ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 5, 2019

Autumn returns Our odd period of mid-winter weather that arrived before Halloween seems to be over for the time being. Conditions over the weekend and into ...

By Randy Tucker
Nov 3, 2019

The magic that can exist between grandfather and grandson is a connection that is being eroded in much of modern American society, but it lives on in the lives ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 3, 2019

A notable non-baseball moment from the just-completed World Series came last week when Donald Trump made an appearance at the first of the baseball ...


Robert H. Peck
Nov 1, 2019

On Sunday, our clocks will fall back by an hour, in the more palatable of the two shifts we make for Daylight Saving Time. Fortunately for all of our brains, ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 1, 2019

For the first time in more than a decade Riverton's downtown trick-or-treat activity didn't happen on Halloween Never fear, organized Halloween remains alive ...

Clair McFarland
Oct 31, 2019

If love is in the air, I'm getting a gas mask. I thought I had more time before my sons thought of their female friends in romantic terms, but here it is, ...


A villain, but a no-name
Oct 31, 2019

By now everyone has heard that the man recognized in the past as the top commander of the violent extremist group Islamic state, known both as ISIS and simply ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 30, 2019

Riverton's downtown trick-or-treating event is not being held this year, meaning there probably will be more you goblins and ghosts in residential ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 29, 2019

Too much, too soon A second jolt of Arctic air in October is plunging us into mid-winter conditions well before we're ready. Where did you hang that winter ...


Randy Tucker
Oct 27, 2019

Early in my brief two-year tenure as a technology consultant with the Wyoming State Department of Education. I was called to Cheyenne for an introductory ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 27, 2019

A few days ago, those of us who spend our time sitting in newsrooms with a police scanner squawking in the background listened to a not-so-unusual incident ...

Robert H. Peck
Oct 25, 2019

Let's talk about rice. No, not wild rice, or basmati rice, or brown rice versus white. The rice I want to discuss with you transcends these conversations. ...


Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 25, 2019

A few years ago a man found his 15 minutes of fame in the national spotlight by circulating a petition against any form of new taxation and demanding that ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 23, 2019

Circular traffic control The 'roundabout' is being discussed as a future possibility, not a current necessity If you've never experienced a traffic ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 22, 2019

Quick We are experiencing what writers from earlier generations might have referred to as the "quickening of the season." Here in the final full week of ...


By Randy Tucker
Oct 20, 2019

q The new hospital proposed in Riverton probably would improve health care in Lander as well. There is a danger in trapping wildlife - not necessarily ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 20, 2019

No doubt it came as a surprise, perhaps even a shock, recently when residents learned that the bubonic plague had been detected in Fremont County. To most of ...

Clair McFarland, Staff Writer
Oct 17, 2019

All my life, I've been in love with cake. But how can one blame me when I was practically weaned onto the stuff: My dad has a habit of scooping up a baby ...


Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 17, 2019

If city-sponsored recycling in Riverton comes to an end, residents will have no one to blame but themselves. Years ago the city agreed to establish a ...

Robert H. Peck
Oct 17, 2019

It's sweater weather. OK, in Fremont County I understand it's been more like winter coat weather. That's a shame so early in the season, but it also means ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 16, 2019

Impeachment on stage Tuesday debate was first amid the Trump inquiry A big difference between Tuesday night's Democratic presidential primary debate and ...


Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 15, 2019

Tuesday notes Frunday paper this week First up, some newspaper housekeeping. For the first time since August, we are planning a combined Friday-Sunday ...

By Randy Tucker
Oct 13, 2019

My great aunt and uncle, Sugar and Brooks Jones (yes, their real names) gave us a free week's stay in their resort cottage on a bayou off the L'Anguille River ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 13, 2019

A recent visit to the newspaper archives revealed a photograph from more than a half-century back, showing a fire at a prominent building locally. There were ...


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