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By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 13, 2020

The optional half-percent sales tax to be used for economic development in Fremont County is a worthy idea, and The Ranger endorses it. The county's voters ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 12, 2020

As we consider primary election night, here at The Ranger we plan to tilt toward precaution on next Tuesday. For the first time in at least 60 years, we will ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 11, 2020

Fair Scrapbook First up for a new week in mid-August week is our reminder for Fremont County Fair junior livestock exhibitors whose animals were sold at the ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 9, 2020

As the federal government tries to assist citizens in withstanding and recovering from the coronavirus-related economic calamity, a lot of money is being made ...

Robert H. Peck
Aug 7, 2020

I'm so glad Colorado Rockies baseball is back. But I feel a little guilty about that. The players, people I admire, are putting themselves at risk just for ...

By Clair McFarland
Aug 6, 2020

The summer break that started in March is ending soon. People always say "I bet you sure are glad for school to start so you can have the house to yourself ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 6, 2020

History, newer and older, comes together in the mind following the almost incomprehensibly large "accidental" explosion portside in the city of Beirut, ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 5, 2020

For the second straight year, fireworks were legal on the Fourth of July within the Riverton city limits. This has been a circumstance common to Lander for ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 4, 2020

Eighth month August arrives in peak summer form, hot and dry, with towering thunderheads in the late afternoon and early evening. For appreciators of clouds ...


By Randy Tucker
Aug 2, 2020

Jack McCoy approaches the expert witness, eviscerating the paranormal specialist the defense team has sent to the stand with repeated, jackhammer-style ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 2, 2020

One of the many undeniably strange things about the presidency of Donald Trump is his continuing claim that the election which installed him as President of ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 30, 2020

When Mark Gordon, now Governor of Wyoming, first ran for the office a couple of years ago, he didn't know a huge part of his job would become trying to manage ...


Betty Starks Case
Jul 30, 2020

It's almost time for school to open. But will it? Can it? Most of us believe it must - somehow. We come into this world with wide-eyed wonder. American ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 29, 2020

All the road work going on around town brings an old joke to mind There's an old joke used by masters of ceremonies and after-dinner speakers. "Wyoming had ...

Meg Sorg, the Conversation
Jul 29, 2020

I'm a pediatric nursing professor with four young children. The youngest is 9 months old and the oldest is 9. My oldest will soon enter third grade, and his ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 28, 2020

Fair weather vs. fair weather The term "fair weather" has two meetings this time of year in Fremont County. One, of course, refers to calm, sunny, ...

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press
Jul 28, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Unemployment assistance, eviction protections and other relief for millions of Americans are at stake as White House officials launched ...

Robert H. Peck
Jul 24, 2020

I took a walk down to a pond near my house this week and found some ducks. They were enormous (for ducks), lounging by the side of the pond and looking ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 24, 2020

When a government authority imposes fire restrictions on the public, the rules can get very detailed. They need to be. Some are obvious things, including ...

By Clair McFarland, Staff Writer
Jul 23, 2020

I've had several cats. But I'd never had a warrior queen. One autumn day I found my second-born outside clutching, in his pale, incurved arm, a scruffy ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 23, 2020

Here's one line that could stand as an editorial all by itself: "Enter the Fremont County Fair Parade." That pretty much says it all, but we'll ...


John Finn, from The Conversation
Jul 22, 2020

Many public health professionals and politicians are urging or requiring citizens to wear face masks to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Some ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 22, 2020

Hot on the heels of Riverton Rendezvous, final preparations are being completed for the Fremont County Fair. The fair's theme this year is "You Ain't Seen ...

Sherry Shelley
Jul 21, 2020

The impact of COVID-19 on farmers markets and potential nationwide food shortages is gaining increasing attention in recent weeks, both locally, statewide and ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 21, 2020

Building and fixing Look in pretty much any direction this month around Fremont County, and you're likely to see a road construction project. One prominent ...

By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Jul 19, 2020

Ray Davis, one of my college roommates, was from western South Dakota. His dad was the chief ranger at Badlands National Monument. His mom was a member of the ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 19, 2020

Fremont County caught a break when SkyWest Airlines, which operates passenger jet service at Riverton Regional Airport under the United Express banner, decided ...


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