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Clair McFarland, Staff Writer
Nov 27, 2019

It wasn't my first hostage situation, but you already know that. "We've tied up Jamie, and we're keeping him alive. You have exactly 30-hundred seconds to ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 27, 2019

When asked, on the occasion of Thanksgiving Day, what we are thankful for, our responses might tend to run to the predictable, the conformist and the ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 26, 2019

No paper Thursday First, some holiday season housekeeping. The Ranger will not publish this Thursday, Nov. 28, in observance of Thanksgiving. We will we ...


Randy Tucker
Nov 24, 2019

A recent visit to my primary care physician brought this response from the girl at the front desk. "How are we paying today?" she asked. "We? I guess we'll ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 24, 2019

Just how bad is Wyoming's constantly talked-about revenue crisis? In one way, the raw numbers look rough. In another, there is almost a boy-who-cried wolf ...

Robert H. Peck
Nov 22, 2019

Both for my own enjoyment and to block out the sound of neighbors around me, I have headphones for my television set. I live alone, so I know this might ...


Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 22, 2019

Ever since the Wyoming Department of Education declared that the Tonkin Activities Center property in Riverton was obsolete, School District 25 has been trying ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 21, 2019

As the Trump impeachment hearings roll merrily along -- well, "merrily" probably isn't the right word -- some witness testimony and questioning has included ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 20, 2019

High school sports competition in Wyoming took an interesting turn in recent days when the state association governing high school sports voted to authorize ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 19, 2019

April in November Whatever else happens in our Fremont County weather this week (more on that in a moment), we'll always have Sunday and, most particularly, ...

By Randy Tucker
Nov 17, 2019

People can commute on the same train for decades and never acknowledge each other's existence. Similar people live their entire adult lives in high-rise ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 17, 2019

It is taking a long time for mental health issues to earn what might be called their rightful place in public discourse. In the meantime, people, programs ...


Robert H. Peck
Nov 15, 2019

q In this case, I'm talking about food. If you're a human being, which you probably are, then you need to eat, which you probably have at least a few times ...

By Steven R. Peck Publisher
Nov 15, 2019

School District 25 in Riverton got a welcome and someone unexpected piece of news earlier this month when state lawmakers and construction officials earmarked ...

Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 14, 2019

The Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey show went out of business a couple of years ago, but Americans still longing for a three-ring circus need look no ...


Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 12, 2019

Lifting clouds Mother Nature met us halfway on Monday for Veterans Day. It was not a warm day, but early morning clouds lifted in time for the 11 a.m. ...

By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Nov 10, 2019

For those too young to remember Armistice Day, it was Nov. 11 every year in honor of the signing of the Armistice that ended the War to End All Wars on Nov. ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 10, 2019

In its infancy this fall is discussion about asking Fremont County voters to approve a small sales tax for the benefit of the Wind River Transportation ...


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 ...


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