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By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jun 7, 2020

The U.S. Census is being disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak, but the small army of people employed to count the population of the United States now is ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jun 3, 2020

We might never again see someone who did what she did in local government Close observers of our daily "Today" column saw the name Alma Nicol along the death ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 27, 2020

Amid the hustle, bustle, and complications of our everyday lives, it now seems hard to believe it's been nearly 10 years since there was a manned American ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 26, 2020

Amid the hustle, bustle, and complications of our everyday lives, it now seems hard to believe it's been nearly 10 years since there was a manned American ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 26, 2020

Holiday First, a thank-you from the daily newspaper staff for a long weekend over Memorial Day. We operate with a smaller staff than we used to, and there ...

By Randy Tucker
May 24, 2020

Irrigating is a combination of gravity, technology and ingenuity. --------- A little ditch ran just west of the big willow tree in my grandparents' ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 24, 2020

Editor's note: Pulitzer Prize-winner Hal Boyle's Associated Press columnist Hal Boyle, who died in 1974 , wrote 7,680 columns for the Associated Press. This ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 21, 2020

The brief special session of the Wyoming Legislature last weekend turned out to be not nearly so high-drama as some had predicted. Such expectations had been ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 20, 2020

Terry Snyder put it just right. The soon-to-retire superintendent of schools for District 25 in Riverton had just watched the unprecedented automobile ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 19, 2020

Two-day heatwave The spring of 2020 won't be remembered as a particularly warm one in Fremont County, but the third week of May certainly has started that ...

By Randy Tucker
May 17, 2020

They called it "talking in the nail." I learned the process quickly. When you're driving larger nails, 16d, 20d, or long ring-shanks, they sometimes bend ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 17, 2020

Determining precisely what place in law is occupied by temporary restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus has become a debate topic in recent weeks, and ...


By Clair McFarland
May 13, 2020

To the future loved ones of my second son: He's only trying to help you. For instance, when that boy wonders "why is my knife on this side of my plate? Why ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 13, 2020

Initial response has been good to our announcement last week that the Ranger has a supply of positive-themed yard signs from the University of Wyoming. About ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 12, 2020

Back in session As promised, the Wyoming Legislature has scheduled a special session. It starts Friday. It's been 16 years since the last one. For the ...


By Randy Tucker
May 10, 2020

On June 6, 1933, an icon of Americana opened in Camden, New Jersey. That evening, the Park-In Theater, the first drive-in movie theater in the world, opened to ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 10, 2020

Mothers teach us nearly everything when we are babies. It can be surprising what they can teach us later in life as well -- if only we'd ask. Today, if you're ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 8, 2020

If you had a cast on your leg because you broke an ankle when you tripped and fell down the stairs, you'd probably be getting pretty tired of it up after two ...


Robert H. Peck
May 8, 2020

Among the litany of business reopenings and other economic and public health easings we are seeing, there are few which can practically be considered ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 7, 2020

There is an old saying, or at least there used to be (is there such a thing as an old saying anymore in today's instant communication age?) that went like ...

Betty Starks Case
May 6, 2020

I hope I might be forgiven if I skip a Mother's Day column to share my response to a few current events and to the care I received here at Homestead. A week ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 6, 2020

Amid the publicity, health worries, economic impact and social disruptions of what used to be normal life it's easy to lose track of other issues. There was ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 5, 2020

199, not 219 First off, a correction from Sunday's front page. Through an error in the production process - repeat, the production process, not the ...

By Randy Tucker
May 3, 2020

One summer we picked up a lot of construction jobs. Hoag, a big college kid who played offensive tackle at Black Hills State, was on the crew along with one of ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 3, 2020

For the longest time, in the era when land-line telephones were dominant, the technology was standardized at its most important level. Whatever telephone you ...

Robert H. Peck
May 1, 2020

There are a million kinds of cooking videos, articles, and guides flying around the world right now in response to the sheer number of us who, stuck at home ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
May 1, 2020

If a school district does it right, the superintendent's chair doesn't change occupants all that often. A necessity arose recently for School District 25 in ...


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