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By Randy Tucker
Jul 5, 2020

We used to live in a nation that sought to change the world for the good, rather than harvesting it for profit. If you're a "Baby Boomer," your parents did ...

Betty Starks Case
Jul 2, 2020

So, for heaven's sake, put on a mask and help stop this vicious ...

Arash Javanbakth, The Conversation, Wayne State University
Jul 1, 2020

For some combat veterans, the Fourth of July is not a time to celebrate the independence of the country they love. Instead, the holiday is a terrifying ordeal. ...


By Clair McFarland, Staff Writer
Jun 25, 2020

q These were the ingredients in a Fathers Day trip to the emergency room. That boy is a handful sometimes, but I never wanted a weathervane to fall on ...

Sherry Shelley
Jun 24, 2020

Jeff and Janet Ballou own 7Ht Brand Foods, a local company producing a wide range of products -- including pickles. They started their business in 2014, first ...

By Randy Tucker
Jun 23, 2020

The funny thing about being an athlete is that you're often good at everything physical that you try. Ok, maybe Greg Louganis wouldn't make a great shortstop, ...


By Randy Tucker
Jun 21, 2020

"History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling ...

Robert H. Peck
Jun 19, 2020

You've heard of a green thumb. I have what I would describe as a beige thumb. Or maybe a mildly chartreuse thumb. It certainly isn't green, but green is ...

Betty Starks Case
Jun 18, 2020

I love the word virtual. It's so - well - virtual. Note the definition: Meaning almost or nearly as described, but not completely or according to strict ...


By Randy Tucker
Jun 16, 2020

If you're a "Star Trek" fan, then you might remember the "Kobayashi Maru," a training exercise based on a no-win scenario. Capt. James Kirk cheated it as a ...

By Randy Tucker
Jun 14, 2020

"It was a dark and stormy night." OK, I'm not going to plagiarize Snoopy any more than that, but when we speak of storms here in Wyoming it always means ...

By Randy Tucker
Jun 7, 2020

q It's the capacity not just to recognize the wonder around us, but to appreciate it. One Sunday in the comics section of the Sacramento Bee when I was a ...


Sherry Shelley
Jun 3, 2020

Welcome to the new column about local foods. And meet Bobby and Erica Thoman, owners of Lost Wells Cattle Company, which produces lean, tender, ...

Harold Schultz
Jun 3, 2020

For those of us who love wildlife and wild places, one of the most important things we can do is introduce other people to our outdoor world. This activity, ...

Chuck Rodgers
May 27, 2020

Let me tell you a few things about questions. There is always a supposition, or target, contained in a question. We are goal-seeking beings and are wired to ...


Chuck Rodgers
May 26, 2020

q A question not only focuses you on the target, but it orients you and impels you to move toward hitting it. Let me tell you a few things about questions. ...

By Randy Tucker
May 26, 2020

If you're a sports fan, odds are you're a fan of memorable sports movie quotes as well. My favorite comes from "Hoosiers." As coach Norman Dale gathers his ...

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' ...


Betty Starks Case
May 21, 2020

Recently a Homestead staff member found a tiny, grey, orphan kitten along the road on her way to work. With a kinder heart than the one who dumped the kitten ...

Sherry Shelley
May 21, 2020

This week's column will introduce a few of the current key players in the local food movement in Fremont County. Some have been working on local food issues ...

By Randy Tucker
May 19, 2020

The magic of living in a smaller community, in this case, Fremont County in its entirety, is that you get the privilege of watching the kids in Riverton, ...


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 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 ...

Sherry Shelley
May 12, 2020

Next week marks the opening of the Wednesday Farmers Market at Riverton City Park, starting at 5 p.m. and running until 7 p.m. That's Wednesday, May 20. ...


By Randy Tucker
May 12, 2020

The envelope sat for more than four years in my rarely used mailbox behind the Ranger front desk. I don't work from the office. I get a letter there once in ...

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 ...

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 ...


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