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Clair McFarland
Jun 13, 2019

Legend had it, the snake couldn't die. We met our pet snake while he was sunning on tectonic sandstones the 10th day of spring, but there was a dispute over ...

By Randy Tucker
Jun 11, 2019

In 1972, when federal Title IX was passed and girls were finally given the opportunity to compete at the high school level, just as boys had been since the ...

By Randy Tucker
Jun 9, 2019

No American president spoke at Normandy for four decades after the historic invasion of Nazi-held Europe on June 6, 1944. On the 10th anniversary of the ...


Robert H. Peck
Jun 7, 2019

I resolved this week that I would walk 15 kilometers every day (for the pedometerists among us, that's roughly 17,000 steps). It's lovely here in suburban ...

Betty Starks Case
Jun 6, 2019

Recently, friend Maria brought us a lovely bouquet of purple and white lilacs from the loved country place we called "Pheasant Crest Farm." Tucked into the ...

By Steve Peck
Jun 5, 2019

It's Mining Edition day at the Ranger. That doesn't mean quite the same thing that it used to. We have a hard-bound volume of old mining editions (this is ...


By Randy Tucker
Jun 4, 2019

The crowd watched the Rock Springs Sand Puppies first baseman Deandre Ricks chase down a pair of foul balls for outs early in the Saturday morning Roy Peck ...

By Randy Tucker
Jun 4, 2019

The crowd watched the Rock Springs Sand Puppies first baseman Deandre Ricks chase down a pair of foul balls for outs early in the Saturday morning Roy Peck ...

Randy Tucker
Jun 2, 2019

q The big national carriers could learn a lot from our small, local provider. In the past couple of years I've learned more than I ever wanted to about air ...


Steve Peck
May 29, 2019

A person can learn a lot about a community by watching the local sports teams in action, and have a lot of fun, too. The "wait till next year" mentality of ...

Randy Tucker
May 28, 2019

It's officially over for another school year. The 2018-19 prep athletic season in Fremont County was one for the record books. Beginning with the first ...

Betty Starks Case
May 23, 2019

First, I read that May is Mental Health Month. Then the medical world announced that walking helps keep the brain alert and may help prevent dementia. Who ...


Randy Tucker
May 22, 2019

There might be something in the socks. At the Wyoming state high school track meet in Casper, there are requirements for the uniforms the athletes must wear. ...

Randy Tucker
May 21, 2019

Athletes in California, Texas and Arizona, and in most states generally, don't have to worry about anything but preparing for their events in their respective ...

By Randy Tucker
May 19, 2019

Stay with it long enough, and it's bound to happen. The kids of the guys I played with and against rolled through my classroom a long time ago. Now as a sports ...


Clair McFarland
May 16, 2019

If I go missing, blame the cat. Since we got her last Christmas, the green-eyed black cat known as Luna has had an unnatural attachment to me. She thwarts ...

Randy Tucker
May 14, 2019

In the days of VHS tape, coaches often snapped the little write-protection tab on the upper left corner of the tape after a memorable game. That way, there was ...

By Randy Tucker
May 12, 2019

If you're old enough to remember drive-in movie theaters, you're old enough to remember dancing pickles, happy hotdogs and the enduring jingle that sang, ...


Betty Starks Case
May 9, 2019

Mothers Day will arrive for celebration shortly after this column hits print. I've written before about my mother, Husband Ned's mother, and all the women ...

By Randy Tucker
May 7, 2019

"Nobody gets to be a cowboy forever, Monte," Chet Rollins says to his friend in one of my favorite westerns, "Monte Walsh." I find myself drawn to films like ...

Randy Tucker
May 5, 2019

Was there ever a place as forbidding and, often, disgusting as the men's room at service stations back in the 1960s? If you're of similar vintage to mine, you ...


Robert H. Peck
May 3, 2019

I really like birds. If you read my column regularly, you know this. As a bird guy, I try to feed birds on the porch of my apartment. This, however, has ...

Clair McFarland
May 2, 2019

Once there were a king and queen who wanted desperately to have children. Eventually, they did. The queen bore twin girls, and, in a rare moment of being ...

Randy Tucker
Apr 28, 2019

As Americans we claim we value courage. As with most generalizations, courage comes in many forms. When I think of athletic courage, my thoughts don't have to ...


Randy Tucker
Apr 28, 2019

My late friend Bill Helms often lamented on changes in the hiring procedures by the federal wilderness agencies. I wasn't privy to how these people were hired, ...

Betty Starks Case
Apr 25, 2019

Ranger Publisher Steve Peck has reminded us a couple of times that April is National Poetry Month and that poetry deserves our attention. I thought he meant ...

Randy Tucker
Apr 23, 2019

My old friend and fellow coach Harold Bailey had some memorable sayings. "There are two kinds of coaches," he said, "those who have been fired and those who ...


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