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By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 5, 2020

ll The Declaration of Independence was written both for history and for immediate utility. That is, the document does contain soaring, inspiring, ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 2, 2020

Main Street in downtown Riverton isn't crowded on Friday nights anymore. But let's always remember the few weeks in the spring of 2020 when it was. The parade ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 1, 2020

Good people are troubled by reliable reporting from numerous sources and several reputable news outlets about the story of Russia paying a bounty to the ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jun 25, 2020

Everybody has, or will have, a coronavirus story from the spring and summer of 2020. A new statewide project would like to hear yours. In Tuesday's Ranger we ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jun 24, 2020

There has not been a lot of good news since the first coronavirus case was confirmed in Fremont County three months ago, but we can take some encouragement ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jun 23, 2020

Our summer season Real, full-fledged, hemispheric summer is here. The sun reached its northernmost point from the equator on Saturday and now has begun a ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jun 21, 2020

It's Fathers Day, which this year coincides with the first full day of summer. As we have several times before, we suggest taking the opportunity of the ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jun 19, 2020

The British singer Vera Lynn lived nearly 104 years until her death Thursday in London. It would have been nice if she could have seen in summer solstice, ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jun 18, 2020

In earlier days of book publishing, sometimes there would be a print advertisement for a book that carried the slogan "Banned in Boston!" That's how certain ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jun 17, 2020

In case thinking people needed another example of what happens when coronavirus precautions, either mandated or recommended, are ignored, look nor further than ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jun 16, 2020

Howlers A sure sign that it's been a windier spring than we're used to is when a day such as Monday, with steady winds of about 12 mph for most of the ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jun 14, 2020

With the Wyoming Legislature largely unmoved, apparently, by calls to generate more public revenue amid the ongoing recession in Wyoming that will get worse as ...


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 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 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 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 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 ...

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 ...


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