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By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 27, 2020

Even red-state America ought to understand the decent, fair things she accomplished --------- There isn't much any local editorial writer can add to ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 25, 2020

Central to questions about getting American life back closer to normal as the coronavirus pandemic continues was how our fall sports seasons would, or could, ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 22, 2020

Autumn The autumnal equinox arrives this year on just about the latest day at possibly can. Some years it can be as late as Sept. 23. The sun crossed the ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 17, 2020

Election oversight A respected Republican suggests forming a national panel to keep an eye on things A conservative Republican who served Indiana in the ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 30, 2020

Fremont County's commercial airport is getting a new name. The decision makes sense, and has made sense for a good while already. Riverton Regional Airport ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 27, 2020

When someone says something to the effect of "this is crazy weather we're having," usually the remark comes in reaction to a wild winds, a hail storm, a ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 26, 2020

The new Riverton Medical District didn't get the answer it wanted from the State Loan and Investment Board earlier this month when it took its request for some ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 25, 2020

Hazy days "Summer and Smoke" is the title of a play by the brilliant and melancholy Tennessee Williams. It also could be the subtitle to late August 2020 in ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 23, 2020

As if our schools already weren't little social-science and public health-laboratories, they now are about to serve as our real-time workshops for managing ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 21, 2020

The Democrats ended their very strange version of a 2020 national convention Thursday night, culminated by the acceptance speech by presidential nominee Joe ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 20, 2020

Write-ins, anyone? Two interesting prospects always crop up in the days immediately following a primary election. First, did anyone qualify for the general ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 19, 2020

Star Salazar One story outshines all the others from Tuesday night's primary election results in Fremont County: the dominating win of State Rep. Tim ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 16, 2020

The unwelcome, but not astonishing, news came a few days back from Laramie. No Wyoming Cowboy football this year. No Cowgirl volleyball. No University of ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 14, 2020

It's been awhile since there was much formal, annual recognition of the beginnings of Riverton, Wyoming. So, we try to make mention of them this time of ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 14, 2020

It's been awhile since there was much formal, annual recognition of the beginnings of Riverton, Wyoming. So, we try to make mention of them this time of ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 13, 2020

The optional half-percent sales tax to be used for economic development in Fremont County is a worthy idea, and The Ranger endorses it. The county's voters ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 12, 2020

As we consider primary election night, here at The Ranger we plan to tilt toward precaution on next Tuesday. For the first time in at least 60 years, we will ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 11, 2020

Fair Scrapbook First up for a new week in mid-August week is our reminder for Fremont County Fair junior livestock exhibitors whose animals were sold at the ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 6, 2020

History, newer and older, comes together in the mind following the almost incomprehensibly large "accidental" explosion portside in the city of Beirut, ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 5, 2020

For the second straight year, fireworks were legal on the Fourth of July within the Riverton city limits. This has been a circumstance common to Lander for ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 4, 2020

Eighth month August arrives in peak summer form, hot and dry, with towering thunderheads in the late afternoon and early evening. For appreciators of clouds ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Aug 2, 2020

One of the many undeniably strange things about the presidency of Donald Trump is his continuing claim that the election which installed him as President of ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 30, 2020

When Mark Gordon, now Governor of Wyoming, first ran for the office a couple of years ago, he didn't know a huge part of his job would become trying to manage ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 29, 2020

All the road work going on around town brings an old joke to mind There's an old joke used by masters of ceremonies and after-dinner speakers. "Wyoming had ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 28, 2020

Fair weather vs. fair weather The term "fair weather" has two meetings this time of year in Fremont County. One, of course, refers to calm, sunny, ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 24, 2020

When a government authority imposes fire restrictions on the public, the rules can get very detailed. They need to be. Some are obvious things, including ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Jul 23, 2020

Here's one line that could stand as an editorial all by itself: "Enter the Fremont County Fair Parade." That pretty much says it all, but we'll ...


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