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By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 5, 2017

A somewhat unexpected meeting of the minds regarding the sage grouse took place a few days ago between Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead and his gubernatorial ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 2, 2017

America loves the Super Bowl and all, but the World Series has been really something two years in a row. The Houston Astros didn't observe a world series ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Nov 1, 2017

The era of commercial air service by Great Lakes Airlines at Riverton Regional Airport has come to an end. The final flight in what was a few months short of a ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 31, 2017

Happy Halloween There's no formal definition of the "holiday season," although everyone seems to concur that Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 29, 2017

Is commercial air service in Fremont County important enough to pay an extra sales tax to support it? Some people think so. Emphatically. Next year, all ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 25, 2017

Think of getting a flu shot as performing a community service. A good deed. Doing the right thing. Because you are. Everyone knows flu season is approaching. ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 24, 2017

The Ranger is printed on paper called "newsprint." It's a smooth, highly flexible, uniform paper, absorbent (good for soaking up ink) and easy to store in big ...

 
By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Oct 22, 2017

It is enticing to think you may be the only person who ever trudged the ridge you find yourself reaching on a windy autumn afternoon. It is equally exciting ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 22, 2017

Except under extraordinary circumstance, no self-respecting school superintendent ever would favor consolidation of his or her school or district with another ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 18, 2017

It is merely coincidence that the truly awful wildfires in northern California happened to hit their peak during the time of the year when most communities ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 17, 2017

Winter's calling card The strange, short period of wintry weather that interrupted what otherwise has been nearly picture-perfect October, happened to ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 15, 2017

Wyoming's coal industry has reason to be optimistic following Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt's decision to rescind to the Obama-era ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 13, 2017

Down in the basement at The Ranger, stacked on grey metal shelves, we've saved every newspaper we've ever printed. They are there in big books, a couple of ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 11, 2017

Riverton library manager Shari Haskins didn't concur entirely withFriday'seditorial about some of the issues she and her staff are facing. There was a ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 10, 2017

Little by little Another cloudy weekend, another clear work week with crystal-clear views of more new snow on the Wind River Mountains. The gradual, ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 8, 2017

Local elections suffer from an ailment that might be called "JHS." The initials stand for an officially unnamed but very real condition, which, if it did have ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 6, 2017

Conditions at the Riverton branch of the Fremont County Library have eroded to the point that the new manager there has spoken publicly about the problem. It ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 3, 2017

Las Vegas Sundaynight's mass shooting in Las Vegas is not far from the minds of every civilized American citizen today. This was awful. The latest in ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Oct 1, 2017

It was a bit of a stretch last year for local governments in Fremont County to agree to pay Denver Air Connection hundreds of thousands of dollars as a revenue ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 28, 2017

Sometimes the Riverton Wolverines and the Lander Tigers meet in the sports arena with lots of external stuff on the line, the kind of thing followers of high ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 24, 2017

With the third year of a gripping fiscal crisis confronting them, Wyoming legislators are warming to the idea, finally, of allowing municipal governments to ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 22, 2017

Ask anyone involved in economic development, and you'll hear the same thing: Rule No. 1 - preserve what you already have. Over the past week, since Riverton ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 20, 2017

Weather permitting, the huge reconstruction project of North Federal Boulevard in Riverton is going to begin soon. The machines will be arriving any day now. ...

By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 19, 2017

No fair, Ma That was a dirty trick Mother Nature played last week in choosing homecoming week in both Riverton and Lander to deliver the only period of ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Sep 17, 2017

We started our newspaper's Student of the Week program in 1983. Today it resumes for year No. 35. It will culminate in May with the announcement of the 10 ...

By Robert H. Peck, Staff Writer
Sep 15, 2017

Can there be a more sobering, sombering local tragedy than the homecoming parade being called on account of rain? I suppose apple pie is on the chopping block ...

Betty Starks Case
Sep 14, 2017

"On the road to nowhere." That was the front-page headline of an out-of-town article not long ago on the town of Pavillion, Wyoming. I graduated high school ...


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