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Scout's request: Clear away snow so sidewalks aren't 'slick and dangerous'

Mar 4, 2015 - Nathan Morrell, Riverton:  Editor:
I am a Scout with Troop 276. I think people in Riverton should clear the snow from their sidewalks.
They can get slick and ... [more]

Oscar night editorial subtle, entertaining

Mar 3, 2015 - Eddie Amend, Riverton:  Editor:
Regarding the editorial of Feb. 22: Clever. Very clever. And so subtle. [more]

Gun ban climate would turn U.S. into Britain or Australia

Mar 1, 2015 - Dennis Koppenhafer, Shoshoni:  Editor:
In Randy Tucker's recent column he wanders forever through Fabrezeland before he finally gets to the point. He feels that I and others like myself ... [more]

Bill on guns in school 'does not seem like a good idea'

Feb 27, 2015 - Spencer Vestre, Riverton:  Editor:
It is my hope that the Wyoming legislators will not vote to permit guns to be brought into schools. I don't think most school teachers or staff would ... [more]

Snow removal method makes it hard to use trash rollouts

Feb 26, 2015 - Lyndon McKacey, Riverton:  Editor:
Since people are writing in about snow, here is my 2 cents. The city has changed the way snow is plowed, now being pushed up to the curbs.
Also at ... [more]

Shipment helped satisfy 'sweet tooth of veterans'

Feb 25, 2015 - Char McKenzie, VFW Auxiliary 3628, Riverton:  Editor:
Our veterans deserve the honor, respect and the very best care we have to give.
Each February, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars ... [more]

City did well to clean up 'hard walls of snow'

Feb 24, 2015 - Mary Darvey, Riverton:  Editor:
I will give credit when it is due, with pleasure. I wrote in not long ago about the poor method of snow plowing around Riverton this winter which made ... [more]

Tuition-control bill would make college more fair

Feb 20, 2015 - Andrew Reardon, Riverton:  Editor:
I am in favor of the bill put forward in the Wyoming Legislature that would not let colleges to raise tuition on a student who is already enrolled.
I ... [more]

Fremont County a supportive place for Girl Scout activities

Feb 19, 2015 - Sally J. Leep, Casper:  Editor,
It's the 40th birthday of the Samoa cookie, and Girl Scout cookie season is here.
Girl Scouts will be knocking on doors through Feb. 22 to take ... [more]

Piling snow in center lane may work the best

Feb 17, 2015 - Mary Darvey, Riverton:  Editor:
I have to agree with the letter to the editor about snow plowing this year. When they push all the snow to the curbs like they are, it makes a wall of ... [more]

Decision not to expand Medicaid 'very unfortunate for Wyoming'

Feb 15, 2015 - David Evarts. Lander:  Editor:
When the 2015 Wyoming Legislature is over, I hope someone will take the time to look at all the money was spent on unnecessary things compared to the ... [more]

Transfer of federal land to state control could harm public access

Feb 12, 2015 - Janet Marschner, Cheyenne:  Editor:
I and my fellow Wyoming citizens enjoy some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world.The State of Wyoming has 30 million acres in public lands ... [more]

Writer trying to improve life ought to write about progress

Feb 11, 2015 - Mercy Hodges, Riverton:  Editor:
I was impressed, up to a point, by the letter to the editor on Jan. 31 by Michael L. SunRhodes. [more]

Amid good uses for drones, don't ignore privacy

Feb 10, 2015 - Connie Dole, Riverton:  Editor:
The new debate over remote-controlled "drones" is interesting to me. I have heard that some good uses for them besides just playing around could be in ... [more]

Poor not 'ripping off' Medicaid

Feb 8, 2015 - Walter Penning. Lander:  Editor:
Making poor people prove they have full-time employment before they can get Medicaid is against what Medicaid is about.
Poor people don't want to be ... [more]

All must make the effort to show respect in words we use

Feb 6, 2015 - Sergio A. Maldonado Sr., Arapahoe:  Editor:                         
"The injuns are going to be taken care of."  So said House District 19 Rep. Allen Jaggi, R-Lyman, as reported in the Rock ... [more]

Statute on state park permits not being enforced equally

Feb 5, 2015 - Ernest Lawson, Kinnear:  Editor:
I am 65 years old and worked most all my life in Wyoming and on the Wind River Indian Reservation. I now am disabled and retired but still trying to ... [more]

Governor's recognition of hospice, palliative care a state milestone

Feb 4, 2015 - Rhonda Locker, Riverton:  Editor:
Hospice and palliative care month was celebrated and recognized by Gov. Matt Mead.
I am the executive director of Help for Health. Recently I ... [more]

Minimum wage in Wyoming won't ever exceed federal wage

Feb 3, 2015 - Terry Lester, Riverton:  Editor:
I see the Wyoming Legislature didn't give raising the minimum wage in Wyoming much consideration. As long as the federal wage is higher than the ... [more]

Columnist misused words

Feb 1, 2015 - Dennis Koppenhafer, Shoshoni:  Editor:
I have to respond to Randy Tucker's column about firearms in your Jan. 18 issue ( [more]

Writing about past mistakes in life 'for the greater good'

Jan 31, 2015 - Michael L. SunRhodes:  Editor:
My life has been chaos. I have wronged people. I don't even know if you will read this letter. I told myself "I will stop being afraid."
I am a ... [more]

New snow-removal method 'is not an improvement'

Jan 29, 2015 - Eileen Way, Riverton:  Editor:
I can't say I care much for the new city policy on snow plowing that crams all the snow up against the curbs. In the neighborhood where I work, it has ... [more]

'Age should not be only factor' in judge service

Jan 27, 2015 - Dawn Herida, Riverton:  Editor:
I thought the legislator on the age limit for judge retirements made a good point when he said if the same current age limit applied to the ... [more]

'Macho man' response to bullying often won't work

Jan 25, 2015 - Carla Williams, Lander:  Editor:
Randy Tucker's macho man response to bullying concerns is fine for football players who are two years younger than the senior who are bullying ... [more]

Why doesn't county budget cover guns for sheriff's office?

Jan 23, 2015 - Dennis Clary, Riverton:  Editor:
The sheriff of Fremont County says his office needs about $40,000 to buy replacement firearms for the deputies. ( [more]

Out-of-state hunting fees important to Wyoming

Jan 22, 2015 - Chris Sparks, Riverton:  Editor:
I can understand some people being upset about the (proposed) law that would cut back on non-resident hunting licenses. With all the funding cutbacks ... [more]

The 'undesirables' at least put the park to some use

Jan 21, 2015 - Lesley Hearnes, Riverton:  Editor:
If I could add one comment to Mr. Wright's letter about City Park and the follow-up by Ms. (?) Seidel, it would be this. The "undesirables" are the ... [more]

Take steps to fight identity theft during tax season

Jan 20, 2015 - Shelley Polansky, Fort Collins, Colo.:  Are you ready for tax season? If you haven't heard about tax identity theft, you may not be.
Tax identity theft happens when someone files a phony tax return ... [more]

State has enough liquor business licenses already

Jan 18, 2015 - Judy Schrock-Lacey, Lander:  Editor:
Our state legislators will be asked in the new session in Cheyenne to increase the number of liquor licenses available to businesses.
I think this ... [more]

Wyoming 'would be smart' to change the CDL law for big pickup trucks

Jan 16, 2015 - Dean Saugerth, Riverton:  Editor:
The editorial by Mr. Peck about safe roads and driving made sense. Wyoming has had a mixed-up view of traffic safety in the way we handle speed ... [more]