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No reason to get upset about Cowboys losing in tournament

Mar 27, 2015 - Lynnette Hawes, Riverton:  Editor:
In Wyoming most of us were excited about the Cowboys making the March Madness tournament. But I was surprised at how many people I know were ... [more]

Please re-think city snow removal method so rollouts can get through

Mar 26, 2015 - Tom Tornow, Riverton:  Editor:
The new trash rollouts are [more]

Air service better now, but an earlier flight would help

Mar 25, 2015 - Eileen Wertz, Riverton:  Editor:
Flying from the Riverton airport is a little better now. We have had to fly four times to Denver since Feb. 1, and every flight was flown and pretty ... [more]

Find alternative to killing bison

Mar 24, 2015 - Jana Talaria, Riverton:  Editor:
It has been reported in the news that they are looking for a way to deal with the buffalo, or bison, that stray away from Yellowstone Park, another ... [more]

State 'needs to get a lot more' out of liaison posts

Mar 23, 2015 - Michael Stack, Riverton:  Editor:
In response to the [more]

Six decades of major change since 1955

Mar 20, 2015 - Gene Dunbar, Riverton:  Editor:
Sixty years ago, it was a different world.
It was 1955 in Seattle, Wash. I was 25 years old. I had two marriages plus four years in the service. ... [more]

When new skate park is done, plant grass over the old one

Mar 19, 2015 - Arlene Zachary, Riverton:  Editor:
If the new skateboard park comes to pass, I would suggest that the old skateboard park be turned into green grass.
I am not very excited about the ... [more]

Clinton won't be brought down by controversy over her e-mail

Mar 18, 2015 - Bill Birchard, Riverton:  Editor:
I am a Republican, and I do not want to see Hillary Clinton elected the next president. But this e-mail controversy is not going to bring her down. If ... [more]

Conservation letter hit home

Mar 17, 2015 - Lindy Briener, Riverton:  Editor:
I appreciated the [more]

Airport mustn't settle for something that would not serve our market well

Mar 15, 2015 - Clinton Ferguson, Riverton:  Editor:
I read about the [more]

Buying your seat in office is not the same as earning it

Mar 13, 2015 - Linda L. Croteau, Riverton:  Editor:
To all of Wyoming's Republicans, and Washington's also, I cannot believe that the Republicans are willing to kill and/or hamper in the U.S. Homeland ... [more]

Leaving valuables in open cars is 'asking for trouble every time'

Mar 12, 2015 - Van Enclin, Riverton:  Editor:
Regarding the headlines and news about the [more]

No 'gun ban climate' exists

Mar 11, 2015 - Shanda Billings, Lander:  Editor:
I do not want to get into a public battle about the Second Amendment, but [more]

Obama must 'give back what belongs to us'

Mar 10, 2015 - Dan Wimp, Riverton:  Editor:
Does Obama want the U.S. to have anything besides running his mouth and does nothing for the U.S. besides screw it up more?
Why don't he give the ... [more]

Voluntary conservation is key to avoid federal intervention

Mar 8, 2015 - John Crabtree, Center for Rural Affairs, Lyons, Neb.:  Editor:
Tourism and recreation are economically vital in the West. A 2014 study examining the economic impact of visitors to Bureau of Land Management (BLM) ... [more]

Great fun, great memories due to new Riverton skating rink

Mar 6, 2015 - Barb Rogers, Riverton:  Editor:
"If you build it, they will come."
Hurray for the new ice skating rink!
I was delighted to read [more]

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 [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]