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'It does seem strange' not to elect the candidate who got most votes

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I have been reading the letters and other comments about the electoral college in light of the presidential election. As Mr. Peck wrote at the ...

Friday Night Cruise was better when cars drove the full route

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Every year someone brings this up, so I guess this year it is my turn. I really do like the downtown street cruise during Riverton Rendezvous, but it ...

Missed seeing the balloons fly on Sunday morning

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We weren't able to get to the balloon rally flight on the Saturday launch, July 15, so we went up the next morning. But the balloons didn't fly.
To ...

Lodging tax income is down countywide, but not in Dubois

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The article about Wind River Visitors Council budgeting was largely correct. However, as a Dubois representative to the WRVC and a member of the ...

Added food vendors made Friday event better this year

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One improvement I noticed this year at the Friday Night Cruise on Main Street was there were more food-sales booths set up along the way.
This seems ...

Good ol' days weren't so good for Americans' health coverage

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When it comes to pre-existing health conditions, there is no such thing as the good ol' days.
As the Wyoming director of AARP, I know we cannot ...

Changing tax structures via the ballot isn't an easy task

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This letter is intended to add clarification to the ongoing discussion about the current use of the 1 percent optional sales tax and the possibly of ...

Raising tax on beer from 2 cents to 5 makes moral and fiscal sense

Editor:
In the poem by John Greenleaf Whittier, "Maud Miller" (1856), there is a line that goes, "For all the sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are ...

Good to have the summer band back in city park

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I am writing to say "thank you" to the powers that be who decided to move the summer band concerts back to Riverton City Park this year. The try-out ...

Treasurer 'hijacks' government

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I do not like the way the county treasurer is trying to hijack the government with closing the Riverton office, which means the clerk's office has to ...

State has billions in trust, but it can't be spent the way simple cash can be

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June 30 was the end of the fiscal year for the State of Wyoming. Unhappily, loans the state gave herself which were supposed to be paid off won't be. ...

New health bill bad news for many in state

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As members of the Congress return to session this week, AARP Wyoming is calling on U.S. Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso to vote no on the Senate's ...

Cooperation, extra effort solved RVID canal problem after flood

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At 7 a.m. Thursday, June 29, Riverton Valley Irrigation District opened the canal head gates on the Wind River for the first time since flooding ...

Electoral college protects interests of smaller states

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My opinion: We have a huge federal financial debt, and Wyoming is experiencing a shortfall because of cowardly people elected to office, state and ...

Tribal land is important for both energy production and education

Editor:
After reading the articles on the land North of the Wind River being rich in natural resources: The Shoshone and Arapaho tribes own oil and gas fields ...

Private corrections company in state prisons 'has failed'

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I seem to be confused. Did the Wyoming Department of Corrections just give another $5 million to Corrections Corporation of America, for a total of ...

Letter shed important light on problems with repealing ACA

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Recently, Dr. Roger Gose wrote a letter that was published in The Ranger. In his letter, Dr. Gose bravely pointed out the deficiencies surrounding the ...

Eclipse does not need clear skies to be noticed

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The famous eclipse of the sun is coming up in just a little more than a month, and I have talked to people who worry that it will be cloudy here, even ...

It might be time to reconsider political parties, electoral college

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First, after listening to so much rhetoric about the Electoral College after the 2016 presidential election, I decided to research the history of the ...

As presented, youth dance program lasted too long

Editor:
I attended to youth dance recital on June 9 and was astounded by the length of the program, especially taking into consideration that there are 3- and ...

 
 

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