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Katharine Lee Bates piece was appreciated for the Fourth of July

I appreciated the Fourth of July piece on Katharine Lee Bates, the author of "America the Beautiful." I consider myself as a "Bates buff." I most ...

Environmentalists are not ignoring beetle-killed forests

I disagree with Todd Fross, who ...

Wyoming 'ahead of the curve' on same-sex marriage, and it has not destroyed our state

I think Wyoming can be proud of being ahead of the curve on same-sex marriage.
The hyped-up Supreme Court decision a little while ago that made ...

Have an actual election to replace retiring councilman

I see that another city council member in Riverton is resigning. So much for getting elected, eh? My main point in writing in is to say that I think ...

EPA is 'completely out of hand,' so it's good the Supreme Court noticed it

As was said in the newspaper editorial, the Supreme Court has noticed what the EPA is doing and told the EPA to slow it down. I am glad the court is ...

Beware scams on low-income housing offers

If you or someone you know is looking for affordable housing be aware of fake websites created by con artists to take advantage of low-income house ...

Flashing light at crosswalks seen elsewhere

If the crosswalks do get repainted around Riverton, I think paying people or finding good volunteers around the clock will be hard to do. Maybe they ...

South Carolina community's non-violent reaction to Bible study shootings is admirable

It is shocking what happened at the church in South Carolina, where the nine people were shot at the Bible study meeting.
It is hard to believe ...

Stricter rules for older drivers not too much to ask for safety

As a professional driver who is also a senior citizen I have absolutely no problem having my eyes tested on an annual basis.
I have driven ...

Court ruling means health coverage can be maintained

I am one of the people happy about the Supreme Court decision on Obamacare. This does not make me a bad person. I could not get health insurance for ...

Older drivers less likely to be distracted

There is a lot of talk about older people and proper driving since the little girl was hit in the crosswalk. Cars are dangerous, no matter who is ...

'Do the right thing' on EMS service for Fremont County

All I would ask for the county commission is to remember that our ambulance service and emergency medics are not just numbers on a budget chart. There ...

Grouse coverage did well to include drought mention

In your annual mining and energy edition, I am glad your ...

Columnist off base in claims on gay marriage

What's up with this ...

Why are the environmentalists silent on beetle-killed forests?

I find it amazing how silent the environmental groups are about the millions of acres of pine beetle-killed trees in the watersheds of the western ...

'Borrowed' item from yard sale won't spoil it in future

We have one yard sale per year at 22 N. Mountain View Drive. We enjoy having this sale and meeting a lot really nice people. We have had this yard ...

Another pothole suggestion, this one downtown

With all the talk about fixing potholes with the new 1 percent money, I can't believe the big one right in front of the bank on Main Street is allowed ...

Remember who hired EMS director now being criticized

I have read the letter from the county treasurer criticizing the former ambulance director. He lists all of Mr. Zillmer's faults and called him a ...

Treatment of horse on West Sunset might be legal under state law, but it's still cruel

It broke my heart to see the picture on the front page of the horse coated in mud. What does this picture say about our society?
Each day as I have ...

Energy, related industries in state show commitment to job safety

Creating, sustaining and continually improving a truly exceptional culture of safety in the workplace goes well beyond merely following procedures and ...


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