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Nothing 'far left' about Maxon in District 5

Nov 4, 2012 - Red Fyler, South Pass:  Editor:
I will try to make this short and not take up three columns like some folks do.
I have been watching the paper since the primary ended, reading all ... [more]

Candidate would 'serve all residents' equally

Nov 2, 2012 - Jim Allen, Candidate for House District 33, Lander:  Editor:
During candidate forums I am asked about state and tribal relations. As a supporter of the sovereign individual, I support self-determination as a ... [more]

Allen 'honorable,' but Goggles better suited for House District 33

Nov 2, 2012 - Perry Kaufman, Lander:  Editor:
I know Jim Allen. He is good and honorable man. However Patrick Goggles has been a leader in the Wyoming house. He is well respected by his ... [more]

Shelley would be a legislator 'we could talk to'

Nov 2, 2012 - Katie Ratliff, Riverton:  Editor:
I am writing this letter because I think Sherry Shelley would make a good representative for Riverton. When Sherry came to my door campaigning, she ... [more]

Federal funding critical to sustaining public media

Nov 1, 2012 - Roger L. Gose, M.D.:  With a federal budget deficit of nearly $4 trillion, it's no wonder that many federally funded programs are being examined with intense scrutiny. In the first ... [more]

Miller is 'the clearest choice' in District 55

Oct 30, 2012 - John D. Angst, Dubois:  Editor:
I write to express my view regarding the House Race in District 55. I believe that David Miller has demonstrated his skills as a legislator and as a ... [more]

No good reason exists to merge Shoshoni schools with Riverton

Oct 28, 2012 - Ed Thomas, Kinnear:  Editor:
I am writing this to reply to the comments by Mr. Jorgenson of the Wyoming School Facilities Commission in Randy Tucker's article concerning closing ... [more]

Obamacare brought a nice financial surprise

Oct 26, 2012 - Kent Sidney, Riverton:  Editor:
I don't expect many people around here will like me saying this, but I have got to tell the truth about something.
I have a health insurance plan ... [more]

Washakie would want good a life and future for his people

Oct 25, 2012 - Diana Mitchell, Riverton:  Editor:
Chief Washakie was the only chief in history who chose his reservation. Washakie chose the area of Wind River, but his hunting range was over wide ... [more]

1 percent tax might or might not be used as described

Oct 24, 2012 - Larry Bauman, Riverton:  Editor:
It is interesting on all the talk (Ranger, Oct. 18), about the proposed 1 percent sales tax being used for streets and road repairs in county and ... [more]

What happens when hard work and perseverance don't work?

Oct 23, 2012 - Craig M. Shaw. Riverton:  Editor:
I have read several letters to the editor and am compelled to respond. I don't remember the first writer's name. The second was from Ron Howard. They ... [more]

Optional tax 'worth a trial run'

Oct 21, 2012 - Jim Gores, Riverton:  Editor:
Fremont County voters are being offered a unique opportunity to make positive improvements to our roads, streets, and the utilities under them. Their ... [more]

Shelley is right person for House District 55

Oct 19, 2012 - Alice and Fred Nicol, Riverton:  Editor:
We are writing to express our support for Sherry Shelly as a candidate for House District 55. Sherry is a lifelong resident of Riverton who has always ... [more]

Obama's birth certificate one of many pressing questions

Oct 18, 2012 - Ron Howard, Riverton:  Editor:
If I ever decide to get ... [more]

Don't let vacant downtown space become parking lot

Oct 17, 2012 - Deborah Craig, Riverton:  Editor:
Well, it sure didn't take long for that vacant lot clear by the city at Fifth and Main downtown to become a parking lot. Every time I go by, I see the ... [more]

Optional 1 percent tax an effective, equitable way to raise needed funds

Oct 13, 2012 - By Steven Weaver, Gary M. Michaud:  Editor:
By now we hope Fremont County residents are aware there will be an optional 1percent initiative on the November ballot for the purpose of repairing ... [more]

Horse tail thefts likely just people trying to be funny

Oct 12, 2012 - Richard Gould, Lander:  Editor:
I may be wrong, but I do not think that there is a monetary element behind the theft of horse tails.
I think it is some people thinking that they ... [more]

No 'sound alternative' to Thompson, Hickerson

Oct 11, 2012 - Jennifer McCarty, Lander:  Editor:
I'm supporting the re-election of Fremont County Commissioners Doug Thompson and Pat Hickerson.
Let me clarify why I'm taking that position. I will ... [more]

No reason to attend the museum board meeting when it was 'stacked'

Oct 10, 2012 - Eileen Urbigkeit, Crowheart:  Editor:
I would like to clarify why I didn't attend the meeting when they fired the Lander museum director. First, the week before they, the commissioners had ... [more]

Decisions are easy, but good decisions 'are a little trickier'

Oct 9, 2012 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
In response to the recent letter from Mr. Parsons with the heading "City seems unsure of what to do when a decision needs to be made," as mayor I ... [more]

Youth helped lead the way in 'Tough Enough' efforts

Oct 7, 2012 - Laura Toppenberg, Help for Health:  Editor:
Many times all we hear about is how troubled our youth are and our concerns for the next generation. On behalf of the Tough Enough to Help Cancer ... [more]

AML dollars going to projects with minerals and energy ties

Oct 5, 2012 - Chad Baldwin, Laramie:  Dear Editor:
Your story in Thursday's paper -- "Bebout: AML loss might be forever" -- correctly notes that the University of Wyoming has benefitted ... [more]

Hearing will cover needed improvements in work safety

Oct 4, 2012 - Dan Neal, Casper:  Editor:
Fire is always a risk in the production and processing of fossil fuels.
The Wyoming Occupational Safety and Health Commission recently proposed ... [more]

Here's a case of government working the way it ought to

Oct 3, 2012 - Jack Schmidt, Riverton:  Editor:
In the six decades that I have participated in livestock production and marketing I have done my share and more of complaining about the government ... [more]

Now that Mitt Romney has released some tax returns ...

Oct 2, 2012 - Dan Wimp, Riverton:  Editor:
If Mitt Romney has to show his tax returns to Obama, then why don't Obama show his real birth certificate to Romney, where he was really ... [more]

So much for the 'great plan' to deal with the Alpine Lake Fire

Sep 30, 2012 - Steven D. Willie, Wind River Indian Reservation:  Editor:
In regards to the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) / Wind River Agency's great plan to fight the Alpine Lake Fire.
The great plan was to draw a circle ... [more]

City seems unsure of what to do when a decision needs to be made

Sep 27, 2012 - Gene Parsons, Riverton:  Editor:
After reading the new article in The Ranger under the heading "Council conducts job evaluation of Weaver," I would imagine the conclusion they came ... [more]

Excellence of fair rodeo recognized through nominations

Sep 26, 2012 - Chad Nicholson, Three Rivers, Calif.:  Editor:
I want to extend my congratulations to the Big Wind Round Up PRCA Rodeo and Riverton's own Powder River Rodeo Co. for being nominated for National ... [more]

Most people want wolf hunt and delisting to take effect as planned

Sep 23, 2012 - Ned Burke, Lander:  Editor:
You and a bunch of the rest of us were right to prognosticate that the lawyers would step in again to block the wolf hunting season and probably ... [more]

District 2 re-vote was not fair to the commissioner who lost job

Sep 21, 2012 - Fred Dwight, Riverton:  Editor:
In all the hullabaloo over the re-vote in Fremont County Commission District 2, everything always talks about the "honest mistakes" and how hard it ... [more]

Be glad for what you have, and work harder for what you want

Sep 20, 2012 - Ron Howard, Riverton:  Editor:
I read Dan Wimp's letter and felt compelled to say a few words.  To think that those who vote for Obama are stupid is entirely his opinion, and he's ... [more]

Alpine Lake Fire is not simply a 'science project'

Sep 18, 2012 - Dan Durrelle, Riverton:  Editor:
Steven R. Peck's editorial in The Ranger the other day about the air pollution caused by the fire up by Sage Creek was on the money. I have read the ... [more]

Neglected cattle putting both the livestock and human beings in danger

Sep 16, 2012 - Caroline Mills, Fort Washakie:  Editor:
I am writing to voice my concern about the cows that have been allowed to stray onto the roadway on Trout Creek Road in Fort Washakie.
I live on ... [more]

Jim Bridger, Esther Morris are happy in their new digs

Sep 14, 2012 - Lew Diehl, Riverton:  Editor:
Old Jim Bridger, Jed Smith, Sacajawea and Esther Morris, led by Father De Smet and others were probably singing and dancing their new digs Sept ... [more]

Re-electing President Obama in November 'will ruin this country'

Sep 13, 2012 - Dan Wimp, Riverton:  Editor:
If Obama would send everyone one million dollars, we would be out of debt. But all Obama is doing is spending our money on crap.
Are you people ... [more]

'Only an idiot' would argue against a 'very affordable' tax

Sep 12, 2012 - Ronald Strauss, Riverton:  Editor:
I think the mayor of Riverton is right when he says if we want to fix all the potholes, curbs, crummy gutters and the like around town, then we will ... [more]

Dogs will be dogs, and skunks will be stinky

Sep 9, 2012 - Gene Dunbar, Riverton:  Having been at one time the unhappy owner of a Labrador retriever who had lost an argument with a skunk, I was acquainted with the really poor solution to that ... [more]

Picture of old Lions Club center sparked nice memory

Sep 7, 2012 - Alta Barker, Riverton:  Editor:
I enjoyed seeing the picture of the old Lions Club Youth Center being moved. It was interesting to see that it was only built in the 1940s. I remember ... [more]

Tribute to 'Slick' was appreciated, touching

Sep 6, 2012 - Victoria East, Riverton:  Editor:
I thank you for the tribute editorial for M.J. Schlichemmayer. The "eulogy" in the paper was touching, and I liked his last column. Many years ago he ... [more]

State needs legislators who can 'think about a lot of things'

Sep 5, 2012 - Carole Hiller, Riverton:  Editor:
On Aug. 23 I read the state news article on how Mr. Childers, the state representative, feels he lost in the primary election because he was against ... [more]