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Third time for the same scam using a fake granddaughter

Jul 16, 2013 - Winnie Schmuck, Riverton:  Editor:
This is the third time -- same scam. Why do they bother 80-plus-year-old-me?
I answered the phone on Wednesday, June 26, to someone who said she was ... [more]

'No reason' apparent for creating a single director for county museum system

Jul 15, 2013 - Maggie Layton, Riverton:  Editor:
Concerning the proposal to hire one director for the entire Fremont County Museum system, I can see no reason for this plan.
I think our Fremont ... [more]

Obama 'couldn't be president of a dog fight if a cat was sponsor'

Jul 12, 2013 - Dan Wimp, Riverton:  Editor:
Obama better leave Medicare and Social Security alone. It is not his money in the first place.
Obama wants to send weapons to Syria what's he going ... [more]

Keep county EMS service going forward

Jul 10, 2013 - Bryan Spears, Lander:  There has been a great deal of furor lately over the subject of Fremont County EMS. Much of this has stemmed from complaints made from a few individuals in the ... [more]

Constitutional amendment can fix surveillance abuses in U.S.

Jul 9, 2013 - Mike Lieberman, General Santos City, Philippines:  Editor:
No, Mr. Obama, I do not trust the checks and balances in the federal government to abstain from abusing a 'surveillance' database treasure trove. And ... [more]

New investigations of WDE are nothing more than a 'witch hunt' for purely political ends

Jul 7, 2013 - Cindy Hill, Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction:  Editor:
Re: Speaker Lubnau's news release of his intent to form yet another investigative committee:
The "independent" inquiry team spent the last four ... [more]

Fairgrounds serves a vital role for Fremont County

Jul 5, 2013 - Chris Linton, Riverton:  Editor:
Too often, Riverton residents breeze by the Fremont County Fairgrounds without even giving it a thought.
Or if there is a thought, it might be that ... [more]

Real holiday is July 5, when the improper fireworks finally end

Jul 3, 2013 - Saundra Caey, Riverton:  Editor:
I consider myself to be as patriotic as the next person, but here is why I usually don't look forward to the Fourth of July.
It is because of all the ... [more]

County's surplus could have been shared with public

Jul 3, 2013 - William Borwegen, Riverton:  Editor:
It came to my attention that the Fremont County Commissioners had $1 million extra in their budget.
Because my Social Security benefits have not ... [more]

Airline subsidy might have merit, but contentions in letter were wrong

Jul 2, 2013 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
In a letter to the editor on June 17, Mr. Ken Prentice presented the idea of subsidizing our airline for better service. This idea may have merit, but ... [more]

Make commissioner pay raises subject to voter OK on ballot

Jun 30, 2013 - Jerry Humphreys, Riverton:  Editor:
I have an idea about what the Fremont County Commissioners are paid.
Each election year there would be a line on the ballot asking if the current ... [more]

Effort to 'destroy' Cindy Hill a cruel waste of time

Jun 28, 2013 - Caryl Lefford, Riverton:  Editor:
I hope Reps. Miller, Goggles, Larson and Campbell can see how ridiculous this new report criticizing Superintendent Cindy Hill really is.
I went to ... [more]

Concert brought back memories of how important music was for the nation's morale

Jun 27, 2013 - Robert C. Oberheu, Riverton:  Editor:
I take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks to all who were involved in bringing the Glenn Miller Orchestra to Riverton.
What a great, great ... [more]

'World needs a big dose of mind-your-own-business'

Jun 26, 2013 - Delia Grantland, Riverton:  Editor:
Thinking about all the controversy over the man from the National Security Agency who made it known that government was monitoring the e-mails and ... [more]

One of the things 'we've worked so hard to achieve' is a fair system of justice in U.S.

Jun 25, 2013 - Douglas Drachner, Riverton:  Editor:
I see that Mary Sue Shoup has been giving her own brand of civics lessons again in the newspaper. Recently she wrote that the Boston bombing suspect ... [more]

Pay raises for commissioners and department heads don't feel right

Jun 23, 2013 - Dennis Slinger, Lander:  Editor:
I don't think I could ever be a county commissioner or county head of a department because I could not sleep at night if I voted myself a nice pay ... [more]

'Poltergeist' news item was 'good for a laugh or two'

Jun 21, 2013 - Ian Franklin, Riverton:  Editor:
So now our police and sheriff are supposed to know how to deal with a "poltergeist"? That was the funniest news item of the year when the cops were ... [more]

Reserve the empty city lot for downtown parking space

Jun 20, 2013 - Diane Porter, Riverton:  Editor:
I wish the City of Riverton would rethink the idea of spending big bucks on the empty lot on Main Street for a park.
One day I couldn't find a ... [more]

Visitor 'hired' by cousin years ago to deliver Mining Edition

Jun 19, 2013 - Rod Dedrick, Bradley, Texas:  Editor:
Many years back, and I won't say how many because I want to feel young, my cousin had a Ranger paper route. For two years in a row he "hired" me to ... [more]

Boston bomber shouldn't have right to stand trial in court

Jun 18, 2013 - Mary Sue Shoup, Riverton:  Editor:
After watching and listening to everything that has been happening concerning the bombing in Boston and then the search to find the people ... [more]

Giving financial assistance to an airline is not an 'outrageous idea'

Jun 17, 2013 - Ken Prentice, Riverton:  Editor:
I have some thoughts about the idea of city or county government paying Great Lakes Airlines or another airline to provide better service at our ... [more]

With new coach in place, let's look forward to the fall season

Jun 14, 2013 - Mike Grimm, Riverton:  Editor:
I am glad to see that the football coaching situation at Riverton high school has been resolved.
It looks like the new coach is a good man who work ... [more]

Vacant lot at Fifth and Main is 'obvious solution' for the farmers market

Jun 13, 2013 - Ross Lisare, Riverton:  Editor:
I didn't know that there were some business people in Riverton downtown who had a problem with the farmers market there on Broadway. But after reading ... [more]

Abuses on reservation need to be exposed and cleansed

Jun 12, 2013 - Lester Dewey:  Editor:
Thank you, Chief Broadhead of the Riverton Police Department, for taking the initiative to set an example for the entire Native American community of ... [more]

Obama 'pretty fair' president

Jun 11, 2013 - Pat Stevens, Riverton:  Editor:
In response to Dan Wimp's letters, and also others who write in regarding President Obama, if all of you think Obama is so terrible, maybe you should ... [more]

Proceed carefully when making changes in museum management

Jun 9, 2013 - Patrice Brevinhall, Lander:  Editor:
I hope before the way the Fremont County museums are set up and managed is changed to a single director, that this idea can be talked about ... [more]

Driver left accident scene after collision

Jun 7, 2013 - Gene Hauck, Riverton:  Editor:
On the evening of May 25 at about 11 p.m., my granddaughter was driving south North Eighth West in Riverton. As she approached the intersection of ... [more]

Horsehair theft not too unusual

Jun 6, 2013 - Steve Spruill, Vacaville, Calif.:  Editor:
Recently I noticed an article in The Ranger about horsetail theft. I was surprised that people thought it was strange, and that the reason for it ... [more]

Ceremony at cemetery not the time for political talk

Jun 5, 2013 - Melissa Aronsing, Corning, N.Y.:  Editor:
I am not a resident of your city, and I do not mean to butt in where I am not wanted. But I do want to share an opinion on the Memorial Day speech I ... [more]

'Penny Power' signs costly

Jun 4, 2013 - Ron Albright, Riverton:  Editor:
Here are some facts and figures about the "Penny Power"sign:
One green sign -- $260.
One steel post, 12 feet tall -- $32.40.
One employee to set sign ... [more]