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'Posterior cleavage' perpetrator on the loose

Aug 29, 2012 - Bruce Robb, Riverton:  Editor:
To Kelly Barber, the visitor from Huntsville, Texas, who freaked out about seeing a guy's posterior "cleavage" in a restaurant and didn't feel safe ... [more]

1 percent sales tax only way to solve our infrastructure problems

Aug 28, 2012 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
I am writing in support of the 1 percent optional tax that is being proposed by the Fremont County and all of the municipalities within the county. ... [more]

A great place to wait in line

Aug 26, 2012 - Ron Howard, Riverton:  Editor:
I read, with interest, Randy Tucker's column that touched on the subject of 'standing in line'. As anyone who knows me or reads my silly Facebook ... [more]

Support Arapaho veterans powwow

Aug 24, 2012 - Northern Arapaho Powwow Committee 2012:  Editor:
Haba / Tous to our fellow Northern Arapaho people. We, the Northern Arapaho Powwow Committee, would like to take this time to invite all of you to the ... [more]

Maybe 'cop on a walk' could watch over proposed park

Aug 24, 2012 - Ken Outliff, Riverton:  Editor:
I am looking forward to what the city decides to do with the vacant corner on Main Street where the dry cleaner business was. Now they say the want to ... [more]

'R-I-R' on new bleachers really is just 'R-R'

Aug 23, 2012 - Rhonda Princippe, Riverton:  Editor:
I never really went to many high school football games at the old Tonkin Stadium bowl, but I am looking forward now to seeing them play at the new ... [more]

Thanks for new art at RHS that doesn't show drinking

Aug 22, 2012 - Joan Claren, Riverton:  Editor:
I see there are some new art murals on the wall of the high school in Riverton -- and neither one of them shows anybody consuming alcohol.
It just ... [more]

Shoshone forest plan ought to include more wilderness design

Aug 19, 2012 - Sara Domek, Dubois:  Editor:
The Shoshone National Forest Draft Plan is out for public review, and without hesitancy, the Forest Service has not recommended any new wilderness in ... [more]

Hoffman has 'the balance we need' in Legislature

Aug 17, 2012 - Gena Robinson, Lander:  Editor:
When I think about the Wyoming that six generations of my family have worked to build, I am surprised at how far we have strayed from what makes us ... [more]

Bunker Road, litigation points inaccurate

Aug 17, 2012 - Douglas L. Thompson, Chairman, Fremont County Commission:  Editor:
Thanks for the opportunity to discuss Fremont County issues associated with commission election. Up to this point, it seems this has been a cosmetic ... [more]

Larsen would be effective leader

Aug 17, 2012 - Pennie Buffington, Lander:  Editor:
My husband and I have worked a combined total of 28 years for different state and local governmental agencies. We probably pay more attention than the ... [more]

City needs consistency in every area of authority

Aug 16, 2012 - Jeff Golden, Riverton:  Editor
In response to Mike Trent's letter to the editor about "city lacking consistency in day care issue," I would say that Mr. Trent said more than was ... [more]

Renner best pick in redrawn HD 28

Aug 16, 2012 - State Rep. Sam Krone, Wyoming House District 24, Cody:  Editor:
I have been fortunate to know and work with Echo Renner for several years, and I can say unequivocally that she would be an outstanding member of the ... [more]

'Always glad' to see the mosquito fogging truck

Aug 15, 2012 - Joella Nathan, Riverton:  Editor:
I disagree with weed and pest director Lars Baker about how many mosquitoes there are. He said the number is down, but I do a lot of walk and biking ... [more]

Thanks for county fair coverage, news staff

Aug 15, 2012 - Helen Potts, Riverton:  Editor:
The Ranger's coverage of the Fremont County Fair was absolutely incredible.
The photographs reflected happy, proud exhibitors. The descriptions were ... [more]

Fair parade was better when it took place Saturday morning

Aug 14, 2012 - Kim Fleming, Riverton:  Editor:
This year's county fair parade had a pretty good lineup with quite a lot of floats. I did enjoy it, but I still think it was so very much better when ... [more]

More parents need to 'step right up and do something'

Aug 12, 2012 - Michelle M. Kiggins, Riverton:  Recently, I went on a family outing. In our area there have been many available summer activities and things for families to do, but this event was special ... [more]

Kindly, helpful people helped ease the loss of family tribute

Aug 10, 2012 - Phil Aspinwall, Riverton:  Editor:
Not long ago I wrote a letter to the editor about some hanging baskets with brightly colored flowers that I had put up as a tribute to my deceased dad ... [more]

Visitor who went 'overboard' over butt crack ought to stay in Texas

Aug 9, 2012 - Roger Forrest, Riverton:  Editor:
I would like to know who this Kelly Barber from Huntsville, Texas, thinks he (or she) is in writing a letter to the editor trashing the whole ... [more]

'God's angels' provided fine care for beloved family member

Aug 8, 2012 - Mary Joe Quayle and the Quayle family, Riverton:  Editor:
End of life care is a vital concern for families who have a beloved member in need of it. When it is no longer possible to care for the person at ... [more]

City lacking consistency in day care issue

Aug 7, 2012 - Mike Trent, Riverton:  Editor:
There is something lacking in how the city is handling the problem of the person who wants to open a day care over on Big Horn Drive, and that is ... [more]

Candidate's positive attitude and campaign are refreshing

Aug 5, 2012 - Dwayne C. Oldham, Lander:  Editor:
I would like to express the appreciation I have for the refreshing candidate I see in Mr. Lloyd Larsen. Mr. Larsen believes the American dream is ... [more]

Say 'absolutely no' to horse slaughter plan for Riverton

Aug 2, 2012 - Mary E. Tasi, Riverton:  Editor:
I have taken the editor's advice about not reacting emotionally to the horse slaughter facility proposed for Riverton. Horses are, admittedly an ... [more]

Whatever happened to indecent exposure?

Aug 1, 2012 - Mary Sue Shoup, Riverton:  Editor:
I wonder what it's going to take to make people wake up and see what is going on.
When you get a letter from someone out-of-state complaining about ... [more]

It's time to 'wake up' and oust Obama

Jul 31, 2012 - Dan Wimp, Riverton:  Editor:
People, let's impeach Obama before he keeps ruining this country. Wake up, America.
Obama has ruined this country, and you people cannot wake enough ... [more]

Basic inmate hygiene needs not being met at detention center

Jul 29, 2012 - Joe Lookingbill, FCDC inmate Lander:  Editor:
After exhausting all resources at my limited disposal of bringing attention to the living conditions at the Fremont County Detention Center in Lander, ... [more]

Downtown restroom seems like good idea when crowds are big

Jul 26, 2012 - Lynne Watkiss, Riverton:  Editor:
I never really had an opinion in one way or the other about the Riverton mayor's idea of having a public restroom-type facility in downtown ... [more]

City is 'ridiculous' in treatment of day care center applicant

Jul 25, 2012 - Joel Manners, Riverton:  Editor:
It is ridiculous how the city is treating the lady who wants to open a small day care in the house on Big Horn Drive. She only bought the house ... [more]

Letter comparing schools to killing fields both shocking and appalling

Jul 24, 2012 - Nicole M. Schoening, Riverton:  Editor:
The letter "School Can Wound Kids" struck a chord with me when I read it on the evening of July 12. To say that I was speechless is an ... [more]

Improvements to U.S. 26, Burma Road are of great benefit

Jul 22, 2012 - Gene Wintermote, Shoshoni:  I am a resident of Shoshoni, and I make quite a few trips to Riverton and around the county. I would really like to compliment the joint venture of two ... [more]

Exposed butt crack made visitor change lunch plans

Jul 19, 2012 - Kelley Barber, Hunstville, Texas:  Editor:
In February I was on a three-week ski vacation to Wyoming. I stayed in Worland, Laramie, Cody, Jackson and Casper, and I planned to drive through ... [more]

Letter attacking public schools was shocking, offensive, off base

Jul 18, 2012 - Amanda Murrell, Riverton:  Editor:
This letter is in response to Jan Clayton's letter, dated July 12, "School can wound kids." I was shocked, offended and, frankly, confused by Ms. ... [more]

Tyler helped with long-ago school work

Jul 17, 2012 - Brenda Farrell, Fort Worth, Texas:  Editor:
I read about the death of Carolyn B. Tyler and remembered how, when I was a third-grader in Texas, I wrote to newspapers in Wyoming asking for facts ... [more]

Commissioners caved in to the special interests on fireworks

Jul 15, 2012 - Robert Spengler, Lander:  Editor:
Fremont County Commissioners displayed an unbelievable lack of good judgment, common sense and serious disregard for the safety of the citizens of ... [more]

Thanks to community, kids

Jul 13, 2012 - L. Jason Bennett, Riverton:  Editor:
I have had the honor and privilege to teach band at Riverton Middle School and Riverton High School for the last six years. This has been a great ... [more]

School can wound kids

Jul 12, 2012 - Jan Clayton, Riverton:  Editor:
Here is a scene: Mom and Dad are in the living room reading the papers. There's a knock on the door. It's the soldiers.
The children are called down ... [more]

Thieves took tribute to lost father, sister

Jul 11, 2012 - Phil Aspinwall, Riverton:  Editor:
Please don't take from me.
The summer of 2007 was a good one for my dad. He and his best pal, Quentin Raymond, caught some of the biggest trout they ... [more]

Riverton is making it difficult to recycle

Jul 10, 2012 - Ann Hicks, Riverton:  Editor:
Something is not working.
Many of us try to be good citizens and recycle. However, when I try to use the bins behind McDonald's, they are almost ... [more]

People took the hint on fireworks

Jul 10, 2012 - Peg Eckers, Riverton:  Editor:
I know fireworks are popular and fun, but I must say I did enjoy a much more quiet and peaceful Fourth of July this year with fireworks more or less ... [more]

Set Free is a valuable program in community

Jul 5, 2012 - Deanna Reach, Riverton:  Editor:
Recently I was on television talking about the new committee in Riverton to help with the homeless who have alcoholic and other addictions. A comment ... [more]