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If higher tax on beer could ease public drunkenness, let's try it

May 2, 2013 - Jason Dixon, Riverton:  Editor:
If they can jack up the tax on a pack or carton of cigarettes so that it costs something like 10 times more money to smoke a cigarette now than it did ... [more]

Problems with the football team aren't all one-sided

May 1, 2013 - Mike Marshall, Riverton:  Editor:
It is obvious that the old adage is correct. There are two things that everybody is an expert on -- politics and athletics. We see expert advice daily ... [more]

City Park not the right place to consider a recreation center

May 1, 2013 - Kerri Hitchenberk, Riverton:  Editor:
Some people are suggesting building a big recreation center in Riverton City Park? There are lots of other places to build it that wouldn't take away ... [more]

After Prom party was a success, both for students and parents

Apr 30, 2013 - Dennis Graham, Riverton:  Editor:
Thank you, Riverton parents, high school staff, and participating businesses for sponsoring another fantastic post-prom party at Riverton High ... [more]

Too many cowards in politics

Apr 28, 2013 - Brad Stromme, Worland:  Editor:
Shame on our gutless politicians in the U.S. Congress who are more supportive of the National Rifle Association than they are of the American people. ... [more]

Legislature wrong to have defeated bill allowing teachers to carry guns

Apr 26, 2013 - Rusty M. Saltsgaver, Riverton:  Editor:
Targets on their backs. That's what every parent having children in a Wyoming school needs to now understand.
With the recent Wyoming Legislature's ... [more]

Open Lincoln School in short-term to meet state 16:1 mandate

Apr 25, 2013 - Gregg Courtnall, Riverton:  Editor:
On the matter of tearing down Lincoln School, everybody knows that parts of it still could be used as classrooms. If this school district is so ... [more]

Obama better not mess with Social Security and Medicare

Apr 24, 2013 - Dan Wimp, Riverton:  Editor:
Obama better quit trying to tweak Social Security and Medicare because it's not his money in the first place. We worked hard through the years for ... [more]

Maybe this explains why the beer tax has held so steady

Apr 21, 2013 - Pat Arrine, Lander:  Editor:
On reading the news about trying to get the Wyoming Legislature to raise the tax on beer above the level it has been at since the 1930s, a memory came ... [more]

Was closing school due to storm really necessary?

Apr 19, 2013 - Carol Stern, Riverton:  Editor:
I am wondering why schools had to be closed last week when there was a snowstorm. We have had lots worse storms than that one over the years, and we ... [more]

Lincoln School demolition seems 'fiscally irresponsible'

Apr 18, 2013 - Phil and Marilyn Lavoie, Riverton:  Editor:
In reference to your editorial on the Lincoln School demolition in Friday's paper. We couldn't agree with you more.
Firstly we believe that it is ... [more]

Letter writer's 'rant' not based on facts

Apr 17, 2013 - Douglas Drachner, Riverton:  Editor:
Don't people who write letters to the editor have any responsibility for getting things correct? In her rant on March 27, Mary Sue Shoup says the ... [more]

Judge in Holmes case needs to do his job properly

Apr 16, 2013 - William Borwegen, Riverton:  Editor:
In your newspaper on Tuesday, April 2, on page 2, there was an article about the prosecutors asking for the death penalty for killer James ... [more]

Inmates would benefit from AA and NA sessions

Apr 13, 2013 - Robert Joseph Sanistevan, Lander:  Editor:
I am writing this letter in regard to the unavailability of programs and AA/NA meetings at the Fremont County Detention Center.
Not only do inmates ... [more]

Better service is what's needed at Riverton Regional Airport

Apr 12, 2013 - Kelly Brost, Riverton:  Editor:
Marketing is not the problem with the Great Lakes Airlines and Riverton Regional Airport. It is the quality and reliability of the service. Over the ... [more]

Occupational therapy is well- deserving of recognition month

Apr 11, 2013 - Ginny Holcomb, Riverton:  Editor:
April is National Occupational Therapy Month, and I would like to take this opportunity to talk about what has, for me, been an amazing career. ... [more]

Basketball season was one both to enjoy and remember

Apr 10, 2013 - Helen Potts, Riverton:  Editor:
Do you agree we should take a last closing look at the remarkable successful basketball season?
From the first tossup to the final hoop, locals fans ... [more]

We parents aren't alone

Apr 9, 2013 - Marlene Channing, Riverton:  Editor:
I thank Mr. Peck for writing from time to time about being a parent, which he did on March 19 for his son's 20th birthday. I can remember one years ... [more]

Exciting year ahead at South Pass City site

Apr 7, 2013 - By Bob Snowden, Joe Ellis:  Editor:
We extend an invitation to join the Friends of the South Pass and help us support South Pass City State Historic Site.
The Friends of South Pass is a ... [more]

Heritage Center will endure after 'Trapper Jake'

Apr 5, 2013 - Lew Diehl, Riverton:  Editor:
Thanks to the many people who have shown your concern and best wishes during the loss of "Trapper Jake" Korell. His loss was a great blow to us all ... [more]

Writer's 'paranoia' short on facts and specifics

Apr 4, 2013 - Daniel Talley, Riverton:  Editor:
On Wednesday, March 27, The Ranger printed a letter to the editor by Mary Sue Shoup titled "U.S. being 'shafted' out of its money." In the letter, Ms. ... [more]

Please keep trees among the options for North Federal

Apr 3, 2013 - Nance Shelsta, Riverton:  Editor:
I was disappointed to read that trees were left out of the North Federal reconstruction project in Riverton.
Trees would add some natural beauty to ... [more]

Get bike trails in shape by summer

Apr 2, 2013 - Barry Schwartz, Riverton:  Editor:
Want to get Fremont County from being rated the most unhealthy county in the state?
Want more tourism dollars spent in our county?
Want a safe place ... [more]

Driver's license system is broken and must be fixed

Mar 31, 2013 - Michael Gard, Riverton:  Editor:
I just returned from the experience of renewing my driver license. I received a letter in January informing me that I was due to renew, which a very ... [more]

First order of business for 1 percent money: potholes

Mar 29, 2013 - Jim Calyer, Riverton:  Editor:
Here is my advice on the first order of business in spending money from the 1 percent sales tax when it kicks in next month.
One word: potholes. ... [more]

GPS is no replacement for your brain, eyes and common sense

Mar 28, 2013 - Joe Lorenz, Riverton:  Editor:
Who could be so gullible to use a GPS to drive up on Blondie Pass and get stuck? Some college kids from Powell did it, so I guess that answers that ... [more]

U.S. being 'shafted' out of its money

Mar 27, 2013 - Mary Sue Shoup, Riverton:  Editor:
I was reading the other day on how Texas is wanting to pass a new law about requiring immigrants or illegals to have certification of their ... [more]

Good to see column on funny police calls again

Mar 27, 2013 - Barbara Kyle, Riverton:  Editor:
It was so fun to see the piece written by Katie Roenigk about all the funny police calls. I think a lot of people used to enjoy when Sgt. Ringer of ... [more]

Consider a rec center on Major land instead of a justice center

Mar 26, 2013 - Stephanie S. Reed-Tippets, Riverton:  Editor:
I am writing this letter to propose putting a rec center and a convention center on the property on Major Ave. I feel that the land should be for ... [more]

Don't be too quick to endorse gun rules from other countries

Mar 25, 2013 - Dennis Koppenhafer, Shoshoni:  Editor:
Ellen Dudley of Dubois wrote saying that we need to adopt gun control measures like those in other countries, specifically the U.K, and Australia. She ... [more]