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'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]

Coroner sticker argument was 'kids arguing in a sandbox'

Jun 3, 2013 - Brad Blanchard, Lander:  Editor:
I really don't know whether I am supposed to laugh or frown at the conclusion of the long argument between the Fremont County Coroner and the county ... [more]

Lower wolf hunt quota right idea temporarily

May 31, 2013 - Anthony F. Duarte, Riverton:  Editor:
I would like to comment about the newspaper editorial from earlier this month about hunting quotas for wolves, and the responding letter from Mr. Ron ... [more]

Purse found at store by 'responsible, kind person'

May 30, 2013 - Cheryl Confer, Rock Springs:  Editor:
On Sunday, May 26, I took my three nieces and nephew to a store in Riverton. I left a bright red purse in the basket as I was leaving the store.
... [more]

Petition on the repeal of 'Hill bill' was not easy to locate

May 29, 2013 - Kathy Proskow. Riverton:  Editor:
It was reported in the news that the deadline for signing the petition to get the bill that took away the State Superintendent of Public Instruction's ... [more]

Penny Power signs would be good reminder for voters

May 28, 2013 - Liserae Herrickson, Riverton:  Editor:
I was not a big fan of the government "stimulus" program two or three years back. I just assumed that money would get swallowed up with no record of ... [more]

Thanks for the efforts at Odd Fellow Cemetery for as long as they lasted

May 26, 2013 - Anne Bronwyn, Riverton:  Editor:
I have heard that there is not going to be any ceremony for Memorial Day this year at the old Odd Fellows Cemetery down on Riverview Road in Riverton. ... [more]

Now is not the time to cut back on wolf hunting

May 24, 2013 - Ron Collins, Riverton:  Editor:
Mr. Peck makes the statement, "hunters had a good season, bagging every one of the available wolves licensed in the first hunt," and, "as it is, with ... [more]

Riverton CowBelles put on another fine event

May 23, 2013 - Larry and Betty Mathews, Riverton:  Editor:
We would like to say "thank you" to the Fremont County CowBelles, once again, for the great meal they prepared for the Business Appreciation Day ... [more]

Empty lot downtown could, should be put to good use

May 22, 2013 - Andrea Danzig, Riverton:  Editor:
I do agree that the vacant property at the Fifth and Main intersection in downtown Riverton shouldn't just be left to whatever and who ever wants to ... [more]

Let's impeach Obama before it is too late

May 21, 2013 - Dan Wimp, Riverton:  Editor:
People, let's impeach Obama before it's too late.
Obama messed up the first term and did nothing but spend our money, and he will make it worse in ... [more]

Pleas helped locate photos of 10 past city mayors

May 17, 2013 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
Some time ago I wrote a letter to the editor regarding my search for pictures of past mayors who have served the City of Riverton.
I am happy to ... [more]

League of Women Voters focuses on voter privacy and the origins of proposed legislation

May 16, 2013 - Kimberly Holloway, Casper:  Editor:
Recently in Casper, the League of Women Voters of Wyoming held its annual conference. I was again inspired by thoughtful, civil, humorous and darned ... [more]

City's dog problem needs to be 'brought under control'

May 15, 2013 - Karen Bellum, Riverton:  Editor:
I read in the paper on May 9 about the latest case of wild dogs running loose and doing damage.
This is a very major problem in Riverton. Dogs are ... [more]