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National Park Service proves the value of protecting precious lands

Today, the National Park Service celebrates its 100th birthday. Americans know national parks, including Yellowstone and Grand Teton, Arches and ...

Don't do the drug crime if you can't do the time

To the men in jail who wrote the letter abut sentences for drug offenses, my advice would be "understand what could happen if you get caught before ...

Put big 1 percent projects to a vote

In deciding some of the bigger projects for the 1 percent sales tax, I would suggest putting them to a vote. I don't mean for the curbs and gutters ...

Cheney won the U.S. House nomination, 'and that is that'

I did not vote for Liz Cheney to be Wyoming congresswoman. I found myself more in agreement with another candidate.
Also, I did not feel she had ...

In-person candidate appearances much better than internet contact

I am in agreement with Amy Lou Brazil of Dubois, who wrote a letter to the editor saying political candidates could meet an important voting group by ...

Punishments don't fit the crimes in some drug cases

What is wrong with the judicial system in Fremont County? As we read The Ranger earlier this month, we saw an article about a man who "could" face 20 ...

Voting is among our most important rights as citizens

It's primary election day in Wyoming. Voting is one of the most important rights and responsibilities we have as citizens. I encourage people across ...

Concerned for those is harm's way due to fire, and proud of those working to douse it

I have a friend who is running for Fremont County Commissioner who has shared with me that many of the residents of Fremont County do not feel that ...

Domestic violence, sex assault and stalking aren't 'big city' issues; Aug. 24 meeting set

Domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking are not just big city issues. Thousands of people suffer at the hands of their ...

Candidates could meet important voters through senior center visits

Several here at the High Country Senior Citizens Center in Dubois have been expressing the desire to have the candidates who are running in the Aug. ...

Cheney is an outsider who won't represent Wyoming's interests

Liz Cheney is an Easterner, not a Wyomingite.
Her parents moved her east early in life. Every choice she has made since graduating from high school ...

Texas crash not indicative of the way local rally is conducted

I was shocked to see the news about the balloon crash in Texas that killed 16 people. It has been reported since that the pilot had some previous ...

House candidates say nothing new in criticizing the president

The U.S. House of Representatives race in the state this year is a wild one. It's been a rougher process than normal in our state.
I do not see why ...

Generals in politics

Dear Editor:
The 36th annual Riverton Rendezvous balloon rally was an enormous success. Thanks to all of the families, sponsors and volunteers who helped make ...

Carbon problem 'can be solved through science'

One of my favorite things to read about and think about is the Carbon X Prize, where scientists are in a contest to see how excess carbon dioxide can ...

Blue light effort aimed at enhancing police safety

I was driving from Idaho to Lake Tahoe recently and was saddened by all the news involving the police. We could put blue light bulbs on porches or ...

A dozen vehicles passed with no offer of assistance

I don't know what to say to the dozen or so people who passed me by as I walked east on Pavillion Road last week.
The temperature was more than 100 ...

'A lot more speed patrols' would be good on West Main Street

The other day on West Main Street, I saw a Riverton Police Department car that had pulled somebody over for speeding. What a welcome sight that was. ...

Good turnout and good times at Pavillion reunion

A big thank-you to all those who helped organize the reunion of Pavillon High School graduates, spouses and staff.
There were 165 who attended at ...

Close-up access to balloons is 'something wonderful' here

I spent the night in Riverton on July 14 on the way to Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone. On Friday morning we went for an early walk and saw ...


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