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Holiday programs featuring our children 'make the season bright'

Editor:
It seems like there is a new Christmas-season concert or some type of performance almost every night this time of year. It is wonderful.
We have not ...

Ice scraper made Christmas shopping easier downtown

Editor:
I say thank you to the City of Riverton for running the scraper across the ice in the gutters downtown. I was Christmas shopping, and it made it all a ...

Healthy Wyoming supports governor in Medicaid expansion effort in state

The Healthy Wyoming Coalition for Medicaid expansion offers its thanks and support to Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead for his efforts to push for Medicaid expansion for ...

Why rezone residential property in town when so many object?

Editor:
This letter is in reference to how the Riverton City Council is rezoning residential properties to commercial properties even when there are ...

Driving during winter weather hazards is dangerous, deadly

Editor:
Recent winter storms have caused hazardous road conditions and road closures throughout the state, serving as a reminder just how dangerous driving in ...

Expanding Medicaid as economy worsens is 'the right thing' to do

Editor:
The governor in Wyoming now says openly that Medicaid needs to be expanded.
The money shortfall from oil and coal means more people are going to be ...

New EPA water regulations a menace to economic security

Editor:
States already know best how to manage their water and they don't need the Environmental Protection Agency to over-regulate one of Wyoming's most ...

Protect yourself and others against impaired driving in holiday season

Editor:
The holiday season is the time of the year when drunk and impaired driving accidents are most prevalent.
Drug and alcohol use impair judgment, delay ...

Reminiscing and thinking about happy times makes world better

Editor:
I enjoyed Betty Starks Case's recent column about childhood Thanksgivings. I look forward every year to the Christmas "tradition" editorials from Mr. ...

No one is trying to force Wyoming to take refugees

Editor:
I am ashamed that Wyoming, the Equality State settled entirely by immigrants from other states and nations, is joining the paranoia of the hysterical ...

'Land grab' by government is about more than sage grouse

Editor:
The delisting of the sage grouse as an endangered species was applauded by many in our state. Then, surprise, surprise, it was followed up by the ...

Holiday season magnifies danger of impaired driving

Editor:
The holiday season is the time of the year when drunk and impaired driving accidents are most prevalent.
Drug and alcohol use impair judgment, delay ...

Washington's original Thankgiving proclamation well worth reading

Editor:
With Thanksgiving Day just past, is the history of Thanksgiving Day still taught? Can our school children name which president issued the ...

Properly funded Game and Fish Department key to state economy

Editor:
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is charged with managing our wildlife in this ever complex and ever-changing world. The agency has165 ...

It seems 'too easy' to get a gun and kill in a school

Editor:
IR00;guess I am one of the people who doesn't automatically go along with the idea that the solution to gun violence is more guns. But that doesn't ...

City doing a good job on snow early in the season

Editor:
There is a long way to go in the winter for snow, but I would like to say that the City of Riverton is doing a good job so far this year in plowing a ...

Glad the plan to kill 1,000 bison is reconsidered

Editor:
I am so glad to find out that the plan to kill at least 1,000 American bison this year because they walk across the invisible border of Yellowstone ...

Congress working on crosswalk safety in bill passed by Senate

Editor:
With the clocks turned back an hour and skies getting darker earlier,we are reminded of how important safe and well-designed streets and crosswalks ...

If anything new stripes have made post office parking more confusing

Editor:
I agree with the editorial for a better sign for the parking space east of the post office in Riverton.
Actually, since they redid the stripes ...

Use 1 percent money for plows

Editor:
I like all the road and street fix-up that is going on with the 1 percent tax money we voted for.
In my opinion, a good idea wold be to use some of ...

 
 

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