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Baker solves community problems and helps citizen in need

As a citizen of Riverton, I am pleased that we have two candidates running for mayor who are capable, well-versed on issues and have demonstrated ...

Past record shows Baker would be a good mayor

Perhaps 15 years ago, Lars Baker, then the supervisor for the Fremont Weed and Pest department, asked if I would serve as the director from my ...

Baker 'would be the best' mayor, say his past workers

Well, in the election for Mayor of Riverton it is obvious that Mr. Gard has a lot of rich business friends who are writing to support him. But rich ...

Gard deserves vote support for several reasons

I'm sure there are voters in our great City of Riverton who have not have the opportunity to meet or get to know Rich Gard. I support Rich as our ...

Gard would keep city operations running 'smoothly and sensibly'

I have known Rich Gard since 1997. I've also conducted business with Rich on several occasions, and our families and children have interacted at ...

Experience, leadership make Baker the pick for city's mayor

I am writing in support of Lars Baker's candidacy for Mayor of the City of Riverton. I've known Lars since moving to Lander in 1980 and have enjoyed ...

Letter defending fossil fuels missed an important point

Gloria Gregory's defense of the fossil fuels industry in her Oct. 19 letter to the editor is not illegitimate, but it misses a key point in the letter ...

FFA kids performed a 'most generous' service to resident

I had just spent parts of three days working on getting the leaves of my lawn raked and put into bags.
I had 12 bags done and three small piles to ...

Mayor candidate Baker a man of 'uncommon ability'

I am writing to encourage the voters of Riverton to vote for Lars Baker as our mayor.
I have known Lars for nearly 40 years, and he has impressed ...

List of U.S. Supreme Court justices clipped and saved

This is a small thing, but I did appreciate it when you printed the names of all the U.S. Supreme Court members with their ages, how long they had ...

A question for all the Ebola 'worrywarts'

We are in the middle of non-stop talk about Ebola as if it is the new Black Plague. I guess it is important to be prepared for the worst, even in ...

Does writer who bashes coal practice what he preaches?

In a letter to the editor dated Oct. 10, Don Kesselheim of Lander bashed the production of fossil fuels, including, among others, coal production in ...

'It's obvious' that Baker is best qualified for mayor

In Riverton's mayor election, it is obvious who the best candidate is, and that is Lars Baker. All you need to do is look at his record and the ...

Gard develops good plans and gets good results from them

It is my privilege to write this letter of character reference for Rich Gard. I have lived in Riverton for 38 years and have been associated with ...

South Federal job lucking out on the weather

So much for the South Federal rebuild job being done "by September." We're just lucky there hasn't been a big snowstorm already like we get some ...

Column sparked recollection of the summer of '73

The "Riding With the Rangers" column on Sept. 30 was kick for me. In 1973 I spent three weeks in Riverton looking after my grandparents' house and ...

It is impressive to see offices of top officials together at capitol

I have only been to the Wyoming state capitol building three times in my life. The first was when I was just 11 years old.
I remember so clearly ...

Wyoming must 'focus on our connection' to climate change

To the participants in the Wyoming gubernatorial campaign debates scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 13, Oct. 15 and Oct. 16 on Wyoming PBS:
Wyoming's current ...

With Baker as mayor, mosquito and weed problems would be improved

I read in The Ranger that public health people were happy that there was no West Nile virus reported in Fremont County this year. I doubt that is ...

K-9 adoption program does 'phenomenal' job for dogs

This is an appreciation of the PAWS shelter and the new Wyoming Honor Farm K-9 program.
My sister has adopted Roka, one of the program's first ...


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