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Set Free is a valuable program in community

Jul 5, 2012 - Deanna Reach, Riverton:  Editor:
Recently I was on television talking about the new committee in Riverton to help with the homeless who have alcoholic and other addictions. A comment ... [more]

City ought to do 'something nice' with new empty space

Jul 3, 2012 - Cathy Gaines, Riverton:  Editor:
I read Mr. Peck's editorial about what Riverton might do with the vacant lot at Fifth and Main where the old Daisy Cleaners was. To my way of ... [more]

Trash station flap a 'fiasco'

Jun 30, 2012 - Hal Merton, Lander:  Editor:
I suppose the fiasco with the Atlantic City trash transfer station is a sneak preview for the rest of us. You don't often see something botched up as ... [more]

Annual mining edition helps 'mark the summer' each year

Jun 29, 2012 - C.T. Cal Taylor, Tucson, Ariz.:  Editor:
To The Ranger staff, congratulations on your annual mining and energy edition, which now has been done for the 57th year in a row.
I don't remember ... [more]

New school plan would help some at the expense of others

Jun 28, 2012 - Lorna Clarke, Riverton:  Editor:
This is an open letter to all parents of Riverton Middle School students.
The school board is proposing a new schedule for the 2012-13 school year ... [more]

Complainers could put senior center in jeopardy

Jun 27, 2012 - Concerned group:  Editor:
We are all regular patrons of the Riverton Community and Senior Center and fully support the current board, management, staff and volunteers.
We all ... [more]

Business offers best experience to govern nation

Jun 26, 2012 - Harold Goodell, Dubois:  Editor:
On the front page of the Ranger Sunday, June 17, there in bold type were the words "Improvement in Jobs Picture,"with numbers. What a nice way to ... [more]

Golden K appreciative of Riverton senior center

Jun 22, 2012 - Linda Bebout, Secretary, Riverton Kiwanis Golden K:  Editor:
We, as a club and individually, wish to add our names to the growing list of people who have expressed their appreciation for our Riverton Senior ... [more]

Two extra acres would make land gift better, and cutting weeds improves city for all

Jun 21, 2012 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
I am going to "kill two birds with one stone," metaphorically speaking. The two birds (issues) are the county's gift of the Major property to the ... [more]

Just another day in the mine

Jun 20, 2012 - Judd McDonald, Lander:  Editor:
I am writing this letter to let everyone know what kind of man I had for a working partner in the year of 1967.
I showed up to work and changed into ... [more]

Cutbacks at trash stations have associated costs too

Jun 19, 2012 - Mark Romer, Riverton:  Editor:
In following along with the changes occurring in the Fremont County Solid Waste saga, one thing keeps standing out to me. It is constantly stated that ... [more]

Recognition was appreciated, but some attributes were overstated

Jun 17, 2012 - By Kyle Haratyk, Lander:  Editor:
While I am grateful for the praise from my friends and co-workers, a few of the details mentioned in the advertisement that the hospital placed about ... [more]

Senior center 'business' can't simply ignore concerns

Jun 15, 2012 - Frank Tanner, Riverton:  Editor:
It's wonderful that there are some people out there who are willing to write letters defending the status quo at the Riverton Senior Citizens Center. ... [more]

Gas price decrease came too late in Fremont County

Jun 14, 2012 - Kent Lever, Riverton:  Editor:
Well, out gasoline suppliers are at it again. All spring we heard how gas prices were coming down nationwide because oil prices were stable again, or ... [more]

Awareness of elder abuse an important issue

Jun 13, 2012 - Kelly Wicks, Riverton:  Editor:
It's an unfortunate fact that elder abuse is a growing problem due to the increasing population of elderly individuals who require the assistance of ... [more]

'Sneaking' onto ballot as write-in is a 'trick'

Jun 12, 2012 - Mary Claren, Riverton:  Editor:
I totally agree with Mr. Peck's editorial recently talking about how people try to sneak onto the ballot for the general election by not filing for ... [more]

Coroner is right on decal issue

Jun 10, 2012 - Mike Schierkolk, Riverton:  Editor:
I have been reading the wasted- space articles covering the head butting and pushing around of our county coroner by the power hungry Fremont County ... [more]

Wadda generated great respect around the state

Jun 7, 2012 - Dennis Heckart, Riverton:  Editor:
I read with sorrow and regret of the sudden passing of the great tribal leader, Eddie Wadda. He will be missed by his people of the Eastern Shoshone ... [more]

DCI building decision shows lack of fiscal responsibility

Jun 6, 2012 - Larry Bauman, Riverton:  Editor:
Well, once again some members of the Riverton City Council showed lack of fiscal responsibility, recently approving a contract to construct a new DCI ... [more]

America's veterans 'gave so you didn't have to'

Jun 5, 2012 - Carl Niswonger, Riverton:  Editor:
Last Monday, I took a drive through downtown Riverton. There were few on the streets.
The only thing that was prevalent was Old Glory. The flag was ... [more]

Small faction responsible for negativity at senior center

Jun 1, 2012 - Dee Reed, Riverton:  Editor:
In regard to our Riverton Senior Citizens Center, I feel it is time to air some positive comments in rebuttal for the recent negative comments made by ... [more]

Horse slaughterhouse wouldn't be right for 'Wonderful Wyoming'

May 31, 2012 - Ida Anderson, Casper:  Editor:
The proposed horse slaughterhouse in Riverton would be a black eye for Wonderful Wyoming.
Imagine a wild horse that was gentle broke by an inmate at ... [more]

Senators' vote on domestic violence bill disappointing

May 30, 2012 - Suzan Campbell, Wyoming Coalition Against DV/SA, Laramie:  Editor:
The Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, a coalition of 24 domestic violence and sexual assault programs in the state, is ... [more]

Casino should be required to account for its money

May 29, 2012 - Steve Moss, Ethete:  Editor:
Well, our general counsel meeting did not go as planned. One of our main concerns was the casinos. Where is the money going? Why do we still owe the ... [more]

False water tests at mill site deserve investigation

May 27, 2012 - By Matthew F. Dieran, Lander:  Editor:
For all these months we've been hearing about the high uranium in the water near the old Susquehanna mill, and everyone starts jumping through hoops ... [more]

Disappointing not to get to vote for all commissioners

May 24, 2012 - By Carol Downs, Riverton:  Editor:
I always look forward to the news about the candidates filing for the various offices in an election. This year it has been fun to see who is filing ... [more]

Employment policy is not consistent at senior center

May 23, 2012 - Wanda Durham, Riverton:  Editor:
Being an "at will" employee at the Riverton Senior Citizens Center appears to be tantamount to playing Russian roulette unless you are among those who ... [more]

Convenience comes with consequences

May 22, 2012 - By Walter Cook:  Ask any Wyoming angler about carp, and he or she probably will refer to a nasty, bottom-dwelling fish imported from Asia that crowds out native fish and ... [more]

Rule creates 'poultry pirates'

May 20, 2012 - By Jack R. Lee, Riverton:  Editor:
Small farmer alert! Wyoming's Department of Agriculture unveiled its new poultry processing regulations at the farmers market conference held in ... [more]

Appreciation for senior citizens center, in verse

May 18, 2012 - Kathleen G. Watts, Roque Bluffs, Maine:  Editor:
I would like to share what our Riverton Senior Citizens Center means to me and to many others, I'm sure:
What do you do when your spouse has ... [more]

Business and personal donors make Search and Rescue go

May 17, 2012 - The Volunteers of Fremont County Search and Rescue, Riverton:  Editor:
The Riverton Division of Fremont County Search and Rescue would like to express appreciation for the individuals and businesses that have generously ... [more]

State and EPA seem 'a little too cozy' on fracking report

May 16, 2012 - Rick Callici, Riverton:  Editor:
Back wen the EPA came out with the information about fracking and the water around Pavillion, the State of Wyoming acted like it came right out of the ... [more]

Uranium issue coverage useful

May 15, 2012 - David S. Luzmoor, Riverton:  Editor:
As a citizen of Riverton, I wanted to compliment The Ranger for the excellent coverage in the May 3 edition of the recent Department of Energy public ... [more]

Energy revenue will rebound because demand will be high

May 13, 2012 - By Jerry Humphries, Riverton:  Editor:
If I were Wyoming's energy industry, I wouldn't panic just yet. The alternatives to the proven sources of energy all sound kind of good, but they ... [more]

Resources can be used responsibly

May 10, 2012 - Kim Dean, Newcastle:  Dear Editor:
Environmentalists have very loud voices and hefty agendas these days, and their ideals are dominating all aspects of our lives. They ... [more]

There's lots to like about the Riverton senior center

May 9, 2012 - Linda Skinner, Riverton:  Editor:
I am a senior who has been going to the Riverton Senior Citizens Center for 10 years on a regular basis.
It is a wonderful place. There are so many ... [more]

Corrections pros are not just guards

May 8, 2012 - Robert Lampert, Director, Wyoming Department of Corrections:  Editor:
May 7-11 is observed in Wyoming as Correctional Professionals Week.
Corrections employees have provided for the safety of Wyoming families and ... [more]

Unfair for Simpson to call seniors 'greediest generation'

May 6, 2012 - Robert Gilliland, Riverton:  Editor:
Alan Simpson, former Republican U.S. Senator from Wyoming and co-chair of President Obama's deficit commission, called senior citizens "the greediest ... [more]

Sales tax question not 'accosting' the voters

May 4, 2012 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
In the Ranger on April 29, there was a letter to the editor with the heading "Sales tax initiative 'an insult to constituents and ... [more]

Charge the users of the detox center, not the innocent taxpayer

May 3, 2012 - Bruce Calhoun, Riverton:  Here we go again, more bureaucratic bull.
I'm talking about our city officials wanting to pass higher taxes on alcohol to help pay for the Alcohol Crisis ... [more]