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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]

Arming teachers isn't the answer to school safety

May 14, 2013 - David Lieb, Riverton:  Editor:
After reading Mr. Saltsgaver's letter to the editor of April 26, I thought about what he had to say and decided to suggest an alternative view. I ... [more]

Why weren't legislative audits taking place before 'the Hill bill,' not afterward?

May 12, 2013 - Darlene Dahlin, Riverton:  Editor:
The AP article in your May 4 edition, "Mead chides GOP leaders over criticism of Hill bill," in which Gov. Mead is reported to have said that the ... [more]

Next Riverton football coach has some real rebuilding to do

May 10, 2013 - Matt Grosz, Riverton:  Editor:
I see the point of the person who wrote a letter that the football coach trouble in Riverton had more than one side. But what nags at me is what ... [more]

'Tirade' in letter to the editor was exercise of free speech

May 10, 2013 - Mary Sue Shoup, Riverton:  Editor:
First off, I would like to thank Douglas Drachner for pronouncing my name over and over and over again in his letter to the editor. Glad you got it ... [more]

Smokers, dropping cigarette butts anywhere and everywhere is littering

May 9, 2013 - Shirley Pursel, Riverton:  Editor:
Riverton is a beautiful place to live. However, everywhere I look there is an abundance of the cigarette butts at the entry doors of businesses and ... [more]

Is this the best we can come up with for city's lot downtown?

May 8, 2013 - Jody Cardice, Riverton:  Editor:
I have seen a few other written comments from people in Riverton about the vacant lot at the intersection of East Main and Fifth streets that is now ... [more]

Mr. Chouinard was one of the best at RHS

May 7, 2013 - Todd Burnette, Park City, Utah:  Editor:
I recently read a column by Craig Blumenshine discussing Larry Chouinard's retirement and felt compelled to add my thoughts to what I'm sure is a long ... [more]

U.S. POWs had it worse

May 5, 2013 - Martin Cannan, Riverton:  Editor:
I think before we get all concerned about how "badly" Mr Mihara and his family were treated during their internment during World War II, we need to ... [more]

'Penny Power' signs are nice, but they shouldn't be paid for with 1 percent

May 3, 2013 - Vonda Huish, Riverton:  Editor:
I read the article on "Penny Power" in the Ranger's April 19 edition. The article does not state how those signs were to be paid for.
Mr. Lehto, if ... [more]

If higher tax on beer could ease public drunkenness, let's try it

May 2, 2013 - Jason Dixon, Riverton:  Editor:
If they can jack up the tax on a pack or carton of cigarettes so that it costs something like 10 times more money to smoke a cigarette now than it did ... [more]

Problems with the football team aren't all one-sided

May 1, 2013 - Mike Marshall, Riverton:  Editor:
It is obvious that the old adage is correct. There are two things that everybody is an expert on -- politics and athletics. We see expert advice daily ... [more]

City Park not the right place to consider a recreation center

May 1, 2013 - Kerri Hitchenberk, Riverton:  Editor:
Some people are suggesting building a big recreation center in Riverton City Park? There are lots of other places to build it that wouldn't take away ... [more]

After Prom party was a success, both for students and parents

Apr 30, 2013 - Dennis Graham, Riverton:  Editor:
Thank you, Riverton parents, high school staff, and participating businesses for sponsoring another fantastic post-prom party at Riverton High ... [more]