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Procedue for choosing new pope no more odd than the Electora

Mar 12, 2013 - Leah Patrous, Riverton:  Editor:
I have been watching the process and all the various developments on choosing the new Catholic pope, and I saw some commentators on TV making fun of ... [more]

Enforce existing speed limit before lowering it

Mar 8, 2013 - Clyde Johnson, Riverton:  Editor:
This letter is written in response the the letter about changing the speed limit north of Riverton on Highway 789 near the Honor Farm Road ... [more]

North Federal plans aren't necessarily ideal, but they are reasonable

Mar 7, 2013 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
Wow. What a night we had at the city council meeting Feb. If you missed it, you missed a real show. We had chicken shirts, chicken neckties, and ... [more]

There are some good places to start with federal funding cuts

Mar 6, 2013 - Mary Sue Shoup, Riverton:  Editor:
After reading about this upcoming "cut" we are all going to be experiencing, I have a few good ideas where to start with some excellent cuts.
1. The ... [more]

Major land was sold with the understanding that it would be new fairgrounds

Mar 1, 2013 - Margaret N. Rogers, Riverton:  Editor:
To Fremont County Commissioners, Riverton City Council, the two Indian tribes, and other citizens:
Your help is needed to make some things happen ... [more]

Listening session in city was helpful to senator

Feb 28, 2013 - U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, Washington, D.C.:  Editor:
Last week, Diana and I travelled more than 2,000 miles across Wyoming. We held "collecting common sense for Washington from Wyoming" listening ... [more]

Higher postal price doesn't go well with service cutback

Feb 27, 2013 - Kay Carlisle, Riverton:  Editor:
I, for one, will not miss Saturday mail delivery at my house all that much. I can wait until Monday. But what I don't like is that they cut services ... [more]

40 percent figure on background checks in gun sales inaccurate

Feb 27, 2013 - Lowell Ray Anderson, Cody:  Editor:
A recent letter to the editor in The Ranger states, "40 percent of current sales don't have background checks."
What President Obama said was:
"But ... [more]

Government should pay to train tribes in eagle feather practices

Feb 24, 2013 - Diana Mitchell, Riverton:  Editor:
On 2005, I wrote a letter about an Arapaho who wanted an eagle for ceremonial purposes. I agreed that the person should have an eagle for ceremonial ... [more]

Life Resource Center's value is unmatched in Wyoming

Feb 22, 2013 - Dan Brossman, Lander:  Editor:
I'm writing concerning the Wyoming Life Resource Center (State Training School) in Lander. While I worked there as its first full time chaplain for 10 ... [more]

Call to mayor got quick results

Feb 21, 2013 - Barbara Williams, Riverton:  Editor:
Thanks, mayor, for getting the job done the same day I called you.
I had called the city several times to clean the ice out of the dip and Fifth and ... [more]

Cindy Hill already has one vote sewn up for governor

Feb 21, 2013 - Marcell Hartwick, Riverton:  Editor:
People are talking about whether State Superintendent Cindy Hill was too early to announce she was running for governor next year. I am glad she did, ... [more]

Public employees, stand with your members, not governor, on Life Resource Center

Feb 20, 2013 - Clay Long, Lander:  Editor:
During the 2010 governor's primary election, there was a discussion about who would be the best governor. The Wyoming Public Employees Association, a ... [more]

It's not up to the Legislature to change 'intent' of the voters

Feb 19, 2013 - Steven Galgarde, Riverton:  Editor:
I see that the legislative members who voted to water down the state superintendent's job think they have the constitutional right to do it. But I ... [more]

Even with a 6-year-old, a bet is a bet

Feb 19, 2013 - Parker Donaldson, Riverton:  Editor:
Last night my brother and I made a bet. He is 6 years old and I am almost 12. He bet me a box of Coke that my birthday wasn't every year.
And so we ... [more]

'Chained CPI' is a bad idea

Feb 18, 2013 - Charlie Smith, Lander:  Editor:
One of the worst ideas to surface in Washington lately is the proposal to cut Social Security benefits by changing the way the cost-of-living is ... [more]

Citizens must see to it that the power grab over superintendent is remedied

Feb 15, 2013 - Mike Lieberman, Riverton:  Editor:
There has been much written about the recent action of our Wyoming Legislature and Gov. Mead regarding the stripping of State Superintendent of Public ... [more]

Young writer thinks the sharks should be protected, not killed

Feb 15, 2013 - Brayden Nez, Riverton:  Editor:
Haven't you noticed that some people hate sharks? In 2011 there had been a lot of shark attacks, even in Russia. What do you think -- should all sharks ... [more]

Dispatchers do a difficult job with little recognition

Feb 13, 2013 - Brandy Hague, Riverton Police/Fire Dispatcher:  Editor:
I would like to take a moment to extend a sincere thank-you to my fellow Riverton Police Department dispatchers.
Another busy year has passed with ... [more]

City must have learned from last snowstorm

Feb 12, 2013 - Lew Diehl, Riverton:  Editor:
To the Riverton streets and alleys crews, you are all doing a great job this week clearing and de-icing the city streets.
Just maybe the city bosses ... [more]

Remember who voted to ruin the superintendent's elected office

Feb 12, 2013 - Joanne Vandersill, Riverton:  Editor:
Here are the local Fremont County legislators who voted to destroy the office of state superintendent and to try to ruin career of the person we all ... [more]

More unelected bureaucracy won't make education better

Feb 10, 2013 - Ed Thomas, Kinnear:  Editor:
As a  longtime teacher, I have opinions about the actions by the people in Cheyenne regarding the state superintendent.
What makes the inept governor ... [more]

'Anti-gun crowd' trying to fool American public

Feb 8, 2013 - Dennis Koppenhafer, Shoshoni:  Editor:
Bonnie Mennen stated in her letter of January that we were condemning Betty Starks Case for speaking out on gun control. I spent 20 years in the ... [more]

Food Freedom Act is about common sense, not politics

Feb 7, 2013 - Katie Swistowicz, Lander:  Editor:
I am writing in support of the Wyoming Food Freedom Act. This bill has a broad base of support.  The "uber-conservative"  bill sponsors, State Reps. ... [more]

GED and other programs would be beneficial at county jail

Feb 6, 2013 - Sara Lujan, Fremont County Detention Center, Lander:  Editor:
I am an inmate at the Fremont County Detention Center, and I am writing in regards to the lack of programs there are currently at FCDC.
I am hoping ... [more]

New law on superintendent sidesteps the constitution

Feb 5, 2013 - Alex Wolfer, Riverton:  Editor:
The Constitution of the State of Wyoming mandates that the elected superintendent of public instruction supervise the public schools. The following is ... [more]

Give people a chance at a job they want

Feb 5, 2013 - Trevon Stevens, Riverton:  Editor:
People should be able to have a job that they like. If people don't like their job they might not do a good job.
I know not everyone can have a job ... [more]

High rents contribute to poverty and homelessness

Feb 3, 2013 - Nancy and Lloyd Eckstein, Riverton:  Editor:
As people who work with feeding the low income in Fremont County, we have seen a sad trend starting.
Landlords who have put rent up so high that our ... [more]

Consider a 'step down' approach to speed limit

Feb 1, 2013 - Edwin H. Amend, Riverton:  Editor:
Riverton traffic problems continue to make local news, with - recent coverage in The Ranger and on Casper's KCWY TV station. Serious, even fatal, ... [more]

'Hill bill' sounds as if it might be just right for Castro's Cuba

Jan 31, 2013 - Den Schofield, Riverton:  Editor:
The flu is not the only illness spreading throughout much of the country. Here in Wyoming, the "Hill bill" indicates that our governor and many state ... [more]