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Caregiver law a positive development for the state

Caregivers are an invaluable part of our state. Providing over $680 million in unpaid care and juggling difficult life-work responsibilities are just ...

Make the most of farmers market all summer long

Farmers market season is in full swing now with 53 markets across the state, according to the Wyoming Business Council.
Markets are a good source of local and ...

More mosquito fogging would be a good idea

I agree with the editorial on mosquito spraying. Once you are used to not having them, it is very unpleasant to have to deal with them again.
If ...

Deterioration of Wyoming Life Resource Center is sad to observe

The Wyoming Department of Health, under the guidance of director Tom Forslund and behavioral health manager Chris Newman has been responsible for the ...

Attend Saturday general council

On July 16, Eastern Shoshone Tribal members will, again, be going to General Council for another round of discussion regarding action taken by General ...

Enrollment dips may be due simply to switching schools

In regard to the school enrollments at some schools shrinking down, I think the best way to analyze it is to see how many total students there are at ...

Glad to hear the balloon rally is still being done

I am looking forward to the Riverton ballon rally. I was at the first one in 1981 and have not been back since, but I will be there this year.
I ...

Parking shuttle bus might be a good idea for big Lander parade

I was in Lander with my family for the Fourth of July parade and some other events. I have a suggestion.
Something I have seen at other smaller ...

Beware summer 'festival' scams which either sell tickets to fake events, or fake tickets t

Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to be on the lookout for various festival and event ticket scams this summer.
As reported by ...

Consider college president's comfort with region in hiring

The president and the vice president of Central Wyoming College are leaving at the same time, right on top of making huge budget and personnel ...

Examine ombudsman position again before next city budget

According to your news coverage, the new city "ombudsman," Jane Juve (a previous the city attorney for the council, if some of your readers don't ...

Graduation is once in lifetime; church can be skipped a week

Regarding Mr. Brossman's letter saying Riverton High School graduation interferes with going to church on Sunday, I would simply say that church is a ...

Having two airlines at Riverton Regional is 'nice while it lasts'

I hope Great Lakes Airlines will continue to try and make a go of it from Riverton under the new cooperation with Frontier Airlines on pilots. I think ...

If 'orphaned' oil wells are a worry, imagine abandoned wind turbines

In reading over the annual Mining and Energy Edition of The Ranger, I saw information about 1,000 wind turbines a company wants to build down near ...

In Midwest, glass still is a successful recycling item

In following along with the news about recycling in Fremont County, it surprised me to hear the officials say glass recycling didn't pay off.
In the ...

Three reasons people don't follow rules in Yellowstone

Having read the editorial "Rules for a reason" on June 12, my memories took me back to my family's National Park Service years in Yellowstone, when my ...

Fremont County went through same thing Campbell is experiencing now

I do feel for Gillette and Campbell County in all the job losses there in the coal mines. Thirty-some years ago on Fremont County we were going ...

Who will provide jobs for Wyoming if coal collapses?

I am replying to the story that appeared in your annual Mining and Energy Edition headlined "Barrasso: Coal, other fossil fuels crucial to U.S. ...

Thick vegetation in higher country already a danger

On June 11 and 12 a couple of us went hiking and camping in some areas around Dubois and Whiskey Basin.
I could not believe the amount of tall ...

Flooding has receded, but dangers linger

Fremont County Public Health continues to have water well sampling kits available. If you are concernedabout your private well, we recommendyour ...


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