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County's surplus could have been shared with public

Jul 3, 2013 - William Borwegen, Riverton:  Editor:
It came to my attention that the Fremont County Commissioners had $1 million extra in their budget.
Because my Social Security benefits have not ... [more]

Airline subsidy might have merit, but contentions in letter were wrong

Jul 2, 2013 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
In a letter to the editor on June 17, Mr. Ken Prentice presented the idea of subsidizing our airline for better service. This idea may have merit, but ... [more]

Make commissioner pay raises subject to voter OK on ballot

Jun 30, 2013 - Jerry Humphreys, Riverton:  Editor:
I have an idea about what the Fremont County Commissioners are paid.
Each election year there would be a line on the ballot asking if the current ... [more]

Effort to 'destroy' Cindy Hill a cruel waste of time

Jun 28, 2013 - Caryl Lefford, Riverton:  Editor:
I hope Reps. Miller, Goggles, Larson and Campbell can see how ridiculous this new report criticizing Superintendent Cindy Hill really is.
I went to ... [more]

Concert brought back memories of how important music was for the nation's morale

Jun 27, 2013 - Robert C. Oberheu, Riverton:  Editor:
I take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks to all who were involved in bringing the Glenn Miller Orchestra to Riverton.
What a great, great ... [more]

'World needs a big dose of mind-your-own-business'

Jun 26, 2013 - Delia Grantland, Riverton:  Editor:
Thinking about all the controversy over the man from the National Security Agency who made it known that government was monitoring the e-mails and ... [more]

One of the things 'we've worked so hard to achieve' is a fair system of justice in U.S.

Jun 25, 2013 - Douglas Drachner, Riverton:  Editor:
I see that Mary Sue Shoup has been giving her own brand of civics lessons again in the newspaper. Recently she wrote that the Boston bombing suspect ... [more]

Pay raises for commissioners and department heads don't feel right

Jun 23, 2013 - Dennis Slinger, Lander:  Editor:
I don't think I could ever be a county commissioner or county head of a department because I could not sleep at night if I voted myself a nice pay ... [more]

'Poltergeist' news item was 'good for a laugh or two'

Jun 21, 2013 - Ian Franklin, Riverton:  Editor:
So now our police and sheriff are supposed to know how to deal with a "poltergeist"? That was the funniest news item of the year when the cops were ... [more]

Reserve the empty city lot for downtown parking space

Jun 20, 2013 - Diane Porter, Riverton:  Editor:
I wish the City of Riverton would rethink the idea of spending big bucks on the empty lot on Main Street for a park.
One day I couldn't find a ... [more]

Visitor 'hired' by cousin years ago to deliver Mining Edition

Jun 19, 2013 - Rod Dedrick, Bradley, Texas:  Editor:
Many years back, and I won't say how many because I want to feel young, my cousin had a Ranger paper route. For two years in a row he "hired" me to ... [more]

Boston bomber shouldn't have right to stand trial in court

Jun 18, 2013 - Mary Sue Shoup, Riverton:  Editor:
After watching and listening to everything that has been happening concerning the bombing in Boston and then the search to find the people ... [more]

Giving financial assistance to an airline is not an 'outrageous idea'

Jun 17, 2013 - Ken Prentice, Riverton:  Editor:
I have some thoughts about the idea of city or county government paying Great Lakes Airlines or another airline to provide better service at our ... [more]

With new coach in place, let's look forward to the fall season

Jun 14, 2013 - Mike Grimm, Riverton:  Editor:
I am glad to see that the football coaching situation at Riverton high school has been resolved.
It looks like the new coach is a good man who work ... [more]

Vacant lot at Fifth and Main is 'obvious solution' for the farmers market

Jun 13, 2013 - Ross Lisare, Riverton:  Editor:
I didn't know that there were some business people in Riverton downtown who had a problem with the farmers market there on Broadway. But after reading ... [more]

Abuses on reservation need to be exposed and cleansed

Jun 12, 2013 - Lester Dewey:  Editor:
Thank you, Chief Broadhead of the Riverton Police Department, for taking the initiative to set an example for the entire Native American community of ... [more]

Obama 'pretty fair' president

Jun 11, 2013 - Pat Stevens, Riverton:  Editor:
In response to Dan Wimp's letters, and also others who write in regarding President Obama, if all of you think Obama is so terrible, maybe you should ... [more]

Proceed carefully when making changes in museum management

Jun 9, 2013 - Patrice Brevinhall, Lander:  Editor:
I hope before the way the Fremont County museums are set up and managed is changed to a single director, that this idea can be talked about ... [more]

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]