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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]

Too many cowards in politics

Apr 28, 2013 - Brad Stromme, Worland:  Editor:
Shame on our gutless politicians in the U.S. Congress who are more supportive of the National Rifle Association than they are of the American people. ... [more]

Legislature wrong to have defeated bill allowing teachers to carry guns

Apr 26, 2013 - Rusty M. Saltsgaver, Riverton:  Editor:
Targets on their backs. That's what every parent having children in a Wyoming school needs to now understand.
With the recent Wyoming Legislature's ... [more]

Open Lincoln School in short-term to meet state 16:1 mandate

Apr 25, 2013 - Gregg Courtnall, Riverton:  Editor:
On the matter of tearing down Lincoln School, everybody knows that parts of it still could be used as classrooms. If this school district is so ... [more]

Obama better not mess with Social Security and Medicare

Apr 24, 2013 - Dan Wimp, Riverton:  Editor:
Obama better quit trying to tweak Social Security and Medicare because it's not his money in the first place. We worked hard through the years for ... [more]

Maybe this explains why the beer tax has held so steady

Apr 21, 2013 - Pat Arrine, Lander:  Editor:
On reading the news about trying to get the Wyoming Legislature to raise the tax on beer above the level it has been at since the 1930s, a memory came ... [more]

Was closing school due to storm really necessary?

Apr 19, 2013 - Carol Stern, Riverton:  Editor:
I am wondering why schools had to be closed last week when there was a snowstorm. We have had lots worse storms than that one over the years, and we ... [more]

Lincoln School demolition seems 'fiscally irresponsible'

Apr 18, 2013 - Phil and Marilyn Lavoie, Riverton:  Editor:
In reference to your editorial on the Lincoln School demolition in Friday's paper. We couldn't agree with you more.
Firstly we believe that it is ... [more]

Letter writer's 'rant' not based on facts

Apr 17, 2013 - Douglas Drachner, Riverton:  Editor:
Don't people who write letters to the editor have any responsibility for getting things correct? In her rant on March 27, Mary Sue Shoup says the ... [more]

Judge in Holmes case needs to do his job properly

Apr 16, 2013 - William Borwegen, Riverton:  Editor:
In your newspaper on Tuesday, April 2, on page 2, there was an article about the prosecutors asking for the death penalty for killer James ... [more]

Inmates would benefit from AA and NA sessions

Apr 13, 2013 - Robert Joseph Sanistevan, Lander:  Editor:
I am writing this letter in regard to the unavailability of programs and AA/NA meetings at the Fremont County Detention Center.
Not only do inmates ... [more]

Better service is what's needed at Riverton Regional Airport

Apr 12, 2013 - Kelly Brost, Riverton:  Editor:
Marketing is not the problem with the Great Lakes Airlines and Riverton Regional Airport. It is the quality and reliability of the service. Over the ... [more]

Occupational therapy is well- deserving of recognition month

Apr 11, 2013 - Ginny Holcomb, Riverton:  Editor:
April is National Occupational Therapy Month, and I would like to take this opportunity to talk about what has, for me, been an amazing career. ... [more]