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Good to see column on funny police calls again

Mar 27, 2013 - Barbara Kyle, Riverton:  Editor:
It was so fun to see the piece written by Katie Roenigk about all the funny police calls. I think a lot of people used to enjoy when Sgt. Ringer of ... [more]

Consider a rec center on Major land instead of a justice center

Mar 26, 2013 - Stephanie S. Reed-Tippets, Riverton:  Editor:
I am writing this letter to propose putting a rec center and a convention center on the property on Major Ave.I feel that the land should be for ... [more]

Don't be too quick to endorse gun rules from other countries

Mar 25, 2013 - Dennis Koppenhafer, Shoshoni:  Editor:
Ellen Dudley of Dubois wrote saying that we need to adopt gun control measures like those in other countries, specifically the U.K, and Australia. She ... [more]

Gillette game 'can never be taken away' from Wolverines

Mar 22, 2013 - Felicia Mallore Denver:  Editor:
I was in Casper on March 15 and watched the Riverton Wolverines play the Gillette Camels for the semifinals in the Class 4-A state basketball ... [more]

Column was funny, but loose pets are no laughing matter

Mar 21, 2013 - Vonda Huish, Riverton:  Editor:
I laughed at Clair McFarland's article "Thanks to the mean dogs." However, it really is no laughing matter. The loose dog and cat problem ... [more]

More needs to be done at Honor Farm intersection

Mar 20, 2013 - Charla Dodge, Riverton:  Editor:
The Honor Farm intersection is a major issue that needs to be addressed properly.
A dear friend of mine recently was injured severely there. Another ... [more]

People who need Medicaid and Medicare ought to get it

Mar 15, 2013 - Dan Wimp, Riverton:  If people need Medicaid, then let them get it.
We pay for Medicaid and Medicare. Give it to the people that need it.
We pay for these things one way or the ... [more]

Many thanks from the Class 4-A state-runnerup RHS basketball

Mar 14, 2013 - Riverton High School boys basketball team and coaches:  Editor:
The Riverton boys basketball team would like to publicly thank Aric Hageman, the RHS band, and all of the RHS students and staff for making the long ... [more]

Let's find gun laws everyone can live with

Mar 14, 2013 - Ellen Dudley, Dubois:  Editor:
I am a hunter and gun owner who is concerned about gun laws.
When I lived in Kenya, laws there required gun owners to submit to background checks ... [more]

Korell cherished the outdoors, children, teaching and family

Mar 13, 2013 - Lew Diehl, Riverton:  Editor:
Jake Korell was a modern-day mountain man.
Jake learned to trap moles for rancher at about the age of 7. He graduated to skunks at the age of 9. ... [more]

SF 104 silences voters, erodes constitution

Mar 13, 2013 - Parker Jackson, Lyman:  Editor:
Voters across Wyoming have been silenced. Your vote doesn�t matter. At least, that�s what they want you to think.
�Since the 2010 election, ... [more]

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 havebackground 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]