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Donald Trump vs. Sanders in 2016 would be a great show

I have now watched the presidential debates for the Republicans and the Democrats on TV, and I was highly entertained by both.
This is my preliminary ...

Apologies for neglecting civic duty

I understand how important jury duty is. I recently neglected my responsibility of jury duty and am now paying the price for it. I know it is my civic ...

Pre-school costly but worthwhile

In May, the Select Committee on School Finance directed Picus and Associates, the Legislature's school funding experts, determine what the cost of a ...

Encouragement during crisis proves we don't live in big, impersonal city

Reading the local paper, Fremont County often comes off as an area with most of the same problems associated with big-city living. Due to a recent ...

Pope's compact car brought a smile

First off, I am not Catholic, but I watched the pope's trip to America on TV because I was interested. I got such a kick out of the little car he rode ...

Governor 'doing right thing' in looking at Medicaid expansion

Gov. Matt Mead of Wyoming is doing the right thing by saying Medicaid should be expanded with Obamacare to save money for the state.
Every day there ...

Railroad photo fanned thoughts of favorite uncle

I found the "Way It Was" picture of the railroad tracks being removed back in 1991. We bought a couple of trailer loads of railroad ties at the time ...

More scanner traffic in Dubois since ambulance issues arose

I listen to police and emergency traffic on my scanner as a hobby. Helps pass the time, and it can get pretty exciting sometimes.
I think there has ...

Park idea 'would do some good'

I say thanks to the city for the idea of turning the vacant lot downtown into a nice green space. There is a need for some beautification. It would do ...

Spend money for 'pocket park' on something else

It was good to see local businesses speaking up in favor of a parking lot in their part of town. Since the city was so short of cash that they had to ...

Government 'would have been crazy' to turn down grouse plan

The federal government would have been crazy to turn down the sage grouse plan put together by the working group in Wyoming, which is why I thought ...

Awareness month aims at domestic violence

Oct. 1 marked the beginning of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The central message of this year's events is that, as a community, we have the ...

'Special person' bought meal

We offer a big thank-you to the person who paid for our meal anonymously Sept. 21 at the Trailhead Restaurant in Riverton.
You are a special person, ...

Capitol work must be on time and on budget

As a member of the Oversight Group on Capitol Building Rehabilitation and Restoration, I want to clarify the role and goals of the oversight group. ...

Downtown windows 'a pleasure' to see

What a pleasure it is to see the windows in downtown Riverton all decorated for Homecoming. I didn't grow up here, but the town in Oklahoma was ...

'Miracle' there aren't more fatalities in I-80 traffic

I saw Sept. 25 that a truck driver had been found guilty in a fatal collision with another vehicle. To me it is a miracle that there are not more ...

Big country needs lots of power

I appreciated the thoughtful discussion in the editorials about the future of coal in the nation.
I wish I could run my truck on the sun. I would ...

Sage grouse decision good for bird, nation

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service announced Tuesday that the greater sage grouse does not warrant protection under the Endangered Species ...

Killing of bear an unnecessary outcome of poor human conduct

I appreciated ...

Make opinions known now on Capitol renovation plans

In response to Nathan D. Purnell's letter: I am not involved in the Wyoming Capitol restoration in any official capacity, but I have followed the ...


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