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It's important to keep events at Community Room free

I am writing in response to Carrie Garwood's letter to the editor suggesting that we charge admission to every person who attends a program in the ...

Column citing old nursery rhyme was much appreciated

I did enjoy Randy Tucker's column that mentioned the old nursery rhyme "For Want of a Nail."
I was lucky to have had a great-grandfather that I ...

Good news on veterans facilities

I'm so glad to hear that the VFW was able to sell its old building. I'm sorry they didn't get what they were asking for, though.
I'm also glad to ...

Showing terrorist crimes on TV and Internet is what they want

I watched a national television news man a few nights ago who said the exact same thing that I have been thinking about the poor people who are being ...

'People's wishes have been ignored' on alley dumpsters

Well, I see that the people's wishes have been ignored. The dumpsters in the alley are going away, and now every street will have garbage cans sitting ...

Split in tribal council doesn't show cooperation

The Northern Arapaho Tribe is breaking away from the Shoshone Tribe on the Joint Business Council. Isn't this the same tribe that called City Hall in ...

More consideration needs to be shown during outdoor recreation

I agree completely with the letter from Kim and Ann Kurasz about the awful behavior more and more people show when they are camping, fishing, hiking, ...

Pay for Capitol remodeling from savings, not budget

The Legislature has passed money to remodel and update the Capitol building in Cheyenne. Well and good as far as the job goes, but that money should ...

Sooner weeds are dealt with next year, the better we'll do

Yes, this has been a terrible summer for weeds. I think one reason that there are so many more is that it just caught lots of people by surprise ...

What about past band director's name on the high school floor?

As to writing coach Bill Strannigan's name on the Riverton High School gym floor, what about John Aanestad's name, too?
He directed the bands for ...

Growing and collecting lilies, but not offering them for sale

Please accept the following clarification regarding the photograph labeled "Sunrise daylilies" in the Sept. 5 Ranger:
I am a collector and grower of ...

Wild horse roundups not the best way to control population

I am hoping people in Wyoming will read this. The BLM and the wild horse and a burro department are rounding up thousands of our wild horses and ...

After winter problems, air service was much better on summer trips

I will give credit where credit is due. I had been screwed over big-time by the bad air service at Riverton Regional Airport late last winter. People ...

Citizens speak out on and say 'no' to mandatory trash change

Riverton citizens, we are in serious danger in our beautiful community.
Just recently we went again to cast our votes and to make your choices to ...

Odd Fellows Cemetery is more a weed patch than a cemetery

I wonder who is responsible for the terrible shape the Odd Fellows Cemetery on Riverview Road is in at present.
As a weed patch, it hardly resembles ...

Trash collection customers being punished for what government did

I do not agree at all with Riverton making people who use dumpsters in their back alleys for trash to give them up.
It is going to make things much ...

Ill-mannered campers showed poor judgment and rude conduct

I would like to address this to the four campers with Fremont County license plates who camped up Union Pass in Dubois on the forest boundary.
My ...

On city weed problem, 'It isn't your town -- It's you'

With all the talk about this being "Weed City U.S.A," the following verse seems to have a seed of truth:

It Isn't the Town, It's You
By R.W. Glover
If you ...

Protect valuable public services

This letter to the editor is written to renew or relight interest and concern for the outstanding social and human services which citizens have here in our ...

Temporary digs

Where to house the Legislature during Capitol renovation is no easy question

Flying under the radar of many Wyoming citizens is the fact -- actual ...


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