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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 ...

New dorms at UW a 'good investment'

Count me in for replacing the dormitories at the University of Wyoming. It has been in the news. The White, Downey, Orr and McIntyre quartet are ...

Hard labor would be good punishment for DUI offenses

This might sound outrageous to some people, but I think it might be wrong to treat DUI drivers as common criminals. There was news in the paper about ...

Bears in Yellowstone used to be fed potato chips from car window

Reading the news and letters about wild animals and people in Yellowstone, I wonder how many people these days know how things used to be? I remember ...

Questions being deflected on cost of 'grandiose' Hot Springs plans

Through years of attendance at state park facilities, we have been impressed with the staff that we have met in these facilities.Friends, family and ...

Iran nuclear agreement a dangerous deal for U.S.

Last week U.S. Senate Democrats blocked a key procedural vote in an effort to pave the way for President Barrack Obama's controversial Iran nuclear ...

'Crazy driving' takes place in school rush

I see the point in saying "stay home" during school rush hour unless you simply have got to be on the way to work. But I also think that should be a ...

Drivers must be responsive to emergency vehicles on road

As the interim director of Fremont County Ambulance, I want to inform all Fremont County residents that there are ambulances and expedition command ...

Capitol renovation news shows the 'government at its worst'

Every time there is another news item about the remodeling of the state capitol building in Cheyenne, I think "this is government at its worst."
This ...

'Keep up the good work' on 1 percent street jobs

It is a bit harder to get around town in Riverton these days on some streets, but I am all for it because the 1 percent tax money is being used for ...

Wyoming law is handling crisis center shootings

For the life of me, I can't see why anyone would hope that the federal government would come into Riverton and find that a hate crime had happened. ...

Labor Day's focus highlights contributions of Job Corps

For more than 100 years, Americans have celebrated the great contributions of the nation's workers on Labor Day. On Monday, we marked another Labor ...

Nothing wrong with noting demographics of commission as replacement was considered

I congratulate Andrea Clifford on being chosen for the county commission. She is the only Democrat and the only woman, and she is a tribal member ...

Information sought on local Navy seaman killed in 1951

A resident of the Riverton community died in a Navy ship collision and fire on May 14, 1951, of Cape Henry on the East Coast. He was Seaman Apprentice ...

Lack of common sense near wild animals 'baffles the mind'

After living in Wyoming since 1956, it still baffles the mind when I read of people being gored, attacked or otherwise injured up in ...

Wind or coal, no energy source is perfect answer

I am a believer in "alternative" energy for the future. But I do see the point made by Kerry Dwight, who wrote a letter to the editor about the impact ...

If stations close, trash could end up on roadsides

If the county makes it harder to throw away trash by closing down the transfer stations and everything but the big landfills, you can bet that people ...

Violence within tribes is evident

I am not against doing studies and tests to see if there is racism in the police department or violence on Native Americans by whites. If there is, it ...


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