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City must have learned from last snowstorm

Feb 12, 2013 - Lew Diehl, Riverton:  Editor:
To the Riverton streets and alleys crews, you are all doing a great job this week clearing and de-icing the city streets.
Just maybe the city bosses ... [more]

Remember who voted to ruin the superintendent's elected office

Feb 12, 2013 - Joanne Vandersill, Riverton:  Editor:
Here are the local Fremont County legislators who voted to destroy the office of state superintendent and to try to ruin career of the person we all ... [more]

More unelected bureaucracy won't make education better

Feb 10, 2013 - Ed Thomas, Kinnear:  Editor:
As a  longtime teacher, I have opinions about the actions by the people in Cheyenne regarding the state superintendent.
What makes the inept governor ... [more]

'Anti-gun crowd' trying to fool American public

Feb 8, 2013 - Dennis Koppenhafer, Shoshoni:  Editor:
Bonnie Mennen stated in her letter of January that we were condemning Betty Starks Case for speaking out on gun control. I spent 20 years in the ... [more]

Food Freedom Act is about common sense, not politics

Feb 7, 2013 - Katie Swistowicz, Lander:  Editor:
I am writing in support of the Wyoming Food Freedom Act. This bill has a broad base of support.  The "uber-conservative"  bill sponsors, State Reps. ... [more]

GED and other programs would be beneficial at county jail

Feb 6, 2013 - Sara Lujan, Fremont County Detention Center, Lander:  Editor:
I am an inmate at the Fremont County Detention Center, and I am writing in regards to the lack of programs there are currently at FCDC.
I am hoping ... [more]

New law on superintendent sidesteps the constitution

Feb 5, 2013 - Alex Wolfer, Riverton:  Editor:
The Constitution of the State of Wyoming mandates that the elected superintendent of public instruction supervise the public schools. The following is ... [more]

Give people a chance at a job they want

Feb 5, 2013 - Trevon Stevens, Riverton:  Editor:
People should be able to have a job that they like. If people don't like their job they might not do a good job.
I know not everyone can have a job ... [more]

High rents contribute to poverty and homelessness

Feb 3, 2013 - Nancy and Lloyd Eckstein, Riverton:  Editor:
As people who work with feeding the low income in Fremont County, we have seen a sad trend starting.
Landlords who have put rent up so high that our ... [more]

Consider a 'step down' approach to speed limit

Feb 1, 2013 - Edwin H. Amend, Riverton:  Editor:
Riverton traffic problems continue to make local news, with - recent coverage in The Ranger and on Casper's KCWY TV station. Serious, even fatal, ... [more]

'Hill bill' sounds as if it might be just right for Castro's Cuba

Jan 31, 2013 - Den Schofield, Riverton:  Editor:
The flu is not the only illness spreading throughout much of the country. Here in Wyoming, the "Hill bill" indicates that our governor and many state ... [more]

Concession stand would have been 'good for all concerned'

Jan 30, 2013 - Peg Leslie, Riverton:  Editor:
I was at the basketball game the other day at Riverton High School. I don't usually go to the games, but I was there to support a very young neighbor ... [more]

Shoshoni residents, 'speak out' on school concerns

Jan 30, 2013 - Kathleen Moore, Shoshoni:  Editor:
I thank Jim Kennedy for his letter published Jan. 11 regarding School District 24 in Shoshoni. He brought issues that are a concern to many in the ... [more]

Do as you're told, voters; the 'gods' in Cheyenne know best

Jan 29, 2013 - Frank Tanner, Riverton:  Editor:
As I recall, several years ago the people of Wyoming approved a referendum regarding term limits for elected state officials. Needless to say some of ... [more]

Dubois library director's termination seems unjust

Jan 27, 2013 - Carl and Ellen Jungck, Dubois:  Editor:
It is with great concern that we are writing this letter to the Fremont County Commissioners regarding the recent termination of Paula Sabatka as ... [more]

'Lincoln' should be a must-see movie for all school students

Jan 25, 2013 - Mary Sue Shoup, Riverton:  Editor:
I decided to go see the new movie "Lincoln" and have taken away a renewed love and appreciation for this man and for everything he went through ... [more]

Is Legislature out to get Hill because she's a woman?

Jan 23, 2013 - Renee Rhoads, Riverton:  Editor:
I guess our Wyoming legislators who want to take away all power from the state superintendent of public instruction don't realize that the Wyoming ... [more]

County, college and public well- served by Christensen

Jan 22, 2013 - Jewel Dirks, Riverton:  Editor:
Here's a big thank-you to Dennis Christensen for the wonderful community service you have provided us throughout the years.
As a longtime trustee ... [more]

Fuel tax increase 'completely unnecessary,' and the money could be found elsewhere

Jan 20, 2013 - John Birbari, Lander:  Editor:
Wake up, Wyoming.  Your legislature is about to hike the fuel tax by 10 cents. It is completely unnecessary. 
The Department of Transportation says ... [more]

Legislation on superintendent is 'thug politics'

Jan 18, 2013 - Christopher G. Adamo, Wheatland:  Editor:
Americans who love their country and its constitution are appalled by the manner in which Barack Obama regularly exceeds his constitutional authority. ... [more]

School bus practices ought to be reworked

Jan 18, 2013 - Allison Reyno, Riverton:  Editor:
It was a tragedy that a child was killed getting off a school bus in Fremont County and that we had to just recently go through a trial to try and get ... [more]

Where's the concern over violent video games in gun discussion?

Jan 17, 2013 - Carole S. Anderson, Riverton:  Editor:
I want to thank Ron Collins for his outstanding response to "A Christmas season stained" by Betty Starks Case. Calmness in the midst of a fierce storm ... [more]

Gun debate isn't about definition of terms

Jan 17, 2013 - Bonnie Klennen, Riverton:  Editor:
I read the two letters condemning Betty Starks Case for having the courage in Wyoming to speak out on gun control, and I would like to defend her. ... [more]

Hill's problem is that she's no 'good ol' boy'

Jan 16, 2013 - Robin Berry, Cody:  Editor:
State Sen. Hank Coe has deceived voters.  In a public forum at the Cody Club Chamber lunch on Dec. 17, he stood before us and said that he would not ... [more]

Bill removing authority from the state superintendent is an 'abuse of power'

Jan 15, 2013 - Cindy Hill State Superintendent of Public Instruction:  Editor:
As many of your readers know, State Sen. Hank Coe of Cody and State Rep. Matt Teeters of Lingle have introduced Senate File 104. This bill would ... [more]

Helping hand made worrisome situation much easier to handle

Jan 14, 2013 - Cody Bronc basketball team:  Editor:
In today's world, where bad news seems to prevail, we would like to share a story that reminds us why we choose to live in this great state of ... [more]

Shoshoni school board didn't follow wishes of the voters

Jan 11, 2013 - Jim Kennedy, Riverton:  Editor:
After following the process for the replacement of Sean Walker on the Shoshoni school board, it seems that the board members truly didn't follow the ... [more]

The problem is the person, not the gun

Jan 10, 2013 - Dennis Koppenhafer, Shoshoni:  Editor:
Have to respond to the article in your Dec. 27 edition by Betty Starks Case regarding gun control. I too deplore the deaths of 20 children and six ... [more]

Guidelines were followed on snow removal

Jan 9, 2013 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
Here we are another January, and the issue of snow removal is a hot topic. I recall in January of 2011, when I first took office, we had a very ... [more]

Game and Fish fee increase is questionable

Jan 8, 2013 - Dan Brossman, Lander:  Editor:
As a citizen of Wyoming for over 32 years, and having enjoyed hunting and fishing through this time, I am writing to publicly ask Wyoming Game and ... [more]