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1 percent deserves voter support on Nov. 6 ballot

Nov 4, 2012 - John Lichty, Lander:  Editor:
I am writing this letter to express support for the optional 1 percent sales tax that will be appearing on the ballot.
Our county and municipal ... [more]

Shelley would take broader view of all Fremont County issues

Nov 4, 2012 - Linda Bebout, Riverton:  Editor:
I support Sherry Shelley's candidacy for in House District 55. 1 have long admired Sherry's effectiveness in getting things done. She has demonstrated ... [more]

Fremont County, there's no need to pass the 1 percent tax

Nov 4, 2012 - Tracy Mitchell, Crowheart:  Editor:
With regards to the 1 percent ballot question: I'm proud to reside in Fremont County, one of three counties that doesn't have to pass it before we ... [more]

On the optional 1 percent tax, 'the pickpocket cometh'

Nov 4, 2012 - Jack Gordon, Dubois:  Editor:
With a probability paralleling the daily rising of the sun in the east, local politicians have begun philosophizing a doomsday scenario if we don't ... [more]

Look at what matters, then vote for Sherry Shelley in HD55

Nov 4, 2012 - Nancy Sehnert, Riverton:  Editor:
Voters, I would encourage all of you to please consider Sherry Shelley for House District 55.
Get to know her views on sound budgeting, safe roads, ... [more]

Shelley's integrity makes her best choice in House race

Nov 4, 2012 - Roger and Barbara Gose, Riverton:  Editor:
The following is offered as support for Sherry Shelley in her candidacy for the House District 55 seat in the Wyoming Legislature.
There could be no ... [more]

Nothing 'far left' about Maxon in District 5

Nov 4, 2012 - Red Fyler, South Pass:  Editor:
I will try to make this short and not take up three columns like some folks do.
I have been watching the paper since the primary ended, reading all ... [more]

Candidate would 'serve all residents' equally

Nov 2, 2012 - Jim Allen, Candidate for House District 33, Lander:  Editor:
During candidate forums I am asked about state and tribal relations. As a supporter of the sovereign individual, I support self-determination as a ... [more]

Allen 'honorable,' but Goggles better suited for House District 33

Nov 2, 2012 - Perry Kaufman, Lander:  Editor:
I know Jim Allen. He is good and honorable man. However Patrick Goggles has been a leader in the Wyoming house. He is well respected by his ... [more]

Shelley would be a legislator 'we could talk to'

Nov 2, 2012 - Katie Ratliff, Riverton:  Editor:
I am writing this letter because I think Sherry Shelley would make a good representative for Riverton. When Sherry came to my door campaigning, she ... [more]

Federal funding critical to sustaining public media

Nov 1, 2012 - Roger L. Gose, M.D.:  With a federal budget deficit of nearly $4 trillion, it's no wonder that many federally funded programs are being examined with intense scrutiny. In the first ... [more]

Miller is 'the clearest choice' in District 55

Oct 30, 2012 - John D. Angst, Dubois:  Editor:
I write to express my view regarding the House Race in District 55. I believe that David Miller has demonstrated his skills as a legislator and as a ... [more]

No good reason exists to merge Shoshoni schools with Riverton

Oct 28, 2012 - Ed Thomas, Kinnear:  Editor:
I am writing this to reply to the comments by Mr. Jorgenson of the Wyoming School Facilities Commission in Randy Tucker's article concerning closing ... [more]

Obamacare brought a nice financial surprise

Oct 26, 2012 - Kent Sidney, Riverton:  Editor:
I don't expect many people around here will like me saying this, but I have got to tell the truth about something.
I have a health insurance plan ... [more]

Washakie would want good a life and future for his people

Oct 25, 2012 - Diana Mitchell, Riverton:  Editor:
Chief Washakie was the only chief in history who chose his reservation. Washakie chose the area of Wind River, but his hunting range was over wide ... [more]

1 percent tax might or might not be used as described

Oct 24, 2012 - Larry Bauman, Riverton:  Editor:
It is interesting on all the talk (Ranger, Oct. 18), about the proposed 1 percent sales tax being used for streets and road repairs in county and ... [more]

What happens when hard work and perseverance don't work?

Oct 23, 2012 - Craig M. Shaw. Riverton:  Editor:
I have read several letters to the editor and am compelled to respond. I don't remember the first writer's name. The second was from Ron Howard. They ... [more]

Optional tax 'worth a trial run'

Oct 21, 2012 - Jim Gores, Riverton:  Editor:
Fremont County voters are being offered a unique opportunity to make positive improvements to our roads, streets, and the utilities under them. Their ... [more]

Shelley is right person for House District 55

Oct 19, 2012 - Alice and Fred Nicol, Riverton:  Editor:
We are writing to express our support for Sherry Shelly as a candidate for House District 55. Sherry is a lifelong resident of Riverton who has always ... [more]

Obama's birth certificate one of many pressing questions

Oct 18, 2012 - Ron Howard, Riverton:  Editor:
If I ever decide to get ... [more]

Don't let vacant downtown space become parking lot

Oct 17, 2012 - Deborah Craig, Riverton:  Editor:
Well, it sure didn't take long for that vacant lot clear by the city at Fifth and Main downtown to become a parking lot. Every time I go by, I see the ... [more]

Optional 1 percent tax an effective, equitable way to raise needed funds

Oct 13, 2012 - By Steven Weaver, Gary M. Michaud:  Editor:
By now we hope Fremont County residents are aware there will be an optional 1percent initiative on the November ballot for the purpose of repairing ... [more]

Horse tail thefts likely just people trying to be funny

Oct 12, 2012 - Richard Gould, Lander:  Editor:
I may be wrong, but I do not think that there is a monetary element behind the theft of horse tails.
I think it is some people thinking that they ... [more]

No 'sound alternative' to Thompson, Hickerson

Oct 11, 2012 - Jennifer McCarty, Lander:  Editor:
I'm supporting the re-election of Fremont County Commissioners Doug Thompson and Pat Hickerson.
Let me clarify why I'm taking that position. I will ... [more]

No reason to attend the museum board meeting when it was 'stacked'

Oct 10, 2012 - Eileen Urbigkeit, Crowheart:  Editor:
I would like to clarify why I didn't attend the meeting when they fired the Lander museum director. First, the week before they, the commissioners had ... [more]

Decisions are easy, but good decisions 'are a little trickier'

Oct 9, 2012 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
In response to the recent letter from Mr. Parsons with the heading "City seems unsure of what to do when a decision needs to be made," as mayor I ... [more]

Youth helped lead the way in 'Tough Enough' efforts

Oct 7, 2012 - Laura Toppenberg, Help for Health:  Editor:
Many times all we hear about is how troubled our youth are and our concerns for the next generation. On behalf of the Tough Enough to Help Cancer ... [more]

AML dollars going to projects with minerals and energy ties

Oct 5, 2012 - Chad Baldwin, Laramie:  Dear Editor:
Your story in Thursday's paper -- "Bebout: AML loss might be forever" -- correctly notes that the University of Wyoming has benefitted ... [more]

Hearing will cover needed improvements in work safety

Oct 4, 2012 - Dan Neal, Casper:  Editor:
Fire is always a risk in the production and processing of fossil fuels.
The Wyoming Occupational Safety and Health Commission recently proposed ... [more]

Here's a case of government working the way it ought to

Oct 3, 2012 - Jack Schmidt, Riverton:  Editor:
In the six decades that I have participated in livestock production and marketing I have done my share and more of complaining about the government ... [more]