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Failures in education begin with parents and expectations

Sep 3, 2013 - John A. Boesch Jr., Riverton:  It is policy not to hold back a student that fails to meet a passing level of proficiency, therefore what is the incentive for the student that is failing to ... [more]

The believing family is the productive family

Aug 30, 2013 - Marian Bellinger, Riverton:  Editor:
The planets have no creative function. Nothing is produced on them. Void means empty. And without form means without function. They are giants in ... [more]

Voters 'made a very good choice' on Health and Science Center

Aug 29, 2013 - Rebecca Flynn, Riverton:  Editor:
On a nice summer evening we drove up to the Central Wyoming College campus and had a look from close-up at the new Health and Science Center up there. ... [more]

Is it too late to save the United States?

Aug 28, 2013 - Bill Johnson, Pinedale:  Editor:
The biggest question facing us today is not, "should I support the Republicans or the Democrats?" but rather, "Do we still have time to save our ... [more]

Hill did a good job, and costly investigations are a waste

Aug 27, 2013 - Lowell Ray Anderson, Cody:  When a change is made in an office, there are some employees who will not like it.  When you take a bureaucracy and change it into a working office, as ... [more]

Problem with students is general 'disregard for respect, discipline'

Aug 22, 2013 - Dennis Heckart, Riverton:  Editor:
Two stories on the front page of the Aug. 14 Rangers caught my eye: "Slide in Riverton PAWS scores reflects statewide trend; causes under study," and ... [more]

Man's life was worth more than a four-month sentence

Aug 21, 2013 - The Whiteplume, Dewey and Crazythunder families:  Editor:
On July 28, 2011, our brother, nephew and grandson, Alvin Lee Talks Different, was hit by a man in a truck and was killed. He lay just outside of ... [more]

Victims didn't get a plea deal

Aug 20, 2013 - Bernard Beatty, Riverton:  Editor:
Well, it looks like the last one of the five people in the "Hudson homicide" case where the two innocent people were killed in their trailer home is ... [more]

Single director for all museums would only add bureaucracy

Aug 19, 2013 - Norma Williamson, Dubois:  Editor:
I would like to comment on a proposal recently discussed at a Fremont County Commission to hire one director to supervise all three county museums. I ... [more]

Happy about Job Corps? Then vote for Sen. Mike Enzi in '14

Aug 16, 2013 - Ken Shandlee, Riverton:  Editor:
Anyone who is happy about the new Job Corps Center coming to Riverton should vote for Mike Enzi for re-election to the Senate.
I have seen Liz ... [more]

Don't wait on a single issue to get motivated for action

Aug 16, 2013 - Bill Johnson, Pinedale:  The biggest question facing us today is not, "should I support the Republicans or the Democrats", but rather "do we still have time to save our country?" In ... [more]

Thanks for Oak Ridge Boys and 'Ozark Mountain Jubilee'

Aug 15, 2013 - Cathy Famgarner, Riverton:  Editor:
I enjoyed the performance by the Oak Ridge Boys at the Fremont County Fair this year more than just about anything I have done in a long time.
For ... [more]

Don't take away fair traditions

Aug 13, 2013 - Donna Dotsing, Riverton:  Editor:
I am in agreement with the lady who wrote about canceling the pie contest at the Fremont County fair this year. A lot of good, old traditions at the ... [more]

Was the pie contest really canceled at county fair?

Aug 11, 2013 - Debbie Friedrich, Riverton:  Editor:
Were my eyes deceiving me, or did I truly read that the Fremont County fair did away with the annual pie contest this year?
You have got to be ... [more]

'Volunteer' EMTs gave great service to Fremont County, and rural areas are worse without

Aug 8, 2013 - Lori Davidson, Pavillion:  Editor:
As a former "volunteer" intermediate EMT for 11 years in the Kinnear/Pavillion area, I take great offense to the letter written by Brian Spears on ... [more]

Government still not doing its duty for Sand Creek Massacre descendants

Aug 7, 2013 - Homer Flute, Sand Creek Massacre Descendants Trust Apache:  Editor:
The Sand Creek Massacre Descendants Trust formally requested from the U.S. Department of the Interior that an accounting be conducted of monies and ... [more]

Cooperation from RPD made street crossing a safe operation

Aug 6, 2013 - Dave Case, Riverton:  Editor:
I suspect that the job of a policeman is a thankless one more often than not, so a heartfelt thank-you to our policeman for being outstanding public ... [more]

Quick, professional action on Fairfield Fire was crucial in protecting property

Aug 5, 2013 - Karen and Phil Schiller and homeowners of Homestead Park:  Editor:
Homeowners from Homestead Park near Fairfield Hill are most grateful to the firefighters, Fremont County Sheriff's department, and local policeman who ... [more]

Post-World War II situation in Ukraine 'begs reflection'

Aug 1, 2013 - Marian Bellinger, Riverton:  Editor:
It's well to remember when drawing out Ukrainians as Nazi guards, are you hearing it right?
Israel protects its Nazi guards who performed all the ... [more]

U.S. has 'caved in to perversion'

Jul 31, 2013 - Tom Lindsey, Cheyenne:  Editor:
Those on whom we depend to ensure justice in, and survival for, our American culture have caved into perversion.
They have betrayed and sabotaged the ... [more]

Enrolled Act 37 ought to be repealed

Jul 30, 2013 - Bruce Palmer, Lander:  It is summer time. The kids are out of school and many families thoughts turn to a summer vacation. A trip to Yellowstone, a family reunion, or perhaps a jaunt ... [more]

Sen. Enzi is from Wyoming, and he is not a 'show-off'

Jul 30, 2013 - Diana Plantt, Riverton:  Editor:
I promise to examine the important issues to me and to Wyoming in the upcoming primary election for U.S. Senator between Sen. Mike Enzi and former ... [more]

Thanks for changing the fair parade back to the morning

Jul 28, 2013 - Cindy Aaron, Riverton:  Editor:
I just want to say how happy I am, and a lot of people I know as well, that the Fremont County fair parade was moved back to the morning.
It is so ... [more]

Single-director format for museums is unnecessary and not best way to spend money

Jul 26, 2013 - Patti Anderson, Riverton:  Editor:
Here we go again.
It has only been a few years since the issue of administrative restructure for Fremont County museums failed the last time. It is ... [more]

'Outraged and disgusted' by the hounding of Cindy Hill

Jul 25, 2013 - Joan Brummond, Laramie:  Editor:
I worked for Cindy Hill before she became Superintendent of Public Instruction. She is a problem solver like few administrators.
She keeps the kids ... [more]

Don't leave stuff lying around; it can 'grow legs'

Jul 24, 2013 - Mary Sue Shoup, Riverton:  I thought it would be of interest to people who have a tendency to leave items like purses, car parts, or anything else that can grow legs just lying ... [more]

City yard waste truck driver did 'the nicest thing'

Jul 23, 2013 - Peggy Gress, Riverton:  Editor:
The nicest thing happened on the Fourth of July. As we were working in our yard, my husband noticed the city of Riverton yard waste truck coming down ... [more]

Subsidy might be best in attracting a different airline

Jul 21, 2013 - Clay Henton, Riverton:  Editor:
On this question of Wyoming towns paying a subsidy to airlines to protect air service, has a subsidy ever been pad to Great Lakes?
It seems to me ... [more]

Wyoming coal and gas both will have a big role in future

Jul 19, 2013 - Marcus Selvig, Riverton:  Editor:
My comment is on Gov. Mead's recent remarks in a Ranger story under the headline "Mead: Coal can't be ignored in Obama's energy planning."
I am sure ... [more]

All-star soccer game is a good idea, and not unprecedented

Jul 18, 2013 - Chuck Rodgers, Riverton:  Editor:
I was the Riverton High School boys soccer coach from 1986 to 1999, and I completely agree with Craig Blumenshine's comments that it would be a good ... [more]