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Think carefully before filling out military survey for young people

Editor:
To all parents with children between the ages of 16 and 24: My daughter recently received a survey addressed to her, along with $2 in the mail ...

GOP leaders wrong in trying to stifle debate on Mead censure

Editor:
There was a deliberate, orchestrated attempt by some of the state party leadership to stifle free and open debate on "public censure" at the recent ...

Don't take the contributions of federal workers for granted

Editor:
Across the country, and in cities and towns in Wyoming, government employees serve and protect our nation every day.
During Public Service ...

Voters, remember who voted for SF 104 in the Legislature

Editor:
Concerning the unconstitutionality of SF 104, which Sen. Hank Coe of Cody was largely responsible for formulating and getting it passed, the ...

'Wake up' and give appearance of Riverton some more thought

Editor:
The mayor has made many comments in the past about the beautiful City of Riverton. Maybe he should take a drive through the city and look at all the ...

Tribal election code is crucial and must not be undermined

Editor:
I would just like to say thank you to all who voted for me. Unfortunately, I have declined due to health reasons. But, I'd also like to express my ...

Make early morning flight a priority at the airport

Editor:
I have always liked flying from Riverton Regional Airport and have no problem with the small airplanes. They fly just like any other plane. But ...

My Health Care: Obamacare with subsidy means coverage possible

Editor:
Regarding "My Health Care," I can say without a doubt that without the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, I would not have health insurance.
I never ...

The EPA border ruling is 'correct,' so please send the back payment for royalties

Editor:
I believe the EPA decision about Riverton and all areas with in 50 miles of the Wind River Indian Reservation to be correct. I also believe that if ...

MY HEALTH CARE: Retirement and ACA timing raised insurance costs

We are a retired couple that were fortunate to be able to keep our group insurance policy from our former employer. Upon retirement, we budgeted to be able to ...

Steps taken now will save millions for solid waste district in next 20 years

Editor:
The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District is a complex entity. It operates 21 facilities (landfills, bale stations, recycling centers, and ...

Hill's victory gives 'glimmer of hope' against 'unruly few'

Editor:
Something happened last week that resulted in a huge win for the citizens of Wyoming.The lower court acted on the Wyoming Supreme Court's decision ...

State planning 'property grab' by ordering closure of Thermop pool

Editor:
On Thursday April 10, citizens of Thermopolis found out that the state parks department would be making aproperty grab.The Tepee Poolsin Hot ...

Confusion exists over men with the same name

Editor:
I, Wade G. LeBeau, am writing to clarify any confusion concerning my identity and viewpoint. Many of you know me by my painting and construction ...

Americans should not be so accepting of the 'overlong' Afghan war

Editor:
Why are there still more than 30,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan?
The case for invading Afghanistan was certainly stronger than the case for invading ...

Urbigkit's death a great loss to city, and insensitive remark hurts

Editor:
The passing of Bill Urbigkit, a good friend and loyal employee, makes this one of the hardest letters I will write in my tenure as mayor.
Mr. ...

Writer stands corrected on remark on Americans 'answering the call'

Editor:
I stand corrected for my statement concerning whether our men would answer the call if it came in.
Thank God we do have the personnel that answer the ...

It's doubtful that members of Congress have read poem

Editor:
During the argument about Russia, Ukraine and Crimea, I wrote about members of Congress who are all fired up about it probably couldn't have found ...

You pay taxes --why doesn't General Electric?

Editor:
You pay your fair share of taxes. Small businesses do too. It's the price we pay to educate our kids, protect our communities and have some security ...

Organizer's imagination and knowledge 'indispensable' in weekly opera sponsorship

Editor:
I write on behalf of the small but enthusiastic group of patrons of Lander Met Opera who feel as I do that we and this community owe a debt of ...

 
 

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