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Now that Mitt Romney has released some tax returns ...

Oct 2, 2012 - Dan Wimp, Riverton:  Editor:
If Mitt Romney has to show his tax returns to Obama, then why don't Obama show his real birth certificate to Romney, where he was really ... [more]

So much for the 'great plan' to deal with the Alpine Lake Fire

Sep 30, 2012 - Steven D. Willie, Wind River Indian Reservation:  Editor:
In regards to the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) / Wind River Agency's great plan to fight the Alpine Lake Fire.
The great plan was to draw a circle ... [more]

City seems unsure of what to do when a decision needs to be made

Sep 27, 2012 - Gene Parsons, Riverton:  Editor:
After reading the new article in The Ranger under the heading "Council conducts job evaluation of Weaver," I would imagine the conclusion they came ... [more]

Excellence of fair rodeo recognized through nominations

Sep 26, 2012 - Chad Nicholson, Three Rivers, Calif.:  Editor:
I want to extend my congratulations to the Big Wind Round Up PRCA Rodeo and Riverton's own Powder River Rodeo Co. for being nominated for National ... [more]

Most people want wolf hunt and delisting to take effect as planned

Sep 23, 2012 - Ned Burke, Lander:  Editor:
You and a bunch of the rest of us were right to prognosticate that the lawyers would step in again to block the wolf hunting season and probably ... [more]

District 2 re-vote was not fair to the commissioner who lost job

Sep 21, 2012 - Fred Dwight, Riverton:  Editor:
In all the hullabaloo over the re-vote in Fremont County Commission District 2, everything always talks about the "honest mistakes" and how hard it ... [more]

Be glad for what you have, and work harder for what you want

Sep 20, 2012 - Ron Howard, Riverton:  Editor:
I read Dan Wimp's letter and felt compelled to say a few words.  To think that those who vote for Obama are stupid is entirely his opinion, and he's ... [more]

Alpine Lake Fire is not simply a 'science project'

Sep 18, 2012 - Dan Durrelle, Riverton:  Editor:
Steven R. Peck's editorial in The Ranger the other day about the air pollution caused by the fire up by Sage Creek was on the money. I have read the ... [more]

Neglected cattle putting both the livestock and human beings in danger

Sep 16, 2012 - Caroline Mills, Fort Washakie:  Editor:
I am writing to voice my concern about the cows that have been allowed to stray onto the roadway on Trout Creek Road in Fort Washakie.
I live on ... [more]

Jim Bridger, Esther Morris are happy in their new digs

Sep 14, 2012 - Lew Diehl, Riverton:  Editor:
Old Jim Bridger, Jed Smith, Sacajawea and Esther Morris, led by Father De Smet and others were probably singing and dancing their new digs Sept ... [more]

Re-electing President Obama in November 'will ruin this country'

Sep 13, 2012 - Dan Wimp, Riverton:  Editor:
If Obama would send everyone one million dollars, we would be out of debt. But all Obama is doing is spending our money on crap.
Are you people ... [more]

'Only an idiot' would argue against a 'very affordable' tax

Sep 12, 2012 - Ronald Strauss, Riverton:  Editor:
I think the mayor of Riverton is right when he says if we want to fix all the potholes, curbs, crummy gutters and the like around town, then we will ... [more]

Dogs will be dogs, and skunks will be stinky

Sep 9, 2012 - Gene Dunbar, Riverton:  Having been at one time the unhappy owner of a Labrador retriever who had lost an argument with a skunk, I was acquainted with the really poor solution to that ... [more]

Picture of old Lions Club center sparked nice memory

Sep 7, 2012 - Alta Barker, Riverton:  Editor:
I enjoyed seeing the picture of the old Lions Club Youth Center being moved. It was interesting to see that it was only built in the 1940s. I remember ... [more]

Tribute to 'Slick' was appreciated, touching

Sep 6, 2012 - Victoria East, Riverton:  Editor:
I thank you for the tribute editorial for M.J. Schlichemmayer. The "eulogy" in the paper was touching, and I liked his last column. Many years ago he ... [more]

State needs legislators who can 'think about a lot of things'

Sep 5, 2012 - Carole Hiller, Riverton:  Editor:
On Aug. 23 I read the state news article on how Mr. Childers, the state representative, feels he lost in the primary election because he was against ... [more]

Why is county commission race being re-run in whole district?

Sep 4, 2012 - Samuel Owenhall, Riverton:  Editor:
Why is the county commissioner race that had the ballot problem being re-run in the whole commissioner district?
Wasn't the problem only in that one ... [more]

What does city vote on day care permits mean?

Aug 31, 2012 - Jim Dallard, Riverton:  Editor:
Am I getting this straight? The city council of Riverton voted to allow child day cares in the residential zoning areas, but then they turned around ... [more]

Column on bike path was on the money

Aug 30, 2012 - Jack Cardin, Riverton:  Editor:
I could not agree more with what Jamie Drendel wrote about fixing up the bike and walking path along North Eighth in Riverton. This was a very good ... [more]

'Posterior cleavage' perpetrator on the loose

Aug 29, 2012 - Bruce Robb, Riverton:  Editor:
To Kelly Barber, the visitor from Huntsville, Texas, who freaked out about seeing a guy's posterior "cleavage" in a restaurant and didn't feel safe ... [more]

1 percent sales tax only way to solve our infrastructure problems

Aug 28, 2012 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
I am writing in support of the 1 percent optional tax that is being proposed by the Fremont County and all of the municipalities within the county. ... [more]

A great place to wait in line

Aug 26, 2012 - Ron Howard, Riverton:  Editor:
I read, with interest, Randy Tucker's column that touched on the subject of 'standing in line'. As anyone who knows me or reads my silly Facebook ... [more]

Support Arapaho veterans powwow

Aug 24, 2012 - Northern Arapaho Powwow Committee 2012:  Editor:
Haba / Tous to our fellow Northern Arapaho people. We, the Northern Arapaho Powwow Committee, would like to take this time to invite all of you to the ... [more]

Maybe 'cop on a walk' could watch over proposed park

Aug 24, 2012 - Ken Outliff, Riverton:  Editor:
I am looking forward to what the city decides to do with the vacant corner on Main Street where the dry cleaner business was. Now they say the want to ... [more]

'R-I-R' on new bleachers really is just 'R-R'

Aug 23, 2012 - Rhonda Princippe, Riverton:  Editor:
I never really went to many high school football games at the old Tonkin Stadium bowl, but I am looking forward now to seeing them play at the new ... [more]

Thanks for new art at RHS that doesn't show drinking

Aug 22, 2012 - Joan Claren, Riverton:  Editor:
I see there are some new art murals on the wall of the high school in Riverton -- and neither one of them shows anybody consuming alcohol.
It just ... [more]

Shoshone forest plan ought to include more wilderness design

Aug 19, 2012 - Sara Domek, Dubois:  Editor:
The Shoshone National Forest Draft Plan is out for public review, and without hesitancy, the Forest Service has not recommended any new wilderness in ... [more]

Hoffman has 'the balance we need' in Legislature

Aug 17, 2012 - Gena Robinson, Lander:  Editor:
When I think about the Wyoming that six generations of my family have worked to build, I am surprised at how far we have strayed from what makes us ... [more]

Bunker Road, litigation points inaccurate

Aug 17, 2012 - Douglas L. Thompson, Chairman, Fremont County Commission:  Editor:
Thanks for the opportunity to discuss Fremont County issues associated with commission election. Up to this point, it seems this has been a cosmetic ... [more]

Larsen would be effective leader

Aug 17, 2012 - Pennie Buffington, Lander:  Editor:
My husband and I have worked a combined total of 28 years for different state and local governmental agencies. We probably pay more attention than the ... [more]