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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]

2012 will be recalled as 'the year of the fire'

Jan 6, 2013 - Linda Deibe, Riverton:  Editor:
I enjoyed reading the end-of-the-year issue. The Top 10 news of the year always interests me. I suppose it depends a lot on who you are and where you ... [more]

Column had 'myths' about guns and gun ownership

Jan 4, 2013 - Ron Collins, Riverton:  Editor:
I feel compelled to address the many myths and misunderstandings that were listed in Betty Starks Case's column titled "'A Christmas Season Stained" ... [more]

Riverton not off to a good start on plowing the snow

Jan 3, 2013 - Feike van Dijk, Lander:  Editor:
I'm a Fremont County Resident who commutes every day from Lander to Riverton and while driving in Wyoming weather conditions it made me more aware ... [more]

High gasoline tax would punish the middle class

Dec 31, 2012 - Mike Lieberman, Riverton:  Editor:
On Dec. 9, you ran an editorial, "A Tax Upon Us" and lauded the idea of a 10-cent gasoline tax. You even suggested that in this reddest of red states ... [more]

Economical solutions exist to improve safety of risky intersection

Dec 28, 2012 - Gloria Gregory, Riverton:  Editor:
There have been several letters in your column lately about the intersection of Highway 26/789 and the Honor Farm Road. It is a very dangerous ... [more]

Holding out hope for white Christmas

Dec 21, 2012 - Matt Davis, Thornton, Colo.:  Editor:
I am sorry to read about the dry ground at Christmas time in Riverton this year. When I was a kid there we used to sled hour after hour in the snow. ... [more]

Code of ethics a good idea for Arapahos

Dec 21, 2012 - Harold P. Frazier, Riverton:  Editor:
In the Dec. 8 edition of The Ranger, Nolan Friday made a proposal of a code of ethics and principles. This is a good idea for our Northern Arapaho ... [more]

Slower speed limits would 'really help' at Honor Farm, Hill Street

Dec 20, 2012 - Derrick Ehmler, Riverton:  Editor:
I drive from Riverton to Shoshoni and back all the time. To me, the biggest problem with the road along the Honor Farm intersection is the speed. I am ... [more]

Stores should not be open on Christmas

Dec 19, 2012 - Marlene Brower, Riverton:  Editor:
I have just found out that some grocery stores are going to be open on Christmas Day.
I want it to be known that I disagree with the stores being ... [more]

Help the skateboard group if you're asked

Dec 18, 2012 - Connie Lain, Riverton:  Editor:
I am sure there a lot of older people like me who have belonged to more organizations and clubs than anyone could count. 
Mine have been mostly youth ... [more]

Library's opera simulcasts are great for those who appreciate the art form

Dec 16, 2012 - Margaret Harless, Riverton:  Editor:
We who love the opera deeply appreciate the pieces you have published about the Metropolitan Opera "simulcasts" now available to the public at the ... [more]

Dangerous intersection in need of a traffic signal

Dec 14, 2012 - Eddie and Dee Amend, Riverton:  Editor:
Again? We extend our sympathies to the unfortunate recent victims of a notoriously dangerous traffic intersection.
How many serious, even fatal ... [more]

Dec. 4 comments earn an 'Amen'

Dec 12, 2012 - Phyllis Gies, Riverton:  Editor:
"Amen" to Dan Wimp's letter in the Dec. 4 ... [more]

Discussion of modular building has been fun

Dec 12, 2012 - Steve Powers, Henderson, Nev.:  Editor:
I know this is not a very important opinion in the scheme of everything, but I have had fun reading about the old "modular" building in the school ... [more]

Non-profits ought to pay more for their postage

Dec 11, 2012 - Terry Rehak, Worland:  Editor:
It is little wonder that the postal service continues to lose money. First-class postage is currently 45 cents and will rise to 46 cents next January. ... [more]

State lost a leader and role model in Myles McGinnis

Dec 9, 2012 - Bob Budd, Cheyenne:  Editor:
Somewhere on a high ridge in the Wyoming Range, I lost a great friend and mentor. Worse, all of Wyoming lost a leader, a friend, and a role ... [more]

Holiday lighting 'gladdens the hearts,' shows city pride

Dec 6, 2012 - Mo and Ira Trover, Riverton:  Editor:
Thanks is due to the City of Riverton and the hard-working crew who brightened our holiday season with a display of lights that emphasizes our city ... [more]

Secession talk is both cowardly and un-American

Dec 5, 2012 - Ron Howard, Riverton:  Editor:
So Wyoming has joined other states in petitioning to secede from the union. To even suggest something like this is not only un-American but ... [more]

All Obama does is 'run his mouth'

Dec 4, 2012 - Dan Wimp, Riverton:  Editor:
Obama is for himself, no one else. Are you people too stupid to believe his lies?
Obama has done nothing for this country which he does not care. ... [more]

Drivers have a responsibility themselves and to others

Dec 2, 2012 - Father Hugo L. Blotsky, Thermopolis:  Editor:
Leonard Moss, a member of St. Stephen's Mission and a medicine man on the Wind River Indian Reservation, and I held a purifying ceremony to cleanse ... [more]

Food bank is certified and seeks donations

Nov 30, 2012 - Lloyd Eckstein, Riverton:  Editor:
With the holiday season upon us the Riverton Community Food Bank is looking for donations to help feed the hungry. It is more difficult than normal ... [more]

Bill would move some trust money to general fund

Nov 28, 2012 - State Rep. Patrick Goggles, House District 33, Ethete:  Editor:
First of all, to the 1,573 voters that re-elected me in Wyoming House District 33, my whole-hearted thank you for your vote of confidence and for ... [more]

Board elections should be public

Nov 27, 2012 - Carl Niswonger, Riverton:  Editor:
Well, it appears that the board of directors of the Riverton Senior Citizens Center has thumbed its collective nose at the citizens of Fremont County ... [more]

We all 'pay the price' when crime suspects are allowed to plead to lesser charges

Nov 25, 2012 - Linda Croteau, Riverton:  Editor:
This is in response to what I've been reading in the papers. Is life really so cheap that people can shoot someone in the back, or kill people in ... [more]

Timing of the CWC volleyball crisis seems questionable

Nov 21, 2012 - Richard May, Riverton:  Editor:
After reading in The Ranger about the CWC volleyball program, I and a lot of other folks feel bad about what has happened.
This thing has really ... [more]