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Government should pay to train tribes in eagle feather practices

Feb 24, 2013 - Diana Mitchell, Riverton:  Editor:
On 2005, I wrote a letter about an Arapaho who wanted an eagle for ceremonial purposes. I agreed that the person should have an eagle for ceremonial ... [more]

Life Resource Center's value is unmatched in Wyoming

Feb 22, 2013 - Dan Brossman, Lander:  Editor:
I'm writing concerning the Wyoming Life Resource Center (State Training School) in Lander. While I worked there as its first full time chaplain for 10 ... [more]

Call to mayor got quick results

Feb 21, 2013 - Barbara Williams, Riverton:  Editor:
Thanks, mayor, for getting the job done the same day I called you.
I had called the city several times to clean the ice out of the dip and Fifth and ... [more]

Cindy Hill already has one vote sewn up for governor

Feb 21, 2013 - Marcell Hartwick, Riverton:  Editor:
People are talking about whether State Superintendent Cindy Hill was too early to announce she was running for governor next year. I am glad she did, ... [more]

Public employees, stand with your members, not governor, on Life Resource Center

Feb 20, 2013 - Clay Long, Lander:  Editor:
During the 2010 governor's primary election, there was a discussion about who would be the best governor. The Wyoming Public Employees Association, a ... [more]

It's not up to the Legislature to change 'intent' of the voters

Feb 19, 2013 - Steven Galgarde, Riverton:  Editor:
I see that the legislative members who voted to water down the state superintendent's job think they have the constitutional right to do it. But I ... [more]

Even with a 6-year-old, a bet is a bet

Feb 19, 2013 - Parker Donaldson, Riverton:  Editor:
Last night my brother and I made a bet. He is 6 years old and I am almost 12. He bet me a box of Coke that my birthday wasn't every year.
And so we ... [more]

'Chained CPI' is a bad idea

Feb 18, 2013 - Charlie Smith, Lander:  Editor:
One of the worst ideas to surface in Washington lately is the proposal to cut Social Security benefits by changing the way the cost-of-living is ... [more]

Citizens must see to it that the power grab over superintendent is remedied

Feb 15, 2013 - Mike Lieberman, Riverton:  Editor:
There has been much written about the recent action of our Wyoming Legislature and Gov. Mead regarding the stripping of State Superintendent of Public ... [more]

Young writer thinks the sharks should be protected, not killed

Feb 15, 2013 - Brayden Nez, Riverton:  Editor:
Haven't you noticed that some people hate sharks? In 2011 there had been a lot of shark attacks, even in Russia. What do you think -- should all sharks ... [more]

Dispatchers do a difficult job with little recognition

Feb 13, 2013 - Brandy Hague, Riverton Police/Fire Dispatcher:  Editor:
I would like to take a moment to extend a sincere thank-you to my fellow Riverton Police Department dispatchers.
Another busy year has passed with ... [more]

City must have learned from last snowstorm

Feb 12, 2013 - Lew Diehl, Riverton:  Editor:
To the Riverton streets and alleys crews, you are all doing a great job this week clearing and de-icing the city streets.
Just maybe the city bosses ... [more]

Remember who voted to ruin the superintendent's elected office

Feb 12, 2013 - Joanne Vandersill, Riverton:  Editor:
Here are the local Fremont County legislators who voted to destroy the office of state superintendent and to try to ruin career of the person we all ... [more]

More unelected bureaucracy won't make education better

Feb 10, 2013 - Ed Thomas, Kinnear:  Editor:
As a  longtime teacher, I have opinions about the actions by the people in Cheyenne regarding the state superintendent.
What makes the inept governor ... [more]

'Anti-gun crowd' trying to fool American public

Feb 8, 2013 - Dennis Koppenhafer, Shoshoni:  Editor:
Bonnie Mennen stated in her letter of January that we were condemning Betty Starks Case for speaking out on gun control. I spent 20 years in the ... [more]

Food Freedom Act is about common sense, not politics

Feb 7, 2013 - Katie Swistowicz, Lander:  Editor:
I am writing in support of the Wyoming Food Freedom Act. This bill has a broad base of support.  The "uber-conservative"  bill sponsors, State Reps. ... [more]

GED and other programs would be beneficial at county jail

Feb 6, 2013 - Sara Lujan, Fremont County Detention Center, Lander:  Editor:
I am an inmate at the Fremont County Detention Center, and I am writing in regards to the lack of programs there are currently at FCDC.
I am hoping ... [more]

New law on superintendent sidesteps the constitution

Feb 5, 2013 - Alex Wolfer, Riverton:  Editor:
The Constitution of the State of Wyoming mandates that the elected superintendent of public instruction supervise the public schools. The following is ... [more]

Give people a chance at a job they want

Feb 5, 2013 - Trevon Stevens, Riverton:  Editor:
People should be able to have a job that they like. If people don't like their job they might not do a good job.
I know not everyone can have a job ... [more]

High rents contribute to poverty and homelessness

Feb 3, 2013 - Nancy and Lloyd Eckstein, Riverton:  Editor:
As people who work with feeding the low income in Fremont County, we have seen a sad trend starting.
Landlords who have put rent up so high that our ... [more]

Consider a 'step down' approach to speed limit

Feb 1, 2013 - Edwin H. Amend, Riverton:  Editor:
Riverton traffic problems continue to make local news, with - recent coverage in The Ranger and on Casper's KCWY TV station. Serious, even fatal, ... [more]

'Hill bill' sounds as if it might be just right for Castro's Cuba

Jan 31, 2013 - Den Schofield, Riverton:  Editor:
The flu is not the only illness spreading throughout much of the country. Here in Wyoming, the "Hill bill" indicates that our governor and many state ... [more]

Concession stand would have been 'good for all concerned'

Jan 30, 2013 - Peg Leslie, Riverton:  Editor:
I was at the basketball game the other day at Riverton High School. I don't usually go to the games, but I was there to support a very young neighbor ... [more]

Shoshoni residents, 'speak out' on school concerns

Jan 30, 2013 - Kathleen Moore, Shoshoni:  Editor:
I thank Jim Kennedy for his letter published Jan. 11 regarding School District 24 in Shoshoni. He brought issues that are a concern to many in the ... [more]

Do as you're told, voters; the 'gods' in Cheyenne know best

Jan 29, 2013 - Frank Tanner, Riverton:  Editor:
As I recall, several years ago the people of Wyoming approved a referendum regarding term limits for elected state officials. Needless to say some of ... [more]

Dubois library director's termination seems unjust

Jan 27, 2013 - Carl and Ellen Jungck, Dubois:  Editor:
It is with great concern that we are writing this letter to the Fremont County Commissioners regarding the recent termination of Paula Sabatka as ... [more]

'Lincoln' should be a must-see movie for all school students

Jan 25, 2013 - Mary Sue Shoup, Riverton:  Editor:
I decided to go see the new movie "Lincoln" and have taken away a renewed love and appreciation for this man and for everything he went through ... [more]

Is Legislature out to get Hill because she's a woman?

Jan 23, 2013 - Renee Rhoads, Riverton:  Editor:
I guess our Wyoming legislators who want to take away all power from the state superintendent of public instruction don't realize that the Wyoming ... [more]

County, college and public well- served by Christensen

Jan 22, 2013 - Jewel Dirks, Riverton:  Editor:
Here's a big thank-you to Dennis Christensen for the wonderful community service you have provided us throughout the years.
As a longtime trustee ... [more]

Fuel tax increase 'completely unnecessary,' and the money could be found elsewhere

Jan 20, 2013 - John Birbari, Lander:  Editor:
Wake up, Wyoming.  Your legislature is about to hike the fuel tax by 10 cents. It is completely unnecessary. 
The Department of Transportation says ... [more]