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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]

Obamacare objection did not apply to this situation

Nov 20, 2012 - Kent Sidney, Riverton:  Editor:
My wife warned me not to write in about how "Obamacare" worked out to the good side for me when I got a little refund for money I paid into my health ... [more]

Government doesn't help people, it controls them

Nov 18, 2012 - Mary E. Howard, Riverton:  Editor:
Hope for America? We certainly have heard a lot about hope for America, especially in the past few months.
Where does hope for America really come? ... [more]

Yes, extend 30 mph speed limit farther out on West Main Street

Nov 16, 2012 - Tina Haight, Riverton:  Editor:
Let me say that I agree absolutely and 100 percent with Mr. Steven R. Peck's editorial opinion on lowering the speed limit to 30 mph on West Main in ... [more]

Apologies for damage done to the CWC volleyball program

Nov 16, 2012 - Leticia Guimaraes, Riverton:  Editor:
I am writing this letter to apologize for my mistake and to make sure no one else with the Central Wyoming College volleyball team is blamed for ... [more]

Approval of optional sales tax shows confidence in the future

Nov 15, 2012 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
Wow talk about an early Christmas! What an exciting time for Riverton and Fremont County. The successful end to the 1 percent sales tax campaign. I ... [more]

Obamacare ought to be repealed 'ASAP'

Nov 14, 2012 - Carl and Annette Baxter, Riverton:  Editor:
In response to Mr. Kent Sidney's letter published in the Oct. 26 Ranger, we are pleased that he thinks "Obamacare" is such a good thing. That's great ... [more]

County's election judge tireless in doing their important duties

Nov 11, 2012 - Darlene Vaughan, Lander:  Editor:
Election judges  here in Fremont County and all over Wyoming set their alarm clocks for the long day on Tuesday. These folks sit at the polls from ... [more]

Government should not promote Satan

Nov 9, 2012 - Keith A. Blankenship, Kinnear:  Editor:
In newspapers in Wyoming I read that the atheists and others plan to ask all state legislators in the United States of America to separate religion ... [more]

Shelley would do well for HD55

Nov 4, 2012 - John R. Vincent, Riverton:  Editor:
Sherry Shelley and I first met in 1955. We entered first grade together at Ashgrove Elementary School in 1955 and graduated from Riverton High School ... [more]

Government must guard liberty

Nov 4, 2012 - Ryan Jefferson Jones, Lander:  Editor:
A newspaper article may have misled some readers regarding my position on abortion. I present a transcript of the statement from which the remark was ... [more]

1 percent deserves voter support on Nov. 6 ballot

Nov 4, 2012 - John Lichty, Lander:  Editor:
I am writing this letter to express support for the optional 1 percent sales tax that will be appearing on the ballot.
Our county and municipal ... [more]

Shelley would take broader view of all Fremont County issues

Nov 4, 2012 - Linda Bebout, Riverton:  Editor:
I support Sherry Shelley's candidacy for in House District 55. 1 have long admired Sherry's effectiveness in getting things done. She has demonstrated ... [more]

Fremont County, there's no need to pass the 1 percent tax

Nov 4, 2012 - Tracy Mitchell, Crowheart:  Editor:
With regards to the 1 percent ballot question: I'm proud to reside in Fremont County, one of three counties that doesn't have to pass it before we ... [more]