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Treatment of horse on West Sunset might be legal under state law, but it's still cruel

It broke my heart to see the picture on the front page of the horse coated in mud. What does this picture say about our society?
Each day as I have ...

Energy, related industries in state show commitment to job safety

Creating, sustaining and continually improving a truly exceptional culture of safety in the workplace goes well beyond merely following procedures and ...

Should we quit enforcing law?

Peter Weiss wrote that it is "ludicrous" for local police to be "patting themselves on the back" after recent meth arrests. "Do they really think that ...

Going on 104 years old, there is still 'quite an agenda'

I was born Oct. 2, 1911. Soon I'll be 104. IR00;have read an article calling attention to dying and aging. My birthday is coming right up, and it ...

Senior center 'complainers' want to restore center to 'its original glory'

The director of the Riverton Senior Citizens Center recently distributed a "letter" to a select group of local individuals proclaiming that most of ...

Handicap parking lanes aren't meant for shopping cart return

This letter is addressed mainly to those "socially illiterate" persons who shop at any store that provides shopping carts and cart-return areas. By ...

It's good we are pulling together, but shouldn't the city paint the crosswalks?

I would like to say I am proud to be from a community that comes together in a time of tragedy, speaking of the tragedy involving the Archer ...

EMS director did not provide planning, leadership

Former Fremont County ambulance director Joe Zillmer never gave the county any clear options to choose from with regard to levels of ambulance service ...

Commissioners 'railroading' privatization of county's EMS ambulance services

Fremont County Commissioners are making me ashamed and angry, especially the three who are railroading the EMS privatization scheme, and who fired the ...

Consider two sections for skate park, based on age

I was thinking that we could divide the new skate park into two parts. One would be for age 11 and older, and the other would be for age 10 and ...

'Huge bummer' that so many trees have died, but don't give up on planting more

I think we all appreciate the value of mature landscape plants in our town. It is heartbreaking to see all the damage to our community landscaping as ...

Big fight was disappointing, but at least Manny Pacquiao didn't run

I read your editorial ...

Statement in old Hal Boyle piece 'so true'

I was hoping you would print the old column by Hal Boyle again for Memorial Day. Thank you. It is so true when he says "Perhaps the best answer you ...

Stranger's generosity valued

With all the bad news one hears about our nation today and the like, there are some great people right here who continue to make this nation the ...

Sorrow in child's death applies to driver as well

The poor little girl's death in the crosswalk is a terrible, terrible tragedy, very heartbreaking.
I ask everyone to remember that the heartbreak ...

What constitutes animal cruelty in community?

I also have watched the paint horse in the tiny, tiny corral as well for more than six months. He's located in the north pasture on Sunset Drive ...

'Utterly disgusted' with recent outing at Rendezvous Ponds

Recently we took our son fishing at the Rendezvous Ponds, and I want to say how utterly disgusted I was at the ponds and their maintenance.
There ...

Fighting Islamic State is good use of armed forces

It is outrageous what the Islamic State is doing, killing innocent Christians and other people and demolishing historic sites just because they aren't ...

'Ludicrous' to congratulate ourselves for big meth busts

While I do not condone the use of methamphetamine, I think it's ludicrous that law-enforcement is patting itself on the back for all the recent ...

Could cloud seeding be causing this?

Who needs cloud seeding when it rains every day? I am not old-time Wyoming like some people, but I have been in the state for 19 years in one place or ...


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