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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]

On the optional 1 percent tax, 'the pickpocket cometh'

Nov 4, 2012 - Jack Gordon, Dubois:  Editor:
With a probability paralleling the daily rising of the sun in the east, local politicians have begun philosophizing a doomsday scenario if we don't ... [more]

Look at what matters, then vote for Sherry Shelley in HD55

Nov 4, 2012 - Nancy Sehnert, Riverton:  Editor:
Voters, I would encourage all of you to please consider Sherry Shelley for House District 55.
Get to know her views on sound budgeting, safe roads, ... [more]

Shelley's integrity makes her best choice in House race

Nov 4, 2012 - Roger and Barbara Gose, Riverton:  Editor:
The following is offered as support for Sherry Shelley in her candidacy for the House District 55 seat in the Wyoming Legislature.
There could be no ... [more]

Nothing 'far left' about Maxon in District 5

Nov 4, 2012 - Red Fyler, South Pass:  Editor:
I will try to make this short and not take up three columns like some folks do.
I have been watching the paper since the primary ended, reading all ... [more]

Candidate would 'serve all residents' equally

Nov 2, 2012 - Jim Allen, Candidate for House District 33, Lander:  Editor:
During candidate forums I am asked about state and tribal relations. As a supporter of the sovereign individual, I support self-determination as a ... [more]

Allen 'honorable,' but Goggles better suited for House District 33

Nov 2, 2012 - Perry Kaufman, Lander:  Editor:
I know Jim Allen. He is good and honorable man. However Patrick Goggles has been a leader in the Wyoming house. He is well respected by his ... [more]

Shelley would be a legislator 'we could talk to'

Nov 2, 2012 - Katie Ratliff, Riverton:  Editor:
I am writing this letter because I think Sherry Shelley would make a good representative for Riverton. When Sherry came to my door campaigning, she ... [more]

Federal funding critical to sustaining public media

Nov 1, 2012 - Roger L. Gose, M.D.:  With a federal budget deficit of nearly $4 trillion, it's no wonder that many federally funded programs are being examined with intense scrutiny. In the first ... [more]

Miller is 'the clearest choice' in District 55

Oct 30, 2012 - John D. Angst, Dubois:  Editor:
I write to express my view regarding the House Race in District 55. I believe that David Miller has demonstrated his skills as a legislator and as a ... [more]

No good reason exists to merge Shoshoni schools with Riverton

Oct 28, 2012 - Ed Thomas, Kinnear:  Editor:
I am writing this to reply to the comments by Mr. Jorgenson of the Wyoming School Facilities Commission in Randy Tucker's article concerning closing ... [more]

Obamacare brought a nice financial surprise

Oct 26, 2012 - Kent Sidney, Riverton:  Editor:
I don't expect many people around here will like me saying this, but I have got to tell the truth about something.
I have a health insurance plan ... [more]