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Gas price decrease came too late in Fremont County

Jun 14, 2012 - Kent Lever, Riverton:  Editor:
Well, out gasoline suppliers are at it again. All spring we heard how gas prices were coming down nationwide because oil prices were stable again, or ... [more]

Awareness of elder abuse an important issue

Jun 13, 2012 - Kelly Wicks, Riverton:  Editor:
It's an unfortunate fact that elder abuse is a growing problem due to the increasing population of elderly individuals who require the assistance of ... [more]

'Sneaking' onto ballot as write-in is a 'trick'

Jun 12, 2012 - Mary Claren, Riverton:  Editor:
I totally agree with Mr. Peck's editorial recently talking about how people try to sneak onto the ballot for the general election by not filing for ... [more]

Coroner is right on decal issue

Jun 10, 2012 - Mike Schierkolk, Riverton:  Editor:
I have been reading the wasted- space articles covering the head butting and pushing around of our county coroner by the power hungry Fremont County ... [more]

Wadda generated great respect around the state

Jun 7, 2012 - Dennis Heckart, Riverton:  Editor:
I read with sorrow and regret of the sudden passing of the great tribal leader, Eddie Wadda. He will be missed by his people of the Eastern Shoshone ... [more]

DCI building decision shows lack of fiscal responsibility

Jun 6, 2012 - Larry Bauman, Riverton:  Editor:
Well, once again some members of the Riverton City Council showed lack of fiscal responsibility, recently approving a contract to construct a new DCI ... [more]

America's veterans 'gave so you didn't have to'

Jun 5, 2012 - Carl Niswonger, Riverton:  Editor:
Last Monday, I took a drive through downtown Riverton. There were few on the streets.
The only thing that was prevalent was Old Glory. The flag was ... [more]

Small faction responsible for negativity at senior center

Jun 1, 2012 - Dee Reed, Riverton:  Editor:
In regard to our Riverton Senior Citizens Center, I feel it is time to air some positive comments in rebuttal for the recent negative comments made by ... [more]

Horse slaughterhouse wouldn't be right for 'Wonderful Wyoming'

May 31, 2012 - Ida Anderson, Casper:  Editor:
The proposed horse slaughterhouse in Riverton would be a black eye for Wonderful Wyoming.
Imagine a wild horse that was gentle broke by an inmate at ... [more]

Senators' vote on domestic violence bill disappointing

May 30, 2012 - Suzan Campbell, Wyoming Coalition Against DV/SA, Laramie:  Editor:
The Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, a coalition of 24 domestic violence and sexual assault programs in the state, is ... [more]

Casino should be required to account for its money

May 29, 2012 - Steve Moss, Ethete:  Editor:
Well, our general counsel meeting did not go as planned. One of our main concerns was the casinos. Where is the money going? Why do we still owe the ... [more]

False water tests at mill site deserve investigation

May 27, 2012 - By Matthew F. Dieran, Lander:  Editor:
For all these months we've been hearing about the high uranium in the water near the old Susquehanna mill, and everyone starts jumping through hoops ... [more]

Disappointing not to get to vote for all commissioners

May 24, 2012 - By Carol Downs, Riverton:  Editor:
I always look forward to the news about the candidates filing for the various offices in an election. This year it has been fun to see who is filing ... [more]

Employment policy is not consistent at senior center

May 23, 2012 - Wanda Durham, Riverton:  Editor:
Being an "at will" employee at the Riverton Senior Citizens Center appears to be tantamount to playing Russian roulette unless you are among those who ... [more]

Convenience comes with consequences

May 22, 2012 - By Walter Cook:  Ask any Wyoming angler about carp, and he or she probably will refer to a nasty, bottom-dwelling fish imported from Asia that crowds out native fish and ... [more]

Rule creates 'poultry pirates'

May 20, 2012 - By Jack R. Lee, Riverton:  Editor:
Small farmer alert! Wyoming's Department of Agriculture unveiled its new poultry processing regulations at the farmers market conference held in ... [more]

Appreciation for senior citizens center, in verse

May 18, 2012 - Kathleen G. Watts, Roque Bluffs, Maine:  Editor:
I would like to share what our Riverton Senior Citizens Center means to me and to many others, I'm sure:
What do you do when your spouse has ... [more]

Business and personal donors make Search and Rescue go

May 17, 2012 - The Volunteers of Fremont County Search and Rescue, Riverton:  Editor:
The Riverton Division of Fremont County Search and Rescue would like to express appreciation for the individuals and businesses that have generously ... [more]

State and EPA seem 'a little too cozy' on fracking report

May 16, 2012 - Rick Callici, Riverton:  Editor:
Back wen the EPA came out with the information about fracking and the water around Pavillion, the State of Wyoming acted like it came right out of the ... [more]

Uranium issue coverage useful

May 15, 2012 - David S. Luzmoor, Riverton:  Editor:
As a citizen of Riverton, I wanted to compliment The Ranger for the excellent coverage in the May 3 edition of the recent Department of Energy public ... [more]

Energy revenue will rebound because demand will be high

May 13, 2012 - By Jerry Humphries, Riverton:  Editor:
If I were Wyoming's energy industry, I wouldn't panic just yet. The alternatives to the proven sources of energy all sound kind of good, but they ... [more]

Resources can be used responsibly

May 10, 2012 - Kim Dean, Newcastle:  Dear Editor:
Environmentalists have very loud voices and hefty agendas these days, and their ideals are dominating all aspects of our lives. They ... [more]

There's lots to like about the Riverton senior center

May 9, 2012 - Linda Skinner, Riverton:  Editor:
I am a senior who has been going to the Riverton Senior Citizens Center for 10 years on a regular basis.
It is a wonderful place. There are so many ... [more]

Corrections pros are not just guards

May 8, 2012 - Robert Lampert, Director, Wyoming Department of Corrections:  Editor:
May 7-11 is observed in Wyoming as Correctional Professionals Week.
Corrections employees have provided for the safety of Wyoming families and ... [more]

Unfair for Simpson to call seniors 'greediest generation'

May 6, 2012 - Robert Gilliland, Riverton:  Editor:
Alan Simpson, former Republican U.S. Senator from Wyoming and co-chair of President Obama's deficit commission, called senior citizens "the greediest ... [more]

Sales tax question not 'accosting' the voters

May 4, 2012 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
In the Ranger on April 29, there was a letter to the editor with the heading "Sales tax initiative 'an insult to constituents and ... [more]

Charge the users of the detox center, not the innocent taxpayer

May 3, 2012 - Bruce Calhoun, Riverton:  Here we go again, more bureaucratic bull.
I'm talking about our city officials wanting to pass higher taxes on alcohol to help pay for the Alcohol Crisis ... [more]

Kind gesture came from an 'angel on Earth'

May 2, 2012 - Tammy Ridgley, Riverton:  Editor:
My daughter just moved back to New York last week and needed me to pick up some medications that she was unable to get for her son while she was still ... [more]

Is law banning court review on wolves legal?

May 1, 2012 - Lindy Hayes, Riverton:  Editor:
In the news it says Congress might pass a bill on wolf management that says the wolf plan can not be challenged in court. I have never heard of that ... [more]

Sales tax initiative an insult to constituents and consumer

Apr 29, 2012 - Tracy Mitchell, Crowheart:  Editor:
As the November election approaches, municipal leaders will be accosting voters to support a 25 percent sales tax increase for their share of ... [more]