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Could cloud seeding be causing this?

May 22, 2015 - Dan Steigler, Riverton:  Editor:
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 ... [more]

Living conditions poor for horse

May 21, 2015 - Michelle Wright, Riverton:  Editor:
Am I the only person in this town of 10,000-plus who is disturbed by the living conditions of the horse in the small pen on the slope along Sunset ... [more]

Bad weather a lot for local competitors to deal with

May 20, 2015 - Ellen Bley, Riverton:  Editor:
I have never seen such bad weather for our local high school sports this spring. What a lot for these young people to overcome. Now that the state ... [more]

Privatizing county EMS is 'a wild idea'

May 19, 2015 - Robert A. Pendrick, Riverton:  Editor:
I hope they don't privatize the county ambulance. I just think service will suffer if they do it. This has been our local county's job for many years, ... [more]

EPA ought to concern itself with more important tribal jurisdictions than Riverton's

May 17, 2015 - Louie Pfangle, Worland:  Editor:
Where does it say the EPA has any authority to return lands to the Native Americans? If, in fact, they do, why don't they go after some real ... [more]

Good to see our students getting college chances

May 15, 2015 - Cathryn Weld, Riverton:  Editor:
It is so good to see the Fremont County students who are signing up to participate in sports teams at college after graduating high school. I enjoy ... [more]

Two columns had valuable views on being sports parents

May 14, 2015 - Brenda O'Herlihy, Riverton:  Editor:
Two columns in The Ranger made me think. First [more]

Expanding cloud seeding could 'improve things around here'

May 13, 2015 - Doug Woodley, Riverton:  Editor:
The editorial on cloud seeding made a good point. Yes, expanding cloud seeding to a big enough area to really add to runoff and storage in the lakes ... [more]

Citizens have a role in 1 percent

May 12, 2015 - Dave Sandroos, Riverton:  Editor:
Another thought here on the City of Riverton planning what is called a "holistic" approach to finding things to fix up with the 1 percent tax money. ... [more]

Pictures of huge Interstate 80 wreck site didn't do it justice

May 10, 2015 - Kristine Merrill, Lander:  Editor:
I drove past the big wrecks on Interstate 80 in April in the other lane. I could hardly believe my eyes. No pictures I saw in the news media did it ... [more]

Cowboy poets entertained in Shoshoni

May 8, 2015 - Darius Reinert, Shoshoni:  Editor:
I thoroughly enjoyed the third annual cowboy poet gathering in Shoshoni.
Thanks to the folks who took time out of their busy lives to spend the ... [more]

If oil is still so low, then why is gasoline going up again?

May 7, 2015 - Scott Cramer, Riverton:  Editor:
Almost every day in the news they are talking about the lower price of oil and all the impact it is having on the economy.
But I wonder why, if that ... [more]

Good flight experience from Riverton airport in April

May 6, 2015 - Roni Schweb, Riverton:  Editor:
I had to fly to Michigan around the end of April, and I took a flight out of Riverton Regional Airport. I had been hearing about all the problems, but ... [more]

Is there a way CWC professors can be paid more?

May 5, 2015 - Louise Simons, Riverton:  Editor:
I did not know until reading in The Ranger recently that high school teachers make more money than some professors at Central Wyoming College. I had ... [more]

Speeding through Shoshoni is not an inconsequential act

May 4, 2015 - Harvey Reading, Shoshoni:  Editor:
I read with interest the letter from William Hjelmstad of Casper that appeared in the April 12 edition regarding his alleged violation of the speed ... [more]

End of life seminar at church 'interesting and informative'

May 1, 2015 - Betty Merritt, Riverton:  Editor:
I went to the end of life seminar held Saturday, April 25, at the Presbyterian Church in Riverton, hoping to learn about many aspects of end of ... [more]

Is it right for senior center to compete with restaurants?

Apr 30, 2015 - Wanda Durham, Riverton:  Editor:
That was a nice letter recently published in The Ranger in regard to the "best kept secret in town."
l'll just bet that the owners of a|l the loca| ... [more]

Celebrity's comment on cattle dangers didn't reflect the facts

Apr 29, 2015 - Ladonna Good, Riverton:  Editor:
With Earth Day came countless articles and activities drawing attention to what individuals can do to contribute toward the goal of keeping our planet ... [more]

RPD 'will never' wear cameras

Apr 28, 2015 - Tracey Swenson, Riverton:  Editor:
I appreciated the suggestion made for the Riverton Police Department to wear the body cameras that record on video what they do all day.
It will ... [more]

Airport name change could help boardings to recover

Apr 26, 2015 - Scott Rudolph, Lander:  Editor:
I have been following the news and discussions in the paper about the situation at Riverton Regional Airport. The letters to the editor in the past ... [more]

Near-miss on highway showed dangers of texting while driving

Apr 24, 2015 - Penny Fahey, Riverton:  Editor:
I would like to remind everyone of the serious danger with texting and driving.
While driving from Lander to Riverton recently, I noticed a car ... [more]

Tax preparation really not so hard

Apr 23, 2015 - Harvey Reading, Shoshoni:  Editor:
It seems that people in the U.S. have become incredibly stupid, if one is to judge from the "Promises, Promises" editorial in the April 16 Ranger.
I ... [more]

Main Street holes seem to have been patched already

Apr 22, 2015 - Jim Dohlar, Riverton:  Editor:
In regard to Mr. Wayne's letter about holes in the "new" Riverton Main Street concrete, I have observed that the holes have been filled. Maybe there ... [more]

Young security officers must be taught, trained to 'keep their heads'

Apr 21, 2015 - Warren Bryles, Riverton:  It was interesting to me to read about the [more]

Airport name change sensible

Apr 19, 2015 - Ron Warpness, Riverton:  Editor:
I read with interest the letter from April 5, "It's the service, not the name," by Mr. Mike Ward.
As I was instrumental in appointing the airport ... [more]

'Cop cams' for local officers and deputies worth consideration

Apr 16, 2015 - Lucille Lien, Riverton:  Editor:
It could cost us some money, but I support having the police officers and sheriff deputies in Fremont County wear the little "cop cams" on their ... [more]

Pay lawmakers to cover expenses, 'so ordinary people have a chance'

Apr 15, 2015 - Ned Dunson, Riverton:  Editor:
I don't really like the idea that legislators can just vote a pay raise for themselves, but they do need to be paid for their expenses, so long as ... [more]

Bring the street repair crew 'right up Main Street'

Apr 14, 2015 - Brad Wayne, Riverton:  Editor:
I see the city truck and men out around town patching up potholes, which is how the 1 percent tax money is being used. I hope they go right up Main ... [more]

Shoshoni shouldn't stop 'law-abiding citizens on minor, inconsequential violations'

Apr 12, 2015 - William Hjelmstad, Casper:  Editor:
This month I took my 84-year-old mother to Riverton to visit the casinos. We left more than a hundred dollars in the casinos and restaurants, then ... [more]

Phone scammer hung up when confronted by simple question

Apr 10, 2015 - Jean Dockwiler, Riverton:  Editor:
One of the "scammers" mentioned in a letter to the editor called me in January.
He told me (in a heavy foreign accent that I don't think anyone ... [more]