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Tribute to 'Slick' was appreciated, touching

Sep 6, 2012 - Victoria East, Riverton:  Editor:
I thank you for the tribute editorial for M.J. Schlichemmayer. The "eulogy" in the paper was touching, and I liked his last column. Many years ago he ... [more]

State needs legislators who can 'think about a lot of things'

Sep 5, 2012 - Carole Hiller, Riverton:  Editor:
On Aug. 23 I read the state news article on how Mr. Childers, the state representative, feels he lost in the primary election because he was against ... [more]

Why is county commission race being re-run in whole district?

Sep 4, 2012 - Samuel Owenhall, Riverton:  Editor:
Why is the county commissioner race that had the ballot problem being re-run in the whole commissioner district?
Wasn't the problem only in that one ... [more]

What does city vote on day care permits mean?

Aug 31, 2012 - Jim Dallard, Riverton:  Editor:
Am I getting this straight? The city council of Riverton voted to allow child day cares in the residential zoning areas, but then they turned around ... [more]

Column on bike path was on the money

Aug 30, 2012 - Jack Cardin, Riverton:  Editor:
I could not agree more with what Jamie Drendel wrote about fixing up the bike and walking path along North Eighth in Riverton. This was a very good ... [more]

'Posterior cleavage' perpetrator on the loose

Aug 29, 2012 - Bruce Robb, Riverton:  Editor:
To Kelly Barber, the visitor from Huntsville, Texas, who freaked out about seeing a guy's posterior "cleavage" in a restaurant and didn't feel safe ... [more]

1 percent sales tax only way to solve our infrastructure problems

Aug 28, 2012 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
I am writing in support of the 1 percent optional tax that is being proposed by the Fremont County and all of the municipalities within the county. ... [more]

A great place to wait in line

Aug 26, 2012 - Ron Howard, Riverton:  Editor:
I read, with interest, Randy Tucker's column that touched on the subject of 'standing in line'. As anyone who knows me or reads my silly Facebook ... [more]

Support Arapaho veterans powwow

Aug 24, 2012 - Northern Arapaho Powwow Committee 2012:  Editor:
Haba / Tous to our fellow Northern Arapaho people. We, the Northern Arapaho Powwow Committee, would like to take this time to invite all of you to the ... [more]

Maybe 'cop on a walk' could watch over proposed park

Aug 24, 2012 - Ken Outliff, Riverton:  Editor:
I am looking forward to what the city decides to do with the vacant corner on Main Street where the dry cleaner business was. Now they say the want to ... [more]

'R-I-R' on new bleachers really is just 'R-R'

Aug 23, 2012 - Rhonda Princippe, Riverton:  Editor:
I never really went to many high school football games at the old Tonkin Stadium bowl, but I am looking forward now to seeing them play at the new ... [more]

Thanks for new art at RHS that doesn't show drinking

Aug 22, 2012 - Joan Claren, Riverton:  Editor:
I see there are some new art murals on the wall of the high school in Riverton -- and neither one of them shows anybody consuming alcohol.
It just ... [more]

Shoshone forest plan ought to include more wilderness design

Aug 19, 2012 - Sara Domek, Dubois:  Editor:
The Shoshone National Forest Draft Plan is out for public review, and without hesitancy, the Forest Service has not recommended any new wilderness in ... [more]

Hoffman has 'the balance we need' in Legislature

Aug 17, 2012 - Gena Robinson, Lander:  Editor:
When I think about the Wyoming that six generations of my family have worked to build, I am surprised at how far we have strayed from what makes us ... [more]

Bunker Road, litigation points inaccurate

Aug 17, 2012 - Douglas L. Thompson, Chairman, Fremont County Commission:  Editor:
Thanks for the opportunity to discuss Fremont County issues associated with commission election. Up to this point, it seems this has been a cosmetic ... [more]

Larsen would be effective leader

Aug 17, 2012 - Pennie Buffington, Lander:  Editor:
My husband and I have worked a combined total of 28 years for different state and local governmental agencies. We probably pay more attention than the ... [more]

City needs consistency in every area of authority

Aug 16, 2012 - Jeff Golden, Riverton:  Editor
In response to Mike Trent's letter to the editor about "city lacking consistency in day care issue," I would say that Mr. Trent said more than was ... [more]

Renner best pick in redrawn HD 28

Aug 16, 2012 - State Rep. Sam Krone, Wyoming House District 24, Cody:  Editor:
I have been fortunate to know and work with Echo Renner for several years, and I can say unequivocally that she would be an outstanding member of the ... [more]

'Always glad' to see the mosquito fogging truck

Aug 15, 2012 - Joella Nathan, Riverton:  Editor:
I disagree with weed and pest director Lars Baker about how many mosquitoes there are. He said the number is down, but I do a lot of walk and biking ... [more]

Thanks for county fair coverage, news staff

Aug 15, 2012 - Helen Potts, Riverton:  Editor:
The Ranger's coverage of the Fremont County Fair was absolutely incredible.
The photographs reflected happy, proud exhibitors. The descriptions were ... [more]

Fair parade was better when it took place Saturday morning

Aug 14, 2012 - Kim Fleming, Riverton:  Editor:
This year's county fair parade had a pretty good lineup with quite a lot of floats. I did enjoy it, but I still think it was so very much better when ... [more]

More parents need to 'step right up and do something'

Aug 12, 2012 - Michelle M. Kiggins, Riverton:  Recently, I went on a family outing. In our area there have been many available summer activities and things for families to do, but this event was special ... [more]

Kindly, helpful people helped ease the loss of family tribute

Aug 10, 2012 - Phil Aspinwall, Riverton:  Editor:
Not long ago I wrote a letter to the editor about some hanging baskets with brightly colored flowers that I had put up as a tribute to my deceased dad ... [more]

Visitor who went 'overboard' over butt crack ought to stay in Texas

Aug 9, 2012 - Roger Forrest, Riverton:  Editor:
I would like to know who this Kelly Barber from Huntsville, Texas, thinks he (or she) is in writing a letter to the editor trashing the whole ... [more]

'God's angels' provided fine care for beloved family member

Aug 8, 2012 - Mary Joe Quayle and the Quayle family, Riverton:  Editor:
End of life care is a vital concern for families who have a beloved member in need of it. When it is no longer possible to care for the person at ... [more]

City lacking consistency in day care issue

Aug 7, 2012 - Mike Trent, Riverton:  Editor:
There is something lacking in how the city is handling the problem of the person who wants to open a day care over on Big Horn Drive, and that is ... [more]

Candidate's positive attitude and campaign are refreshing

Aug 5, 2012 - Dwayne C. Oldham, Lander:  Editor:
I would like to express the appreciation I have for the refreshing candidate I see in Mr. Lloyd Larsen. Mr. Larsen believes the American dream is ... [more]

Say 'absolutely no' to horse slaughter plan for Riverton

Aug 2, 2012 - Mary E. Tasi, Riverton:  Editor:
I have taken the editor's advice about not reacting emotionally to the horse slaughter facility proposed for Riverton. Horses are, admittedly an ... [more]

Whatever happened to indecent exposure?

Aug 1, 2012 - Mary Sue Shoup, Riverton:  Editor:
I wonder what it's going to take to make people wake up and see what is going on.
When you get a letter from someone out-of-state complaining about ... [more]

It's time to 'wake up' and oust Obama

Jul 31, 2012 - Dan Wimp, Riverton:  Editor:
People, let's impeach Obama before he keeps ruining this country. Wake up, America.
Obama has ruined this country, and you people cannot wake enough ... [more]