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Previous letter's question on military duty is answered daily

I have to disagree with some of what Mary Sue Shoup wrote in her letter to the editor on March 14 in The Ranger. Of course I, and I believe most ...

'The Way it Was' picture a reminder of long-ago friend

The picture for "The Way It Was" on Sunday, March 16, was delightful. I loved seeing the Frontier Airlines staff dressed up in their uniforms and ...

Where is our sense of responsibility?

We hear the clamor for personal rights, the right to an education, the right of a good paying job, and the right of health care among others. ...

No guarantee for Mead on a second term as governor

I agree that Matt Mead has a lot of advantages when he runs for his second term, but I do not think he is guaranteed anything. Remember, he was the ...

'Who really cares' about what Russia is doing in Crimea?

Regarding Ukraine, Crimea and the Soviet Union ... I mean, Russia, who really cares? The U.S. isn't going to do anything about it. It's not like ...

Volunteer fire departments can provide their personnel with everything they need but time

The current volunteer firefighter situation in Fremont County is one that we are all concerned about. And Jerri Robinson's statements and concerns in ...

New museums boss needs to get Riverton Museum back on its feet fast

I did not like the idea of hiring one museum director for the whole county, but now that is done. Time to move on. I do think they hired a good man ...

Wind River tribes 'own Riverton'

The Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone tribes and nations own Riverton. The EPA ruling is backed by the Department of the Interior and Department ...

Would our men answer the call today if it were sounded?

My father was the last Pearl Harbor survivor here in Riverton, so I had a close relationship to the actual events.
We took my father back to Pearl ...

Language is clear; Riverton townsite was removed from the reservation, with no lease

The recent letter to the editor about a lease of the Riverton tons requires a factual response.
Apparently, there are area residents who continue to ...

Hope 'common sense' prevails in EPA matter

I thank our former county commissioner Dennis Heckart for his letter to the editor straightening out the record on how ex-Mayor Vincent handled the ...

Will Hill's attackers 'circumvent the law'?

I was tremendously pleased to see that the Wyoming Supreme Court ruled Senate File 104, the bill removing State Superintendent Cindy Hill from power, ...

Court says quit wasting time on Cindy Hill

I can't let the latest development in the SF104 saga pass by without comment. I feel like shouting "Hurrah for 'We the People.'Hurrah for the ...

Fair Tax Act would be a great improvement in this country

I am writing to ask voters of Fremont County to educate themselves about the Fair Tax Bill HR 25 that needs to be debated and voted on in the U.S. ...

Shortage of volunteer firefighters a growing crisis

It is a sad day in our community. Another long-standing tradition has gone by the wayside. The Morton-Kinnear annual fireman's pancake supper, an ...

If Riverton is to be part of new reservation state, will governing council expand?

I have been closely following the discussions concerning the recent EPA ruling which determined the inclusion of Riverton within the Wind River Indian ...

County's museums 'sure need something'

I was disappointed to read about the "central museum director" position again for the county museums. I was hoping it might have gone away. Still ...

Commission correct to ask county employees to pay more on insurance

Applause to the Fremont County Commission for requiring more employee financial input to the county's health insurance plan. I don't hold anything ...

Waiting too long for response on Shoshone tribal recall petition

To all enrolled members of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe 18 years of age and older,
Hauh naruwerah zondt dauvey.
I am writing this letter to inform my ...

Past mayor incorrect on MOU history; positions contradictory

As a longtime Riverton resident now living in sunny Florida, my heart and roots are still in Wyoming and especially Riverton --my hometown.
I have ...


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