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Airport name change could help boardings to recover

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 ...

Near-miss on highway showed dangers of texting while driving

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 ...

Tax preparation really not so hard

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 ...

Main Street holes seem to have been patched already

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 ...

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

It was interesting to me to read about the ...

Airport name change sensible

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 ...

'Cop cams' for local officers and deputies worth consideration

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 ...

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

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 ...

Bring the street repair crew 'right up Main Street'

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 ...

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

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 ...

Phone scammer hung up when confronted by simple question

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 ...

Civil War still has lessons for us

April 12 marks the anniversary of the South's attack on Fort Sumter, which initiated the four-year-long American Civil War. There is a poem called "Is ...

Sunday magazine frequency changes

I was wondering about the American Profile magazine supplement in the Sunday newspaper. It used to be in there every week but now it is there less ...

Advice on safe handling of chicks was worthwhile

I thank you for running the news item about the ...

It's the service, not the name

The other day I read about the idea of ...

Consumer scams are no joke, so beware of three common ones

April Fools' Day is over, but the perpetrators of scams and fraud pull pranks every day of the year. This means people of all ages need to be vigilant about ...

Column on keeping older names alive made good point for families

I thank Betty Starks Case for her thoughts on ...

Senior center breakfast is one of 'best-kept secrets' in town

Tired of grabbing a stale donut or granola bar as you go out the door in the morning? Can't face another bowl of cold cereal? So many in our community ...

Public official ought to 'take a stand for people'

You made a good point March 23 about access to government paperwork that is public property. What gives some clerk somewhere the right to charge a ...

Urbigkeit coverage welcomed

I write in appreciation of the thoughtful treatment given by your newspaper to the memory and legacy of Ralph Urbigkeit.
I did not know Mr. Urbigkeit ...


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