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A question for all the Ebola 'worrywarts'

Editor:
We are in the middle of non-stop talk about Ebola as if it is the new Black Plague. I guess it is important to be prepared for the worst, even in ...

Does writer who bashes coal practice what he preaches?

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In a letter to the editor dated Oct. 10, Don Kesselheim of Lander bashed the production of fossil fuels, including, among others, coal production in ...

'It's obvious' that Baker is best qualified for mayor

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In Riverton's mayor election, it is obvious who the best candidate is, and that is Lars Baker. All you need to do is look at his record and the ...

Gard develops good plans and gets good results from them

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It is my privilege to write this letter of character reference for Rich Gard. I have lived in Riverton for 38 years and have been associated with ...

South Federal job lucking out on the weather

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So much for the South Federal rebuild job being done "by September." We're just lucky there hasn't been a big snowstorm already like we get some ...

Column sparked recollection of the summer of '73

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The "Riding With the Rangers" column on Sept. 30 was kick for me. In 1973 I spent three weeks in Riverton looking after my grandparents' house and ...

It is impressive to see offices of top officials together at capitol

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I have only been to the Wyoming state capitol building three times in my life. The first was when I was just 11 years old.
I remember so clearly ...

Wyoming must 'focus on our connection' to climate change

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To the participants in the Wyoming gubernatorial campaign debates scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 13, Oct. 15 and Oct. 16 on Wyoming PBS:
Wyoming's current ...

With Baker as mayor, mosquito and weed problems would be improved

Editor:
I read in The Ranger that public health people were happy that there was no West Nile virus reported in Fremont County this year. I doubt that is ...

K-9 adoption program does 'phenomenal' job for dogs

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This is an appreciation of the PAWS shelter and the new Wyoming Honor Farm K-9 program.
My sister has adopted Roka, one of the program's first ...

Suggested fee was for audience, not presenters

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I thought the county librarian kind of missed my point when she wrote back in reply to my letter to the editor when I suggested a small admission fee ...

Columnist's words on NFL player offenses were thoughtful

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I appreciated the thoughtful words by Clair McFarland in relation to the National Football League players and domestic violence.
These crimes did ...

Gard brought a good approach to North Federal considerations

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This letter is in regard to the upcoming Riverton mayoral race and election. I have a limited background serving in the public sector but did ...

Planning for disasters, big or small, makes good sense

Editor:
Disasters -- natural or human-made -- are in the news almost every day. Wildfires and major weather events may capture the headlines, but a grease fire, ...

It's important to keep events at Community Room free

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I am writing in response to Carrie Garwood's letter to the editor suggesting that we charge admission to every person who attends a program in the ...

Column citing old nursery rhyme was much appreciated

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I did enjoy Randy Tucker's column that mentioned the old nursery rhyme "For Want of a Nail."
I was lucky to have had a great-grandfather that I ...

Good news on veterans facilities

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I'm so glad to hear that the VFW was able to sell its old building. I'm sorry they didn't get what they were asking for, though.
I'm also glad to ...

Showing terrorist crimes on TV and Internet is what they want

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I watched a national television news man a few nights ago who said the exact same thing that I have been thinking about the poor people who are being ...

'People's wishes have been ignored' on alley dumpsters

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Well, I see that the people's wishes have been ignored. The dumpsters in the alley are going away, and now every street will have garbage cans sitting ...

Split in tribal council doesn't show cooperation

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The Northern Arapaho Tribe is breaking away from the Shoshone Tribe on the Joint Business Council. Isn't this the same tribe that called City Hall in ...

 
 

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