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Arts survey will help policy makers reach informed, better decisions

The Wyoming Arts Alliance, the Wyoming Arts Council, the Wyoming After School Alliance, and the Wyoming Department of Education are partners in an ...

Dinner buyer 'will be rewarded' for a kindly act

This is to thank the person or persons who paid for our family's dinner at the Sundowner on Oct. 28. It was much appreciated to know that there are ...

New Frontier Academy does a 'noble' job with students

May I congratulate the Frontier Academy? To quote on old Ranger comic from years gone buy, IR00;was "unclear on the concept" at the beginning.
I ...

Reminiscences about familiar local veteran would be welcome

American Legion Post 19 intends to express its respect to Jack Ratliff with a commendation for his active membership in the Legion for more than 67 years, as ...

Next Speaker of House won't do much better, no matter who

There is all this talk about who is going to be the new Speaker of the House. My opinion is that it doesn't matter.
It is an old-fashioned post from ...

Myths distorting domestic violence must be defeated

It is essential to destroy the myths about domestic violence to uncover the reality of the situation, while removing the blame and stigma from ...

Sweetwater Station is closed, but it is not abandoned

In response to the letter written by Kit Collings dated Oct. 25: We are the owners of Sweetwater Station. Because you stated publicly that Sweetwater ...

First field day at the river a success

Last month Riverton High School began what we hope will become the annual Freshmen Academy Enrichment Day at the River.This field day provided ...

Term limits for tribal government would help ensure 'better future'

I am writing this letter to the Arapaho people to encourage you to think about changing our tribal limitation leadership policies in General Council. ...

Common sense can reduce cybersecurity threat risks

Empowered employees are key in ensuring your business stays safe from the ever-growing onslaught of cybercriminals and cyber threats. The best ...

Purple Purse Challenge invites support through UW athletics

The Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault is participating in this year's Purple Purse Challenge which is sponsored by the ...

Donald Trump vs. Sanders in 2016 would be a great show

I have now watched the presidential debates for the Republicans and the Democrats on TV, and I was highly entertained by both.
This is my preliminary ...

Apologies for neglecting civic duty

I understand how important jury duty is. I recently neglected my responsibility of jury duty and am now paying the price for it. I know it is my civic ...

Pre-school costly but worthwhile

In May, the Select Committee on School Finance directed Picus and Associates, the Legislature's school funding experts, determine what the cost of a ...

Encouragement during crisis proves we don't live in big, impersonal city

Reading the local paper, Fremont County often comes off as an area with most of the same problems associated with big-city living. Due to a recent ...

Pope's compact car brought a smile

First off, I am not Catholic, but I watched the pope's trip to America on TV because I was interested. I got such a kick out of the little car he rode ...

Governor 'doing right thing' in looking at Medicaid expansion

Gov. Matt Mead of Wyoming is doing the right thing by saying Medicaid should be expanded with Obamacare to save money for the state.
Every day there ...

Railroad photo fanned thoughts of favorite uncle

I found the "Way It Was" picture of the railroad tracks being removed back in 1991. We bought a couple of trailer loads of railroad ties at the time ...

More scanner traffic in Dubois since ambulance issues arose

I listen to police and emergency traffic on my scanner as a hobby. Helps pass the time, and it can get pretty exciting sometimes.
I think there has ...

Park idea 'would do some good'

I say thanks to the city for the idea of turning the vacant lot downtown into a nice green space. There is a need for some beautification. It would do ...


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