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Optional 1 percent sales tax close to 'good'

Mar 25, 2012 - Joseph L. Goodwin, Riverton:  Editor:
There's probably not a person in the world out there who likes paying taxes. Most of the time I wonder what it's all going for.
But I have about ... [more]

Bad behavior by coach is not to be congratulated

Mar 21, 2012 - Stephanie Millard, Riverton:  Editor:
The letter to the editor from the Evanston High School basketball parent defending the boys basketball coach was ridiculous.
We enjoy going to ... [more]

Food fair showed the value of local ag production

Mar 20, 2012 - Steve and Angie Crane, Kinnear:  Editor:
We just wanted to say thank you to those people who worked so hard putting together the 2012 local food fair.
As a producer, we really appreciate ... [more]

Arbitration might be the only answer in wolf dispute

Mar 18, 2012 - Paul Clarkson, Riverton:  Editor:
I am no big fan of the wolves now running wild in Wyoming. I don't want to cuddle them or give them dog biscuits,so please don't accuse me of ... [more]

State correct to observe Constitution Literacy Week

Mar 16, 2012 - Susan Heermann, Riverton:  Editor:
As members of Fremont Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution we take great pride in preserving the U.S. Constitution ... [more]

Congratulations to newspaper staff for 'Pacemaker' awards

Mar 15, 2012 - Helen Potts, Riverton:  Editor:
The staff of our Ranger, Fremont County's daily newspaper, as come away from the annual contest sponsored by the Wyoming Press Association with 13 ... [more]

Movie about Palin actually is 'flattering to her in many ways'

Mar 14, 2012 - Leah Hatten, Riverton:  Editor:
I don't know if this is all that important for everyone around here, but I wanted to comment on the HBO movie about Sarah Palin that was talked about ... [more]

'Camelot' on CWC stage led to flood of memories

Mar 13, 2012 - Jean Kenwitter, Riverton:  Editor:
I so enjoyed the recent production of "Camelot" by the Central Wyoming College theater department, which I understand included many community ... [more]

Don't ignore the public in the new Shoshone forest plan

Mar 11, 2012 - Nick Dobric, Lander:  After 257 people took the time to comment in support of additional wilderness on the Shoshone National Forest plan revision, the few people given a seat at the ... [more]

Riverton fans should 'show some class' and not boo Evanston coach

Mar 9, 2012 - Bryan Johnson, Evanston:  Editor:
March Madness has begun with the "big school" teams vying for state championships. Evanston boys won the West 4-A conference and the West 4-A Regional ... [more]

Treaties with tribes are the supreme law of the land

Mar 8, 2012 - Diana Mitchell, Riverton:  Editor:
I am responding to the letter "Government should not try to mix oil and water in law." People living on or near reservations should know about ... [more]

Be involved in county districting discussion

Mar 7, 2012 - Darlene Vaughan, Lander:  The Fremont County Clerk and staff are in the midst of showing the citizens of Fremont County the possible redistricting plans for county commissioners. The ... [more]

Plea bargain in drug case should not nullify the crime

Mar 7, 2012 - Dan Brossman, Lander:  Editor:
Re: Feb. 26 Ranger front page "Plea deal for lead defendant in drug sweep":
Does a plea bargain nullify a crime?
From 80 years in prison down to ... [more]

Go forward with restroom idea downtown

Mar 6, 2012 - William D. Finn, Riverton:  Editor:
I am writing in support of the idea by Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness to situate a public restroom area on the old Daisy Cleaners location at Fifth and ... [more]

County redistricting plans should treat Lander fairly

Mar 4, 2012 - Richard and Perry Cook, Lander:  Editor:
There are three plans to redistrict Fremont County for the county commissioner elections. Two of these plans would split the town of Lander in ... [more]

Police need to learn how to halt violence, not protests

Mar 2, 2012 - Charles W. Rodgers, Riverton:  Editor:
I spoke by phone with Emily Etheredge, who wrote the news article "Only a Drill" (Feb. 19) to express how disturbing I found the article. She ... [more]

Not all tribal convicts get treatment given some

Mar 1, 2012 - Antonio Dewey, Torrington:  Editor:
I am an enrolled member of the Northern Arapaho writing in regards to a recent letter to the editor by Ms. Bernadette F. Brown appearing in The Ranger ... [more]

Good idea to encourage better 'subs' in classroom

Feb 29, 2012 - Brenda Larrane, Riverton:  Editor:
I offer my congratulations to Fremont County School District 25 in Riverton on the new plans to compensate good-quality substitute teachers better ... [more]

Story about crowd-control training was disturbing

Feb 28, 2012 - J.H. Robinson, Riverton:  Editor:
Emily Etheredge's report in The Ranger on Sunday, Feb. 19, on crowd control exercises at Central Wyoming College titled "Only A Drill" disturbs those ... [more]

Editorial for Valentine's Day provided some cheering up

Feb 24, 2012 - Charice Kent Riverton:  Editor:
I so enjoyed and appreciated Mr Peck's editorial column titled "Saying It" on Feb. 12, featuring love poems and lyrics in connection to Valentine's ... [more]

Time for Gillette to get eighth Wyoming community college

Feb 23, 2012 - Jim Vogt Powell:  Editor:
The Wyoming Legislature should change the Wyoming Community College Statutes to permit Gillette College to become the eighth community college in ... [more]

Job Corps promises starting to sound like a 'bill of goods'

Feb 22, 2012 - Ronald Strauss Riverton:  Editor:
I see where U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi is giving more "assurances" about the Job Corps center. This is all starting to sound pretty lame.
As I recall, the ... [more]

Scout letters brought back nice memory

Feb 21, 2012 - Dave Shane Riverton:  Editor:
I am getting a real kick out of reading the letters from the Eagle Scout candidates. It brings to mind the huge effort my cousin, who was practically ... [more]

Troop leaders highly helpful to young scout

Feb 21, 2012 - Nathaniel Sauer Riverton:  Editor:
I am a Boy Scout working to pass an Eagle requirement for a merit badge. It requires writing a letter to the editor.
In this letter I would like to ... [more]

Cost on trash disposal is a 'royal pain in the neck'

Feb 20, 2012 - Bill Jacobs Missouri Valley:  Editor:
I wish the Fremont County Commissioners could explain the rationale for the waste disposal fee structure at locations where we have paid to have ... [more]

Legislators ought to spare South Pass City from budget cuts

Feb 17, 2012 - Robert Snowden President, Friends of South Pass Buffalo:  Editor:
Recently the joint Joint Appropriations Committee of the Wyoming Legislature is asking all departments of state government to plan for a potential cut ... [more]

Affected residents ''greedy' for a previous quality of life

Feb 16, 2012 - Harold and Shirley Knight Pavillion:  Editor:
After reading in The Ranger about the meeting with Gov. Mead, we feel the need to comment on some of the points made.
Mr. Dolbow stated that only ... [more]

Spend money on street repairs before a community restroom

Feb 15, 2012 - Ray Hinkle Riverton:  Editor:
This is an open letter to Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness and the Riverton City Council:
In reference to the city building a community restroom facility ... [more]

Scout appreciates reading about community news

Feb 14, 2012 - Colt Connelly Riverton:  Editor:
I am working on my Eagle Scout project. I would like to convey my thanks for your continual support of what happens in Riverton and the surrounding ... [more]

Rich don't need 'looking out for' by Legislature

Feb 14, 2012 - Phil Rossen Riverton:  Editor:
Now that the Wyoming Legislature is starting up again and setting to work on the next state budget, I wish everyone would watch very closely when they ... [more]