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Basic inmate hygiene needs not being met at detention center

Jul 29, 2012 - Joe Lookingbill, FCDC inmate Lander:  Editor:
After exhausting all resources at my limited disposal of bringing attention to the living conditions at the Fremont County Detention Center in Lander, ... [more]

Downtown restroom seems like good idea when crowds are big

Jul 26, 2012 - Lynne Watkiss, Riverton:  Editor:
I never really had an opinion in one way or the other about the Riverton mayor's idea of having a public restroom-type facility in downtown ... [more]

City is 'ridiculous' in treatment of day care center applicant

Jul 25, 2012 - Joel Manners, Riverton:  Editor:
It is ridiculous how the city is treating the lady who wants to open a small day care in the house on Big Horn Drive. She only bought the house ... [more]

Letter comparing schools to killing fields both shocking and appalling

Jul 24, 2012 - Nicole M. Schoening, Riverton:  Editor:
The letter "School Can Wound Kids" struck a chord with me when I read it on the evening of July 12. To say that I was speechless is an ... [more]

Improvements to U.S. 26, Burma Road are of great benefit

Jul 22, 2012 - Gene Wintermote, Shoshoni:  I am a resident of Shoshoni, and I make quite a few trips to Riverton and around the county. I would really like to compliment the joint venture of two ... [more]

Exposed butt crack made visitor change lunch plans

Jul 19, 2012 - Kelley Barber, Hunstville, Texas:  Editor:
In February I was on a three-week ski vacation to Wyoming. I stayed in Worland, Laramie, Cody, Jackson and Casper, and I planned to drive through ... [more]

Letter attacking public schools was shocking, offensive, off base

Jul 18, 2012 - Amanda Murrell, Riverton:  Editor:
This letter is in response to Jan Clayton's letter, dated July 12, "School can wound kids." I was shocked, offended and, frankly, confused by Ms. ... [more]

Tyler helped with long-ago school work

Jul 17, 2012 - Brenda Farrell, Fort Worth, Texas:  Editor:
I read about the death of Carolyn B. Tyler and remembered how, when I was a third-grader in Texas, I wrote to newspapers in Wyoming asking for facts ... [more]

Commissioners caved in to the special interests on fireworks

Jul 15, 2012 - Robert Spengler, Lander:  Editor:
Fremont County Commissioners displayed an unbelievable lack of good judgment, common sense and serious disregard for the safety of the citizens of ... [more]

Thanks to community, kids

Jul 13, 2012 - L. Jason Bennett, Riverton:  Editor:
I have had the honor and privilege to teach band at Riverton Middle School and Riverton High School for the last six years. This has been a great ... [more]

School can wound kids

Jul 12, 2012 - Jan Clayton, Riverton:  Editor:
Here is a scene: Mom and Dad are in the living room reading the papers. There's a knock on the door. It's the soldiers.
The children are called down ... [more]

Thieves took tribute to lost father, sister

Jul 11, 2012 - Phil Aspinwall, Riverton:  Editor:
Please don't take from me.
The summer of 2007 was a good one for my dad. He and his best pal, Quentin Raymond, caught some of the biggest trout they ... [more]

Riverton is making it difficult to recycle

Jul 10, 2012 - Ann Hicks, Riverton:  Editor:
Something is not working.
Many of us try to be good citizens and recycle. However, when I try to use the bins behind McDonald's, they are almost ... [more]

People took the hint on fireworks

Jul 10, 2012 - Peg Eckers, Riverton:  Editor:
I know fireworks are popular and fun, but I must say I did enjoy a much more quiet and peaceful Fourth of July this year with fireworks more or less ... [more]

Set Free is a valuable program in community

Jul 5, 2012 - Deanna Reach, Riverton:  Editor:
Recently I was on television talking about the new committee in Riverton to help with the homeless who have alcoholic and other addictions. A comment ... [more]

City ought to do 'something nice' with new empty space

Jul 3, 2012 - Cathy Gaines, Riverton:  Editor:
I read Mr. Peck's editorial about what Riverton might do with the vacant lot at Fifth and Main where the old Daisy Cleaners was. To my way of ... [more]

Trash station flap a 'fiasco'

Jun 30, 2012 - Hal Merton, Lander:  Editor:
I suppose the fiasco with the Atlantic City trash transfer station is a sneak preview for the rest of us. You don't often see something botched up as ... [more]

Annual mining edition helps 'mark the summer' each year

Jun 29, 2012 - C.T. Cal Taylor, Tucson, Ariz.:  Editor:
To The Ranger staff, congratulations on your annual mining and energy edition, which now has been done for the 57th year in a row.
I don't remember ... [more]

New school plan would help some at the expense of others

Jun 28, 2012 - Lorna Clarke, Riverton:  Editor:
This is an open letter to all parents of Riverton Middle School students.
The school board is proposing a new schedule for the 2012-13 school year ... [more]

Complainers could put senior center in jeopardy

Jun 27, 2012 - Concerned group:  Editor:
We are all regular patrons of the Riverton Community and Senior Center and fully support the current board, management, staff and volunteers.
We all ... [more]

Business offers best experience to govern nation

Jun 26, 2012 - Harold Goodell, Dubois:  Editor:
On the front page of the Ranger Sunday, June 17, there in bold type were the words "Improvement in Jobs Picture,"with numbers. What a nice way to ... [more]

Golden K appreciative of Riverton senior center

Jun 22, 2012 - Linda Bebout, Secretary, Riverton Kiwanis Golden K:  Editor:
We, as a club and individually, wish to add our names to the growing list of people who have expressed their appreciation for our Riverton Senior ... [more]

Two extra acres would make land gift better, and cutting weeds improves city for all

Jun 21, 2012 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
I am going to "kill two birds with one stone," metaphorically speaking. The two birds (issues) are the county's gift of the Major property to the ... [more]

Just another day in the mine

Jun 20, 2012 - Judd McDonald, Lander:  Editor:
I am writing this letter to let everyone know what kind of man I had for a working partner in the year of 1967.
I showed up to work and changed into ... [more]

Cutbacks at trash stations have associated costs too

Jun 19, 2012 - Mark Romer, Riverton:  Editor:
In following along with the changes occurring in the Fremont County Solid Waste saga, one thing keeps standing out to me. It is constantly stated that ... [more]

Recognition was appreciated, but some attributes were overstated

Jun 17, 2012 - By Kyle Haratyk, Lander:  Editor:
While I am grateful for the praise from my friends and co-workers, a few of the details mentioned in the advertisement that the hospital placed about ... [more]

Senior center 'business' can't simply ignore concerns

Jun 15, 2012 - Frank Tanner, Riverton:  Editor:
It's wonderful that there are some people out there who are willing to write letters defending the status quo at the Riverton Senior Citizens Center. ... [more]

Gas price decrease came too late in Fremont County

Jun 14, 2012 - Kent Lever, Riverton:  Editor:
Well, out gasoline suppliers are at it again. All spring we heard how gas prices were coming down nationwide because oil prices were stable again, or ... [more]

Awareness of elder abuse an important issue

Jun 13, 2012 - Kelly Wicks, Riverton:  Editor:
It's an unfortunate fact that elder abuse is a growing problem due to the increasing population of elderly individuals who require the assistance of ... [more]

'Sneaking' onto ballot as write-in is a 'trick'

Jun 12, 2012 - Mary Claren, Riverton:  Editor:
I totally agree with Mr. Peck's editorial recently talking about how people try to sneak onto the ballot for the general election by not filing for ... [more]