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EMS director did not provide planning, leadership

Former Fremont County ambulance director Joe Zillmer never gave the county any clear options to choose from with regard to levels of ambulance service ...

Commissioners 'railroading' privatization of county's EMS ambulance services

Fremont County Commissioners are making me ashamed and angry, especially the three who are railroading the EMS privatization scheme, and who fired the ...

Consider two sections for skate park, based on age

I was thinking that we could divide the new skate park into two parts. One would be for age 11 and older, and the other would be for age 10 and ...

'Huge bummer' that so many trees have died, but don't give up on planting more

I think we all appreciate the value of mature landscape plants in our town. It is heartbreaking to see all the damage to our community landscaping as ...

Big fight was disappointing, but at least Manny Pacquiao didn't run

I read your editorial ...

Statement in old Hal Boyle piece 'so true'

I was hoping you would print the old column by Hal Boyle again for Memorial Day. Thank you. It is so true when he says "Perhaps the best answer you ...

Stranger's generosity valued

With all the bad news one hears about our nation today and the like, there are some great people right here who continue to make this nation the ...

Sorrow in child's death applies to driver as well

The poor little girl's death in the crosswalk is a terrible, terrible tragedy, very heartbreaking.
I ask everyone to remember that the heartbreak ...

What constitutes animal cruelty in community?

I also have watched the paint horse in the tiny, tiny corral as well for more than six months. He's located in the north pasture on Sunset Drive ...

'Utterly disgusted' with recent outing at Rendezvous Ponds

Recently we took our son fishing at the Rendezvous Ponds, and I want to say how utterly disgusted I was at the ponds and their maintenance.
There ...

Fighting Islamic State is good use of armed forces

It is outrageous what the Islamic State is doing, killing innocent Christians and other people and demolishing historic sites just because they aren't ...

'Ludicrous' to congratulate ourselves for big meth busts

While I do not condone the use of methamphetamine, I think it's ludicrous that law-enforcement is patting itself on the back for all the recent ...

Could cloud seeding be causing this?

Who needs cloud seeding when it rains every day? I am not old-time Wyoming like some people, but I have been in the state for 19 years in one place or ...

Living conditions poor for horse

Am I the only person in this town of 10,000-plus who is disturbed by the living conditions of the horse in the small pen on the slope along Sunset ...

Bad weather a lot for local competitors to deal with

I have never seen such bad weather for our local high school sports this spring. What a lot for these young people to overcome. Now that the state ...

Privatizing county EMS is 'a wild idea'

I hope they don't privatize the county ambulance. I just think service will suffer if they do it. This has been our local county's job for many years, ...

EPA ought to concern itself with more important tribal jurisdictions than Riverton's

Where does it say the EPA has any authority to return lands to the Native Americans? If, in fact, they do, why don't they go after some real ...

Good to see our students getting college chances

It is so good to see the Fremont County students who are signing up to participate in sports teams at college after graduating high school. I enjoy ...

Two columns had valuable views on being sports parents

Two columns in The Ranger made me think. First ...

Expanding cloud seeding could 'improve things around here'

The editorial on cloud seeding made a good point. Yes, expanding cloud seeding to a big enough area to really add to runoff and storage in the lakes ...


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