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Uranium issue coverage useful

May 15, 2012 - David S. Luzmoor, Riverton:  Editor:
As a citizen of Riverton, I wanted to compliment The Ranger for the excellent coverage in the May 3 edition of the recent Department of Energy public ... [more]

Energy revenue will rebound because demand will be high

May 13, 2012 - By Jerry Humphries, Riverton:  Editor:
If I were Wyoming's energy industry, I wouldn't panic just yet. The alternatives to the proven sources of energy all sound kind of good, but they ... [more]

Resources can be used responsibly

May 10, 2012 - Kim Dean, Newcastle:  Dear Editor:
Environmentalists have very loud voices and hefty agendas these days, and their ideals are dominating all aspects of our lives. They ... [more]

There's lots to like about the Riverton senior center

May 9, 2012 - Linda Skinner, Riverton:  Editor:
I am a senior who has been going to the Riverton Senior Citizens Center for 10 years on a regular basis.
It is a wonderful place. There are so many ... [more]

Corrections pros are not just guards

May 8, 2012 - Robert Lampert, Director, Wyoming Department of Corrections:  Editor:
May 7-11 is observed in Wyoming as Correctional Professionals Week.
Corrections employees have provided for the safety of Wyoming families and ... [more]

Unfair for Simpson to call seniors 'greediest generation'

May 6, 2012 - Robert Gilliland, Riverton:  Editor:
Alan Simpson, former Republican U.S. Senator from Wyoming and co-chair of President Obama's deficit commission, called senior citizens "the greediest ... [more]

Sales tax question not 'accosting' the voters

May 4, 2012 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
In the Ranger on April 29, there was a letter to the editor with the heading "Sales tax initiative 'an insult to constituents and ... [more]

Charge the users of the detox center, not the innocent taxpayer

May 3, 2012 - Bruce Calhoun, Riverton:  Here we go again, more bureaucratic bull.
I'm talking about our city officials wanting to pass higher taxes on alcohol to help pay for the Alcohol Crisis ... [more]

Kind gesture came from an 'angel on Earth'

May 2, 2012 - Tammy Ridgley, Riverton:  Editor:
My daughter just moved back to New York last week and needed me to pick up some medications that she was unable to get for her son while she was still ... [more]

Is law banning court review on wolves legal?

May 1, 2012 - Lindy Hayes, Riverton:  Editor:
In the news it says Congress might pass a bill on wolf management that says the wolf plan can not be challenged in court. I have never heard of that ... [more]

Sales tax initiative an insult to constituents and consumer

Apr 29, 2012 - Tracy Mitchell, Crowheart:  Editor:
As the November election approaches, municipal leaders will be accosting voters to support a 25 percent sales tax increase for their share of ... [more]

Positive news in community this spring

Apr 27, 2012 - Eddie and Dee Amend, Riverton:  Editor:
Three "good news" items appeared on the front page of the April 20 issue of The Ranger. They motivate us to offer comment.
1. Bebout to Run for ... [more]

Building commission needs lesson in civility

Apr 27, 2012 - Doug Watford, Cheyenne:  Editor:
I would encourage everyone, at every opportunity, to attend as many government meetings as they can in order to get a glimpse of the true character of ... [more]

Letters have led to more open talk about senior citizens center

Apr 26, 2012 - Bill Lederer, Riverton:  Editor:
The senior center board member's "advice" to the concerned seniors is "stop writing letters to the editor"?
That must mean the letters are working, ... [more]

A life dedicated to service is a life well-lived

Apr 24, 2012 - Barbara Dorn, Riverton:  Editor:
The Corporation for National and Community Service provides national funding for the Wyoming Senior Companion Program. Since the corporation was ... [more]

Bring some of the quarantined bison to the county

Apr 22, 2012 - Ronald Clyde, Lander:  Editor:
In Montana they are fighting about how many of the buffalo (I still call them that instead of bison) that were penned up in Yellowstone Park can be ... [more]

'Concerned seniors' not entitled to dictate to center

Apr 20, 2012 - Darlene Dahlin, Riverton:  Editor:
I believe the acrimony being directed at the Riverton Senior Citizens Center is the work of a small group of "good ol' boys" and women who are ... [more]

Contribute to March of Dimes effort at local event April 28

Apr 19, 2012 - Anne McDermott, March of Dimes Wyoming Chapter, Cheyenne:  Editor:
The March of Dimes Wyoming Chapter works tirelessly toward the day when all babies are born healthy.
Babies have been at the heart of our mission ... [more]

Was woman's sentence lighter than if she had been a man?

Apr 18, 2012 - Marsha Ileman, Riverton:  Editor:
In response to the previous letter to the editor about the punishment for the school teacher accused of a sexual offense, I think the same could be ... [more]

No evidence ever found to link accused Nazi guard to crimes

Apr 18, 2012 - Marian Bellinger, Riverton:  Editor:
In the 1980s I recall reading that Holocaust Groups had searched for 12 years for evidence that would nail John Demjanjuk and found none.
And from ... [more]

Now the sheriff and the coroner can read minds

Apr 17, 2012 - Chester Davies, Riverton:  Editor:
I guess we can all add "mind reader" to the list of skills of the Fremont County Coroner's office and the Fremont County Sheriff. They have decided ... [more]

Funeral guitarist identified

Apr 13, 2012 - Family of Hewitt Youtz:  Editor:
To those of you attending the funeral of Hewitt G. Youtz on April 2, an important introduction was omitted. 
The young man playing the guitar for ... [more]

'Good ol' boy' rules at senior center

Apr 12, 2012 - George Bartlett, Riverton:  Editor:
The "'good ol' boy" syndrome is alive and well at the Riverton Senior Citizens Center. Not only do members of the board of directors elect and ... [more]

Senior center complainers ought to be there to help

Apr 11, 2012 - M. Nichols Sr., Riverton:  Editor:
In reply to Carl. M. Niswonger's letter to The Ranger concerning the Riverton Senior Citizens Center needs an advocate and that the center has very ... [more]

Applause to city for decision on light poles

Apr 10, 2012 - James Gordano, Riverton:  Editor:
In response to Riverton City Councilman Richard Gard's opposition to the "nicer" light poles in the upcoming South Federal renovation, it is true that ... [more]

Shooting of local man by county deputy deserved more notice

Apr 8, 2012 - Fred Nelson, Riverton:  Editor:
A few weeks ago a Fremont County law enforcement officer fatally shot an individual in Pavillion. That incident barely made local news.
Then, more ... [more]

Both sides of wolf issue afraid the other is right

Apr 6, 2012 - Pat Lawry, Riverton:  Editor:
I have been watching the two sides of the wolf issue going back and forth for years. I have come to believe that reason they always run to court after ... [more]

Hudson murder case shocking

Apr 5, 2012 - Josephine Vale, Riverton:  Editor:
It is simply shocking to find out the details about the murders of the two people in Hudson, starting with beating and stabbing them to death and then ... [more]

Downtown restroom a good idea; don't leave dogs in car

Apr 5, 2012 - Pat Stevens, Riverton:  Editor:
I am writing in regard to two subjects. First of all, I support Mayor Ron Warpness's desire for a public restroom. There needs to be public restrooms ... [more]

Civil talk could help with senior center issues

Apr 4, 2012 - Frank Tanner, Riverton:  Editor:
It is my understanding that a member of the board of directors of the Riverton Senior Citizens Center at the March 20 meeting of the board stated that ... [more]