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There is enough to enjoy in park without a drone

I was in Yellowstone National Park at the end of July, and there was a guy flying a "drone" air device around. I thought that was illegal in the park ...

Traffic light a good idea at Main/Major

Good job to everyone who got the better traffic light up and operating south of Riverton toward the casino. That is positive. It would be good to have ...

Shoplifting harms us all

The huge shoplifting problem we have in Fremont County affects all of us.
Every year, more than $13 billion in merchandise is stolen in the United ...

Access to health care remains a problem across rural America

Is rural America hazardous to your health?
The question is based on a finding that many of the health issues that plagued rural America a decade ago are ...

'Unconscionable' act by gunman not reflective of city staff feelings

It is with a heavy heart and feelings of trepidation that I am writing this letter on the recent shooting at the Center Of Hope. On such an ...

Tribal council now a 'forum for personal, punitive action'

I want to thank the people who voluntarily came forward and helped me pay off my personal bill that I owed to a Lander business. Thank you all.
On ...

Apology is a beginning

Steve Willow's ...

Stallone Trosper was a loving human being, not a stereotype

We, the family of Stallone Trosper, write from a place of terrible grief and sadness. Saturday, July 18, Stallone, our beloved son, brother, nephew, ...

Editorial writer does a pretty good job 'from time to time'

That guy you got writing them editorial is doing a right fine job of it. Most of the time he does a pretty good job on them holidays, but I ain't too ...

Many who need mental health services don't seek them, often because they can't locate them

Nearly two-thirds of individuals with a mental illness do not seek treatment, and racial and ethnic groups in the U.S. are even less likely to get help.
The ...

Cartoon was 'in poor taste'

I thought the political cartoon in Thursday's paper was in poor taste. I imagine that it reflects the thinking of a number of folks here in Wyoming ...

Katharine Lee Bates piece was appreciated for the Fourth of July

I appreciated the Fourth of July piece on Katharine Lee Bates, the author of "America the Beautiful." I consider myself as a "Bates buff." I most ...

Environmentalists are not ignoring beetle-killed forests

I disagree with Todd Fross, who ...

Wyoming 'ahead of the curve' on same-sex marriage, and it has not destroyed our state

I think Wyoming can be proud of being ahead of the curve on same-sex marriage.
The hyped-up Supreme Court decision a little while ago that made ...

Have an actual election to replace retiring councilman

I see that another city council member in Riverton is resigning. So much for getting elected, eh? My main point in writing in is to say that I think ...

EPA is 'completely out of hand,' so it's good the Supreme Court noticed it

As was said in the newspaper editorial, the Supreme Court has noticed what the EPA is doing and told the EPA to slow it down. I am glad the court is ...

Beware scams on low-income housing offers

If you or someone you know is looking for affordable housing be aware of fake websites created by con artists to take advantage of low-income house ...

Flashing light at crosswalks seen elsewhere

If the crosswalks do get repainted around Riverton, I think paying people or finding good volunteers around the clock will be hard to do. Maybe they ...

South Carolina community's non-violent reaction to Bible study shootings is admirable

It is shocking what happened at the church in South Carolina, where the nine people were shot at the Bible study meeting.
It is hard to believe ...

Stricter rules for older drivers not too much to ask for safety

As a professional driver who is also a senior citizen I have absolutely no problem having my eyes tested on an annual basis.
I have driven ...


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