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'Time has arrived' for states to lead in amending Constitution

What is the difference between a convention of states and a constitutional convention?
Constitutional convention: Happens only to create a new ...

South Federal rebuild 'worth the trouble'

I avoided South Federal for six months if I possibly could while it was being rebuilt, but I finally drove on the "new" street last week. It is so ...

Wonderful guide dog could use some antlers for chewing

I have been very fortunate in my 77 years to get to fly many, many miles across this Earth in a commercial airlines jet. I love it.
The roar of the ...

Young man's assistance during cold weather was 'a godsend'

I would like to thank a very nice gentleman for helping on a recent Tuesday evening when it was so terribly cold.
We were at the Wind River Casino, ...

What part of 'rejected' don't they get?

How in the world could a legislator say that he thought it would be a good idea to try a second time to pass the constitutional amendment on ...

RHS, Lander also played big game in 1963

Thanks to the newspaper for remembering the 20th anniversary of the Riverton-Lander championship football game. I am old enough to remember the other ...

Kessler departure will be felt

I watched the election outcome with concern, as IR00;know many people did. I am not in the county commission district of Stephanie Kessler, but her ...

Tax volunteer service valuable to low-income people and others

If one or more of your readers would like to support a worthwhile community service program and have some fun doing it, I have a suggestion. Become a ...

'Sub-par' city performance on snow plowing is unacceptable

On behalf of the entire community I am writing to plead with the City of Riverton to please plow our city streets after a snow event.
After once ...

Election outcome validates the motto 'live free or die'

In answer to Chris Peck's question: Is it good for the health of the people of Wyoming to be a "one party state"? My answer is "yes," if it is good ...

Yard cleanup was a surprise and much appreciated

I would like to thank the people who came from the skateboard association recently for the work of cleaning up leaves in my yard.
It was a pleasant ...

Hard work paid off for talented choir performers from Riverton

On Nov. 1 in Scottsbluff, Neb., the 34th Old West Choir Fest was attended by 17 schools from Nebraska, Colorado and Wyoming, including Riverton High ...

Take care to ensure library repairs stand test of time

The amount of money that apparently will be required to fix the problems with the building at the Riverton library is stunning.
I had no idea that ...

Band represents school and town 'tremendously'

So glad to see the story and the picture about the Riverton marching band doing so well at the state festival, where they were scored the best of all ...

Grandfather helped deceive enemy before D-Day invasion

I am writing this in October while it is on my mind, but I hope it can be printed on Veterans Day.
My grandfather was a veteran of the U.S. Navy in ...

Listening is a good attribute for our local elected officials

I am writing this on the Sunday before the general election. The thing I want most from the election outcome is a group of elected officials who will ...

Don't 'boot' state officials from Capitol post-renovation

The Wyoming Capitol renovation plan includes upgrading the tunnel between the Capitol and the Herschler Building in Cheyenne so there is better access ...

Why does gas still cost so much in county if oil price is falling?

So what's up with our gasoline suppliers in Fremont County? Aren't they aware of the dropping commodity prices?
I wouldn't like to believe it's ...

Not every 'abandoned' vehicle is a worthless piece of junk

I am pleased to read that the city is working with the people who have abandoned vehicles that to some appear to be eyesores parked on the streets of ...

'Enjoyable years' spent in family business locally

After 56 years as a family-owned business in Riverton, Fremont Glass Inc. has closed its doors and sold the business.
We want to say thanks to all ...


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