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Plea bargain in drug case should not nullify the crime

Mar 7, 2012 - Dan Brossman, Lander:  Editor:
Re: Feb. 26 Ranger front page "Plea deal for lead defendant in drug sweep":
Does a plea bargain nullify a crime?
From 80 years in prison down to ... [more]

Go forward with restroom idea downtown

Mar 6, 2012 - William D. Finn, Riverton:  Editor:
I am writing in support of the idea by Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness to situate a public restroom area on the old Daisy Cleaners location at Fifth and ... [more]

County redistricting plans should treat Lander fairly

Mar 4, 2012 - Richard and Perry Cook, Lander:  Editor:
There are three plans to redistrict Fremont County for the county commissioner elections. Two of these plans would split the town of Lander in ... [more]

Police need to learn how to halt violence, not protests

Mar 2, 2012 - Charles W. Rodgers, Riverton:  Editor:
I spoke by phone with Emily Etheredge, who wrote the news article "Only a Drill" (Feb. 19) to express how disturbing I found the article. She ... [more]

Not all tribal convicts get treatment given some

Mar 1, 2012 - Antonio Dewey, Torrington:  Editor:
I am an enrolled member of the Northern Arapaho writing in regards to a recent letter to the editor by Ms. Bernadette F. Brown appearing in The Ranger ... [more]

Good idea to encourage better 'subs' in classroom

Feb 29, 2012 - Brenda Larrane, Riverton:  Editor:
I offer my congratulations to Fremont County School District 25 in Riverton on the new plans to compensate good-quality substitute teachers better ... [more]

Story about crowd-control training was disturbing

Feb 28, 2012 - J.H. Robinson, Riverton:  Editor:
Emily Etheredge's report in The Ranger on Sunday, Feb. 19, on crowd control exercises at Central Wyoming College titled "Only A Drill" disturbs those ... [more]

Editorial for Valentine's Day provided some cheering up

Feb 24, 2012 - Charice Kent Riverton:  Editor:
I so enjoyed and appreciated Mr Peck's editorial column titled "Saying It" on Feb. 12, featuring love poems and lyrics in connection to Valentine's ... [more]

Time for Gillette to get eighth Wyoming community college

Feb 23, 2012 - Jim Vogt Powell:  Editor:
The Wyoming Legislature should change the Wyoming Community College Statutes to permit Gillette College to become the eighth community college in ... [more]

Job Corps promises starting to sound like a 'bill of goods'

Feb 22, 2012 - Ronald Strauss Riverton:  Editor:
I see where U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi is giving more "assurances" about the Job Corps center. This is all starting to sound pretty lame.
As I recall, the ... [more]

Scout letters brought back nice memory

Feb 21, 2012 - Dave Shane Riverton:  Editor:
I am getting a real kick out of reading the letters from the Eagle Scout candidates. It brings to mind the huge effort my cousin, who was practically ... [more]

Troop leaders highly helpful to young scout

Feb 21, 2012 - Nathaniel Sauer Riverton:  Editor:
I am a Boy Scout working to pass an Eagle requirement for a merit badge. It requires writing a letter to the editor.
In this letter I would like to ... [more]

Cost on trash disposal is a 'royal pain in the neck'

Feb 20, 2012 - Bill Jacobs Missouri Valley:  Editor:
I wish the Fremont County Commissioners could explain the rationale for the waste disposal fee structure at locations where we have paid to have ... [more]

Legislators ought to spare South Pass City from budget cuts

Feb 17, 2012 - Robert Snowden President, Friends of South Pass Buffalo:  Editor:
Recently the joint Joint Appropriations Committee of the Wyoming Legislature is asking all departments of state government to plan for a potential cut ... [more]

Affected residents ''greedy' for a previous quality of life

Feb 16, 2012 - Harold and Shirley Knight Pavillion:  Editor:
After reading in The Ranger about the meeting with Gov. Mead, we feel the need to comment on some of the points made.
Mr. Dolbow stated that only ... [more]

Spend money on street repairs before a community restroom

Feb 15, 2012 - Ray Hinkle Riverton:  Editor:
This is an open letter to Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness and the Riverton City Council:
In reference to the city building a community restroom facility ... [more]

Scout appreciates reading about community news

Feb 14, 2012 - Colt Connelly Riverton:  Editor:
I am working on my Eagle Scout project. I would like to convey my thanks for your continual support of what happens in Riverton and the surrounding ... [more]

Rich don't need 'looking out for' by Legislature

Feb 14, 2012 - Phil Rossen Riverton:  Editor:
Now that the Wyoming Legislature is starting up again and setting to work on the next state budget, I wish everyone would watch very closely when they ... [more]

Bill in Congress shows all the compassion for Mr. Scrooge

Feb 13, 2012 - Mike Lieberman Riverton:  Editor:
The belief that the difference between the two major parties is one of fiscal conservatism as opposed to tax and spend is far from reality. There are ... [more]

Government should not try to mix oil and water in law

Feb 10, 2012 - By Gene Gustin Kinnear:  Editor:
I read the front page article "Reservation Police Could be Helped by New Bill" of Jan. 19 in dumbstruck awe and feel compelled to offer ... [more]

Eagle Scout candidate has plan to assist food drive

Feb 9, 2012 - By Thomas Beasley, Riverton:  Editor:
I am currently working on putting an Eagle project together for Boy Scouts. I have put a lot of thought into what I should do for it.
I was thinking ... [more]

Ice cream important in decision of future voter

Feb 9, 2012 - By Ashli Jones, Riverton:  Editor:
I am a second-grader at Ashgrove School. Mitt Romney is in the lead for being president. I would vote for President Obama because he is a nice man. ... [more]

Story on power rates 'didn't make sense'

Feb 9, 2012 - By William Griles, Riverton:  Editor:
The story about how Wyoming has the lowest electric utility rates in the nation on average doesn't make sense to me. I know at my place the cost of ... [more]

Why special treatment for some in the tribe?

Feb 8, 2012 - Bernadette F. Brown, Lander:  Editor:
I am an enrolled member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe. I am writing this letter out of curiosity.
How can tribal leaders writer letters to the judge ... [more]

Big centers have nothing on local care

Feb 7, 2012 - Valerie Leffe, Riverton:  Editor:
I recently found myself in the unenviable position of needing "surprise" surgery. I would like to let you know about the care I received. It was ... [more]

'Tough times' make program cuts an easier job for officials

Feb 6, 2012 - Pam Luerta Lander:  Editor:
I found the Jan. 22 editorial stimulating. It brought up a point that I have thought about as well, which is that elected politicians really seem to ... [more]

Team represented city well at We the People

Feb 3, 2012 - Jan Stalcup, Cheyenne:  Editor:
We took the opportunity to spend a few hours at the State Capital on Monday, Jan. 23, to observe the We the People state finals competition by ... [more]

Earned Income Tax Credit a vital contributor to county's eco

Feb 2, 2012 - By Valerie Schoneberger, Lander:  Editor:
In 2010, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) poured more than $7.3 million into the local economy. In Fremont County, the average credit was just ... [more]

Business not the only factor in decisions made by city

Feb 1, 2012 - By Deborah Craig, Riverton:  Editor:
Why does every decision have to be reduced to what is best for business? The talk about the gas fracking in Pavillion, or the alcohol permits in ... [more]

Cowboy license plate on its way to pupil in Iowa school

Jan 31, 2012 - Bob Funk, Riverton:  Editor:
I was touched by the letter from the elementary pupil in Iowa who wanted Wyoming information for a school project. That used to be a big thing in ... [more]