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Hope 'common sense' prevails in EPA matter

I thank our former county commissioner Dennis Heckart for his letter to the editor straightening out the record on how ex-Mayor Vincent handled the ...

Will Hill's attackers 'circumvent the law'?

I was tremendously pleased to see that the Wyoming Supreme Court ruled Senate File 104, the bill removing State Superintendent Cindy Hill from power, ...

Court says quit wasting time on Cindy Hill

I can't let the latest development in the SF104 saga pass by without comment. I feel like shouting "Hurrah for 'We the People.'Hurrah for the ...

Fair Tax Act would be a great improvement in this country

I am writing to ask voters of Fremont County to educate themselves about the Fair Tax Bill HR 25 that needs to be debated and voted on in the U.S. ...

Shortage of volunteer firefighters a growing crisis

It is a sad day in our community. Another long-standing tradition has gone by the wayside. The Morton-Kinnear annual fireman's pancake supper, an ...

If Riverton is to be part of new reservation state, will governing council expand?

I have been closely following the discussions concerning the recent EPA ruling which determined the inclusion of Riverton within the Wind River Indian ...

County's museums 'sure need something'

I was disappointed to read about the "central museum director" position again for the county museums. I was hoping it might have gone away. Still ...

Commission correct to ask county employees to pay more on insurance

Applause to the Fremont County Commission for requiring more employee financial input to the county's health insurance plan. I don't hold anything ...

Waiting too long for response on Shoshone tribal recall petition

To all enrolled members of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe 18 years of age and older,
Hauh naruwerah zondt dauvey.
I am writing this letter to inform my ...

Past mayor incorrect on MOU history; positions contradictory

As a longtime Riverton resident now living in sunny Florida, my heart and roots are still in Wyoming and especially Riverton --my hometown.
I have ...

Hill: SF104 mistake is easy to fix: quit stalling, restore previous duties

The leadership of the Wyoming Legislature is struggling to understand the Wyoming Supreme Court's decision finding SF104 unconstitutional. I have ...

Public defenders often in tough position, deserve appreciation

I recently read an article in your paper concerning public defenders. It occurred to me that those providing that service have an often thankless, but ...

Don't assume 'the sky is falling' due to EPA order

Bravo, Mayor Warpness and ex-mayor Vincent. It's nice to see that at least a few of our leaders have not fallen prey to the "Chicken Little" theme ...

Readers, please send Wyoming items for student project in Iowa

Hello. My name is Lauren. I am a fifth-grade student at Harlan Intermediate School in Harlan, Iowa.
We are studying the history and geography of ...

State's 'power grab' from Hill left some ugly scars

This power grab in our state government is ugly.
The cannibalistic nature of the governor and state legislature in their treatment of legally-elected ...

If you disapprove of the Hill Bill, then remove those who did it from office

It occurs to me that Wyoming Speaker of the House Tom Lubnau is guilty of many sins, among them bearing false witness. Last session, Speaker Lubnau ...

Legislators who backed SF104 ought to impeach themselves

The Wyoming Constitution is the supreme governing document of the State of Wyoming. It is the law.Proposed amendments must be approved by a majority ...

Second Amendment rights infringement needs corrected

Who is Steve Barlow? According to a story in the Jan. 18 issue of The Ranger, Mr. Barlow is the Central Wyoming College campus safety director. The ...

Flashing speed sign 'really does help' on West Main

The other day I was driving on West Main Street, and the sign that shows your speed as you are driving had been put up.
I think this is a very good ...

EPA ruling must be challenged

When I hear people saying "calm down" over the EPA ruling trying to make Riverton part of the Indian reservation, what that says to me is "just sit ...


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