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Pay lawmakers to cover expenses, 'so ordinary people have a chance'

I don't really like the idea that legislators can just vote a pay raise for themselves, but they do need to be paid for their expenses, so long as ...

Bring the street repair crew 'right up Main Street'

I see the city truck and men out around town patching up potholes, which is how the 1 percent tax money is being used. I hope they go right up Main ...

Shoshoni shouldn't stop 'law-abiding citizens on minor, inconsequential violations'

This month I took my 84-year-old mother to Riverton to visit the casinos. We left more than a hundred dollars in the casinos and restaurants, then ...

Phone scammer hung up when confronted by simple question

One of the "scammers" mentioned in a letter to the editor called me in January.
He told me (in a heavy foreign accent that I don't think anyone ...

Civil War still has lessons for us

April 12 marks the anniversary of the South's attack on Fort Sumter, which initiated the four-year-long American Civil War. There is a poem called "Is ...

Sunday magazine frequency changes

I was wondering about the American Profile magazine supplement in the Sunday newspaper. It used to be in there every week but now it is there less ...

Advice on safe handling of chicks was worthwhile

I thank you for running the news item about the ...

It's the service, not the name

The other day I read about the idea of ...

Consumer scams are no joke, so beware of three common ones

April Fools' Day is over, but the perpetrators of scams and fraud pull pranks every day of the year. This means people of all ages need to be vigilant about ...

Column on keeping older names alive made good point for families

I thank Betty Starks Case for her thoughts on ...

Senior center breakfast is one of 'best-kept secrets' in town

Tired of grabbing a stale donut or granola bar as you go out the door in the morning? Can't face another bowl of cold cereal? So many in our community ...

Public official ought to 'take a stand for people'

You made a good point March 23 about access to government paperwork that is public property. What gives some clerk somewhere the right to charge a ...

Urbigkeit coverage welcomed

I write in appreciation of the thoughtful treatment given by your newspaper to the memory and legacy of Ralph Urbigkeit.
I did not know Mr. Urbigkeit ...

No reason to get upset about Cowboys losing in tournament

In Wyoming most of us were excited about the Cowboys making the March Madness tournament. But I was surprised at how many people I know were ...

Please re-think city snow removal method so rollouts can get through

The new trash rollouts are ...

Air service better now, but an earlier flight would help

Flying from the Riverton airport is a little better now. We have had to fly four times to Denver since Feb. 1, and every flight was flown and pretty ...

Find alternative to killing bison

It has been reported in the news that they are looking for a way to deal with the buffalo, or bison, that stray away from Yellowstone Park, another ...

State 'needs to get a lot more' out of liaison posts

In response to the ...

Six decades of major change since 1955

Sixty years ago, it was a different world.
It was 1955 in Seattle, Wash. I was 25 years old. I had two marriages plus four years in the service. ...

When new skate park is done, plant grass over the old one

If the new skateboard park comes to pass, I would suggest that the old skateboard park be turned into green grass.
I am not very excited about the ...


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