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Christmas is a good time to think about what the U.S. Senate's 'torture report' means

Dec 21, 2014 - Robert Halfley:  Editor:
In thinking about the U.S. Senate "torture report" about how our CIA agents treated people during the Iraq War, I guess I can understand how it ... [more]

Excitement is where you make it

Dec 19, 2014 - Julia Delmeyer, Riverton:  Editor:
I laughed heartily at Steve Peck's column on Riverton being "Excitement City" ( [more]

Picture of big snowfall from 1985 recalled 'quite a winter' for visitor

Dec 18, 2014 - Tracy Overson, Thornton, Colo.:  Editor:
I enjoyed seeing the pictured in "The Way It Was" on Sunday showing the huge pile of snow from the 1985 storm (or storms). I was a teenager then, and ... [more]

In Congress, 'all the games' block immigration changes

Dec 17, 2014 - Lee VanBurge, Riverton:  Editor:
For all those years people in Congress said something needed to be done in immigration, but they never did it because of politics.
So then the ... [more]

Prosecutors should have known woman died from wreck

Dec 16, 2014 - Jeff Capelow, Riverton:  Editor:
Prosecutors say they "weren't aware" that the older lady injured in the wreck at Main and Hill Street had died a week later? Seriously? This is why no ... [more]

Do not treat deer as if they are birds at a feeder

Dec 14, 2014 - Drew Hewshen, Lander:  Editor:
I read the news piece from Cody where they are asking the question whether deer are pests or "four-legged works of art."
The answer to that depends ... [more]

State collects more money than it needs, then wastes it

Dec 12, 2014 - Richard Weber, Story:  Editor:
Dear Gov. Mead,
I regret to say I am selling my dream home and leaving Wyoming because I cannot afford the government rent (property taxes) you (Czar ... [more]

At Christmas time, make things a little easier for the package courier

Dec 11, 2014 - Tim James, Riverton:  Editor:
I am a courier for one of the major delivery companies in the Riverton area. Riverton is growing, and the practice of Internet shopping is growing ... [more]

Lottery might be a sponsor of county fairs

Dec 10, 2014 - Pam Schauman, Riverton:  Editor:
I am as glad as anybody to see that the Wyoming Lottery is going to give money to the state fair and Cheyenne Frontier Days as a "sponsor," but why ... [more]

A 'plunger salute' for a funny column

Dec 9, 2014 - Tammy Norris-Will, Riverton:  Editor:
A plunger salute to Clair McFarland for her column from Nov. 20 on plumbing problems. When in doubt, call Dad.
I really got a kick out of it. (And I ... [more]

Picture of old ski area sparks new curiosity

Dec 7, 2014 - Randall Harrick, Lander:  Editor:
A little while back I saw a picture of something called the Sinks Canyon Ski Area. It looked great. I think the picture was from the 1950s.
My host ... [more]

Lincoln used a lot of executive orders during the Civil War

Dec 5, 2014 - Dennis Vant, Riverton:  Editor:
Regarding the issue of executive orders by presidents, if Abraham Lincoln were president today, he would get boiled alive on TV and the blogs for all ... [more]

Something for local shoppers to remember this time of year

Dec 4, 2014 - Sandra Mullins, Riverton:  Editor:
I enjoy shopping on the Internet, but I also like visiting local stores. It is fun, and it gives a feeling of the Christmas spirit this time of ... [more]

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

Dec 3, 2014 - Mike Gard, Riverton:  Editor:
What is the difference between a convention of states and a constitutional convention?
Constitutional convention: Happens only to create a new ... [more]

South Federal rebuild 'worth the trouble'

Dec 2, 2014 - Kerry Dwight, Riverton:  Editor:
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 ... [more]

Wonderful guide dog could use some antlers for chewing

Nov 30, 2014 - Bob Funk, Riverton:  Editor:
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 ... [more]

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

Nov 28, 2014 - Clarke Van Vleet:  Editor:
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, ... [more]

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

Nov 26, 2014 - Michael A. Gorman, Riverton:  Editor:
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 ... [more]

RHS, Lander also played big game in 1963

Nov 25, 2014 - Edward Blanton, Tempe, Ariz.:  Editor:
Thanks to the newspaper for remembering the 20th anniversary of the Riverton-Lander championship football game. I am old enough to remember the other ... [more]

Kessler departure will be felt

Nov 23, 2014 - Elaine Meena, Riverton:  Editor:
I watched the election outcome with concern, as I know many people did. I am not in the county commission district of Stephanie Kessler, but her ... [more]

Tax volunteer service valuable to low-income people and others

Nov 21, 2014 - Helen Saban, Greybull:  Editor:
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 ... [more]

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

Nov 20, 2014 - Mark Larsen, Riverton:  Editor:
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 ... [more]

Election outcome validates the motto 'live free or die'

Nov 19, 2014 - Robert Orendorff, Riverton:  Editor:
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 ... [more]

Yard cleanup was a surprise and much appreciated

Nov 18, 2014 - Margaret Wempen, Riverton:  Editor:
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 ... [more]

Hard work paid off for talented choir performers from Riverton

Nov 14, 2014 - Phil Lavoie, Riverton:  Editor:
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 ... [more]

Take care to ensure library repairs stand test of time

Nov 13, 2014 - Dave Doherty, Riverton:  Editor:
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 ... [more]

Band represents school and town 'tremendously'

Nov 12, 2014 - Lynette Jameson, Orem, Utah:  Editor:
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 ... [more]

Grandfather helped deceive enemy before D-Day invasion

Nov 11, 2014 - Curtis Belsender, Riverton:  Editor:
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 ... [more]

Listening is a good attribute for our local elected officials

Nov 9, 2014 - Gavin Addams, Lander:  Editor:
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 ... [more]

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

Nov 7, 2014 - Sherry L. Moore, Riverton:  Editor:
The Wyoming Capitol renovation plan includes upgrading the tunnel between the Capitol and the Herschler Building in Cheyenne so there is better access ... [more]