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'Bad deal for Riverton' if R Recreation funds cut

May 30, 2014 - Heather Trowell, Riverton:  Editor:
I read in the newspaper of the cut in funding for the services the city is supporting. It will be a bad deal for Riverton if they make cuts in R ... [more]

My Health Care: Still gambling without insurance coverage

May 29, 2014 - From staff reports:  Editor:
Few people may have looked forward to 2014 more than I, for the unrolling of the Affordable Care Act. I had been uninsured since divorce in the ... [more]

Episode of the abandoned dog illustrates big problem

May 28, 2014 - Linda Rood, Riverton:  Editor:
This letter is being written to clarify several points raised from my @257;rst letter and to heighten the awareness of the "dumping" of unwanted dogs ... [more]

City suffers from lack of good property maintenance

May 27, 2014 - Don Jones, Riverton:  Editor:
It is true that Riverton is a mess. Alleys are full of Dumpsters without lids, without tree limbs that are cut to fit in the yard waste ... [more]

Does the county think we voters are made of money?

May 26, 2014 - Linda Croteau, Riverton:  Editor:
I say "hell no" to raises for county workers.
We just had rate and fee hikes, and gas has gone up, and we voters have been denied wages that could ... [more]

A family bowling center in Riverton would be successful

May 23, 2014 - John C. Bitterburr, Riverton:  Editor:
We are recent arrivals to the community and look forward to some good fishing in the "golden years." I enjoy reading the local paper (much better than ... [more]

Dog's story touching, but people need help as well

May 22, 2014 - Jenny Lardner, Riverton:  Editor:
I have read the letters to the editor about the abandoned dog on Cooper Road and all the concern that came pouring out of everyone for it. But all I ... [more]

Know the rules if you are supporting a candidate

May 21, 2014 - Julie Freese, Fremont County Clerk, Lander:  Editor:
Election season is upon us, with candidate filing under way. I just wanted to remind everyone that there are some rules regarding the support or ... [more]

Foreign kids had another great year in Riverton

May 20, 2014 - Stacey Peranteaux, Riverton:  Editor:
l would like to publicly thank Riverton High School, the community, and especially our volunteer host families for welcoming foreign exchange students ... [more]

Be ready to assist the airline serving Riverton

May 19, 2014 - Brad Kellinger, Colorado Springs, Colo.:  Editor:
I do not live in Fremont County, but I come there for business several times every year and for fun at least once a summer.
Having Riverton Regional ... [more]

Compassionate family picked up homeless dog on Cooper Road

May 16, 2014 - Angela Rapone, Riverton:  Editor:
This letter is to salute the family who picked up the homeless dog on Cooper Road. In a world that can be quite cold and heartless to our four-footed ... [more]

Why didn't writer help the abandoned dog on roadside?

May 16, 2014 - Ron Howard, Riverton:  Editor:
I have a question for Ms. Rood who witnessed a supposed abandoned dog starving on the side of the road.
Why didn't you just feed the dog? Or take ... [more]

Columnist shared the fun essence of traveling

May 15, 2014 - Barb Rogers, Riverton:  Editor:
l loved Chris Peck's column on his travels in the April 18 Ranger. First, I had to look up the lyrics to "Marrakesh Express" by Crosby, Stills, Nash ... [more]

Help was available from many sources for abandoned dog

May 14, 2014 - Coleen Dunn, Riverton:  Editor:
To Linda Rood, your letter in Sunday's paper about the abandoned little dog was absolutely heartbreaking. But what saddened and angered me even more ... [more]

When you have a house on a hill, you can be asking for real trouble

May 13, 2014 - Al Derrey, Riverton:  Editor:
It has been interesting to read about the hill slide in Jackson that has evacuated the neighborhood and threatened business down below. Some house ... [more]

Abandoned, loyal little dog made heart-wrenching choice

May 12, 2014 - Linda Rood, Riverton:  Editor:
This is an open letter to whoever lost or, probably, dumped a little black-and-tan dog on Cooper Road.
This little dog showed up on Tuesday ... [more]

My Health Care: No big changes so far under Affordable Care Act

May 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  So far our experience with the ACA is nothing has changed. We have insurance through our employers and haven't seen any changes or cost increases.
That being ... [more]

Think carefully before filling out military survey for young people

May 8, 2014 - Misti Bolte, Riverton:  Editor:
To all parents with children between the ages of 16 and 24: My daughter recently received a survey addressed to her, along with $2 in the mail ... [more]

GOP leaders wrong in trying to stifle debate on Mead censure

May 7, 2014 - Troy Mader, Gillette:  Editor:
There was a deliberate, orchestrated attempt by some of the state party leadership to stifle free and open debate on "public censure" at the recent ... [more]

Don't take the contributions of federal workers for granted

May 6, 2014 - Edward E. Chase, Casper:  Editor:
Across the country, and in cities and towns in Wyoming, government employees serve and protect our nation every day.
During Public Service ... [more]

Voters, remember who voted for SF 104 in the Legislature

May 5, 2014 - Gene Olmsted, Powell:  Editor:
Concerning the unconstitutionality of SF 104, which Sen. Hank Coe of Cody was largely responsible for formulating and getting it passed, the ... [more]

'Wake up' and give appearance of Riverton some more thought

May 2, 2014 - Joseph K. Streeter, Riverton:  Editor:
The mayor has made many comments in the past about the beautiful City of Riverton. Maybe he should take a drive through the city and look at all the ... [more]

Tribal election code is crucial and must not be undermined

May 1, 2014 - Dallas Coando, Fort Washakie:  Editor:
I would just like to say thank you to all who voted for me. Unfortunately, I have declined due to health reasons. But, I'd also like to express my ... [more]

Make early morning flight a priority at the airport

Apr 30, 2014 - Donald Scheilick, Riverton:  Editor:
I have always liked flying from Riverton Regional Airport and have no problem with the small airplanes. They fly just like any other plane. But ... [more]

My Health Care: Obamacare with subsidy means coverage possible

Apr 29, 2014 - Lori Jorgensen, Riverton:  Editor:
Regarding "My Health Care," I can say without a doubt that without the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, I would not have health insurance.
I never ... [more]

The EPA border ruling is 'correct,' so please send the back payment for royalties

Apr 28, 2014 - Lane Turner, Riverton:  Editor:
I believe the EPA decision about Riverton and all areas with in 50 miles of the Wind River Indian Reservation to be correct. I also believe that if ... [more]

MY HEALTH CARE: Retirement and ACA timing raised insurance costs

Apr 25, 2014 - From staff reports:  We are a retired couple that were fortunate to be able to keep our group insurance policy from our former employer. Upon retirement, we budgeted to be able to ... [more]

Steps taken now will save millions for solid waste district in next 20 years

Apr 25, 2014 - By Andy Frey, FCSWDD superintendent, Lander:  Editor:
The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District is a complex entity. It operates 21 facilities (landfills, bale stations, recycling centers, and ... [more]

Hill's victory gives 'glimmer of hope' against 'unruly few'

Apr 24, 2014 - Carole J. Boyd, Dubois:  Editor:
Something happened last week that resulted in a huge win for the citizens of Wyoming. The lower court acted on the Wyoming Supreme Court's decision ... [more]

State planning 'property grab' by ordering closure of Thermop pool

Apr 23, 2014 - Save the Teepee Pools, Thermopolis:  Editor:
On Thursday April 10, citizens of Thermopolis found out that the state parks department would be making a property grab. The Tepee Pools in Hot ... [more]