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Voting is among our most important rights as citizens

It's primary election day in Wyoming. Voting is one of the most important rights and responsibilities we have as citizens. I encourage people across ...

Concerned for those is harm's way due to fire, and proud of those working to douse it

I have a friend who is running for Fremont County Commissioner who has shared with me that many of the residents of Fremont County do not feel that ...

Domestic violence, sex assault and stalking aren't 'big city' issues; Aug. 24 meeting set

Domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking are not just big city issues. Thousands of people suffer at the hands of their ...

Candidates could meet important voters through senior center visits

Several here at the High Country Senior Citizens Center in Dubois have been expressing the desire to have the candidates who are running in the Aug. ...

Cheney is an outsider who won't represent Wyoming's interests

Liz Cheney is an Easterner, not a Wyomingite.
Her parents moved her east early in life. Every choice she has made since graduating from high school ...

Texas crash not indicative of the way local rally is conducted

I was shocked to see the news about the balloon crash in Texas that killed 16 people. It has been reported since that the pilot had some previous ...

House candidates say nothing new in criticizing the president

The U.S. House of Representatives race in the state this year is a wild one. It's been a rougher process than normal in our state.
I do not see why ...

Generals in politics

Dear Editor:
The 36th annual Riverton Rendezvous balloon rally was an enormous success. Thanks to all of the families, sponsors and volunteers who helped make ...

Carbon problem 'can be solved through science'

One of my favorite things to read about and think about is the Carbon X Prize, where scientists are in a contest to see how excess carbon dioxide can ...

Blue light effort aimed at enhancing police safety

I was driving from Idaho to Lake Tahoe recently and was saddened by all the news involving the police. We could put blue light bulbs on porches or ...

A dozen vehicles passed with no offer of assistance

I don't know what to say to the dozen or so people who passed me by as I walked east on Pavillion Road last week.
The temperature was more than 100 ...

'A lot more speed patrols' would be good on West Main Street

The other day on West Main Street, I saw a Riverton Police Department car that had pulled somebody over for speeding. What a welcome sight that was. ...

Good turnout and good times at Pavillion reunion

A big thank-you to all those who helped organize the reunion of Pavillon High School graduates, spouses and staff.
There were 165 who attended at ...

Close-up access to balloons is 'something wonderful' here

I spent the night in Riverton on July 14 on the way to Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone. On Friday morning we went for an early walk and saw ...

Caregiver law a positive development for the state

Caregivers are an invaluable part of our state. Providing over $680 million in unpaid care and juggling difficult life-work responsibilities are just ...

Make the most of farmers market all summer long

Farmers market season is in full swing now with 53 markets across the state, according to the Wyoming Business Council.
Markets are a good source of local and ...

More mosquito fogging would be a good idea

I agree with the editorial on mosquito spraying. Once you are used to not having them, it is very unpleasant to have to deal with them again.
If ...

Deterioration of Wyoming Life Resource Center is sad to observe

The Wyoming Department of Health, under the guidance of director Tom Forslund and behavioral health manager Chris Newman has been responsible for the ...

Attend Saturday general council

On July 16, Eastern Shoshone Tribal members will, again, be going to General Council for another round of discussion regarding action taken by General ...

Enrollment dips may be due simply to switching schools

In regard to the school enrollments at some schools shrinking down, I think the best way to analyze it is to see how many total students there are at ...


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