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Labeling other people is never a good thing

Oct 18, 2013 - Ronald E. Howard, Riverton:  Editor:
I don't want to get into a spittin' contest with Belle Bransky through letters to you, so I will make this my last response to this subject.
It ... [more]

Whole truth not being told in case of Morris disappearance

Oct 17, 2013 - Susan M. Ferguson, Gillette:  Editor:
In April, authorities in Lander swore out an arrest warrant for one James Franklin Jagers. They went to the trouble of extradition and then went to ... [more]

Tribe should have a vote on bringing alcohol to reservation

Oct 16, 2013 - Lester Dewey, Newcastle:  Editor:
Bilked, bamboozled and betrayed by our council members. They decide the fate of lives by considering allowing alcohol on the Wind River Indian ... [more]

Editorial did justice to the significance of new H/S Center

Oct 15, 2013 - Peg Minick, Boise, Idaho:  Editor:
Your editorial (Sept. 26: Mixing art ... [more]

Of course Common Core is political, and for good reason

Oct 13, 2013 - Judy Helmick, Dubois:  Editor:
Oct. 8 was a morning ringing with anticipation and hope. The concerned citizens of Wyoming were finally granted their own special spot on the agenda ... [more]

Unfair to brand complaint about Rails to Trails pathway as racist

Oct 11, 2013 - Belle Bransky, Riverton:  Editor:
I was offended strongly by the letter to the editor from Mr. Ron Howard who decided to all but brand me as a racist because I used the words "path ... [more]

Fed up with trash freeloaders in receptacles paid for by others

Oct 10, 2013 - Char McKenzie, Riverton:  Editor:
Sunday at about 2 p.m. is a good time for the small, gray Chevrolet pickup (it sounds like a road grader) 10 County plates, white female driver, age ... [more]

Break in the Uden case is 'nothing short of incredible'

Oct 9, 2013 - Virginia Alveda, Riverton:  Editor:
The break in the Uden disappearance is nothing short of incredible to me. I remember so well when that all happened.
It was a very famous case in ... [more]

Doctor shortage a problem already and will get worse

Oct 8, 2013 - Lynette McIntyre, Riverton:  Editor:
I believe that we have a very serious problem in Fremont County concerning individuals getting into see a physician. With several doctors now absent ... [more]

Entrepreneur course was useful to young generation

Oct 6, 2013 - John Enos, Fort Washakie:  Editor:
This is a letter of recognition to Shoshone Higher Education, Harmony Spoonhunter, Rory Robinson and staff Rosa Burnett and Randy Nagitsy. Through ... [more]

AYP standards under No Child Left Behind are 'astoundingly unrealistic'

Oct 4, 2013 - Charles W. Rodgers, Riverton:  Editor's note: Due to a Ranger error, an unproofed draft of this letter was published mistakenly on Thursday. The correct version, as submitted, is printed ... [more]

No Child Left Behind goals are 'tragically unrealistic'

Oct 3, 2013 - Charles W. Rodgers, Riverton:  Editor:
I want to address the tragically unrealistic goals which have become standards of No Child left behind, the educational mandate under which schools ... [more]

Health/science center 'great,' and there is no better word

Oct 2, 2013 - Lyne Mecklen, Riverton:  Editor:
What a nice, beautiful day it was on Sept. 20 for the dedication of the CWC Health and Science Center.
I am embarrassed now because I didn't even ... [more]

'Path ranger' comment was inappropriate

Oct 1, 2013 - Ronald E. Howard, Riverton:  Editor:
I read the letter from Belle Bransky on Sept. 17 about the so-called 'vagrants' on the Rails to Trails path. As a Native American I was offended by ... [more]

Rain was nice, but more storage upstream would be even better

Sep 28, 2013 - Rich Kinships, Riverton:  Editor:
Yep, this is some great rain we've been having. Too bad it's all running downstream now that the irrigation season is pretty much over.
It's ... [more]

Make things right with loved ones while you can

Sep 25, 2013 - Paul Bell Jr., St. Stephen's:  Editor:
Over the past several years and more recently felt by the families close to those we have lost this year, so far, I pray for those we must lose ... [more]

'Positive feeling' about shelter and how cats are handled there

Sep 24, 2013 - Louise Manor, Riverton:  Editor:
Responding to the letter to the editor from Pat Stevens about the Riverton animal shelter, I can say that anything negative that happened to her with ... [more]

Lesson to all in inmate's change of plans; someone is watching

Sep 15, 2013 - Joy Frauer, Lander:  Editor:
I got a real kick reading about the escaped inmate in Casper who has now been on the loose for two weeks compared to the escape want to be at the ... [more]

Wyoming ought to sign up for Medicare expansion under 'Obamacare' to cover citizens

Sep 13, 2013 - Freida Millsdorn, Riverton:  Editor:
I am hearing again about how Wyoming won't go along with the U.S. government program to expand Medicaid service in each state to help everyone meet ... [more]

Things were different in 'my day,' but that was long ago

Sep 11, 2013 - Todd Rossi, Riverton:  Editor:
I can appreciate both letters to the editor on the state of education in Riverton schools. Mrs. Richmond from the high school jumped to defend her ... [more]

New license rule good if speed limits are enforced

Sep 10, 2013 - Raellen Cloverfeld, Riverton:  This new city rule which says you have to have a driver's license is pretty strange. You had to have a driver's license before anyway, but now the city gets to ... [more]

Don't abolish death penalty; accelerate it to save money

Sep 9, 2013 - John Foster, Rawlins:  Editor:
Recent newspaper articles and letters to the editor discuss the issue of Mark Eaton's death sentence. One letter to the editor was in support of ... [more]

Animal shelter should give cats equal treatment to dogs

Sep 5, 2013 - Pat Stevens, Riverton:  Editor:
I am writing because I want to praise our wonderful animal shelter, or maybe I should call it "dog sanctuary." The shelter doesn't seem to care a bit ... [more]

Farmers markets are amenities to Riverton that make the community a better place

Sep 4, 2013 - Margaret Harless, Riverton:  Editor:
I want to express my appreciation for both the farmers markets -- Wednesday and Saturday.
The fresh, local, delicious and reasonably priced produce is ... [more]

Letter on the state of education missed mark on two points

Sep 3, 2013 - Kristy Richmond, Riverton:  Editor:
There are two specific points that disappoint me most in Mr. Heckart's letter to the editor from Aug. 22. First, his experience with the students of ... [more]

'May truth come forward'

Sep 3, 2013 - Myron Groesbeck, Ethete:  Editor:

Warriors gather in the land of the free.
To camp near the river of the aspen tree.
The first snow on the peaks. A time of change.
Summer has ... [more]

Failures in education begin with parents and expectations

Sep 3, 2013 - John A. Boesch Jr., Riverton:  It is policy not to hold back a student that fails to meet a passing level of proficiency, therefore what is the incentive for the student that is failing to ... [more]

The believing family is the productive family

Aug 30, 2013 - Marian Bellinger, Riverton:  Editor:
The planets have no creative function. Nothing is produced on them. Void means empty. And without form means without function. They are giants in ... [more]

Voters 'made a very good choice' on Health and Science Center

Aug 29, 2013 - Rebecca Flynn, Riverton:  Editor:
On a nice summer evening we drove up to the Central Wyoming College campus and had a look from close-up at the new Health and Science Center up there. ... [more]

Is it too late to save the United States?

Aug 28, 2013 - Bill Johnson, Pinedale:  Editor:
The biggest question facing us today is not, "should I support the Republicans or the Democrats?" but rather, "Do we still have time to save our ... [more]

Hill did a good job, and costly investigations are a waste

Aug 27, 2013 - Lowell Ray Anderson, Cody:  When a change is made in an office, there are some employees who will not like it.  When you take a bureaucracy and change it into a working office, as ... [more]

Problem with students is general 'disregard for respect, discipline'

Aug 22, 2013 - Dennis Heckart, Riverton:  Editor:
Two stories on the front page of the Aug. 14 Rangers caught my eye: "Slide in Riverton PAWS scores reflects statewide trend; causes under study," and ... [more]

Man's life was worth more than a four-month sentence

Aug 21, 2013 - The Whiteplume, Dewey and Crazythunder families:  Editor:
On July 28, 2011, our brother, nephew and grandson, Alvin Lee Talks Different, was hit by a man in a truck and was killed. He lay just outside of ... [more]

Victims didn't get a plea deal

Aug 20, 2013 - Bernard Beatty, Riverton:  Editor:
Well, it looks like the last one of the five people in the "Hudson homicide" case where the two innocent people were killed in their trailer home is ... [more]

Single director for all museums would only add bureaucracy

Aug 19, 2013 - Norma Williamson, Dubois:  Editor:
I would like to comment on a proposal recently discussed at a Fremont County Commission to hire one director to supervise all three county museums. I ... [more]

Happy about Job Corps? Then vote for Sen. Mike Enzi in '14

Aug 16, 2013 - Ken Shandlee, Riverton:  Editor:
Anyone who is happy about the new Job Corps Center coming to Riverton should vote for Mike Enzi for re-election to the Senate.
I have seen Liz ... [more]

Don't wait on a single issue to get motivated for action

Aug 16, 2013 - Bill Johnson, Pinedale:  The biggest question facing us today is not, "should I support the Republicans or the Democrats", but rather "do we still have time to save our country?" In ... [more]

Thanks for Oak Ridge Boys and 'Ozark Mountain Jubilee'

Aug 15, 2013 - Cathy Famgarner, Riverton:  Editor:
I enjoyed the performance by the Oak Ridge Boys at the Fremont County Fair this year more than just about anything I have done in a long time.
For ... [more]

Don't take away fair traditions

Aug 13, 2013 - Donna Dotsing, Riverton:  Editor:
I am in agreement with the lady who wrote about canceling the pie contest at the Fremont County fair this year. A lot of good, old traditions at the ... [more]

Was the pie contest really canceled at county fair?

Aug 11, 2013 - Debbie Friedrich, Riverton:  Editor:
Were my eyes deceiving me, or did I truly read that the Fremont County fair did away with the annual pie contest this year?
You have got to be ... [more]