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'Who really cares' about what Russia is doing in Crimea?

Mar 20, 2014 - Scott Clement, Riverton:  Editor:
Regarding Ukraine, Crimea and the Soviet Union ... I mean, Russia, who really cares? The U.S. isn't going to do anything about it. It's not like ... [more]

Volunteer fire departments can provide their personnel with everything they need but time

Mar 19, 2014 - Craig Haslam, District chief:  Editor:
The current volunteer firefighter situation in Fremont County is one that we are all concerned about. And Jerri Robinson's statements and concerns in ... [more]

New museums boss needs to get Riverton Museum back on its feet fast

Mar 18, 2014 - Eileen Way, Riverton:  Editor:
I did not like the idea of hiring one museum director for the whole county, but now that is done. Time to move on. I do think they hired a good man ... [more]

Wind River tribes 'own Riverton'

Mar 17, 2014 - Steve Willow, Ethete:  Editor:
The Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone tribes and nations own Riverton. The EPA ruling is backed by the Department of the Interior and Department ... [more]

Would our men answer the call today if it were sounded?

Mar 14, 2014 - Mary Sue Shoup, Riverton:  Editor:
My father was the last Pearl Harbor survivor here in Riverton, so I had a close relationship to the actual events.
We took my father back to Pearl ... [more]

Language is clear; Riverton townsite was removed from the reservation, with no lease

Mar 13, 2014 - Tess Piercy, Riverton:  Editor:
The recent letter to the editor about a lease of the Riverton tons requires a factual response.
Apparently, there are area residents who continue to ... [more]

Hope 'common sense' prevails in EPA matter

Mar 11, 2014 - Dick Tolland, Riverton:  Editor:
I thank our former county commissioner Dennis Heckart for his letter to the editor straightening out the record on how ex-Mayor Vincent handled the ... [more]

Will Hill's attackers 'circumvent the law'?

Mar 10, 2014 - Charles Goodman, Riverton:  Editor:
I was tremendously pleased to see that the Wyoming Supreme Court ruled Senate File 104, the bill removing State Superintendent Cindy Hill from power, ... [more]

Court says quit wasting time on Cindy Hill

Mar 7, 2014 - Margaret Tueller, Afton:  Editor:
I can't let the latest development in the SF104 saga pass by without comment. I feel like shouting "Hurrah for 'We the People.' Hurrah for the ... [more]

Fair Tax Act would be a great improvement in this country

Mar 6, 2014 - Michael Gard, Riverton:  Editor:
I am writing to ask voters of Fremont County to educate themselves about the Fair Tax Bill HR 25 that needs to be debated and voted on in the U.S. ... [more]

Shortage of volunteer firefighters a growing crisis

Mar 5, 2014 - Jerri Robinson, Kinnear:  Editor:
It is a sad day in our community. Another long-standing tradition has gone by the wayside. The Morton-Kinnear annual fireman's pancake supper, an ... [more]

If Riverton is to be part of new reservation state, will governing council expand?

Mar 4, 2014 - Michael Anderson, Riverton:  Editor:
I have been closely following the discussions concerning the recent EPA ruling which determined the inclusion of Riverton within the Wind River Indian ... [more]

County's museums 'sure need something'

Mar 3, 2014 - Marlene Stefanson, Lander:  Editor:
I was disappointed to read about the "central museum director" position again for the county museums. I was hoping it might have gone away. Still ... [more]

Commission correct to ask county employees to pay more on insurance

Feb 28, 2014 - Randy Learlieb, Riverton:  Editor:
Applause to the Fremont County Commission for requiring more employee financial input to the county's health insurance plan. I don't hold anything ... [more]

Waiting too long for response on Shoshone tribal recall petition

Feb 27, 2014 - Inga Sogope, Helen Grace Ward, Fort Washakie:  Editor:
To all enrolled members of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe 18 years of age and older,
Hauh naruwerah zondt dauvey.
I am writing this letter to inform my ... [more]

Past mayor incorrect on MOU history; positions contradictory

Feb 26, 2014 - Dennis Heckart, Sarasota, Fla.:  Editor:
As a longtime Riverton resident now living in sunny Florida, my heart and roots are still in Wyoming and especially Riverton -- my hometown.
I have ... [more]

Hill: SF104 mistake is easy to fix: quit stalling, restore previous duties

Feb 25, 2014 - Cindy Hill, Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction:  Editor:
The leadership of the Wyoming Legislature is struggling to understand the Wyoming Supreme Court's decision finding SF104 unconstitutional. I have ... [more]

Public defenders often in tough position, deserve appreciation

Feb 24, 2014 - Dany Kurttila, Riverton:  Editor:
I recently read an article in your paper concerning public defenders. It occurred to me that those providing that service have an often thankless, but ... [more]

Don't assume 'the sky is falling' due to EPA order

Feb 21, 2014 - Frank Tanner, Riverton:  Editor:
Bravo, Mayor Warpness and ex-mayor Vincent. It's nice to see that at least a few of our leaders have not fallen prey to the "Chicken Little" theme ... [more]

Readers, please send Wyoming items for student project in Iowa

Feb 20, 2014 - Lauren A., Iowa:  Editor:
Hello. My name is Lauren. I am a fifth-grade student at Harlan Intermediate School in Harlan, Iowa.
We are studying the history and geography of ... [more]

State's 'power grab' from Hill left some ugly scars

Feb 19, 2014 - Carole S. Anderson, Riverton:  Editor:
This power grab in our state government is ugly.
The cannibalistic nature of the governor and state legislature in their treatment of legally-elected ... [more]

If you disapprove of the Hill Bill, then remove those who did it from office

Feb 18, 2014 - Lyle Williams, Evanston:  Editor:
It occurs to me that Wyoming Speaker of the House Tom Lubnau is guilty of many sins, among them bearing false witness. Last session, Speaker Lubnau ... [more]

Legislators who backed SF104 ought to impeach themselves

Feb 17, 2014 - Evelyn Black, Riverton:  Editor:
 The Wyoming Constitution is the supreme governing document of the State of Wyoming. It is the law. Proposed amendments must be approved by a majority ... [more]

Second Amendment rights infringement needs corrected

Feb 14, 2014 - Jack Gordon, Dubois:  Editor:
Who is Steve Barlow? According to a story in the Jan. 18 issue of The Ranger, Mr. Barlow is the Central Wyoming College campus safety director. The ... [more]

Flashing speed sign 'really does help' on West Main

Feb 13, 2014 - Jen Lowry:  Editor:
The other day I was driving on West Main Street, and the sign that shows your speed as you are driving had been put up.
I think this is a very good ... [more]

EPA ruling must be challenged

Feb 12, 2014 - William L. Morgana, Riverton:  Editor:
When I hear people saying "calm down" over the EPA ruling trying to make Riverton part of the Indian reservation, what that says to me is "just sit ... [more]

Need in Wyoming for higher beer tax is real, and it is not going away

Feb 12, 2014 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
This is an open letter to all our elected legislators who are starting the new legislative session. You are going to have the opportunity to do a ... [more]

Lawmakers, consider the worker

Feb 11, 2014 - Bruce Palmer:  Editor:
This week the Wyoming Legislature convenes for a 20-day budget session to hammer out the budget for the next two years. Fortunately, the state is in a ... [more]

Sue Wallis will be missed dearly

Feb 11, 2014 - Steven R. Doyle:  Editor:
Sue Wallis, a state representative from Recluse, passed away last week.  Many in Fremont County had the pleasure of working with her on several issues ... [more]

Now is the time to 'get real' on state beer tax

Feb 7, 2014 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
This is an open letter to all our elected legislators who are getting ready for the upcoming legislative session. You are going to have the ... [more]