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Sale of Antelope Flats parcel marks a major breakthrough

Ensuring Wyoming school trust land generates revenue for education while continuing to maintain Grand Teton National Park has been a decades-long ...

Libraries, museums and public health are vital local services

Fremont County Commissioner Travis Becker, as stated in the Oct.25 Ranger, "snatched the cash reserves those departments were allowed to spend at ...

Accept it: Federal government no longer represents 'the people'

The republic is dead.
No longer does any branch of the federal government represent us, the people. We now live in a capitalist oligarchy. Mourn, ...

Taxpayers should not have had to fund troopers to North Dakota

I read in the Ranger dated Nov. 23 that it will cost $1,800 to get an audit of how much it cost to send Wyoming state troopers to North Dakota. If ...

Election results mark time for economic revitalization

Much of my eight years as Wyoming's sole voice in the House has been spent fending off the disastrous policies of an Obama Administration, including ...

Don't take wild places for granted

I recently had the opportunity to ride the BART from the airport to downtown San Francisco at rush hour.
Commuter rails always force me to ...

Trump will be better for Wyoming than Obama

Let us hope that President-Elect Donald J. Trump will do something quickly to get the coal miners and all of the railroad workers as well as the oil ...

School's music program was 'uplifting and timely'

Recently I had the opportunity to attend the second-grade program at the new Willow Creek Elementary School in Riverton. The new school stands across ...

Red Desert's 'nothing' is everything to Wyoming

I respect the BLM across the state of Wyoming.
The agency, for the most part, is doing remarkable work in managing lands for everyone and everything ...

Trump's HHS choice 'superb'

Chairman Tom Price is a superb choice to lead the Department of Health and Human Services.
I have had the opportunity to work closely with Chairman ...

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Land, air quality should be priorities for state voters

What comes to mind when you think of Denver or Salt Lake City?
Many think of shopping, traffic or sporting events.
Lately, it's difficult not to ...

Wyoming needs to reform some of its rules on corrections

As supporters of Wyoming Corrections Reform, we have 500 new signed email petitions from citizens of Wyoming, specifically, and in general from people ...

Land transfer movement threatens public property

Folks in the West love our public lands, and for many reasons; the ample places to hunt, fish, camp, hike, ride and otherwise enjoy the great outdoors ...

It's vital now more than ever to support small business owners

As we all continue to make adjustments in our daily lives due to the gradual yet major shift in Wyoming's energy and agricultural-based economy, I ...

People protesting about Trump are no better than terrorists

I cannot believe the people that are STILL protesting about Trump being elected! GET OVER IT!
We put up with one of the biggest traitors ever and you ...

November is more than just an election month

As we say farewell to November and the fervor of the election, the focus can now be directed to another important November event that was lost in the ...

Sessions a great pick for U.S. Attorney General

Senator Jeff Sessions would be excellent as the next United States Attorney General.
As a former state attorney general, U.S. attorney and having ...

Take a moment to say 'thanks' to a caregiver

November is National Caregiver's month.
I hope we will all take a moment to recognize and thank the ever-growing group of unsung heroes in Wyoming. ...

Driving over fresh paint is convenient vandalism

I ended up following the road-striping truck both coming and going to downtown Riverton, which was a little annoying. But it was even more annoying to ...


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