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Examine ombudsman position again before next city budget

According to your news coverage, the new city "ombudsman," Jane Juve (a previous the city attorney for the council, if some of your readers don't ...

Graduation is once in lifetime; church can be skipped a week

Regarding Mr. Brossman's letter saying Riverton High School graduation interferes with going to church on Sunday, I would simply say that church is a ...

Having two airlines at Riverton Regional is 'nice while it lasts'

I hope Great Lakes Airlines will continue to try and make a go of it from Riverton under the new cooperation with Frontier Airlines on pilots. I think ...

If 'orphaned' oil wells are a worry, imagine abandoned wind turbines

In reading over the annual Mining and Energy Edition of The Ranger, I saw information about 1,000 wind turbines a company wants to build down near ...

In Midwest, glass still is a successful recycling item

In following along with the news about recycling in Fremont County, it surprised me to hear the officials say glass recycling didn't pay off.
In the ...

Three reasons people don't follow rules in Yellowstone

Having read the editorial "Rules for a reason" on June 12, my memories took me back to my family's National Park Service years in Yellowstone, when my ...

Fremont County went through same thing Campbell is experiencing now

I do feel for Gillette and Campbell County in all the job losses there in the coal mines. Thirty-some years ago on Fremont County we were going ...

Who will provide jobs for Wyoming if coal collapses?

I am replying to the story that appeared in your annual Mining and Energy Edition headlined "Barrasso: Coal, other fossil fuels crucial to U.S. ...

Thick vegetation in higher country already a danger

On June 11 and 12 a couple of us went hiking and camping in some areas around Dubois and Whiskey Basin.
I could not believe the amount of tall ...

Flooding has receded, but dangers linger

Fremont County Public Health continues to have water well sampling kits available. If you are concernedabout your private well, we recommendyour ...

Yellowstone visitors aren't in a zoo, so use good sense

I am always amazed at the stupidity of people. Walking up to a bear, a moose, a buffalo, any wild animal and trying to feed or pet them! Come on, ...

Stiffen the enforcement and penalties in national park

I think one way to stop or cut way back on people doing dumb and illegal things in Yellowstone Park is to get tougher with them. The people who ...

CWC gets $25,000 for Paul nursing scholarship

The 4 Lazy F Corp. has donated $25,000 to the Central Wyoming College Foundation's Heather Lynn Paul Nursing Scholarship Fund. The fund has been providing ...

Many visitors to Yellowstone have 'no idea how to act'

Could all this idiotic behavior by people visiting Yellowstone be because so many people live in cities and spend all their time on their phones or ...

Having high school graduation at noon Sunday is discriminatory to churchgoers

To the Riverton High School class of 2016, our family congratulates you for you individual achievements.
But I have a grievance that is shared by ...

Hudson hosts the fourth annual Hudson Daze Festival and Craft Fair this Saturday, June 11.
Community members and visitors gather in the Gold Star Memorial ...

Without 1 percent tax, 'we would be in bad shape'

I agree with Mr. Peck's editorial recently about the 1 percent sales tax. If we did not have this money under our own control, we would be in bad ...

Few candidates seek council seats because job is done by hired staff

It is obvious to me why more people do not file to run for city council. The job of running the city has been give over to hired staff. The ...

Recycling turning out to be a 'waste of time and money'

So after all this time encouraging people to recycle glass, and all the time they spent paying someone to handle "recycled" glass, the county now says ...

Work in canyon made the route safe, and it was enjoyable to watch

I happened to be traveling through Wind River Canyon during the work that was undertaken to stabilize the rock wall in places where rainfall eroded ...


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