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EPA ruling throws legal landowners 'under the bus'

Jan 15, 2014 - Janet Conover, Pavillion:  Editor:
The following is from a letter I wrote to the Fremont County Sherif's Department:
"I respectfully request an increased number of patrols and wellness ... [more]

Lower legal drinking age to 18

Jan 14, 2014 - Lena Wammer, Riverton:  Editor:
At the age of 18 we are being considered as adults. Being able to vote, go to war, purchase tobacco, get married, adopt a child, sign legal documents ... [more]

Pathologist in Fremont County is a good idea, but 'think big'

Jan 13, 2014 - Michael Heninger, M.D., Atlanta, Ga.:  Editor:
I heard about your newspaper's coverage on doing autopsies in your own home town. Very interesting.
I grew up in Cache Valley Utah and still return ... [more]

Caring cancer advocate missed in community

Jan 9, 2014 - Teresa Engstrom, Riverton:  Editor:
I have lived in Riverton for more than 40 years. I have seen wonderful things happen in our community that I am very thankful for.
One of those ... [more]

EPA action on rez 'is unlawful'

Jan 8, 2014 - Matthew H. Mead, Governor, Cheyenne:  Editor:
The Environmental Protection Agency's administrative action expanding the Wind River Indian Reservation raises many questions. Here are a few of ... [more]

EPA ruling a 'power grab,' pure and simple

Jan 7, 2014 - Bill Bzedalyk, Riverton:  Editor:
I do not believe the Washington lawyer called the "spokesman" for the Wind River reservation tribes, and nobody else should believe him either. Air ... [more]

People of Wyoming deserve answers on lengthy probe of superintendent

Jan 6, 2014 - Cindy Hill, Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction:  Editor:
Below is an open letter I have sent to all members of the Wyoming Legislature:

Dear Legislator,
A question I often am asked is "How are things ... [more]

Decision to release Drennen from prison was 'outrageous'

Jan 3, 2014 - Dennis Quinfeldt, Riverton:  Editor:
I simply could not believe my eyes when I saw that the Fremont County attorney was going to let Gabriel Drennen walk free. This man was convicted of ... [more]

Nutrition program actions insensitive to community

Jan 2, 2014 - Teresa Hanway, Arapahoe:  Editor:
The Cent$ible Nutrition Program, under the auspices of the University of Wyoming, is undergoing turbulent times.
A petition is being circulated ... [more]

Tribes' push on air quality has nothing to do with air quality

Dec 30, 2013 - Pam Noriega, Riverton:  Editor:
Mr. Breight, well said (letter to the editor Sunday, Dec. 15).
The EPA ruling letting the tribes monitor air quality has nothing to do with air ... [more]

Look hard at all members of the Legislature, and consider a change

Dec 27, 2013 - Ed Thomas, Kinnear:  Editor's note: The published version of this letter included an inadvertent error that affected the meaning of one sentence. The proper version is published ... [more]

Goal still is to turn vacant lot over to a better use

Dec 26, 2013 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
The recent letter to the editor by Mr. Harvey Burke headlined "Is vacant lot in downtown Riverton going to be a junkyard?" Is prompting this ... [more]

Christmas verse from 1959

Dec 24, 2013 - 'Cy Cology':  Editor's note: The following letter, in poetic form, was published in The Ranger during the Christmas season of 1959. The writer was identified only as "Cy ... [more]

EPA ruling on reservation 'is unlawful' and 'cannot be honored by the state'

Dec 22, 2013 - Matthew H. Mead, Governor, Cheyenne:  Editor:
The Environmental Protection Agency's administrative action expanding the Wind River Indian Reservation raises many questions. Here are a few of ... [more]

Congress should consider impeaching the president

Dec 20, 2013 - Gloria Gregory, Riverton:  Editor:
I am not a Democrat. I am not a Republican. I am a registered Independent and have voted in every election I was eligible for more than 50 years. It ... [more]

Most people probably would not mind a higher tax on beer

Dec 19, 2013 - Trey Landsdoun, Riverton:  Editor:
The Riverton mayor wants the state to raise the tax on beer. I think this would be all right with most people. I would guess that most people who buy ... [more]

Hill: Wyoming's citizens deserve answers on costly state investigation

Dec 18, 2013 - Cindy Hill, Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction:  Editor:
On I sent the following letter to the members of the Wyoming Legislature regarding the work of the Select Investigative Committee:
Dear ... [more]

Turn vacant lot downtown into paid parking for businesses

Dec 18, 2013 - Mike Jorgus, Riverton:  Editor:
I have a suggestion for using the vacant lot at Fifth and Main in downtown Riverton that the City of Riverton owns if nothing is going to be built ... [more]

Funding for more public transportation 'very unlikely'

Dec 17, 2013 - Diane Watley, Riverton:  Editor:
I read the letter from the young man I take to be an exchange student of some kind from Germany. He talked about having more public transportation. ... [more]

Take EPA's ruling on reservation to court immediately and 'fight it out'

Dec 16, 2013 - Donald K. Breight, Riverton:  Editor:
The EPA now says Riverton is part of the Indian reservation, eh? Who the heck is the EPA to decide that? Take this to court immediately and fight it ... [more]

On a plane, you could 'never get away' from a cell phone call

Dec 13, 2013 - Kathy Ruskoff. Riverton:  Editor:
I don't know if I am glad or sad that the airlines might let passengers use cell phones on board. But if you fly from Riverton on the 19-seat plane it ... [more]

Governor's 'trust' issues with feds ironic considering what he did to the state education

Dec 12, 2013 - Ed Thomas, Kinnear:  Editor:
Recently the governor of Wyoming chose not to accept an expanded Medicaid or to do anything to set up an insurance exchange because he didn't trust ... [more]

Expanded public transportation would be good for the city

Dec 10, 2013 - Rouven Hoelzein, Riverton:  Editor:
Riverton needs some more public transportation. I think that increased public transportation in the form of a larger bus line with more service would ... [more]

Here's why Udens' remains should be raised from lake

Dec 9, 2013 - Tracy Morrin, Riverton:  Editor:
In response to the letter from Erica Beckett, I was a dear friend of Claire Martin, the mother and grandmother of Virginia Uden and her sons, for more ... [more]

CREG's main role is providing cover for Wyoming legislators

Dec 6, 2013 - Jacob C. Grimes, Riverton:  Editor:
Concerning how the state bases its revenue forecast, I agree with the editorial that the CREG group underestimates it year after year. It's ... [more]

'Do not be caught off guard' by plaintive letters from inmates

Dec 5, 2013 - Brenda Lutz, Riverton:  Editor:
I saw in The Ranger a letter to the editor from a Charles Kolb of Bessemer, Ala. He said he was a former Riverton resident but now a prisoner in a ... [more]

In his old age, Uden decided to trade knowledge for lifelong care and protection at state'

Dec 2, 2013 - Harold Goodell, Dubois:  Editor,
Never have the local newspapers published such a sickening or barbaric act as earlier this month in reporting the details of the Uden triple murders. ... [more]

Is the vacant lot in downtown Riverton going to be a junkyard?

Nov 29, 2013 - Harvey Burke, Riverton:  Editor:
So the city is going to do more testing of the dirt in the downtown vacant lot that it owns and has done nothing with other than an insincere attempt ... [more]

Sternberg made good impression during 'meet and greet' encounter

Nov 27, 2013 - Barb Glundenning, Casper:  Editor:
I have been hearing about the departure from the University of Wyoming by the new president, Bob Sternberg. We were eating at a restaurant in Riverton ... [more]

Enact laws to protect the right to different ideas, opinions

Nov 26, 2013 - Tim Schroeder, Riverton:  Editor:
In recent observation, I have noticed that the general public does not fully understand what the word "normal" means.
Normal and/or normality in ... [more]