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Solving the refugee crisis must begin 'over there'

A refugee is by definition a person that was forced to leave their home country. Which means under normal circumstances,that person would want to ...

Tough fight expected on crop insurance reforms

Crop insurance is an important and necessary component of an effective farm safety net. However, it is a very complex program that will work more ...

Revenue options demand forward-thinking approach

The current budget crisis goes beyond being a spending problem, a revenue problem or a savings problem.
We face the challenge of sustaining the low ...

Jeanne March, Cedar City, Utah

May I just say how much I appreciate the new ice sheet in the bowl at Tonkin Stadium, and I do not even skate.
I was in Riverton for the Christmas ...

Biking advocacy efforts to continue into the new year

It's been a terrific year for Wyoming Pathways and a great year for biking, walking, and trails in Wyoming. As we head into the holiday season, we ...

Citizens were right to get organized and stop re-zone

I am glad that there is a city policy in place that allows for citizens to protests a zoning change like the one that would have put a store into the ...

Apologies to the community, and a vow be a better person

Residents of Fremont County, my name is Jeramie Lewis. I have lived in Fremont County for the last nine years of my life.
I was a family man ...

Fond recollection of seeing Santa arrive on an airplane

I hope everything is good in old Riverton. I was a little kid there when my dad worked heavy equipment in the Gas Hills.
What I remember most about ...

New bison news reminds of a former bison decision

IR00;saw the new piece about bison offered for auction in Thermopolis. It reminded me again of what a mistake we in Fremont County made by not ...

Holiday programs featuring our children 'make the season bright'

It seems like there is a new Christmas-season concert or some type of performance almost every night this time of year. It is wonderful.
We have not ...

Ice scraper made Christmas shopping easier downtown

I say thank you to the City of Riverton for running the scraper across the ice in the gutters downtown. I was Christmas shopping, and it made it all a ...

Healthy Wyoming supports governor in Medicaid expansion effort in state

The Healthy Wyoming Coalition for Medicaid expansion offers its thanks and support to Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead for his efforts to push for Medicaid expansion for ...

Why rezone residential property in town when so many object?

This letter is in reference to how the Riverton City Council is rezoning residential properties to commercial properties even when there are ...

Driving during winter weather hazards is dangerous, deadly

Recent winter storms have caused hazardous road conditions and road closures throughout the state, serving as a reminder just how dangerous driving in ...

Expanding Medicaid as economy worsens is 'the right thing' to do

The governor in Wyoming now says openly that Medicaid needs to be expanded.
The money shortfall from oil and coal means more people are going to be ...

New EPA water regulations a menace to economic security

States already know best how to manage their water and they don't need the Environmental Protection Agency to over-regulate one of Wyoming's most ...

Protect yourself and others against impaired driving in holiday season

The holiday season is the time of the year when drunk and impaired driving accidents are most prevalent.
Drug and alcohol use impair judgment, delay ...

Reminiscing and thinking about happy times makes world better

I enjoyed Betty Starks Case's recent column about childhood Thanksgivings. I look forward every year to the Christmas "tradition" editorials from Mr. ...

No one is trying to force Wyoming to take refugees

I am ashamed that Wyoming, the Equality State settled entirely by immigrants from other states and nations, is joining the paranoia of the hysterical ...

'Land grab' by government is about more than sage grouse

The delisting of the sage grouse as an endangered species was applauded by many in our state. Then, surprise, surprise, it was followed up by the ...


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