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Sorrow in child's death applies to driver as well

The poor little girl's death in the crosswalk is a terrible, terrible tragedy, very heartbreaking.
I ask everyone to remember that the heartbreak ...

What constitutes animal cruelty in community?

I also have watched the paint horse in the tiny, tiny corral as well for more than six months. He's located in the north pasture on Sunset Drive ...

'Utterly disgusted' with recent outing at Rendezvous Ponds

Recently we took our son fishing at the Rendezvous Ponds, and I want to say how utterly disgusted I was at the ponds and their maintenance.
There ...

Fighting Islamic State is good use of armed forces

It is outrageous what the Islamic State is doing, killing innocent Christians and other people and demolishing historic sites just because they aren't ...

'Ludicrous' to congratulate ourselves for big meth busts

While I do not condone the use of methamphetamine, I think it's ludicrous that law-enforcement is patting itself on the back for all the recent ...

Could cloud seeding be causing this?

Who needs cloud seeding when it rains every day? I am not old-time Wyoming like some people, but I have been in the state for 19 years in one place or ...

Living conditions poor for horse

Am I the only person in this town of 10,000-plus who is disturbed by the living conditions of the horse in the small pen on the slope along Sunset ...

Bad weather a lot for local competitors to deal with

I have never seen such bad weather for our local high school sports this spring. What a lot for these young people to overcome. Now that the state ...

Privatizing county EMS is 'a wild idea'

I hope they don't privatize the county ambulance. I just think service will suffer if they do it. This has been our local county's job for many years, ...

EPA ought to concern itself with more important tribal jurisdictions than Riverton's

Where does it say the EPA has any authority to return lands to the Native Americans? If, in fact, they do, why don't they go after some real ...

Good to see our students getting college chances

It is so good to see the Fremont County students who are signing up to participate in sports teams at college after graduating high school. I enjoy ...

Two columns had valuable views on being sports parents

Two columns in The Ranger made me think. First ...

Expanding cloud seeding could 'improve things around here'

The editorial on cloud seeding made a good point. Yes, expanding cloud seeding to a big enough area to really add to runoff and storage in the lakes ...

Citizens have a role in 1 percent

Another thought here on the City of Riverton planning what is called a "holistic" approach to finding things to fix up with the 1 percent tax money. ...

Pictures of huge Interstate 80 wreck site didn't do it justice

I drove past the big wrecks on Interstate 80 in April in the other lane. I could hardly believe my eyes. No pictures I saw in the news media did it ...

Cowboy poets entertained in Shoshoni

I thoroughly enjoyed the third annual cowboy poet gathering in Shoshoni.
Thanks to the folks who took time out of their busy lives to spend the ...

If oil is still so low, then why is gasoline going up again?

Almost every day in the news they are talking about the lower price of oil and all the impact it is having on the economy.
But I wonder why, if that ...

Good flight experience from Riverton airport in April

I had to fly to Michigan around the end of April, and I took a flight out of Riverton Regional Airport. I had been hearing about all the problems, but ...

Is there a way CWC professors can be paid more?

I did not know until reading in The Ranger recently that high school teachers make more money than some professors at Central Wyoming College. I had ...

Speeding through Shoshoni is not an inconsequential act

I read with interest the letter from William Hjelmstad of Casper that appeared in the April 12 edition regarding his alleged violation of the speed ...


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