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Lincoln School demolition seems 'fiscally irresponsible'

Apr 18, 2013 - Phil and Marilyn Lavoie, Riverton:  Editor:
In reference to your editorial on the Lincoln School demolition in Friday's paper. We couldn't agree with you more.
Firstly we believe that it is ... [more]

Letter writer's 'rant' not based on facts

Apr 17, 2013 - Douglas Drachner, Riverton:  Editor:
Don't people who write letters to the editor have any responsibility for getting things correct? In her rant on March 27, Mary Sue Shoup says the ... [more]

Judge in Holmes case needs to do his job properly

Apr 16, 2013 - William Borwegen, Riverton:  Editor:
In your newspaper on Tuesday, April 2, on page 2, there was an article about the prosecutors asking for the death penalty for killer James ... [more]

Inmates would benefit from AA and NA sessions

Apr 13, 2013 - Robert Joseph Sanistevan, Lander:  Editor:
I am writing this letter in regard to the unavailability of programs and AA/NA meetings at the Fremont County Detention Center.
Not only do inmates ... [more]

Better service is what's needed at Riverton Regional Airport

Apr 12, 2013 - Kelly Brost, Riverton:  Editor:
Marketing is not the problem with the Great Lakes Airlines and Riverton Regional Airport. It is the quality and reliability of the service. Over the ... [more]

Occupational therapy is well- deserving of recognition month

Apr 11, 2013 - Ginny Holcomb, Riverton:  Editor:
April is National Occupational Therapy Month, and I would like to take this opportunity to talk about what has, for me, been an amazing career. ... [more]

Basketball season was one both to enjoy and remember

Apr 10, 2013 - Helen Potts, Riverton:  Editor:
Do you agree we should take a last closing look at the remarkable successful basketball season?
From the first tossup to the final hoop, locals fans ... [more]

We parents aren't alone

Apr 9, 2013 - Marlene Channing, Riverton:  Editor:
I thank Mr. Peck for writing from time to time about being a parent, which he did on March 19 for his son's 20th birthday. I can remember one years ... [more]

Exciting year ahead at South Pass City site

Apr 7, 2013 - By Bob Snowden, Joe Ellis:  Editor:
We extend an invitation to join the Friends of the South Pass and help us support South Pass City State Historic Site.
The Friends of South Pass is a ... [more]

Heritage Center will endure after 'Trapper Jake'

Apr 5, 2013 - Lew Diehl, Riverton:  Editor:
Thanks to the many people who have shown your concern and best wishes during the loss of "Trapper Jake" Korell. His loss was a great blow to us all ... [more]

Writer's 'paranoia' short on facts and specifics

Apr 4, 2013 - Daniel Talley, Riverton:  Editor:
On Wednesday, March 27, The Ranger printed a letter to the editor by Mary Sue Shoup titled "U.S. being 'shafted' out of its money." In the letter, Ms. ... [more]

Please keep trees among the options for North Federal

Apr 3, 2013 - Nance Shelsta, Riverton:  Editor:
I was disappointed to read that trees were left out of the North Federal reconstruction project in Riverton.
Trees would add some natural beauty to ... [more]

Get bike trails in shape by summer

Apr 2, 2013 - Barry Schwartz, Riverton:  Editor:
Want to get Fremont County from being rated the most unhealthy county in the state?
Want more tourism dollars spent in our county?
Want a safe place ... [more]

Driver's license system is broken and must be fixed

Mar 31, 2013 - Michael Gard, Riverton:  Editor:
I just returned from the experience of renewing my driver license. I received a letter in January informing me that I was due to renew, which a very ... [more]

First order of business for 1 percent money: potholes

Mar 29, 2013 - Jim Calyer, Riverton:  Editor:
Here is my advice on the first order of business in spending money from the 1 percent sales tax when it kicks in next month.
One word: potholes. ... [more]

GPS is no replacement for your brain, eyes and common sense

Mar 28, 2013 - Joe Lorenz, Riverton:  Editor:
Who could be so gullible to use a GPS to drive up on Blondie Pass and get stuck? Some college kids from Powell did it, so I guess that answers that ... [more]

U.S. being 'shafted' out of its money

Mar 27, 2013 - Mary Sue Shoup, Riverton:  Editor:
I was reading the other day on how Texas is wanting to pass a new law about requiring immigrants or illegals to have certification of their ... [more]

Good to see column on funny police calls again

Mar 27, 2013 - Barbara Kyle, Riverton:  Editor:
It was so fun to see the piece written by Katie Roenigk about all the funny police calls. I think a lot of people used to enjoy when Sgt. Ringer of ... [more]

Consider a rec center on Major land instead of a justice center

Mar 26, 2013 - Stephanie S. Reed-Tippets, Riverton:  Editor:
I am writing this letter to propose putting a rec center and a convention center on the property on Major Ave.I feel that the land should be for ... [more]

Don't be too quick to endorse gun rules from other countries

Mar 25, 2013 - Dennis Koppenhafer, Shoshoni:  Editor:
Ellen Dudley of Dubois wrote saying that we need to adopt gun control measures like those in other countries, specifically the U.K, and Australia. She ... [more]

Gillette game 'can never be taken away' from Wolverines

Mar 22, 2013 - Felicia Mallore Denver:  Editor:
I was in Casper on March 15 and watched the Riverton Wolverines play the Gillette Camels for the semifinals in the Class 4-A state basketball ... [more]

Column was funny, but loose pets are no laughing matter

Mar 21, 2013 - Vonda Huish, Riverton:  Editor:
I laughed at Clair McFarland's article "Thanks to the mean dogs." However, it really is no laughing matter. The loose dog and cat problem ... [more]

More needs to be done at Honor Farm intersection

Mar 20, 2013 - Charla Dodge, Riverton:  Editor:
The Honor Farm intersection is a major issue that needs to be addressed properly.
A dear friend of mine recently was injured severely there. Another ... [more]

People who need Medicaid and Medicare ought to get it

Mar 15, 2013 - Dan Wimp, Riverton:  If people need Medicaid, then let them get it.
We pay for Medicaid and Medicare. Give it to the people that need it.
We pay for these things one way or the ... [more]

Many thanks from the Class 4-A state-runnerup RHS basketball

Mar 14, 2013 - Riverton High School boys basketball team and coaches:  Editor:
The Riverton boys basketball team would like to publicly thank Aric Hageman, the RHS band, and all of the RHS students and staff for making the long ... [more]

Let's find gun laws everyone can live with

Mar 14, 2013 - Ellen Dudley, Dubois:  Editor:
I am a hunter and gun owner who is concerned about gun laws.
When I lived in Kenya, laws there required gun owners to submit to background checks ... [more]

Korell cherished the outdoors, children, teaching and family

Mar 13, 2013 - Lew Diehl, Riverton:  Editor:
Jake Korell was a modern-day mountain man.
Jake learned to trap moles for rancher at about the age of 7. He graduated to skunks at the age of 9. ... [more]

SF 104 silences voters, erodes constitution

Mar 13, 2013 - Parker Jackson, Lyman:  Editor:
Voters across Wyoming have been silenced. Your vote doesn�t matter. At least, that�s what they want you to think.
�Since the 2010 election, ... [more]

Procedue for choosing new pope no more odd than the Electora

Mar 12, 2013 - Leah Patrous, Riverton:  Editor:
I have been watching the process and all the various developments on choosing the new Catholic pope, and I saw some commentators on TV making fun of ... [more]

Enforce existing speed limit before lowering it

Mar 8, 2013 - Clyde Johnson, Riverton:  Editor:
This letter is written in response the the letter about changing the speed limit north of Riverton on Highway 789 near the Honor Farm Road ... [more]

North Federal plans aren't necessarily ideal, but they are reasonable

Mar 7, 2013 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
Wow. What a night we had at the city council meeting Feb. If you missed it, you missed a real show. We had chicken shirts, chicken neckties, and ... [more]

There are some good places to start with federal funding cuts

Mar 6, 2013 - Mary Sue Shoup, Riverton:  Editor:
After reading about this upcoming "cut" we are all going to be experiencing, I have a few good ideas where to start with some excellent cuts.
1. The ... [more]

Major land was sold with the understanding that it would be new fairgrounds

Mar 1, 2013 - Margaret N. Rogers, Riverton:  Editor:
To Fremont County Commissioners, Riverton City Council, the two Indian tribes, and other citizens:
Your help is needed to make some things happen ... [more]

Listening session in city was helpful to senator

Feb 28, 2013 - U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, Washington, D.C.:  Editor:
Last week, Diana and I travelled more than 2,000 miles across Wyoming. We held "collecting common sense for Washington from Wyoming" listening ... [more]

Higher postal price doesn't go well with service cutback

Feb 27, 2013 - Kay Carlisle, Riverton:  Editor:
I, for one, will not miss Saturday mail delivery at my house all that much. I can wait until Monday. But what I don't like is that they cut services ... [more]

40 percent figure on background checks in gun sales inaccurate

Feb 27, 2013 - Lowell Ray Anderson, Cody:  Editor:
A recent letter to the editor in The Ranger states, "40 percent of current sales don't havebackground checks."
What President Obama said was:
"But ... [more]

Government should pay to train tribes in eagle feather practices

Feb 24, 2013 - Diana Mitchell, Riverton:  Editor:
On 2005, I wrote a letter about an Arapaho who wanted an eagle for ceremonial purposes. I agreed that the person should have an eagle for ceremonial ... [more]

Life Resource Center's value is unmatched in Wyoming

Feb 22, 2013 - Dan Brossman, Lander:  Editor:
I'm writing concerning the Wyoming Life Resource Center (State Training School) in Lander. While I worked there as its first full time chaplain for 10 ... [more]

Call to mayor got quick results

Feb 21, 2013 - Barbara Williams, Riverton:  Editor:
Thanks, mayor, for getting the job done the same day I called you.
I had called the city several times to clean the ice out of the dip and Fifth and ... [more]

Cindy Hill already has one vote sewn up for governor

Feb 21, 2013 - Marcell Hartwick, Riverton:  Editor:
People are talking about whether State Superintendent Cindy Hill was too early to announce she was running for governor next year. I am glad she did, ... [more]