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Too much gunfire at schools

Nov 21, 2013 - Dwight Traphagen, Riverton:  Editor:
I was thankful for the letter by Mr. Nyberg, the middle school assistant principal, in response to the earlier one from Mr. Finley that criticized ... [more]

There's a 'laugh a day' from D.C.

Nov 20, 2013 - William Borwegen, Riverton:  Editor:
It has become like going to the circus. There is a laugh a day to keep me occupied.
As I watch television, I see the liar, Clinton, calling the liar, ... [more]

Legacy we are leaving next generations is staggering

Nov 19, 2013 - Michael Dale Smith, Riverton:  Editor:
Since that warm, sun-filled morning in July 1944, the day ol' Doc Kendall delivered me, the sun has risen and sent 25,310 times. The hands on the ... [more]

WLRC must 'get it right this time'

Nov 18, 2013 - Eileen Harnsberger, Lander:  Editor:
As a study of the Wyoming Life Resource Center is made public with recommendations for the Joint Labor, Health and Social Services Interim Committee, ... [more]

Column brought to mind riding train to college in '70 with dad

Nov 15, 2013 - Violet Fleming, Riverton:  Editor:
I have clipped out and saved Steve Peck's column from Oct. 18 about driving with his 20-year-old son to college back east.
When I went to college in ... [more]

Veterans are always held in high regard

Nov 15, 2013 - Mary Sue Shoup, Riverton:  Editor:
With Veterans Day this week, I felt the need to say a special thank-you to all of our veterans, currently serving, those who have served, those who ... [more]

Obama only cares about himself, not the people of the United States

Nov 14, 2013 - Dan Wimp, Riverton:  Editor:
Obama claims he don't know what's going on with government, Congress, senators.
Obama don't care about American people he only cares about himself. ... [more]

Community cleanup effort 'is how it's supposed to be'

Nov 13, 2013 - Max Spencer, Riverton:  Editor:
To all those involved in the recent community cleanup -- the Riverton High School student body, their families and others -- you guys moved about a half ... [more]

Hoping relatives might remember

Nov 12, 2013 - Charles Kolb, Bessemer, Ala.:  Editor:
I was born in Fremont County, and I started grade school there. Not long afterward, my father lost his job, so my parents decided to move to ... [more]

Public employees provide inside look at Obamacare in early stage

Nov 10, 2013 - William Lansfort, Riverton:  Editor:
We in Fremont County and Wyoming are fortunate to have examples of how the "Obamacare" Affordable Care Act is being put in place via county ... [more]

Here's definition of 'sole sovereignty'

Nov 8, 2013 - Steve York, Riverton:  Editor:
In response to Stella Montoya's published letter to you, sovereignty means control over an area or a people and sole sovereignty means it is not ... [more]

Wyoming people not getting full access to health insurance options

Nov 8, 2013 - Jim, Cheri and Jack Fulmer, Jackson:  Editor:
Thanks for the beauty of scenic vistas, open spaces and a high quality of life. Right out of the old cowboy song, "Don't fence me in." Right? Now, ... [more]

School safety practices are neither wasteful nor fearmongering

Nov 7, 2013 - Brent Nyberg, Assistant principal, Riverton Middle School:  Editor:
This letter is written in response to Mr. Finley's Oct. 31 criticism of Riverton Middle School's lockdown practice. As always, we appreciate the ... [more]

Problem with 'drunken vagrants' is not what 'label' we give them

Nov 6, 2013 - Belle Bransky, Riverton:  Editor:
Oh, for heaven's sake, Ron Howard is trying to make a mountain out of a molehill. All right, I apologize for using the term "path rangers" in ... [more]

Halloween in Guantanamo

Nov 5, 2013 - Lawrence Lee Wickstrom, Kinnear:  Editor:
It's Halloween in Guantanamo
And the spooks march their boots to your stall.
You can rattle your chains
But they can rattle your brains
Until you ... [more]

The time for tribal self-reliance is now; commerce is the key

Nov 4, 2013 - Rory J. Robinson, Fort Washakie:  Editor:
On behalf of the Eastern Shoshone Education Department, I wanted to thank Mr. John Enos for his support regarding the Youth Entrepreneurship Project ... [more]

Columnist 'funny and thoughtful'

Nov 1, 2013 - Nancy Deumanelle, Riverton:  Editor:
Here is a quick note to say how much I enjoy reading Clair McFarland's column every other Thursday. I so remember my days as a young mother, but I ... [more]

Schools should not be lock boxes

Oct 31, 2013 - Lance Finley, Riverton:  Editor:
I was talking with my daughter recently and she informed me that Riverton Middle School had a mock lockdown. She then informed me that she was ... [more]

The only way to live is to 'resist, fight evil'

Oct 30, 2013 - Den Schofield, Riverton:  Editor:
I cannot allow Mr. Peck's editorial titled "Everyone felt it" (Friday, Oct. 18,) to slide by without comment.
The attitude of blaming "Congress" for ... [more]

Snow early in season means less spending on snowplows

Oct 29, 2013 - Loren Albert, Riverton:  Editor:
If we are going to get all this snow, I am just as glad that we are getting it now early in the fall/winter period rather than later. When it falls ... [more]

Perhaps Winter Fair has run its course

Oct 27, 2013 - Reed Galenring, Lander:  Editor:
Sorry, but I don't think losing the Wyoming State Winter Fair would be all that important.
I do not want to sound mean, and I do not have anything ... [more]

Be proud of young people who helped after the storm

Oct 25, 2013 - Judith A. Sleath, Riverton:  Editor:
Praises to our Riverton High School students. Thanks to each of you who were at my home and cleaned up all the fallen limbs and branches after the big ... [more]

Writer has an urgent request for definition of a legal term

Oct 24, 2013 - Stella Montoya, Riverton:  Editor:
Of the utmost urgency because time is of the essence, I need help as to who can give me and my brother the legal definition of "soul sovereignty," or ... [more]

Door-to-door peddlers in city ought be licensed by the police

Oct 23, 2013 - Meredith Erman, Riverton:  Editor:
Here is my opinion on sales people who go door to door trying to sell things: Don't permit it to be done at all. If it must be allowed, then make them ... [more]

RHS kids 'worked like beavers' to help after storm

Oct 22, 2013 - Phyllis Gies, Riverton:  Editor:
I want to thank the students of Riverton High School, particularly the class of Mrs. Rivers, for their wonderful community service project.
The ... [more]

If monthly per capita payments aren't workable, try quarterlies

Oct 19, 2013 - Steve Willow, Ethete:  Editor:
Like most tribes, we get our monthly per capita payments from the gaming revenues.
So in our next general council meeting , we can vote on that ... [more]

Labeling other people is never a good thing

Oct 18, 2013 - Ronald E. Howard, Riverton:  Editor:
I don't want to get into a spittin' contest with Belle Bransky through letters to you, so I will make this my last response to this subject.
It ... [more]

Whole truth not being told in case of Morris disappearance

Oct 17, 2013 - Susan M. Ferguson, Gillette:  Editor:
In April, authorities in Lander swore out an arrest warrant for one James Franklin Jagers. They went to the trouble of extradition and then went to ... [more]

Tribe should have a vote on bringing alcohol to reservation

Oct 16, 2013 - Lester Dewey, Newcastle:  Editor:
Bilked, bamboozled and betrayed by our council members. They decide the fate of lives by considering allowing alcohol on the Wind River Indian ... [more]

Editorial did justice to the significance of new H/S Center

Oct 15, 2013 - Peg Minick, Boise, Idaho:  Editor:
Your editorial (Sept. 26: Mixing art ... [more]