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Column on old gym sparked memory of boyhood in Idaho

Randy Tucker's column on the old Shoshoni school gym reminded me of my old gym in Idaho when I was in junior high.
It had been the high school gym ...

It's time to support manufacturing in Wyoming, not raise taxes on it

It is no secret that Wyoming is in the midst of a difficult financial crisis. It seems that every day we open the paper and read about additional ...

In Bebout inquiry, there are still more questions than answers

Last week, Ranger publisher Steven R. Peck, wrote that the complaint filed against Senator Eli Bebout of Riverton "has been cleared, and the matter is ...

Crowheart Library fundrasier was a 'very good party'

We would like to thank the citizens of Crowheart and the celebration committee for the annual fundraising event for the Crowheart Library.
Thank ...

Highway to Yellowstone gate was closed for a good reason

I would like to respond to the complaint from a reader who said closing the road leading to the southern entrance of Yellowstone National Park was not ...

Letter writer 'will never understand' the point county inmate was making

This letter is in response to Kellie Kieran's letter to the editor headlined "Don't do the crime if you can't do the time."
Let me point out clear ...

Lack of minority office holders reflects political party, not race

Recently there was a news story in the Sunday paper noting Wyoming was one of the few states that has never had a non-white office-holder for one of ...

Who wrote opinion piece on 'Clintonless foundation?

In the Friday, Sept. 2 Ranger, on the Opinion page, there was a story headlined "A Clintonless foundation makes sense for the Dem nominee," but no ...

'Why on Earth' would anyone cast a vote for Hillary Clinton?

People people, why on Earth would anyone, ever, vote for treasonous, lying, crooked, deceptive Hillary Clinton?
May God continue to bless the United ...

On Sept. 11, remember that Americans still stand together Editor: Fifteen years ago, Ameri

Fifteen years ago, America showed the world our resolve, strength and commitment to our principles, as we stood together as one nation in the face of ...

Sept. 16 race an opportunity to honor memory of Kyle Johnson

The sixth annual Memory of the 8 Run & Walk, held in honor of the eight University of Wyoming cross country athletes who tragically passed away in an ...

Church council appreciative of local emergency personnel

We, the administrative council of the United Methodist Church, appreciate the services of the Riverton Police Department, Riverton Fire Department, ...

Bomb might not have had the desired effect in Philippines

As a former Riverton resident, I provide the following update from the Philippines: A group, connected with the terrorist Abu Sayyaf, detonated a ...

In agreement that voting by district erodes voter interest

I am in agreement that the districts have cut down on opportunities to vote. I felt the county was better represented when we all could vote on the ...

Consider traffic light or traffic cop at West Main and Major

I can tell you right now, there is going to have to be a new stop light put in at the intersection of West Main Street and Major Avenue.
It is ...

Primary results certified, but it's only halfway through election year

The State Canvassing Board has examined the results of state-level races across Wyoming and reviewed and certified 130 candidates for the General ...

Faster speed limit on I-25 not that significant in travel

It is not a major issue but I disagree with Randy Tucker when he wrote that it is now more than an hour faster by car to Cheyenne because the speed ...

Why was south entrance closed?

I was in the Yellowstone area last week with family when the south entrance to the park was closed because of a forest fire.
I am sure I am not ...

Assisted-living 'care and caring' impressive and much-appreciated

I think all too often organizations hear all the negatives that people perceive, but seldom are they praised for the positives that they display.
I ...

Wiley murder was a scary time

I know this isn't a major local issue, but it is interesting. I was a University of Wyoming student back in the early 1980s when Shelli Wiley was ...


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