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FFA kids performed a 'most generous' service to resident

Oct 24, 2014 - Mona Marshall, Riverton:  Editor:
I had just spent parts of three days working on getting the leaves of my lawn raked and put into bags.
I had 12 bags done and three small piles to ... [more]

Mayor candidate Baker a man of 'uncommon ability'

Oct 23, 2014 - William Peden, Riverton:  Editor:
I am writing to encourage the voters of Riverton to vote for Lars Baker as our mayor.
I have known Lars for nearly 40 years, and he has impressed ... [more]

List of U.S. Supreme Court justices clipped and saved

Oct 22, 2014 - Donna Spencerton, Riverton:  Editor:
This is a small thing, but I did appreciate it when you printed the names of all the U.S. Supreme Court members with their ages, how long they had ... [more]

A question for all the Ebola 'worrywarts'

Oct 21, 2014 - Gail Greenwahl, Riverton:  Editor:
We are in the middle of non-stop talk about Ebola as if it is the new Black Plague. I guess it is important to be prepared for the worst, even in ... [more]

Does writer who bashes coal practice what he preaches?

Oct 19, 2014 - Gloria Gregory, Riverton:  Editor:
In a letter to the editor dated Oct. 10, Don Kesselheim of Lander bashed the production of fossil fuels, including, among others, coal production in ... [more]

'It's obvious' that Baker is best qualified for mayor

Oct 17, 2014 - Barbara Saifer, Riverton:  Editor:
In Riverton's mayor election, it is obvious who the best candidate is, and that is Lars Baker. All you need to do is look at his record and the ... [more]

Gard develops good plans and gets good results from them

Oct 16, 2014 - Robert Scott Lorimer, Riverton:  Editor:
It is my privilege to write this letter of character reference for Rich Gard. I have lived in Riverton for 38 years and have been associated with ... [more]

South Federal job lucking out on the weather

Oct 15, 2014 - Craig K. Gorman, Riverton:  Editor:
So much for the South Federal rebuild job being done "by September." We're just lucky there hasn't been a big snowstorm already like we get some ... [more]

Column sparked recollection of the summer of '73

Oct 14, 2014 - Lynnette Fortuna, Cheyenne:  Editor:
The "Riding With the Rangers" column on Sept. 30 was kick for me. In 1973 I spent three weeks in Riverton looking after my grandparents' house and ... [more]

It is impressive to see offices of top officials together at capitol

Oct 12, 2014 - Maureen Fullencamp, Lander:  Editor:
I have only been to the Wyoming state capitol building three times in my life. The first was when I was just 11 years old.
I remember so clearly ... [more]

Wyoming must 'focus on our connection' to climate change

Oct 10, 2014 - Donn Kesselheim, Lander:  Editor:
To the participants in the Wyoming gubernatorial campaign debates scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 13, Oct. 15 and Oct. 16 on Wyoming PBS:
Wyoming's current ... [more]

With Baker as mayor, mosquito and weed problems would be improved

Oct 9, 2014 - Shelby Getland, Riverton:  Editor:
I read in The Ranger that public health people were happy that there was no West Nile virus reported in Fremont County this year. I doubt that is ... [more]

K-9 adoption program does 'phenomenal' job for dogs

Oct 8, 2014 - Angela Rapone, Riverton:  Editor:
This is an appreciation of the PAWS shelter and the new Wyoming Honor Farm K-9 program.
My sister has adopted Roka, one of the program's first ... [more]

Suggested fee was for audience, not presenters

Oct 7, 2014 - Carrie Garwood, Riverton:  Editor:
I thought the county librarian kind of missed my point when she wrote back in reply to my letter to the editor when I suggested a small admission fee ... [more]

Columnist's words on NFL player offenses were thoughtful

Oct 3, 2014 - Jon Meegham, Riverton:  Editor:
I appreciated the thoughtful words by Clair McFarland in relation to the National Football League players and domestic violence.
These crimes did ... [more]

Gard brought a good approach to North Federal considerations

Oct 2, 2014 - Kent Shurtleff, Riverton:  Editor:
This letter is in regard to the upcoming Riverton mayoral race and election. I have a limited background serving in the public sector but did ... [more]

Planning for disasters, big or small, makes good sense

Oct 1, 2014 - Shelley Polanski, Wyoming-Colorado BBB, Fort Collins, Colo.:  Editor:
Disasters -- natural or human-made -- are in the news almost every day. Wildfires and major weather events may capture the headlines, but a grease fire, ... [more]

It's important to keep events at Community Room free

Sep 30, 2014 - Tracy L. Cook, Director, Fremont County Library System:  Editor:
I am writing in response to Carrie Garwood's letter to the editor suggesting that we charge admission to every person who attends a program in the ... [more]

Column citing old nursery rhyme was much appreciated

Sep 28, 2014 - Clarys Homer, Lander:  Editor:
I did enjoy Randy Tucker's column that mentioned the old nursery rhyme "For Want of a Nail."
I was lucky to have had a great-grandfather that I ... [more]

Good news on veterans facilities

Sep 26, 2014 - Mary Sue Shoup, Riverton:  Editor:
I'm so glad to hear that the VFW was able to sell its old building. I'm sorry they didn't get what they were asking for, though.
I'm also glad to ... [more]

Showing terrorist crimes on TV and Internet is what they want

Sep 25, 2014 - Ellen Guardia, Riverton:  Editor:
I watched a national television news man a few nights ago who said the exact same thing that I have been thinking about the poor people who are being ... [more]

'People's wishes have been ignored' on alley dumpsters

Sep 24, 2014 - Joyce Dickens, Riverton:  Editor:
Well, I see that the people's wishes have been ignored. The dumpsters in the alley are going away, and now every street will have garbage cans sitting ... [more]

Split in tribal council doesn't show cooperation

Sep 23, 2014 - Margaret Beckett, Riverton:  Editor:
The Northern Arapaho Tribe is breaking away from the Shoshone Tribe on the Joint Business Council. Isn't this the same tribe that called City Hall in ... [more]

More consideration needs to be shown during outdoor recreation

Sep 20, 2014 - Mike Bristo, Lander:  Editor:
I agree completely with the letter from Kim and Ann Kurasz about the awful behavior  more and more people show when they are camping, fishing, hiking, ... [more]

Pay for Capitol remodeling from savings, not budget

Sep 19, 2014 - Bill Bardessi, Riverton:  Editor:
The Legislature has passed money to remodel and update the Capitol building in Cheyenne. Well and good as far as the job goes, but that money should ... [more]

Sooner weeds are dealt with next year, the better we'll do

Sep 18, 2014 - Jayne Mosser, Riverton:  Editor:
Yes, this has been a terrible summer for weeds. I think one reason that there are so many more is that it just caught lots of people by surprise ... [more]

What about past band director's name on the high school floor?

Sep 17, 2014 - Tracie Mariwell, Gillette:  Editor:
As to writing coach Bill Strannigan's name on the Riverton High School gym floor, what about John Aanestad's name, too?
He directed the bands for ... [more]

Growing and collecting lilies, but not offering them for sale

Sep 17, 2014 - Roger L. Gose, Riverton:  Editor:
Please accept the following clarification regarding the photograph labeled "Sunrise daylilies" in the Sept. 5 Ranger:
I am a collector and grower of ... [more]

Wild horse roundups not the best way to control population

Sep 15, 2014 - Sharon N. Cairn-Chaddick, Burns, Ore.:  Editor:
I am hoping people in Wyoming will read this. The BLM and the wild horse and a burro department are rounding up thousands of our wild horses and ... [more]

After winter problems, air service was much better on summer trips

Sep 12, 2014 - Jorda Compton:  Editor:
I will give credit where credit is due. I had been screwed over big-time by the bad air service at Riverton Regional Airport late last winter. People ... [more]