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'Sub-par' city performance on snow plowing is unacceptable

Nov 20, 2014 - Mark Larsen, Riverton:  Editor:
On behalf of the entire community I am writing to plead with the City of Riverton to please plow our city streets after a snow event.
After once ... [more]

Election outcome validates the motto 'live free or die'

Nov 19, 2014 - Robert Orendorff, Riverton:  Editor:
In answer to Chris Peck's question: Is it good for the health of the people of Wyoming to be a "one party state"? My answer is "yes," if it is good ... [more]

Yard cleanup was a surprise and much appreciated

Nov 18, 2014 - Margaret Wempen, Riverton:  Editor:
I would like to thank the people who came from the skateboard association recently for the work of cleaning up leaves in my yard.
It was a pleasant ... [more]

Hard work paid off for talented choir performers from Riverton

Nov 14, 2014 - Phil Lavoie, Riverton:  Editor:
On Nov. 1 in Scottsbluff, Neb., the 34th Old West Choir Fest was attended by 17 schools from Nebraska, Colorado and Wyoming, including Riverton High ... [more]

Take care to ensure library repairs stand test of time

Nov 13, 2014 - Dave Doherty, Riverton:  Editor:
The amount of money that apparently will be required to fix the problems with the building at the Riverton library is stunning.
I had no idea that ... [more]

Band represents school and town 'tremendously'

Nov 12, 2014 - Lynette Jameson, Orem, Utah:  Editor:
So glad to see the story and the picture about the Riverton marching band doing so well at the state festival, where they were scored the best of all ... [more]

Grandfather helped deceive enemy before D-Day invasion

Nov 11, 2014 - Curtis Belsender, Riverton:  Editor:
I am writing this in October while it is on my mind, but I hope it can be printed on Veterans Day.
My grandfather was a veteran of the U.S. Navy in ... [more]

Listening is a good attribute for our local elected officials

Nov 9, 2014 - Gavin Addams, Lander:  Editor:
I am writing this on the Sunday before the general election. The thing I want most from the election outcome is a group of elected officials who will ... [more]

Don't 'boot' state officials from Capitol post-renovation

Nov 7, 2014 - Sherry L. Moore, Riverton:  Editor:
The Wyoming Capitol renovation plan includes upgrading the tunnel between the Capitol and the Herschler Building in Cheyenne so there is better access ... [more]

Why does gas still cost so much in county if oil price is falling?

Nov 6, 2014 - Carole Genaro, Hudson:  Editor:
So what's up with our gasoline suppliers in Fremont County? Aren't they aware of the dropping commodity prices?
I wouldn't like to believe it's ... [more]

Not every 'abandoned' vehicle is a worthless piece of junk

Nov 5, 2014 - Ed Fowler, Riverton:  Editor:
I am pleased to read that the city is working with the people who have abandoned vehicles that to some appear to be eyesores parked on the streets of ... [more]

'Enjoyable years' spent in family business locally

Nov 4, 2014 - John Keralis, Riverton:  Editor:
After 56 years as a family-owned business in Riverton, Fremont Glass Inc. has closed its doors and sold the business.
We want to say thanks to all ... [more]

Price's boots-on-the-ground experience good for county

Nov 2, 2014 - Bill Masson, Lander:  Editor:
I've watched the local politician's rhetoric ramping up over the last few months, and I am dismayed. I believe the citizens of Fremont County aren't ... [more]

Gard responded to street concern as a councilman

Oct 31, 2014 - Brandi Snider, Riverton:  Editor:
I have to first say that l am a very big supporter of voting. But where problems lie are when people vote blindly and not doing their research.
I ... [more]

Baker solves community problems and helps citizen in need

Oct 31, 2014 - Nance Shelsta, Riverton:  Editor:
As a citizen of Riverton, I am pleased that we have two candidates running for mayor who are capable, well-versed on issues and have demonstrated ... [more]

Past record shows Baker would be a good mayor

Oct 31, 2014 - Richard Klein, Riverton:  Editor:
Perhaps 15 years ago, Lars Baker, then the supervisor for the Fremont Weed and Pest department, asked if I would serve as the director from my ... [more]

Baker 'would be the best' mayor, say his past workers

Oct 30, 2014 - Denise LeBrock, Riverton:  Editor:
Well, in the election for Mayor of Riverton it is obvious that Mr. Gard has a lot of rich business friends who are writing to support him. But rich ... [more]

Gard deserves vote support for several reasons

Oct 30, 2014 - Delene Berg, Riverton:  Editor:
I'm sure there are voters in our great City of Riverton who have not have the opportunity to meet or get to know Rich Gard. I support Rich as our ... [more]

Gard would keep city operations running 'smoothly and sensibly'

Oct 29, 2014 - Chris Amend, Riverton:  Editor:
I have known Rich Gard since 1997. I've also conducted business with Rich on several occasions, and our families and children have interacted at ... [more]

Experience, leadership make Baker the pick for city's mayor

Oct 28, 2014 - Nancy Pieropan, City council president, Lander:  Editor:
I am writing in support of Lars Baker's candidacy for Mayor of the City of Riverton. I've known Lars since moving to Lander in 1980 and have enjoyed ... [more]

Letter defending fossil fuels missed an important point

Oct 26, 2014 - Michael Fried, Riverton:  Editor;
Gloria Gregory's defense of the fossil fuels industry in her Oct. 19 letter to the editor is not illegitimate, but it misses a key point in the letter ... [more]

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]