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South Carolina community's non-violent reaction to Bible study shootings is admirable

Jul 5, 2015 - Peggy Boggan, Lander:  Editor:
It is shocking what happened at the church in South Carolina, where the nine people were shot at the Bible study meeting.
It is hard to believe ... [more]

Stricter rules for older drivers not too much to ask for safety

Jul 2, 2015 - Phil Lavoie, Riverton:  Editor:
As a professional driver who is also a senior citizen I have absolutely no problem having my eyes tested on an annual basis.
 I have driven ... [more]

Court ruling means health coverage can be maintained

Jul 1, 2015 - Cathleen Corey, Riverton:  Editor:
I am one of the people happy about the Supreme Court decision on Obamacare. This does not make me a bad person. I could not get health insurance for ... [more]

Older drivers less likely to be distracted

Jun 30, 2015 - Dennis Prozza, Riverton:  Editor:
There is a lot of talk about older people and proper driving since the little girl was hit in the crosswalk. Cars are dangerous, no matter who is ... [more]

'Do the right thing' on EMS service for Fremont County

Jun 28, 2015 - Todd Darbing, Riverton:  Editor:
All I would ask for the county commission is to remember that our ambulance service and emergency medics are not just numbers on a budget chart. There ... [more]

Grouse coverage did well to include drought mention

Jun 26, 2015 - Ezra Croel, Rawlins:  Editor:
In your annual mining and energy edition, I am glad your [more]

Columnist off base in claims on gay marriage

Jun 26, 2015 - John R. Desmond Jr., Riverton:  What's up with this [more]

Why are the environmentalists silent on beetle-killed forests?

Jun 25, 2015 - Todd Fross, Lander:  Editor:
I find it amazing how silent the environmental groups are about the millions of acres of pine beetle-killed trees in the watersheds of the western ... [more]

'Borrowed' item from yard sale won't spoil it in future

Jun 24, 2015 - Mike Bellah, Riverton:  Editor:
We have one yard sale per year at 22 N. Mountain View Drive. We enjoy having this sale and meeting a lot really nice people. We have had this yard ... [more]

Another pothole suggestion, this one downtown

Jun 23, 2015 - Monte Trevess, Riverton:  Editor:
With all the talk about fixing potholes with the new 1 percent money, I can't believe the big one right in front of the bank on Main Street is allowed ... [more]

Remember who hired EMS director now being criticized

Jun 21, 2015 - Jim Mayfeld, Lander:  Editor:
I have read the letter from the county treasurer criticizing the former ambulance director. He lists all of Mr. Zillmer's faults and called him a ... [more]

Treatment of horse on West Sunset might be legal under state law, but it's still cruel

Jun 19, 2015 - Alice Nicol, Riverton:  Editor:
It broke my heart to see the picture on the front page of the horse coated in mud. What does this picture say about our society?
Each day as I have ... [more]

Energy, related industries in state show commitment to job safety

Jun 17, 2015 - Various writers:  Editor:
Creating, sustaining and continually improving a truly exceptional culture of safety in the workplace goes well beyond merely following procedures and ... [more]

Should we quit enforcing law?

Jun 16, 2015 - Derrick Ehmler, Riverton:  Editor:
Peter Weiss wrote that it is "ludicrous" for local police to be "patting themselves on the back" after recent meth arrests. "Do they really think that ... [more]

Going on 104 years old, there is still 'quite an agenda'

Jun 14, 2015 - Helen Potts, Riverton:  Editor:
I was born Oct. 2, 1911. Soon I'll be 104. I have read an article calling attention to dying and aging. My birthday is coming right up, and it ... [more]

Senior center 'complainers' want to restore center to 'its original glory'

Jun 12, 2015 - Wanda Durham, Riverton:  Editor:
The director of the Riverton Senior Citizens Center recently distributed a "letter" to a select group of local individuals proclaiming that most of ... [more]

Handicap parking lanes aren't meant for shopping cart return

Jun 11, 2015 - Michael Dale Smith, Riverton:  Editor:
This letter is addressed mainly to those "socially illiterate" persons who shop at any store that provides shopping carts and cart-return areas. By ... [more]

It's good we are pulling together, but shouldn't the city paint the crosswalks?

Jun 10, 2015 - Dana Lynch, Riverton:  Editor:
I would like to say I am proud to be from a community that comes together in a time of tragedy, speaking of the tragedy involving the Archer ... [more]

EMS director did not provide planning, leadership

Jun 9, 2015 - H. Scott Harnsberger, Fremont County Treasurer:  Editor:
Former Fremont County ambulance director Joe Zillmer never gave the county any clear options to choose from with regard to levels of ambulance service ... [more]

Commissioners 'railroading' privatization of county's EMS ambulance services

Jun 7, 2015 - Harvey Reading, Shoshoni:  Editor:
Fremont County Commissioners are making me ashamed and angry, especially the three who are railroading the EMS privatization scheme, and who fired the ... [more]

Consider two sections for skate park, based on age

Jun 5, 2015 - Ivanneah Duncan, Riverton:  Editor:
I was thinking that we could divide the new skate park into two parts. One would be for age 11 and older, and the other would be for age 10 and ... [more]

'Huge bummer' that so many trees have died, but don't give up on planting more

Jun 4, 2015 - Kim Wilbert, Riverton:  Editor:
I think we all appreciate the value of mature landscape plants in our town. It is heartbreaking to see all the damage to our community landscaping as ... [more]

Big fight was disappointing, but at least Manny Pacquiao didn't run

Jun 3, 2015 - Mike Lieberman, General Santos City, Philippines:  Editor:
I read your editorial [more]

Statement in old Hal Boyle piece 'so true'

Jun 2, 2015 - Louise Dower, Riverton:  Editor:
I was hoping you would print the old column by Hal Boyle again for Memorial Day. Thank you. It is so true when he says "Perhaps the best answer you ... [more]

Stranger's generosity valued

May 31, 2015 - Robert Oberheu, Riverton:  Editor:
With all the bad news one hears about our nation today and the like, there are some great people right here who continue to make this nation the ... [more]

Sorrow in child's death applies to driver as well

May 29, 2015 - Kathi Ronaldo, Riverton:  Editor:
The poor little girl's death in the crosswalk is a terrible, terrible tragedy, very heartbreaking.
I ask everyone to remember that the heartbreak ... [more]

What constitutes animal cruelty in community?

May 28, 2015 - Angela Rapone, Riverton:  Editor:
I also have watched the paint horse in the tiny, tiny corral as well for more than six months. He's located in the north pasture on Sunset Drive ... [more]

'Utterly disgusted' with recent outing at Rendezvous Ponds

May 27, 2015 - Kimberlee Raymond, Riverton:  Editor:
Recently we took our son fishing at the Rendezvous Ponds, and I want to say how utterly disgusted I was at the ponds and their maintenance.
There ... [more]

Fighting Islamic State is good use of armed forces

May 26, 2015 - John F. Pryor, Riverton:  Editor:
It is outrageous what the Islamic State is doing, killing innocent Christians and other people and demolishing historic sites just because they aren't ... [more]

'Ludicrous' to congratulate ourselves for big meth busts

May 24, 2015 - Peter Weiss, Riverton:  Editor:
While I do not condone the use of methamphetamine, I think it's ludicrous that law-enforcement is patting itself on the back for all the recent ... [more]