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Farm to Plate effort welcomes volunteers

Editor:
There are many ways to contribute to the mission ofWind River Farm to Plate. One of those is through helping us fulfill our commitment to volunteer ...

'Hang on to your hat' on more budget cutting

Editor:
Well, I see the county is now cutting anther $70,000 from the libraries, which already are running on a shoestring. We've already made the ambulance ...

Citizens need answers on proposed health care plan

Editor:
To our U.S. Senators Enzi and Barasso, as your constituent, I have several questions about the new health care plan the Senate spent so long ...

County jail inmates could help with flood cleanup

Editor:
With all the flooding and trees down on the road way out, why doesn't the city and county call on a crew from the county jail?
I've done work as an ...

Senators, work to improve health care under new law

Editor:
The League of Women Voters of Wyoming is urging U.S. Sens. Michael Enzi and John Barrasso to use their roles on the U.S. Senate's working group on ...

Consider new health care bill on moral basis, says physician

Editor:
The following was sent June 15 to both Sen. Enzi and Sen. Barrasso. I write this from the perspective of a retired physician, having practiced ...

Class motto good, but expanded one better

Editor:
In reference to the editorial about the 2017 high school class mottoes, I was struck by the first one, which reads "Live the life you have imagined," ...

Bear spray incident on bus shows danger, so be aware

Editor:
The incident on the school bus in Grand Teton where the kids accidentally got sprayed with bear spray was interesting. It isn't quite like having a ...

Regulations can be annoying, but they have done much good

Editor:
Annoying as regulations and laws can be, with two or more people on the planet we will continue to need them, along with good sense and decency. ...

Good thing road closure didn't happen in Aug.

Editor:
Thank goodness the flood didn't close Highway 26 in August during the big eclipse crowd. What a mess it is out there.
On the other hand, if it did ...

Maintain 'delicate balance' on sage grouse management

Editor:
I appreciate of the tone being set by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who announced last week that he is reviewing federal land management plans ...

Don't make possessing a brownie a state felony

Editor:
The majority of the Wyoming Legislature's Judiciary Committee has voted for felony imprisonment of Wyoming citizens for possession of flour and ...

Coverage of the Memorial Day events was appreciated

Editor:
I am writing to thank The Ranger for covering our Memorial Day and other veterans activities, including the fallen firefighters. I can honestly say it ...

Owners of vacant house that burned 'do not condone' what happened

Editor:
The owners of the house that caught fire on Riverview Road on May 26 did not intentionally set the fire. We hired an individual to hire a crew to tear ...

Stop using math scores as an excuse to defund public education in state

Editor:
Wyoming State Sen. Dave Kinskey(R-Sheridan) is obsessed with eighth-grade math scores.
He serves on the Legislature's Select Committee on School ...

'Just go ahead' and raise taxes temporarily

Editor:
Regarding the state revenue deficit. I read that the legislators are considering a tax increase temporarily.
They should just go ahead and do it. We ...

A 'fact of life' about meth crimes in Fremont County

Editor:
I can appreciate what Sheriff Hornecker said about reservation and non-reservation law enforcement cooperating on meth cases. I'm sure they try. ...

'Controlled' label on house burn was not accurate

Editor:
Do I have this right? A person has a right to call up the fire department and say "I am doing a controlled burn," and then light a two-story house on ...

When someone 'is doing absolutely nothing,' when will the job be done?

Editor:
Yes, we are experiencing climate change. We have always had climate change, just as we have continental drift, eruptions, glaciers, earthquakes and ...

'Parked' horse was another 'only in Wyoming' experience

Editor:
Along the same lines as what Randy Tucker wrote about on May 14, "Things you'll see nowhere else," I remember driving with my dad to pick up some ...

 
 

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