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Riverton is 'Indian Country'

Jul 28, 2014 - Steve Willow, Lander:  Editor:
I am an enrolled member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe. I would like to let all you non-native people know that you can write letters and cry around ... [more]

County fair's rule on showing animals punishes baseball team

Jul 25, 2014 - Dianna K. Stanley, Buffalo:  Editor:
Riverton's 13-14-year-old Babe Ruth baseball team won the state championship July 19 in Torrington. This qualifies them to go to regionals in Montana. ... [more]

CERA meeting 'over-hyped' and didn't amount to much

Jul 24, 2014 - Joseph Bowdlerdale, Riverton:  Editor:
On the letters by Mr. Laidlaw and Ms. Williams about the CERA meeting in Riverton, this was a hyped-up meeting that didn't amount to a hill of beans. ... [more]

Could construction work be halted during the fair?

Jul 23, 2014 - Evelyn Ricketts, Riverton:  Editor:
I am very worried about getting access to the county fairgrounds during the huge road building job on South Federal.
Is there some way the work could ... [more]

Hill correct to fire back at 'new garbage' in report

Jul 22, 2014 - Carla Michaels, Riverton:  Editor:
I congratulate State Superintendent Cindy hill for "firing back" at this new garbage from the legislators who say they are investigating her. This is ... [more]

Why is Washington managing grazing permits in Wyoming?

Jul 21, 2014 - Jim James, Riverton:  Editor:
This is an open letter to State Sens. Bebout, Case and Christiansen, and Reps. Lubnau, Campbell, Zwontizer, Hunt, Jaggi, Kroeker and Miller. ... [more]

'Start using our brains and our backbones' in this county

Jul 17, 2014 - Glenn Laidlaw, Riverton:  Editor:
I would like to comment on the recent CERA conference held on the 14th of this month. After reading Chris Pecks's column on the 20th of June, I found ... [more]

Meeting Cindy Hill at parade, she didn't have 'horns and a tail'

Jul 16, 2014 - Paula Carlesicz, Riverton:  Editor:
On the Fourth of July, I had the opportunity to meet Cindy Hill, who was walking in the Lander parade. From what I had been reading and hearing in ... [more]

Improvements to library's Community Room worthy goal for all

Jul 15, 2014 - Kevin Tippets, Fremont County Library Board member, Riverton:  Editor:
As a youth growing up in Riverton, I can remember my excitement at the building of the new Riverton Branch Library in 1983.  I lived several blocks ... [more]

Ad shows the candidate 'cares not one iota' for crime victims

Jul 14, 2014 - Amy Lou Brazil, Dubois:  Editor:
Now we really do know that Michael Bennett was hired solely to cut the budget in the Fremont County Attorney's office. 
He has exhibited concern ... [more]

College 'chooses to ignore' local talent when hiring

Jul 11, 2014 - Shirley Benson, Riverton:  Editor:
Respectfully, I disagree with Ron Granger, vice president of administrative services at Central Wyoming College. In the June 8 issue of The Ranger, ... [more]

Timing on the new Cindy Hill probe worked out in advance

Jul 10, 2014 - Lyle Williams, Evanston:  Editor:
Timing is everything. Some of my friends and I have been befuddled by the recent rule changes made by Tom Lubnau's  "investigative committee" looking ... [more]

'Clueless' remark by the candidate

Jul 9, 2014 - Lee Wiltz, Riverton:  Editor:
Ray Price, who is running for county commissioner from the Lander district, is giving everyone the perfect reason that districting the county was a ... [more]

Deliberately running over an animal 'not a nice thing to do'

Jul 2, 2014 - Nancy Eckstein, Riverton:  Editor:
Someone is running over cats for the fun of it. We have found six so far on Honor Farm Road and buried them. Three of them were mine. 
I want to go ... [more]

One guarantee in new Iraq crisis: Gas price will rise

Jul 1, 2014 - Samuel G. Erham, Riverton:  Editor:
Whatever is going to happen in Iraq with ISIS conquering territory and taking control of major cities, one thing will be certain. If the United State ... [more]

Change traffic law for bikes

Jun 30, 2014 - Sally Gregory, Powell:  Editor: 
Recently I read in the local newspaper about the deaths of two bicyclists killed in crashes in Wyoming. 
In at least one of them, the victim  was ... [more]

Those who attended CERA conference were courageous

Jun 27, 2014 - Elaine Willman, CERA Board Riverton Event Coordinator:  Editor:
On behalf of Citizens Equal Rights Alliance, I want to thank the courageous members of the Riverton community who were curious and willing to attend ... [more]

Here's how Republicans might win the White House in 2016

Jun 26, 2014 - Gene Dunbar, Riverton:  Editor:
This is my advice to the Republican candidate who is scheduled to lose in the 2016
presidential elections. Namely, one no-name innocent. Should he ... [more]

Does upstream storage even get talked about any more?

Jun 25, 2014 - Seth Beckler, Riverton:  Editor:
There was a lot of talk about flooding in this county over the past month, but nothing really came of it. We can be thankful for that. It did make me ... [more]

She'll take in abandoned dog if nobody else can do it

Jun 24, 2014 - Freda Hegwood, Riverton:  Editor:
Recently around 7 p.m. I was driving south on North Smith Road. I noticed a passenger car stopped in the oncoming lane.
As I got closer I noticed a ... [more]

Government shouldn't have to pay 'liaisons' who are simply working as lobbyists for tribes

Jun 23, 2014 - William L. Reyberg, Lander:  Editor:
The state legislature and the governor are doing the right thing by cutting out funding for the "tribal liaison" positions. They aren't liaisons at ... [more]

Energy industry gives opportunity to make a good living in Wyoming

Jun 20, 2014 - Elaine Miller, Riverton:  Editor:
I always make a point of going through your Ranger mining edition every year. I had an uncle and two cousins who worked in uranium mining in the 1960s ... [more]

E-cig debate involves a manufactured cry of danger

Jun 19, 2014 - Dave Pickrell Katy, Texas:  Editor:
I have seen coverage in your newspaper of "e-cigarettes." Here comes the sound of anti-smokers talking about the harms of e-cigarettes, you know, the ... [more]

Good to have lawyer as gov to fight new EPA emission rules

Jun 18, 2014 - Fred Wyland, Riverton:  Editor:
I can't say I was ever glad to have a lawyer as the governor. There are enough of them in office as it is.
But if ever there was a right time, this ... [more]

City, please do not give up on alley collection

Jun 17, 2014 - Stanley Presser, Riverton:  Editor:
Count me as against the city's plan to discontinue picking up trash in alleys. I am not convinced at all that this would save any time or money when ... [more]

Consider the 'whole picture' on the welfare of animals

Jun 15, 2014 - Ruth Sherlock, Riverton:  Editor:
This is in reply to the rather callous mindset of Jenny Larnder's letter regarding helping the little dog out of a bad situation.
Such attitudes ... [more]

CATS museum holds great promise, so please help out

Jun 13, 2014 - Marilyn and Phil Lavoie, Riverton:  Editor:
CATS in Riverton? If this doesn't sound exciting, it should. Riverton is very fortunate to have a talented group of people, headed by Dr. Nance ... [more]

Michigan setup on jurisdiction not same as Riverton's situation

Jun 12, 2014 - Grant Murphy, Riverton:  Editor:
I have nothing against the people from Michigan who came to Riverton to talk about how they were working out their issues on tribal and city ... [more]

Old Riverton schoolmates sought from mid-1980s

Jun 11, 2014 - Justin S. Myhre, Springfield, Mo.:  Editor:
I'm from Riverton but am living now in Springfield, Mo., but I used to live on East Park Ave. for most of my life, then later as an adult on Smith ... [more]

Coal industry can't 'stick its head in sand'

Jun 10, 2014 - Dale Cotter, Riverton:  Editor:
The coal companies have known these new carbon pollution rules were coming for years. Wyoming had better not stick its head it the sand and hope the ... [more]