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Thanks for fun memory of a good high school teacher

Aug 27, 2014 - Tammy Arwed, Littleton, Colo.:  Editor:
I read Steve Peck's remembrance of "Doc" Robert Mower, the high school chemistry teacher, with a smile. ( [more]

Nicholls had an 'extra-fine eye' for photography

Aug 26, 2014 - Gene Dunbar, Riverton:  Editor:
Well, the sun still comes up. The world turns. And man continues on.
But it'll never be the same cause ol' Wayne folded his tent and retired from the ... [more]

Help take care of 1838 site before it is too late

Aug 24, 2014 - Lew Diehl, Riverton:  Editor:
I was requested to have a portable toilet at the 1838 rendezvous site for use Aug. 15, 16 and 17 by the Riverton Jaycees, who had a permit to at the ... [more]

Looking forward to more election debates

Aug 21, 2014 - Chelsea Grimes, Riverton:  Editor:
I got a lot out of the debates for political candidate on public television before the primary election. The ones that interested me the most were ... [more]

Inmate's letter didn't add much to border discussion

Aug 20, 2014 - Frank Hayes-Wardell, Riverton:  Editor:
How nice it was to hear the opinion of a jail inmate, Mr. Willow, about the reservation boundary question. Apparently he has become an expert in the ... [more]

Campaign for governor gave new inspiration to lapsed voter

Aug 19, 2014 - Lyle Barrie, Riverton:  Editor:
It is not a real proud thing for me to say, but I haven't voted since the 1990s, until this year. It was the governor's race that gave me the ... [more]

Illoway most experienced, most ready to be Secretary of State

Aug 18, 2014 - Mark O. Harris, St. Stephen’s:  Editor:
There are a number of races that most likely will be decided in the upcoming primary.
While l have not involved myself in Republican primary races in ... [more]

LeBrun 'right man' for the job in attorney vote

Aug 15, 2014 - Marilyn N. Starks, Riverton:  Editor:
I am commenting in regard to the paid letter regarding Mr. Patrick LeBrun, which bore the signature of "Mr. Robert R. Rose, Chief Deputy Prosecuting ... [more]

Political attack ad on LeBrun was inaccurate, unfair and unethical

Aug 14, 2014 - Chuck Starks, Riverton:  Editor:
In regards to Mr. Rose's recent advertisement in the Sunday Ranger, l am disappointed in him. I would certainly expect more from a man in his ... [more]

Hold Mead responsible for harm done by the 'Hill Bill'

Aug 13, 2014 - Barbara Saifer, Riverton:  Editor:
I see Gov. Matt Mead has been around getting his picture taken and going on TV to debate. In the primary election, I really hope voters send him a ... [more]

Strannigan most deserving of discussed honor at gymnasium

Aug 12, 2014 - Charles Duncan, Denver:  Editor:
I live in Denver and recently heard talk of honoring Bill Strannigan. I can think of no other person who contributed so much to the students and ... [more]

Traffic jam around fairgrounds was not 'the end of the world'

Aug 11, 2014 - Deena Fennenberg, Riverton:  Editor:
I enjoyed the Fremont County Fair very much, and I think part of the reason I did was that I didn't too much of my time getting upset about the road ... [more]

'Guardian angels' most helpful to shoppers

Aug 8, 2014 - Dorothy York, Riverton:  Editor:
I know there are many, many good people who live in Riverton, and we found our guardian angels on July 14.
My friend Carmen Majdic and I were ... [more]

At election time, remember who voted to oust Cindy Hill

Aug 7, 2014 - Joseph Streeter, Riverton:  Editor:
Soon the voters will be going to the polls to cast their votes for a governing body to run the great State of Wyoming.
I sincerely hope they will ... [more]

An individual soldier isn't caught up in political debate

Aug 6, 2014 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
I was deeply troubled the other day when I picked up The Ranger, opened it up and saw the editorial cartoon on the opinion page.
It was a picture of ... [more]

Rain washed out fun event

Aug 5, 2014 - Karen Peden, Riverton:  Editor:
In this area we take all the rain we can get and are grateful for it. I do wish the rainstorm on Friday, July 11, would have waited a few hours. The ... [more]

Raise for county workers not really very generous

Aug 4, 2014 - Ray Price, Lander:  Editor:
A comment in a recent editorial needs clarification. Specifically, "There is a significant, broad-based piece of generosity in the new (Fremont ... [more]

Negotiating fairgrounds traffic this year is 'such a hassle'

Aug 1, 2014 - Brett Farling, Riverton:  Editor:
Oh, my goodness, what a mess. Trying to get in or out of the fairgrounds this week has been such a hassle. When it rained besides, everything was even ... [more]

Put Rails to Trails troublemakers in jail, not counseling sessions

Jul 31, 2014 - John Stroehecker, Riverton:  Editor:
I live along the Rails to Trails path. My girlfriend and I used to walk on the trail until it became unsafe due to young juveniles who would challenge ... [more]

It's confusing, but legal, for candidate to use two names

Jul 30, 2014 - Julie A. Freese, Fremont County Clerk, Lander:  Editor:
In response to Rex D. Flemish's letter to the editor regarding the question of how a candidate can run under two names in an election, I would like to ... [more]

Charge admission temporarily to raise money to improve Community Room

Jul 29, 2014 - Carrie Garwood, Riverton:  Editor:
Here is a suggestion for raising money to remodel and update the Community Room at the Riverton library. They should charge money for admission to the ... [more]

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]