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'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]

City 'totally wrong' to do away with alley trash service

Jun 6, 2014 - Kevin Medlen, Riverton:  Editor:
Regarding the city trying to quit doing trash pickup from dumpsters in the alleys, I think it is totally wrong to force that on people.
On a lot of ... [more]

City's decision on alley trash collection ignores some

Jun 5, 2014 - Judy A. Woolery, Riverton:  Editor:
To the City of Riverton, mayor and council members:
Your decision, effective July 1, to eliminate alley trash containers and use only rollout ... [more]

Lower speed limit at intersection of Honor Farm Road

Jun 4, 2014 - Edwin H. Amend, Riverton:  Editor:
Our hearts go out to the parties involved in the May 24 two-car collision at the notoriously dangerous intersection of Highway 789 and Honor Farm ... [more]

Voter won't back anyone who votes to end dumpsters

Jun 3, 2014 - Roni Schweb, Riverton:  Editor:
I will say it here and now. I will not vote for any Riverton City Council or mayor candidate who votes to eliminate the trash collection in the ... [more]

Decision to end alley dumpster service meets strong objection

Jun 3, 2014 - Donna B. Linnell, Riverton:  Editor:
I am writing in response to the Riverton City Council's decision to remove dumpsters for residential customers and replace them with roll-out ... [more]

Dog represents other animals that have 'no voice'

Jun 2, 2014 - Angela Rapone, Riverton:  Editor:
I believe we should all have love and compassion for our fellow man.
We also need to remember that animals have no voice. But people do.
That is ... [more]

'Bad deal for Riverton' if R Recreation funds cut

May 30, 2014 - Heather Trowell, Riverton:  Editor:
I read in the newspaper of the cut in funding for the services the city is supporting. It will be a bad deal for Riverton if they make cuts in R ... [more]

My Health Care: Still gambling without insurance coverage

May 29, 2014 - From staff reports:  Editor:
Few people may have looked forward to 2014 more than I, for the unrolling of the Affordable Care Act. I had been uninsured since divorce in the ... [more]

Episode of the abandoned dog illustrates big problem

May 28, 2014 - Linda Rood, Riverton:  Editor:
This letter is being written to clarify several points raised from my @257;rst letter and to heighten the awareness of the "dumping" of unwanted dogs ... [more]

City suffers from lack of good property maintenance

May 27, 2014 - Don Jones, Riverton:  Editor:
It is true that Riverton is a mess. Alleys are full of Dumpsters without lids, without tree limbs that are cut to fit in the yard waste ... [more]

Does the county think we voters are made of money?

May 26, 2014 - Linda Croteau, Riverton:  Editor:
I say "hell no" to raises for county workers.
We just had rate and fee hikes, and gas has gone up, and we voters have been denied wages that could ... [more]

A family bowling center in Riverton would be successful

May 23, 2014 - John C. Bitterburr, Riverton:  Editor:
We are recent arrivals to the community and look forward to some good fishing in the "golden years." I enjoy reading the local paper (much better than ... [more]