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'Worst place' to cut revenue is in public school system

Education is the worst place to cut tax revenue. Public money spent on schools is a sound investment in the future. That's hard to say about a lot of ...

RHS team 'respectful, courteous and admirable group of boys'

There have been many congratulations to the Riverton Wolverines for the state basketball championship. I watched the team in Casper where my niece was ...

Court needs judge who knows the West

Last month President Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to be America's next Supreme Court Justice. He is an admirable choice, not only because of his ...

Fewer coaches might help get us to required spending level

It is being said that school districts
around here will look a cutting
back the assistance coaches
they have in order to meet the
state orders to ...

Decision not to feed deer in hard winter is bogus if hay is the excuse

In response to the alligator tears shed by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department over the poor deer in this hard winter, records show deer being fed ...

Like it or not, Trump is the president and needs support

Do you hear that ripping sound? It's the sound of the politicians tearing into the fabric of America.
All the political in@257;ghting, name calling, ...

Cut school spending before raising taxes amid shortfall

To our Wyoming legislators and governor:
The citizens of Wyoming understand that a quality education is paramount for the future of this community, ...

Firefighter numbers dwindling at Fort Washakie department

A community served by a volunteer fire department determines the level of fire protection through its support of the department and its members. ...

Raising taxes temporarily to help fund schools is 'us helping us'

All that happened in Cheyenne on school funding was putting off the inevitable. The Legislature is going to have to find some money somewhere, because ...

'Enduring community' made book event a success

Thank you a million times over for the very nice article you published on Feb. 22 about my book "Oh! The Journey." It was in a very good spot.
I ...

Planned dikes on LeClair system will 'dissolve like sugar'

The so-called north channel below LeClair head gate and the so-called dike was totally washed out in the high water of 2011, plus 25,000 cubic yards ...

Column on how to behave at game should be repeated

Randy Tucker, you did it again. Another fine column on Feb. 19, with good advice on how to behave at sporting events.
That column, "Tournament Time ...

Combined WIHS, Wind River district 'might never lose' a basketball game

I doubt that this is under consideration in the talk about school funding and saving money, but if the two school districts at Ethete and Pavillion ...

University trustee appointments don't reflect state's demographics

A Feb. 26 press release from Gov. Matt Mead's office included a document listing the governor's nominees for boards and commissions.Included was ...

Taxes pay for public schools

Taxes pay for our schools and education system in Wyoming. Do people understand that?
I don't see why the idea of a slight increase in sales taxes, ...

City crews should plow snow to center of street, not side

When the City plowed the snow to the center of the street, no matter how much snow fell, we immediately had four functioning lanes to use - two ...

Learn from the history of recent local flooding

The saying about history is "those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it." That is good wisdom for later this year when all the snow ...

Coming production of 'Jesus Christ Superstar' tastefully done

On March 3, 4, 5, 10 and 11 the Central Wyoming College theater department will put on the production of "Jesus Christ Superstar."
Before I go on, ...

Unbeaten RHS team a fine group of players, young men

Too many times we are assaulted by the news and how bad people can be. I just want to say we have a group of young men that are simply amazing. You ...

If unknown caller asks 'Can you hear me?' just hang up

The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about an old scam with a new twist. The "Can You Hear Me?" scam has long been used to coerce ...


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