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Not every 'abandoned' vehicle is a worthless piece of junk

Nov 5, 2014 - Ed Fowler, Riverton:  Editor:
I am pleased to read that the city is working with the people who have abandoned vehicles that to some appear to be eyesores parked on the streets of ... [more]

'Enjoyable years' spent in family business locally

Nov 4, 2014 - John Keralis, Riverton:  Editor:
After 56 years as a family-owned business in Riverton, Fremont Glass Inc. has closed its doors and sold the business.
We want to say thanks to all ... [more]

Price's boots-on-the-ground experience good for county

Nov 2, 2014 - Bill Masson, Lander:  Editor:
I've watched the local politician's rhetoric ramping up over the last few months, and I am dismayed. I believe the citizens of Fremont County aren't ... [more]

Gard responded to street concern as a councilman

Oct 31, 2014 - Brandi Snider, Riverton:  Editor:
I have to first say that l am a very big supporter of voting. But where problems lie are when people vote blindly and not doing their research.
I ... [more]

Baker solves community problems and helps citizen in need

Oct 31, 2014 - Nance Shelsta, Riverton:  Editor:
As a citizen of Riverton, I am pleased that we have two candidates running for mayor who are capable, well-versed on issues and have demonstrated ... [more]

Past record shows Baker would be a good mayor

Oct 31, 2014 - Richard Klein, Riverton:  Editor:
Perhaps 15 years ago, Lars Baker, then the supervisor for the Fremont Weed and Pest department, asked if I would serve as the director from my ... [more]

Baker 'would be the best' mayor, say his past workers

Oct 30, 2014 - Denise LeBrock, Riverton:  Editor:
Well, in the election for Mayor of Riverton it is obvious that Mr. Gard has a lot of rich business friends who are writing to support him. But rich ... [more]

Gard deserves vote support for several reasons

Oct 30, 2014 - Delene Berg, Riverton:  Editor:
I'm sure there are voters in our great City of Riverton who have not have the opportunity to meet or get to know Rich Gard. I support Rich as our ... [more]

Gard would keep city operations running 'smoothly and sensibly'

Oct 29, 2014 - Chris Amend, Riverton:  Editor:
I have known Rich Gard since 1997. I've also conducted business with Rich on several occasions, and our families and children have interacted at ... [more]

Experience, leadership make Baker the pick for city's mayor

Oct 28, 2014 - Nancy Pieropan, City council president, Lander:  Editor:
I am writing in support of Lars Baker's candidacy for Mayor of the City of Riverton. I've known Lars since moving to Lander in 1980 and have enjoyed ... [more]

Letter defending fossil fuels missed an important point

Oct 26, 2014 - Michael Fried, Riverton:  Editor;
Gloria Gregory's defense of the fossil fuels industry in her Oct. 19 letter to the editor is not illegitimate, but it misses a key point in the letter ... [more]

FFA kids performed a 'most generous' service to resident

Oct 24, 2014 - Mona Marshall, Riverton:  Editor:
I had just spent parts of three days working on getting the leaves of my lawn raked and put into bags.
I had 12 bags done and three small piles to ... [more]

Mayor candidate Baker a man of 'uncommon ability'

Oct 23, 2014 - William Peden, Riverton:  Editor:
I am writing to encourage the voters of Riverton to vote for Lars Baker as our mayor.
I have known Lars for nearly 40 years, and he has impressed ... [more]

List of U.S. Supreme Court justices clipped and saved

Oct 22, 2014 - Donna Spencerton, Riverton:  Editor:
This is a small thing, but I did appreciate it when you printed the names of all the U.S. Supreme Court members with their ages, how long they had ... [more]

A question for all the Ebola 'worrywarts'

Oct 21, 2014 - Gail Greenwahl, Riverton:  Editor:
We are in the middle of non-stop talk about Ebola as if it is the new Black Plague. I guess it is important to be prepared for the worst, even in ... [more]

Does writer who bashes coal practice what he preaches?

Oct 19, 2014 - Gloria Gregory, Riverton:  Editor:
In a letter to the editor dated Oct. 10, Don Kesselheim of Lander bashed the production of fossil fuels, including, among others, coal production in ... [more]

'It's obvious' that Baker is best qualified for mayor

Oct 17, 2014 - Barbara Saifer, Riverton:  Editor:
In Riverton's mayor election, it is obvious who the best candidate is, and that is Lars Baker. All you need to do is look at his record and the ... [more]

Gard develops good plans and gets good results from them

Oct 16, 2014 - Robert Scott Lorimer, Riverton:  Editor:
It is my privilege to write this letter of character reference for Rich Gard. I have lived in Riverton for 38 years and have been associated with ... [more]

South Federal job lucking out on the weather

Oct 15, 2014 - Craig K. Gorman, Riverton:  Editor:
So much for the South Federal rebuild job being done "by September." We're just lucky there hasn't been a big snowstorm already like we get some ... [more]

Column sparked recollection of the summer of '73

Oct 14, 2014 - Lynnette Fortuna, Cheyenne:  Editor:
The "Riding With the Rangers" column on Sept. 30 was kick for me. In 1973 I spent three weeks in Riverton looking after my grandparents' house and ... [more]

It is impressive to see offices of top officials together at capitol

Oct 12, 2014 - Maureen Fullencamp, Lander:  Editor:
I have only been to the Wyoming state capitol building three times in my life. The first was when I was just 11 years old.
I remember so clearly ... [more]

Wyoming must 'focus on our connection' to climate change

Oct 10, 2014 - Donn Kesselheim, Lander:  Editor:
To the participants in the Wyoming gubernatorial campaign debates scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 13, Oct. 15 and Oct. 16 on Wyoming PBS:
Wyoming's current ... [more]

With Baker as mayor, mosquito and weed problems would be improved

Oct 9, 2014 - Shelby Getland, Riverton:  Editor:
I read in The Ranger that public health people were happy that there was no West Nile virus reported in Fremont County this year. I doubt that is ... [more]

K-9 adoption program does 'phenomenal' job for dogs

Oct 8, 2014 - Angela Rapone, Riverton:  Editor:
This is an appreciation of the PAWS shelter and the new Wyoming Honor Farm K-9 program.
My sister has adopted Roka, one of the program's first ... [more]

Suggested fee was for audience, not presenters

Oct 7, 2014 - Carrie Garwood, Riverton:  Editor:
I thought the county librarian kind of missed my point when she wrote back in reply to my letter to the editor when I suggested a small admission fee ... [more]

Columnist's words on NFL player offenses were thoughtful

Oct 3, 2014 - Jon Meegham, Riverton:  Editor:
I appreciated the thoughtful words by Clair McFarland in relation to the National Football League players and domestic violence.
These crimes did ... [more]

Gard brought a good approach to North Federal considerations

Oct 2, 2014 - Kent Shurtleff, Riverton:  Editor:
This letter is in regard to the upcoming Riverton mayoral race and election. I have a limited background serving in the public sector but did ... [more]

Planning for disasters, big or small, makes good sense

Oct 1, 2014 - Shelley Polanski, Wyoming-Colorado BBB, Fort Collins, Colo.:  Editor:
Disasters -- natural or human-made -- are in the news almost every day. Wildfires and major weather events may capture the headlines, but a grease fire, ... [more]

It's important to keep events at Community Room free

Sep 30, 2014 - Tracy L. Cook, Director, Fremont County Library System:  Editor:
I am writing in response to Carrie Garwood's letter to the editor suggesting that we charge admission to every person who attends a program in the ... [more]

Column citing old nursery rhyme was much appreciated

Sep 28, 2014 - Clarys Homer, Lander:  Editor:
I did enjoy Randy Tucker's column that mentioned the old nursery rhyme "For Want of a Nail."
I was lucky to have had a great-grandfather that I ... [more]