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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]

Good news on veterans facilities

Sep 26, 2014 - Mary Sue Shoup, Riverton:  Editor:
I'm so glad to hear that the VFW was able to sell its old building. I'm sorry they didn't get what they were asking for, though.
I'm also glad to ... [more]

Showing terrorist crimes on TV and Internet is what they want

Sep 25, 2014 - Ellen Guardia, Riverton:  Editor:
I watched a national television news man a few nights ago who said the exact same thing that I have been thinking about the poor people who are being ... [more]

'People's wishes have been ignored' on alley dumpsters

Sep 24, 2014 - Joyce Dickens, Riverton:  Editor:
Well, I see that the people's wishes have been ignored. The dumpsters in the alley are going away, and now every street will have garbage cans sitting ... [more]

Split in tribal council doesn't show cooperation

Sep 23, 2014 - Margaret Beckett, Riverton:  Editor:
The Northern Arapaho Tribe is breaking away from the Shoshone Tribe on the Joint Business Council. Isn't this the same tribe that called City Hall in ... [more]

More consideration needs to be shown during outdoor recreation

Sep 20, 2014 - Mike Bristo, Lander:  Editor:
I agree completely with the letter from Kim and Ann Kurasz about the awful behavior  more and more people show when they are camping, fishing, hiking, ... [more]

Pay for Capitol remodeling from savings, not budget

Sep 19, 2014 - Bill Bardessi, Riverton:  Editor:
The Legislature has passed money to remodel and update the Capitol building in Cheyenne. Well and good as far as the job goes, but that money should ... [more]

Sooner weeds are dealt with next year, the better we'll do

Sep 18, 2014 - Jayne Mosser, Riverton:  Editor:
Yes, this has been a terrible summer for weeds. I think one reason that there are so many more is that it just caught lots of people by surprise ... [more]

What about past band director's name on the high school floor?

Sep 17, 2014 - Tracie Mariwell, Gillette:  Editor:
As to writing coach Bill Strannigan's name on the Riverton High School gym floor, what about John Aanestad's name, too?
He directed the bands for ... [more]

Growing and collecting lilies, but not offering them for sale

Sep 17, 2014 - Roger L. Gose, Riverton:  Editor:
Please accept the following clarification regarding the photograph labeled "Sunrise daylilies" in the Sept. 5 Ranger:
I am a collector and grower of ... [more]

Wild horse roundups not the best way to control population

Sep 15, 2014 - Sharon N. Cairn-Chaddick, Burns, Ore.:  Editor:
I am hoping people in Wyoming will read this. The BLM and the wild horse and a burro department are rounding up thousands of our wild horses and ... [more]

After winter problems, air service was much better on summer trips

Sep 12, 2014 - Jorda Compton:  Editor:
I will give credit where credit is due. I had been screwed over big-time by the bad air service at Riverton Regional Airport late last winter. People ... [more]

Citizens speak out on and say 'no' to mandatory trash change

Sep 11, 2014 - Vickie Evans, Riverton:  Editor:
Riverton citizens, we are in serious danger in our beautiful community.
Just recently we went again to cast our votes and to make your choices to ... [more]

Odd Fellows Cemetery is more a weed patch than a cemetery

Sep 10, 2014 - Reva Denoo, Riverton:  Editor:
I wonder who is responsible for the terrible shape the Odd Fellows Cemetery on Riverview Road is in at present.
As a weed patch, it hardly resembles ... [more]

Trash collection customers being punished for what government did

Sep 9, 2014 - Gwen Fowley, Riverton:  Editor:
I do not agree at all with Riverton making people who use dumpsters in their back alleys for trash to give them up.
It is going to make things much ... [more]

Ill-mannered campers showed poor judgment and rude conduct

Sep 8, 2014 - Kim Kurasz, Ann Kurasz, Dubois:  Editor:
I would like to address this to the four campers with Fremont County license plates who camped up Union Pass in Dubois on the forest boundary.
My ... [more]

On city weed problem, 'It isn't your town -- It's you'

Sep 5, 2014 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  With all the talk about this being "Weed City U.S.A," the following verse seems to have a seed of truth:

It Isn't the Town, It's You
By R.W. Glover
If you ... [more]

Protect valuable public services

Sep 4, 2014 - By Helen Potts, Riverton:  This letter to the editor is written to renew or relight interest and concern for the outstanding social and human services which citizens have here in our ... [more]

Temporary digs

Sep 4, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Where to house the Legislature during Capitol renovation is no easy question

Flying under the radar of many Wyoming citizens is the fact -- actual ... [more]

'Just say no' to phone callers who want your financial information

Sep 3, 2014 - Russ Knight, Riverton:  Editor:
Reading about the new and improved ways to scam people over the telephone just blows me away. How can people continue to be so gullible? It shouldn't ... [more]