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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]

Fremont County isn't a friendly place for its own employees

Sep 3, 2014 - Ann Jones, Riverton:  Editor:
Mr. Price is exactly right. ( [more]

Be prepared to give names to more school sites

Sep 2, 2014 - Jean Lungren, Riverton:  Editor:
I knew of Bill Stranningan but did not know him personally. I do agree that he would be a worthy recipient of the honor of putting his name on the gym ... [more]

Volunteers make positive impact in children's lives

Sep 2, 2014 - Tess Kersenbrock, Make-A-Wish Wyoming, Casper:  Editor:
To volunteer your time is a direct investment into the community in which you are a part. Speaking to the belief that volunteering has a positive ... [more]

Previous writers correct, and stray marks a problem on election ballots

Aug 29, 2014 - Mary Sue Shoup, Riverton:  Editor:
I agree whole heartedly with the Frank Tanner and Lew Diehl comments.
Mr. Tanner is so right about renaming Riverton "Weed City." ( [more]

On trash collection, council 'drew a hard line when a soft approach would have worked'

Aug 28, 2014 - John L. “Lars” Baker, Riverton:  Editor:
The City of Riverton is facing a serious issue regarding solid waste handling. The city is impacted by many rules from federal, state, and local ... [more]

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]