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Writing about past mistakes in life 'for the greater good'

Jan 31, 2015 - Michael L. SunRhodes:  Editor:
My life has been chaos. I have wronged people. I don't even know if you will read this letter. I told myself "I will stop being afraid."
I am a ... [more]

New snow-removal method 'is not an improvement'

Jan 29, 2015 - Eileen Way, Riverton:  Editor:
I can't say I care much for the new city policy on snow plowing that crams all the snow up against the curbs. In the neighborhood where I work, it has ... [more]

'Age should not be only factor' in judge service

Jan 27, 2015 - Dawn Herida, Riverton:  Editor:
I thought the legislator on the age limit for judge retirements made a good point when he said if the same current age limit applied to the ... [more]

'Macho man' response to bullying often won't work

Jan 25, 2015 - Carla Williams, Lander:  Editor:
Randy Tucker's macho man response to bullying concerns is fine for football players who are two years younger than the senior who are bullying ... [more]

Why doesn't county budget cover guns for sheriff's office?

Jan 23, 2015 - Dennis Clary, Riverton:  Editor:
The sheriff of Fremont County says his office needs about $40,000 to buy replacement firearms for the deputies. ( [more]

Out-of-state hunting fees important to Wyoming

Jan 22, 2015 - Chris Sparks, Riverton:  Editor:
I can understand some people being upset about the (proposed) law that would cut back on non-resident hunting licenses. With all the funding cutbacks ... [more]

The 'undesirables' at least put the park to some use

Jan 21, 2015 - Lesley Hearnes, Riverton:  Editor:
If I could add one comment to Mr. Wright's letter about City Park and the follow-up by Ms. (?) Seidel, it would be this. The "undesirables" are the ... [more]

Take steps to fight identity theft during tax season

Jan 20, 2015 - Shelley Polansky, Fort Collins, Colo.:  Are you ready for tax season? If you haven't heard about tax identity theft, you may not be.
Tax identity theft happens when someone files a phony tax return ... [more]

State has enough liquor business licenses already

Jan 18, 2015 - Judy Schrock-Lacey, Lander:  Editor:
Our state legislators will be asked in the new session in Cheyenne to increase the number of liquor licenses available to businesses.
I think this ... [more]

Wyoming 'would be smart' to change the CDL law for big pickup trucks

Jan 16, 2015 - Dean Saugerth, Riverton:  Editor:
The editorial by Mr. Peck about safe roads and driving made sense. Wyoming has had a mixed-up view of traffic safety in the way we handle speed ... [more]

Park is not only place someone might see someone 'undesirable'

Jan 15, 2015 - Miri Seidel, Riverton:  Editor:
Thanks to Mr. Wright for his letter about using Riverton City Park. I am not a skateboarder, but I appreciate what he is trying to do.
Much is made ... [more]

Optimistic on county attorney's office with LeBrun taking over

Jan 14, 2015 - Neil F. Dixon, Riverton:  Editor:
As I was looking at your list of the top news developments of the year, one stands out to me. I agree that the election of 2014 is major news. In my ... [more]

If tribes find success in suit, maybe everyone could sue for better insurance

Jan 13, 2015 - Alan Linden, Riverton:  Editor:
In the Dec. 30 issue of The Ranger, I read where the two tribes on the Wind River reservation are suing the government so they can get better ... [more]

Having appointed education chief strays from democratic government

Jan 11, 2015 - Paul Miner, Wheatland:  Editor:
To State Sen. Anderson and members of the Joint Education Committee,
I am a resident of rural Platte County and a registered voter in the State of ... [more]

Christmas edition 'was like getting an early present'

Jan 9, 2015 - Debbie Reade, Riverton:  Editor:
I want to say how much I like reading through the Ranger Christmas Greetings Edition. Those letters from the kids are priceless.
This was like ... [more]

'What will be gained' by putting elderly man in court for decades-old case?

Jan 9, 2015 - Thomas M. Sekorsky, Riverton:  Editor:
Why is Wyoming working so hard to get this 94-year-old man back to the state so he can be charged with a child molestation accusation that happened ... [more]

Groups need to give people reasons to use safer City Park

Jan 8, 2015 - Matt Wright, Riverton:  Editor:
Riverton City Park, from my view (as a skatepark activist and leader of Central Wyoming Skateboard Association) was safer/more family friendly in 2014 ... [more]

Student needs Wyoming info for schoolwork

Jan 6, 2015 - By Rielly C. Remington, Puvallup, Wash.:  Editor:
I am a fifth-grade student in Puyallup, Wash., and I am writing a report on the State of Wyoming.
We are responsible for gathering as much ... [more]

Column made responsible case for Medicaid expansion

Jan 2, 2015 - Cynthia Boyhan, Dubois:  Editor:
I wish that the recent column by Chris Peck headlined "When rich dictate to poor" ( [more]

Money will be top priority for 'The Interview'

Dec 30, 2014 - Todd Abbott, Riverton:  Editor:
I like both Mr. Eric Blom's and Mr. Steven R. Peck's comments on "The Interview" movie and North Korea.
If there is money to be made, you can ... [more]

News carriers getting a year-end bonus from appreciative customer

Dec 28, 2014 - Sheila Watson, Riverton:  Editor:
As I was driving home from work recently, I noticed a few newspaper carriers, bundled up, delivering papers. I was inside my warm car and had to ... [more]

Paying to groom trail would be worth the cost

Dec 26, 2014 - Tim Brenneman, Riverton:  Editor:
Sad to see that the snowmobile trail in the Shoshone National Forest is not going to be groomed this winter.
Our state loves to advertise itself as a ... [more]

When holidays aren't so jolly

Dec 23, 2014 - Lisa Ferentz:  Editor:
The holidays can be a wonderful and cozy time of year. But for many people, the shift out of daylight savings and other harbingers of fall and winter ... [more]

Christmas is a good time to think about what the U.S. Senate's 'torture report' means

Dec 21, 2014 - Robert Halfley:  Editor:
In thinking about the U.S. Senate "torture report" about how our CIA agents treated people during the Iraq War, I guess I can understand how it ... [more]

Excitement is where you make it

Dec 19, 2014 - Julia Delmeyer, Riverton:  Editor:
I laughed heartily at Steve Peck's column on Riverton being "Excitement City" ( [more]

Picture of big snowfall from 1985 recalled 'quite a winter' for visitor

Dec 18, 2014 - Tracy Overson, Thornton, Colo.:  Editor:
I enjoyed seeing the pictured in "The Way It Was" on Sunday showing the huge pile of snow from the 1985 storm (or storms). I was a teenager then, and ... [more]

In Congress, 'all the games' block immigration changes

Dec 17, 2014 - Lee VanBurge, Riverton:  Editor:
For all those years people in Congress said something needed to be done in immigration, but they never did it because of politics.
So then the ... [more]

Prosecutors should have known woman died from wreck

Dec 16, 2014 - Jeff Capelow, Riverton:  Editor:
Prosecutors say they "weren't aware" that the older lady injured in the wreck at Main and Hill Street had died a week later? Seriously? This is why no ... [more]

Do not treat deer as if they are birds at a feeder

Dec 14, 2014 - Drew Hewshen, Lander:  Editor:
I read the news piece from Cody where they are asking the question whether deer are pests or "four-legged works of art."
The answer to that depends ... [more]

State collects more money than it needs, then wastes it

Dec 12, 2014 - Richard Weber, Story:  Editor:
Dear Gov. Mead,
I regret to say I am selling my dream home and leaving Wyoming because I cannot afford the government rent (property taxes) you (Czar ... [more]