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Congress should consider impeaching the president

Dec 20, 2013 - Gloria Gregory, Riverton:  Editor:
I am not a Democrat. I am not a Republican. I am a registered Independent and have voted in every election I was eligible for more than 50 years. It ... [more]

Most people probably would not mind a higher tax on beer

Dec 19, 2013 - Trey Landsdoun, Riverton:  Editor:
The Riverton mayor wants the state to raise the tax on beer. I think this would be all right with most people. I would guess that most people who buy ... [more]

Hill: Wyoming's citizens deserve answers on costly state investigation

Dec 18, 2013 - Cindy Hill, Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction:  Editor:
On I sent the following letter to the members of the Wyoming Legislature regarding the work of the Select Investigative Committee:
Dear ... [more]

Turn vacant lot downtown into paid parking for businesses

Dec 18, 2013 - Mike Jorgus, Riverton:  Editor:
I have a suggestion for using the vacant lot at Fifth and Main in downtown Riverton that the City of Riverton owns if nothing is going to be built ... [more]

Funding for more public transportation 'very unlikely'

Dec 17, 2013 - Diane Watley, Riverton:  Editor:
I read the letter from the young man I take to be an exchange student of some kind from Germany. He talked about having more public transportation. ... [more]

Take EPA's ruling on reservation to court immediately and 'fight it out'

Dec 16, 2013 - Donald K. Breight, Riverton:  Editor:
The EPA now says Riverton is part of the Indian reservation, eh? Who the heck is the EPA to decide that? Take this to court immediately and fight it ... [more]

On a plane, you could 'never get away' from a cell phone call

Dec 13, 2013 - Kathy Ruskoff. Riverton:  Editor:
I don't know if I am glad or sad that the airlines might let passengers use cell phones on board. But if you fly from Riverton on the 19-seat plane it ... [more]

Governor's 'trust' issues with feds ironic considering what he did to the state education

Dec 12, 2013 - Ed Thomas, Kinnear:  Editor:
Recently the governor of Wyoming chose not to accept an expanded Medicaid or to do anything to set up an insurance exchange because he didn't trust ... [more]

Expanded public transportation would be good for the city

Dec 10, 2013 - Rouven Hoelzein, Riverton:  Editor:
Riverton needs some more public transportation. I think that increased public transportation in the form of a larger bus line with more service would ... [more]

Here's why Udens' remains should be raised from lake

Dec 9, 2013 - Tracy Morrin, Riverton:  Editor:
In response to the letter from Erica Beckett, I was a dear friend of Claire Martin, the mother and grandmother of Virginia Uden and her sons, for more ... [more]

CREG's main role is providing cover for Wyoming legislators

Dec 6, 2013 - Jacob C. Grimes, Riverton:  Editor:
Concerning how the state bases its revenue forecast, I agree with the editorial that the CREG group underestimates it year after year. It's ... [more]

'Do not be caught off guard' by plaintive letters from inmates

Dec 5, 2013 - Brenda Lutz, Riverton:  Editor:
I saw in The Ranger a letter to the editor from a Charles Kolb of Bessemer, Ala. He said he was a former Riverton resident but now a prisoner in a ... [more]

In his old age, Uden decided to trade knowledge for lifelong care and protection at state'

Dec 2, 2013 - Harold Goodell, Dubois:  Editor,
Never have the local newspapers published such a sickening or barbaric act as earlier this month in reporting the details of the Uden triple murders. ... [more]

Is the vacant lot in downtown Riverton going to be a junkyard?

Nov 29, 2013 - Harvey Burke, Riverton:  Editor:
So the city is going to do more testing of the dirt in the downtown vacant lot that it owns and has done nothing with other than an insincere attempt ... [more]

Sternberg made good impression during 'meet and greet' encounter

Nov 27, 2013 - Barb Glundenning, Casper:  Editor:
I have been hearing about the departure from the University of Wyoming by the new president, Bob Sternberg. We were eating at a restaurant in Riverton ... [more]

Enact laws to protect the right to different ideas, opinions

Nov 26, 2013 - Tim Schroeder, Riverton:  Editor:
In recent observation, I have noticed that the general public does not fully understand what the word "normal" means.
Normal and/or normality in ... [more]

Is it really advisable to raise the Uden bodies from lake?

Nov 24, 2013 - Erica Beckett, Casper:  Editor:
I have been as interested as the next person in the story of Gerald Uden and the murder of his former wife and the two boys. But I am wondering is if ... [more]

Too much gunfire at schools

Nov 21, 2013 - Dwight Traphagen, Riverton:  Editor:
I was thankful for the letter by Mr. Nyberg, the middle school assistant principal, in response to the earlier one from Mr. Finley that criticized ... [more]

There's a 'laugh a day' from D.C.

Nov 20, 2013 - William Borwegen, Riverton:  Editor:
It has become like going to the circus. There is a laugh a day to keep me occupied.
As I watch television, I see the liar, Clinton, calling the liar, ... [more]

Legacy we are leaving next generations is staggering

Nov 19, 2013 - Michael Dale Smith, Riverton:  Editor:
Since that warm, sun-filled morning in July 1944, the day ol' Doc Kendall delivered me, the sun has risen and sent 25,310 times. The hands on the ... [more]

WLRC must 'get it right this time'

Nov 18, 2013 - Eileen Harnsberger, Lander:  Editor:
As a study of the Wyoming Life Resource Center is made public with recommendations for the Joint Labor, Health and Social Services Interim Committee, ... [more]

Column brought to mind riding train to college in '70 with dad

Nov 15, 2013 - Violet Fleming, Riverton:  Editor:
I have clipped out and saved Steve Peck's column from Oct. 18 about driving with his 20-year-old son to college back east.
When I went to college in ... [more]

Veterans are always held in high regard

Nov 15, 2013 - Mary Sue Shoup, Riverton:  Editor:
With Veterans Day this week, I felt the need to say a special thank-you to all of our veterans, currently serving, those who have served, those who ... [more]

Obama only cares about himself, not the people of the United States

Nov 14, 2013 - Dan Wimp, Riverton:  Editor:
Obama claims he don't know what's going on with government, Congress, senators.
Obama don't care about American people he only cares about himself. ... [more]

Community cleanup effort 'is how it's supposed to be'

Nov 13, 2013 - Max Spencer, Riverton:  Editor:
To all those involved in the recent community cleanup -- the Riverton High School student body, their families and others -- you guys moved about a half ... [more]

Hoping relatives might remember

Nov 12, 2013 - Charles Kolb, Bessemer, Ala.:  Editor:
I was born in Fremont County, and I started grade school there. Not long afterward, my father lost his job, so my parents decided to move to ... [more]

Public employees provide inside look at Obamacare in early stage

Nov 10, 2013 - William Lansfort, Riverton:  Editor:
We in Fremont County and Wyoming are fortunate to have examples of how the "Obamacare" Affordable Care Act is being put in place via county ... [more]

Here's definition of 'sole sovereignty'

Nov 8, 2013 - Steve York, Riverton:  Editor:
In response to Stella Montoya's published letter to you, sovereignty means control over an area or a people and sole sovereignty means it is not ... [more]

Wyoming people not getting full access to health insurance options

Nov 8, 2013 - Jim, Cheri and Jack Fulmer, Jackson:  Editor:
Thanks for the beauty of scenic vistas, open spaces and a high quality of life. Right out of the old cowboy song, "Don't fence me in." Right? Now, ... [more]

School safety practices are neither wasteful nor fearmongering

Nov 7, 2013 - Brent Nyberg, Assistant principal, Riverton Middle School:  Editor:
This letter is written in response to Mr. Finley's Oct. 31 criticism of Riverton Middle School's lockdown practice. As always, we appreciate the ... [more]

Problem with 'drunken vagrants' is not what 'label' we give them

Nov 6, 2013 - Belle Bransky, Riverton:  Editor:
Oh, for heaven's sake, Ron Howard is trying to make a mountain out of a molehill. All right, I apologize for using the term "path rangers" in ... [more]

Halloween in Guantanamo

Nov 5, 2013 - Lawrence Lee Wickstrom, Kinnear:  Editor:
It's Halloween in Guantanamo
And the spooks march their boots to your stall.
You can rattle your chains
But they can rattle your brains
Until you ... [more]

The time for tribal self-reliance is now; commerce is the key

Nov 4, 2013 - Rory J. Robinson, Fort Washakie:  Editor:
On behalf of the Eastern Shoshone Education Department, I wanted to thank Mr. John Enos for his support regarding the Youth Entrepreneurship Project ... [more]

Columnist 'funny and thoughtful'

Nov 1, 2013 - Nancy Deumanelle, Riverton:  Editor:
Here is a quick note to say how much I enjoy reading Clair McFarland's column every other Thursday. I so remember my days as a young mother, but I ... [more]

Schools should not be lock boxes

Oct 31, 2013 - Lance Finley, Riverton:  Editor:
I was talking with my daughter recently and she informed me that Riverton Middle School had a mock lockdown. She then informed me that she was ... [more]

The only way to live is to 'resist, fight evil'

Oct 30, 2013 - Den Schofield, Riverton:  Editor:
I cannot allow Mr. Peck's editorial titled "Everyone felt it" (Friday, Oct. 18,) to slide by without comment.
The attitude of blaming "Congress" for ... [more]

Snow early in season means less spending on snowplows

Oct 29, 2013 - Loren Albert, Riverton:  Editor:
If we are going to get all this snow, I am just as glad that we are getting it now early in the fall/winter period rather than later. When it falls ... [more]

Perhaps Winter Fair has run its course

Oct 27, 2013 - Reed Galenring, Lander:  Editor:
Sorry, but I don't think losing the Wyoming State Winter Fair would be all that important.
I do not want to sound mean, and I do not have anything ... [more]

Be proud of young people who helped after the storm

Oct 25, 2013 - Judith A. Sleath, Riverton:  Editor:
Praises to our Riverton High School students. Thanks to each of you who were at my home and cleaned up all the fallen limbs and branches after the big ... [more]

Writer has an urgent request for definition of a legal term

Oct 24, 2013 - Stella Montoya, Riverton:  Editor:
Of the utmost urgency because time is of the essence, I need help as to who can give me and my brother the legal definition of "soul sovereignty," or ... [more]