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Consider new health care bill on moral basis, says physician

The following was sent June 15 to both Sen. Enzi and Sen. Barrasso. I write this from the perspective of a retired physician, having practiced ...

Class motto good, but expanded one better

In reference to the editorial about the 2017 high school class mottoes, I was struck by the first one, which reads "Live the life you have imagined," ...

Bear spray incident on bus shows danger, so be aware

The incident on the school bus in Grand Teton where the kids accidentally got sprayed with bear spray was interesting. It isn't quite like having a ...

Regulations can be annoying, but they have done much good

Annoying as regulations and laws can be, with two or more people on the planet we will continue to need them, along with good sense and decency. ...

Good thing road closure didn't happen in Aug.

Thank goodness the flood didn't close Highway 26 in August during the big eclipse crowd. What a mess it is out there.
On the other hand, if it did ...

Maintain 'delicate balance' on sage grouse management

I appreciate of the tone being set by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who announced last week that he is reviewing federal land management plans ...

Don't make possessing a brownie a state felony

The majority of the Wyoming Legislature's Judiciary Committee has voted for felony imprisonment of Wyoming citizens for possession of flour and ...

Coverage of the Memorial Day events was appreciated

I am writing to thank The Ranger for covering our Memorial Day and other veterans activities, including the fallen firefighters. I can honestly say it ...

Owners of vacant house that burned 'do not condone' what happened

The owners of the house that caught fire on Riverview Road on May 26 did not intentionally set the fire. We hired an individual to hire a crew to tear ...

Stop using math scores as an excuse to defund public education in state

Wyoming State Sen. Dave Kinskey(R-Sheridan) is obsessed with eighth-grade math scores.
He serves on the Legislature's Select Committee on School ...

'Just go ahead' and raise taxes temporarily

Regarding the state revenue deficit. I read that the legislators are considering a tax increase temporarily.
They should just go ahead and do it. We ...

A 'fact of life' about meth crimes in Fremont County

I can appreciate what Sheriff Hornecker said about reservation and non-reservation law enforcement cooperating on meth cases. I'm sure they try. ...

'Controlled' label on house burn was not accurate

Do I have this right? A person has a right to call up the fire department and say "I am doing a controlled burn," and then light a two-story house on ...

When someone 'is doing absolutely nothing,' when will the job be done?

Yes, we are experiencing climate change. We have always had climate change, just as we have continental drift, eruptions, glaciers, earthquakes and ...

'Parked' horse was another 'only in Wyoming' experience

Along the same lines as what Randy Tucker wrote about on May 14, "Things you'll see nowhere else," I remember driving with my dad to pick up some ...

Tell unreliable carrier at airport 'to take a hike'

If it was up to me, which it is not, I would tell the unreliable airline that has been late and cancelled so many flights to take a hike. We could ...

Support 28th Amendment

Open letter to Wyoming Gov. Matthew Mead, the Wyoming Legislature, U.S. Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso, and U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis:
I urge you ...

'Heartening to see' the contributing efforts of young CWC Ambassadors

Central Wyoming College offers a scholarship program to outstanding students who exhibit a commitment to education, leadership, service and community ...

CWCR00;commencement 'had all kinds of people'

It is hard to argue with "diversity" when you see the Central Wyoming College graduation exercises, which I did on May 12. I believe there were 200 ...

Friends of the Library needs volunteers during tough times

We invite readers to join us as a volunteer to help support our local Riverton Branch Library. The Friends of the Library is a nonprofit group of ...


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