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Why not expand 1 percent tax use if voters want to?

I disagree with the criticism by Ron Warpness of the editorial that simply suggested the "1 percent tax" could be used for more things.
I think it ...

Exercise your role in protecting wild lands in the Red Desert

I grew up in a small town in Nebraska and now live in Laramie. After working summers in Grand Teton National Park, the wildness in Wyoming greatly ...

Enzi must back Shepard memorial

We've all said stupid things before that we don't mean. While I understand this, I personally believe Sen. Mike Enzi said exactly what he meant to ...

Surprise notice arrived from veterans agency

I received a surprise U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs notice that I was awarded a health benefit after records indicated my benefits had recently ...

Remember, handicap- access parking has a very real purpose

I'm writing this to raise awareness.
I could write it many ways. Believe me, the anger and frustration still burn.
My husband and I had things to ...

Why couldn't mountain lion have been darted and moved?

I was going to lose more sleep over this tragic and poorly handled incident until I voiced my views.
A mountain lion in Riverton was killed for ...

Wyoming's corrections officers more than guards

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead signed a proclamation to designate May 8-12, 2017, as Wyoming Correctional Professionals' Week during an exemplary employee ...

Wish more could have been done for mountain lion

First of all, I am not an expert on mountain lions or any other wildlife. But I do find in to hard to believe that the only solution to the mountain ...

Money from 1 percent tax has very specific purpose

After reading the editorial titled "Glad for a tax?" I felt compelled to comment. I, too, have been following the county's use of the 1 percent ...

'Very grateful' to workers who answered call at small business

Riverton may be having financial difficulties, but it is still a town with a a lot going for it.
On a recent Saturday, the lock on our back door here ...

Road in front of widow's house 'is a disgrace'

I am a Marine who served in Korea and Vietnam. I am not proud of a county who will torment two widows who live along Webbwood Road, who one of them ...

The Riverton Kiwanis club hosed the 10th annual Books and Breakfast book fair Saturday at St. Margaret's School gymnasium. A free breakfast was served by the ...

'Get more people involved' in support for jet airline service

I am glad to see that Denver Air Connection wants to keep flying the jet route from Riverton Regional Airport to Denver International. It has been a ...

Change government form only after contemplation

Daniel Noejik made the suggestion of not replacing the Riverton city administrator. After the first job offer for a replacement fell through, there ...

Tapping 'rainy day' funds or leaving them alone both have consequences for state

What to do with Wyoming's Investments? By now, almost everyone in Wyoming has a sense that it has been raining for a while. And, it seems pretty ...

Compassion and support are hallmarks of senior center

One step in the door of the Riverton Senior Citizens Center revealed a special place filled with warmth, good food, fun, and everyday reasons to ...

Arts, academics need advocates against cutbacks

First of all, I did appreciate Mr. Pauley's letter defending sports programs from cutbacks during budget cutting. He mentioned other programs also, ...

When the weather warms up, 'look out' for big crop of weeds

This is a very wet spring we are having, following up on a very long and snowy winter. It is good that everyone is paying attention to the flooding ...

To save taxpayer money, consider eliminating administrator post

On the failure to sign up a new city administrator for Riverton, I have this question for everybody. Do we need an administrator. For a long time we ...

'Together, we can guide' SageWest hospitals forward, says new CEO

A strong, local health-care system is the backbone of any healthy, thriving community.
Access to high-quality care gives people the freedom and ...


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