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Don't wait on a single issue to get motivated for action

Aug 16, 2013 - Bill Johnson, Pinedale:  The biggest question facing us today is not, "should I support the Republicans or the Democrats", but rather "do we still have time to save our country?" In ... [more]

Thanks for Oak Ridge Boys and 'Ozark Mountain Jubilee'

Aug 15, 2013 - Cathy Famgarner, Riverton:  Editor:
I enjoyed the performance by the Oak Ridge Boys at the Fremont County Fair this year more than just about anything I have done in a long time.
For ... [more]

Don't take away fair traditions

Aug 13, 2013 - Donna Dotsing, Riverton:  Editor:
I am in agreement with the lady who wrote about canceling the pie contest at the Fremont County fair this year. A lot of good, old traditions at the ... [more]

Was the pie contest really canceled at county fair?

Aug 11, 2013 - Debbie Friedrich, Riverton:  Editor:
Were my eyes deceiving me, or did I truly read that the Fremont County fair did away with the annual pie contest this year?
You have got to be ... [more]

'Volunteer' EMTs gave great service to Fremont County, and rural areas are worse without

Aug 8, 2013 - Lori Davidson, Pavillion:  Editor:
As a former "volunteer" intermediate EMT for 11 years in the Kinnear/Pavillion area, I take great offense to the letter written by Brian Spears on ... [more]

Government still not doing its duty for Sand Creek Massacre descendants

Aug 7, 2013 - Homer Flute, Sand Creek Massacre Descendants Trust Apache:  Editor:
The Sand Creek Massacre Descendants Trust formally requested from the U.S. Department of the Interior that an accounting be conducted of monies and ... [more]

Cooperation from RPD made street crossing a safe operation

Aug 6, 2013 - Dave Case, Riverton:  Editor:
I suspect that the job of a policeman is a thankless one more often than not, so a heartfelt thank-you to our policeman for being outstanding public ... [more]

Quick, professional action on Fairfield Fire was crucial in protecting property

Aug 5, 2013 - Karen and Phil Schiller and homeowners of Homestead Park:  Editor:
Homeowners from Homestead Park near Fairfield Hill are most grateful to the firefighters, Fremont County Sheriff's department, and local policeman who ... [more]

Post-World War II situation in Ukraine 'begs reflection'

Aug 1, 2013 - Marian Bellinger, Riverton:  Editor:
It's well to remember when drawing out Ukrainians as Nazi guards, are you hearing it right?
Israel protects its Nazi guards who performed all the ... [more]

U.S. has 'caved in to perversion'

Jul 31, 2013 - Tom Lindsey, Cheyenne:  Editor:
Those on whom we depend to ensure justice in, and survival for, our American culture have caved into perversion.
They have betrayed and sabotaged the ... [more]

Enrolled Act 37 ought to be repealed

Jul 30, 2013 - Bruce Palmer, Lander:  It is summer time. The kids are out of school and many families thoughts turn to a summer vacation. A trip to Yellowstone, a family reunion, or perhaps a jaunt ... [more]

Sen. Enzi is from Wyoming, and he is not a 'show-off'

Jul 30, 2013 - Diana Plantt, Riverton:  Editor:
I promise to examine the important issues to me and to Wyoming in the upcoming primary election for U.S. Senator between Sen. Mike Enzi and former ... [more]

Thanks for changing the fair parade back to the morning

Jul 28, 2013 - Cindy Aaron, Riverton:  Editor:
I just want to say how happy I am, and a lot of people I know as well, that the Fremont County fair parade was moved back to the morning.
It is so ... [more]

Single-director format for museums is unnecessary and not best way to spend money

Jul 26, 2013 - Patti Anderson, Riverton:  Editor:
Here we go again.
It has only been a few years since the issue of administrative restructure for Fremont County museums failed the last time. It is ... [more]

'Outraged and disgusted' by the hounding of Cindy Hill

Jul 25, 2013 - Joan Brummond, Laramie:  Editor:
I worked for Cindy Hill before she became Superintendent of Public Instruction. She is a problem solver like few administrators.
She keeps the kids ... [more]

Don't leave stuff lying around; it can 'grow legs'

Jul 24, 2013 - Mary Sue Shoup, Riverton:  I thought it would be of interest to people who have a tendency to leave items like purses, car parts, or anything else that can grow legs just lying ... [more]

City yard waste truck driver did 'the nicest thing'

Jul 23, 2013 - Peggy Gress, Riverton:  Editor:
The nicest thing happened on the Fourth of July. As we were working in our yard, my husband noticed the city of Riverton yard waste truck coming down ... [more]

Subsidy might be best in attracting a different airline

Jul 21, 2013 - Clay Henton, Riverton:  Editor:
On this question of Wyoming towns paying a subsidy to airlines to protect air service, has a subsidy ever been pad to Great Lakes?
It seems to me ... [more]

Wyoming coal and gas both will have a big role in future

Jul 19, 2013 - Marcus Selvig, Riverton:  Editor:
My comment is on Gov. Mead's recent remarks in a Ranger story under the headline "Mead: Coal can't be ignored in Obama's energy planning."
I am sure ... [more]

All-star soccer game is a good idea, and not unprecedented

Jul 18, 2013 - Chuck Rodgers, Riverton:  Editor:
I was the Riverton High School boys soccer coach from 1986 to 1999, and I completely agree with Craig Blumenshine's comments that it would be a good ... [more]

Recent letter had 'laugh out loud' element to it

Jul 17, 2013 - Martin Chaffs, Riverton:  Editor:
In a letter to the editor, Riverton Mayor Warpness jumped on the writer of another letter to the editor who talked about how the city rolled out the ... [more]

Third time for the same scam using a fake granddaughter

Jul 16, 2013 - Winnie Schmuck, Riverton:  Editor:
This is the third time -- same scam. Why do they bother 80-plus-year-old-me?
I answered the phone on Wednesday, June 26, to someone who said she was ... [more]

'No reason' apparent for creating a single director for county museum system

Jul 15, 2013 - Maggie Layton, Riverton:  Editor:
Concerning the proposal to hire one director for the entire Fremont County Museum system, I can see no reason for this plan.
I think our Fremont ... [more]

Obama 'couldn't be president of a dog fight if a cat was sponsor'

Jul 12, 2013 - Dan Wimp, Riverton:  Editor:
Obama better leave Medicare and Social Security alone. It is not his money in the first place.
Obama wants to send weapons to Syria what's he going ... [more]

Keep county EMS service going forward

Jul 10, 2013 - Bryan Spears, Lander:  There has been a great deal of furor lately over the subject of Fremont County EMS. Much of this has stemmed from complaints made from a few individuals in the ... [more]

Constitutional amendment can fix surveillance abuses in U.S.

Jul 9, 2013 - Mike Lieberman, General Santos City, Philippines:  Editor:
No, Mr. Obama, I do not trust the checks and balances in the federal government to abstain from abusing a 'surveillance' database treasure trove. And ... [more]

New investigations of WDE are nothing more than a 'witch hunt' for purely political ends

Jul 7, 2013 - Cindy Hill, Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction:  Editor:
Re: Speaker Lubnau's news release of his intent to form yet another investigative committee:
The "independent" inquiry team spent the last four ... [more]

Fairgrounds serves a vital role for Fremont County

Jul 5, 2013 - Chris Linton, Riverton:  Editor:
Too often, Riverton residents breeze by the Fremont County Fairgrounds without even giving it a thought.
Or if there is a thought, it might be that ... [more]

Real holiday is July 5, when the improper fireworks finally end

Jul 3, 2013 - Saundra Caey, Riverton:  Editor:
I consider myself to be as patriotic as the next person, but here is why I usually don't look forward to the Fourth of July.
It is because of all the ... [more]

County's surplus could have been shared with public

Jul 3, 2013 - William Borwegen, Riverton:  Editor:
It came to my attention that the Fremont County Commissioners had $1 million extra in their budget.
Because my Social Security benefits have not ... [more]

Airline subsidy might have merit, but contentions in letter were wrong

Jul 2, 2013 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
In a letter to the editor on June 17, Mr. Ken Prentice presented the idea of subsidizing our airline for better service. This idea may have merit, but ... [more]

Make commissioner pay raises subject to voter OK on ballot

Jun 30, 2013 - Jerry Humphreys, Riverton:  Editor:
I have an idea about what the Fremont County Commissioners are paid.
Each election year there would be a line on the ballot asking if the current ... [more]

Effort to 'destroy' Cindy Hill a cruel waste of time

Jun 28, 2013 - Caryl Lefford, Riverton:  Editor:
I hope Reps. Miller, Goggles, Larson and Campbell can see how ridiculous this new report criticizing Superintendent Cindy Hill really is.
I went to ... [more]

Concert brought back memories of how important music was for the nation's morale

Jun 27, 2013 - Robert C. Oberheu, Riverton:  Editor:
I take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks to all who were involved in bringing the Glenn Miller Orchestra to Riverton.
What a great, great ... [more]

'World needs a big dose of mind-your-own-business'

Jun 26, 2013 - Delia Grantland, Riverton:  Editor:
Thinking about all the controversy over the man from the National Security Agency who made it known that government was monitoring the e-mails and ... [more]

One of the things 'we've worked so hard to achieve' is a fair system of justice in U.S.

Jun 25, 2013 - Douglas Drachner, Riverton:  Editor:
I see that Mary Sue Shoup has been giving her own brand of civics lessons again in the newspaper. Recently she wrote that the Boston bombing suspect ... [more]

Pay raises for commissioners and department heads don't feel right

Jun 23, 2013 - Dennis Slinger, Lander:  Editor:
I don't think I could ever be a county commissioner or county head of a department because I could not sleep at night if I voted myself a nice pay ... [more]

'Poltergeist' news item was 'good for a laugh or two'

Jun 21, 2013 - Ian Franklin, Riverton:  Editor:
So now our police and sheriff are supposed to know how to deal with a "poltergeist"? That was the funniest news item of the year when the cops were ... [more]

Reserve the empty city lot for downtown parking space

Jun 20, 2013 - Diane Porter, Riverton:  Editor:
I wish the City of Riverton would rethink the idea of spending big bucks on the empty lot on Main Street for a park.
One day I couldn't find a ... [more]

Visitor 'hired' by cousin years ago to deliver Mining Edition

Jun 19, 2013 - Rod Dedrick, Bradley, Texas:  Editor:
Many years back, and I won't say how many because I want to feel young, my cousin had a Ranger paper route. For two years in a row he "hired" me to ... [more]