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Raising taxes temporarily to help fund schools is 'us helping us'

All that happened in Cheyenne on school funding was putting off the inevitable. The Legislature is going to have to find some money somewhere, because ...

'Enduring community' made book event a success

Thank you a million times over for the very nice article you published on Feb. 22 about my book "Oh! The Journey." It was in a very good spot.
I ...

Planned dikes on LeClair system will 'dissolve like sugar'

The so-called north channel below LeClair head gate and the so-called dike was totally washed out in the high water of 2011, plus 25,000 cubic yards ...

Column on how to behave at game should be repeated

Randy Tucker, you did it again. Another fine column on Feb. 19, with good advice on how to behave at sporting events.
That column, "Tournament Time ...

Combined WIHS, Wind River district 'might never lose' a basketball game

I doubt that this is under consideration in the talk about school funding and saving money, but if the two school districts at Ethete and Pavillion ...

University trustee appointments don't reflect state's demographics

A Feb. 26 press release from Gov. Matt Mead's office included a document listing the governor's nominees for boards and commissions.Included was ...

Taxes pay for public schools

Taxes pay for our schools and education system in Wyoming. Do people understand that?
I don't see why the idea of a slight increase in sales taxes, ...

City crews should plow snow to center of street, not side

When the City plowed the snow to the center of the street, no matter how much snow fell, we immediately had four functioning lanes to use - two ...

Learn from the history of recent local flooding

The saying about history is "those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it." That is good wisdom for later this year when all the snow ...

Coming production of 'Jesus Christ Superstar' tastefully done

On March 3, 4, 5, 10 and 11 the Central Wyoming College theater department will put on the production of "Jesus Christ Superstar."
Before I go on, ...

Unbeaten RHS team a fine group of players, young men

Too many times we are assaulted by the news and how bad people can be. I just want to say we have a group of young men that are simply amazing. You ...

If unknown caller asks 'Can you hear me?' just hang up

The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about an old scam with a new twist. The "Can You Hear Me?" scam has long been used to coerce ...

Local leaders are more important to us than Trump

I agree with the editorial which said Wyoming would be foolish to count on President Donald Trump to wave some magic wand and solve the financial ...

What has tribal liaison program ever really accomplished in state?

In this financial crisis for Wyoming, I would favor deleting funding for the Wyoming Tribal Liaisons altogether.
The Legislature has cut half of it ...

Time to repeal BLM's venting and flaring rule

I have joined U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., in introducing a resolution of disapproval to overturn the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) final rule on ...

It's time for Shoshoni to take pride in its appearance

It's a new year. Let us start with a new idea. Let us make Shoshoni beautiful (again).
How do we do it? We can all help. It's called curb appeal. ...

Good library management must be a top priority for the county

It has been reported that the county still has not found a director for the library system. The Riverton library has a director vacancy also.
I ...

Snow removal demonstrates lack of concern from city

The city can push the snow against our vehicles so we can't get to work. But the city can push it it in the middle of the street.
The city does not ...

Equality State shouldn't allow for discrimination

Wyoming entered the United States as The Equality State 127 years ago, having been the first territory to recognize women's right to vote.
That, ...

Snow left in huge pile in front of rental property

I have lived in Riverton my entire life, and I've never seen such poor snow removal. My property is at the east end of Riverview Road, next to the old ...


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