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Be ready to assist the airline serving Riverton

May 19, 2014 - Brad Kellinger, Colorado Springs, Colo.:  Editor:
I do not live in Fremont County, but I come there for business several times every year and for fun at least once a summer.
Having Riverton Regional ... [more]

Compassionate family picked up homeless dog on Cooper Road

May 16, 2014 - Angela Rapone, Riverton:  Editor:
This letter is to salute the family who picked up the homeless dog on Cooper Road. In a world that can be quite cold and heartless to our four-footed ... [more]

Why didn't writer help the abandoned dog on roadside?

May 16, 2014 - Ron Howard, Riverton:  Editor:
I have a question for Ms. Rood who witnessed a supposed abandoned dog starving on the side of the road.
Why didn't you just feed the dog? Or take ... [more]

Columnist shared the fun essence of traveling

May 15, 2014 - Barb Rogers, Riverton:  Editor:
l loved Chris Peck's column on his travels in the April 18 Ranger. First, I had to look up the lyrics to "Marrakesh Express" by Crosby, Stills, Nash ... [more]

Help was available from many sources for abandoned dog

May 14, 2014 - Coleen Dunn, Riverton:  Editor:
To Linda Rood, your letter in Sunday's paper about the abandoned little dog was absolutely heartbreaking. But what saddened and angered me even more ... [more]

When you have a house on a hill, you can be asking for real trouble

May 13, 2014 - Al Derrey, Riverton:  Editor:
It has been interesting to read about the hill slide in Jackson that has evacuated the neighborhood and threatened business down below. Some house ... [more]

Abandoned, loyal little dog made heart-wrenching choice

May 12, 2014 - Linda Rood, Riverton:  Editor:
This is an open letter to whoever lost or, probably, dumped a little black-and-tan dog on Cooper Road.
This little dog showed up on Tuesday ... [more]

My Health Care: No big changes so far under Affordable Care Act

May 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  So far our experience with the ACA is nothing has changed. We have insurance through our employers and haven't seen any changes or cost increases.
That being ... [more]

Think carefully before filling out military survey for young people

May 8, 2014 - Misti Bolte, Riverton:  Editor:
To all parents with children between the ages of 16 and 24: My daughter recently received a survey addressed to her, along with $2 in the mail ... [more]

GOP leaders wrong in trying to stifle debate on Mead censure

May 7, 2014 - Troy Mader, Gillette:  Editor:
There was a deliberate, orchestrated attempt by some of the state party leadership to stifle free and open debate on "public censure" at the recent ... [more]

Don't take the contributions of federal workers for granted

May 6, 2014 - Edward E. Chase, Casper:  Editor:
Across the country, and in cities and towns in Wyoming, government employees serve and protect our nation every day.
During Public Service ... [more]

Voters, remember who voted for SF 104 in the Legislature

May 5, 2014 - Gene Olmsted, Powell:  Editor:
Concerning the unconstitutionality of SF 104, which Sen. Hank Coe of Cody was largely responsible for formulating and getting it passed, the ... [more]

'Wake up' and give appearance of Riverton some more thought

May 2, 2014 - Joseph K. Streeter, Riverton:  Editor:
The mayor has made many comments in the past about the beautiful City of Riverton. Maybe he should take a drive through the city and look at all the ... [more]

Tribal election code is crucial and must not be undermined

May 1, 2014 - Dallas Coando, Fort Washakie:  Editor:
I would just like to say thank you to all who voted for me. Unfortunately, I have declined due to health reasons. But, I'd also like to express my ... [more]

Make early morning flight a priority at the airport

Apr 30, 2014 - Donald Scheilick, Riverton:  Editor:
I have always liked flying from Riverton Regional Airport and have no problem with the small airplanes. They fly just like any other plane. But ... [more]

My Health Care: Obamacare with subsidy means coverage possible

Apr 29, 2014 - Lori Jorgensen, Riverton:  Editor:
Regarding "My Health Care," I can say without a doubt that without the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, I would not have health insurance.
I never ... [more]

The EPA border ruling is 'correct,' so please send the back payment for royalties

Apr 28, 2014 - Lane Turner, Riverton:  Editor:
I believe the EPA decision about Riverton and all areas with in 50 miles of the Wind River Indian Reservation to be correct. I also believe that if ... [more]

MY HEALTH CARE: Retirement and ACA timing raised insurance costs

Apr 25, 2014 - From staff reports:  We are a retired couple that were fortunate to be able to keep our group insurance policy from our former employer. Upon retirement, we budgeted to be able to ... [more]

Steps taken now will save millions for solid waste district in next 20 years

Apr 25, 2014 - By Andy Frey, FCSWDD superintendent, Lander:  Editor:
The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District is a complex entity. It operates 21 facilities (landfills, bale stations, recycling centers, and ... [more]

Hill's victory gives 'glimmer of hope' against 'unruly few'

Apr 24, 2014 - Carole J. Boyd, Dubois:  Editor:
Something happened last week that resulted in a huge win for the citizens of Wyoming. The lower court acted on the Wyoming Supreme Court's decision ... [more]

State planning 'property grab' by ordering closure of Thermop pool

Apr 23, 2014 - Save the Teepee Pools, Thermopolis:  Editor:
On Thursday April 10, citizens of Thermopolis found out that the state parks department would be making a property grab. The Tepee Pools in Hot ... [more]

Confusion exists over men with the same name

Apr 22, 2014 - Wade G. LeBeau, Lander:  Editor:
I, Wade G. LeBeau, am writing to clarify any confusion concerning my identity and viewpoint. Many of you know me by my painting and construction ... [more]

Americans should not be so accepting of the 'overlong' Afghan war

Apr 19, 2014 - Richard Miller ,Thermopolis:  Editor:
Why are there still more than 30,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan?
The case for invading Afghanistan was certainly stronger than the case for invading ... [more]

Urbigkit's death a great loss to city, and insensitive remark hurts

Apr 18, 2014 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
The passing of Bill Urbigkit, a good friend and loyal employee, makes this one of the hardest letters I will write in my tenure as mayor.
Mr. ... [more]

Writer stands corrected on remark on Americans 'answering the call'

Apr 17, 2014 - Mary Sue Shoup, Riverton:  Editor:
I stand corrected for my statement concerning whether our men would answer the call if it came in.
Thank God we do have the personnel that answer the ... [more]

It's doubtful that members of Congress have read poem

Apr 16, 2014 - Scott Clement, Riverton:  Editor:
During the argument about Russia, Ukraine and Crimea, I wrote about members of Congress who are all fired up about it probably couldn't have found ... [more]

You pay taxes -- why doesn't General Electric?

Apr 15, 2014 - Frank Clemente, Washington, D.C.:  Editor:
You pay your fair share of taxes. Small businesses do too. It's the price we pay to educate our kids, protect our communities and have some security ... [more]

Organizer's imagination and knowledge 'indispensable' in weekly opera sponsorship

Apr 14, 2014 - Chuck and Muriel Chidsey, Lander:  Editor:
I write on behalf of the small but enthusiastic group of patrons of Lander Met Opera who feel as I do that we and this community owe a debt of ... [more]

'Time immemorial' is a long time to claim reservation homeland

Apr 10, 2014 - Walter Gray-Dennis, Riverton:  Editor:
The land of the Wind River Indian Reservation has been the "Shoshone homeland" since time immemorial? The tribal leader who said that in The Ranger ... [more]

Honor Farm land development runs risk of repeating experience of city's downtown lot

Apr 9, 2014 - Jerry Humphreys, Riverton:  Editor:
I would like to know from the City of Riverton if there have been some stores or house builders who have said they want to build on the land by the ... [more]