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Columnist 'funny and thoughtful'

Nov 1, 2013 - Nancy Deumanelle, Riverton:  Editor:
Here is a quick note to say how much I enjoy reading Clair McFarland's column every other Thursday. I so remember my days as a young mother, but I ... [more]

Schools should not be lock boxes

Oct 31, 2013 - Lance Finley, Riverton:  Editor:
I was talking with my daughter recently and she informed me that Riverton Middle School had a mock lockdown. She then informed me that she was ... [more]

The only way to live is to 'resist, fight evil'

Oct 30, 2013 - Den Schofield, Riverton:  Editor:
I cannot allow Mr. Peck's editorial titled "Everyone felt it" (Friday, Oct. 18,) to slide by without comment.
The attitude of blaming "Congress" for ... [more]

Snow early in season means less spending on snowplows

Oct 29, 2013 - Loren Albert, Riverton:  Editor:
If we are going to get all this snow, I am just as glad that we are getting it now early in the fall/winter period rather than later. When it falls ... [more]

Perhaps Winter Fair has run its course

Oct 27, 2013 - Reed Galenring, Lander:  Editor:
Sorry, but I don't think losing the Wyoming State Winter Fair would be all that important.
I do not want to sound mean, and I do not have anything ... [more]

Be proud of young people who helped after the storm

Oct 25, 2013 - Judith A. Sleath, Riverton:  Editor:
Praises to our Riverton High School students. Thanks to each of you who were at my home and cleaned up all the fallen limbs and branches after the big ... [more]

Writer has an urgent request for definition of a legal term

Oct 24, 2013 - Stella Montoya, Riverton:  Editor:
Of the utmost urgency because time is of the essence, I need help as to who can give me and my brother the legal definition of "soul sovereignty," or ... [more]

Door-to-door peddlers in city ought be licensed by the police

Oct 23, 2013 - Meredith Erman, Riverton:  Editor:
Here is my opinion on sales people who go door to door trying to sell things: Don't permit it to be done at all. If it must be allowed, then make them ... [more]

RHS kids 'worked like beavers' to help after storm

Oct 22, 2013 - Phyllis Gies, Riverton:  Editor:
I want to thank the students of Riverton High School, particularly the class of Mrs. Rivers, for their wonderful community service project.
The ... [more]

If monthly per capita payments aren't workable, try quarterlies

Oct 19, 2013 - Steve Willow, Ethete:  Editor:
Like most tribes, we get our monthly per capita payments from the gaming revenues.
So in our next general council meeting , we can vote on that ... [more]

Labeling other people is never a good thing

Oct 18, 2013 - Ronald E. Howard, Riverton:  Editor:
I don't want to get into a spittin' contest with Belle Bransky through letters to you, so I will make this my last response to this subject.
It ... [more]

Whole truth not being told in case of Morris disappearance

Oct 17, 2013 - Susan M. Ferguson, Gillette:  Editor:
In April, authorities in Lander swore out an arrest warrant for one James Franklin Jagers. They went to the trouble of extradition and then went to ... [more]

Tribe should have a vote on bringing alcohol to reservation

Oct 16, 2013 - Lester Dewey, Newcastle:  Editor:
Bilked, bamboozled and betrayed by our council members. They decide the fate of lives by considering allowing alcohol on the Wind River Indian ... [more]

Editorial did justice to the significance of new H/S Center

Oct 15, 2013 - Peg Minick, Boise, Idaho:  Editor:
Your editorial (Sept. 26: Mixing art ... [more]

Of course Common Core is political, and for good reason

Oct 13, 2013 - Judy Helmick, Dubois:  Editor:
Oct. 8 was a morning ringing with anticipation and hope. The concerned citizens of Wyoming were finally granted their own special spot on the agenda ... [more]

Unfair to brand complaint about Rails to Trails pathway as racist

Oct 11, 2013 - Belle Bransky, Riverton:  Editor:
I was offended strongly by the letter to the editor from Mr. Ron Howard who decided to all but brand me as a racist because I used the words "path ... [more]

Fed up with trash freeloaders in receptacles paid for by others

Oct 10, 2013 - Char McKenzie, Riverton:  Editor:
Sunday at about 2 p.m. is a good time for the small, gray Chevrolet pickup (it sounds like a road grader) 10 County plates, white female driver, age ... [more]

Break in the Uden case is 'nothing short of incredible'

Oct 9, 2013 - Virginia Alveda, Riverton:  Editor:
The break in the Uden disappearance is nothing short of incredible to me. I remember so well when that all happened.
It was a very famous case in ... [more]

Doctor shortage a problem already and will get worse

Oct 8, 2013 - Lynette McIntyre, Riverton:  Editor:
I believe that we have a very serious problem in Fremont County concerning individuals getting into see a physician. With several doctors now absent ... [more]

Entrepreneur course was useful to young generation

Oct 6, 2013 - John Enos, Fort Washakie:  Editor:
This is a letter of recognition to Shoshone Higher Education, Harmony Spoonhunter, Rory Robinson and staff Rosa Burnett and Randy Nagitsy. Through ... [more]

AYP standards under No Child Left Behind are 'astoundingly unrealistic'

Oct 4, 2013 - Charles W. Rodgers, Riverton:  Editor's note: Due to a Ranger error, an unproofed draft of this letter was published mistakenly on Thursday. The correct version, as submitted, is printed ... [more]

No Child Left Behind goals are 'tragically unrealistic'

Oct 3, 2013 - Charles W. Rodgers, Riverton:  Editor:
I want to address the tragically unrealistic goals which have become standards of No Child left behind, the educational mandate under which schools ... [more]

Health/science center 'great,' and there is no better word

Oct 2, 2013 - Lyne Mecklen, Riverton:  Editor:
What a nice, beautiful day it was on Sept. 20 for the dedication of the CWC Health and Science Center.
I am embarrassed now because I didn't even ... [more]

'Path ranger' comment was inappropriate

Oct 1, 2013 - Ronald E. Howard, Riverton:  Editor:
I read the letter from Belle Bransky on Sept. 17 about the so-called 'vagrants' on the Rails to Trails path. As a Native American I was offended by ... [more]

Rain was nice, but more storage upstream would be even better

Sep 28, 2013 - Rich Kinships, Riverton:  Editor:
Yep, this is some great rain we've been having. Too bad it's all running downstream now that the irrigation season is pretty much over.
It's ... [more]

Make things right with loved ones while you can

Sep 25, 2013 - Paul Bell Jr., St. Stephen's:  Editor:
Over the past several years and more recently felt by the families close to those we have lost this year, so far, I pray for those we must lose ... [more]

'Positive feeling' about shelter and how cats are handled there

Sep 24, 2013 - Louise Manor, Riverton:  Editor:
Responding to the letter to the editor from Pat Stevens about the Riverton animal shelter, I can say that anything negative that happened to her with ... [more]

Lesson to all in inmate's change of plans; someone is watching

Sep 15, 2013 - Joy Frauer, Lander:  Editor:
I got a real kick reading about the escaped inmate in Casper who has now been on the loose for two weeks compared to the escape want to be at the ... [more]

Wyoming ought to sign up for Medicare expansion under 'Obamacare' to cover citizens

Sep 13, 2013 - Freida Millsdorn, Riverton:  Editor:
I am hearing again about how Wyoming won't go along with the U.S. government program to expand Medicaid service in each state to help everyone meet ... [more]

Things were different in 'my day,' but that was long ago

Sep 11, 2013 - Todd Rossi, Riverton:  Editor:
I can appreciate both letters to the editor on the state of education in Riverton schools. Mrs. Richmond from the high school jumped to defend her ... [more]