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Letter to the editor: Voting early as a convenience?

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 29th, 2014
I am one of many who chose to vote early as a convenience, and I felt sure I had done my due diligence part on all issues. As of this day, I have at least three to four issues that I would have voted differently on had I waited and been even better informed as new information was available.
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Letter to the editor: Instructors support the EWC bond

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 29th, 2014
We are instructors at Eastern Wyoming College, and we urge you to vote YES for the general obligation (GO) bonds on Nov. 4.
Every other Wyoming community fortunate enough to house a college has invested in its students: Central Wyoming College broke ground on its new 8,000-square-foot Lander Center this summer. Sheridan College has a new multi-million dollar facility,
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Letter to the editor: Against abortion and same-sex marriage

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 29th, 2014
Abortion and same-sex marriage are two issues we have in the public arena that need to be clarified.
In any court of law, willfully killing another person is murder. A child in the womb is a person, even from conception. Most abortion clinics refuse to explain to the client seeking an abortion that the woman is carrying a child in
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Letter to the editor: Mayors: economic development important

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 29th, 2014
Economic development is important to the communities of Goshen County. As public officials, our role is to make sure infrastructure is adequate for community growth and to establish attractive communities for our citizens.
 Goshen County Economic Development Corporation (GCEDC) has assisted each municipality, and several special districts, with grant writing and administration for infrastructure and community enhancement projects. In addition,
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Letter to the editor: Response to Oct. 8 letter

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 29th, 2014
Dear readers, I respect the recent letters to editor who favored the recent school board actions taken against me. Also, I am very grateful for those who supported me.
I read them all with sincere attention and care. Thank you! One thing is for certain: we should be very grateful we have the freedom to express our opinions. Imagine
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Opinion column: Fair weather

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 29th, 2014
Do you know any fair-weather fans? You know, people that support their team when everything is rainbows and butterflies, but then fall off the bandwagon as soon as a couple losses pile up.
In sports, much like in life, nobody likes to lose. So, depending on age, you'll see lots of folks whose fandom looks something like this: New York
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Letter to the editor: Bond support continues

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
As a past member of the EWC Board of Trustees and a current Community College Commissioner, I am writing to elicit voter support for the EWC bond issue.
Others have written fine letters describing the merits of these two centers. I want to emphasize how critical voter support is, as this opportunity is unlikely to pass our way again.
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Letter to the editor: Tax for economic development

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
We are asking Goshen County voters to continue the quarter-cent sales tax for economic development at the General Election on Nov. 4, 2014.
Goshen County Economic Development Corporation (GCEDC) is a nonprofit organization created in 1987. GCEDC enjoys strong support from local business and industry, city and county government and the citizens of Goshen County that were the first in
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Letter to the editor: EWC expanding, needs new facilities

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
As the chair of the Steering Committee helping Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) with the general obligation bond campaign, I would like to take this opportunity to provide a few of the technical details of the request.
EWC is expanding and growing and has room to expand and grow even more but needs adequate facilities for that growth. Those facilities are
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Letter to the editor: Across the line

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
Have you heard? Late Friday afternoon, our governor's office issued a press release notifying citizens of Wyoming that, regardless of the state's statutes and/or the will of the people, after Thursday, Oct 23 at 5 p.m., it will be legal for same-sex couples to marry in Wyoming!
As I understand, the ruling states the Wyoming law infringed on the
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Letter to the editor: Grateful for community support

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
As many of you know, this past week marks a year since tragedy and discomfort rocked our little Torrington family when we lost Jennifer in a car accident on her way to the MOPS national convention. I wanted to take some time and use this platform to express my appreciation for all of the support from so many people in
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Letter to the editor: Transparency

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
Wyoming statutes, Section 22-25-110 requires a candidate or committee to include in campaign literature or advertising the name of the candidate or committee sponsoring the literature or advertising.
Small campaign items such as tickets, bumper stickers, pens, pencils, buttons, rulers, nail files, balloons and yard signs displaying the name of the candidate or office sought are exempt from the
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Letter to the editor: Helzer - Ceballos deserving of vote

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
As a retired teacher, I continue to stay interested in the future of our children in public education. I was honored to meet Mike Ceballos, as he visited the LaGrange and Torrington areas to promote his candidacy for superintendent of public instruction.
Mike has proven his professionalism throughout his career with Quest Communications. Currently studying for his doctorate in education
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Letter to the editor: Eastern Wyoming College – helping our community grow and prosper

Modified: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
As a lifelong member of the Goshen County Community and a 27-year employee at Eastern Wyoming College, I want to share the reasons why I support the GO bonds, which are on the November election ballot.
Eastern Wyoming College is your community college, having served in that capacity for 66 years. I remember in 1968 when the new college was
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Letter to the editor: EWC a lynchpin in community

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) has been a very important part of Goshen County for 66 years. The college serves many, from those who wish to complete their high school equivalency to those seeking their general educational needs to enable them to complete four year or more degrees.
Additionally, many students earn certificates or two-year degrees and go directly into
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Opinion column: Justice

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
Oscar Pistorius, the once beloved Olympic athlete known the world over as "Blade Runner", was finally sentenced Tuesday after a drawn-out, nearly eight-month-long trial.
He was given five years in jail but will likely serve 10 months with the remaining as house arrest.
Pistorius, if you have not followed along, was accused of murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, a budding
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