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 Opinion    March 29, 2017 

Our View: Legislative work not appreciated

A few weeks ago, we received a letter from the chairman of the Wyoming GOP urging residents of the Cowboy State to be appreciative of their legislators and the hard work they completed during the legislative session in Cheyenne. While we don’t...

 
 By Stephanie Thompson    Opinion    March 29, 2017 

Nylons: my enemy

Every time I purchase a pair of nylons I should just chuck them in the trash as soon as I get home. That’s just where they will end up anyways. Or better yet, I should just not buy them. Yet, I...

 
 By Josh Weller    Opinion    March 29, 2017 

Benefits Statement now online

Social Security is with you through life’s journey, putting you in control of your finances and future. With this in mind, we have made getting a replacement Social Security Benefit Statement even easier. Now you can instantly print or save a...

 
 Opinion    March 29, 2017 

Letter: Appreciation gained for Wyoming's wild lands

Dear Editor, I’ve lived in Wyoming my whole life, and I find comfort in Wyoming’s wilderness areas. I grew up in Casper and now study at the University of Wyoming. When I was younger I didn’t appreciate these open landscapes, but now that...

 
 Opinion    March 29, 2017 

Letter: Legislature should be held accountable

Dear Editor, As the newly elected chairman of the Sweetwater County Democratic Party, I’d like to publicly thank our democratic legislators for all the hard work they put in during the recent legislative session. These dedicated individuals spent m...

 
 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    March 29, 2017 

Lifelong learning: Service

I recently read an article by Mark Anthony Garrett in the November/December 2016 magazine “Fostering Families Today”. It’s an article called “Service is Everything: Seven Steps to Providing Outstanding Service.” In the article, Garrett...

 
 By Roger Alford    Opinion    March 29, 2017 

The grandmother who ate parrot

There’s the story about the three brothers who became very successful businessmen, and, wanting to do something grand for their 95-year-old grandmother, purchased her extravagant gifts. The first bought her a huge multi-story house. The second...

 
 By Diana Enzi and Bobbi Barrasso    Opinion    March 29, 2017 

Know your risk of colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both men and women in the United States with an estimated 135,430 new cases expected this year. More than 50,000 Americans are likely to die of the disease in 2017. You may think of colorectal...

 
 Opinion    March 22, 2017

Our View: Foundation shouldn't lose pledges

With all that has happened regarding Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County, one of the areas not impacted is its most important service, healthcare, and shouldn’t impact donations given to its foundation. During her presentation to the board two...

 
 By Mike Enzi    Opinion    March 22, 2017

Supreme Court needs a judge who understands the West

Last month President Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to be America’s next Supreme Court Justice. He is an admirable choice, not only because of his unquestionable legal experience, but because of his knowledge and understanding of the West....

 
 By From the City of Green River    Opinion    March 22, 2017

Notes from Town Square: Flood questions and answers

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) was created in 1968 with the passing of the National Flood Insurance Act for the purposes of: guiding development away from flood hazard areas; requiring stricter construction standards for new and...

 
 Opinion    March 15, 2017

Our View: Why public notices are published

The public notices that run in this newspaper are placed there, by law, primarily for your protection. Back when the states decided to adjudicate newspapers, it was because paid circulation papers like this one were the single best place to keep the...

 
 Opinion    March 15, 2017

Letter: State Legislators Deserve Appreciation

Dear Editor, After a grueling two months, the General Session of the 64th Wyoming State Legislature has come to a close. While the media and political pundits analyze their work, our state legislators have returned home to meet with their...

 
 By Mike Nomis    Opinion    March 15, 2017

Notes from Town Square: As we move from Winter to Spring

With our record snowfall this winter and spring on the horizon, warmer temperatures and nicer days are just around the corner. Mother Nature is unpredictable during this time of year, which could mean severe storms and flooding that will coincide...

 
 By Stephanie Thompson    Opinion    March 15, 2017

Yum! Green eggs and ham

One doesn’t have to wait until Dr. Seuss’ birthday to have green eggs and ham. Last week, the preschool my youngest son, John, 4, attends was hosting a Dr. Seuss event. This event was not only...

 
 By Amanda Benson    Opinion    March 15, 2017

Artifacts showcase residents' poetic and musical talents

March’s Artifact of the Month is a little different as it features two artifacts instead of one. The first is a poem written by William J. Stroud, also known as “Rocky Mountain Bill,” titled “The Last Supper.” The second artifact is sheet...

 
 Opinion    March 8, 2017

Our View: Delegation should travel Wyo.

Generally speaking, it isn’t a policy for this newspaper to publish letters to the editor signed by groups. Of course, exceptions can be made and while a recent letter we received doesn’t warrant special treatment, the subject it brings up is...

 
 By Tom Gagnon    Opinion    March 8, 2017

A reflective walk through the Dark Canyon

Walking the land is a form of poetry. My preference is off-trail walking, especially in the high deserts of the west. Every curve and slope, drainage and rock outcropping, becomes an experience. There is no better way to observe animals, plants,...

 
 By Jennie Melvin    Opinion    March 8, 2017

Notes from Town Square: The American Legion in GR

Have you ever wondered exactly who are the American Legion and what do they do? I spoke to Tom Niemiec, Adjutant of the American Legion Tom Whitmore Post 28 in Green River to get some insight. Tom told me that the American Legion has always been arou...

 
 By Stephanie Thompson    Opinion    March 1, 2017

A few hours stuck on I-80

Snowfall last Thursday made for an unusual day for residents of Sweetwater County. Snow accumulation and terrible road conditions were anything but typical. Since I drive back and forth between Green...

 
 Opinion    March 1, 2017

Letter:HB 271 is very bad for Wyoming

Dear Editor, This bill, which would allow private game farming of greater sage grouse, is both misguided and dangerous to our Wyoming lifestyle. The most damaging provision would be the loss of Wyoming’s legacy of disallowing the privatization of...

 
 By Laura Leigh and David Allred    Opinion    March 1, 2017

Notes from Town Square: More tips for successful construction

In the Feb. 15 article “Notes from Town Square: Tips for a Successful Construction Project, Part One,” we discussed the initial steps for a successful construction project including planning your project and selecting your contractor. We will...

 
 By Devon Brubaker    Opinion    March 1, 2017

Airport is important to area

Rock Springs-Sweetwater County Airport plays a critical role in fostering business and economic growth in Southwest Wyoming with over $31 million in annual economic output. The airport handled more than 1.2 million pounds of cargo, 16,600 aircraft...

 
 By Trudy Lieberman    Opinion    March 1, 2017

Clarifications sought about Medicare issues

Over the past few months, these columns have raised plenty of questions about Medicare, present and future, and I’ve received many responses to those questions from readers. Today’s column addresses some of readers’ concerns about Medicare, a...

 
 Opinion    February 22, 2017

Our View: Work on education disappoints

When we send this newspaper off to the printers, the Wyoming Legislature will have seven days left to debate and resolve the state’s biggest issues. We find that unacceptable. According to local representatives Stan Blake and John Freeman, the...

 

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