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Our View: The fair could be improved

The Sweetwater County Fair has come and gone. The rides, funnel cakes, the concerts and Lanky the Clown won’t come back for another year, but we think a few more things could be added to that list to make the fair better. The county fair is a...

 

Letter: Seeking an end to money in politics

Dear Editor, Money’s dominance over politics is the number one problem our nation faces. It is a growing crisis that prevents us from tackling anything else. We have now reached a stunning point: Either we are a country that makes decisions based...

 

Letter: Respecting the Founding Fathers' wishes

Dear Editor, The Founders promised that ours would be government by, of and for the people. It appears that the governed are being ruled by the governing. The servants are running the estate. Instead of us telling them what to do in Washington, they...

 
 By Amanda Benson    Opinion    August 9, 2017 

Helping American veterans at the county museum

August’s Artifact of the Month continues to focus on World War I artifacts in conjunction with the traveling World War I exhibit, “Home Front Posters of the Great War, 1917-1918,” from the Fort Casper Museum. This month’s artifact is a wool...

 
 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    August 9, 2017 

Lifelong learning: The transition from youth to adulthood

I recently read an article in “Fostering Families Today,” July/August 2017, titled “Partnering with Youth Through Transitions to Adulthood” by Shatiea Blount. I really enjoyed this article and I want to share it with you. I have several...

 

I know, school starts soon

Yes. I am aware that there’s only a couple of weeks left until school starts. Please stop reminding me. Maybe it’s because my youngest is going to start kindergarten this year that makes me feel...

 

Our View: Hospital costs are the problem

Most Senate Republicans are licking their wounds this week after several failed attempts of replacing or repealing the American Care Act. While we’re certain Sen. Mike Enzi will undoubtedly blame those darn Democrats for those repeated failures,...

 
 By Tom Gagnon    Opinion    August 2, 2017

Donald Trump on the range

(Editor note: This column is fiction, but reflects the writer’s views of where the country is headed) Maneuvering the artillery took months longer than anyone had imagined. The impatient commander-in-chief yelled and screamed and twisted and contor...

 
 By David Martin    Opinion    August 2, 2017

The end of the world is the beginning of another

Something wasn’t right. I was sitting at home a few nights ago, skimming through an endless list of movies on Netflix when I first realized it. Sure, I had the requisite bowl of buttery popcorn,...

 

Chocolate beaver lodge recipe rediscovered

I had long since forgot about these awesome cookies my mother used to make for us until my son showed me a photo of cookies he wanted me to make for him. My oldest son Matthew, 7, has been reading...

 

Our View: Volunteer for Green River

It’s difficult to overstate how important a sense of community is to a city like Green River. A community is what makes a location warm and inviting while providing a feeling of safety. A community is, after all, a place where people look our for...

 

Love for newspapers continues to grow

I wish I could say, like one of my former coworkers, that my love for newspapers was fostered at a young age, but that simply wouldn’t be true. For me, my love of newspapers grew throughout my life...

 
 By Tom Gagnon    Opinion    July 26, 2017

Old Sarum and Wyoming have a lot in common

Old Sarum, in Wiltshire, England, had seven voters, none of whom lived there, and two seats in the House of Commons. No one had actually lived there for two centuries. Elections were held under a tree in the “Election Acre.” Old Sarum came to be...

 

Our View: City has to privatize

While city officials haven’t decided if they will privatize the solid waste department, the budget passed last month all but finalizes privatization. While city rates for solid waste management did increase, those rates were not increased to...

 

Notes from Town Square: Air service enhancement

Sweetwater County is home to over 130,000 annual airline passengers. Over 39,000 of those call Green River home. To ensure that reliable commercial air service is available to our community, the city of Green River has partnered with Sweetwater...

 

U.S. healthcare ranked lower than in most developed nations

One thing I haven’t heard much in this latest healthcare debate is that the U.S. has the best health system in the world. That’s different from the last two times around. When the nation debated the Clinton health plan in 1994 and the Affordable...

 

Our View: Respect goes both ways

Last week, Sweetwater County Treasurer Robb Slaughter accused the Sweetwater County Commissioners of being disrespectful towards other elected officials near the end of the county’s budget process, and we’re inclined to agree with him....

 

Letter: Star covered a 'nothing event'

Dear Editor, While I am amused at your (Stephanie Thompson and David Martin) attempts to make a story out of a nothing event, it is misleading to some people. The public should not expect to wait 50-60 minutes in line to pay taxes at the Sweetwater...

 

Letter: Fire warden upset over July 4 fires

Dear Editor, As the Sweetwater County Fire Warden, I would first like to thank the great majority of our county residents who used caution and common sense in their use of fireworks in their celebrations of the founding of our great country on the ev...

 

Letter: 10 million may lose insurance

Dear Editor, Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell and 52 Republican senators are about to kill the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) and strip 10 million people of their health insurance. Fifty two Republican senators screwing 10 million Americans out of...

 
 By Kevin Sadler    Opinion    July 12, 2017

Notes from Town Square: Concussions in youth sports

In response to mounting evidence that concussions have the potential to cause long-term damage and have a devastating effect on young brains, a major focus has been given to concussions in youth sports. Specifically, causes of concussions, how to...

 

Surviving the long road trip

Yes, the Thompson family once again survived the long 18-hour drive to and from Minnesota. The trip itself was a blast, but the grueling hours spent in the car with a son who never stops talking is...

 

Our view: Fireworks rules need consistency

In what may seem schizophrenic from our editorial last week, we believe the city needs to be clear in how it handles fireworks-related issues. Last week, we advocated for a set area, the Greater Green River Intergalactic Spaceport in our example,...

 
 By Jennie Melvin    Opinion    July 5, 2017

Notes from town square: Enjoying fun in the sun

The Green River URA/Main Street Agency is excited about this summer. We kicked it off with a Movie in the Park. This event was hosted by the Parks and Recreation Department in the past and had to be cut due to budget restrictions, but we are...

 
 By Amanda Benson    Opinion    July 5, 2017

Artifact of the Month: The GAR flag

This month’s artifact of the month is the first of a four-month series revolving around World War I and patriotic artifacts. The Sweetwater County Museum will host a traveling exhibit on World War I from mid-July to early October, to celebrate the...

 

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