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How long will you stay, doctor?

It is no news that there is perineal shortage of doctors in the rural U.S. While about 20 percent of the U.S. population lives in rural areas, only around 9 percent of the physicians practice in rural areas. Rural medicine poses a number of problems...

 

Our View: Our city is worth investing in

As Green River continues to face economic challenges, we’re happy to see people still believe in establishing businesses in the city. Last week, the Green River City Council approved a liquor license for the Town Bar and Grill, a restaurant aiming...

 

Zuckerberg and his goal to 'fix' Facebook in 2018

When you head up one of the world’s largest tech companies, your plans inevitably become the news. Such is the case with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who recently announced his goal for 2018 is to...

 
 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    January 10, 2018

Lifelong Learning: Time as a resource

I couldn’t sleep the other night so I got up and watched some late night TV. As I was flipping through the channels, I actually came across a gentleman talking about time management. I can’t recall his name right now nor the channel the show was...

 

Artifact of the Month: The once-fashionable nightcap

At first glance, it may look odd. What was its exact purpose? When would someone wear something like this? What is it exactly? This artifact is a nightcap, which was also referred to as a dust cap, bo...

 

Remembering Christmases past

This year, as our family celebrated Christmas I started to reflect on Christmases past and which ones truly stood out for me. So I present to you my top three Christmases ever; or at least so far. 1....

 

Notes from Town Square: Five new year's resolutions for small business

It’s a new year and that means it’s time to set some goals to help 2018 be a successful year! The Green River URA/Main Street Agency will be doing just that in the coming weeks with a strategic planning session. We’ve been working on a...

 

The growing U.S. resistance

Winning enough electoral votes to make Trump president was completely unexpected. It was shocking and awful in every way. Within hours, however, a concept calling itself “The Resistance” formed. Even here in conservative Wyoming, this...

 

Social Security Matters: A question about Social Security credit for military pay

Dear Rusty: I have tried to contact Social Security many times but been put on hold for over 40 minutes, received no call back, etc. Also, I tried to find out online at my account, but got no answers to my questions so I’m hoping you can help. I...

 

Our View: What is our fair share?

Anyone looking at the photo collection at the Sweetwater County Courthouse may come across a rather benign looking photo of the Sweetwater County Fairgrounds. The photo shows a man standing behind a sign next to a line of cars driving into what was...

 

Thanking the kids in Green River

Dear Editor, I would like to thank the teachers and especially the children for taking the time for writing the Christmas cards to our troops. The troops will greatly appreciate their kindness. I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas. Harry...

 

Wyoming's existential crisis

Counting down the final days of the Trump administration, it can’t come soon enough, and Wyoming is in an existential crisis. That is, who and what are we? What do we like and dislike? Do we have any values? Here we are, a well-educated people, we...

 

Trump tax plan could cost Wyoming

Tuesday’s vote in the House of Representatives and today’s vote in the U.S. Senate will place Wyoming’s $675 million per year federal mineral royalty payments annually to the state of Wyoming in jeopardy. Four states, Wyoming, Alaska, New...

 

Notes from Town Square: Commonly asked transfer station questions

From the City of Green River The Green River City Council recently voted to enter into a contract with a private firm, Wyoming Waste Systems, to collect residential and commercial trash within the city, and to operate the city’s newly constructed...

 

Social Security Matters: COLA, Medicare premiums and the hold harmless provision

Dear Rusty: My wife and I got the annual notification of our Social Security earnings starting Jan. 1. UNBELIEVABLE! I will get a gross COLA increase of $31 a month, but I will only get $6. The remaining $25 will go into the increase in Medicare....

 

Donald E. Ruess

Donald E. Ruess, 80, passed away Dec. 7, 2017, at his home. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather. A man with a memorable sense of humor, who only wanted those around him...

 

Our View: Moore's loss can affect Wyoming

There’s going to be a lot of ink and airtime dedicated to trying to make sense of Republican Roy Moore’s defeat in Alabama to Democrat Doug Jones Tuesday night. We think a good portion of his defeat is due in part by allegations of sexual...

 
 By Mike Enzi    Opinion    December 13, 2017

How the Senate tax reform bill could change your life

If you were to wish for a tax reform bill, would you want lower taxes across the board and more money in people’s pockets? Would you want reforms that simplify taxes? Reforms that help grow the economy and create more jobs? Help small businesses...

 
 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    December 13, 2017

Lifelong Learning: The power of dissent

I recently read an article in the April 2017 “Recreation Management” magazine, titled “The Power of Dissent,” written by Emily Tipping, the magazine’s editorial director. I really enjoyed this article for several reasons. Tipping spoke of...

 

Our View: Beware of scams

During the last few weeks, a number of our city’s residents have been hit by sneaky scammers. These scammers are the lowest of the low, preying upon vulnerable people in an attempt for an easy score. The tactics they use are varied, with residents...

 

Recognizing Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Dear Editor, The governor of the great state of Wyoming, Matthew H. Mead, has proclaimed that Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, be designated as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. It is earnestly recommended by the few remaining veterans in Wyoming of the attack...

 

Wyoming Delegation should oppose FCC

Dear Sen. John Barrasso, Sen. Mike Enzi and Rep. Liz Cheney: Wyoming’s delegation should not support the Federal Communication Commission’s proposed changes to rules commonly known as net neutrali...

 

Notes from Town Square: The Lucky Cactus downtown

Have you seen the Lucky Cactus Tattoo shop on Main Street? They opened just a few months ago and are very excited to be in Green River. The shop is owned by Chace Young, Regina Khisamova and Colby Moss. It conveys a welcoming environment and has...

 

Artifact of the month: The papier mâché doll

This display of the month is a doll with a papier mâché head and leather body possibly from the 1870s-1890s. She is wearing a red cotton dress and lying in a Victorian wicker doll carriage. Papier mâché has its origins in China, where the...

 

Too many shopping days

The first day was simply known as Black Friday, a day of early morning sales the Friday after Thanksgiving. The term “Black Friday” allegedly comes from a day noted for workers calling in sick...

 

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