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Randy Pitt

Randy Pitt, 53, passed away unexpectedly April 9, 2018.  He lived a full life. He was an avid outdoorsman. He loved to hunt, camp, fish, and go boating. Some of the greatest memories Randy's children...

 

Our View: City pays admin too much

Green River is paying its city administrator too much. This isn’t to say the administrator, Reed Clevenger, isn’t doing a good job. We think he’s done a fine job for Green River in the three years he has worked for the city. However, the pay...

 

Letter: Volunteer for your city

Dear Editor, National Volunteer Week is April 15-21. A “Word on the Street” column in the Rocket Miner, shortly after Christmas, the question was “What can we do to get people more engaged and volunteering in the community?” Here were some of...

 

Pass the bookworm around

Yes. I can fully admit I was and still am a bookworm. Growing up, my family used to tease me because I was usually found with a book in my hand. Whether it be on the couch while everyone else was...

 
 By Wally Johnson    Opinion    April 18, 2018 

Leases threaten Little Mountain

For the past several years, Sweetwater County has requested that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) manage our federal lands in a balanced manner that supports our mineral economy while protecting the open spaces, wildlife and outdoor recreational...

 

Our View:City needs to build a wall

Anyone driving down Second South on a nice day will be struck on how beautiful the street looks. Completed as part of a 2012 sixth-penny tax initiative, the street has newly-constructed sidewalks and stylized lighting designed to make it an...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    Opinion    April 11, 2018

End of a 23-year-long trail

Ask adults of a certain age what they remember most of their elementary school keyboarding class and they’ll likely say something about playing “The Oregon Trail.” The video game was a staple...

 
 By LU SWEET    Opinion    April 11, 2018

Lifelong learning: The cleaning lady

Someone recently shared a story with me about a custodial worker. In the story, a college professor gave a pop quiz to his students and the last question on the quiz asked, “What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?” One of the s...

 

Abicai on display

This month’s Artifact of the Month is a Japanese abacus, also known as a soroban. The abacus is a counting device that allows its user to do quick mathematical calculations. The abacus used in Japan was adapted from the Chinese. The elements of...

 

New form of e-cig lures teens

The electronic cigarette, or e-cigarette, has been touted – without proof – as a healthier alternative to traditional tobacco products and perhaps even a method of breaking the tobacco habit altogether. Now a new, related product with the brand...

 

Letter: CEO supports legislation

Dear Editor, As a credit union CEO, I support common-sense regulation that serves a purpose. The U.S. Senate recently passed S. 2155, also known as the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act. It had bipartisan support from...

 
 By Josh Coursey    Opinion    April 4, 2018

Seeking land lease deferrals

For nearly 20 years, a coalition of southwestern Wyoming citizens – hunters, anglers, drillers, miners and hikers – have been working tirelessly to protect one of our state’s most beloved places: Greater Little Mountain Area. Yet, years of...

 

A forgotten story about a important visit

Each year, I get the pleasure of getting dusty and sifting through books upon books of old newspapers in search of interesting historical stories. For me, this is one of the perks of the job. Each...

 

Our View: Regulation should be considered

One of the unfortunate truths about gun violence and school shootings is they won’t be going away, regardless of what measures are taken to prevent them. For us and many others, that is a hard truth to swallow. No matter what can be done,...

 
 By Kerry Drake    Opinion    March 28, 2018

Let the sunshine in

When Republican state legislators caucus, they convene the numbers and the power to determine Wyoming law, and they do so behind closed doors. That is a choice. They could, if they wanted, allow the public to observe the deliberations that de facto...  Website

 

Our View: Who are they really serving?

Rep. Stan Blake, D-Green River, had an interesting story to tell about the recent session in Cheyenne. Blake said a lobbyist had approached him and inquired about how he would be voting on a bill the lobbyist supported. Blake told the lobbyist he...

 

Tax relief helps Wyo. families

There is more good news every day about the once-in-a-generation tax relief law Congress passed in late December. While traveling across Wyoming these past few months, I’ve heard firsthand from local families and businesses how this law is helping...

 

Screening may save your life

“Everyone Poops.” That’s the title of a popular children’s book, but it’s also a good reminder for adults. “Bathroom talk” is often considered taboo for anyone older than age five, but when it comes to colorectal cancer, talking about...

 
 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    March 21, 2018

Lifelong Learning: What makes great coaches

I read an article in the February 2018 edition of “Coach & A.D.” titled “What Makes Good Coaches Great?” The author, Kevin Hoffman, listed five attributes of great coaches. After reading the article, I found myself thinking that these traits...

 

Our view:Sixth penny is beneficial to GR

In a few weeks, residents will see a small decrease in the sales tax they pay. The sixth-penny sales tax we pay for improvements approved in 2012 will be discontinued. The tax is responsible for the improvements we’ve seen on Hitching Post Drive...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    Opinion    March 14, 2018

Games are not the issue

I like to play video games. In fact, they are my go-to source of entertainment. While I tend to enjoy arcade games like “Donkey Kong,” “Pac-man” and “Street Fighter II,” my tastes also...

 

The case of the soapy ceiling

What on earth is on the ceiling? That was the first thought that popped into my head as I looked at the ceiling in my son Matthew’s bedroom. I knew something was amiss because I heard a whole bunch...

 

Letter: More good people with guns needed

Dear Editor, The big Feb. 14, Florida mass school shooting (and previous several), show that too many good people are helpless against determined deviants and killers. They are unarmed, untrained for any defense and essentially naked and afraid. Help...

 

Letter: Sportsmen, residents should voice WSA thoughts

Dear Editor, As a sportsman, I appreciate the rich opportunities experience the solitude, challenge and sense of tradition that Sweetwater County’s wild public lands and waters provide. The opportunities to cast fly to surfacing cutthroat trout in...

 

Chelation is dangerous treatment for autism

Almost exactly 20 years ago, British doctor Andrew Wakefield caused a sensation with a now notorious article in a respectable medical journal. The article claimed a link between childhood autism and the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. The...

 

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