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Our View: Where are the pitchforks and torches?

In the wake of the tragic Florida school shooting that resulted in the deaths of 17 people, discussion about gun control and the Second Amendment have again dominated discussions. However, for all the proposed solutions, one comment from President...

 

Our View: Too many problems with appointments

Why is it that in Sweetwater County, we can rarely make a political appointment without a hitch? Yes, when Pat Drinkle was appointed to be Sweetwater County Assessor in 2012, there wasn’t anything strange involved, but that turned out to be the...

 

Ask, don't demand

The old adage, “You can catch more flies with honey than vinegar,” is something that still resonates with me. It’s also something I wish other people would remember when they are approaching me...

 

What about our schools?

President Trump’s State of the Union address set forth a vision and agenda for America in the next year, highlighting key priorities for the Administration and the Congress, including infrastructure.  Hopefully, Congress and the President...

 

A new escape hatch from Obamacare

Obamacare promised Americans affordable health insurance. The reality fell far short. Now we have a way to let people save money on coverage and get back some of the freedom they lost. We can create an escape hatch for people to get out of...

 

Our View:Green River: A 'furever' home for pets

A funny thing happened at the Green River Animal Shelter last week. A reporter, going to the shelter to photograph an animal for the Pet of the Week advertisement sponsored by John Paras Furniture, was told they didn’t have pets available to...

 

Letter: Commissioners should not list WSAs on Cheney bill

Dear Editor, We need to have a say in determining the future management for our wilderness study areas (WSAs). Citizens in other counties have been expressing their opinions through collaborative committees and we should be able to do so as well. I...

 

Dr. discusses supplement and body trends

Men have gone through different body image types throughout history. They have gone through the pot belly guy as the desired type in the late 1800s, the thin body frenzy of Hollywood in the ’20s to the muscular, strong guy in the ’80s...

 

Political action is needed for change

Lately, it seems as though all the Wyoming Legislature wants to do is cut, cut, cut, while sitting on a pile of saved money. It’s one thing to cut because there’s no other choice, but it’s anoth...

 

Improving Wyoming's health care includes reducing tobacco harm

In the upcoming 2018 legislative session, many states will be considering legislation, termed Tobacco 21. Tobacco 21 will effectively raise the legal sale age for all tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, to 21 – mirroring alcohol...

 

Our View: A tax we can get behind

We’re at the cusp of another election year and with the usual races for state and local offices, residents will have the opportunity to vote on the county’s lodging tax. We think this tax provides an amazing benefit for the county, giving it a...

 

Where have all the mittens gone?

It’s every mother’s challenge. Trying to figure out where their kids’ mittens, boots, shoes, hats and even coats are at. What’s worse is then they start attending school and these items...

 
 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    February 14, 2018

Lifelong learning: Self talk

I love the quote by Lisa M. Hayes, ‘Be careful how you are talking to yourself because you are listening.’ Self-talk is so important because what you tell yourself every day will either lift you up or tear you down. Many times we are harder on...

 

Our View: Having pride in the Wolf pack

It takes a village to raise a child, as the saying goes, and nowhere is that more evident than in Green River. Green River’s residents are generous and quick to donate towards a worthy cause. The city’s altruistic nature is perfectly displayed...

 

Computer science can create jobs

All this talk of economic diversity in Wyoming—it’s critical. And key to every conversation is education: How do we prepare and retain a workforce to keep our state strong for years to come? There is a bold answer that will lead more Wyoming stud...

 

Notes from Town Square: The wetlands

Every year since 1997, the World Wetland Day is celebrated on Feb. 2 to raise global awareness about the value of the wetlands for people, wildlife, the environment and the planet. This year, the theme of the celebration is “Wetlands for a...

 

Our View: A penny pressed is not a penny earned

With wasteful government spending, one generally thinks about plush, high-dollar office furniture and $700 light fixtures decorating government offices. Examples of wasteful spending can encompass much more however and a recent purchase approved by...

 

Memories of Pop

For a few weeks, I couldn’t escape a small mountain of Diet Mt. Dew. It’s a taste I can’t stand, representing everything bad about diet soda pop. That weird, unnatural sweetness the moment it...

 

Legislature should cut costs

Despite improved revenue forecasts, let’s not fool ourselves into thinking that Wyoming has once again dodged the golden bullet.  Wyoming faces a very, very steep climb to get out of this difficult budget deficit particularly with correctly...

 

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... Full story

 

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....

 

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