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 By Amanda Cavaz    Opinion    June 13, 2018

Water safety is important in GR

While it’s not yet officially summer, school is out, the temperatures are rising, and the water beckons. Be it the pool, the river, the lake, or even the splash park, one of the best parts of summer is water sports and swimming. In Green River we...

 

Our View:Why are offices partisan?

One of the strangest things about county elections is the fact that all of the county’s elected positions are partisan. For someone campaigning to be a county commissioner, this isn’t a problem. All you need to be a commissioner is a set of ideal...

 
 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    June 6, 2018

Closing the blinds or keeping them open

I usually run home from work every day, rain or shine. I started this practice over a year ago when we decided not to put any more money into the old car I was driving to and from work in. Sometimes I run to AND from work, but usually just home in...

 
 By Amanda Cavaz    Opinion    June 6, 2018

A successful adoption event in GR

The Green River Animal Control Adoption fair held Saturday was a success. The adoption fair resulted in place 25 animals in homes, and 4 more who are being tested out for adoption with potential adopters. Out of 33 dogs total, there and only four...

 

Our View: Support should be given

The Sweetwater County Commissioners have no reason not to support horse wagering in Green River and should approve the upcoming request to for their support. The Town Bar and Grill seeks to install both off track horse race wagering and historic...

 

Clarifying words

Dear Editor, I am glad to see the article about the solar farm in the Green River Star. I just wanted to clarify what I said was referring not to the BLM, but to the RSGA (Rock Springs Grazing Association) and Wyoming Game and Fish Department, who...

 

Ready to take on the world

As he proudly walked across the stage ready to receive his diploma, I couldn’t help but wonder what life has in store for him. My youngest son John, 6, took part in his kindergarten gradation last...

 
 By Amanda Cavaz    Opinion    May 30, 2018

A drive to replenish Wyo. blood bank

The Sweetwater County Emergency Responders are hosting the fourth annual Battle of the Badges Blood Drive from June 11–14 in both Green River (June 11-12) and Rock Springs (June 13-14). This event is part blood drive, part competition. This year,...

 

Our View: Reward the good drivers

Wyoming’s roads have been deadly in May. The information signs spanning Interstate 80 between Rock Springs and Green River have attempted to drive home a few sobering statistics: 10 people have died on state roads since the start of the month and...

 
 By Jonathan Lange    Opinion    May 23, 2018

Answer the question

Recently (April 25), a 10-minute interview on Riverton’s local radio station created a dust-up across the state. So far, Wyoming’s liberal news site, WyoFile, has written three articles about it. The Casper Star Tribune has published another thre...

 
 By Amanda Cavaz    Opinion    May 23, 2018

The firefighters' memorial

The names of five firefighters were added to the memorial walls at the Wyoming Fallen Firefighter Memorial in Riverton over the weekend. Fifty nine surviving family members of thone named attended to lay a rose at the memorial and an estimated 100...

 

Am I tough enough?

My six-year-old son, John, started playing soccer for the first time and absolutely loves it. Which has left this mom wondering “Am I cut out to be a soccer mom?” So far, I have only missed one...

 
 By Amanda Cavaz    Opinion    May 16, 2018

Recognizing Police Week

It’s National Police Week and a great time to show appreciation for our police force. The history of National Police Week began in 1962 when President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation designating May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the...

 

Our View: Focus on the bicycles

A lot has been said about boosting tourism in Green River. Already, the city has Flaming Gorge Days, River Festival and the National High School Finals Rodeo shooting competition this year, as well as the Mansface Mountain Music Festival. Events do...

 

Our View: Dog park has one wrinkle

A dog park in Green River is a wonderful idea. It’s something many visitors seek out as they stop in Green River, on their way to another destination. It’s also the kind of place that will impact other parks in the city, as dog owners will have...

 

County right to suggest WSA release

Dear Editor, All Wilderness Study Areas in Sweetwater County have been managed by the BLM as de facto Wilderness for 40 years. Real “Wilderness Area” designations can only be done by an act of Congress, so our local WSAs clearly are not real...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    Opinion    May 9, 2018

Hotel issues should DQ Jackson

Without a doubt, Jackson is the most expensive town in Wyoming. Hotel rates are high, the cost of a meal is high -- the town is a Mecca for tourists and businesses know it. That alone should not be...

 
 By Kerry Drake    Opinion    May 9, 2018

Is Wyoming truly the Equality State?

Every year brings new attacks on the rights of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and the transgendered in Wyoming. I’m sick and tired of it. Wyoming claims it’s the “Equality State,” a place where people value individualism and respect the rights of...

 

Our View: Run for public office

A lot of people like to complain about how Green River and Sweetwater County are being run. For some, they’re upset with how the city’s schedule for street and sidewalk replacements is set. Others think the county should refocus its priorities,...

 
 By David Martin    Opinion    May 2, 2018

Words best left unsaid

The morning of the NFL Draft, a few ghosts of Josh Allen’s past came back to haunt him. Tweets Allen had made as a teenager using racist language started circulating that morning and became a major...

 

Stop the texting madness

What may seem like a great idea to some is nothing more than a nuisance to me. What is it that has this well-mannered journalist all riled up? Group texting. Now before I get started, I am going to...

 

Our View: Festival is a good idea

We’ve previously advocated for more summer events in Green River and we’re happy to see the Muley Fanatic Foundation follow up on that idea. Residents will have a chance to check out the MFF’s first Mansface Mountain Music Festival at...

 

Too many store closures

With the impending closure of yet another store in Rock Springs, this time Herberger’s, I can’t help but think am I being forced to shop online. Over the years, I have tried to remain faithful to...

 

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...

 

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