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Letter: County officials should apologize

Dear Editor, I am writing in response to the Sweetwater County Commissioners and their uncalled for comments toward the former board members of the hospital board. When Commissioner (John) Kolb publicly calls these honorable, unpaid servants...

 

YouTube offers more than serving up limitless videos

For anyone whose read the columns I’ve written on the page over the past year, it’s easy to say I’ve developed a fascination with YouTube, arguably the internet’s most popular video hosting...

 
 By Mike Nomis    Opinion    October 11, 2017

Notes from Town Square: Every second counts in fire prevention

The Green River Fire Department along with the National Fire Protection Association has recognized the week of Oct. 8-14 as Fire Prevention week. This year’s slogan is “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out.” We encourage everyone to take a...

 
 By LU SWEET    Opinion    October 11, 2017

Lifelong learning: Maintaining a sense of individuality

I recently watched an old video clip on YouTube, from the TV show “Candid Camera.” In case you are not familiar with “Candid Camera,” it aired from 1960 to 1976, and secretly videotaped people in situations where they were (safely) pranked or...

 

Kolb's claims are off base

One of the many duties journalists have to the communities they serve is to hold lawmakers and officials accountable for their actions. A few weeks back, Stephanie Thompson wrote an article about a...

 

Former MHSC board member's letter to commission

Dear Editor, Good morning and thank you for allowing me to speak during this public comment portion of your meeting. I approach you today with a request. A request to stop the disrespect that is being shown to myself, my fellow prior hospital board...

 

Notes from Town Square: Officiating youth sports can build character

Youth sports offer many different benefits to not only the young people participating, but to the young adults that mentor and officiate. Building character in young adults is a culmination of important life lessons and officiating can be a great way...

 

Our View: Local news publications still strong

While we can’t speak to the long term viability of our big-city cousins in the newspaper business, we can tell you with confidence that your hometown paper is in fine shape. Our annual audit of our readership, mandated by the United States Postal...

 

Our View: Salaries should be published

Comments made by representatives of Castle Rock Hospital District have us concerned about their willingness to share and publish their salaries. Speaking to the Sweetwater County Commissioners last week, board members expressed reluctance to...

 

Notes from Town Square: After school programs

In our current economic climate, there are many families where both parents are working or even have multiple jobs. For many single-parent homes, a full-time and part-time job is a regular necessity. Here in Green River, shift work and overtime can...

 

Witnessing the Great American Eclipse in the Wind River Range

Unzipping the tent screen, I emerged into the dawn of the day of the great eclipse, the 21st of August, 2017. I was camped at Mistake Lake, at an elevation of 10,800 feet, in the Titcomb Basin, located in the center of Wyoming’s Wind River Range. B...

 

Our View: Kolb's comments do not help

A few weeks back, Sweetwater County Commissioner John Kolb made a few comments about Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. This isn’t uncommon for the commissioner, as he serves as the commissioners’ liaison to the hospital board of trustees....

 

Infrastructure work should be a priority for Congress, U.S.

Across America, we have aging roads, bridges, dams and water systems. Our crumbling infrastructure is threatening public safety, slowing economic development and costing us all. A recent study by the American Society of Civil Engineers found that Ame...

 

Helping a son with broken braces

It hadn’t even been a week; and already my son had his first braces injury, which left him with a couple of broken brackets and a cut lip. Of course this incident would have to happen right before...

 

Another new phase

Bring on the braces. My oldest son, Matthew, 7, got braces put on exactly two weeks ago. He was so excited to get them on and the place I took him to made it a wonderful experience. After his braces w...

 

Our View: State should look beyond fossil fuels

The coal industry will likely never return to its former glory, despite promises President Trump has made to the contrary. Fossil fuels will likely take a similar course, but not for several decades. Still, countries are starting to put the writing...

 

Notes from Town Square: Fall activities

The Green River URA/Main Street Agency finished up an exciting Farmers’ Market season Sept. 13.   We were excited to bring back past and new vendors and best of all, it didn’t even rain every Wednesday like it has been known to do. The vendors...

 

Our View: Residents support school tax

A recent Wyoming Education Association poll revealed 78 percent of voters are willing to pay higher taxes to support education in Wyoming, a finding we could see coming and will undoubtedly ruffle the feathers of conservative legislators and groups f...

 

We have colds already?

It has literally only been two weeks of school and I’m already sick. What gives? It’s like from the moment school starts until the day it ends someone in the family has a cold or worse, the flu....

 
 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    September 6, 2017

Lifelong Learning: The difference between "with" and "for"

It’s not uncommon nowadays to see a group of people sitting together while they are all texting or checking social media on their phones. They are “with” each other in proximity but they are not actually engaged “for” each other. I think...

 

Notes from town square: Sticking to a diet and exercise plan

Deciding to start a healthy dose of exercise paired with a healthy diet is a goal for all of us, but how do you stick with it? Temptation is on every menu, in every aisle of the grocery store, and at most social gatherings. Staying consistent with an...

 

Our View: It's not all 'fake news'

As our president continues to trumpet the idea that the media is a source of evil, it is important to remember that in any group, there will be outliers that are not representative of the whole population. Some journalists use dubious tactics, make...

 

Notes from Town Square: The awful smell in town

Over the past few weeks, residents may have noticed some very foul odors coming from the Wastewater Treatment Plant on East Teton Boulevard. After extended warm periods, many bodies of water tend to “turnover,” allowing odors trapped in the deepe...

 

The Right-to-try-drug proposal is a solution for a non-existent problem

This fall the House of Representatives is likely to take up legislation passed by the Senate that gives terminally ill patients the right to try unproven, experimental drugs that are not yet on the market. Thirty-seven states have already passed...

 

Our View: Funding should not be cut

With Green River’s children going back to school today, the fight to maintain adequate school funding has never been more important. Legislators across the state, who believe themselves experts in education simply because the way they learned...

 

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