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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... Full story

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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