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Our View: Be aware of the fire danger

As is evidenced by the large burned-out spot in Telephone Canyon, fire season has arrived in Sweetwater County. High temperatures combined with little moisture create a situation where the smallest spark can create a massive blaze. In Sweetwater...

 
 By Bob Bonnar    Opinion    June 20, 2018 

We're stepping up, not standing down

Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: And a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives. — James Madison There are some within my industry who fear that the Wyoming Press Association has...

 
 By Bruce Morse    Opinion    June 20, 2018 

I made money, where did it go?

Cash flow issues seem to be a concern for many small businesses. They often stem from a limited understanding of the components of cash flow itself. The basic definition of cash flow is “the flow of money into and out of the business.” This...

 

Our View: A few kudos to Green River

It’s easy for us to, week after week, find something to complain about. An ill-advised move by a governing body or an issue that has been overly debated. It’s also easy for us to look at something, decide it can be done better and write about...

 
 By David Martin    Opinion    June 13, 2018

Regarding candidate messages and letters

As the political season kicks into gear, I figured it would be best to establish some rules for campaign messaging. Candidates can submit a campaign announcement, which will run depending on space. I...

 
 By Dave Divis    Opinion    June 13, 2018

A response to allegations

I, Dave Divis Sweetwater County Assessor, am writing to respond to Mr. Rubeck’s accusations against me and my office in his announcement to run for Sweetwater County Assessor. I would also like to point out a very significant statutory requirement...

 

An unfortunate sting

It was a beautiful day. At least for me anyways. It was in the 80s, a light breeze and barely a cloud in the sky. Since it was so warm, I decided it would be a perfect day for my boys and I to try...

 
 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...

 

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