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Donald E. Ruess

Donald E. Ruess, 80, passed away Dec. 7, 2017, at his home. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather. A man with a memorable sense of humor, who only wanted those around him...

 

Our View: Moore's loss can affect Wyoming

There’s going to be a lot of ink and airtime dedicated to trying to make sense of Republican Roy Moore’s defeat in Alabama to Democrat Doug Jones Tuesday night. We think a good portion of his defeat is due in part by allegations of sexual...

 
 By Mike Enzi    Opinion    December 13, 2017 

How the Senate tax reform bill could change your life

If you were to wish for a tax reform bill, would you want lower taxes across the board and more money in people’s pockets? Would you want reforms that simplify taxes? Reforms that help grow the economy and create more jobs? Help small businesses...

 
 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    December 13, 2017 

Lifelong Learning: The power of dissent

I recently read an article in the April 2017 “Recreation Management” magazine, titled “The Power of Dissent,” written by Emily Tipping, the magazine’s editorial director. I really enjoyed this article for several reasons. Tipping spoke of...

 

Our View: Beware of scams

During the last few weeks, a number of our city’s residents have been hit by sneaky scammers. These scammers are the lowest of the low, preying upon vulnerable people in an attempt for an easy score. The tactics they use are varied, with residents...

 

Recognizing Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Dear Editor, The governor of the great state of Wyoming, Matthew H. Mead, has proclaimed that Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, be designated as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. It is earnestly recommended by the few remaining veterans in Wyoming of the attack...

 

Wyoming Delegation should oppose FCC

Dear Sen. John Barrasso, Sen. Mike Enzi and Rep. Liz Cheney: Wyoming’s delegation should not support the Federal Communication Commission’s proposed changes to rules commonly known as net neutrali...

 

Notes from Town Square: The Lucky Cactus downtown

Have you seen the Lucky Cactus Tattoo shop on Main Street? They opened just a few months ago and are very excited to be in Green River. The shop is owned by Chace Young, Regina Khisamova and Colby Moss. It conveys a welcoming environment and has...

 

Artifact of the month: The papier mâché doll

This display of the month is a doll with a papier mâché head and leather body possibly from the 1870s-1890s. She is wearing a red cotton dress and lying in a Victorian wicker doll carriage. Papier mâché has its origins in China, where the...

 

Too many shopping days

The first day was simply known as Black Friday, a day of early morning sales the Friday after Thanksgiving. The term “Black Friday” allegedly comes from a day noted for workers calling in sick...

 

An unexpected day off

Be careful what you wish for. We’ve all heard this phrase. It’s a cautionary phrase that for me I never thought much of until this week. On Sunday, as the long weekend was wrapping up I sort of wi...

 

Notes from Town Square: The importance of pool safety

It is said that human beings are 70 percent water. With water playing such an integral role in our very being, would that not include a dip in the pool? With an amazing pool right here at the Green River Recreation Center, getting out for a swim or...

 

Social Security Matters: Maximizing benefits and knowing when to retire

Dear Rusty: I am looking for advice regarding maximizing social security benefits. In our case, my husband is 59 and has been on Social Security Disability for about 5 years. I am also 59 and work full time as a nurse. I would like to retire at age...

 

Our View: Things to be thankful for in GR

Green River’s residents have a lot to be thankful for. We live in one of the most beautiful cities in Wyoming. An absolute oasis in the southwestern Wyoming desert. Green River is filled with parks and trees. We have a Greenbelt walkway that gives...

 

Thankful for memories

Each year, around this time, it’s customary for one to feel the need to profess what they are thankful for. Yes. It’s Thanksgiving. For me, I am not only thankful for my faith, family and...

 

Notes from Town Square: A safe and happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is here and thus begins the holiday season. This is a special time of year when we are able to take the time to count our blessings and enjoy our family and friends. It’s a time for food, fun and laughter. Unfortunately, this is also...

 

Our View: Parents must talk to legislators

With the closure of Jackson Elementary School officially announced with a vote Tuesday night, parents and concerned residents should be more motivated than ever to contact legislators and tell them to find ways of saving money without cutting...

 

Letter: Travelers Assistance Society gives aid

Dear Editor, Wyoming is a big beautiful state enjoyed by many people driving through from one destination to another. Many times, people stop to enjoy one of the many wonderful sites Wyoming has to offer. There are a few times though when travel...

 

Notes from Town Square: The pool is the place to be

The Green River Recreation Center has a vast array of fun things to do, even in the winter. One of the greatest assets in our facility is the pool. The 210,000 gallon pool, with its L-shape, can facilitate divers, lap swimmers, and recreational...

 

Is pumpkin spice season over?

Is pumpkin spice season, also known as fall, over yet? Yes. It’s almost as if during the past few years, the flavor has taken over the autumn. It’s no longer about the leaves turning color. Nope....

 
 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    November 15, 2017

Lifelong Learning: The control panel of life

I have eight people in my household, so of course I was doing laundry the other day. Most of the time it feels like I do laundry every day. Don’t ask me why, but the other day I actually took a look at the control panel on the washer for a minute....

 

Our View: Donate to the county food bank

With Halloween firmly in the proverbial rear-view mirror, many are now turning their attentions to Thanksgiving and the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s holidays. With Thanksgiving a few weeks away, we would like to remind residents to think...

 

Come on, use the poo bags

Dear Editor, I’d like to express my thanks to the city of Green River for providing doggy poo bags and repositories. Many of our citizens readily use them. Unfortunately, some dog owners do not pick up after their pets. Hopefully, that will change...

 
 By TOM GAGNON    Opinion    November 8, 2017

The threats facing condors

Soaring high over the Arizona desert, condors search the landscape for meat. Anything will do: a gut pile left by a hunter; a lightning killed bison; or a tourist falling over the edge of the Grand Canyon. On an autumnal drive through northern Arizon...

 

Notes from Town Square: Shopping small on Small Business Saturday

It’s November so you know what that means! The holidays are coming up quickly and shopping is on our minds. Green River URA/Main Street would like to remind everyone to shop small and support our local businesses. Small Business Saturday is Nov....

 

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