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 By Brie Blasi    Opinion    April 26, 2017 

Notes from Town Square: Our heritage and the 844

As many people saw (or heard), the Union Pacific’s “Living Legend” 844 steam engine barreled into downtown Green River town once again last Wednesday. Although the 844 has made many appearances in Green River over the years, it always draws a...

 
 Opinion    April 26, 2017 

Our View: We need a great bison barbecue

Great ideas tend to come out of nowhere. They’re the sort of inspirations that strike like lightening and linger on afterward. Recently, an idea came to our attention that could be something the local chambers of commerce, Sweetwater County Travel...

 
 By Tom Gagnon    Opinion    April 26, 2017 

The devil and Donald Trump, a political analogy

Jabez Stone was a New Hampshire farmer. The time was before the Civil War. Things weren’t going well for him. Boulders emerged in his fields, his potatoes got the blight, his corn went to the borers, his horse got spavins, his wife and children...

 
 Opinion    April 26, 2017 

Letter: Energy assistance program on the chopping block

Dear Editor, Are you aware that the proposed federal budget calls for the elimination of the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP)?  This is the program that keeps many Wyoming residents warm in the winter.  Earlier this year, the State...

 
 Opinion    April 26, 2017 

Letter: Trump was a good choice for President

Dear Editor, I was going to laugh at Tom Gagnon’s op-ed piece bashing Trump and Wyoming for voting for him, but then I realized it wasn’t satire. It was apparently an article written in all seriousness. It was interesting that he glossed over...

 
 Opinion    April 19, 2017

OUr View: Delegation should host town halls

We appreciate members of Wyoming’s delegation to Washington D.C., coming to Sweetwater County during the congressional break, but we think more could have been done to give residents a chance to voice their thoughts about what should be done in...

 
 By David Martin    Opinion    April 19, 2017

Youtube's endless sea of weirdness, part 2

Youtube can best be described as an endless ocean of bottled messages, floating along until someone comes along, picks one up and reads it. With an estimated 819,417,600 hours of content hosted on...

 
 By Rebecca Eusek    Opinion    April 19, 2017

Notes from Town Square: Pride in Green River

The Green River Chamber is excited to announce our brand new “Shop Green River” campaign. The idea was formed through the chamber’s Business Development and Retention committee to encourage Green River pride and entice people to shop locally. A...

 
 Opinion    April 12, 2017

Out View: Access to government can improve

When a politician complains about public’s perception of an issue or that a journalist is making a mountain out of a molehill, it’s usually because they’ve been involved in something that most people disagree with. For example, Sen. Eli...

 
 By Mark Westenskow    Opinion    April 12, 2017

Notes from Town Square: Q and A about privatization

In response to the recent utility rate analysis that recommends raising the residential garbage rate by $10-$12 per month, several calls have been published in the media for the City of Green River to privatize its garbage system. On the surface...

 
 By Trudy Lieberman    Opinion    April 12, 2017

Industry fights revealing prices

Turning healthcare consumers into educated shoppers has long been a goal of employers who foot the bill for most care, politicians and some consumer organizations that believe that someday shopping for care should be as easy as comparing brands of...

 
 By Katie Duncombe    Opinion    April 12, 2017

Five benefits of Summer day camp

Have you considered what your children will be doing this summer? Are they involved in sports camps, BOCES programs, maybe 4-H or staying home with parents or caregivers? There are many great options for children in our community, but have you...

 
 Opinion    April 5, 2017

Our View: Tomahawk sale is a positive step

A surprise sale of a downtown Green River property marks a positive step in attracting business to the city, as well as redeveloping the downtown area. The Tomahawk Building’s sale to a group of private businessmen interested in turning the...

 
 By Amanda Benson    Opinion    April 5, 2017

Artifact of the month: A cure for that cough

Catching a cold can be a year-round occurrence and quite the nuisance when you catch one. Everyone hates the runny noses, sneezing and coughing that comes with a cold, and many people have go-to supplies for handling cold-related symptoms. For this...

 
 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    April 5, 2017

Lifelong learning: Being stuck in the giggles

Have you ever been sitting in a meeting or a classroom and suddenly you (maybe by yourself, or maybe with a friend) - get the giggles? Me? All the time. I remember one time in particular as if it were yesterday. I was on vacation in Hawaii with my...

 
 By David Martin    Opinion    April 5, 2017

Youtube and the guy in the wilderness

On paper, the concept behind Youtube is utterly bananas. “Let’s give anyone with access to a video camera and an internet connection the ability to upload a video on almost any topic they...

 
 Opinion    March 29, 2017

Our View: Legislative work not appreciated

A few weeks ago, we received a letter from the chairman of the Wyoming GOP urging residents of the Cowboy State to be appreciative of their legislators and the hard work they completed during the legislative session in Cheyenne. While we don’t...

 
 By Stephanie Thompson    Opinion    March 29, 2017

Nylons: my enemy

Every time I purchase a pair of nylons I should just chuck them in the trash as soon as I get home. That’s just where they will end up anyways. Or better yet, I should just not buy them. Yet, I...

 
 By Josh Weller    Opinion    March 29, 2017

Benefits Statement now online

Social Security is with you through life’s journey, putting you in control of your finances and future. With this in mind, we have made getting a replacement Social Security Benefit Statement even easier. Now you can instantly print or save a...

 
 Opinion    March 29, 2017

Letter: Appreciation gained for Wyoming's wild lands

Dear Editor, I’ve lived in Wyoming my whole life, and I find comfort in Wyoming’s wilderness areas. I grew up in Casper and now study at the University of Wyoming. When I was younger I didn’t appreciate these open landscapes, but now that...

 
 Opinion    March 29, 2017

Letter: Legislature should be held accountable

Dear Editor, As the newly elected chairman of the Sweetwater County Democratic Party, I’d like to publicly thank our democratic legislators for all the hard work they put in during the recent legislative session. These dedicated individuals spent m...

 
 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    March 29, 2017

Lifelong learning: Service

I recently read an article by Mark Anthony Garrett in the November/December 2016 magazine “Fostering Families Today”. It’s an article called “Service is Everything: Seven Steps to Providing Outstanding Service.” In the article, Garrett...

 
 By Roger Alford    Opinion    March 29, 2017

The grandmother who ate parrot

There’s the story about the three brothers who became very successful businessmen, and, wanting to do something grand for their 95-year-old grandmother, purchased her extravagant gifts. The first bought her a huge multi-story house. The second...

 
 By Diana Enzi and Bobbi Barrasso    Opinion    March 29, 2017

Know your risk of colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both men and women in the United States with an estimated 135,430 new cases expected this year. More than 50,000 Americans are likely to die of the disease in 2017. You may think of colorectal...

 
 Opinion    March 22, 2017

Our View: Foundation shouldn't lose pledges

With all that has happened regarding Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County, one of the areas not impacted is its most important service, healthcare, and shouldn’t impact donations given to its foundation. During her presentation to the board two...

 

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