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Our View: Hathaway is not a bad investment

Is the Hathaway Scholarship a poor investment by the State of Wyoming? That’s an idea briefly mentioned during a political debate at Western Wyoming Community College last week. The argument goes like this: the Hathaway Scholarship was meant to be...

 

Letter: Former assessor supports Divis

Dear Editor, My name is Pat Drinkle and I am the former Sweetwater County Assessor.  I worked in the Assessor’s Office for 27 years, the last six as your assessor.  I am writing this letter to ask the voters of Sweetwater County to keep Dave...

 

Letter: County treasurer supports Divis

Dear Editor, The voters of Sweetwater County are facing several critical election races this November. In my opinion, one of the most critical is the race for county assessor. The election of a new assessor will have an impact on everyone that lives...

 

Repurpose those signs

With the General Election approaching, more and more signs seem to be popping up. The signs are all over the place, but I’m not going to complain about the amount of signs there are or the fact...

 

Our View: Kavanaugh should have been dumped

Like everything else in Washington, D.C., the selection and eventual confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court has been a partisan debacle in which the worst parts of American politics reared their ugly heads from the Congressional swamp....

 

The deer are not the invaders

Dear Editor, This letter is in reference to last week’s letter to the editor “deer issues need to be addressed now.” I feel the need to respond to the phrasing, opinion and misinformation in that letter. Any quotation marks I use will be referr...

 

Book's themes are highlighted today

(Editor’s note: We’ve received a few letters from Green River High School students who have recently read “The Scarlet Letter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The students have compared current events to themes found in the book.) Dear Editor, My...

 

Book's themes are highlighted today

(Editor’s note: We’ve received a few letters from Green River High School students who have recently read “The Scarlet Letter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The students have compared current events to themes found in the book.) Dear Editor,...

 

An interview with future Vice-President Dick Cheney

By KERRY DRAKE Wyofile.com When people recall their first encounters with Dick Cheney, what they remember probably depends at what time in his life it occurred: whether he was a high school student in Casper, flunking out of Yale, serving as...

 

Exporting from Wyoming 101

By John Privette Wyoming Small Business Development Center Network International trade involves a lot of rules, regulations and terms that can be confusing to a small business owner, but that shouldn’t stop you from expanding your market outside...

 

Letter: Deer issues need to be addressed now

Dear Editor, The population of deer in Southwest Wyoming has exploded. On any given day, small groups of deer jaunt around our town. These hoofed invaders have always seemed abundant, but over the past decade they have reached extremely high counts....

 

Pick up after your pets

As I was writing the story about a lady who picks up dog poop irresponsible pet owners leave behind, I became appalled. This wasn’t the first time I had been told or received phone calls on this...

 

Our View: A political misstep in Wyoming

A recent press release from the Mary for Wyoming gubernatorial campaign has us worried about the Democratic candidate’s trust in Wyoming-based solutions. The press release touts the campaign’s “unprecedented” investment into digital advertisi...

 

The littlest big need in GR

Every parent knows that having children is expensive. For many, just how expensive is the surprising part. The costs of caring for and raising kids go up year after year. There are millions of choices to make about what a child needs, what...

 

Our View: Airport request should be approved

We are hoping the Sweetwater County Commission will reconsider Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport General Manager Devon Brubaker’s request for $711,111 to fund the design phase of the commercial terminal project. We know making a decision like...

 

Bank decision pits state against progress

Bank of the West is not unique in the clean-energy course that it has decided upon. Lots of other organizations and companies have made similar declarations. Most of the Ivy League has been divesting from fossil fuels for years, the Catholic Church...

 

Our View: Anatomy of an opinion page

What is an editorial? What is a letter to the editor or a guest column? Is there even a difference? Lately, we’ve taken notice to some confusion amongst the different items found on this page and as such, we decided to help clarify what it is you...

 

Playing with Power: The doctor is in

“Now you’re playing with power!” Nintendo always pushed the idea of its Nintendo Entertainment System as a powerful game system. At the time it was cutting edge technology, but compared to now,...

 

See something, say something

The rescue of an 83-year-old man who had fallen ill, the lifesaving discovery of a victim of violent crime on the side of a road, and the arrest of a man found in the act of burglarizing a business: what do these things have in common? They were all...

 

Our View: Community action pays off

Green River residents have a lot to be proud of when it comes to our local organizations. The individuals and groups serving Green River residents are dedicated and community-oriented. They care about the city’s residents and their work shows. One...

 

Why it's important to remember the past

There are some dates we should always remember such as your child’s birthday or your wedding anniversary. Dates like these are important to acknowledge and celebrate. They mark happy moments in our lives. Our city turns 150 this year. That’s...

 
 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    September 12, 2018

Lifelong learning: Ubuntu

Recently, I was told a story about an anthropologist who went to Africa to study the social behavior of tribes. One day, he proposed a game to some of the tribal children. He put a basket full of fruit near a tree and told the kids to stand many...

 

Our View: It's time to reignite the rivalry

As the Wolves step out onto the gridiron this season, we know Wolves fans will be treated to great action. However, one thing continues to disappoint is the fact the Wolves won’t face the Tigers from Rock Springs. Admittedly, this is an old issue...

 

Yearning for better political discourse

I had an interesting experience a few weeks ago. I was involved in a political conversation between people of differing political beliefs and it was surprisingly pleasant. In 2018, political...

 

City improves ADA access

Last week, a very special swing set was dedicated to children with special needs in our community. The specialized playground equipment is the result of a partnership with a local Girl Scout Troop and the city of Green River. Girl Scout Troop No....

 

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