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The West is burning and politics are fanning the flames

As smoke from summer Western wildfires spreads all the way to Maine, the entire country finally realizes what the West has long known: America’s forest-management policies are not working. This record-breaking fire season has seen more than 5...

 

Our View: We will never forget 9/11

For many people, the morning of Sept. 11, 2001 will be a moment frozen in time. Everyone alive and aware of their surroundings that day has a story. Maybe they were stepping off the school bus and suddenly being ushered into a library or gym to watch...

 

'Shang-Chi' stands alone and stands out

“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” may be the latest addition to the ever-growing Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), but it can be enjoyed by anyone, from the dedicated Marvel fan to those...

 

Our View: Please don't use ivermectin to prevent or treat COVID-19 symptoms

That headline says it all, doesn’t it? Somehow, a drug used to treat parasitic worms in the intestinal tract has become a sought-after commodity in treating COVID-19. Reports from throughout the United States claim people are buying the...

 

The eyes just don't have it anymore

There comes a point when we realize we’re getting older, and with that, a realization that the body isn’t performing as optimally as we would like. We see this in sports all the time. Athletes...

 

Letter: Greenbelt volunteers plan Sept. 11 clean up

Dear Editor, Last week there was a timely editorial about showing support for the Green Belt! A clean up of the Green Belt is already scheduled for Sept. 11. Since this is the 20th Anniversary of 9/11, it has been designated as A National Day of...

 

Our View: Time to show our Greenbelt support

The Greenbelt is something everyone in Green River can look at with pride. The pathway is used daily, even during the winter months, by people seeking to improve their health of enjoy a meditative stroll along the river. As the Greenbelt Task force...

 

Opportunity knocked for oil and gas fixes, Wyoming slammed the door

On Jan. 27, President Joe Biden signed an executive order pausing new oil and gas leasing on federal lands. Like Chicken Little, Wyoming and other resource colony states went apoplectic, predicting destruction of their economies. Lawsuits were...

 

Prairie Doc Perspectives: Return to wellness

I recently saw a patient I hadn’t seen in more than 18 months. This patient had previously come to me somewhat routinely for arthritic knees. Together, we constructed a conservative treatment plan to help increase activity and prolong the life of...

 

Our View: We need to fight misinformation

Misinformation proliferates on social media like a plaque. Hundreds of posts and videos are solely designed to maximize their reach and spread fear amongst those who consume that media. As baseless claims start reaching public discourse, we all need...

 

Biden's land grab: The federal policy for intentional decline

One thing that can be safely said about the Biden Administration is that when you think they could not become even more extreme, they make clear that you underestimate them at your peril. Take President Biden’s Executive Order 14008, entitled...

 

Carnegie capitalism

(Editor’s note: Jessica recently won an essay contest hosted by the Sweetwater County Historical Museum. The Star agreed to publish the winning essays) In the early 1900’s the City of Green River’s dynamic was much different. The entire...

 
 By Tom Gagnon    Opinion    August 12, 2021

A Democrat for Liz Cheney

Debasing myself politically, I’ve joined the Republican Party. I never thought I would do this. The first time that I could vote in a primary, in New Hampshire in 1980, I voted for Jerry Brown. At Winter Park, Colorado, about 1984, I registered as...

 

A lifetime of fair memories

Having grown up in Sweetwater County, Wyoming’s Big Show has always been a big part of my summer. I’ve been going to the fair for as long as I can remember. As a kid, my favorite thing was going...

 
 By Joe Barbuto    Opinion    August 5, 2021

Treasurer introduces himself to county

Before last May, the idea of being county treasurer had never crossed my mind. While I have been politically involved - I served in the state legislature and have run for a seat on the county commission - this is not a position to which I have ever...

 

Our View: Document needed more polish before release

“Lawyers put their mistakes behind bars, doctors put their mistakes in the ground and we put our mistakes on the front page for all to see,” Mark Twain once observed about journalism. Over the years, we’ve taken our rightfully-earned lumps for...

 

Letter: Reader disappointed with budget cut

Dear Editor, I was gravely disappointed in the Sweetwater County Commissioners and their decision to cut Golden Hour Senior Center $68,000. Over 800 senior citizens depend on the many services they offer. One of the primary services is the program...

 
 By David Martin    Opinion    July 29, 2021

It's time to get vaccinated

The pandemic never ended. It is not over in Japan, where the Olympic Games are being hosted in Tokyo, as an outbreak of COVID-19 infections is occurring. It is not over in the United States, where...

 

Our View: Commissioners were right to be disappointed

Imagine having to hire someone for a job and there is a selection of people vying for the position. One would expect everyone seeking the job would be interested in actually having the job, right? This wasn’t the situation the Sweetwater County...

 
 By Hannah Romero    Opinion    July 22, 2021

Sharing stories with Green River

Life is all about stories.  From fairy tales at bedtime, to conversations around the dinner table, to movies in the theater, to articles in the newspaper, we are all surrounded and shaped by...

 

Our View: Tax is a needed

We are well aware the idea of any tax isn’t popular and we understand why. Any sales tax represents a few more dollars out of our pockets that would otherwise go to groceries, gas or the monthly streaming bill. However, we don’t see any other...

 

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