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Our view: Voting is a pillar of Wyoming's democracy

We’re heading into the final days of the 2020 General Election. For many, the biggest question they want a voice in is if Joe Biden or Donald Trump will be the United States’ President in 2021. While that question will have some weight as to...

 
 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    October 21, 2020 

My Shopping Cart Wheel

I am that person that always manages to “find” the shopping cart with the wonky wheel. I used to trade it out because it irritated me. The cart wobbled and sometimes made noise and it usually drove a little slower and pushed a little harder....

 
 By Tom Lacock    Opinion    October 21, 2020 

Putting off going to a nursing home

The call is getting more common as I enter my mid-40s. It generally comes from a friend, about my age, who knows I work for AARP, and hopes I can help them navigate the services available in Wyoming to help a loved one stay at home as they age....

 

Our view: Legal notices belong in newspapers

It’s a battle that’s been waged for a long time now and it doesn’t show any signs of letting up. There’s a movement amongst state legislators to have the legal notices published by municipal and county governments in their local newspapers...

 

Get Your Breast Cancer Screening Appointments Back On the Books

Women often put the needs of their loved ones before their own. That may be truer than ever this year, as mothers juggle working from home, virtual learning and childcare along with the usual everyday responsibilities. As members of the Prevent...

 

State should end 'dark money' spending

Lumpy, a walking, talking lump of coal wearing a miner’s hat and gloves, serves as the Energy Policy Network’s mascot. “Affordable and plentiful, I keep America’s lights on and economy moving,” Lumpy says in a speech bubble on EPN’s...

 

Our view: We can't be lax on coronavirus action

The coronavirus has made quite a surge in Wyoming over the past week and a half. Much of the infections have been in Albany County, home to the University of Wyoming, and have included 11 freshmen football players according to UW’s public...

 
 By Jill Kruse    Opinion    October 7, 2020

The Prairie Doc: The first goodbye

When you ask a physician why they became a doctor there is often a pattern that emerges. It is usually one of three things: they have family members who were doctors, they went through a significant health issue of their own, or they had a family mem...

 

Our view: Ignoring health guideline will cause spike

Conservative groups throughout Wyoming have been pushing resolutions to county commissioners which would push back on the state’s health orders and cite a person’s ability to make their own decisions regarding their health and precautions to...

 

Game time: Trying to discover the killer lurking "Among Us"

Being alone isn’t nearly as bad as having someone else follow you through the darkened corridors. You know there are impostors amongst your group, but you’re never exactly sure of who they are....

 

Greater Little Mountain Area still at risk of special interests

Over the years, I have been fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to show mayors, county commissioners, Governor (Mark) Gordon and other elected leaders and stakeholders around one of my favorite places in the world -- the Greater Little Mount...

 

Our view: Sixth-penny tax could pay for water work

If you build it, they will come. That statement, an often misquoted line from the film “Field of Dreams,” has been applied to economic development meaning once something is built, support will follow. This has been true for the Jamestown area....

 

Trump administration has benefited Wyo.

America’s economy has been hamstrung by COVID-19 and revitalizing it must be the essential mission of the next administration. Key to that recovery is the need to explore and responsibly develop America’s energy and minerals. This President...

 

Concerning trend found in patients with diabetes

My name is Dr. Vishwanath Pattan and I am the Medical Director of Endocrinology at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. Endocrinology is the study of hormones, and as an endocrinologist I treat patients for a wide variety of diseases related to...

 

Our view: It's time to support Golden Hour Senior Center

Golden Hour Senior Center offers a lot of good to Green River. Many may only be aware of the center through the baked goods it sells during the Green River Farmers Market or as the place grandma and grandpa go to have lunch and socialize with their...

 

Wyoming politicians wants state to have its cake and eat it too

I’m a lifelong resident of Wyoming and the older I get; the more certain inconsistencies seem to become evident. For example, local and state leaders often talk about the need to diversify the...

 

The PPP empowered Wyoming businesses

Small business owners are some of the strongest, most resilient people you will ever meet. They know what it’s like to take risks, work hard, make tough decisions, and turn a profit to benefit their community. The last few months have been arduous...

 
 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    September 16, 2020

Lifelong Learning: Facing it

As we are forced to air high-five and elbow bump instead of hug or shake hands right now, in the FACE of Covid, I think it’s important to note several other very important things we are FACING. The face is a very important tool we all have. We use...

 

Imagining a fresh skate park

The skate park on Uinta is one of the most used recreational parks in Green River. When at the park, you can definitely tell it has had its fair share of wear and tear. After seeing how in need of some renovations the skate park was, I contacted...

 

The Prairie Doc: Passing the torch

When I was younger my parents would let me stay up late to watch “The Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson. I will never forget when it was announced that he would be leaving the show and Jay Leno would be the new host. I was shocked and upset. How...

 

Our view: Want football? It's time to wear a mask

It isn’t often you hear an athletic director beg fans to follow directions. During last week’s football scrimmage with Mountain View, the school district’s athletics director, Tony Beardsley, did exactly that in an attempt to get fans to follow...

 

The Prairie Doc: Let's start exercising our brains

Albert Einstein conducted thought experiments to figure out theoretical problems. Let’s do one of our own. Suppose that you fell and broke your left leg and had to be in a cast for eight weeks. Would you expect your left leg to be as strong as...

 

Armed vigilantes, stoked by team Trump, threaten all of us

I usually don’t share conspiracy theories, but one recently appeared in my inbox that was so wild it stopped me in my tracks. Cheyenne, according to the sender, is extremely vulnerable to an attack by Colorado socialists who would likely stop at no...

 

Our View: State has better things to do than match campaign

It’s fair to say the University of Wyoming is facing some serious budget problems, like almost every other governmental entity in the state. A recent article from the Casper Star-Tribune reported the university prepared to take a cut of at least...

 

Letter: Newspaper should report other issues

Dear Editor, Overall nobody is all that concerned about another abuse case involving family members. Let the law handle it. Why not publish an investigative report on the federal budget deficit that involves every American? When have you and your...

 

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