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Our View: County will benefit from nuclear plant project

There are likely a number of people locally who don’t agree with the decision to build the Natrium nuclear facility in Kemmerer. We too were rooting for the facility to be built in Sweetwater County, but we also think it’s safe to say that...

 

Give thanks even when it's hard

By HANNAH ROMERO Staff Writer Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks. Obviously.  It’s also a time to eat delicious food. Believe me, Thanksgiving dinner is one of my favorite meals to ever exist....

 

Our View: Consider donating to the county food bank

Thanksgiving is a time people are asked to give thanks for what they have, yet for a number of Sweetwater County residents, there is a lot they’re making due without. During the winter months, the Sweetwater County Food Bank sees more people...

 

Residents should demand transparency

It isn’t hard to feel as though I’m beating a dead horse with continued coverage of the fallout from the special tax election Nov. 2. The vote is in and it wasn’t even close. People did not...

 

Our View: Please get vaccinated

Pfizer has a antiviral pill the company claims can cut the chance of hospitalization and death by 89%. This is good news in a country that has so far had more than 750,000 COVID-19 related deaths and 46.4 million cases reported since the start of...

 

Finding ways to honor our veterans

Veterans Day is set aside as a day to honor all the men and women who have served our country.  In my own family, that’s a long list.  Both my Grandpas served — Grandpa Romero in the Army and...

 

Our View: Chamber overstepped it bounds

The Green River Chamber of Commerce shouldn’t have gotten involved in the special general purpose tax election and has overstepped its bounds. The chamber paid for signs urging voters to support the 1% sales tax local governments wanted to use to f...

 

Let's put the special session out of Wyo's misery

What does it say about a special legislative session when the most memorable moment of the first week was a former House speaker dropping a couple F-bombs to disparage another lawmaker? Perhaps it’s a sign that everyone involved in this lame...

 
 By Tom Gagnon    Opinion    October 28, 2021

COVID-19 does not care about politics

Responding to an article by Wyoming Rep. Marshall Burt, there is a need for “A Word” from the more rational side of the COVID-19 debate. Burt is opposed to the Biden Administration’s efforts to battle COVID-19, citing that it is an...

 

Our View: Tax should not be passed

The upcoming general purpose special election should not be supported by the county’s voters. This is a tough position for us to take because we can see the need for an increased sales tax, but we believe the tax as presented is a 10-gallon...

 

Letter: Tax proposal is a 'Trojan horse'

Dear Editor, The upcoming tax initiative is a Trojan horse with no accountability. 1. It is a general use tax. The explanation from the county commissioners: up to 75% MAY be used for emergency services; 25% for other projects. Since there is no...

 

Halloween conjures the creative soul

It’s the spookiest time of the year and while people may have different opinions on Halloween and horror, I think everyone should be able to appreciate the fun that comes with creativity.  Let me...

 

Our View: Local governments waited too long for outreach

It isn’t hard to see some residents’ opposition to the proposed one penny general purpose sales tax. They’ve got signs posted on their front lawns and in many visible locations throughout the county. What is hard is knowing why this tax is...

 

Letter: Resident questions if tax will fund ambulances

Dear Editor, I am writing this letter today as someone who is torn. Some of you may not be aware, but there is a special election coming up on November 2, 2021 where the only issue on the ballot is a General Purpose additional 1% county sales tax....

 

Letter: Medical center CEO responds to free ambulance editorial

Dear Editor, Providing a free Ambulance Service sounds like a novel idea. However, if the general purpose sales tax does pass, there is no statutory guarantee Ambulance will receive any funding. City Council members and County Commissioners will...

 

Our View: Celebrate Native Americans, not Columbus

Despite a day being named for him, there is little about Christopher Columbus that should be celebrated. The Columbus of reality is a far cry from the noble explorer of myth. While we can’t argue his exploits are not historically significant, they...

 

Letter: MHSC urges action in COVID-19 fight

Dear friends and neighbors, Daily, our staff, your friends and family members, are treating patients with COVID-19. It is a battle. We need your help. The Delta variant is two times more contagious than previous variants and results in more severe...

 

A fistful of tokens: Zombies still alive and well in Resident Evil

Zombies seem to be a bit passé these days, don’t they? Sure, AMC’s “The Walking Dead” is going strong in its final season, but the mindless, reanimated corpses seemingly everywhere in the...

 

Our View: Pandemic won't be resolved anytime soon

It’s hard not to feel defeated by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Just as things begin to look up, something happens that casts doubt on if this thing will ever end. We have several widely-available vaccines now — that’s awesome! Oh wait,...

 

A fistful of tokens: Violent video game paved the way for ratings

October is a month dedicated to the spooky, the grotesque and the scary and the video game industry certainly doesn’t have a shortage of titles focusing on those themes. This month, I thought it...

 

Our View: Ambulances should be free if tax is approved

Supposing the proposed 1% general purpose sales tax is approved, there are two things local governments should do: make the county’s various ambulance services a public service and provide ambulance service for free. Before anyone rushes to their...

 

The end of an era

My father was a coal miner. After learning about Bridger Coal Company’s plans to close its underground mine, I found myself thinking about him and his work. He was a miner throughout much of his...

 

"Dear Evan Hansen" is beautiful in its complexity

If you go see “Dear Evan Hansen” (and you should), bring a box of tissues and an open mind.  “Dear Evan Hansen” has been one of my favorite Broadway musicals since I first listened to the...

 

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