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Our View: Lummis misread the room

A lot has already been said of Sen. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., and the speech she gave that led her to being booed by University of Wyoming graduation attendees last weekend. While a lot of that conversation focuses on specific comments she made, we...

 
 By Kerry Drake    Opinion    May 12, 2022

Biggest election in Wyoming a total snooze-fest so far

Liz Cheney’s fight to keep her U.S. House seat is supposed to be a slugfest. How could it not be? There’s so much inherent drama: Cheney, the fallen GOP princess, locked in a duel against her party’s once (and perhaps still) king, Donald Trump....

 
 By Kerry Drake    Opinion    May 5, 2022

Wyo. officials think customers should pay $1B to 'save' coal

Gov. Mark Gordon and the Legislature apparently believe Wyoming’s electricity customers are all chumps.What other conclusion is possible, given their push to prop up the dying coal industry by retrofitting the state’s coal-fired power plants...

 

Seeking an end to the politics of 'hate and disparagement'

I recently received a fund-raising appeal, that says, "Dear Friend, The Liberal elites, the Fake News Media and the Marxist Democrats hate America -- and they hate you." I am tired of the politics of...

 

Our View: to minimize harm

The practice of journalism is littered with landmines that, despite good intentions, can be easily tread upon and will cause harm. The Society of Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics contains a section on minimizing the potential harm...

 
 By Kerry Drake    Opinion    April 21, 2022

Republican infighting gives Wyo. Democrats a chance

By Kerry Drake Wyofile.com I’ve been a Wyoming Democrat for my entire adult life. I certainly can’t speak for all members of my party, but some elections are easier on my psyche than others. It helps when I know our candidates are going to be...

 

The polarizing Peeps

Some of the best opinions to have are very strong opinions about very unimportant things. And some of the strongest unimportant opinions are about food — especially candy. For some reason, Peeps...

 

Our view: More SEDC funding could go a long way

We’re supportive of the Sweetwater Economic Development Coalition’s desire to seek more funding as we think it could increase economic advocacy of Sweetwater County. With the organization seeking to increase its operational budget to $210,000 by...

 
 By David Martin    Opinion    April 7, 2022

Dreaming of summer camping

While there’s still the chance of a late snowstorm or two hitting our corner of the word in the coming months, I think it’s safe to say that spring is here and as the temperature rises, I find mys...

 

Letter: Unborn children not part of a woman's body

Dear Editor, Assuming that an unborn baby is a part of the mother’s body, the pro-choice advocates among us accuse the Wyoming Legislature of endangering a woman’s “right” to have sovereignty over her own body. “Our bodies, our choice....

 

Carbon capture provides great potential for energy industry

When we hear the name ‘Union Telephone Company’ we think about high-speed internet, mobile devices, and terms like ‘connectivity.’ But at Union, while our focus is on helping to connect Wyomingites from every corner of the state, we also...

 

Our View: Arts are well supported throughout Sweetwater County

Sweetwater County residents have three plays they can take in the next few weeks. They can watch Green River High School present “A Comedy of Errors” by William Shakespeare, watch Western Wyoming Community College’s presentation of “Uncle Van...

 

Letter: Legislature should stop telling women what to do with their bodies

Dear Editor, There is NO relationship more intimate than pregnancy. Since we can’t yet even agree on when life begins, we each will have our own perspectives, assign our own meanings and decide by our own measures where we stand on this hot-button...

 

Letter: Newspaper editorials don't agree with everyone

Dear Editor, Regarding Simone Keevert’s March 17 “Threat to the Editor,” in the Green River Star, she is mostly wrong. Her complaint was that on February 24, the paper published a little editorial suggesting that it is “Time for Wyoming to...

 

Letter: Abortion and the government's role in personal welfare

Dear Editor, The government has no obligation to protect you from death. That fact is well known and quite logical and enforced by the courts since time immemorial let alone during the minuscule lifetime of the United States. The fact of the matter...

 

Our view: It's not hard to see why city has $161 million in projects

By any stretch of the imagination, $161 million is an eye-popping amount. This is especially true considering it’s the estimated cost of all the various projects and infrastructure work the City of Green River has identified in a recent list submit...

 

Letter: Newspaper leans too far to the left

Dear Editor, To the author of the article called “Our View: Time for Wyo. to get off the Trump train” posted in the Green River Star in the Feb. 24, 2022 issue, I would have addressed you by name, but the article was not signed and I would...

 

Our view: School district is one of the best

Sweetwater County School District No. 2 is one of the best districts in the state. By any metric, SWSD No. 2 stands out as an example for others to follow. Looking at Tuesday’s school board meeting, it isn’t hard to see why. Students were a...

 

Letter: Truckers protest is all show and no go

Dear Editor, I see pictures of Ukrainian young men and women with grenades strapped to their chest firing machine guns towards some people that are unrecognizable but are firing back. I see middle-aged and old people, men and women, doing the same....

 
 By Hannah Romero    Opinion    March 3, 2022

And life still goes on

These days, it’s easy to feel like the world’s ending. Honestly, it’s felt a little bit like the end of the world ever since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re about two weeks shy of...

 

Our View: Time for Wyo. to get off the Trump train

After more than one year out of office, former President Donald Trump raised eyebrows earlier this week when he complimented Russian President Vladimir Putin for action the government has taken towards Ukraine. “I went in yesterday and there was a...

 

Just for fun: How about a piece of candy?

Amongst the culinary delights of the world, the durian fruit is likely one of the more bizarre and polarizing. Trees producing the fruit are found in Southeast Asia, with the fruit being described by...

 

Our View: Lessons were learned by tax proponents

Recent movement by the Sweetwater County Commissioners in hiring a consulting firm to help with the upcoming specific purpose sales tax push shows lessons were learned from the 2021 general purpose sales tax ballot’s defeat. We’re not sure...

 

Our View: Mugshot bill well-intentioned, but has its problems

Being arrested for an alleged crime is one of the worst experiences a person can have. The experience is part of a situation that can forever alter the course of someone’s life. Then there’s the booking photo, a photo of someone that is taken...

 

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