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Our View: Shift gears on coal

While the “War on Coal” is an attractive title for opposition to using coal as a means of power generation, we think that war has already been fought and decided. What we’re seeing now is the aftermath. We understand the concern the Sweetwater...

 
 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    June 19, 2019 

Lifelong Learning: many forms of communication

The other day, my five and six-year-old daughters were singing the words to the song, “Nerves” by Terri Hendrix. My five year old sang, “You’re getting on my nurses.” (You should’ve seen me look at her and NOT react.) Then my six year...

 

A prayer for aging discovered from the ancient medicine wheel

Nothing has touched my soul and spoken to aging with grace quite like the ancient Indian medicine wheel and the traditions that have evolved from it. From the National Library of Medicine, I learned that in the Americas, Indian tribes have multiple...

 

Our View: Schoenfeld should be appointed

The Sweetwater County commissioners have until June 30 to decide who will replace Don Van Matre on the board. With three candidates to chose from, all of whom are well-qualified for the role, the decision won’t be easy to make. However, we believe...

 

The stress of going on vacation

With how much stress I go through preparing for a vacation I start to wonder if it’s worth it. Of course, it always is in the end, but at the time it can be overwhelming. Once again, I find myself...

 

Group releases disturbing report about America's nursing homes

The Senate Special Committee on Aging has just released one of the most damning reports on the nation’s nursing homes that I’ve seen in a long time. The short document should be required reading for any family thinking of moving a relative to a...

 

Our View: Appointee should be from GR

The Sweetwater County GOP has a decision to make we’re not envious of. They’ve got to select three people from a group of 16 applicants to forward to the Sweetwater County commissioners as possible replacements to fill the unexpired portion of...

 

Letter: Music festival: a family-friendly, fundraising event

I am writing this letter to clarify a few items that appeared in the May 30th edition of the Star on the front-page article titled “$10,000 a Hard Pill for Council.” The article is talking about the decision the GR City Council is contemplating...

 

Enjoying a family dinosaur day

After weeks of soccer practices, games and meetings our weekday evenings and weekends are pretty full. My husband and I love that our boys enjoy sports, but four nights a week of practice with both...

 
 By Amanda Cavaz    Opinion    June 5, 2019

Rodeo returns to Green River

If you have driven past the rodeo grounds and horse corrals lately then you have probably noticed the new buck and rail fence and ranch gates. This project has been in the making for a while behind the scenes. The timing is perfect. To spite the...

 

Our View:Rolling out the red carpet

While the weather may not look it, the summer tourism week starts with Quilting on the Green this weekend and the Overland Stage Stampede Rodeo next weekend. Tourism is an important part of Sweetwater County’s economy. While mineral extraction play...

 
 By Lexi Mitchell    Opinion    May 29, 2019

Summer homecoming

This summer, I, Lexi Mitchell, will intern at the Green River Star. As a communication major at the University of Wyoming, I jumped at the chance to return to the town I spent 10 years of my life residing. While I grew up a little south of Green...

 

Recalling graduations past

As I attended numerous graduations last week, I couldn’t help but notice how each one is unique in its own way. For example: Black Butte High School in Rock Springs allows each graduate to pick who...

 

Our View: Powell worthy of honor

This week represents a major anniversary for an event of historical, cultural and scientific significance. Maj. John Wesley Powell led an expedition down the Green River 150 years ago from a small hub that would ultimately become the city we call...

 
 By David Martin    Opinion    May 22, 2019

Picking through a fallen retailer's sad remains

My Thursday afternoon was slightly derailed following what was supposed to be a quick trip to Shopko. Admittedly, the store’s closure wasn’t on my personal radar since writing about it months ago....

 

Getting 'chopped' at the table

As a family with young children, it is hard to find television shows all of us can watch together. For whatever reason, more and more shows on the big networks shown during prime time have chosen to...

 

Our View: Please no park camping

The subject of camping in Green River parks isn’t something new. Over the years, this seems to come up every so often from various groups. Whenever this issue comes up, unless it is for a small group like the Boy Scouts, it is turned down. Once...

 
 By David Martin    Opinion    May 15, 2019

My YouTube review: the cowboy cook

I’ve taken an interest in Dutch oven cooking recently. It’s something I’m not generally familiar with and have absolutely no experience in. Regardless, I’ve found the topic interesting. The...

 

Thumb-sucking and other addictive behaviors

Addiction can be defined as the compulsive repeated use of a drug or substance (such as alcohol) or performance of a behavior (such as gambling). Dependence is different, occurring when repeated use of a drug (such as heroine) results in physical dep...

 

Our View: Maybe feed the deer

The deer in Green River have been the root of a contentious debate for several years now. It’s easy to see why too. A study conducted by the city a few years back revealed residents are nearly split 50/50 between people who want to leave them...

 
 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    May 8, 2019

Lifelong Learning: growing, growing, gone

It’s that time of year where schools all the way from pre-school through college, celebrate the accomplishments of students through graduation and commencement activities and ceremonies. This year, I am very excited as I actually have three...

 
 By Richard P. Holm    Opinion    May 8, 2019

Men would rather face a charging lion than visiting a the doctor

Did you know that an average South Dakotan male lives to 75 years of age, and the average woman lives to 80? Why is that? Is it because we men are more prone to violent deaths early by going to war, riding motorcycles or driving cars faster? Nah!...

 

Our View: Economy must diversify

With news that Rocky Mountain Power is considering an early retirement for two of the four units at the Jim Bridger Power Plant, Sweetwater County needs determined and thoughtful leadership now more than any time in the last 30 years. One thing we...

 

Stop using gas chambers to euthanize unwanted pets

Dear Editor, I want to shed some light on my discussion at the budget meeting  (April 24, 2019) at the Rock Springs city hall. I spoke about my concerns of the tax payers dollars being used to keep the gas chamber to euthanize unwanted pets and...

 
 By David Martin    Opinion    May 1, 2019

Officials needed invites

Sitting at Rocky Mountain Power’s presentation last week, there was something missing at the meeting. Representatives from the Rock Springs municipal government were in attendance, as were...

 

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