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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...

 
 By Susan W. Gore    Opinion    July 15, 2021

Gore responds to articles

A “hit piece” is an article, documentary, etc. that deliberately tries to make somebody/something look bad by presenting information about them that appears to be true and accurate but actually is not. -- Oxford Learners Dictionary On June 25,...

 
 By David Martin    Opinion    July 15, 2021

Susan Gore, where's the beef?

“Have you ever heard of a wish sandwich? A wish sandwich is when you have two slices of bread and you wish you had some meat.” That is from a song titled “Rubber Biscuit.” I’m reminded of...

 

Our View: Cell tower issue needlessly drawn out

The Green River City Council decision to draw out the Union Wireless cell tower request was drawn out Tuesday night when the Council opted to table the issue as opposed to voting on it. The issue at hand: the belief the public hadn’t been...

 

Our View: It's time for Wyo to buck Gore from politics

Spies in Wyoming -- it has to be the ludicrous plot of a poorly-written novel, right? No dear reader, it isn’t. Proving truth to be stranger than fiction, the New York Times broke news last week that a spy ring had operated in Wyoming and focused...

 

Our View: Tower shouldn't be OK'd

A decision regarding if an 80-foot cell tower will be built near the Green River Post Office and Ace Hardware will be made during the July 6 Green River City Council meeting and we're hoping the...

 
 By Dave Dodson    Opinion    June 24, 2021

Wyoming voters: Don't fall for the purity test

With the excommunication of Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney from the Republican Party leadership, what was intended to be a sleepy mid-term political season is shaping up to be a bellwether for what Wyoming looks for in a congressperson. Most of...

 
 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    June 17, 2021

Lifelong learning: The value of pets

Much has changed in the past year and a half with COVID-19 and our abilities to be out and about as much. However, one thing that has NOT changed is the love shown to us by our pets. In fact, if you are like me, even though you have still been just...

 

Letter: King Kong is coming to Green River

Dear Editor, King Kong is coming to Green River, Wyoming. Union Wireless would like to erect an eighty-foot 5G tower in a lot immediately east of Ace Hardware. At a Planning and Zoning meeting June 9, this was discussed and somebody made the...

 

Our View: Sweetwater county is the perfect place for a nuclear plant

In keeping with the slogan ‘Wyoming powers the nation,’ the state will be the site of a new nuclear power plant -- with the Jim Bridger Power Plant near Rock Springs being one of the four proposed locations. As county and city leaders are...

 

Letter: Board's proposed policy highlights college's issues

Dear Editor, This letter is being written in response to the resignation of Carla Hester-Croff from the Board of Trustees at Western Wyoming Community College. It was with great sadness that I read Ms. Hester-Croff was stepping down. Ms. Hester-Croff...

 

Letter: Comments help public lands

Dear Editor, For several years, the Bureau of Land Management has been working towards publishing its Draft Resource Management Plan for its Rock Springs Field Office, which covers over 3 million acres of public lands within Sweetwater County and...

 
 By Kerry Drake    Opinion    June 10, 2021

Red flags fly over Wyoming's nuclear power 'silver bullet'

I’m not going to invest in Bill Gates’ and Warren Buffett’s plan to bring a nuclear power plant to Wyoming. I’d also prefer to not see taxpayers like myself forced to shell out hard-earned money on such an environmentally risky venture....

 

Our View: WWCC trustee policy should be changed

Last week, we reported on Western Wyoming Community College trustee Carla Hester-Croff’s resignation following her claims of the college administration not being transparent and her concerns about a proposed board policy expanding on how a trustee...

 

Our View: Washington politics arrives in Wyo

The time between now and the 2022 election will be never ending when it comes to the race for Rep. Liz Cheney’s seat in the U.S. House. Nearly six months into her second term, she’s already facing a cadre of Republican challengers after voting...

 
 By David Martin    Opinion    May 27, 2021

YouTuber offers a taste of history

One of the appeals YouTube has is the fact it can offer almost anything to anyone. Of course, much of that is nothing more than entertainment, often aimed to cultivate a persona that can be built...

 
 By Kerry Drake    Opinion    May 20, 2021

Can Wyo's failing juvenile justice system be fixed?

By Kerry Drake Wyofile.com Wyoming officials knew something was seriously wrong with the state’s juvenile justice system in 1970, when a governor’s committee examined the issue and came to the startling conclusion that no system actually...

 
 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    May 13, 2021

Lifelong learning: A matter of perspective

A while ago, my seven-year-old and I were watching ‘Elmo in Grouchland’. In the Elmo movie, Huxley, the villain, steals Elmo’s blanket. When Elmo asks for his blanket back, Huxley says, “If I touch it, I own it” then he touches a variety...

 

Our View: Snow remains an issue with alternate route

An alternate route between Green River and Rock Springs isn’t a new idea. During the mid 2000s, when money was a lot more free flowing into and out of government coffers, the idea was floated that an alternate route between the two cities would...

 

Our View: Wyo. misses out on booming West

Take a brief look at data released from the 2020 census and one thing becomes very clear -- the West is booming. The population growth in many of Wyoming’s neighbors over the last decade is staggering. Utah saw an 18.4% increase in its population....

 

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