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Cokeville Miracle remembered

Dear Editor, There is much about Wyoming that our visitors adore. Lots of room, peace and quiet - good neighbors and a great heritage. We’re the smallest state in the union - but a state of solid citizens. One of the most significant ingredients in...

 

Recognizing suicidal signs and offering help

One summer during my college years, I had a roommate who suffered from suicidal thoughts. She’d attempted suicide before we met, and been hospitalized, but continued to struggle. Back in the late 80s, there was very little public understanding of m...

 

Letter to the Editor: Article unclear about funding

Dear Editor, Your article in the 9/8/22 issue entitled “Non-Profit Scrutiny” on page one and continued on page 3 with the title “Fraudulent activity with federal funds poses risk to Sweetwater County” is incorrect and should be retracted....

 

Wyoming must look forward

Wyoming doesn’t need another warning that we can no longer rely on the fossil fuel industry to propel our economy and pay the lion’s share of our government services. We’ve seen for years growth in renewables like wind and solar. Coal plants...

 

Letter to the Editor: The loss of "nobody" is important

Dear Editor, I am just a nobody but if I was a someone that would be listened to, I would ask that people consider more regarding what their values could have in regards to a person’s life. Anyone who has been in trouble with the law knows that...

 

Happy to return to Middle Earth

I grew up in Middle Earth. Granted, my first journey there was when I was five, and Gollum in the animated 1977 “Hobbit” film scared me so bad I couldn’t watch anything remotely strange or... Full story

 

Where have the workers gone?

Labor Day is a day to celebrate the workers who keep our country running. They’re the ones who keep our businesses open and our economy strong. However, as I’ve visited policymakers, business owners and workers throughout the state, one question...

 

Twenty-four hour talent

A lot of art was created in Sweetwater County in the 24 hours from last Friday night to Saturday night.  Two different creative 24-hour events took place over the weekend. The Art on the Green and co...

 

Our View: Keep local politics respectful

One of the things Sweetwater County — especially Green River — prides itself on is having that small-town vibe and being a close-knit community. This doesn’t go away during elections. If anything, it becomes even more important.  We want the...

 
 By Tom Gagnon    Opinion    August 11, 2022

Letter to the Editor: Time is against cult leaders

Dear Editor, Charlie Manson and Donald Trump have several things in common. Both have initiated violent crimes that neither man was directly involved in, yet these crimes would not have happened except for their planning, brainwashing, and... Full story

 
 By Rose March    Opinion    August 4, 2022

Letter to the Editor: Questions for new Republicans

Dear Editor, Well… The Wyoming Primary is coming around again (like it does every 2 years).  We get to decide who is running for the Democrat and Republican tickets.  This is the most important election for the State of Wyoming, even though is a...

 

Letter to the Editor: Feeling blue in a red state

Dear Editor, I’ve been feeling blue. Today I did something that was hard for me. I changed my party affiliation. Now, I’ve lived in Wyoming my whole life. On my eighteenth birthday, I registered to vote. I registered as a Democrat. Being blue in...

 

Republicans should remain united

As the pandemic was in full swing during July 2020, Harper’s Magazine published “A Letter on Justice and Open Debate,” which argued that a growing intolerance was becoming a threat to free speech. Far from a conservative response to so-called... Full story

 
 By Joe DeMarco    Opinion    July 28, 2022

Letter to the Editor: Veteran supports Liz Cheney

Dear Editor, To all the residents of Wyoming, You are very fortunate to have a Patriot representing you, not all states are that fortunate. Liz Cheney is your representative, she is a Patriot, you should feel honored having such a great lady as your...

 
 By Hannah Romero    Opinion    July 21, 2022

Keep going, Wyoming

While it’s great Wyoming is taking steps in the right direction to help with suicide prevention and offering mental health resources, it’s also clear our state still has a mental health crisis,...

 

Let freedom ring

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights,...

 

Pets should stay home as weather warms

We know many of our furry companions love a good car ride, but as summer temperatures rise they need to be left at home. Temperatures in Cody have been in the 80s and will likely stay in that range for much of the summer. This can be deadly for...

 
 By Hannah Romero    Opinion    July 7, 2022

'Stranger Things' is worth all the hype

Chances are you’ve at least heard of “Stranger Things,” even if you aren’t one of the fans of the popular Netflix series. I remember hearing that title everywhere before I even knew what it...

 
 By Hannah Romero    Opinion    June 30, 2022

'Unconventional' but excited to be editor

A few weeks shy of one year ago, I wrote a column on these pages introducing myself as the new Green River Star staff writer. In it I explained how journalism is in my blood, but I never expected to g... Full story

 
 By Mark Baker    Opinion    June 30, 2022

Letter: Lawmaker disagrees with cryptocurrency editorial

Dear Editor, In a piece written on May 26, the editorial board of the Green River Star asserted the “State should back away from crypto” as “none of this will benefit Wyoming in the long run.” I have to say, I couldn’t disagree more. Wyomin...

 

Letter: Resident opposes traveling circus for animal cruelty

Dear Editor, I was disappointed to learn that the C&M circus will be in Green River on July 1. Culpepper and Merriweather Circus, operated by Eugene “Trey” Key III and Key Equipment Inc, was cited by the United States Department of Agriculture...

 
 By David Martin    Opinion    June 23, 2022

'Saying what we please when we please'

“What we want, and what we shall have, is the royal American privilege of living and dying in a country town, running a country newspaper, saying what we please when we please, how we please and to... Full story

 
 By Mark Gordon    Opinion    June 16, 2022

Energy crisis of tomorrow can be averted today

After 15 months of ignoring a court order, the Biden Administration recently announced the long-overdue resumption of federal oil and gas lease sales – at a greatly reduced scale. With the available acreage significantly cut back and royalty rates...

 

Our View: County offices shouldn't be partisan

Here’s a good question: how does political affiliation inform how a county assessor or county clerk performs their duties? We’re not sure they do as state statutes govern how they operate. Yet, throughout Wyoming many of the political races... Full story

 

Letter: Greenhouse gases do not contribute to global warming

Dear Editor, The Green River Star editorial titled “Our View: Gordon is on the wrong side of climate debate” does not reflect an objective view of the scientific facts. Over 30,000 scientists (more than 9,000 of whom are PhDs, many working in...

 

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