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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...

 

Letter: Opposition shown to coyote killing contest

Dear Editor, As a resident of Rock Springs, I think it is shameful that Buddha Bob’s at The Sands allowed a coyote killing contest participants to gather and celebrate on Feb. 5. In these cruel and unsporting wildlife killing contests, participants...

 

Standing up for the Jim Bridger Power Plant

Wyoming powers America. As the nation’s biggest net energy supplier, we fuel America’s cars and we power the West’s homes. When America achieved energy independence, the Cowboy State was a key driver. Unfortunately, the Biden administration is...

 

So yeah, COVID-19 isn't fun

Look, I know what you’ve probably just said after reading that headline. “Of course COVID-19 isn’t fun -- it’s a deadly respiratory disease!” I’m also here to tell you that anyone reading...

 

My 'cold' was COVID-19

I saw a tweet online recently that said “Having not gotten covid yet feels like I’ve been hiding in the back of a 2+ year long middle school dodgeball game and the front lines have been...

 

Our View: Joining waste district would ultimately lower prices

Green River residents pay a lot for solid waste services when compared to Rock Springs residents only 15 miles to the east. Yes, a portion of property taxes levied in Rock Springs is paid to the Sweetwater County Solid Waste District No. 1, but the...

 

Take advantage of the lessons learned

Albert Einstein was one of the great intellects of our time. Throughout his life, he never stopped being curious and never stopped learning. As brilliant as he was, he always learned from his past,...

 

Our View: Gordon's order helps Sweetwater County workers

Gov. Mark Gordon’s leadership hasn’t been stellar over the past few years as he’s failed to adequately address several problems the state has faced since he assumed office. However, one decision we can get behind is his signing of an emergency...

 

Pick a word for the new year

We’re about a week into the new year — how are those resolutions coming? Many people enjoy beginning a new year by making resolutions, picking out goals they want to reach, plans they want to...

 

Our View: Vaccinate for 2022

The end of 2021 means the COVID-19 pandemic will have lasted nearly two years in Wyoming. While the first signs of the pandemic didn’t hit the state until March 2020, its impacts were immediate. State basketball championships were canceled, followe...

 

Drake's Take: Coal communities need leadership, not finger-pointing

Wyoming officials can rant and cuss about the federal government’s coal policies as loudly and as angrily as they want, but it won’t change one fundamental fact: They have failed our coal communities and their woe-is-us, innocent-victim act is a...

 

Christmas again, and again, and again

Christmas is back.  For the past month (or more), people have put up their lights and trees, sung along to their favorite festive tunes, bought and wrapped gifts, attended local celebrations and...

 

The joy of a blurry-eyed Christmas morning

Christmas traditions vary from family to family, but one of the less spoken traditions people tend to share is that of the blurry-eyed Christmas morning. It’s a morning anyone with children can...

 

Our View: Gordon blames Biden on state's failings

One thing about Wyoming’s conservative politics is everything bad is the fault of the Democrats. Look at statements made by U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., over the years and anyone can see this in action -- even when his party is in the majority...

 

Bar J Wranglers concert brings back childhood memories

By HANNAH ROMERO Staff Writer I know this isn’t an especially popular opinion in Wyoming, but country music is probably my least favorite genre of music. So cowboy music (the old, authentic tunes co...

 

People shouldn't shrug their shoulders to school violence

This week, Green River High School’s theater students are performing a play titled “Lockdown,” about a group of students facing a lockdown situation at their school as an entry into the state...

 

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