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Our View: Coats for a cause

We are proud to live in a community where residents take care of each other. From fundraisers to help residents in need pay medical bills, to donations to pay for the Golden Hour Senior Center’s new technology center. This community often steps up...

 

Quality rural health care with less burnout a possibility

The elderly patient came back to our rural hospital from a hospital in a nearby larger city after having had major surgery and feeding-tube placement. The care from the bigger hospital was superb except that the patient was getting too much nutrient...

 
 By Dick Blust    Opinion    November 7, 2019

Tales of Sweetwater County

A navy warship named the USS Green River was built and saw service during World War II, the Sweetwater County Historical Museum stated in an article. The Green River (LSM(R)-506) was classified as a...

 

Our View:Events bring money to all of Sweetwater County

We are excited to hear about the Newmar Kountry Klub International Rally, which will take place in August 2020. We believe all of the hard work employees at the Sweetwater Events Complex have been doing is paying off. We also agree we can’t...

 

Nuclear fuel rod storage a bad idea for Wyo.

Dear Editor: I am writing in opposition to the proposed legislation the minerals committee is considering regarding temporary spent nuclear fuel rod storage. This a bad idea on so many levels. Wyomingites have consistently opposed such ideas because...

 

Today's Wyoming hunting, tomorrow's heritage at risk

Here in the Cowboy State, hunting isn’t just a pastime, it’s a way of life. And for generations the dirt under our fingernails and the game in our freezers has come from our world class public lands. So, when there are plans to drill in our most...

 

Hard to throw away shoes

I’m not the kind of person to get attached to my things. I think this has something to do with having been through a house fire as a teenager and losing everything I owned. If I need to throw someth...

 
 By Tom Gagnon    Opinion    October 31, 2019

Wyo. appear's to have a new deal

The economic-panel discussion on Boom and Bust Cycles came to Rock Springs on Oct. 9. It was held at Western Wyoming Community College, and generously funded by the American Heritage Center. In attendance were about 75 people from the area. On the...

 

Our View:Much to consider

As we watch the sixth-penny special purpose tax requests make their way in front of the Sweetwater County commissioners, we’ve come to realize just how much our cities and towns have come to rely on the tax. Without this tax, the cities and...

 

GR cats, kittens and more cats

Green River Animal Control has seen an influx of cats and kittens this year, and the cat room has been overflowing. Animal control would like to encourage everyone to be a responsible pet owner. Keep...

 

Our View: Change the focus

Now is not the time to be fretting about the eventual closure of the Jim Bridger Power Plant. Yes, the first unit closure is scheduled to take place in 2023, a little more than four years away. However, what we should be doing is plotting a future...

 

Solar industry can help Wyo.

Our state’s economy is facing hard times—that’s no secret to anyone. It seems that we face a budget shortfall every year and never really figure out how to dig ourselves out of it. Many of our communities are struggling with lost jobs and we...

 

Our View: Newspaper week

This week, newspapers across the country are celebrating National Newspaper Week. While we at The Green River Star may not be doing anything special other than running this editorial and an editorial cartoon, we still feel it’s important enough to...

 

The high price of health care

Health care costs too much. The U.S. spends twice as much as other wealthy nations and yet we have poorer outcomes. Patients in this country visit physicians less frequently and spend less time in hospitals than residents of other wealthy countries....

 

Our View: New sign needed

While this space is usually reserved for discussing our thoughts on larger issues impacting Green River and Sweetwater County, we also feel the need to take up this space with issues of concern. In this case, a potential safety concern. During the Se...

 

Change in law goes unnoticed by Wyomingites

Dear Editor, Did anyone here locally notice a news article which recently appeared. An article about a 10th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals decision on a Fort Collins law, a decision which also applies to the States of Wyoming, Utah, Kansas, New...

 

Playing with Power: Super Mario Bros.

At face value, “Super Mario Bros.” is weird. Really weird. It’s about a pair of Italian plumbers, Mario and Luigi, who grow by eating magic mushrooms, jump on their enemies and run their way...

 

Our View: Farmer's Market should move downtown

With the Farmers’ Market ending for another year, we think it’s time for the Green River Urban Renewal/Main Street Agency to consider moving the market back downtown. The agency is tasked with revitalizing downtown Green River, which traditionall...

 

Sixth-penny tax can help Green River, county

(Editor’s note: This letter was sent to the Green River City Council, but the author also wanted it published in The Green River Star.) Dear Mayor Rust and Green River City Council Members, I would like to offer a few comments in regard to the...

 

Sixth-penny tax needed in Sweetwater County

Editor, I am supporting a renewal of the 6th penny sales tax initiative. Those who know me well, know I am not a “tax and spend” liberal. Far from it. I am a fiscal conservative who happens to believe in accountability and in the principle of...

 

Our View: I-80's a resource

Interstate 80 is a resource Green River and Sweetwater County can’t ignore. During the public comment period for last week’s Sweetwater County Planning and Zoning Commission hearing regarding the Love’s Truck Stop proposal, Kael Jasperson,...

 

Tales of Sweetwater County

For four years, from 1938 to 1942, Green River was home to Camp Green River, a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp, one of thousands like it throughout the United States, the Sweetwater County Historical Museum said in a special release on...

 

Our View: No vaping allowed

We’re happy to see the Green River City Council take an interest in prohibiting public vaping. We understand vaping, like smoking, is a personal choice and don’t hold it against residents who chose to do so. However, when it comes to public...

 

Online school misconceptions put to rest

Dear Editor, There are so many misconceptions about online public schools. As a teacher at Wyoming Virtual Academy, I’ve seen the confusion some people have firsthand. As a new school year begins, I want to help explain the important roles these...

 
 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    September 12, 2019

Lifelong Learning: Stay in the Game

I was reading an editorial by Tom Salvino in the Subaru Drive magazine of all places. (Yes, we have a Subaru as our home.) His article is titled, “The Best Kind of Teacher.” In it, Salvino talks about how growing up, his grandfather seemed to...

 

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