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Our View: Where does development end?

At what point have we gone too far? Is it when the State Lands and Investments Board lists lands surrounding an iconic Sweetwater County landmark in an oil and gas lease sale? Is it when large portions of lands known as Sweetwater County’s crown...

 

Letter: Frafrica: World Cup Winners?

Dear Editor, Trevor Noah, along with many other people around the world, recently have commented that “Africa won the World Cup” because of the large number of players that have African roots on the French team. The French Ambassador Gérard...

 

What happened to summer?

As I was typing up the community calendar for next week a sudden realization hit me -- there’s only one month left before the kids go back to school. What? I think “That can’t be right. They jus...

 
 By Tom Gagnon    Opinion    July 25, 2018

County conservation district may seek blocks to wilderness designation

Wilderness, Old English for “self-willed land,” is suggestive of the American spirit of self-reliance, rugged individualism, and adventurousness –these characteristics receiving birth from Wilderness itself. Return visits for us and for future...

 

Our view: Upholding the cowboy code

The University of Wyoming wasn’t likely expecting the criticism it received when it unveiled its new marketing slogan “The World Needs More Cowboys.” The critical comments are coming from some faculty members who claim the slogan isn’t inclus...

 
 By David Martin    Opinion    July 18, 2018

Playing with Power: A bout with the world champion

“Now you’re playing with power.” I remembered the cheesy slogan from an old Nintendo Entertainment System commercial back from the mid-1980s when I found and bought one of Nintendo’s NES...

 

Cold vs. mediation: no one wins

I’m not sure what’s worse -- a cold or the medicine to treat the cold. It’s bad enough to have gotten a summer cold, but for me it’s always tough trying to decide whether or not to suffer it...

 
 By Mike Lambert    Opinion    July 18, 2018

Marketing and artificial intelligence

Imagine this. Your phone rings and a pleasant voice starts talking to you about your recent visit to your favorite restaurant. You reply, and a conversation follows. The voice responds and you are convinced that you are speaking with a person… but...

 

Our View: Seeking a Green River welcome

The coming week will be exceptionally busy for Sweetwater County. In Green River, the Muley Fantatic Foundation will host its first Mansface Mountain Music Festival at Expedition Island starting Friday. On Saturday, Rock Springs will host its annual...

 

Letter: Office dragging its feet on records

Dear Editor, The editorial page of the June 27 issue was quite interesting. Adjacent columns addressed an issue from two viewpoints. “Open the state checkbook” by Adam Andrzejewski of openthebooks.com pointed out the need to have accurate and...

 

Letter: Kudos to the post office

Dear Editor, I should like to call attention to the Green River Post Office. As you drive up, you see eye-catching planters containing some lovely flowers. And there has been some painting done on the building. I have noticed shrubs that have been...

 
 By Amanda Cavaz    Opinion    July 11, 2018

Spirit Ride comes to GR

There’s a new law in place. As of July 1, Wyoming’s Move Over law has been broadened. Drivers must now move over in the far left lane for maintenance, construction and utilities workers and vehicles, and emergency responders when traveling on...

 
 By David Martin    Opinion    July 11, 2018

Combatting those typos

Last week, we received an email from Anne Backstrom of Green River, regarding typos appearing in the newspaper. I thought it is an important topic to address, as I can’t deny there hasn’t been a...

 

Our View:The people behind the newspaper

There are real people behind the publication of this newspaper. The shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Maryland which left five staff members dead is an all too sobering reminder of that fact. Five people, all of whom were someone’s...

 

A warning would be nice

Dear Editor, An open letter to the bicyclists using the Greenbelt pathways: Would you please, PLEASE, give some kind of alert, vocal or bell, as you approach those of us who walk. I am so tired of being startled out of my skin when suddenly being...

 

My first fireworks show

Every once in a while, a memory from my childhood comes back to me vividly. Sometimes it doesn’t even have anything to do with what I’m doing, but the memory floods in and I can’t help but...

 
 By Amanda Cavaz    Opinion    July 5, 2018

Is your household prepared?

I was recently at a FEMA led Emergency Preparedness training. The class was less boring than it sounds and really got me thinking. Not just about being prepared at a government and city level, which is what I was there for, but on a personal level. H...

 

Letter: A call to action

Dear Editor, This is a shout out to the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, church leaders, school fund raising organizers and even the City of Green River. This is a letter about community. We are a community not only by the physical boundaries we live in,...

 

Our View: Tax code needs to be addressed

As the campaign season heats up throughout the summer, candidates are talking more about how they would work within the office they’re elected to. For many candidates seeking election as the next governor of Wyoming, this has inevitably led to...

 

Open the state checkbook

On Feb.18, State Auditor Cynthia Cloud made us refile our open records request for the state checkbook and then charged us $8,000 in fees. But production has been slow. At this pace, we’ll receive all the records by 2048. Why would it take 30...

 
 By Cynthia Cloud    Opinion    June 27, 2018

Bringing transparency to Wyo.

It is exciting to see newspapers and others—inside and outside the State of Wyoming—talking about spending transparency. The people of Wyoming pay for our government with hard-earned dollars, and the ability of any interested citizen to...

 
 By Andi Lewis    Opinion    June 27, 2018

The government: a potential customer

If you’re looking for more customers for your business, you might want to consider the world’s largest purchaser: the U.S. Government. You might be surprised at what federal, state and local governments are looking to buy from Wyoming small...

 

Our View: Be aware of the fire danger

As is evidenced by the large burned-out spot in Telephone Canyon, fire season has arrived in Sweetwater County. High temperatures combined with little moisture create a situation where the smallest spark can create a massive blaze. In Sweetwater...

 
 By Bob Bonnar    Opinion    June 20, 2018

We're stepping up, not standing down

Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: And a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives. — James Madison There are some within my industry who fear that the Wyoming Press Association has...

 
 By Bruce Morse    Opinion    June 20, 2018

I made money, where did it go?

Cash flow issues seem to be a concern for many small businesses. They often stem from a limited understanding of the components of cash flow itself. The basic definition of cash flow is “the flow of money into and out of the business.” This...

 

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