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The work put into a product

Each year, I have the honor of putting together, designing and laying out our Salute to the troops Veterans Day special section. It’s a time-consuming and meticulous task because I don’t want to...

 

Dodging a fiscal bullet

Don’t look now, but Wyoming just dodged a fiscal bullet. The smart thing to do would be to count ourselves lucky, then get out of the line of fire before the next round comes flying down range. But if history is any guide, I expect our Legislature...

 

How to protect against scams

More and more each day people fall victim to scammers, with new scams being thrown at us daily and each one seemingly more legitimate than the last. What are we to do? Never answer our phones? Be leary of every letter we receive in the mail? In a...

 

Our view: Aim higher than a bedroom community

Green River’s future was a hot topic of discussion during the city council and mayoral forums last week. Along with the usual subjects of bringing new businesses to town and the need for economic development, one comment was made that caught our...

 

Letter: County attorney endorses Grossnickle

I confidently recommend John Grossnickle for the position of Sweetwater County Sheriff. John has served this community as a law enforcement officer for over 20 years. His rise in the ranks from deputy sheriff to the command staff has been solely...

 

Choosing Medicare drug coverage can be tricky

Karen R., a 70-year-old Medicare beneficiary living in a mid-size town in Indiana, contacted me recently about her Part D drug coverage. She and her husband both have traditional Medicare, a Medigap policy, and what’s called a stand-alone plan for...

 

Our view: Support our local lodging tax

Of all the choices voters will make Nov. 6, we think one decision involving the future of the county’s lodging tax should be a no-brainer. The county’s lodging tax has been in place since 1991 and is only applied to people staying in the...

 

Hastert's work earns support

I am writing this letter endorsing Senator Hastert for re-election. Two years ago, tragedy struck my family’s lives. My younger brother was murdered and dismembered. So many emotions dealing with the news of this all caused our lives to spin out...

 

Museum is important to GR

It takes a lot to create a community. There are a lot of pieces that fit together and create the Green River we love. It’s more than the sum of its parts. We have excellent schools and library...

 

Celebrating a spooktacular Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner. It’s a day filled with lots of activities here in Green River, school costume parades, costume contests, and of course trick or treating. This year school kids have an early dismissal at 1 p.m. The Green River...

 

Showing support for the Wyo. ENDOW initiative

By Shannon Smith Executive Director of the Wyoming Humanities Council Michael Lange Executive Director of the Wyoming Arts Council Like all parents, we want our kids and grandkids to thrive at whatever they desire to do in life. As Wyomingites we...

 

150th was a community effort

A little over two weeks ago we celebrated the 150th anniversary of the incorporation of Green River with the arrival of the transcontinental railroad. The event was well attended and full of old-fashioned fun. We are grateful for the support of the...

 

Our View: Hathaway is not a bad investment

Is the Hathaway Scholarship a poor investment by the State of Wyoming? That’s an idea briefly mentioned during a political debate at Western Wyoming Community College last week. The argument goes like this: the Hathaway Scholarship was meant to be...

 

Letter: Former assessor supports Divis

Dear Editor, My name is Pat Drinkle and I am the former Sweetwater County Assessor.  I worked in the Assessor’s Office for 27 years, the last six as your assessor.  I am writing this letter to ask the voters of Sweetwater County to keep Dave...

 

Letter: County treasurer supports Divis

Dear Editor, The voters of Sweetwater County are facing several critical election races this November. In my opinion, one of the most critical is the race for county assessor. The election of a new assessor will have an impact on everyone that lives...

 

Repurpose those signs

With the General Election approaching, more and more signs seem to be popping up. The signs are all over the place, but I’m not going to complain about the amount of signs there are or the fact...

 

Our View: Kavanaugh should have been dumped

Like everything else in Washington, D.C., the selection and eventual confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court has been a partisan debacle in which the worst parts of American politics reared their ugly heads from the Congressional swamp....

 

The deer are not the invaders

Dear Editor, This letter is in reference to last week’s letter to the editor “deer issues need to be addressed now.” I feel the need to respond to the phrasing, opinion and misinformation in that letter. Any quotation marks I use will be referr...

 

Book's themes are highlighted today

(Editor’s note: We’ve received a few letters from Green River High School students who have recently read “The Scarlet Letter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The students have compared current events to themes found in the book.) Dear Editor, My...

 

Book's themes are highlighted today

(Editor’s note: We’ve received a few letters from Green River High School students who have recently read “The Scarlet Letter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The students have compared current events to themes found in the book.) Dear Editor,...

 

An interview with future Vice-President Dick Cheney

By KERRY DRAKE Wyofile.com When people recall their first encounters with Dick Cheney, what they remember probably depends at what time in his life it occurred: whether he was a high school student in Casper, flunking out of Yale, serving as...

 

Exporting from Wyoming 101

By John Privette Wyoming Small Business Development Center Network International trade involves a lot of rules, regulations and terms that can be confusing to a small business owner, but that shouldn’t stop you from expanding your market outside...

 

Letter: Deer issues need to be addressed now

Dear Editor, The population of deer in Southwest Wyoming has exploded. On any given day, small groups of deer jaunt around our town. These hoofed invaders have always seemed abundant, but over the past decade they have reached extremely high counts....

 

Pick up after your pets

As I was writing the story about a lady who picks up dog poop irresponsible pet owners leave behind, I became appalled. This wasn’t the first time I had been told or received phone calls on this...

 

Our View: A political misstep in Wyoming

A recent press release from the Mary for Wyoming gubernatorial campaign has us worried about the Democratic candidate’s trust in Wyoming-based solutions. The press release touts the campaign’s “unprecedented” investment into digital advertisi...

 

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