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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...

 

Our View: Be responsible pet owners

Being a responsible pet owner in more than just loving an animal. It’s making sure all of their needs are met and sometimes this may mean making the tough decision to have your pet spayed or neutered. Most of the problems happening in communities...

 

A day at the horse races

Horse racing is something I’m not inherently accustomed to. I’ve heard stories about how great my grandfather was at picking a winning horse, though I’ve come to the realization that most of the...

 

Our View: The 6th-penny push

While our readers might be getting tired of reading about a push for a new sixth-penny tax initiative in 2020, one important question we should all ask ourselves is this: how much is too much? During a special meeting at the Sweetwater County Events...

 

Back to school morning frenzy has started already

It’s like a scene out of a movie depicting the perfect morning. A mother making breakfast, politely waking her kids up with the smell of bacon, pancakes and eggs she’s made them for breakfast, whi...

 

The value in having a loving family is great

I appreciate how the old prayer goes, “Bless the food before us, the family beside us, and the love between us...” A few years back, our youngest son, had a break-in at his home and they took his computer with all his pictures as well as his...

 

A unique Hollywood story told

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” is the tale of two Hollywoods: one that’s fading into irrelevance and one of a fresher version blossoming in its place. The film mostly follows actor Rick Dalton...

 

Our View: Best 6th-penny uses

We can say with certainty that there will be a large push to put a special-purpose tax initiative on the 2020 ballot. Meetings and discussions have already taken place and some municipal officials have been talking about potential uses since the last...

 

Our View: Ambulances needed

The thought of not having an ambulance service in Sweetwater County is something we cannot even fathom. We believe if it’s a situation requiring emergency assistance, an ambulance had better be there. At a recent Sweetwater County commissioner’s...

 

Convenience may actually hurt us

We live in an age of unparalleled convenience. With a tap on a cell phone screen, we can summon a driver, order carryout delivery or have our groceries shipped right to our front doors. Don’t want...

 

Heart can make a popping-corn rhythm

“Every once in a while, my heart seems to be jumping out of my chest, I get a weak feeling and short of breath,” the patient explained. When I listened with my stethoscope, his rhythm was different than the usual lub-dub, foot-tapping, sounds,...

 

Our View: URA is overstepping

Recent comments by the Green River Urban Renewal/Main Street Agency regarding the Love’s Travel Stop proposal have us confused as to how the agency thinks the commissioners can implement its requests. According to the comments, the agency wants Lov...

 

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