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Letter: Gov. Gordon's great paradox

Dear Editor, It must be difficult to call a press conference and suggest that President Biden’s ban on gas and oil permits is a “crushing blow” to Wyoming, when not so long ago, Mark Gordon was aligned with some of the most radical...

 

Letter: Clarifying concerns about Western layoffs

Dear Editor, I am writing this letter in response to the article headlined, “WWCC leaders to select 15 to layoff” published in the January 27, 2021 edition of the Green River Star. I was misrepresented regarding my concerns about the upcoming lay...

 

Wyo lawmakers have a constitutional duty to fund public schools

Wyoming’s public schools have long been a subject of derision for many Republican state lawmakers who claim they underperform. If such scrutiny leads to the constant improvement of our K-12 system, then I’m all for it. But that’s not the...

 

Our view: Tax issues don't have a 'one and done' fix

Wyoming has a revenue problem. That’s something we can all agree on. The continued reliance on the mineral extraction has put several state services at risk as legislators scramble to find ways to cut costs without increased taxation or other...

 

Impeachment demonstrates left-wing hypocrisy in action

President Trump now has the dubious distinction of being the only President to have been impeached twice, this time for “incitement of insurrection. There was no due process or presenting of facts, just representatives stating opinions. This was a...

 

Wyoming's fiscal challenges aren't unique, just our failed approach

By now, even casual observers recognize that Wyoming’s near single-minded reliance on mineral revenues leaves the state vulnerable to wild swings of boom-and-bust volatility and makes funding the basic functions of government a dicey proposition...

 

Our view: Expect more event cancellations this summer

The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic led to a lot of event postponements or changes worldwide and our little corner of it in Sweetwater County was no exception. Flaming Gorge Days, International Day, high school graduations, River Festival; the summer was...

 
 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    January 20, 2021

Lifelong Learning: The uphill and downhill battles we face

I have probably made the jog from my house to the work at the college and/or back home, legitimately 500 times over the last couple years. I have run Grant Street so many times, I might actually have every crack in the sidewalk memorized. However,...

 

Protesting the slaughter of pigs

"Hey, I am going to the lake, what about you," says seven-year-old Bella, a black lab mix, as she pokes her head out of a car window at a stop light on a warm sunny day in Rock Springs. "What's a...

 

Wyoming GOP condemns Cheney

CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Republican Party issued a statement highlighting an outpouring of opposition from its members in response to U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., voting to impeach President Donald Trump on Wednesday for his role in the U.S....

 

Our view: Green River should focus more on waterlines

For the past several years, the waterline on Flaming Gorge Way has broken, resulting in the city spending time and money closing a section of the street, digging up the line and replacing it. Nearby residents and businesses are inconvenienced because...

 

The Drake's Take: Lummis, Eathorne responses to insurrection are delusional

The response of two Wyoming officials to President Donald Trump inciting a riot at the Capitol last Wednesday is delusional, dishonest and disturbing. As security escorted her out after violent Trump backers stormed the building, Sen. Cynthia Lummis...

 

Our view: Adobe Town should be made a national park

In the past, we’ve published pieces in this space supporting coal and wishing for it to return to prominence as an economic generator in Southwest Wyoming. As the years roll on, that’s looking less and less likely. While many local leaders...

 

Can Wyoming afford 'excess tax capacity?'

Well-considered comments and e-mails following the discussion of Wyoming’s excess tax capacity, and the one-page legislative document that measured it, differed widely and reflected all of the various political positions one might expect. But a...

 

A pandemic year in video games

It’s an understatement to say the last year was unprecedented for those of us who didn’t live during the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic. With so many activities canceled or postponed a year to limit...

 

Our view: healing can begin

We’re thankful to see the Green River Fire Department healing from the trial disgraced former fire chief Mike Nomis put it through. Part of that healing process involved firefighters, some of whom had known Nomis for decades, talking about how his...

 

Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

(Editor’s note: Since Friday is Christmas Day, we thought we’d share what has become the most republished newspaper editorial in history which proves Santa Claus is real. The unsigned editorial, published Sept. 21, 1897 in New York’s Sun...

 

The one-page solution to Wyoming's budget crisis

The legislature’s budget and fiscal staff recently prepared a very novel one-page document that merits the attention of every Wyoming lawmaker and citizen. “Wyoming Estimated Tax Capacity” asks and answers a seemingly simple question: How much...

 

The Prairie Doc: Look for the light

Depending on where you live, it looks like we may not have a “picture perfect” white Christmas this year. It seems fitting given the many things about 2020 which were not what we imagined, let alone “perfect.” While the holidays can be a...

 

Better late than never, mandate is a good call

There is a lot of criticism that can be laid to Gov. Mark Gordon’s management of the COVID-19 pandemic, the largest of which was his steadfast refusal to tighten statewide restrictions in the face of a huge spike in COVID-19 infections. Last week,...

 

Take the coronavirus vaccine for you, your family and friends

For most of us in Wyoming, 2020 brought many challenges. As we head into 2021, we can celebrate a new year with some much-needed encouraging news: We have multiple effective vaccines for COVID-19. During the past year, the federal government has...

 

The costly lessons of the state's limited revenue diversity

Wyoming’s fiscal situation has grown very stormy in 2020. The state has already administered a 10% cut across all agencies, followed by another $500 million this fall, with possibly more to come. It now looks like we’ll have to reduce the two-yea...

 

Wyoming GOP is pushing a false election narrative

A curious email showed up in my inbox last Wednesday. The Wyoming GOP sent an email to its members reflecting on the Thanksgiving holiday and the pilgrims who came to the New World 400 years ago in...

 
 By Susie Cook    Opinion    December 9, 2020

Gifts could brighten the day for someone in assisted living centers

In loving support of senior citizens who are the pillars of our society residing in Mission at Castle Rock, Villa Rehabilitation Center or Sage View Care Center please consider giving a small gift of love during the holiday season. Most of us...

 

The community should help its families in times of need

It’s a smell I’ll never forget. I’ve had the unfortunate duty of covering house fires over the years and the smell always takes me back to the time I experienced it firsthand. Over the weekend,...

 

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