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 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    August 22, 2018

Lifelong learning: Signs

Tis the season for a lot of road construction. I was traveling for business not long ago and I couldn’t help but notice the many, many roads signs as I drove. I started thinking about signs we are “given” or that we give out in our every day...

 

Making one's voice heard

A plethora of campaign signs representing numerous candidates all vying for the public’s vote marks the coming of election day through what has blossomed into more appropriately noted, another election season. Held with a similar dismay that I...

 

Our View: Election is too important to miss

Next week’s primary election will be an important one for Green River, Sweetwater County and Wyoming. Republicans will have to chose their preferred candidates in a number of races which will set the tone for the general election in November. In...

 
 By Dave Dodson    Opinion    August 15, 2018

Wyoming needs new leadership and ideas

Wyomingites have to look no further than 2016 to remember the last time they were asked to vote the Political Party Purity Test over their own interests. Even though Donald Trump had given 38 percent of his donations to Democrats, voted in the...

 

Headlines about medical studies may be more enthusiastic than accurate

Headlines About Medical Studies May Be More Enthusiastic Than Accurate “Lowering Your Blood Pressure Could Stave Off Dementia,” heralded the headline from Bloomberg, which was not alone in delivering the “good” news. Time advised, “There...

 
 By Cindy Unger    Opinion    August 15, 2018

Demystifying business branding

Today, marketing messages fly at consumers from every direction. Competition for customer attention and dollars is fierce, and product differentiation is difficult. Yet, there are some companies that inspire passionate customer loyalty. Branding is...

 
 By Tom Gagnon    Opinion    August 15, 2018

Self interests dominate land debate

“Mr. Gagnon you’re out of order!” shouted the chairperson. It was Aug. 2, at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Sweetwater County Conservation District (SWCCD). It’s hard to make a point in a public meeting when you’re told to make it v...

 

Our View: Plugging into electric vehicles

More and more electric vehicles are traveling Wyoming’s roads. For people driving past the White Mountain Mall in Rock Springs, it’s no longer an uncommon sight to see Telsa electric vehicles making use of the company’s super chargers in front...

 

Former legislator supports Friess

Former legislator supports Friess Dear Editor, After speaking with the candidates about the issues that are so crucial to our state, I have determined that Foster Friess is the best person to address the complex problems facing Wyoming. This state...

 
 By David Martin    Opinion    August 8, 2018

Playing with Power: A ninja's long journey

“Now you’re playing with power!” Nintendo’s marketing in the 80s always focused on power. The company’s magazine was named “Nintendo Power.” Some of the company’s television advertisin...

 
 By Jamie Green    Opinion    August 8, 2018

Changes happening at GRPD

You may have noticed some changes at the Green River Police Department. Not only do we have some new faces, but we have a new look as well. In the last year we have had five officers retire. We appointed a new chief, Tom Jarvie. Two captains were pro...

 

Our View: Build on the Main Street momentum

It’s safe to say everyone in Green River has had a chance to look at the new mural on Flaming Gorge Way, either by driving past the Century Link building across from the Sweetwater County Courthouse, or on the People page of our newspaper last week...

 
 By Amanda Cavaz    Opinion    August 1, 2018

Get to know neighbors on National Night Out Aug. 11

I’m going to start out with a few rhetorical questions. These may not seem related, but stick with me, it will come together. When was the last time you got together with your neighbors? Do you know them well, or is it more of a quick wave from...

 

Anticipating fair-time fun

I can still recall how as a child certain words could instantly lead to automatic excitement. Parade, park, fireworks, playground, lake, fishing, carnival and camping. The one word that would...

 

Air ambulance companies have grip on customers

Two years ago in this space I told the story of a Mississippi woman, Katherine Green, who got caught in the unsavory business practices of the air ambulance industry that has trapped many more Americans since then. Green, a college history...

 

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...

 

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