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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...

 

Our View: A few kudos to Green River

It’s easy for us to, week after week, find something to complain about. An ill-advised move by a governing body or an issue that has been overly debated. It’s also easy for us to look at something, decide it can be done better and write about...

 
 By David Martin    Opinion    June 13, 2018

Regarding candidate messages and letters

As the political season kicks into gear, I figured it would be best to establish some rules for campaign messaging. Candidates can submit a campaign announcement, which will run depending on space. I...

 
 By Dave Divis    Opinion    June 13, 2018

A response to allegations

I, Dave Divis Sweetwater County Assessor, am writing to respond to Mr. Rubeck’s accusations against me and my office in his announcement to run for Sweetwater County Assessor. I would also like to point out a very significant statutory requirement...

 

An unfortunate sting

It was a beautiful day. At least for me anyways. It was in the 80s, a light breeze and barely a cloud in the sky. Since it was so warm, I decided it would be a perfect day for my boys and I to try...

 
 By Amanda Cavaz    Opinion    June 13, 2018

Water safety is important in GR

While it’s not yet officially summer, school is out, the temperatures are rising, and the water beckons. Be it the pool, the river, the lake, or even the splash park, one of the best parts of summer is water sports and swimming. In Green River we...

 

Our View:Why are offices partisan?

One of the strangest things about county elections is the fact that all of the county’s elected positions are partisan. For someone campaigning to be a county commissioner, this isn’t a problem. All you need to be a commissioner is a set of ideal...

 
 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    June 6, 2018

Closing the blinds or keeping them open

I usually run home from work every day, rain or shine. I started this practice over a year ago when we decided not to put any more money into the old car I was driving to and from work in. Sometimes I run to AND from work, but usually just home in...

 
 By Amanda Cavaz    Opinion    June 6, 2018

A successful adoption event in GR

The Green River Animal Control Adoption fair held Saturday was a success. The adoption fair resulted in place 25 animals in homes, and 4 more who are being tested out for adoption with potential adopters. Out of 33 dogs total, there and only four...

 

Our View: Support should be given

The Sweetwater County Commissioners have no reason not to support horse wagering in Green River and should approve the upcoming request to for their support. The Town Bar and Grill seeks to install both off track horse race wagering and historic...

 

Clarifying words

Dear Editor, I am glad to see the article about the solar farm in the Green River Star. I just wanted to clarify what I said was referring not to the BLM, but to the RSGA (Rock Springs Grazing Association) and Wyoming Game and Fish Department, who...

 

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