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Our View: Community action pays off

Green River residents have a lot to be proud of when it comes to our local organizations. The individuals and groups serving Green River residents are dedicated and community-oriented. They care about the city’s residents and their work shows. One...

 

Why it's important to remember the past

There are some dates we should always remember such as your child’s birthday or your wedding anniversary. Dates like these are important to acknowledge and celebrate. They mark happy moments in our lives. Our city turns 150 this year. That’s...

 
 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    September 12, 2018 

Lifelong learning: Ubuntu

Recently, I was told a story about an anthropologist who went to Africa to study the social behavior of tribes. One day, he proposed a game to some of the tribal children. He put a basket full of fruit near a tree and told the kids to stand many...

 

Our View: It's time to reignite the rivalry

As the Wolves step out onto the gridiron this season, we know Wolves fans will be treated to great action. However, one thing continues to disappoint is the fact the Wolves won’t face the Tigers from Rock Springs. Admittedly, this is an old issue...

 

Yearning for better political discourse

I had an interesting experience a few weeks ago. I was involved in a political conversation between people of differing political beliefs and it was surprisingly pleasant. In 2018, political...

 

City improves ADA access

Last week, a very special swing set was dedicated to children with special needs in our community. The specialized playground equipment is the result of a partnership with a local Girl Scout Troop and the city of Green River. Girl Scout Troop No....

 

Trump should be cleared before Kavanaugh confirmation

Dear Editor, This is not about Kavanaugh. There are serious concerns about the process. The administration and the major party are now headed by an extreme narcissist and sociopath whose fitness to remain in office is daily becoming more and more...

 

Our View: Slow down in school zones

As school has started in Green River, we’d like to remind residents to slow down while driving through school zones. After a long summer vacation where the zones didn’t apply, it’s easy to forget to slow down to 20 mph while passing by a...

 

Letter: Preferential treatment by city alleged in Killpack soil dispute

Dear Editor, Gary Killpack is an incumbent council person for Ward III in Green River, running for re-election. Recently, Gary Killpack had a house built at 1815 California Drive in Green River and needed dirt disposed from the excavation. Gary...

 

Our View: Town needs a resident deputy

We’re convinced the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office should find a way to post a resident deputy in Wamsutter. During a recent meeting to discuss potential impact funding to be distributed in Sweetwater County, representatives of the town...

 
 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...

 

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