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Our view: Enzi's objection disappoints

Anyone stopping at the Green River Post Office Tuesday afternoon would have seen the support our community has for our servicemen. A trailer packed with priority boxes was brought to the post office by members of the VFW, sending them to soldiers...

 

Letter: Mule deer migration at risk

Over 100 years ago Abner Luman created the Green River Drift, a grazing system where he moved his cows more than 100 miles each way from near La Barge to the upper Green River near Union Pass, and then back again. The cows grazed slowly up the Green...

 

Where are the books?

Ah. Yes. It’s the case of the missing library books: part two. During this past month, my sons, Matthew, 8, and John, 6, have managed to misplace three library books. Even though I check their...

 
 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    December 12, 2018 

Lifelong learning: Staying realistic and un-focusing

I read an article by Drs. Srini Pillay and David R. McDuff in the Nov./Dec. 2018 issue of Coach and AD, where they discussed how student-athletes can sharpen their minds by actually intentionally “un-focusing.” I really enjoyed this article and...

 

Our View: West is the city's future

The area west of Green River, past Jamestown, is poised to explode with development in the next few years. A Love’s Travel Stop is going through the permitting process and should that project come to fruition, it wouldn’t be hard to see other...

 

What the puck?

No one can argue that safety is a priority concern when a school has an active shooter on its grounds. One university is pioneering a rather unique approach to helping students and faculty remain...

 
 By Tom Gagnon    Opinion    December 5, 2018

Recollections of the election

Running for an elective office is something I had never pictured myself doing. I’ve even looked down on politicians as somewhat less than human. Then one day I read something written by the Sweetwater County Conservation District (SWCCD), in...

 

Our View: Library needs to be saved

What will happen to the Carnegie Library building in Green River? Right now, it’s safe to say no one really knows what the future holds for one of Green River’s landmark buildings. However, we believe if the building can be saved, it should be....

 

Holidays used to be separate

Remember when we used to have Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas on separate days? I do too. It used to be the holidays were more separated. Now, it seems like the commercialism of it all has...

 

Government tries yet again to regulate tobacco products

The Food and Drug Administration just announced it would once again try to regulate tobacco products. This time the target of the agency’s regulatory hand is what it believes is the growing menace of flavored e-cigarettes and other tobacco... Full story

 

Laughter helps mental well-being

What did the dog say when he sat on a piece of sandpaper? Rough. As the father of five, I am no stranger to lame “dad jokes,” but a new study suggests laughter is a large component of maintaining positive mental well-being, brain health, and...

 

Harshman redux may 'save' our schools... again

Sometimes a politician is fortunate enough to hold the right office at the time when their service is needed the most. Such is the case with Rep. Steve Harshman, R-Casper, the outgoing and incoming House speaker. Traditionally, the leader of the...

 

Our View: Boards need to be vigilant

Government entities need to be more vigilant in ensuring their discussions occur in public. A recent example of how easy it can be to slip can be seen with Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County’s Board of Trustees. The board, with the exception...

 

Practicing gratitude

It is an interesting time of year. The mid-term elections are over, the days are shorter, and the holidays are picking up speed. Some businesses will have their peak of profits over the next week, while others are slowing down as their staff takes...

 

Playing with Power: A night in Dracula's castle

I originally intended to run this in October, since Halloween factors perfectly into a game featuring Dracula and other well-known monsters. With the elections, I opted to hold off because allowing...

 

State stands its ground

Voters in three conservative Western states overruled their elected officials in the midterm elections and expanded Medicaid to hundreds of thousands of low-income people via ballot initiatives. “The GOP has been bashing the [Affordable Care Act]... Full story

 

Our View: Pass should be returned

We live in some troubling times. Last week, a reporter for CNN was banned from the White House after a dispute with President Donald Trump during a press conference. The exchange between the two was heated and the reporter, Jim Acosta, did refuse to...

 

Letter: Oil and gas leases should be deferred

On Saturday, Nov. 3, Sublette BOCES sponsored a presentation and book signing for “Wild Migrations, Atlas of Wyoming’s Ungulates.” This book is an impressive body of research that answers questions about the species that migrate from the Red...

 

Letter: Vet signs appreciated

We wanted to say thank you to the sixth-grade teachers and students at Lincoln Middle School for making and displaying the veteran signs placed on Uinta Drive and Monroe Avenue. This is such a wonderful way to honor citizens of Green River for their...

 

Letter: Cheney's bill is a threat to Wyoming

Representative Cheney recently introduced a bill that threatens our way of life in Wyoming. While the subtitle of Cheney’s bill would have us believe otherwise, “ H.R. 6939: Restoring Local Input and Access to Public Lands” actually guts local... Full story

 
 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    November 14, 2018

Lifelong learning: Hard work has its rewards

In an interview she did for Parade Magazine (Oct. 14, 2018), Jamie Lee Curtis said, “Every good thing that ever happened to me was because I was in horror films.” My take from that is that good things happen to you, but sometimes only after you...

 

BLM should be more clear with language

In July 2017, Interior Secretary Zinke signed Order 3354, directing the BLM to streamline their oil and gas leasing process. Five months later, the BLM Washington Office issued Instruction Memo 2018-34 in partial fulfillment of that order. The BLM...

 

Cheney's bill mocks public input

Four percent - the unemployment rate in Sweetwater County. Ninety-six percent of us are working. Four percent - the percentage of public land in Sweetwater County being considered for wilderness. Ninety-six percent of our public lands are working...

 

Our View: Focus should be on streets

The Green River City Council needs to focus more on funding streets. Anyone driving down Flaming Gorge Way, especially near the Green River Police Department, can talk about how uneven the street has become. Other streets are in dire need of...

 

The reason for their defeat

With the General Election officially over, Sweetwater County will have two new commissioners starting next year. A lot can be learned in the defeat suffered by John Kolb and Reid West. Before I...

 

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