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Our view: Sixth-penny tax could pay for water work

If you build it, they will come. That statement, an often misquoted line from the film “Field of Dreams,” has been applied to economic development meaning once something is built, support will follow. This has been true for the Jamestown area....

 
 By Mark Gordon    Opinion    September 23, 2020 

Trump administration has benefited Wyo.

America’s economy has been hamstrung by COVID-19 and revitalizing it must be the essential mission of the next administration. Key to that recovery is the need to explore and responsibly develop America’s energy and minerals. This President...

 

Concerning trend found in patients with diabetes

My name is Dr. Vishwanath Pattan and I am the Medical Director of Endocrinology at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. Endocrinology is the study of hormones, and as an endocrinologist I treat patients for a wide variety of diseases related to...

 

Our view: It's time to support Golden Hour Senior Center

Golden Hour Senior Center offers a lot of good to Green River. Many may only be aware of the center through the baked goods it sells during the Green River Farmers Market or as the place grandma and grandpa go to have lunch and socialize with their...

 

Wyoming politicians wants state to have its cake and eat it too

I’m a lifelong resident of Wyoming and the older I get; the more certain inconsistencies seem to become evident. For example, local and state leaders often talk about the need to diversify the...

 

The PPP empowered Wyoming businesses

Small business owners are some of the strongest, most resilient people you will ever meet. They know what it’s like to take risks, work hard, make tough decisions, and turn a profit to benefit their community. The last few months have been arduous...

 
 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    September 16, 2020

Lifelong Learning: Facing it

As we are forced to air high-five and elbow bump instead of hug or shake hands right now, in the FACE of Covid, I think it’s important to note several other very important things we are FACING. The face is a very important tool we all have. We use...

 

Imagining a fresh skate park

The skate park on Uinta is one of the most used recreational parks in Green River. When at the park, you can definitely tell it has had its fair share of wear and tear. After seeing how in need of some renovations the skate park was, I contacted...

 

The Prairie Doc: Passing the torch

When I was younger my parents would let me stay up late to watch “The Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson. I will never forget when it was announced that he would be leaving the show and Jay Leno would be the new host. I was shocked and upset. How...

 

Our view: Want football? It's time to wear a mask

It isn’t often you hear an athletic director beg fans to follow directions. During last week’s football scrimmage with Mountain View, the school district’s athletics director, Tony Beardsley, did exactly that in an attempt to get fans to follow...

 

The Prairie Doc: Let's start exercising our brains

Albert Einstein conducted thought experiments to figure out theoretical problems. Let’s do one of our own. Suppose that you fell and broke your left leg and had to be in a cast for eight weeks. Would you expect your left leg to be as strong as...

 

Armed vigilantes, stoked by team Trump, threaten all of us

I usually don’t share conspiracy theories, but one recently appeared in my inbox that was so wild it stopped me in my tracks. Cheyenne, according to the sender, is extremely vulnerable to an attack by Colorado socialists who would likely stop at no...

 

Our View: State has better things to do than match campaign

It’s fair to say the University of Wyoming is facing some serious budget problems, like almost every other governmental entity in the state. A recent article from the Casper Star-Tribune reported the university prepared to take a cut of at least...

 

Letter: Newspaper should report other issues

Dear Editor, Overall nobody is all that concerned about another abuse case involving family members. Let the law handle it. Why not publish an investigative report on the federal budget deficit that involves every American? When have you and your...

 
 By Sam Shumway    Opinion    August 26, 2020

Older voters decide elections

Kate Sarosy is the AARP Wyoming State President, but you may know her as the former mayor and city councilman in Casper. She says during her campaigns in the 2000’s it never occurred to her to specifically court the age 50+ vote. She isn’t alone....

 
 By Kerry Drake    Opinion    August 26, 2020

Wyoming Legislature continued its rightward march in primaries

There’s nothing like knocking off a few bruised and battered “Republican in name only” incumbents in a Wyoming primary election to make self-proclaimed “real conservatives” whoop and holler. Four-term moderate Sen. Michael Von Flatern (R-Gi...

 

Our View: Senate is a major source of disappointment

There’s a lot to be disappointed in when it comes to the U.S. Senate and, by extension, Wyoming’s two senators. After discussions regarding a second pandemic response bill fell through, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell adjourned the Senate...

 
 By Kerry Drake    Opinion    August 19, 2020

Trumped-up hemp prosecution was miscarriage of justice

It wasn’t exactly a secret that Josh Egle wanted to grow hemp in Wyoming. He and his mother Debra Palm-Egle stood next to Gov. Mark Gordon in March 2019 for the signing of a bill legalizing hemp production in the state. During the previous three...

 

The Prairie Doc: Seek help for urinary incontinence

Just because something is common does not mean it is normal. Many diseases are common nowadays, yet few would consider them normal. For example, while obesity and diabetes are rampant, none would argue that these conditions are normal or should go un...

 

Our View: Election will have important impacts on area

Green River residents have a unique decision on Tuesday’s ballot. For House District 60, both Democrats and Republicans have a two-person primary race to help decide. Republicans also have a four-person choice for the two Sweetwater County...

 

Zen and the art of domestication

It finally happened. I bought a new lawn mower last week and could barely contain my excitement when I mowed my lawn with it. How did this happen? I thought I’d be the last person to genuinely look...

 
 By Ethan Bundy    Opinion    August 12, 2020

A historic person that inspired me: Maj. John Wesley Powell

(Publisher’s note: this was the winning essay in the sixth grade division of a contest hosted by the Sweetwater County Historical Museum.) John Wesley Powell was a very historical figure in Green River history. He was a soldier, geologist,...

 
 By Allona Bown    Opinion    August 12, 2020

Pioneering equality for women

(Publisher’s note: this was the winning essay in the seventh grade division of a contest hosted by the Sweetwater County Historical Museum.) Over 150 years ago on Dec. 10, 1869 arguably one of the most memorable moments in history was put into...

 

Our View: Fall sports are a bet on responsible behavior

The upcoming fall sports season can go either one of two ways. We either see student athletes and fans enjoy a season of competition or we’ll see a premature end to the season and schools shutting down as a surge of COVID-19 cases develop from a...

 

Free college offers are the wrong route

I am alarmed at the free college rhetoric that hit the Wyoming news cycle over the past week. I know our post-secondary institutions are concerned about enrollment being down this fall and the financial hardship that will cause. But dangling the...

 

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