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 By Travis Deti    Opinion    December 1, 2022 

Wyoming is the global leader in CCUS

As energy transitions occur across the globe, one has to question if policy makers are learning from the experiences in other states and nations.  We would be wise to pay close attention.  Change is coming, and today’s energy sector will look dif...

 

Welcome back, winter

Each fall, the reality of living at 6,237 feet and above sets in with early cold temps, and, ideally, early snow. Fortunately, the stockpiling of winter moisture begins as the blanket of white covers the valley, giving us hope of refilling...

 

Which came first: the turkey or the tree?

The holidays are here! But it seems to be increasingly less clear - or at least more debated - which holidays should be celebrated when.  Growing up, holidays weren't as extended as they are today,...

 

Letter to the Editor: Angels among us

Dear Editor, Please print this. I don’t know who she was but it’s important to me that she see this. There are indeed angels among us. I want to sincerely thank the lady who shocked me the other day. She paid entirely for my new set of tires on...

 

Electricity needs are more important

The old adage “Don’t put the cart before the horse” may certainly be applied to the push to get electric vehicles on our nation’s roads. Don’t get us wrong. We are not against electric vehicles. We just hope Wyoming keeps ahead of the...

 

Letter to the Editor: Calling a Convention of States

Dear Editor, What can be done about the behemoth of the federal government, regulation and corporate overreach? My generation has allowed the deterioration of freedoms we took for granted as kids. The unholy alliance of Big Government, Big Pharma,...

 

Our View: We all agree on the importance of voting

The votes have come in and the people have made their voice heard in the general election, thanks to the freedom we have in our country to participate in the process of choosing the people who will lead us.  These days, politics seem to be more...

 

Letter to the Editor: Voter trust is built on truth

Dear Editor, The Truth for which I am speaking is not your self truth or being true to your-self but truth based on facts. Facts based truth is what gives a community long term stability, self-reflection and positive growth for everyone. Trust is...

 
 By Mark Baker    Opinion    October 27, 2022

It's time for cannabis laws to change with the times

Last year, I augmented my role as an elected member of Wyoming’s House of Representatives to become a witness before the House Judiciary Committee as it considered whether cannabis should become legal in our state. I told my colleagues about my...

 

Letter to the Editor: Secretary of State needs to maintain authority

Dear Editor, Since the August 16th Primary elections some members in our Wyoming legislature are conspiring to limit the authority of the Secretary of State. I feel as if those in our State Legislature that want to do this are stripping “We The...

 

Secretary of state selection shows process is broken

Shortly before Ed Buchanan left the secretary of state’s post early to take a judgeship, the Wyoming Republican Party wrote a letter asking him to stay on through the November election. Party officials wrote that asking an interim secretary of...

 
 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    October 6, 2022

Lifelong learning: Releasing your pressure valve

I am back! Some of you might not have even noticed or missed me, but some of you may have noticed I haven’t written in a few months. In fact, I have been asked by some people why they hadn’t seen any new articles in the paper or on my website in...

 

Cokeville Miracle remembered

Dear Editor, There is much about Wyoming that our visitors adore. Lots of room, peace and quiet - good neighbors and a great heritage. We’re the smallest state in the union - but a state of solid citizens. One of the most significant ingredients in...

 

Recognizing suicidal signs and offering help

One summer during my college years, I had a roommate who suffered from suicidal thoughts. She’d attempted suicide before we met, and been hospitalized, but continued to struggle. Back in the late 80s, there was very little public understanding of m...

 

Letter to the Editor: Article unclear about funding

Dear Editor, Your article in the 9/8/22 issue entitled “Non-Profit Scrutiny” on page one and continued on page 3 with the title “Fraudulent activity with federal funds poses risk to Sweetwater County” is incorrect and should be retracted....

 

Wyoming must look forward

Wyoming doesn’t need another warning that we can no longer rely on the fossil fuel industry to propel our economy and pay the lion’s share of our government services. We’ve seen for years growth in renewables like wind and solar. Coal plants...

 

Letter to the Editor: The loss of "nobody" is important

Dear Editor, I am just a nobody but if I was a someone that would be listened to, I would ask that people consider more regarding what their values could have in regards to a person’s life. Anyone who has been in trouble with the law knows that...

 

Happy to return to Middle Earth

I grew up in Middle Earth. Granted, my first journey there was when I was five, and Gollum in the animated 1977 “Hobbit” film scared me so bad I couldn’t watch anything remotely strange or...

 

Where have the workers gone?

Labor Day is a day to celebrate the workers who keep our country running. They’re the ones who keep our businesses open and our economy strong. However, as I’ve visited policymakers, business owners and workers throughout the state, one question...

 

Twenty-four hour talent

A lot of art was created in Sweetwater County in the 24 hours from last Friday night to Saturday night.  Two different creative 24-hour events took place over the weekend. The Art on the Green and co...

 

Our View: Keep local politics respectful

One of the things Sweetwater County — especially Green River — prides itself on is having that small-town vibe and being a close-knit community. This doesn’t go away during elections. If anything, it becomes even more important.  We want the...

 
 By Tom Gagnon    Opinion    August 11, 2022

Letter to the Editor: Time is against cult leaders

Dear Editor, Charlie Manson and Donald Trump have several things in common. Both have initiated violent crimes that neither man was directly involved in, yet these crimes would not have happened except for their planning, brainwashing, and...

 
 By Rose March    Opinion    August 4, 2022

Letter to the Editor: Questions for new Republicans

Dear Editor, Well… The Wyoming Primary is coming around again (like it does every 2 years).  We get to decide who is running for the Democrat and Republican tickets.  This is the most important election for the State of Wyoming, even though is a...

 

Letter to the Editor: Feeling blue in a red state

Dear Editor, I’ve been feeling blue. Today I did something that was hard for me. I changed my party affiliation. Now, I’ve lived in Wyoming my whole life. On my eighteenth birthday, I registered to vote. I registered as a Democrat. Being blue in...

 

Republicans should remain united

As the pandemic was in full swing during July 2020, Harper’s Magazine published “A Letter on Justice and Open Debate,” which argued that a growing intolerance was becoming a threat to free speech. Far from a conservative response to so-called...

 

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