Green River Star -

Our view: City should have ranger presence


March 18, 2020

Amongst Green River’s many nicknames, “Gateway to the Flaming Gorge” is one of the most apt.

Not more than 30 miles south of our city, a man-made recreational paradise lies, brimming with potential. Fishing, camping, boating, skiing, swimming -- there’s a lot to do at the gorge. With Interstate 80 bringing visitors to the gorge throughout the summer, Green River’s nickname is especially fitting.

So, why isn’t there a ranger station in Green River?

The gorge is part of the Ashley National Forest, which is primarily located in Utah. The recreation area actually starts at the Scott...

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