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Our view: A lot to be thankful for, despite 2020 being 2020

 

November 25, 2020



With everything the year has thrown at us, it might feel difficult to be thankful during the Thanksgiving holiday tomorrow. Yet, despite the ongoing pandemic and constant political turmoil as the nation shifts towards a new presidential administration, several things come to mind.

The residents of Green River live in the best town in Wyoming. We have the opportunity to enjoy an ample amount of dedicated park land, trees and the river itself. The city’s parks and recreation department received a major award this year for excellence in parks and recreation management by the National Recreation and Park Association and the American Academy for Parks and Recreation Administration. The National Gold Medal Award the city received represents the first time a Wyoming community received the prestigious honor, despite many being named finalists. And yes, the award does cover the entire department and every employee deserves the recognition for their hard work, but it isn’t a stretch to say the parks are the main attraction for the city.

In the vein of recreation, we also should be thankful to live close to the Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Wyoming itself has an incredible number of attractions, but the gorge is special in its own right. World-class fishing, bountiful opportunities to camp and a multitude of other recreational opportunities can be found at the gorge. It truly is an amazing resource in our backyard.

Green River also has some of the most helpful and giving residents any city could hope to have. Green River’s residents are quick to help a neighbor out or organize an event to assist in solving a problem. Take the Cruise the Drag fundraisers that took place earlier this year for example.

Those fundraisers generated thousands for Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County and other causes earlier this year. It’s these sorts of actions that make a town or city a community people can be proud to call home.

This year has presented up with challenges we couldn’t have imagined even a year ago, yet despite those tribulations, we’re still thankful for many of unique opportunities living in Green River affords us.

 

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