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 By David Martin    City    November 15, 2017 

Jackson school will close

Jackson Elementary School will close. Members of the Sweetwater County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees voted 6-1 in favor of the elementary school’s closure Tuesday night, after additional...

 
 By David Martin    City    November 15, 2017 

Resident amazed by GR support

A school bus driver who is known for her colorful hair and positive demeanor says she’s floored by the continual support from her coworkers and the community. Tiffany Herren was diagnosed with an ag...

 
 By David Martin    County    November 15, 2017 

County initiates ozone plan

A voluntary plan to help mitigate ozone levels in northern Sweetwater County was met with some resistance from one county commissioner, claiming the ozone amounts are fabricated numbers. The Ozone...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    November 15, 2017 

Runner eyes future at Central Wyo. College

When he signed up, Colton Minard wasn't a high school athlete, or even a student at Green River High School. "When we recruited Colton, he was running on the side of the road," GRHS cross country...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    City    November 8, 2017

GR artist allegedly snubbed

The recent unveiling of a statue of Kenny Sailors, inventor of basketball’s jump shot, at the Arena-Auditorium in Laramie has a few residents believing the university fouled on a beloved Green...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    City    November 8, 2017

Solid waste services privatized

With two votes, the Green River City Council effectively ended its solid waste division and contracted with Wyoming Waste Systems for its solid waste disposal. The Council voted unanimously to...

 

County may bill UP for fire costs

The county may bill the Union Pacific Railroad over costs associated with fighting a wildfire east of Rock Springs. Two weeks ago, the county fire department was dispatched to fight a fire near...

 

Sales tax revenue elevated

While school districts in the county grapple with the possibility of funding cuts, the cities are breathing a sigh of relief. Since June, sales tax revenues collected has increased from previous...

 
 By David Martin    City    November 1, 2017

Burglary investigations continue

The Green River Police Department is investigating several burglaries occurring within the city during the past several weeks. Burglaries recently occurred at Castle Rock Veterinary Center and Club 86...

 

More elk poached

A few more elk have been reportedly poached, with two cow elk killed in Hunt Area 100, about a mile and a half north west of Exit 136 on I-80, along Black Butte Road. The two elk were found and...

 

Ham radio explored

Braving cold temperatures and high winds, a group of Boy Scouts learned about ham radio Saturday morning. Situated by the Rock Springs Chamber of Commerce, Rick Breininger of the Sweetwater Amateur...

 

Fire stopped east of Rock Springs

The Sweetwater County Fire Department, along with firefighters from other jurisdictions, battled a 400-acre wildland fire east of Rock Springs Sunday evening. According to Mike Bournazian, the county'...

 

WGFD investigates more elk poaching incidents

More instances of poaching have occurred during the past week in Southwest Wyoming, with three more elk reportedly poached near Little Mountain. According to information from the Wyoming Game and...

 

Tasty adventures in Sweetwater Co.

One of the aspects of living in Sweetwater County is the inevitable challenge of eating at a restaurant within a month of it opening. For that month or so, service to any brand-new eating...

 
 By David Martin    City    October 18, 2017

'Unwritten' dress code criticized

Students upset with enforcement of Green River High School’s dress code voiced their disapproval to the Sweetwater County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees last week. Samantha Hardin, a...

 
 By David Martin    City    October 18, 2017

Other solutions suggested for Jackson

A series of discussions between school district officials and residents regarding the proposed closure of Jackson Elementary School Tuesday resulted in other options being brought to the table. Many...

 

150th anniversary observed

Celebrating the county’s sesquicentennial anniversary, residents gathered in front of the Sweetwater County Courthouse Tuesday evening for the unveiling of a monument dedicated to the county’s 150...

 
 By David Martin    City    October 18, 2017

Scams hit close to home

“I couldn’t believe someone would do that,” Green River Fire Chief Mike Nomis said. “It’s disappointing.” The fire department was recently used by a scammer, who called residents and...

 

A ghost story of a different flavor

For some, terror comes in the form of the eldritch horrors imaged by H. P. Lovecraft or the most grotesque creatures dreamed up in Hollywood, while others may fear abduction by aliens and the...

 

Card game brings the Halloween spirit

A group of middle-school aged library patrons played a card game Thursday, helping bring the Halloween spirit to the Sweetwater County Library. The patrons played Werewolf, a game that challenges...

 

Wolves return to winning ways in Powell

The Green River High School football team brushed themselves off following a defeat from the Evanston Red Devils and scored a commanding 26-7 victory in Powell Friday night. Green River dominated the...

 

YouTube offers more than serving up limitless videos

For anyone whose read the columns I’ve written on the page over the past year, it’s easy to say I’ve developed a fascination with YouTube, arguably the internet’s most popular video hosting...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    City    October 11, 2017

School closure recommended

Facing another round of budgetary cuts from the Wyoming Legislature and declining enrollment in its elementary schools, a Green River school was recommended for closure Tuesday evening....

 

MHSC board makes interim CEO permanent

Irene Richardson, Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County’s interim CEO since February, was officially promoted to the position Wednesday after a unanimous decision by the hospital’s board of...

 

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