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 By David Martin    City    June 21, 2017 

City seeks waste proposals

A budget for the upcoming fiscal year was approved Tuesday night and with it, a decision to seek a request for proposals from local solid waste companies to potentially privatize the city’s solid...

 
 By David Martin    City    June 21, 2017 

GR man will serve time in prison

A Green River man who admitted to having sex with a 14-year-old girl will serve time in prison. Rhett T. Burge, 20, recently appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Nena James at a sentencing...

 
 By David Martin    County    June 21, 2017 

Future WYDOT work planned

Green River residents will likely see more contractors for the Wyoming Department of Transportation doing work on roads near the city. While workers have been busy this week repairing portions of the...

 
 By David Martin    County    June 21, 2017 

A mild fire season anticipated in county

With average precipitation and above average temperatures forecasted for the next few months, the upcoming fire season isn’t anticipated to be severe in Sweetwater County. Mike Bournazian, the...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    June 21, 2017 

Knights take 2nd at home invite

The Green River Knights A Team had a strong weekend playing at their home tournament last weekend. However, facing a AA squad from Riverton resulted in a shutout 10-0 loss, ending dreams of winning...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    June 14, 2017

Knights invite brings the best

Baseball fans have a chance to watch some great action this weekend as the Green River Knights host their annual invitational tournament starting Friday. The tournament attracts teams from throughout...

 
 By David Martin    Opinion    June 14, 2017

A dangling road annoyance

Driving along throughout Sweetwater County, it’s easy to become annoyed with one’s fellow motorist. I’m not annoyed too much with people who make a turn without using their signal or someone...

 
 By David Martin    County    June 14, 2017

Airport project underway

Work has started on the new aviation terminal at the Rock Springs-Sweetwater County Airport. The project, which will cost $5.4 million, will replace a building originally constructed in the 1920s....

 
 By David Martin    City    June 14, 2017

Creative business comes to GR

A new business will give residents a chance to create works of art in a social environment. Modern Makers, which will be located Next to Guild Mortgage at 541 E. Flaming Gorge Way will open Thursday....

 
 By David Martin    City    June 14, 2017

Pallets stolen from Green River church

For the third time in three years, wooden pallets used by the Union Congregational Church were stolen Friday night. Duane Kerr, a representative for the church, said the pallets were used for the...

 
 By David Martin    People    June 14, 2017

Library program inspires green thumbs

Children from throughout Green River had a chance to take home their own fruit or vegetable-bearing plant from the Sweetwater County Library Thursday afternoon. The library hosted a garden party for...

 
 By David Martin    City    June 7, 2017

Rate hike dies Tues. night

A proposed solid waste rate increase died Tuesday night when the Green River City Council decided not to make a motion for its approval. The increase, according to city documents, would have...

 
 By David Martin    County    June 7, 2017

Castle Rock wants on rotation

Castle Rock Hospital District wants its ambulance service part of Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County’s transport rotation to help offset the ambulance service’s losses. During a meeting to dis...

 
 By David Martin    County    June 7, 2017

Museum plans commemoration

The 150th anniversary of Sweetwater County’s founding takes place in December and the Sweetwater County Historical Museum seeks to commemorate the milestone at the county courthouse. Speaking to the...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    June 7, 2017

Bicyclists flock to trails

During a cool Saturday morning, groups of bicyclists converged at Scotts Bottom Nature Area for an early summer ride through the Wilkins Peak Trail System. Most came from the Rock Springs and Green...

 
 By David Martin    City    May 31, 2017

Fontenelle releases increase

More water is coming from the Fontenelle Dam as releases were increased to 8,500 cubic feet per second Wednesday. Prior to the increase, releases from the dam amounted to 7,500 cfs. The increased flow...

 
 By David Martin    City    May 31, 2017

Private collection could save money

The Green River City Council will have a major decision to make in regards to if it will continue offering residential solid waste services or if it will franchise the business to private industry. ...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    May 31, 2017

Trail Day at FMC Park planned for Saturday

Mountain bike enthusiasts from throughout the county will have a chance to ride with guided tours of the Wilkins Peak Trail System Saturday morning at FMC Park. The Sweetwater Mountain Biking...

 
 By David Martin    City    May 24, 2017

Slain cop named in hall-of-fame

A police officer slain during a 2014 attack in Las Vegas will be inducted into the Green River High School Hall of Fame. Alyn Beck, a 1991 graduate of Green River High School, was posthumously...

 
 By David Martin    City    May 24, 2017

Ambulance station named for EMT

Castle Rock Ambulance Service will recognize the contributions of a longtime EMT by naming its ambulance station. During a ceremony Tuesday evening, Ambulance Director John Taylor said the station...

 
 By David Martin    City    May 24, 2017

Teacher hopes students will work to improve daily

Green River High School art teacher Shane Steiss told graduates Monday night about one of the key principles for self improvement he uses in both his personal and professional lives. Chosen to address...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    May 24, 2017

Boys place 4th at state tourney

A very competitive Green River High School Boys Soccer team ended state with a heartbreaking shootout loss to Kelly Walsh at the state soccer tournament in Sheridan, taking fourth. Going into the...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    May 24, 2017

Committee names 2017 GRHS hall-of-fame inductees

A state championship golf team, a physical education teacher and man who helped create the modern contact lens are amongst the inductees to the 2017 Green River High School Hall of Fame. Selections...

 
 By David Martin    People    May 24, 2017

Longtime volunteer leaves tree board

Arbor Day has been a staple Spring celebration in Green River for more than 30 years, but a longtime volunteer who helped grow the event for the past 11 years will leave the board responsible for the...

 
 By David Martin    City    May 17, 2017

Lincoln tract C off the table

The Green River City Council decided to keep tract C of the Lincoln High School properties, keeping hope alive the city will transform the land into a park. Previously, discussion about vacating the...

 

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