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 By David Martin    County    August 15, 2018 

Agencies seek impact funds

A new transmission line project cutting through southwest Wyoming will bring workers to the area, as well as impact funding to four counties. Last week, representatives of various local governments...

 
 By David Martin    County    August 15, 2018 

Criticism mounts for Bank of the West

The Sweetwater County Commissioners aren’t the only ones upset with Bank of the West’s announcement to not fund certain oil-and-gas industry businesses. U.S. Sen. John Barrasso and Wyoming...

 
 By David Martin    City    August 15, 2018 

Rudoff won't seek re-election

A 16-year member of the Sweetwater County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees will not be seeking re-election. Trustee Ann Rudoff announced she would not seek re-election in the upcoming general...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    August 15, 2018 

Wolves begin tennis season

The Green River High School Tennis team had its first meet of the season during the weekend, taking on Jackson and Riverton. “We played well against Jackson and Riverton,” head coach Phil Harder s...

 
 By David Martin    City    August 8, 2018

Fires break out in Green River and Rock Springs

Fires in both Green River and Rock Springs kept area firefighters busy during the past few days. In Green River, the Green River Fire Department responded to an ATV fire Monday evening. According to...

 
 By David Martin    City    August 8, 2018

Police department hosts National Night Out

Residents will have a chance to meet some of Green River’s police officers Saturday as the department hosts its annual National Night Out festivities. According to Green River Police Chief Tom...

 
 By David Martin    Opinion    August 8, 2018

Playing with Power: A ninja's long journey

“Now you’re playing with power!” Nintendo’s marketing in the 80s always focused on power. The company’s magazine was named “Nintendo Power.” Some of the company’s television advertisin...

 
 By David Martin    County    August 1, 2018

Sweetwater County burns

Several large wildfires started in Sweetwater County, burning thousands of acres of land. According to Sweetwater County Fire Warden Mike Bournazian, multiple wildfires were reported Saturday,...

 
 By David Martin    City    August 1, 2018

Water opens opportunities in Jamestown

As Kael Jasperson sees it, a lot of opportunities will open up for the Jamestown-Rio Vista area in the coming years. The area recently completed a water pump and reservoir project that has been more...

 
 By David Martin    City    August 1, 2018

Clydesdales visit Green River Friday

The famous Budweiser Clydesdales will be stopping in Green River Friday afternoon, giving residents a chance to see the horses and get a photo with them near the newly-installed mural on Flaming...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    August 1, 2018

Swim team takes state in Gillette

"It was a great feeling," Robbie Lee, president of the Sweetwater Aquatics Team said. The team, competing at the state USA Swim meet in Gillette July 20-22, took the state title, marking the first...

 
 By David Martin    County    July 25, 2018

Governor helps open county facilities

Governor Matt Mead made an appearance in Sweetwater County last week to celebrate the completion of several Sweetwater County facilities. Mead flew to Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport near Rock Spri...

 
 By David Martin    City    July 25, 2018

City approves parks projects

Improvements to the Green River Recreation Center and the Greenbelt were approved by the Green River City Council Tuesday night. The council approved a bid award to R&D Sweeping and Asphalt...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    July 18, 2018

Top shooters compete in GR

While much of the excitement focused on the National High School Finals Rodeo is in Rock Springs, Green River is also host to some of the competition. Monday and Tuesday, competitors in the NHSFR...

 
 By David Martin    People    July 18, 2018

Farmers market begins

A familiar sight on Roosevelt Drive returned to Green River last week. The Green River Farmers Market started its weekly visit last Wednesday. The markets take place every Wednesday from 4 -7 p.m....

 
 By David Martin    Opinion    July 18, 2018

Playing with Power: A bout with the world champion

“Now you’re playing with power.” I remembered the cheesy slogan from an old Nintendo Entertainment System commercial back from the mid-1980s when I found and bought one of Nintendo’s NES...

 
 By David Martin    City    July 18, 2018

District approves budget

The Sweetwater County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees approved their 2018-2019 budget Tuesday evening. The budget, according to Chris Dean, business manager for the district, works to align th...

 
 By David Martin    County    July 18, 2018

Concerns grow for Greater Little Mountain area

Concerns continue to grow regarding proposed oil and gas leases the Bureau of Land Management intends to sell in the Greater Little Mountain area. Large portions of the area were listed in a fourth...

 
 By David Martin    County    July 18, 2018

State assessor job sought by Winters

A Republican member of the Wyoming House seeks election as the next Wyoming State Auditor. Nathan Winters, a pastor from Thermopolis, wants to provide efficient and transparent service in the State...

 
 By David Martin    City    July 11, 2018

Lodging tax supported

The Green River City Council agreed to support a resolution that would seek to place a 4 percent lodging tax on the November ballot. Sweetwater County already levies a 3 percent lodging tax at its...

 
 By David Martin    City    July 11, 2018

All West closes GR office

Green River residents seeking face-to-face interaction when it comes to All West Communications services will have to go to Rock Springs from now on. The Kamas, Utah-based company closed its office...

 
 By David Martin    City    July 11, 2018

Spirit Ride helps promote law

Sheridan Norberg knows how dangerous a tow job can be. “Dad took three trips to the hospital,” Norberg said. “I went once.” While working a car wreck outside of Rock Springs, Norberg was...

 
 By David Martin    City    July 11, 2018

3-week closure planned

Director of Public Works Mark Westenskow said the upcoming closure of the Second South underpass is due to the Rock Springs waterline project. Westenskow said the project has hit a snag and due to...

 
 By David Martin    Opinion    July 11, 2018

Combatting those typos

Last week, we received an email from Anne Backstrom of Green River, regarding typos appearing in the newspaper. I thought it is an important topic to address, as I can’t deny there hasn’t been a...

 
 By David Martin    People    July 11, 2018

Museum prints interesting history books

Books regarding the Rock Springs Chinese Massacre and a guide originally written for treks into Browns Park were recently published by the Sweetwater County Historical Museum. Both books are...

 

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