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 By David Martin    City    March 22, 2017 

Transfer station moves ahead

The long-discussed transfer station project was approved by the Green River City Council Tuesday night. The project, which was awarded to L.M. Olson, Inc., for $1.97 million, will replace the...

 By David Martin    City    March 22, 2017 

High flows coming down Green River

The Green River may look a lot higher than usual during the next week. The Fontenelle Dam is schedule to increase flows into the river to mitigate the high amount of water resulting from snowstorms...

 By David Martin    County    March 22, 2017 

Hospital moves forward weeks after CEO, board resignations

In the weeks following a major shakeup at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County, the employees continue to work on solving problems regarding the hospital’s cash reserves, as well as maintaining...

 By David Martin    Sports    March 22, 2017 

Soccer teams lose first games of season

The season didn't start well for either Green River High School soccer team. Both teams, taking on Cheyenne Central and Cheyenne East over the weekend, took two losses. For the boys, Cheyenne East def...

 By David Martin    City    March 15, 2017

District seeks input for budget

Looking at a $1.6 million cut for next year, Sweetwater County School District No. 2 is seeking places to trim its budget, with student activities being one of the areas under investigation. Rumors... Full story

 By David Martin    City    March 15, 2017

Charges filed after crash

Tragedy struck a Green River family when a vehicle drove into their home Friday morning, claiming the lives of a one-year-old girl and her great-grandmother. The driver, George Maestas, 68, of Green... Full story

 By David Martin    City    March 15, 2017

Water violates treatment standard

Increased runoff into the Green River has resulted in more particles in drinking water treated by the Joint Powers Water Board, triggering an EPA violation. Water treated at the Joint Powers Water... Full story

 By David Martin    Sports    March 15, 2017

Cheer team wins state title

Green River High School's cheerleading team returned home as state champions Thursday, winning a championship in the non-stunt division. The team, tying with Kelly Walsh High School, scored 76 points...

 By David Martin    People    March 15, 2017

Speech team hosts state tourney

For many people, standing in front of a large audience to give a presentation ranks with root canals as a preferred way of passing the time. However, for those who have been involved in speech and...

 By David Martin    City    March 8, 2017

Transfer station vote postponed

A vote to approve a bid for construction of the solid waste transfer station was postponed Tuesday night after Green River City Council decided to mull over a request to increase rates before the end...

 By David Martin    County    March 8, 2017

County expects another 10% budget cut

Another 10 percent reduction is expected to occur for the 2017-2018 budget, but county officials are hopeful the worst is behind the county. “It is what it is,” Commissioner Don Van Matre, said. A...

 By David Martin    County    March 8, 2017

Report: tourism brought $167.4 million

Tourism spending in Sweetwater County has declined in from the past two years, but still brought in approximately $167.4 million in 2015 according to a report from the Sweetwater County Joint Travel...

 By David Martin    Sports    March 8, 2017

State hopes end in RS

A tough 63-46 loss last week ended the Green River High School Boy’s Basketball team’s hopes for a state championship tournament appearance. Facing Natrona County High School for the second time i...

 By David Martin    People    March 8, 2017

Bowls of Caring painted at center

At first, the large bowls didn't look like much, but after the residents at Mission at Castle Rock Rehabilitation Center got their hands on them, they became beautiful works of art. The residents at...

 By David Martin    Sports    March 1, 2017

Wrestlers take state title

Despite falling to Natrona County High School in a close, second-place finish at regionals, the Green River High School's grapplers were able to dig deep and leave Casper as back-to-back state...

 By David Martin    County    March 1, 2017

Former Sublette Co. sheriff found guilty

By DAVID MARTIN Editor A former Sublette County Sheriff was found guilty of four charges filed against him as a result of actions he took immediately following his election in 2014. According to the...

 By David Martin    Sports    March 1, 2017

Swimmers take 5th at state swim meet

The Green River High School Boys Swimming and Diving Team had one of its best showings at a state swim meet last weekend, according to head coach Colleen Seiloff. The Wolves took fifth, but were in a...

 By David Martin    Sports    March 1, 2017

Boys seek end to losing streak

Coming into regionals this week on a six game losing streak, the Green River High School Boys Basketball Team need a win to keep their dreams of going to the state tournament alive. Otherwise, the...

 By David Martin    News    February 22, 2017

Education, funding debate continues

Political games and a large percentage of new legislators in the Wyoming House of Representatives have made for a trying session for two local legislators. John Freeman, D-Green River, said a number o...

 By David Martin    City    February 22, 2017

GR trash service still up in the air

As discussion continues about the future of solid waste service in Green River, Mayor Pete Rust said a decision won’t likely come until the spring. Rust said solid waste is the most talked about...

 By David Martin    Sports    February 22, 2017

Last chance results in time cuts

While Green River swimmers weren't able to add to the 11 going to state next week, those competing in the last chance meet in Rock Springs Thursday did cut time. Head coach Colleen Seiloff said she's...

 By David Martin    Sports    February 22, 2017

Wrestlers take 2nd at regional tourney

Going into the regional tournament as the favorites, the Green River Wolves ended the weekend of competition in second place, falling behind Natrona County by a slim, eight-point margin. Natrona...

 By David Martin    Opinion    February 22, 2017

Response illustrates conflict of interests

A conflict of interest as defined by the Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary is “a conflict between the private interests and the official or professional responsibilities of a person in a...

 By David Martin    City    February 15, 2017

Flooding not a concern for Green River

While some portions of the state are experiencing flooding from increased precipitation, flooding in Green River isn’t a concern. According to data from the National Weather Service, Sweetwater...

 By David Martin    City    February 15, 2017

Session frustrates school board

A few Sweetwater County School District No. 2 board members are feeling frustrated at how the legislative session in Cheyenne is going. Board chair Brenda Roosa said she’s disappointed and believes...


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