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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... Full story

 

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... Full story

 
 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... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

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.... Full story

 

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...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    City    October 11, 2017

Plea change averts trial

A late change of plea hearing Friday morning resulted in a trial for George Maestas being cancelled. His trial was scheduled to start Tuesday. Maestas, 68, pleaded no contest to two counts of... Full story

 

Help sought in poaching cases

A pair of poached elk discovered on Little Mountain has resulted in the Wyoming Game and Fish Department seeking help to identify the culprits. The elk were poached in Hunt Area 31 on Little Mountain...

 
 By David Martin    City    October 4, 2017

Monument dedication planned

One hundred fifty years is a milestone worth celebrating and the Sweetwater County Historical Museum, with help from the Sweetwater County Commissioners, are commemorating the county’s inception... Full story

 
 By David Martin    City    October 4, 2017

GR church donates to police, fire departments

A new police K-9 and some upgraded extraction equipment were possible through $5,000 donations from the Green River Assembly of God Church. Pastor Nathan Bloomfield said the church’s board of direct... Full story

 

Kolb's claims are off base

One of the many duties journalists have to the communities they serve is to hold lawmakers and officials accountable for their actions. A few weeks back, Stephanie Thompson wrote an article about a...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    October 4, 2017

Runners will compete in RS

With a few weeks left, the Green River High School Cross Country team will have a chance to compete in Sweetwater County Friday, a first since the team hosted the Green River Invite Aug. 25. The team...

 
 By David Martin    People    October 4, 2017

DNA test helps man discover siblings

A DNA profile test helped reunite a Green River man with siblings nearly 75 years after his birth. Bill Graham recently met family he had discovered online after taking the DNA test, traveling to...

 

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