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 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...

 
 By David Martin    County    July 5, 2018

Lease sale worries advocates

An oil and gas lease auction set to start July 11 has members of the Wyoming Outdoor Council concerned about possible drilling in sensitive areas located in Sweetwater County. An auction hosted by...

 
 By David Martin    City    July 5, 2018

The firefighters' longest night

It was a scene not unlike any other Independence Day celebration. Grilled meats and soft drinks available to all. Children playing while the adults enjoyed a chance to chat. However, the purpose...

 
 By David Martin    County    July 5, 2018

Firefighters respond to landfill fire

A landfill fire near Manila, Utah, required assistance from the Sweetwater County Fire Department last week. At about 5:30 p.m., Wednesday night, the Manila Fire Department contacted county fire...

 
 By David Martin    City    June 27, 2018

A legislator remembered

Green River lost a beloved teacher and state legislator with the passing of Bill Thompson. Thompson, 80, died Thursday at Mission at Castle Rock Rehabilitation Center. Services took place Wednesday...

 
 By David Martin    County    June 27, 2018

Agreement dies during hearing

A proposed plea agreement fell through Friday afternoon after Ryan Flatten failed to follow through with the guilty pleas as outlined in the agreement. Flatten was arrested earlier this year in...

 
 By David Martin    City    June 20, 2018

Council approves budget

The Green River City Council approved its annual budget Tuesday night, approving a series of proposals setting fees, wages and budget appropriations for the coming fiscal year. The city’s general...

 
 By David Martin    County    June 20, 2018

Fire danger is high now

Scott Kitchner, fire chief at Sweetwater County Fire District No. 1, hopes the upcoming July 4th holiday isn’t like last year. For firefighters throughout the county, the day was filled with fire...

 
 By David Martin    City    June 20, 2018

Fight over gun lead to court charges

A Green River man faces prison time after an alleged scuffle over a gun. Ian Punches, 32, of Green River, was arrested June 16 on charges of possession of a deadly weapon with unlawful intent and...

 
 By David Martin    City    June 20, 2018

Chancey Williams concludes Saturday evening FGD events

Performing in front of a Wyoming crowd always feels special for Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band. While the group has a number of Wyoming towns listed on their summer tour, including per...

 
 By David Martin    City    June 13, 2018

Wilson pleads not guilty

Green River City Councilman Allan Wilson pleaded not guilty to a second-degree sexual abuse of a minor charge during a Third District Court hearing before Judge Nena James Friday. Wilson’s trial is... Full story

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    County    June 13, 2018

Republicans face choices on ballot

Voters will have a few decisions to make during the upcoming primary election Aug. 21. A number of local and state races will be impacted by the primary results, which will serve to whittle down the n...

 
 By David Martin    City    June 13, 2018

CPR, quick action saves man's life

Chester and Crystal Sliter wore large, beaming smiles Tuesday evening. The two were at the Castle Rock Hospital District Ambulance Barn, hugging emergency responders and thanking them for their work... Full story

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    Sports    June 13, 2018

Bieber named Coach of the Year

The best season in Green River High School boys soccer history had ended with a 4A West Coach of the Year award for head coach Chris Bieber. The award is Bieber’s third recognition as Coach of the... Full story

 
 By David Martin    People    June 13, 2018

Kids play on new water equipment

Kids lined up at one end of the inflatable structure, ready to compete with their friends on something that looks like it would have a home on an obstacle course. Named the Wibit, kids raced one... Full story

 
 By David Martin    Opinion    June 13, 2018

Regarding candidate messages and letters

As the political season kicks into gear, I figured it would be best to establish some rules for campaign messaging. Candidates can submit a campaign announcement, which will run depending on space. I... Full story

 
 By David Martin    City    June 6, 2018

City targets youth vaping

An ordinance aimed at clarifying and updating Green River’s laws regarding minors in possession of tobacco passed its first reading Tuesday night. According to city prosecutor Bobby Pineda, the...

 
 By David Martin    City    June 6, 2018

Candidate filing concludes

With the election filing period ending Friday, races have developed for all of the Green River City Council positions up for election. Mayor Pete Rust is being challenged in his re-election bid by...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    County    May 30, 2018

Candidate filing continues

As filing continues for local and state offices, a number of races have developed for Green River City Council and Sweetwater County Commissioner. The election filing period ends June 1. Green River...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    City    May 30, 2018

Honoring their ultimate sacrifice

For many, Memorial Day weekend is the official start to summer. The stream of campers, ATV trailers and vehicles, filled with eager occupants, on their way to the Flaming Gorge and other destinations...

 

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