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 By Jennie Melvin    Opinion    June 14, 2017

Placemaking in Green River

Last month, Project for Public Spaces and the National Main Street Center, Inc., conducted training for communities statewide, “Cultivating Place in Main Street Communities” in Douglas. “Cultivating Place” is a series of intensive trainings...

 
 By Jennie Melvin    Opinion    March 8, 2017

Notes from Town Square: The American Legion in GR

Have you ever wondered exactly who are the American Legion and what do they do? I spoke to Tom Niemiec, Adjutant of the American Legion Tom Whitmore Post 28 in Green River to get some insight. Tom told me that the American Legion has always been arou...

 

Notes from Town Square: Rose Floral of Green River

Have you been in to Rose Floral lately? If not, you might be surprised by some of the changes that have taken place. Stacy Bruder and Mike Reed purchased Rose Floral in November of 2016. Since then, they’ve made a number of great modifications to t...

 

Notes from Town Square: New year's resolutions for small businesses

It’s a new year and that means it’s time to set some goals to help 2017 be a successful year! The Green River URA/Main Street Agency will be doing just that in the coming weeks with some training and a couple of strategic planning sessions. We...

 

Notes from Town Square: Thanking a helpful dept.

The holidays are here and in full swing following the Mayor’s Tree Lighting Dec. 1.  This was the largest turnout this event has seen in many years and we estimate there were 200 people in attendance, which was remarkable considering it was so...

 

Notes from Town Square: Supporting local businesses

Small Business Saturday is held between Black Friday and Cyber Monday and encourages people to do some of their holiday shopping at small, local businesses. In order to support this practice, the Green River Chamber of Commerce and the Green River...

 

Notes from Town Square: October in Green River

Can you believe it is already October? Where did September go? The Green River URA/Main Street Agency finished up the Farmers’ Market season Sept. 14. We had a good season and best of all, it didn’t even rain every Wednesday like it did last...

 

A new hair, nail salon comes to the city

We’ve got a new business downtown. Pyper Jeans Hair and Nail Salon is a cozy little shop that joined us in June at 551 E. Flaming Gorge Way. Yvette Portillo, shop owner, was raised in Green River and says it is definitely home to her. She feels...

 

Notes from Town Square: a farmers market week in GR

Communities across the country will celebrate their local farmers markets during National Farmers Market Week, which takes place Aug. 7-13. The impact of these farmer-to-consumer transactions is greater than it appears on the surface. Now more than...

 
 By Jennie Melvin    Opinion    July 13, 2016

Notes from Town Square: Main Street's summer plans

The Green River URA/Main Street Agency is excited about this summer. We kicked it off by selling our now famous Green River Cheese Steak Sandwiches at the Festival in the Park during Flaming Gorge Days. They were a big hit. We know because we sold ou...

 
 By Jennie Melvin    Opinion    June 15, 2016

Notes from Town Square: Sweetwater Trophies and Gifts

Have you been to Sweetwater Trophies and Gifts in downtown Green River on Flaming Gorge Way? Did you know that in addition to providing custom trophies and awards they also offer UPS services, custom framing, and have an extensive gift shop with...

 
 By Jennie Melvin    Opinion    May 4, 2016

Notes from Town Square: The county museum in GR

When is the last time you visited the great little museum we have right in the heart of our downtown? Well, if it’s been a while, I suggest that you check it out because they’ve recently expanded their gift shop and have some terrific new items...

 
 By Jennie Melvin    Opinion    April 6, 2016

Notes from Town Square: Baked goods at Daily Knead

Are you in the market for some baked goods? Try our local bakery, The Daily Knead, located downtown on Flaming Gorge Way. Loanda Slaton opened her bakery about 5 and a half years ago to start a college fund for her two sons. She and her son, Aaron,...

 
 By Jennie Melvin    Opinion    March 2, 2016

Notes from Town Square: The Green River Merc.

The Green River Mercantile is rich in history and has been home to many businesses; it was even a mortuary at one time. Currently it houses the Southwestern Beauty Academy, Up, Up and Away Flowers and Balloons, and Tolly’s Coffee Shop. Susan Hehr...

 

Notes from Town Square: Business resolutions

It’s a new year and that means it’s time to set the goals that will make 2016 a success. The Green River URA/Main Street Agency will be doing just that in a few short days during our Strategic Planning session. We will be setting our goals and...

 

Notes from Town Square: Planning with the URA

As 2015 comes to a close, we begin looking ahead to next year and all that we’d like to accomplish. The Green River Urban Renewal/Main Street Agency will have their strategic planning session in January to set the goals of the organization. One...

 

Notes from Town Square: Small business Saturday

Small Business Saturday on Nov. 28, falling between Black Friday and Cyber Monday to encourage people to support small, local businesses. So why shop local? Because spending money locally: Stimulates the local economy When you purchase at locally...

 

Notes from town square: National Farmers Market Week

This week is National Farmers Market Week. On June 10, the Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture declared Aug. 2-8, National Farmers Market Week. The U. S. Department of Agriculture recognizes the myriad benefits of farmers...

 
 By Jennie Melvin    Opinion    July 1, 2015

Notes from Town Square: The difference a year makes

The Green River URA/Main Street Agency has had a very busy couple of weeks. Flaming Gorge Days was a lot of fun this year. As part of our fundraising efforts, the Organization Committee had a booth at Battle of the Bands and introduced our Original...

 
 By Jennie Melvin    Opinion    May 13, 2015

Notes from Town Square: URA/Main Street says thank you

Did you know that prior to 2011 there were two separate boards for the URA and Main Street agencies? The URA focused on design guidelines and reviews for construction within the urban renewal area as well as other planning and revitalization...

 
 By Jennie Melvin    Opinion    April 1, 2015

Notes from Town Square: Main Street helps reinvest in city

Did you know that along with the Wyoming Main Street Program, Green River is celebrating 10 years as a Certified Main Street Community? Are you aware that as a result of the efforts of our Main Street Program and volunteers, every dollar that is...

 

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