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Teacher appreciates GR roots

Sometimes people do not plan on coming back to their hometown for work, but sometimes the unplanned decisions become life’s greatest gifts. This is the case for Green River High School graduate and GRHS teacher Terrin Musbach. Musbach did not...

 

GR senior pinochle tourney draws crowd

There was lots of friendly competition and jokes about being dealt bad cards at the Golden Hour Senior Center Thursday during the pinochle tournament. Drawing inspiration from senior centers in Rock...

 

Ready or not, here it comes

Going into my senior year of college is exciting, but it’s also quite scary. I look forward to another year of college, but I can’t help but stress about what happens when I graduate. I know I am not the first person to go through this stage in...

 

Kids spend last days of summer at Splash Park

With school starting up, the Splash Park became a popular destination for kids looking to find ways to end summer on a fun note. The Splash Park is the place where kids can go to have a blast while...

 
 By Olivia Kennah    City    August 17, 2016

Damage drives claims, work

The hail may have melted, but the damage still remains. The impact of an early June hail storm is still being felt by residents in Green River, as work continues on building repairs throughout the city. A storm of that magnitude is unusual for the ar...

 
 By Olivia Kennah    City    August 17, 2016

Murphy and Ball move on in Ward I race

Green River residents cast their votes yesterday and the results are in. With Lisa Maes running unopposed in Ward II, and Brett Stokes and Robert Berg both automatically advancing to the general election for Ward III, all eyes were on the Ward I...

 
 By Olivia Kennah    People    July 27, 2016

Kids explore various art projects

Kids had the opportunity to learn about art and explore different ways to create art through a variety of projects last Thursday. Little Explorers, a summer program offered by the Sweetwater County...

 
 By Olivia Kennah    City    July 27, 2016

Ball starts 1st run for council

Kenny Ball, a native Green River resident, is running for Green River City Council Ward I because he wants the opportunity to serve the community he grew up in. Ball appreciates everything Green River has given him throughout his life and he wants...

 
 By Olivia Kennah    City    July 27, 2016

Captain honored as Firefighter of the Year award

Green River Fire Department Capt. JP Apostolope was recently selected by the American Legion to receive the honor of "Firefighter of the Year for the State of Wyoming." "It's very special," Capt....

 
 By Olivia Kennah    City    July 20, 2016

Council funds waste study

The city council seeks an operational study for the upcoming solid waste transfer project. The Green River City Council approved an increase in the Solid Waste Fund in the amount of $30,000 for the study. The study was initially budgeted for...

 
 By Olivia Kennah    City    July 20, 2016

Councilman seeks 2nd term

Brett Stokes is seeking a second term on the Green River City Council in Ward III. Stokes has served one term with the council and hopes to be able to continue his work for another four years. “I’ve been involved in politics for most of my...

 
 By Olivia Kennah    People    July 13, 2016

Local artist designs mine rescue logo

Local mine rescuer and artist Jeiremy Gomez recently had his logo design chosen to represent the Holmes Mine Rescue Association (HMRA). "A bunch of the art I've been working on is kind of inspired by...

 
 By Olivia Kennah    City    July 13, 2016

Berg seeks GR Council seat

Arctic Circle’s manager, Robert Berg, wants to take his management and leadership skills to the city council to bring Green River a better future. Berg served on the Green River Chamber of Commerce board for eight years and is currently serving...

 
 By Olivia Kennah    City    July 13, 2016

City approves Main Street MEET plan

A plan designed to expand commercial opportunities along the river and downtown was green-lighted by the city council last week. The plan, M.E.E.T., stands for Main Street, Expedition, Expansion, Transformation. Green River URA/Main Street...

 
 By Olivia Kennah    City    July 13, 2016

Flaming Gorge Days helped GR business

During the Flaming Gorge Days festivities, local businesses noticed a boost in the amount of customers they had. With a large amount of the community out enjoying the celebrations, the local restaurants had a good opportunity for business. Staci...

 
 By Olivia Kennah    City    July 13, 2016

Building code revisions pass first reading

New building codes for Green River passed their first reading July 5 during a Green River City Council meeting. The codes in consideration are mandated by the State of Wyoming. Wyoming State Statute says towns with local jurisdiction must adopt the...

 
 By Olivia Kennah    City    July 6, 2016

Tourist season in full swing at Visitor Center

When going to the Green River Chamber of Commerce's Visitor Center, there are U.S. and world maps where guests can place a pin on the state or country they are from. Nearly every state has at least...

 
 By Olivia Kennah    Sports    July 6, 2016

Parks and recreation offers many programs

The Green River Parks and Recreation Department has plenty of activities to offer residents throughout the summer. The Chalk it Up! Sidewalk Chalk Arts Competition will be Friday. Registration is now open and all participants must be registered by 9...

 
 By Olivia Kennah    City    June 29, 2016

City cuts many programs

With the approval of the city budget, city departments are feeling the effects of budget cuts. The approved budget is $30 million, which is close to $2 million less than last year’s budget. The fiscal year begins July 1 and ends June 30, 2017....

 
 By Olivia Kennah    People    June 29, 2016

Kids have fun at Flaming Gorge Days

Kids had a blast with the various types of entertainment at Festival in the Park during Flaming Gorge Days. More than a dozen kids were keeping cool while screaming and running through the Splash Park...

 
 By Olivia Kennah    City    June 29, 2016

Snack shack offers cool refreshments

For those hot summer days spent at the splash park, there is a new snack shack that aims to keep the community refreshed and satisfied. Liliana Villegas opened Chill Monkey at Evers Park because as a mother of four, she knows what it is like to...

 
 By Olivia Kennah    People    June 29, 2016

United Way prepares for Helping Hands Day

United Way of Southwest Wyoming is calling for projects and volunteers for its annual Helping Hands Day on Aug. 27. “Helping Hands Day is a volunteer event where we gather projects from local non-profit organizations, senior citizens and people...

 
 By Olivia Kennah    People    June 22, 2016

Community participates in blood-drive competition

Green River community members headed to the recreation center last Wednesday and Thursday to donate blood and support Sweetwater County emergency responders. Battle of the Badges is a friendly...

 
 By Olivia Kennah    People    June 22, 2016

United Way fundraiser brings goats to community

Members of the community were surprised when goats visited Green River June 15 as part of a United Way fundraiser. Goat-A-Gram is a United Way of Southwest Wyoming fundraiser for the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. This was the first year for...

 
 By Olivia Kennah    Opinion    June 22, 2016

Delicious and easy JELLO fruit salad

I've helped my mom cook for years, mainly acting as her sous-chef. One of my first memories of helping my mom in the kitchen is when we made our very first batch of JELLO fruit salad. A coworker gave...

 

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