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 By Staff Report    News    April 26, 2017 

Daggett County Sheriff resigns from office

Daggett County Sheriff Jerry Jorgensen resigned from his post Sunday after an investigation into allegations of prisoner mistreatment at the Daggett County Jail. According to a media release from the Daggett County Sheriff’s Office, Jorgensen’s r...

 
 By Staff Report    People    April 26, 2017 

Students fare well at state art symposium

Staff Report Green River High School art teachers Denise Mosley, Shane Steiss and Sonja Higgins are impressed with how their students did at the Wyoming High School State Art Symposium. “We had another great year with some talented artists who took...

 
 By Staff Report    County    April 19, 2017

Hospital opens clinic Monday

Staff report Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County will open its new clinic in Rock Springs Monday, which will house physicians practicing family medicine and occupational medicine. The clinic is located at 3000 College Hill in Rock Springs. The...

 
 By Staff Report    County    March 29, 2017

Man shoots himself near Wamsutter

Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with investigators from the Rawlins Police Department, determined a man who had driven himself to Wamsutter and reported he was shot had actually done it himself. According to a media release from the...

 
 By Staff Report    People    March 29, 2017

Democrats elect new officers

Two Green River residents were elected to lead Sweetwater County Democrats during the 2017-2019 term. The two are Cathy Denman, who will serve as the state committeewoman and Todd Herreid, who was elected as state committeeman. They join new...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    March 22, 2017

Hall of fame committee seeks nominations

It’s a group representing both the cream of the crop in Green River High School athletics and many individuals who earned great success after their high school years. The school district’s athletics office now seeks recommendations to add to this...

 
 By Staff Report    City    March 8, 2017

Vehicle drives into house

A vehicle drove into a Green River residence Friday morning. According to a release from the Green River Police Department, officers and emergency responders were dispatched to the residence at 695... Full story

 
 By Staff Report    City    March 1, 2017

Scammers claim to work with sheriff

County residents may get a call from someone seeking donations and claiming to be from the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office, but the caller is a swindler according to the sheriff’s office. In a media release issued Wednesday, Sheriff Mike...

 
 By Staff Report    City    March 1, 2017

Lucky ticket bought in GR

A Powerball ticket purchased at Maverik turned out to be a $100,000 payday for a lucky Mills resident. Curtis Reid purchased the ticket Feb. 21 while in Green River. Reid is a truck driver for Food Bank of the Rockies, a program supplying food to foo...

 
 By Staff Report    County    February 15, 2017

Body recovered at Anvil Draw

Divers helped recover the body of a Utah resident at Anvil Draw Sunday morning who died after falling through the ice. The incident occurred Saturday when 59-year-old Rebecca Weston of Plain City, Utah, fell through the ice while riding an ATV....

 
 By Staff Report    City    February 1, 2017

Feeding deer can result in fines

During the past week, the Green River Police Department has dealt with a few calls regarding residents feeding deer, an activity against city ordnance. Feeding deer was a controversial topic in the past. The city council banned the feeding of deer...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 25, 2017

Search suspended for fisherman

The search for a missing fisherman believed to have drown while unloading his boat at Cedar Springs Marina near Dutch John, Utah, was suspended due the worsening weather and equipment problems. The Daggett County Sheriff’s Office hopes to bring in...

 
 By Staff Report    City    January 18, 2017

City seeks grants for Greenbelt, tree inventory

The Greenbelt might see some renovations if the city receives a $50,000 grant. Tuesday night, the Green River City Council approved a request to apply for a Doppelt Trail Development Fund grant. According to information provided to the council, the...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    January 11, 2017

Sheriff's office issues ice fishing advisory

With the ice fishing season arriving in Sweetwater County, the county sheriff’s office recently issued a safety advisory and some tips for safe ice fishing. Ice Fishing Safety Tips First and foremost, bear in mind the tried-and-true adage that...

 
 By Staff Report    People    January 11, 2017

GR resident shows paintings at library

The Sweetwater County Library is hosting an exhibit of watercolor paintings by Green River resident Sandra Banks from now through the end of February. “Watercolor Retrospective” is 25 original watercolor paintings which include a variety of...

 
 By Staff Report    County    December 28, 2016

Game and Fish report successes in 2016

Black-footed ferrets, mule deer migrations, and grizzly bear management were among the top issues in 2016 for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. “It’s been a memorable year for Wyoming’s wildlife and those who support this incredible...

 
 By Staff Report    County    December 21, 2016

Drive carefully on Wyoming roads

Wyoming’s notorious winters are marked by some of the most severe durations of snowfall, freezing rain and blowing snow. Western Wyoming’s winter conditions are severe and unlike any other region, with winds exceeding sustained speeds of 30-40 mi...

 
 By Staff Report    People    December 14, 2016

Locals show off photos

Nine Sweetwater County photographers are sharing their original images in a display at the White Mountain Library in Rock Springs now through the end of January. The Sweetwater Photo Open is an annual event in the Sweetwater County Library System...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    December 14, 2016

Swimmers start in Laramie

The Green River High School boys swimming team started their season in Laramie last weekend, earning a pair of sixth place finishes in the relay competition Friday and the pentathlon competition Saturday. Michael Richmond qualified in multiple...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    December 7, 2016

Swimmers continue winning ways

The Green River Middle School swim team won another meet in Lyman Saturday. The team continues its winning ways in the conference, remaining undefeated in five meets, setting them up for a repeated...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    November 23, 2016

GR racer competes in California

Staff Report While most are either recovering from a food-induced coma or lining up for Thanksgiving and Black Friday specials, one Green River youth will spend his Thanksgiving on the race track. Zac Taylor is excited to showcase what he has...

 
 By Staff Report    City    November 23, 2016

Wanted woman arrested in GR

A fugitive on the run out of Utah has been captured in Green River. Sheriff Mike Lowell said Kayla Briane Porreca, 26, was wanted by Salt Lake County authorities on at least five separate warrants for a multitude of charges including aggravated...

 
 By Staff Report    County    November 16, 2016

Report: MHSC contributes $216 M to area economy

An economic study commissioned by Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County claims the hospital generated a $216 million economic impact within the county in 2015. The report, which was posted on the hospital’s website, was created by Quorum Health...

 
 By Staff Report    City    November 2, 2016

A Halloween trick reported to GRPD

A few tricks were reported by county residents as costumed trick-or-treaters made their way throughout their neighborhoods Monday evening. According to the Green River Police Department, officers responded to an undisclosed address in reference to a...

 
 By Staff Report    People    November 2, 2016

Quilting art on display at White Mountain Library

The Sweetwater County Library System is currently displaying the annual Sweetwater Quilters’ Exhibit. This is an open show in which local quilters are encouraged to submit their work for the public to enjoy. This exhibit consists of 10 quilts desig...

 

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