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Sheriff's office arrests fugitive

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office had a busy week, headlined by two arrests. According to Dick Blust, public information officer for the sheriff’s office, the sheriff’s office helped arrest an armed fugitive Friday afternoon in Rock...

 

Man charged in shooting death

A Rock Springs man made an initial appearance at Circuit Court in Rock Springs Tuesday, facing an involuntary manslaughter charge after allegedly killing a woman in a situation witnesses believe was accidental. Stephen Jeffrey Taranovich, 41, could f...

 
 By Staff Report    City    January 31, 2018

Man faces 16 counts of voyeurism

A man arrested in Green River Friday had his bond set at $25,000 cash or surety after being charged with 16 counts of felony voyeurism. Ryan Flaten, 28, is in the Sweetater County Detention Center following his arrest. While voyeurism is often a...

 
 By Staff Report    County    January 3, 2018

Star receives county designee

Sweetwater County residents looking for legal information from the county government will be able to find it in pages of this newspaper. The Sweetwater County Commissioners named the Green River Star its newspaper designee for 2018 after a unanimous...

 
 By Staff Report    City    December 27, 2017

GR Chamber CEO position vacated

The Green River Chamber of Commerce had a major change-up in its staff late last week. According to a press release, Irene Parsons, who had worked as CEO of the camber since August, was no longer working at the Chamber as of Dec. 21. Lisa Herrera...

 

GR football coach steps down

Don Maggi has stepped down from his position as head coach of the Wolves varsity football team. Maggi gave his resignation Monday. “It has been an honor and pleasure to serve as head coach of the Green River Wolves. I am proud of our...

 

Wolves wrestlers grapple in Colorado competitions

The Green River High School wrestling team faced a tough weekend of competition, which included a JV duel and two tournaments. Head coach Josh Wisniewski said he was happy with his wrestlers work throughout the weekend. Wisniewski said he wishes the...

 

Kemmerer poacher prosecuted

A tip from a concerned sportsman resulted in a Kemmerer resident being caught in a 2016 deer poaching case. Kemmerer Game Warden Chris Baird and other area game wardens have been investigating the case since October 2016. Baird said this case would...

 

Wrestlers take 4th in Evanston

The Green River High School wrestling team took to the mat for the first time over the weekend. The Wolves competed in an invitational tournament in Evanston, earning a fourth-place finish with 149...

 

Alleged mule deer poacher caught

A hunter alleged to have shot a mule deer south of Pinedale illegally was caught by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. The hunter, not named in a released issued by the WGFD, allegedly killed a buck mule deer Nov. 12. The mule deer season closed...

 

Firefighters take on 2nd Tipton fire

Sweetwater County firefighters took on a second fire near Tipton early Tuesday morning. According to Sweetwater County Fire Warden Mike Bournazian, the fire was reported by a nearby Union Pacific train, as well as travellers along Interstate 80....

 

$1,000 burbot raffle returns

Fishermen are going after those invasive burbot and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Green River office has received its first fish tagged with a pink burbot raffle tag. The tags, colored pink, are part of a popular Fontenelle Burbot Raffle...

 

Wyo. Game and Fish plans grizzly bear talks

Green River residents will have a chance to talk with representatives from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department Nov. 29 about what they would like to learn and know about grizzly bears. The meeting will be part of a state-wide effort from the...

 

Wrestlers earn triple crown

(Editor’s Note: The following results were recently provided to the Green River Star by a representative of the Green River Grapplers. Some wrestlers’ results were listed as unknown and were not omitted in the following list.) The Green River...

 

Runners fare well in Rock Springs

The Wolves continued to post improved times during a meet in neighboring Rock Springs. The Wolves ran at the White Mountain Golf Course north of Rock Springs, enjoying a sunny and cool day on the course. Brayden Kovick and Marcos Valerio placed in...

 

Former resident arrested in Montana

A former Green River resident on the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office most wanted list was arrested in Montana for probation revocation on original charges of conspiracy to commit aggravated kidnapping and conspiracy to commit felony theft. The...

 
 By Staff Report    City    August 30, 2017

More work planned in GR, Little America

Residents will see more sixth-penny tax work going on throughout Green River. According to a media release from the city, the intersection of Hitching Post Drive and Shoshone Avenue will close Sept. 5 for the next phase of construction work on Hitchi...

 
 By Staff Report    County    August 16, 2017

Eclipse party planned at events complex

Residents will have a chance to learn about the solar eclipse Monday morning during a party hosted by the Sweetwater County Travel and Tourism Board. Party Near the Eclipse takes place at the Sweetwater County Events Complex from 8:30-11:30 a.m. The...

 
 By Staff Report    City    August 9, 2017

New chamber CEO hired

A new CEO for the Green River Chamber of Commerce will start working Monday according to a media release from the chamber. Irene Parsons was recently hired to replace Rebecca Eusek, who left the position for a job with the Wyoming Business Council....

 
 By Staff Report    County    July 26, 2017

Brush fire contained

A fire at Little Bitter Creek Road has been contained after burning about 30 acres of land southwest of Rock Springs. According to a media release from the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office, the cause of the day-long fire is under investigation...

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 26, 2017

Bid for governor's office announced

Despite the 2018 primary election being more than a year away, a Sheridan man has already announced his intent to run for Wyoming’s highest office. Bill Dahlin announced his candidacy in a media release sent Tuesday evening. Dahlin created the...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    July 26, 2017

GR's Taylor earns 4th win of his racing season

Zac Taylor was on a mission July 15 at I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan, Colo., where he dominated to score his fourth win of the season. Taylor won his heat race after starting fourth to open the night. He then led every lap and at times had over half...

 
 By Staff Report    County    July 12, 2017

Lightning strike, fire reported west of RS

A fire set off by a lightning strike caused a power outage in the Purple Sage area west of Rock Springs Monday morning. Sweetwater County deputy sheriffs and firefighters were advised of a power pole on fire early Monday morning, resulting in a...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    June 28, 2017

TV hunter sentenced for poaching

A reality television star recently plead guilty to poaching charges, which resulted in his hunting privileges being revoked for two years, a suspended jail sentence, one and a half years of probation and a $23,000 fine. Billy A. Busbice Jr. of Olla,...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    June 28, 2017

Cheer, golf coaches hired at GRHS

Two new coaches were hired to head up the golf and cheer programs at Green River High School, according to information sent by Anthony Beardsley, athletics director for Sweetwater County School District No. 2. Karly Eyre was selected to be the new...

 

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