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 By Staff Report    County    April 18, 2018 

Herberger's will close in Rock Springs

Like J.C. Penney, Hastings, K-Mart and Sports Authority before it, Herberger’s in Rock Springs will close its doors. Bon-Ton Stores Inc., which owns Herberger’s, announced on its website Tuesday that the company will wind down operations after a...

 
 By Staff Report    City    April 18, 2018 

PD seeks unwanted drugs

Residents with unwanted prescription drugs can take them to a drop off box at Smith’s Food and Drug Saturday. The drop off is sponsored by the Green River Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration and takes place from 10 a.m., to 2...

 
 By Staff Report    City    April 18, 2018 

2018 county assessments released

Green River’s residents can expect to see the county’s 2018 Notice of Value statements this week. The statements, according to Sweetwater County Assessor David Divis, are what are used to determine property tax statements, which will be mailed...

 
 By Staff Report    County    April 4, 2018

Lowell disagrees with figures

A media release sent from the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday evening disagrees with claims made by the Sweetwater County Commissioners. During their meeting Tuesday, the commissioners claimed the sheriff’s office was over budget by...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    March 21, 2018

Lady Wolves lose season opening games

The Lady Wolves soccer team started of the season with two tough games on the road and returned home with two losses. This past weekend, the Green River High School soccer team traveled to Cheyenne where they played Cheyenne East on Friday and...

 
 By Staff Report    City    March 14, 2018

Hall of fame nominations sought

The Green River High School’s hall-of-fame committee seeks nominations for the 2018 GRHS hall of fame. The hall of fame can be found in the main hallway at GRHS. Plaques honor students from GRHS for their sacrifice, achievements and athletic...

 
 By Staff Report    City    March 14, 2018

GR man dies in crash

A 45-year-old Green River man died in a two-vehicle crash near Bairoil Monday afternoon. According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol, Thomas Nisbet died after his 2002 Toyota Camry collided head-on with a tractor-trailer combination on U.S. 287 South....

 
 By Staff Report    County    March 14, 2018

Sheriff aims for re-election

Sweetwater County Sheriff Mike Lowell is seeking a second term. The former Rock Springs police chief announced his candidacy in an email Friday afternoon. Lowell, a Democrat, was elected in 2014 after defeating then-Sheriff Rich Haskell. Lowell...

 

Middle school swim team wins RS invite

Hard work and dedication paid off for the Green River middle school swimmers in Rock Springs. The team took first at the Rock Springs Invite Feb. 22, earning 268.50 points. Rock Springs took second with 267 points, while Evanston took third with...

 
 By Staff Report    City    February 28, 2018

Council to honor police officer

While Green River Police Department’s new chief, Tom Jarvie, will take his oath Tuesday, a longtime GRPD officer will also be recognized for the number of years she’s served. The Council will recognize Debbie Tippy for her service to the...

 

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... Full story

 
 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.... Full story

 

$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...

 

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