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Sixth-penny tax to be removed soon

By STEPHANIE THOMPSON People Editor The Special Purpose Use Tax, also known as the sixth-penny tax, will stop April 1. During the Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting Tuesday morning, Chairman Reid...

 

2 GR men sentenced

Editor’s note: Due to the graphic nature of one of these particular cases, as well as a need to protect the victims’ identities, the affidavit information supporting either case will not be...

 

Kids enjoy learning about birds

Jackson Elementary School students laughed, exclaimed and just sat there with their mouths wide open when they learned some interesting bird facts. Last Wednesday, two employees from Scales and Tails...

 

Kids given hats senior citizens made

Children will have nice, warm hats to wear this winter thanks to a group of senior citizens. Last Wednesday, seniors representing Golden Hour Senior Center stopped by the Sweetwater County Child Devel... Full story

 

GR speech team comes out on top again

Even though the speech team hadn’t competed in about a month, it was able to come home with another first-place finish. This weekend, the Green River High School Speech and Debate team traveled to C...

 

Lady Wolves win 1 and lose 1 at home

The Green River High School Lady Wolves team split the weekend with a loss and a win at home. On Friday, the Lady Wolves took on Cheyenne South High School and came out on top with a 54-40 win. “I...

 

Wolves swimmers finish 2nd during weekend

The Green River High School boys swimming team traveled to Cheyenne and came home with a second-place finish. On Friday, the team competed in duals at Cheyenne Central and beat them in the duals....

 

GR Councilman in jail

Editor's note: Due to the graphic nature of these particular cases and a need to protect the victim's identity, even the redacted court documents supporting the charges will not be published. Green...

 

BLM responds to county letter

The Bureau of Land Management responded to the Sweetwater County Commissioners letter about the removal of juniper trees on Little Mountain with a letter of its own. After reading this letter, Commiss...

 

GR author receives another award

A Green River author who was once again recognized for her writing was delighted by the news of her award. Christine Alethea Williams, who's pen name is Alethea Williams, the author of "Nààpiikoan...

 

Lady Wolves lose three in Cheyenne

The Green River High School Lady Wolves basketball team struggled this weekend and lost all three games. The team traveled to Cheyenne to complete in the Cheyenne Invite. On Thursday, the Lady Wolves...

 

Wolves swimmers take 1st during weekend meet

The Green River Wolves swimming and diving team continued competition this weekend with a home meet and a meet in Evanston. During the Evanston meet, the team dominated the competition and came out wi...

 

GR speech team: coach honored

The Green River Speech and Debate Team is well-known throughout the state as being the group to beat, and now they are getting national attention too. Recently, head coach Carina White was notified...

 

GR residents received food through holidays

Thanks to community members, residents at Mansface Terrace were eating better over the holiday season. Mansface Terrace service coordinator Sarah Hymas said for the past few years, a pantry filled...

 

Detention center gets 2 officers

Sweetwater County Sheriff Mike Lowell was given the go ahead to hire two additional full-time sworn detention officers. During the Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting Tuesday morning, the...

 

Remembering Christmases past

This year, as our family celebrated Christmas I started to reflect on Christmases past and which ones truly stood out for me. So I present to you my top three Christmases ever; or at least so far. 1....

 

Security officer position approved

Even though several options were presented to the Sweetwater County Commissioners on how to staff the Third District Court and new Justice Center, only one additional position was approved at the...

 

Fun had by GR children in 2017

The beginning of 2017 came with cold and snow, but that didn't stop Green River children from having fun. In January, students in Sweetwater County were enjoying going back to school after Christmas...

 

Seniors enjoy 2017, look forward to 2018

Green River seniors kicked off 2017 early last year with an exciting party and from that point on they experienced a lot of fun events. After ringing in the New Year, seniors at the Golden Hour...

 

Much was accomplished in 2017

In February, Green River residents were asked to support the Green River High School for its annual blood drive. Community members and adults alike waited patiently for their turn to donate. Last...

 

Lady Wolves overcome setbacks, learn lessons

2017 for Green River Lady Wolves sports was filled with ups, downs, excitement and heartbreak as the teams battled for a chance at state. Some succeeded and others failed, but all learned valuable...

 

Airport name change is 1 step closer

The Sweetwater County Commission agrees that Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport is a good name to the rename airport. During the Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting Tuesday morning, the...

 

Decision on request postponed

Finding a temporary shelter if there is an emergency is hard enough for a family, but what about for those who are dependent on others. At the Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting Thursday, the...

 

GR students recognized at state

Green River drama students received All-state honors, multiple honorable mentions and some were offered scholarships at the State Drama competition in CAsper. On Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 35 Green River High...

 

Speech and debate team takes 2nd in Cheyenne

The Green River High School Speech and Debate team grabbed second place this weekend. The team traveled to Cheyenne to attend the Cheyenne East Holiday Classic Speech and Debate Tournament. Twenty...

 

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