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Coworkers recognized for support

On Thursday, a local real estate agent and her employees were recognized for supporting their National Guardsman coworker. Bob Austin, ombudsman for the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve,...

 

GRHS teacher receives award, college funding

This Green River High School teacher is one of 52 across the country receiving an award and funding for college. Erin Freeman, world history, AP government and world geography teacher, recently found...

 

Sleeping in heavenly peace

For the first time in a long time, two Green River children will once again know what it's like to sleep in their own bed. For Julianna Kloefkorn, 11, and her brother Gabriel Kloefkorn, 7, taking...

 

Musicians meet to share passion

For some a love of playing music never dies. Some of these music lovers can be found at the Golden Hour Senior Center on Monday afternoons during the jam session hour, which starts at 1 p.m. Over the...

 

Scholarships given to brothers

Finding out four years of college will be completely paid for is not only exciting, but a relief for one graduate. Green River High School graduate Gregory Marchal is one of two students receiving a...

 

Scholarships given to brothers

The chance at a full-ride scholarship was enough to entice one Green River graduate to think about a college he may not have otherwise considered. For Patrick Marchal, Green River High School...

 

An unfortunate sting

It was a beautiful day. At least for me anyways. It was in the 80s, a light breeze and barely a cloud in the sky. Since it was so warm, I decided it would be a perfect day for my boys and I to try...

 

Probation given in photo case

A man who asked his girlfriend to send him inappropriate photos had one felony charge dismissed and the other will be also be dismissed if he can complete probation. Jacob Ariel Allen, 19, of Green...

 

Parimutuel wagering moves forward

Green River is one step closer to having parimutuel wagering coming to the city. During the Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting Tuesday morning, the Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution...

 

Seniors' pets receive needed gifts

Seniors and homebound residents who needed additional help taking care of their pets' needs had their wishes granted last Wednesday afternoon. For the past month, the Golden Hour Senior Center has had...

 

The Mayor's challenge of picking a quilt

As he looks through the quilts, he’s just waiting to see the one that speaks to him the most. He’s not looking closely at the stitching, the pattern chosen, but the overall appearance of the...

 

Summer reading program starts

It’s time to sign up for the Sweetwater County Library System’s summer reading program. Officially, adults and children could stay sign up for the summer reading programs Tuesday, but they may...

 

School's out for summer

With all of the schools in the county finishing this week, the parks and playgrounds were filled with children. On Friday children could be seen playing on a variety of parks including the skate...

 

Tile game challenges GR seniors

During a friendly game of Mahjong, seniors found out that they didn't need to worry so much about other players as they did the game itself. On Friday, four seniors were trying their luck at Mahjong...

 

Puppies rescued from N.M.

In an effort to help save the lives of 20 New Mexico puppies and dogs, the Green River Animal Control officers are hosting an adoption event. For several weeks, the Green River shelter has had few ani...

 

Ready to take on the world

As he proudly walked across the stage ready to receive his diploma, I couldn’t help but wonder what life has in store for him. My youngest son John, 6, took part in his kindergarten gradation last...

 

Election sought for Ward 2 seat

Longtime Green River resident and concerned citizen Andrew Morrison has decided to run for the Ward II seat on the Green River City Council. “I always thought our city government could do more to...

 

County shines on solar farm

With a unanimous vote from the Sweetwater County Commissioners, the county will now be the first in the state to have a solar farm. The Commissioners recently approved a conditional use permit for Swe...

 

Garage sale to help fund trip

It’s an honor for those who qualified to attend the National Speech and Debate Association’s National Tournament, but now’s the time to find the funding to pay for it. Thirteen students from...

 

A memorable trip to Washington D.C.

Green River students competing in the national We the People competition took second in the Midwest Regional category and 30th in the nation. At the end of April, Green River High School students...

 

Chief deputy positions eliminated

A resolution abolishing certain county chief deputy positions was approved by the Sweetwater County Commissioners. At Tuesday’s meeting, the Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution that...

 

Man sentenced in sexual abuse case

Editor’s note: To protect the victims’ identities only a brief account of the affidavit information will be published. A man who pleaded guilty to having sexual relations with three girls under...

 

Am I tough enough?

My six-year-old son, John, started playing soccer for the first time and absolutely loves it. Which has left this mom wondering “Am I cut out to be a soccer mom?” So far, I have only missed one...

 

Project reveals students' past

A fifth-grade assignment led children to find out about their family's past and share what they learned with their classmates. Two fifth-grade teachers at Monroe Intermediate School, Genny Luckau and...

 

Mother's Day tea well attended

The senior center dining room was packed with mothers, grandmothers, fathers and grandfathers all celebrating Mother's Day with a special tea luncheon. On Friday, the Golden Hour Senior Center hosted...

 

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