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 By Stephanie Thompson    City    July 19, 2017 

Summer food program continues

Making sure children eat well during the summer months is something Sweetwater County School District No. 2 is committed to. Throughout the summer and until Aug. 18, kids in Green River can eat...

 
 By Stephanie Thompson    City    July 19, 2017 

GR Thrift Store doesn't want junk

For a thrift store just operating to raise money for mission projects, every penny counts. So when money needs to be spent on added expenses, such as paying for old couches and mattresses to be taken...

 

Seniors sing songs together

The sound of music and voices could be heard coming from the dining room. A quick glance in showed seniors at the Golden Hour Senior Center singing songs. Barbara Bates, GHSC activities and marketing...

 

Discover unique gardens, ponds

Residents needing ideas on what to do with their yards or those who simply want to enjoy some of the most beautiful gardens and ponds, won’t want to miss this year’s Green River Garden and Pond...

 

Surviving the long road trip

Yes, the Thompson family once again survived the long 18-hour drive to and from Minnesota. The trip itself was a blast, but the grueling hours spent in the car with a son who never stops talking is...

 

GR man appointed to hospital board

On Thursday the newest member of the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County Board of Trustees took his oath of office. Green River resident Marty Kelsey was sworn into office by hospital board...

 

Old church building given new life

Many passersby may have noticed the old Monroe Baptist Church is receiving a facelift, but that's not all that's happening. Inside, many renovations are also taking place. All of this is occurring to...

 

GR seniors learn computer basics

For the younger generations, using a computer is almost second nature, but for seniors, it can be scary. Seniors at the Golden Hour Senior Center who were interested in learning about their computers...

 

Change of plea hearing cancelled

A change of plea hearing for Jacob Anglesey, 35, was cancelled Friday morning after the Sweetwater County Attorney’s Office and Anglesey were unable to reach a plea agreement. People had filed into the main courtroom and waited for the hearing,...

 

King of the pool: swimmer seeks Olympics

An up and coming swimmer is already making a name for himself and he hasn’t even started high school yet. James King, who is going to be starting his freshman year at Green River High School this...

 

Children enjoy splash park fun: warm weather

With the warm, partly cloudy skies lately, the Green River Splash Park has been filled with children. Almost every day, the Splash Park is filled with children running through the various water...

 

Experience gained at nationals

Members of the Green River High School Speech and Debate team may not have advanced as far as they would have liked at nationals, buy they gained valuable experience. Twelve students attended the...

 

Seniors learn how to recognize scammers

After working for a long time to secure stable finances for retirement, the last thing one wants to do is lose all those savings to a scammer. During the month of June, the Golden Hour Senior Center...

 

Sending goats for money

In an effort to raise funds, many Green River residents were presented with a goat. During the United Way of Southwest Wyoming’s Goat-A-Gram fundraiser Monday, residents throughout Sweetwater County...

 

Drivers receive awards: bring home trophy

Bus drivers bring home first-place trophy after competing in a state competition. Five Sweetwater County School District No. 2 bus drivers recently competed in the Wyoming Pupil Transportation Associa...

 

Green River Farmer's Market to start next Wednesday

Starting next week, Green River residents will have the chance to pick up fresh produce and local baked goods at the Farmer’s Market. Jennie Melvin, Urban Renewal Agency/Main Street director, said...

 

When life gives you lemons

It seems like whenever you least expect it, life decides to hand you a bunch of lemons. For me, my turn to receive a handful of lemons was on Friday. The day started out with me waking up with a...

 

Father's Day barbecue hosted by center

Father’s Day is a way for children to let their fathers know how much they appreciate them. On Friday the Golden Hour Senior Center hosted a Father’s Day barbecue. Some of the fathers were chattin...

 

Kids want drivers buy some lemonade

One could see them before they could hear their shouts. They were standing on a corner near Jackson Elementary School waiting for cars to drive by. "Lemonade. Get your lemonade for .50 cents," Dominic...

 

Band director gets musical send off

The band, accompanied by a police escort, made its way down Monroe Avenue. On Friday, members of the Green River High School Band gathered to give their band director a final farewell. Shortly after...

 

Murder conviction will be appealed

A man who pleaded no contest to stabbing another man to death in Rock Springs will serve a long prison sentence unless he wins his appeal. Charles K. Carter, 28, of North Carolina, who was charged wit...

 

Exercise keeps a GR senior going

Throughout the years, Green River resident Mary Grubb has tried different exercises. From Cross Fit to karate, Grubb has participated in just about anything she thinks she might enjoy. “I’m an...

 

GR family gives back to school

Just because one completes a project one year doesn't mean it's done for good. This is something the Marsha Harris family knows all to well. For at least the past 10 years, the family has been maintai...

 

Man accused of using bar in attack

A man accused of hitting another man in the head with a metal bar claims he thought he was being kidnapped. Lucas Chidester, 22, of Green River, appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Nena...

 

Many quilts displayed

No two quilts were alike. More than 50 of them were hanging from the ceiling on display, yet they were all unique in their own way. On Friday and Saturday the Island Pavilion was transformed into a gr...

 

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