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Human trafficking charges dismissed

A Rock Springs man accused of attempting to commit human trafficking had all charges against him dismissed. In the case against Guadalupe J. Chavez-Arellano, 54, the state sent motion to dismiss witho...

 

Move over law takes effect

Motorists will not only have to move over for emergency responder vehicles, but official vehicles. The new move over law, which went into effect July 1, requires motorists to move over for maintenance...

 

Company donates emergency bags

A local trona company's donation will help seniors in an emergency situation. Recently, Tata Chemicals Partners teamed up with Golden Hour Senior Center to provide 175 qualified seniors with supplies...

 

Kids explore the ocean on land

Children at the Sweetwater County Library Tuesday morning quickly realized they didn't have to travel far to learn about and explore the ocean. During this week's story time, children listened to...

 

National commander visits GR

Last Thursday, the American Legion Tom Whitmore Post 28 members received a visit from a special guest. American Legion National Commander Denise Rohan stopped by the Green River post as part of her...

 

Wyoming Writers recognize volunteer's commitment

An award-winning local author is now being recognized for her volunteer work with Wyoming Writers, Inc. Alethea Williams of Green River was presented with the Emmie Mygatt Award at the 44th Wyoming...

 

GR splash park remains busy

The Green River Splash Park was a busy place Monday morning. With temperatures already in the upper 70s, several families brought their children to the Splash Park to cool off. Some children were...

 

GR students return from nationals

For some it was the last high school tournament they would ever compete in. For others, it was a chance to experience speech and debate at nationals and learn from the experience. Thirteen students...

 

County to enter lawsuit

Sweetwater County will join other Wyoming and Utah counties in a class-action lawsuit against the Federal Government to recover money owned under the Payments in Lieu of Taxes Act. During the...

 

My first fireworks show

Every once in a while, a memory from my childhood comes back to me vividly. Sometimes it doesn’t even have anything to do with what I’m doing, but the memory floods in and I can’t help but...

 

Future of 6th-penny tax unclear

It’s still unclear whether or not a sixth-penny tax initiative will form in time for this year’s election, but some officials have already voiced opposition to it. During a recent Sweetwater...

 

GR cancer survivor attends event

When Jasmine Taylor was 29 years old she discovered a lump in her breast. She can recall the first time she felt it. Taylor was playing with her four-year-old son when she bumped her breast and felt...

 

Local representatives fare well at Girls State

Both Green River High School students attending the 76th session of American Legion Auxiliary Wyoming Girls State felt the experience reassured them of becoming active community members. Seniors Mary...

 

GRHS student to spend 1 month in Ecuador for mission

For the second year in a row, one Green River student is going to take a break from regular summer activities to help others in another country. For Jarin Mandros, a Green River High School senior,...

 

Many new crafts created every week

Each week, crafters arrive at Golden Hour Senior Center center ready to try their hands at a new project. Thursday morning, a handful of crafters were working on various projects. Craft instructor...

 

Telephone Canyon burns Thurs.

The cause of the Telephone Canyon Fire may never be known, but it's a wake up call to just how dangerously dry it is right now. Even with the recent rains, it's still dry out and Thursday's fire was...

 

New sign to welcome GR visitors

Out with the old and in with the new. This old adage holds true for many situations and so does it in this case. The city of Green River has torn down the old concrete “Welcome to Green River...

 

Much learned at dance camp

Even those looked up to by children need improvement and that's exactly what the Green River Wolf Pack Dance Team did. Last week, the dance team attended the EPIC Dance and Drill camp in Park City,...

 

Musician entertains GR seniors

Not only could this man play multiple instruments, he could tell a good story, which kept his audience laughing and wanting more. On Friday, the Golden Hour Senior Center had special visitor Bill...

 

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...

 

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