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Articles from the January 4, 2017 edition

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 By David Martin    City    January 4, 2017

To lease or not to lease?

To lease or not to lease was a question before the Green River City Council Tuesday night. The council debated if it should allow the Green River Police Department the ability to lease two patrol...

 
 By David Martin    County    January 4, 2017

County takes side in lands battle

Sweetwater County is siding with a growing group of concerned residents and organizations against the idea of a transfer of federal lands to the state government. A battle over public lands has...

 
 By David Martin    City    January 4, 2017

New restaurant brings old flavors

For Coree Bybee, opening a restaurant was something she has always wanted to do. The name was something that came easily to her. The viaduct, the long bridge spanning the railroad tracks, has been a...

 

Man accused of sexual assault claims he's innocent

A man accused of sexual intrusion and hitting the alleged victim in the face claims he is innocent. Austin W. Pacheco, 24, of Green River, recently appeared in the Third District Court of Judge...

 

Donald Keith Winter

Donald Keith Winter was born Nov. 1, 1965.   Keith lost his battle with cancer Dec. 30, 2016.  He peacefully passed away surrounded by his family. Keith was born in Salt Lake City to Donald Frank...

 

Richard L. Watson

Richard L. Watson, 92, of Green River, passed away Dec. 25, 2016 at the Mission at Castle Rock Rehabilitation Center. A longtime resident of Green River, Watson died following an illness of several...

 

Mary Joe Kaumo

Mary Joe Kaumo, 70, of Rock Springs, passed away Dec. 31, 2016, at the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County, following a brief illness.  She was born Sept. 14, 1946, in Pueblo, Colo., the daughter...

 

Dallas Davis

Dallas Davis, 23, of Green River, passed away Dec. 23, 2016, at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City after a sudden illness. She was born in Helena, Mont., Dec. 6, 1993, to Dave...

 

Our View: County is on the right side of debate

As a politician, it’s easy to find oneself on the wrong end of a newspaper editorial. However, this week, we’re applauding the stance the Sweetwater County Commissioners have taken in opposing the land grab a few state legislators want to push....

 

Set an obtainable, realistic goal

Well, It’s that time of the year again. Time to set that New Year’s resolution. It seems like every year around this time that’s all I hear people talking about. It also seems like the...

 

Month brings opportunity at the county library system

It’s January. Maybe you’ve made, or plan to make, some resolutions. Maybe you’re recovering from the holiday craziness and are taking the new year day by day. I’ve never been someone who makes new year’s resolutions, I usually fall into...

 

Changing Obamacare likely To mean higher costs, less coverage, or both

Lori Eng, a 62-year-old office manager who works in western Nebraska, sent an email not long ago telling me she was “terrified” she might lose her Obamacare health insurance. The many horror stories passed along in the media had frightened her,...

 

Notes from Town Square: New year's resolutions for small businesses

It’s a new year and that means it’s time to set some goals to help 2017 be a successful year! The Green River URA/Main Street Agency will be doing just that in the coming weeks with some training and a couple of strategic planning sessions. We...

 
 By Tom Gagnon    Opinion    January 4, 2017

Solar is the future Wyoming can't ignore

Riding with my friend John in his Nissan Leaf, an electric vehicle, the car made no sound at all. With the windows open you can hear the changing of gears on nearby bicycles, and you can hear the breeze in the branches over the boulevards. We were...

 
 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    January 4, 2017

Lifelong learning: The difference of influence and control

Have you ever pushed the elevator button to “remind” the elevator that you are there waiting for it to come pick you up and deliver you? Have you ever yelled at the traffic light, while in your car, so the light would change faster? Sometimes we...

 

Snow kicks off the new year

Children across Green River were enjoying the new snowfall during their recess. On Tuesday, Harrison Elementary School students were busy playing in the new snow during their recess. The children...

 

Parent recognized by school board

Some parents just stand out and seem to not only make an impression on their children, but on others around them. Green River parent Marsha Harris is one of those parents, although she may be too...

 

Community Calendar of the week of Jan. 4

Thursday, Jan. 5 Greenbelt Task Force meeting 6-7 p.m., city hall Friday, Jan. 6, Friday Night Skate Nights 7-8:45 p.m., Green River Recreation Center Saturday, Jan. 7 Float Time 1-2:30 p.m., Green River Recreation Center pool Space Mountain 1-2:30...

 

Births for the week of Jan. 4

Canyon Ray Brewer Michelle Kurtz and Robert Brewer of Green River recently announced the birth of their son Canyon Ray Brewer. He was born Dec. 12, 2016, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. Vanessa Rose Martin Stephanie and Robert Martin of...

 
 By David Martin    People    January 4, 2017

Seniors celebrate new year early

Friday night was a night of dinner and dancing for Green River's seniors. The night before New Years Eve, the Golden Hour Senior Center hosted an early party, allowing seniors a chance ring in the...

 

Taylor preps for Chili Bowl Nationals

Zac Taylor is excited for the 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire next week after recently visiting car owner Cory Kruseman’s shop in California. The midget racing extravaganza is set for Jan. 10-14 in Tulsa,...

 

Mustang basketball ends non-conference play

Mustang Men’s Basketball will wrap up a reasonably successful non-conference schedule this Friday night at 7 p.m. versus Impact Academy, in the team’s final game before the start of Region IX North conference play. The Mustangs head into this...

 

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