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Articles from the January 6, 2016 edition

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Wrestlers prepare for Vernal tourney

The Green River High School Varsity and Junior Varsity wrestlers have been hard at work over the Christmas break preparing for the Tournament of Champions, Friday and Saturday in Vernal, Utah. "Many...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    January 6, 2016

GRHS swimmers will compete in Uinta Co.

Competing in last week's Laramie invite, the Green River High School Boys Swimming and Diving Team continue to impress their coach, Colleen Seiloff. Seiloff said the boys continue to cut time in their...

 

Pokes look to clip Falcons

The University of Wyoming men’s basketball team will seek its first win of the Mountain West season when the Cowboys (7-8, 0-2) host Air Force on Wednesday at 7 p.m. MT in the Arena-Auditorium. The Falcons (10-4, 1-0) have taken five of the last...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    January 6, 2016

Girls seek offensive improvement

After nearly two weeks worth of practices, the Green River High School Girls Basketball team will have a chance to apply what they’ve learned during the Christmas break. The Lady Wolves will travel...

 

Boys prep for Cheyenne tournament

The Green River High School’s varsity boys basketball team has the confidence to face the Cheyenne teams head on at the Taco John’s Invitational, Jan. 7-9. The team also has the humbleness to...

 

Seniors have New Year's Eve night out

New Year's Eve at the Golden Hour Senior Center was filled with all festivities. The tables were set, the decorations were hung, the music was live, the conversation was abundant, and dinner was...

 

Green River seniors can learn how to live with diabetes

Living with diabetes can be hard, and if left unmanaged, diabetes can lead to other health problems. Those who would like to learn about controlling their diabetes, staying healthy and enjoying a full life with loved ones will not want to miss...

 

A good idea becomes a reality

Suggestions made about an agricultural program to members of the Sweetwater County School District No. 2 administration helped create a new local organization. According to McKena Wallentine, Green Ri...

 

Louis Carrillo

Louis Carrillo, 84, of Reliance, passed away Jan. 3, 2016 at Deer Trail Assisted Living.  A life-long resident of Rock Springs and Reliance, Carrillo died following a lengthy illness. He was born on... Full story

 

Pamela Jarvie

Pamela Jarvie, life-long resident of Washam, passed away peacefully at her brother, Alonzo Jarvie’s home Dec. 24, 2015. She was born on April 12, 1921 at home on the family ranch near Linwood, Utah. She was the second of six children born to... Full story

 

Theodore Lee "Teddy" Jenkins, Jr.

Theodore Lee "Teddy" Jenkins, Jr.  passed away peacefully at his home Jan. 1, 2016 of an undetermined cause. He graduated from Evanston High School in 1990 and Western Wyoming Community College in... Full story

 

Harold Francis Reinard

Harold Francis Reinard, 96, of Green River passed away Jan. 5, 2016 following a brief illness.  He was born on Feb. 13, 1919 in Knoxdale, Penn., the son of Emanuel and Carrie Harriger Reinard.... Full story

 

New Year's Eve party rang in new year

Middle school age kids brought in the new year with a celebration at the annual Green River Recreation Center's Middle School New Year's Eve party. The party started at 9:30 p.m. and went on until...

 
 By Lillian Palmer    City    January 6, 2016

Fire dept. seeks safety grant

A grant application approved Tuesday night may help improve traffic safety during emergencies. The grant application approved is part of a regional grant application for the 2015 assistance to...

 
 By David Martin    County    January 6, 2016

County addresses state funding

As the Wyoming Legislature prepares to debate and pass a budget for the state, local governments are reminding legislators they need funding. For Sweetwater County, a proactive message through the...

 

40 GRHS students go to Rose Parade California

The Wyoming All-State Marching Band made its appearance in the 127th Pasadena Rose Parade. The New Year's Day parade had more than 40 floats and about 20 bands, including Wyoming's marching band....

 

Police Reports

Officers responded to a request for a civil standby at an undisclosed address. At the address, officers contacted an individual who requested medical service and Castle Rock Ambulance Service responded to the address. Officers received a call of a...

 

Our View: Hold off on a 7th penny tax

For a brief moment Tuesday, there was mention of an additional penny tax during the Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting. Legally, it’s possible. A county can levy up to 3 percent in local sales taxes. We’re already at 2 percent, with...

 

Waking the 'sleeping giant'

Dear Editor, A pass along bit of information you may not remember-or even know, at all. Take a look at these statistics. This is pretty incredible. Just the building part alone, let alone the simultaneous winning of two world-wars, the building and...

 

Questions about the mail break-in

Dear Editor, I am a little perplexed that our post office here in Green River does not see the need to provide video security for those of us who entrust them with some of our most sensitive and private papers. What would it cost to have video...

 

Notes from Town Square: Business resolutions

It’s a new year and that means it’s time to set the goals that will make 2016 a success. The Green River URA/Main Street Agency will be doing just that in a few short days during our Strategic Planning session. We will be setting our goals and...

 

Library can help with resolutions

It’s a new year! That means it’s time for a reboot. It’s time to look at what you can do to learn something new, experience something new, do something to make yourself happier, healthier. Thankfully, the Sweetwater County Library System has...

 

What a wonderful, winter staycation

For the first time in my adult life, as far as I can remember, I just had a week and a half staycation. What is a staycation? Well, according to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary a staycation is “a...

 

Kindness is a lifestyle, not a resolution

Green River is good at being kind. It is something that we all need in our lives. Many in the community do very well at giving and being generous during the holidays and all year round. With the new...

 

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