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Racer competes in Chili Bowl Nationals

Since he was 6 years old, Zac Taylor has been a dirt-track racer. The Green River resident, is the son of Terry and Candie Taylor. His grandparents are Gary and Bobbi Bailiff of Green River and Les...

 

Wolves swimmers shine

While the Green River High School Boys Swimming and Diving Team continues to improve its performance in the pool, the freshmen have shined during their recent competitions. Head coach Colleen Seiloff...

 

GRHS hosts Thoman wrestling tournament

The Green River High School wrestling team will host The Thoman Invitational this weekend, Jan. 15-16. The tournament will start Friday at 11 a.m., at the high school. There will be 14 teams...

 

Wolves will face Cheyenne South, Laramie again

After a tough, trying few games this past weekend on the east side of the state, the Green River High School varsity boys basketball team will turn around and take them on again, at home. The boys...

 

Pokes take on San Jose State

The University of Wyoming men’s basketball team continues its road-heavy recent schedule with a Wednesday game at San Jose State. The Cowboys (9-8, 2-2 MW) overcame a 17-point, first-half deficit to down UNLV, 59-57, last Saturday at home, while...

 

Mustangs host Casper College

Mustang Men’s Basketball will open home Region IX North play against Casper College tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Rushmore Gymnasium, in a contest that should determine sole ownership of first place, at least for now. The Mustangs come into this...

 

Zumba class helps seniors stay in shape

On Monday, the Golden Hour Senior Center was busy with ladies doing Zumba. Zumba Fitness is designed for participants to dance to great music, with their friends while they are burning a lot of...

 

A Roadster's rags to riches story

Greg Leischer doesn't recall a time when he wasn't tinkering with cars, collecting and selling them. His most recent finished product is his 1932 Ford Roadster, which was featured on the car-makeover...

 

Speech team takes 2nd

The Green River High School Speech and Debate Team came home with a second-place finish from this weekend’s competition. Out of a total of 14 schools, Cheyenne East came out on top with a total of...

 

Children's choir auditions tonight

Auditions for the Spring Semester of the Sweetwater Board of Cooperative Educational Services Children’s Honor Choir, will take place the Rock Springs Junior High School Choir room Jan. 6 and 13 from 6-7 p.m. Children of Sweetwater County, from gra...

 

Residents can learn how to make jewelry

Start the New Year off with some new jewelry making techniques and leave class with a beautiful piece of jewelry. January’s class will learn how to create a “Chain Maille Pendant” Friday. This project will introduce students to a new chain...

 

Potluck/game night

The Christian Adventurers will enjoy a potluck supper this Saturday beginning at 5:30 p.m. The dinner and game night will take place at 350 Stage Place in Green River.  Those who plan to come are encouraged to bring their favorite dish, some games...

 

Births

Tomyn Murion Steele William Steele and Tifani Bufford of Rock Springs recently announced the birth of their son Tomyn Murion Steele. He was born Dec. 13, 2015, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. Harper Marie Lopez Rito and Bailey Lopez of...

 

Robert Tatman

Robert Tatman, 85, of Rock Springs, passed away Jan. 3, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family and friends. A lifelong resident of Rock Springs, Tatman died following a three-year illness.   He...

 

Merrill Tingey Phelps

Merrill Tingey Phelps, 86 of Centerville, Utah died Jan. 5, 2016. He was born Aug. 19, 1929 to parents George Edward Phelps and Annie Mary Tingey Phelps. Merrill was a devoted husband, beloved...

 

Leslie F. "Les" Henderson

Leslie F. "Les" Henderson, 83, of Rock Springs, passed away Jan. 11, 2016. A resident of Rock Springs for the past 62 years and former resident of Star Valley, Henderson died following a brief...

 

Dennis William Doak

Dennis William Doak, 76, of Rock Springs passed away Jan. 10, 2016 at his home. A Rock Springs native, Doak passed away following a month-long illness.  He was born on Sept. 10, 1939 in Rock...

 

Edith "Darlene" DeVoy

Edith “Darlene” DeVoy, 84, of Green River, died Jan. 6, 2016 at the University of Utah Medical Center. She was born Dec. 21, 1931 in Evanston. Gardening was her favorite hobby. She loved animals, especially cats. Our beautiful mother would feed...

 

Weston James Bolton

Weston James Bolton, passed away Jan. 8, 2016. He was the infant son of James “JC”  and Chantell Bott Bolton. Survivors include his parents James “JC” and Chantell Bolton, paternal grandparents; Hulon and Lenna Moore and James Bolton,...

 

Barbara Ann Mottonen

Barbara Ann Mottonen, 62, of Rock Springs, passed away Jan. 3, 2016 at her home. A lifelong resident of Rock Springs, Mottonen died following a lengthy illness. She was born on De. 31, 1953 in Rock...

 

Toddler time prepares kids for preschool

During the Sweetwater County Library's Toddler Time Monday morning, children were learning the importance of singing and following directions. As the children and their parents arrive, they are...

 

County faces revenue challenge

Sweetwater County is in an economic downturn. That part is something almost everyone living in the county is aware of.  With the downturn, Sweetwater County’s revenue will decrease due to a drop...

 

Larceny is most reported crime in GR

Is Green River safe? According to a quarterly study, the crime that happens most often in Green River and across the state is theft; larceny specifically. According to the third quarter report of...

 
 By David Martin    City    January 13, 2016

School renovation finished

"For the record, I got a swat in that office, in that room and down there," longtime resident and Green River City Councilman Ted Barney said as he walked around Monroe Intermediate School. A lot has...

 

Head butt might lead to prison time

A Green River man accused of head butting his stepson could face prison time if he is found guilty of child abuse. Michael Wayne Wright, 47, appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Nena James at...

 

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