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Articles from the January 14, 2015 edition

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 By David Martin    City    January 14, 2015

New GR parks director hired

The city’s new parks and recreation director started Monday, taking the position that had been vacant since Allan Wilson retired and was subsequently voted on to the Green River City Council last year. The new director, Brad Raney, comes to Green...

 
 By David Martin    City    January 14, 2015

School buildings delayed

Completion dates for construction occurring at the new Expedition Academy and the renovation at Monroe Intermediate School have been delayed, according to Superintendent Donna Little-Kaumo. While discussing the district’s construction projects...

 

Wyo. legislature opens session

Lawmakers ascended yesterday to the state capital in Cheyenne for the 63rd Wyoming Legislature. Going into the session 2015 General Session convened Tuesday at noon, Rep. Stan Blake (D-Green River) said one of the most important issues will be to...

 
 By David Martin    City    January 14, 2015

Woman arrested for alleged auto theft, DUI

A Utah woman remains behind bars after being arrested for a number of charges, including the alleged theft of a vehicle in Green River. Rose Mary McKell, 28, of Magna, Utah, was arrested Jan. 5 for felony theft, along with misdemeanor-level charges...

 

Man pleas innocent in gate attack

A man accused of injuring his fiancee with a baby gate, pleaded not guilty to a felony charge. Brian A. Setzer appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Richard Lavery at an arraignment to aggravated assault and battery. If found guilty, he...

 

Our View: New events should be considered

While deep snow and frigid weather hasn’t been a huge problem for the residents of Green River, the winter season still gives some sun worshipers a case of cabin fever. While thinking about the fun in the sun awaiting us in the new year, we...

 

Letter:Medicaid should be expanded

Dear Editor, The people of Wyoming need to urge that our legislature expand Medicaid. Obamacare was intended to extend health insurance to most of the 50 million US citizens who did not have affordable healthcare. The expansion of Medicaid Is part...

 

College shouldn't be free

I’m not a morning person. I arrive to work around 8 a.m. and before I get going with work and making phone calls, I always like to spend a few minutes looking at other newspapers and catching up on...

 

Why not learn something new

This year I’m taking the plunge and going back to school to get my master’s degree. I graduated from college back in the late 90s, so it’s been a while since I actually had to study, write research papers or take tests. It will take me a few ye...

 

The Tooth Fairy's first visit

Just like that it was gone; and an old tradition continues. About a month ago, I took my 5-year-old son Matthew to the dentist for his six-month checkup. During that appointment, the dental hygienist...

 

Jigging techniques for ice fishing

I like catching and releasing a lot of fish and the trout I catch average 15-22 inches. I like to stay in between 10 and 20 feet of water with a few drop offs in between. Structure is a big part of it. If I find this depth of water with drop offs on...

 

Roosa remembers 33 years with city

One of Green River's first parks and recreation employees bids adieu to the city, retiring after 33 years of service to the city. Brenda Roosa, a longtime supervisor at the Green River Recreation...

 

Green River speech continues winning ways

The Green River High School speech team is continuing to show they are the best team in the state. Competing at a tournament at Cheyenne Central High School, Green River once again finished in first place with a total of 99 points. They easily...

 

Wolves prep for CSHS

The Green River High School boy’s basketball team will be gunning for their first win of the year Friday night with a return trip to play Cheyenne South High School. The two 4A squads also played last Friday night in Cheyenne, with the Bison...

 

Thoman tourney starts Friday

This weekend, local fans will get a chance to see some amazing wrestling when 14 teams from four states join host Green River High School at the annual Bill Thoman Memorial Wrestling Tournament. The...

 

Green River finishes fifth at Utah meet

The Green River High School varsity wrestling team finished fifth last week at the Tournament of Champions in Vernal, Utah. The tournament featured 28 teams from Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah. “As a team, we didn’t wrestle very well this weekend,...

 

Lady Wolves get second chance with South Bison

The Green River High School girl’s basketball team showed some positive signs last week at a three-day tournament in Cheyenne. While the Lady Wolves were unable to pick up a victory, head coach Rick Carroll said the team played hard in all three ga...

 

Schedule busy for GRHS swimming

The Green River High School boy’s swim team placed third at last week’s Rock Springs Quad competition. The top individual finishers for the Wolves were Brendan Hobbs, who placed third in the 100-yard butterfly and Ethan Moffatt, who also placed...

 

Master builders join forces at library

Master builders from throughout Green River spent a few hours at the Sweetwater County Library constructing things from the wildest parts of their imaginations. The library hosted a Lego building...

 

Lego time

Rachelle Morris holds her friend's son Ryder Hintz as the two work on a tractor made out of Lego bricks Saturday afternoon. The Sweetwater County Library hosted a Lego building day as part of its...

 

William "Bill" Thomas Facinelli

William "Bill" Thomas Facinelli, 61, of Rock Springs passed away at home Jan. 8, 2015.   A lifelong resident of Rock Springs, he passed away following a lengthy illness. He was born on Sept. 29,... Full story

 

Peter Martin Hart

Peter Martin Hart, 54, of Green River died Jan. 6, 2015 at his home after a battle with ALS. He was born June 24, 1960 in American Fork, Utah, the son of Samuel Nils Hart and Iris Marie Walker Hart.... Full story

 

Darhl LaRue Varley Kizzire

Darhl LaRue Varley Kizzire, 84, of Green River passed away Jan. 9, 2015 at Deer Trail Assisted Living in Rock Springs. A longtime resident of Green River and former resident of Bitter Creek, Kizzire... Full story

 

Mary Ellen Morris

Mary Ellen Morris, 88, of Rock Springs passed away Jan. 7, 2015  at her daughter's home in Rock Springs. A lifetime resident of Rock Springs, Morris passed away following a brief illness. She was... Full story

 

Milan "Beeky" Pryich

Milan "Beeky" Pryich, 89, died Jan. 9, 2015 at his home in Rock Springs after a lengthy illness. He was a lifelong Rock Springs resident.  He was born on Dec. 9, 1925 in Rock Springs to Ilija and... Full story

 

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