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Articles from the January 18, 2017 edition

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 By David Martin    City    January 18, 2017

City preps for budget hearings

City department heads and council representatives will start working on the new budget at the end of the month and already face a few challenges. The Green River City Council approved the placement...

 By Stephanie Thompson    City    January 18, 2017

Recreation center sees increase in numbers

With New Year’s Resolutions still fresh in people’s minds, the Green River Recreation Center has seen a usage increase. However, that’s not the only reason the recreation center has seen an incr...

 By Staff Report    City    January 18, 2017

City seeks grants for Greenbelt, tree inventory

The Greenbelt might see some renovations if the city receives a $50,000 grant. Tuesday night, the Green River City Council approved a request to apply for a Doppelt Trail Development Fund grant. According to information provided to the council, the...

 Obituaries    January 18, 2017

Dion Paul Martinez

Dion Paul Martinez, 47, of Green River, passed away peacefully at University of Utah Hospital after sudden illness Jan. 15, 2017. He was married to Jani Fuller Martinez for 20 years. He worked... Full story

 Obituaries    January 18, 2017

Marjory "Marge" M. Blanshan Sherwood Sonnenberg

Marjory "Marge" M. Blanshan Sherwood Sonnenberg, formerly of Green River, passed away Dec. 24, 2016, in Apache Junction, Ariz. She was born May 3, 1922, in Brit, Iowa. She was a graduate of Britt... Full story

 Obituaries    January 18, 2017

Franz T. Schillumeit

Franz T. Schillumeit, 83, of Green River, passed away at the Mount Olympus Rehabilitation Center in Millcreek, Utah, following a lengthy illness. He was a resident of Green River since 1981 and... Full story

 Obituaries    January 18, 2017

Arthur Paul Pivik

Arthur Paul Pivik, 79, of Rock Springs passed away Jan. 13, 2017, at the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County.  A lifelong resident of Rock Springs, Pivik died following a brief illness.  He was b... Full story

 Opinion    January 18, 2017

Our View: Taxes are necessary for Green River

Last week, we wrote about the importance of taxing online purchases in order to shore up waning sales tax revenue in Sweetwater County. Unknown to us at the time, the state was in discussions with and announced a deal to collect sales tax...

 Opinion    January 18, 2017

Letter:The plow drivers need to improve

Dear Editor, I had high hopes that the City of Green River would take notice of the improper blading techniques that blade you into your driveways, causing you to be unable to enter the street and results in your vehicle becoming high centered on...

 Opinion    January 18, 2017

Letter: Consider a convention of states

Dear Editor, The Wyoming Legislature will be considering HJ0001 and HJ0002 which address Wyoming submitting an application to Congress, along with other states, to call for a Convention of States. A convention is necessary because Washington, D.C. is...

 By Brad Raney    Opinion    January 18, 2017

Notes from Town Square: Winter is a busy time

During the summer, the parks staff has a very visible presence throughout our city. I am certain you have seen brightly colored T-shirts busily scurrying throughout the city, cutting the grass, trimming weeds, and getting sports fields ready for...

 By David Martin    Sports    January 18, 2017

Wrestlers take 2nd at Thoman tourney

The Green River High School wrestlers had a chance to compete at home for the first time this year and they did not disappoint. The Wolves hosted the annual Thoman wrestling tournament, featuring...

 By David Martin    Sports    January 18, 2017

Boys basketball breaks even

Competing for the first time in nearly a month, the Green River High School boys basketball team ended a trip to the eastern side of Wyoming with a 60-49 loss at the hands of Cheyenne South and a win...

 By Stephanie Thompson    Sports    January 18, 2017

Girls team has split weekend

The Green River High School Lady Wolves basketball team traveled again this weekend and returned home with one win and one loss. On Friday the Lady Wolves took on Cheyenne South and won 66-60. “I...

 By David Martin    Sports    January 18, 2017

Swim team qualifies 8 for state

The boys continue to post great times for Green River High School. The boys swimming and diving team competed in Cheyenne at Cheyenne East Saturday. The team finished sixth with 104 points, ending...

 By Pete Rust    Sports    January 18, 2017

Indoor track starts season in Utah

The Green River High School Boy’s and Girl’s Indoor Track season got underway this past Saturday as the team headed south to compete with 40 teams from Utah, Idaho and Wyoming at the Utah State High School Indoor Track Invitational. There were mo...

 By Stephanie Thompson    People    January 18, 2017

Children enjoy toddler time

The room was packed with children playing with toys, sliding down slides or jumping in the ball pit. This was just a typical scene at the Sweetwater County Child Developmental Center's toddler time....

 By Stephanie Thompson    People    January 18, 2017

Indoor snowball fight

Snowballs were coming from every direction at the Mission at Castle Rock Rehabilitation Center's snowball fight. Residents armed with soft, squishy, indoor snowballs, took aim at anyone passing by...

 By Stephanie Thompson    People    January 18, 2017

GRHS team finishes on top again

The Green River High School Speech and Debate Team once again brought home a first-place trophy after beating one of the most competitive teams. It was the first time this year the GRHS Speech and...

 By Stephanie Thompson    People    January 18, 2017

Center to host fundraising event at events complex

Amid a budget crunch, the Sweetwater County Child Developmental Center will host a fundraiser to help cover costs. Center director Lu Kasper said the second annual Career Day is the same as last year...

 People    January 18, 2017

GRHS honor roll

The Green River High School recently released its first-semester honor rolls. Principal’s Honor Roll To make the Principal’s Honor Roll students must have a 4.0 GPA on first semester grades with no “I” letter grade and a they must take a...

 People    January 18, 2017

Monroe Intermediate School honor rolls

Monroe Intermediate School recently released its second-quarter honor roll. Students making the fifth-grade honor roll are Ammon Adams, Adara Akin, Christopher Allee, Caleb Ames, Travis Archibald, Asher Austin, Terryn Avery, Grace Baas, Mya Bangert,...

 People    January 18, 2017

Lincoln Middle School honor rolls

Lincoln Middle School recently released its second-quarter honor roll. Students making the seventh-grade honor roll are Genesis Anderson, Alex Atkinson, Alexa Barajas, Addee Beardsley, Allison Brown, Matthew Chavez, Megan Counts, Allysa Cudney,...