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Articles from the January 20, 2016 edition

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 By David Martin    County    January 20, 2016

Sublette sheriff faces felonies

The Sublette County Sheriff was booked and released from the Sweetwater County Detention Center Tuesday afternoon. The sheriff, Stephen Haskell, faces five charges, three of which are felonies. The three felonies are fraud charges accusing Haskell...

 By David Martin    County    January 20, 2016

County sides with drug court

County officials and residents have come out to defend the Sweetwater County Drug Court from proposed budget cuts. The state is considering a cut which could remove approximately $100,000 in funding...

 By Stephanie Thompson    City    January 20, 2016

Abuser sentenced to prison

A Green River man will serve prison time for abusing an infant while the child was under his and his wife’s foster care. Shane D. Nickell, 31, appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Richard...

 By David Martin    City    January 20, 2016

Animal control to offer pet chips

The next time Fluffy or Spot get loose, their owner might have an easier time finding them if they get their pet chip through the city’s animal control department. Making a presentation to the...

 By Lillian Palmer    Business    January 20, 2016

Hitching Post Restaurant opens saloon

A step through the saloon door exposes seven months of hard, labor intensive work taken on by The Hitching Post restaurant and saloon owner, Jeff Stout and two of his friends. "It was a very bold and...

 By Lillian Palmer    Sports    January 20, 2016

Basketball beats Laramie at home

The Green River High School varsity boys basketball team played against Laramie and Cheyenne South this weekend for the second week in a row. Two weeks ago, they played and lost. This week, they lost...

 By David Martin    Sports    January 20, 2016

GRHS takes long-jump event at BYU invite

It was a surprising start to the indoor track season for Green River. Their first meet, at BYU, resulted in a first-place win in the long jump and solid times for the runners. Head coach Steve Boyd...

 By Staff Report    Sports    January 20, 2016

Knights prepare for 2016 season

While snow is on the ground in Green River, that doesn’t stop a few people from dreaming about summer, and American Legion baseball. Registration for is scheduled to take place between Jan. 27 and Feb. 2 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the American Legion...

 By David Martin    Sports    January 20, 2016

Wolves take Thoman tourney

The Wolves dominated the Thoman Soda Ash Memorial Tournament hosted in Green River over the weekend. The team was undefeated in their duals and had six wrestlers represent Green River in the Best of t...

 Opinion    January 20, 2016

Our View: Leave AML funds alone

With the upcoming legislative session, members of the house and senate will more than likely decide to use $242 million in Abandon Mine Lands funding the state is eligible for to supplement the state’s budget. As the state looks at more than $200...

 Opinion    January 20, 2016

Letter: Why Obama does what he does

Dear Editor, Did you ever wonder why Obama does the things he does -- with mysterious and consistent benefit to the Islamic radical side of issues? Who else could possibly benefit from such actions!? Just consider these few facts, and it all becomes...

 By Misty Springer    Opinion    January 20, 2016

Notes from Town Square: Resolutions worth keeping

Every year 45 percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions and not even half of us mange to stick to them for longer than six months, according to the Journal of Clinical psychology. Apparently, according to their data, people in their...

 By Lindsey Travis    Opinion    January 20, 2016

You can advocate for reading

The deaths of David Bowie and Alan Rickman rocked the world last week. Both of these celebrities were influential to pop culture – Bowie to the world of music, and Rickman for his portrayal of many on-screen characters. We will always remember...

 Obituaries    January 20, 2016

John G. Legerski

John G. Legerski, 59, of Green River, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family, Jan. 17, 2016. A longtime resident of Green River and Rock Springs, Legerski died following a brief... Full story

 Obituaries    January 20, 2016

Barbara Louise Bahem

Barbara Louise Bahem, 72, of Rock Springs passed away Jan. 17, 2016 ,at Landmark Hospital in Murray, Utah, following a lengthy illness. She was born on Oct. 4, 1943 in Kemmerer, the second child of th... Full story

 Obituaries    January 20, 2016

Mary Patricia "Patti" Nielsen

Mary Patricia "Patti" Nielsen, 54, of Green River, died Jan.13, 2016 at her home suddenly. She was born Sept. 20, 1961 in Sacramento, Calif., the daughter of Matthew Kuchinka and Goldean Addis... Full story

 Obituaries    January 20, 2016

Jo Ann Tate

Jo Ann Tate, 74, passed away Jan. 16, 2016, at the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County following a brief illness.  She was a lifelong resident of Rock Springs. Tate was born on November of 1941 in... Full story

 Obituaries    January 20, 2016

Les Taylor

Les Taylor, 75, of Vidor, Texas, died Jan. 13, 2016, at Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital in Shenandoah, Texas. He was born on March 15, 1940, in Preston, Idaho, to Goldie D. Lawson Taylor and Melvi... Full story

 Obituaries    January 20, 2016

Eric Tune

Eric Tune died unexpectedly Jan. 10, 2016 in Tucson, Ariz., at the age of 51. Tune is survived by Wife Michelle Tune of Tucson, Ariz.; son Braden Tune and wife Mary, grandson Connor Tune of West Point, N.Y., daughter Ashley Tune, his parents, Marion... Full story

 By Stephanie Thompson    People    January 20, 2016

More than 2,000 books were read to 3 preschool classes

Students in the Seussville class at the Sweetwater County Child Developmental Center enjoyed a pizza party as a reward for meeting their reading goals. Seussville's classroom teacher Jennifer Rundell...

 By Stephanie Thompson    People    January 20, 2016

Many GR seniors attend card game

There may have been 17 people in the room, but is was sure quiet as they were all concentrating on the game of pinochle. The Golden Hour Senior Center game room was about half full on Monday...

 By Stephanie Thompson    People    January 20, 2016

GRHS speech, debate team takes 2nd again

It was only six points that separated first from second, but the Green River High School Speech and Debate team will learn from it and focus on this weekend’s competition. For the second week in a...

 By Stephanie Thompson    People    January 20, 2016

Woman retires after 39 years

What started out as a two-person company, grew into a 66-person, multi-location business. After 39 years at Trona Valley Federal Credit Union, CEO Marsha Tynsky has decided to retire. "You don't get...