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Articles from the January 21, 2015 edition

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Resident dies near Lost Dog

Editor's note: This story was updated to include information about the cancelation of the Burbot Bash, which was not made available until after the physical edition was published. This story was...

 

Oil fuels budget concerns

The price of oil has a number of officials looking into a future of uncertainty in the Cowboy State. Oil, priced higher than $80 a barrel prior to November, has dropped steeply to price of $47.23 per barrel as of Wednesday morning. The significant dr...

 
 By David Martin    City    January 21, 2015

City seeks funds for water project

The City of Green River approved a grant request to the Wyoming State Lands and Investments board which would help pay for water system improvements ahead of a road reconstruction project scheduled to take place in 2016. A Wyoming Department of...

 
 By David Martin    City    January 21, 2015

Clock Tower work winds down

Residents driving along Flaming Gorge Way last week may have noticed workers placing the faces onto the new clock tower. According to Jennie Melvin, director of the city’s Urban Renewal Agency and Main Street organization, installing the clock...

 

Green River breaks the ice

On Monday Green River Parks and Recreation employees were busy removing ice off of the boardwalk next to the Green River. Parks facility project manager Erek Roosa said ice along on the Green River ju...

 

Samuel Rolf Krmpotich

Samuel Rolf Krmpotich, 37, of Green River passed away Jan. 17.  A lifetime resident of Green River Krmpotich passed away suddenly. He was born on Oct. 13, 1977 in Rock Springs, the son of Robert... Full story

 

John Edward Gallagher

John Edward Gallagher, 80, of Rock Springs passed away Jan. 16, 2015 at Deer Trail Assisted Living in Rock Springs. A longtime resident of Rock Springs, Gallagher passed away following a brief... Full story

 

Joseph R. Martinez

Joseph R. Martinez, 72, of San Antonio, Texas, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, after a brief illness. He was born July 14, 1942, in Chamisal, New Mexico, the son of Tomas and Claudina Martinez. He was... Full story

 

Our View: Complex now more important

The need for Sweetwater County to be chosen as the site for a large-scale industrial complex was highlighted last week with Schlumberger’s announcement that it would cut 9,000 employees from its worldwide workforce as a response to falling oil...

 

Letter: Reader disagrees with column

Dear Editor, Mr. Jack Smith wrote an article in the last issue of the Star which stated that college shouldn’t be free. He was responding to President Obama’s idea that two years of community college should be free for interested students. Mr....

 

Find a new hobby at the local library

January is usually a time of new beginnings. It’s a new year with new possibilities and new aspirations. We’re all trying to stick to our New Year’s resolutions to lose a few pounds, save some extra money, or get that promotion at work. While...

 

Diaper cakes are a lie

At times, there are things that exist that don’t make a lot of sense and for me, diaper cakes perfectly fit that description. For the uninitiated, a diaper cake is an arrangement of diapers given...

 

Movie reflects real life

When I’m excited for something it seems like time stands still. No matter what I do, every hour seems to never end and the days seem to pass by like a months and the months pass by like years. There...

 

Ammo makes a comeback at local stores

I noticed it earlier this month. At our local Walmart, even with their “we have no .22 ammo for sale” sign up, they had 50-round boxes in their sales case. And on my shopping spree to Utah for some new ice fishing gear and tackle, I saw .22 ammo...

 

Seniors enjoy Wii Bowling league

It was a morning of strikes, splits and gutter balls, but this game of bowling was not taking place at a bowling alley. Thanks to modern technology and Nintendo's Wii game console, this game of...

 

County funding sought for sculpture

The Sweetwater County Commissioners listened to a request for funding from the Green River Arts Council to help erect a bronze statue in the city’s Mining Memorial Park Tuesday. Despite commitments...

 
 By David Martin    City    January 21, 2015

City approves remediation agreement with state

Last night, the Green River City Council voted to enter into a remediation agreement with the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality for upcoming work at the Union Pacific Depot building. The agreement is part of the groundwork needed to start w...

 

Another 1st-place finish for team

The Green River Speech and Debate team will have another first-place trophy to add to this year’s collection. This past weekend, the team traveled to Casper to compete in the Kelly Walsh tournament. The team rose to the occasion and claimed...

 

Two GRHS students receive nominations

Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso announced that he has nominated Green River High School graduate Joshua Shafe and student Reece Clingenpeel for appointments at U.S. service academies. Shafe is nominated for the U.S. Military and Naval Academies,...

 

Wolves dominate Thoman tourney

It was a great weekend for the Green River High School wrestling team. Competing at home, the Wolves went undefeated and placed first at the annual Bill Thoman Memorial Wrestling Tournament. Green...

 

Green River opens 4A West tomorrow

Over their past six games, the Green River High School boy’s basketball team has traveled more than 1,400 round-trip miles. Tomorrow night the Wolves will have a much easier trip with a 86 mile trip to Evanston to take on the 7-4 Red Devils. It...

 

Lady Wolves ready for conference, offense shows growth last week

It’s a whole new season for the Green River High School girl’s basketball team. The Lady Wolves will open the 2014 4A West conference season with two games this week. Green River will travel to Evanston Thursday, and will host Riverton Saturday...

 

Cheeks in the seats: It's time to support Pokes

Four-years-ago, University of Wyoming head basketball coach Larry Shyatt inherited a mess. Shyatt took the reigns of the program from former coach Heath Schroyer. Things were awful in Laramie, and it...

 

Indoor track starts season Friday

The Green River High School indoor track team will kickoff their season Friday at Weber State University. Wolves head coach Steve Boyd said practice has been going good and it will be nice to get in the first meet of the season. He said there are...

 

Swimmers strong against Central

The Green River High School boy’s swim team put up a strong performance last Friday on the road at Cheyenne Central. While the Wolves lost a close battle to the Indians 92-86, Green River came away with six first-place finishes. It was a strong day...

 

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