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 City    May 4, 2016

Police Reports

Joseph Seelen, 34, of Green River, was arrested on an Albany County warrant for failure to appear on an original charge of allegedly driving while under suspension. Animal control officers gave a resident a warning for dog at large at 1000 W....

 
 By Lillian Palmer    People    May 4, 2016

Students learn culture through song and dance

Vibrant colors swirling around and around was the sight seen when the Wind River Dancers performed at Lincoln Middle School Wednesday afternoon. The dancers are of the Arapaho Tribe and perform...

 

Student wins essay competition

A Green River High School student was named the state's investment essay winner. This is the second time in a row a GRHS student has earned this distinction. Gregory Marchal, GRHS sophomore, was...

 

Former GR resident named university dean

Monica Fabian Lounsbery, a professor and associate dean of Faculty Affairs in the School of Medicine at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, has been named as the new dean of the College of Health and...

 

Community Fines Art Center fundraising event tickets available

The Community Fine Arts Center is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Tickets are available for a dinner and auction fundraiser, which will take place May 14 at the Civic Center. Starting at 6 p.m., the evening will include appetizers and din...

 
 By Lillian Palmer    People    May 4, 2016

Volunteers served in appreciation at GHSC

Volunteers make a difference in any organization. The difference volunteers make at the Golden Hour Senior Center is a visible one. To show thanks and appreciation of the center's many senior...

 

Senior menus/activities

Golden Hour Senior Center Menu May 5-May 11 Thursday - Cinco de Mayo -- Taco Salad, refried beans with cheese, mango cinnamon crispies Friday - Mother’s Day tea party -- egg salad, cucumber and roast beef sandwiches, water chestnuts, pea salad, sco...

 
 By David Martin    People    May 4, 2016

Arts students impress at state

Artwork from Green River High School students impressed at the state art symposium, as well as the high school's art show. Shane Steiss, an art teacher at GRHS said the submissions for state art won...

 
 By David Martin    County    May 4, 2016

Mr. Smith seeks a seat in Washington

Amongst the large number of Republican candidates seeking Wyoming’s sole U.S. House of Representatives seat in Washington, D.C., Darin Smith thinks he’s the most qualified. Smith believes his life...

 

Victor Joseph Zumpfe

Victor Joseph Zumpfe, 72, of Rock Springs, passed away April 29, 2016 at his home following a lengthy illness. He was born on June 30, 1943 in Crete, Neb., the son of Joseph W. and Rose Skutchan...

 

William Arthur Thompson services rescheduled

William Arthur Thompson, 85, of Rock Springs, passed away April 21, 2016 at his home. Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, at Vase Funeral Chapel, 154 Elk Street, in Rock Springs. Military honors and...

 

Brittany Florence Bunn Evans

Brittany Florence Bunn Evans was born September 25, 1989, in Logan, Utah. She was the Daughter of Ken and Crystal West. Brittany passed away at her home on April 27, 2016, in Green River, Wyoming....

 

Our View: We should not fear Islam

We have to take a stand against statements designed to make us a fearful and paranoid electorate. Such are the statements made by Republican congressional hopeful Darin Smith, who claims 10 percent of all Muslims are “radicalized.” Smith works...

 

Letter carriers help collect food

0Dear Editor, Each year on the second Saturday in May, letter carriers across the county collect non-perishable food donations from our customers. These donations go directly to the local food pantries to provide assistance to people in need of...

 
 By Jennie Melvin    Opinion    May 4, 2016

Notes from Town Square: The county museum in GR

When is the last time you visited the great little museum we have right in the heart of our downtown? Well, if it’s been a while, I suggest that you check it out because they’ve recently expanded their gift shop and have some terrific new items...

 
 By Stacey Palmer    Opinion    May 4, 2016

Helping children deal with loss

One of the most difficult things we must do in life is saying goodbye to someone we love. As challenging as it is for adults to do, it’s an entirely different experience for a child. There is already so much about life that children do not yet...

 

Homemade ice cream is love

Nothing says love like homemade ice cream. Growing up, I can remember the big family get-togethers we had on our small, Minnesota dairy farm. They were always a blast, even though I often had to be...

 
 By Trudy Lieberman    Opinion    May 4, 2016

Life expectancy for rural women drops

Those of us who grew up in small rural communities in the 1950s and 60s, expected to have longer life spans than our parents. The trends were in our favor. White women born in 1900 could expect to live, on average, just shy of 49 years; white men 46....

 
 By Lillian Palmer    City    May 4, 2016

City works to manage freefall

“The sky is falling,” may not be the best thing to hear at a city budget workshop. Neither are the words “managing the free fall,” which is what a portion of the budget presentation was...

 
 By Lillian Palmer    City    May 4, 2016

City drafting natural disaster plan

If a natural disaster was to strike Sweetwater County today, there would be no plan to cover its impact on the community. Research and planning is currently underway to create a regional multi-hazard...

 
 By Stephanie Thompson    City    May 4, 2016

Man sentenced for making threats with firearm

A man who originally claimed he was unfit to enter a plea, changed his plea to no contest and was given prison time. Raymond Price, who originally plead not guilty by reason of mental deficiency in th...

 
 By Staff Report    City    May 4, 2016

Freeman seeks re-election to Wyo. House

A Green River legislator seeks another term in the Wyoming House. John Freeman, D-Green River, announced his intent to run for the House District 60 seat he's held since 2010 Wednesday morning. The di...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    May 4, 2016

GR wrestler signs with WWCC

The upcoming wrestling season keeps looking better for the Mustangs of Western Wyoming Community College. One week after signing a Colorado state champion, Samuel Freeman, out of Mesa Ridge High School, Mustang coach Art Castillo has landed a top...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    May 4, 2016

GR defeats tough Tigers squad

Facing their Sweetwater County rivals on their home turf, the Green River High School boys soccer team knew they had a hard match ahead of them. Leaving Tigers Stadium Friday with a 1-0 win was the...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    May 4, 2016

Locals place at CrossFit games

Area residents represented Sweetwater County well during the Festivus Games hosted by Flaming Gorge CrossFit. The games, hosted on April 16, featured a number of scored CrossFit workouts, including weightlifting routines, burpies and cardio...

 

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