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 By David Martin    City    June 21, 2017

City seeks waste proposals

A budget for the upcoming fiscal year was approved Tuesday night and with it, a decision to seek a request for proposals from local solid waste companies to potentially privatize the city’s solid...

 
 By David Martin    City    June 21, 2017

GR man will serve time in prison

A Green River man who admitted to having sex with a 14-year-old girl will serve time in prison. Rhett T. Burge, 20, recently appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Nena James at a sentencing...

 
 By David Martin    County    June 21, 2017

Future WYDOT work planned

Green River residents will likely see more contractors for the Wyoming Department of Transportation doing work on roads near the city. While workers have been busy this week repairing portions of the...

 
 By David Martin    County    June 21, 2017

A mild fire season anticipated in county

With average precipitation and above average temperatures forecasted for the next few months, the upcoming fire season isn’t anticipated to be severe in Sweetwater County. Mike Bournazian, the...

 

Our View: Flaming Gorge Days will be great

We’ve heard a lot of talk in Green River about how Flaming Gorge Days will be different this year, with a few pessimistic voices claiming it won’t be good because the events have been relocated to Expedition Island. We think they’re dead...

 

When life gives you lemons

It seems like whenever you least expect it, life decides to hand you a bunch of lemons. For me, my turn to receive a handful of lemons was on Friday. The day started out with me waking up with a...

 

Patient-centered care shouldn't be just a marketing slogan

Recently I heard from a woman in rural Nebraska who told me about her 76-year old father, who in late April had a lemon-size cancerous mass removed from his brain. The man chose to have his chemotherapy and radiation treatments at a hospital close...

 

Jennifer Elizabeth Koslowski

Jennifer Elizabeth Koslowski, 37, passed away Feb. 9, 2017, at Saint Vincent Health Care in Billings, Mont.  She was born Dec. 27, 1979, in Rock Springs.  At the age of three, she moved with her...

 

Rex Barney

Rex Barney, 64, of Green River passed away Feb. 18, 2017. Son of the late Sheldon and Fern Barney, he was born and is survived by brothers John, Roy, Karl, and Ted Barney; sister-in-laws Donna,...

 

Janette Meese

Janette Meese, 57, passed away June 15, 2017, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper following a brief illness. She was a longtime resident of Green River and former resident of England.   Meese was...

 

Valgean Raddon

Valgean Raddon, 72, of Rock Springs, passed away June 16, 2017, at her home. A longtime resident of Rock Springs, Raddon died following a brief battle with cancer.  She was born Nov. 8, 1944, in...

 

Taylor earns first sprint car victory at I-76

Two weeks ago, Green River’s Zac Taylor recorded his first career midget win at I-76 Speedway. He followed that up with a sprint car victory at the same track Saturday. The triumph capped a solid weekend for the teen as he garnered a fourth-place...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    June 21, 2017

Knights take 2nd at home invite

The Green River Knights A Team had a strong weekend playing at their home tournament last weekend. However, facing a AA squad from Riverton resulted in a shutout 10-0 loss, ending dreams of winning...

 

Father's Day barbecue hosted by center

Father’s Day is a way for children to let their fathers know how much they appreciate them. On Friday the Golden Hour Senior Center hosted a Father’s Day barbecue. Some of the fathers were chattin...

 

Kids want drivers buy some lemonade

One could see them before they could hear their shouts. They were standing on a corner near Jackson Elementary School waiting for cars to drive by. "Lemonade. Get your lemonade for .50 cents," Dominic...

 

Band director gets musical send off

The band, accompanied by a police escort, made its way down Monroe Avenue. On Friday, members of the Green River High School Band gathered to give their band director a final farewell. Shortly after...

 

New priest ordained

For more than 10 years, St. John's Episcopal Church in Green River has been without a resident priest. Like many Protestant churches, dwindling membership meant that it became impossible to support a...

 

Four GR boys attend Boys State

Wonderful Wyoming Boys' State, which is hosted each year in June, is a chance for high school juniors from across the state to participate in a week's worth of activities to gain knowledge of their...

 

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