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 By David Martin    City    January 31, 2018

District gets A in graduation

Sweetwater County School District No. 2 has one of the highest graduation rates in the state, according to a recent report from the Wyoming Department of Education. The district had a 92 percent gradu...

 

Man charged in shooting death

A Rock Springs man made an initial appearance at Circuit Court in Rock Springs Tuesday, facing an involuntary manslaughter charge after allegedly killing a woman in a situation witnesses believe was accidental. Stephen Jeffrey Taranovich, 41, could f...

 

Trees letter will be sent to D.C.

The Sweetwater County Commissioners will send a letter to U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke in Washington D.C., opposing the Little Mountain juniper tree removal. During the Commissioners Dec. 16...

 
 By Staff Report    City    January 31, 2018

Man faces 16 counts of voyeurism

A man arrested in Green River Friday had his bond set at $25,000 cash or surety after being charged with 16 counts of felony voyeurism. Ryan Flaten, 28, is in the Sweetater County Detention Center following his arrest. While voyeurism is often a...

 

Patricia Sadler

Patricia Sadler, 88, passed away Jan. 29, 2018, at Deer Trail Memory Care in Rock Springs. She was a lifelong resident of Green River. Sadler died following a lengthy illness. She attended schools in...

 

John A. Lansberry Jr.

John A. Lansberry Jr., 79, passed away Jan. 21, 2018.  John was born Feb. 13, 1938, in Curwensville, Penn., the son of John Albert, Sr. and Anna Lydia (Kanouff) Lansberry. He attended school in...

 

John Lee Morrison

John Lee Morrison, 67, passed away Jan. 23, 2018, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. He was a longtime resident of Rock Springs and former resident of Evanston.  Morrison died following a...

 

Green River High School honor rolls

Green River High School recently released it first-semester honor rolls. To make the Principal Honor Roll students must have a 4.0 GPA with no “I” or “F” letter grades with a minimum of five classes with A-D grade. Students making this list...

 

Our View: A penny pressed is not a penny earned

With wasteful government spending, one generally thinks about plush, high-dollar office furniture and $700 light fixtures decorating government offices. Examples of wasteful spending can encompass much more however and a recent purchase approved by...

 

Memories of Pop

For a few weeks, I couldn’t escape a small mountain of Diet Mt. Dew. It’s a taste I can’t stand, representing everything bad about diet soda pop. That weird, unnatural sweetness the moment it...

 

Legislature should cut costs

Despite improved revenue forecasts, let’s not fool ourselves into thinking that Wyoming has once again dodged the golden bullet.  Wyoming faces a very, very steep climb to get out of this difficult budget deficit particularly with correctly...

 

Just another senior game of pool

It was a pretty quiet room. Usually one can hear the sound of laughter coming for the Golden Hour Senior Center's pool room, but on Tuesday morning it wasn't that loud. Even though there were several...

 

More than a rivalry: students donate

During the 10th annual High School Blood Drive Challenge, some Green River High School students shared the true reasons why they feel it's important to donate blood. While most Green River students...

 

Blood drive beats previous record

The final count is in. With the help of both the Green River and Rock Springs communities, 701 pints of blood was collected with can now be used to save 2,103 adult lives. Green River edged out on...

 

Speech team claims 2nd in Cheyenne tourney

After competing in one of the most competitive tournaments of the year, the Green River High School speech and debate team came home with second. This past weekend, the team traveled to Cheyenne to...

 

Kindergarten registration is now open

Families who have an incoming kindergarten student for the 2018/2019 school year, who turn 5 on or before Sept. 15, 2018, are encourage to register now. Sweetwater County School District No. 2 is asking parents to enroll their students at their...

 

Births

Arabella Lynn Schear Kayla Froats and Zaden Schear of Green River recently announced the birth of their daughter Arabella Lynn Schear. She was born Jan. 9, 2018, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. Margo Violet Greene Corby and Kimberly...

 

Wolves taste defeat in Rock Springs

The Wolves slide to 1-2 in conference basketball play after a 81-65 defeat from the Rock Springs Tigers Thursday night. The Wolves entered the contest after a mixed weekend, taking a 57-41 loss from...

 

Lady Wolves chalk up another loss in RS

It was a rough Thursday night for the Green River Lady Wolves basketball team when they took on the Rock Springs Lady Tigers. The Lady Wolves started off slow in the first quarter, falling behind...

 

Varsity grapplers take 9th at Ron Thon tourney

The Green River High School grapplers traveled to Riverton to compete in the annual Ron Thon Memorial Tournament. The Wolves took ninth in the varsity tournament and 16th in JV competition, and...

 

Swimmers take 4th in Gillette

This past weekend’s swim meet was a chance for the Wolves swimming team to see how they would stack up to other teams across the state. On Friday and Saturday, the team traveled to Gillette to...

 
 By Pete Rust    Sports    January 31, 2018

Times cut at Utah meet

The Green River High School Girls and Boys Indoor Track team again headed south this past week to compete in Kerns, Utah, and Utah Valley State University for the two day Utah High School Track Coaches Association Indoor Invitational. The Wolves...

 

Mamalis signs with Sheridan

A Lady Wolf will receive a promotion when she takes to the soccer field as a Sheridan College General after graduation. Chezney Mamalis signed with Sheridan College Jan. 17 during a short signing...

 

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