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Articles from the February 1, 2017 edition

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 Opinion    February 1, 2017

Our View: Time to privatize

As the city looks to increase the rates paid by residents for utility services, it might be time to seriously consider privatizing trash collection. According to proposed rates sent to residents in their water bills, the monthly solid waste charge...

 
 By Tom Gagnon    Opinion    February 1, 2017

The next economic boom will be Wyoming's last

Booming times for Wyoming’s oil, gas, and coal industries might come again, but the next boom may be the last one, or, at any rate, the booms will become less and less significant. Perhaps something like open warfare breaking out between Saudi...

 
 By Jennie Melvin    Opinion    February 1, 2017

Notes from Town Square: Rose Floral of Green River

Have you been in to Rose Floral lately? If not, you might be surprised by some of the changes that have taken place. Stacy Bruder and Mike Reed purchased Rose Floral in November of 2016. Since then, they’ve made a number of great modifications to t...

 
 By Amanda Benson    Opinion    February 1, 2017

Museum showcases Smithsonian booklet for artifact of the month

February is typically known as a month of romance due in part to Valentine’s Day on Feb. 14. For this month’s Artifact of the Month, the Sweetwater County Museum is also getting into the romantic mood, but in a different sense. The featured...

 
 By Ed Murray    Opinion    February 1, 2017

Tripling fees is not business friendly

Late last Friday afternoon, Jan. 27, Rep. Jerry Obermueller, R-Casper, submitted House Bill 267 to the legislature seeking to increase the minimum annual reporting fees for businesses by 200 percent - from $50 to $150 - effectively tripling fees for...

 
 By Stephanie Thompson    Sports    February 1, 2017

Lady Wolves defeat longtime rivals

The Green River Lady Wolves girls basketball team took on their biggest rival and won by 15 points. Last Thursday, the Lady Wolves played the Rock Springs Lady Tigers in Green River, and came out on...

 
 By Pete Rust    Sports    February 1, 2017

Wolves perform well at Kearns, Utah meet

The Green River Wolves traveled south to Utah for the third weekend in a row to participate in the UHSTCA High School Track Meet in Kearns, Utah. More than 50 teams from Utah, Idaho and Wyoming including Rock Springs, Evanston, Big Piney, Riverton,... Full story

 
 By David Martin    City    February 1, 2017

City releases rate projections

Residents will receive a yellow paper with their water bill detailing projected rates over a five-year period the city may charge for utilities. The estimates stem from a utility rate review commissio...

 
 By Stephanie Thompson    City    February 1, 2017

GRPD officer's trial date rescheduled

A Green River Police officer, who is accused of murdering a two-year-old boy, has had his jury trial rescheduled. Jacob Anglesey, 35, was placed on administrative leave, after he was indicted for a fi...

 
 By David Martin    City    February 1, 2017

2016 permits increase valuation

Building permits in Green River during 2016 resulted in an increased annual construction valuation for the city. According to a report from the city’s Community Development Department, the construct...

 
 By Staff Report    City    February 1, 2017

Feeding deer can result in fines

During the past week, the Green River Police Department has dealt with a few calls regarding residents feeding deer, an activity against city ordnance. Feeding deer was a controversial topic in the past. The city council banned the feeding of deer...

 
 Obituaries    February 1, 2017

Angela Mary Majhanovich

Angela Mary Majhanovich, 93, of Rock Springs, passed away peacefully at her home Jan. 25, 2017. A lifelong resident of Rock Springs, Majhanovich died following an illness of five months.  She was... Full story

 
 Obituaries    February 1, 2017

Alonzo Raymond "Lunk" Jarvie

Alonzo Raymond "Lunk" Jarvie, 85, of McKinnon, passed away Jan. 22, 2017, at the Ashley Regional Medical Center in Vernal. A longtime resident of McKinnon and former resident of Washam, Alonzo died...

 
 Obituaries    February 1, 2017

Timothy John "TJ" Jackelen

Timothy John "TJ" Jackelen, 60, of Green River, passed away Jan. 28, 2017, at his home. A longtime resident of Green River and Rock Springs and former resident of Wisconsin, Jackelen died following... Full story

 
 Obituaries    February 1, 2017

Marie Humble

Marie Humble, 84, of Rock Springs, passed away Jan. 24, 2017, at Deertrail Assisted Living. She was a longtime resident of Rock Springs and Reliance. Humble was born Dec, 12, 1932, in Hemmingford,...

 
 Obituaries    February 1, 2017

John Hoffman

John Hoffman, 74, of Rock Springs, passed away Jan. 27, 2017 at his home.  A longtime resident of Reliance and former resident of Illinois, Hoffman died following a sudden illness. He was born Aug.... Full story

 
 Obituaries    February 1, 2017

Lawrence Howard Erdmann

Lawrence Howard Erdmann, Sr., 69, of North Las Vegas, passed away Jan. 14, 2017, at the Veteran's Hospital in North Las Vegas. A resident of Las Vegas for the past four and one half years and former... Full story

 
 Obituaries    February 1, 2017

Henry "Ernie" Clark

Henry "Ernie" Clark, 59, of Green River, passed away suddenly Jan. 26, 2017, at his home. He was born Aug. 3, 1957, to Jewel and Minnie Clark of Nulca, Colo., on Nov. 25, 1977, he married Glenda... Full story

 
 By Stephanie Thompson    People    February 1, 2017

GRHS students bleed green for good cause

Last Thursday, many Green River High School students were waiting to donate blood. The friendly competition between Green River and Rock Springs high schools is a way for students and adults to get...

 
 By Stephanie Thompson    People    February 1, 2017

Lives saved through blood drive

Green River may have lost the High School Blood Drive Challenge to Rock Springs, but they are still happy with the turnout. Amanda Santhuff, Green River High School Student Council sponsor and languag...

 
 By Stephanie Thompson    People    February 1, 2017

Another 1st-place finish for GR speech team

By STEPHANIE THOMPSON People Editor It was close, but the Green River High School Speech and Debate Team squeaked out another first-place finish. This past weekend, the team traveled to Casper for the...