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Grapplers defeat Natrona, Evanston

Despite a narrow loss against Star Valley, the Wolves wrestlers has a successful week, earning victories against Evanston and Natrona County. The Wolves defeated Evanston at home 43-26, but took the...

 

Two more losses hit Lady Wolves team

This weekend the Lady Wolves basketball team lost both of their conference games by double digits, taking their conference record to 0-5. Head coach Rick Carroll said they Lady Wolves started of each game pretty good and during some points in the gam...

 

Swimmers take 2nd

The Green River High School swimming and diving team not only came in second at conference, they broke some records along the way. During the 4A West Conference meet, Kelly Walsh High School came in...

 

County assessor job opens

The Sweetwater County Democratic Party is now seeking applications for the County Assessor’s position. This position was left vacant after Pat Drinkle, a Democrat, announced her retirement. On...

 

Legislators see tough session ahead

Local members of the Wyoming House of Representatives are expecting a difficult legislative session. The budget session, which starts Monday, is expected to bring about debates regarding the...

 

SCS will receive building donation

Southwest Counseling Service will receive a 4,000-square foot building from Jonah Energy LLC. During the Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting Tuesday morning, the Commissioners voted unanimously...

 

County lodging tax declines in 2017

Revenues from the county’s lodging tax declined by 11 percent during the 2016-17 fiscal year, according to a report from the Sweetwater County Joint Travel and Tourism Board. Jenissa Meredith,...

 

Our View: Having pride in the Wolf pack

It takes a village to raise a child, as the saying goes, and nowhere is that more evident than in Green River. Green River’s residents are generous and quick to donate towards a worthy cause. The city’s altruistic nature is perfectly displayed...

 

Computer science can create jobs

All this talk of economic diversity in Wyoming—it’s critical. And key to every conversation is education: How do we prepare and retain a workforce to keep our state strong for years to come? There is a bold answer that will lead more Wyoming stud... Full story

 

Notes from Town Square: The wetlands

Every year since 1997, the World Wetland Day is celebrated on Feb. 2 to raise global awareness about the value of the wetlands for people, wildlife, the environment and the planet. This year, the theme of the celebration is “Wetlands for a...

 

Routine taught to kids in a few hours

One hundred and forty children descended upon the high school Saturday morning with one common goal- to learn a dance routine. The children ranged in age, from three year olds to 13 year olds, and...

 

GRHS speech team back on top

The Wolves faced tough competition this weekend, but still came back home with a first-place trophy. The Green River High School Speech and Debate team traveled to the Natrona County for its...

 

A GR student's new idea helps raise funds for Make-A-Wish Foundation

Each year, the Green River High School Student Council is challenged with coming up with new ideas for the Make-A-Wish fundraising event. The friendly competition between Green River and Rock Springs...

 

Mystery readers visit school

On Friday, students in Emily Gomez' second-grade class waited patiently for their mystery guest to arrive. While they were being read a book, the students would occasionally whisper to each other...

 

Bennie Hayward Jr.

Bennie Hayward Jr., 75, passed away Jan. 30, 2018, in Green River. He was a resident of Wyoming for the past 36 years and was a former resident of St. Joseph, Mo. Hayward was born on Aug. 31, 1943,...

 

Anthony Meese

Anthony Meese, 63, passed away Jan. 30, 2018, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. Meese was a longtime resident of Green River and former resident of England. He was born in Derbyshire,...

 

Jimmie "Ray" Prime

Jimmie "Ray" Prime, 80, passed away Jan. 29, 2018, in Green River. Prime was a resident of Wyoming for the past 55 years and was a former resident of Bozeman, Mont.  He was born on Aug. 3, 1937,, in...

 

Donnie Rockwell Jr.

Donnie Rockwell Jr., 58, passed away Feb. 2, 2018, at his home in Green River. He was a resident of Wyoming for the past 37 years and was a former resident of Virginia. Rockwell was born April 16,...

 

Kymbrlee Marie (Bailey) Smith

Kymbrlee Marie (Bailey) Smith, 30, passed away in a tragic automobile accident Feb. 1, 2018, near Lyman.  Kym spent her free-spirited childhood in Riverton and Murray, Utah. She was always...

 

Daniel Wayne Willingham

Daniel Wayne Willingham died suddenly and peacefully Jan. 31, 2018, surrounded by family. He was born March 26, 1974, to James and Leslie (Jones) Willingham. He lived in Green River for most of his...

 

Larry L. Fanelli

Larry L. Fanelli, 78, passed away Jan. 16, 2018, in Boulder City, Nev. He was the son of Lawrence "Al" Fanelli and Mildred Henslee Fanelli. Fanelli graduated from Rock Springs High School in 1958 and...

 

Danielle Nichole Martin

Danielle Nichole Martin, 43, passed away Jan. 28, 2018, in Rock Springs. She was a resident of Thayer Junction for the past seven years and was a former resident of Florida. She was born Nov. 27,...

 

Robert Allen Taylor

Robert Allen Taylor, 52, passed away Jan. 30, 2018, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County following a sudden illness. He was a longtime resident of Rock Springs and former resident of Point of Roc...

 

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