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Articles from the February 8, 2017 edition

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 Opinion    February 8, 2017

Letter: An open letter to John Barrasso

Dear Sen. Barrasso, I am disappointed that you did not include Teton County in your scheduled constituent visits this February. Many people whom you represent are quite concerned about your recent voting record on cabinet positions, executive...

 
 By From the city of Green River    Opinion    February 8, 2017

Notes from Town Square: Gear up for the Frostbite 5/10K

The Frostbite run is quickly approaching so we thought it would be a good idea to give everyone some winter training tips to get you ready. Keep yourself motivated this winter by registering for a couple of races. This way you are sure to keep...

 
 Opinion    February 8, 2017

Our View: It might be time to refocus

If you’ve been having trouble talking freely with friends and neighbors since the last election, you’re not alone. And the media wouldn’t have it any other way. Whether we’re sounding the drums of the Left or the Right, there’s nothing...

 
 By Stephanie Thompson    County    February 8, 2017

Man faces felonies for alleged sex with a minor

A Green River accused of having sex with a 14-year-old girl pleaded innocent to several felony charges. Rhett T. Burge, 20, recently appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Nena James at an arra...

 
 Obituaries    February 8, 2017

Donald J. Mines

Donald J. Mines, 62, of Farson, passed away Feb. 2, 2017, at the home of his daughter surrounded by his family. A longtime resident of Farson, Mines died following a lengthy illness.  He was born on...

 
 Obituaries    February 8, 2017

Brandon James Adamson

Brandon James Adamson, 37, of Reliance, passed away Feb. 1, 2017, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. He had been a resident of Reliance for the past five years and was a former resident of... Full story

 
 By David Martin    City    February 8, 2017

U.S. Forest Service leaves GR

The U.S. Forest Service has abandoned its presence in Green River after the previous employee found new work. Tuesday night, Rebecca Eusek, director of the Green River Chamber of Commerce said the...

 
 By David Martin    County    February 8, 2017

Ethics questioned at county hospital

A conflict of interest is alleged at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County, stemming from a business relationship between a member of the administration team and a local media company. Gary Collins,...

 
 By David Martin    County    February 8, 2017

Lawsuit filed against county

A payment dispute between the Sweetwater County Commissioners and the Combined Communications Joint Powers Board has resulted in a lawsuit filed against the county. The board issued a statement from...

 
 By David Martin    County    February 8, 2017

Hospital won't see layoffs

Tuesday was a tumultuous day at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County, but employees can breathe a sigh relief as staff layoffs will not occur. Rumors circulating amongst hospital staff had reached...

 
 Obituaries    February 8, 2017

Mary Ann Yerkovich

A lifelong resident of Rock Springs, Mary Ann Yerkovich, was born Sept. 19, 1933, in Rock Springs, and passed away Feb. 5, 2017, at the age of 83.   Mary Ann was a graduate of the Rock Springs High...

 
 By Stephanie Thompson    Sports    February 8, 2017

Lady Wolves struggle with free throws

It was a rough weekend for the Green River Lady Wolves basketball team. The Lady Wolves took on Natrona County and Kelly Walsh in Green River, but lost both games, taking them to, 2-3, in conference...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    February 8, 2017

Wrestlers prepare for upcoming regionals

The Green River High School wrestlers are still getting into shape for the upcoming regional tournament. A win against Evanston and strong showings at the Ron Thon tournament encourage head coach...

 
 Obituaries    February 8, 2017

Felix Susich

Felix Susich, 85, was born in Winton, Sept. 3, 1931 to Felix and Regina (Tadevich) Susich. The family returned to Croatia in 1934 and Felix returned to the Rock Springs area in 1950.  As a young man...

 
 Obituaries    February 8, 2017

Alice Burke

Alice Burke, 75, of Rock Springs, passed away Feb. 3, 2017, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. A longtime resident of Rock Springs and former resident of Superior, Burke had been in ill healt...

 
 Obituaries    February 8, 2017

Betty Ann Corona

Betty Ann Corona, 93, passed away Feb. 3, 2017 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. She was a resident of Rock Springs since 1996 and former resident of Douglas, Ariz., Corona died from a...

 
 Obituaries    February 8, 2017

Julia Terry

Julia Terry, 62, passed away Feb. 3, 2017, at her home surrounded by her family. A lifelong resident of Green River, Terry died following a lengthy battle with cancer.   She was born Jan. 19, 1955, i...

 
 By Stephanie Thompson    People    February 8, 2017

10 students advance to districts

The room was absolutely silent, with the exception of a teacher calling out a student's name and then giving them a word. As round after round went by, the students let their nervousness show. Some...

 
 By Stephanie Thompson    People    February 8, 2017

Seniors enjoy Super Bowl party at center

From trash talk to sheer talent, the senior center was full of frenzied football fans. Friday morning the Golden Hour Senior Center hosted a Super Bowl party to get residents into the spirit. For...

 
 By Stephanie Thompson    People    February 8, 2017

Team has another 1st-place finish

The Green River High School Speech and Debate team continues to show its strength across the state. This weekend, the team traveled to Cheyenne to compete in the Cheyenne South Tournament. Green...