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 By Staff Report    City    February 10, 2016

Green River man indicted for murder

A Green River man who was indicted for first-degree murder Wednesday could face life in prison or the death penalty if convicted of the crime. Jacob Anglesey, 34, of Green River, was indicted by a...

 

Wolves take Ron Thon tourney

It's been 13 years since Green River won the Ron Thon wrestling tournament in Riverton. This past weekend, the GRHS varsity wrestling team broke the streak, took first place and won the tournament....

 

Boys lose two games in Natrona County

The Green River High School varsity basketball team fought to keep the lead Friday night. They played against Natrona County High School in Casper, leading the game all through the first quarter....

 

Wolves team recognized for 'class act' gesture

In sports, it’s easy to get hung up on numbers displayed in the win-loss column. It’s easy for athletes of all levels to stop looking at their opponents as other people and simply regard them as...

 

Wolf signs for Montana university

A runner from Green River High School will return to some familiar surroundings once he starts classes at Montana State University-Northern, this fall. Curtis Westenskow signed a letter of intent to j...

 

Pokes defeat Utes at home Saturday

Junior guard Jason McManamen made a career-high six threes and the University of Wyoming men’s basketball connected on 20 as a team to set team and facility records during an 84-65 dismantling of Utah State on Saturday afternoon in the...

 

Struggles continue for lady wolves

The Lady Wolves basketball team continue struggle as their season starts to wind down. The girls lost both games in Natrona County last weekend, losing 66-42 to Natrona County High School Friday and...

 

GR seniors attend party before the football game

Green River seniors were getting ready for the big game Friday. During the Golden Hour Senior Center's regular lunch, prizes were given out and seniors enjoyed a Super Bowl themed lunch. GHSC...

 

Choir students attend All-State

It was an honor for six Green River High School choir students to attend All-State a few weeks ago. Those attending All-State Choir, which took place in Cheyenne, were soprano, Kinzie Buggy, altos,...

 

Art of speech used to get 1st-place finish

Another long weekend is done; and another first-place finish accomplished. This past weekend the Green River High School Speech and Debate Team made its way to Jackson for its tournament. Green River...

 

GR Crystal Classic to take place this weekend

Impressive and artistic sculptures, carved from solid blocks of ice, will await residents when they visit Expedition Island this weekend. The 2016 Crystal Classic Winter Festival takes place Friday...

 

Bite Night fundraiser

Take a sip, take a bite; and then leave a bit of money for music enthusiasts. The Sweetwater County Concert Association will sponsor the 20th annual Bite Night Food and Beverage Show Feb. 20 from 6-9...

 

Couple celebrates 60 years together

Frank and Gloria Reyes will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. The Reyes' were married Feb. 11, 1956, at Immaculate Conception Church in Green River. They owned and operated Frank Standard for...

 

Births

Abraxxis Max Martinez Salvador Martinez and Abby Dumas of Green River recently announced the birth of their son Abraxxis Max Martinez. He was born Feb. 3, 2016, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. Hazel Noel Williams Brant and Jessica...

 

Honor roll

Northwest College named 394 to its 2015 fall semester honor rolls. Students qualifying for the Vice Presidents Honor Roll completed the same level course work with a minimum GPA of 3.50 on a 4.0 scale. Green River resident Harold Christensen made...

 

Have a program assisted

Give the next project or business a boost with the Green River Community Chest. The Green River Community Chest, a nonprofit 501 (C) 3 organization, has been in existence since 2007. The Community Chest is a totally autonomous entity formed for the...

 

Ronald Lee Bingham

Ronald Lee Bingham, 57, of Green River, passed away Feb. 2, 2016 at his home. A lifelong resident of Green River, Bingham died following a lengthy illness. He was born on Nov. 25, 1958 in Rock Springs...

 

Steven Thomas Grosenick

Steven Thomas Grosenick, 43, of Green River died Feb. 2, 2016 at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City. He was born Oct. 18, 1972 in Flagstaff, Ariz. the son of Steven Roy Grosenick...

 

G. Irene Giles Miller

G. Irene Giles Miller, 93, of Watseka, Ill., passed away Feb. 2, 2016 at Gilman Health Care Center in Gilman, Ill. She was born April 6, 1922 in Onarga, Ill., the daughter of Lawrence M. and Susie E....

 

Elden Staley

Elden Staley, 87, of Star Valley Ranch, died Feb. 2, 2016 at his home after a brief illness.He had been a long time resident of Rock Springs prior to moving to Star Valley Ranch. He was born May 5,...

 

Professional dancers teach students

Green River students were busy learning how to move like birds and fish last week. Once again, the Treehouse Shakers, founded in New York City by Emily Bunning of Rock Springs and Mara McEwin of...

 
 By David Martin    City    February 10, 2016

District faces funding woes

School district officials fear a “double whammy” of cuts if the Wyoming Legislature follows through with cuts to education. Speaking last night to the Sweetwater County School District No. 2...

 

Spitting leads to felony charges at jail

An alleged stabbing and two spitting incidents lead to numerous felony charges. Keith Allen Rhodes, 40, of Rock Springs, appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Nena James at an arraignment to...

 

Co. museum board promotes curator in special meeting

After serving in an interim capacity for nearly a year, Brie Blasi can finally drop the word interim from her job title. Blasi was promoted to be the Sweetwater County Historical Museum’s executive...

 

Council passes fire ordinance last week

The city of Green River is now fire friendly, to an extent. After three readings, discussion and revisions, the council voted on a motion to approve the ordinance at the city council meeting, Feb. 2....

 

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