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Articles from the February 15, 2017 edition

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 By Staff Report    County    February 15, 2017

Body recovered at Anvil Draw

Divers helped recover the body of a Utah resident at Anvil Draw Sunday morning who died after falling through the ice. The incident occurred Saturday when 59-year-old Rebecca Weston of Plain City, Utah, fell through the ice while riding an ATV....

 By David Martin    City    February 15, 2017

Flooding not a concern for Green River

While some portions of the state are experiencing flooding from increased precipitation, flooding in Green River isn’t a concern. According to data from the National Weather Service, Sweetwater...

 By David Martin    City    February 15, 2017

Session frustrates school board

A few Sweetwater County School District No. 2 board members are feeling frustrated at how the legislative session in Cheyenne is going. Board chair Brenda Roosa said she’s disappointed and believes...

 By Stephanie Thompson    City    February 15, 2017

Fight leads to probation

A sibling fight is the reason for one woman being placed on probation. Misty R. Mares, 25, of Green River appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Richard Lavery at a change of plea and... Full story

 By David Martin    County    February 15, 2017

Hospital financial plan criticized by county

A financial plan designed to cut costs and reserve declining reserves at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County was met with severe criticism by the Sweetwater County Commissioners last week. The...

 County    February 15, 2017

Scam warning issued by Sheriff

A telephone scam that was in circulation in Sweetwater County several years ago has now resurfaced, though with a new twist. Sheriff Mike Lowell said that swindlers are calling people and identifying themselves as either law enforcement officers or...

 Opinion    February 15, 2017

Our View: County action was necessary

What transpired last week between the Sweetwater County Commissioners and the members of Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County’s Board of Trustees is unprecedented, but we think few options were left on the table. What isn’t disputed is the...

 By Laura Leigh    Opinion    February 15, 2017

Notes from Town Square: Tips for a successful project, part one

Seeing the piles of snow slowly melt away is a nice reminder that construction season is just around the corner. Last year was an unusually busy year for construction within the city, mostly in part to the freak hail storm that we were dealt in...

 By John Barrasso    Opinion    February 15, 2017

Barrasso now chairman of senate committee

We now have a new administration. In January, I became chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. President Trump announced his nominee to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. The Senate also started the process of rolling back punish...

 By Trudy Lieberman    Opinion    February 15, 2017

Don't rely on pharmacies to catch drug interactions

When you fill a prescription at your local pharmacy, you assume the medicine you receive is safe and won’t interact badly with other drugs you’re taking. That’s not an unreasonable assumption, considering that pharmacists enjoy a positive...

 By David Martin    Opinion    February 15, 2017

The difference a line can make

Producing a newspaper week in and week out can be an intense process and sometimes items make it to print in a way that has some unintended consequences. This was the case last week with the...

 By David Martin    Sports    February 15, 2017

Wrestlers defeat Rock Springs

Green River High School's wrestlers proved dominant against their rivals from Rock Springs during their last home appearance before the west regional tournament. Both the junior varsity and varsity...

 By Pete Rust    Sports    February 15, 2017

Kester takes first in long jump at Laramie

The Green River Girls and Boys Indoor Track Team headed east to Laramie for the first time this season to compete in an all Wyoming competition featuring ten teams. Teams represented were the three Cheyenne schools, Natrona County, Laramie, Rock...

 By David Martin    Sports    February 15, 2017

Richmond, Bloomquist break records at RS meet

The high school swimming team earned a second-place finish during the 4A West Conference Championships Friday and Saturday. The Wolves fell short of regional champs Kelly Walsh, but surpassed scores...

 By Stephanie Thompson    Sports    February 15, 2017

Lady Wolves pick up a win in Jackson, prepare for Lady Tigers

The Green River High School Lady Wolves basketball team is hoping to use their win on the road as momentum for the next game. Last Thursday, the Lady Wolves traveled to Evanston to take on the Lady...

 Obituaries    February 15, 2017

Frances Marie (Bernard) Williams

Frances Marie (Bernard) Williams was born Feb. 17, 1925, in her family home in Rock Springs. She was the third of four children that blessed the lives of Blaz and Johanna Bernard. She was the first... Full story

 By Stephanie Thompson    People    February 15, 2017

Students learn to dance

The entryway and gym of Truman Elementary School were packed with children learning moves to a new dance. Most of the students were wearing neon blue, yellow or pink T-shirts with the word "dance" on...

 By Stephanie Thompson    People    February 15, 2017

GR speech team receives honor

The Green River High School Speech and Debate team has not only left its mark on the Wyoming level, but on a national level as well. The team has recently obtained 400 Club status on the national...

 By David Martin    People    February 15, 2017

Curator's paper accepted at conference

The County Historical Museum will have a chance to shine on the international stage. Curator Amanda Benson recently had a research paper accepted by the International Conference on Disaster Management...

 People    February 15, 2017

WWCC honor rolls

Western Wyoming Community College has released its list of President’s Honor Roll students for Fall 2016. Recognition on the President’s Honor Roll is accorded to students who complete a minimum of 12 credit hours with a GPA of 4.0. Green River...