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Articles from the February 17, 2016 edition

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Police Reports

Officers responded to the intersection of East Flaming Gorge Way and Uinta Drive in reference to a report of a vehicle accident. Officers responded to an address on Logan Street in reference to a report of a parking problem. The owner of a residence...

 
 By Staff Report    City    February 17, 2016

Burglary at Family Dollar

The Family Dollar in Green River store was burglarized Tuesday night. The Green River Police Department is investigating the reported burglary. Officers arrived on scene at about 10:50 p.m., after the store’s alarm sounded. The glass door leading...

 

Kids had icy fun under the sun

The sun was shining, marshmallows were roasting, and ice was being carved. Kids of all ages were enjoying the warm February day on Expedition Island this Saturday at the Crystal Classic Winter Festiva...

 

Villa residents visit Truman for Valentines

Little hands made heart-shaped cookies, decorated with frosting the color of Valentines. In preparation for Valentine's Day, residents of the Villa, at Mission at Castle Rock visited kindergartners...

 

Senior menus/activities

Castle Rock Rehabilitation Center Menu Feb. 18-24 Thursday — Continental breakfast — Cream of Wheat, French toast with fruit topping, sausage Brunch/breakfast — Cinnamon roll, fruit cup, turkey tetrazzini with peas, breadstick Fiesta snack —...

 

A symbol of hope

Each Spring, the first flower to bloom is the daffodil. This is just one of the many reasons why the American Cancer Society has picked this particular flower as its symbol of hope. They are hoping th...

 

Speech, debate team settles for 2nd place

It was another tough competition for the Green River High School Speech and Debate Team this past weekend. Despite their best efforts at the Cheyenne South Tournament, the team couldn’t outtalk Chey...

 

Best-selling author to visit county, schools

Best-selling young-adult author Roland Smith will be in Sweetwater County next week. On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, the Sweetwater County Library System has some exciting events planned for his vi...

 

Reception to kick off CFAC fundraiser

The Community Fine Arts Center will celebrate its 50th anniversary this fall. To help out, the Sweetwater County Library Foundation and the CFAC Advisory Board are hosting a reception Thursday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the CFAC to kick off the...

 

Patricia Gay Travis

Patricia Gay Travis, 73 of Rock Springs, passed away Feb. 9, 2016 at the Solari Hospice in Las Vegas. A longtime resident of Rock Springs, Travis died following a lengthy illness.  She was born on Nov. 19, 1942 in Cody, the daughter of the late... Full story

 

LeRoy E. Graham

LeRoy E. Graham, died Feb. 12, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born Aug. 13, 1934 in Rock Springs to Filmore and Alta (Morton) Graham. He married Joan L. Krause on Oct. 6, 1954 at... Full story

 

Calvin W. Chilton

Calvin W. Chilton, 90 of Rock Springs, passed away Feb. 11, 2016 at the Mission at Castle Rock in Green River. A longtime resident of Rock Springs, Chilton died following a lengthy illness.  He was... Full story

 

Ann Margaret Bozner

Ann Margaret Bozner, 92, of Boise, Idaho, passed away Feb. 10, 2016. A longtime resident of Rock Springs and former resident of Winton, Bozner had been in ill health for the past two weeks. She was... Full story

 

Richard Donald Bergandi

Richard Donald Bergandi, 84, of Rock Springs, passed away Feb. 10, 2016 at his son's home. A longtime resident of Rock Springs, and former resident of Oroville, Calif. Bergandi died following a... Full story

 

LaVonne Baker

LaVonne Baker, 82, of Rock Springs passed away at her home Feb. 13, 2016. A longtime resident of Rock Springs and former resident of Fraser, Colo., Baker died following a lengthy illness.  She was... Full story

 

Christian adventurers to meet

The Christian Adventurers are scheduled to gather at 350 Stage Place, Green River, on Saturday. Following a potluck beginning at 5:30 p.m., the group will view artifacts from Swaziland and learn about life in that small African country. Although...

 

Our View: GOP should reconsider LSRA funds

We get a lot of press releases at The Green River Star. A lot of them we ignore because we don’t think they’d have a lot of interest from our readers. Things like book signings and events in Utah or information about what the Buffalo Bill Cody...

 
 By Pete Rust    Opinion    February 17, 2016

Notes from Town Square: 'What I love about GR'

When asked if I would be interested in writing an article about what I love about Green River I jumped at the opportunity as there are so many wonderful things to celebrate about our community. First and foremost, “hello,” it’s the people....

 

Author visit encourages reading

About this time last year, the Sweetwater County Library System brought young adult author Shannon Hale to the county for an author visit. Along with having a presentation and book signing at White Mountain Library in Rock Springs, the library also...

 

Showing love for my family

On the so-called day to profess one’s love to one another, also known as Valentine’s Day, I just hung out with my family. We might have had a special dinner, but I feel I do not need a designated...

 

Expedition Academy starts project

Dear Editor, Expedition Academy is working with the Red Desert Humane Society in Rock Springs over the next four weeks to create fun toys and treats for the animals currently housed by the humane society. As a school, we will be creating the toys and...

 

Frostbite 5K results released

One of the events taking place during the Crystal Classic is the annual Frostbite 5K Run/Walk. The event attracted more than 100 competitors, many of whom were from Sweetwater County. Men’s 5K Run/Walk 1. Clay Johnson, 19, 16:53.4 2. Steve...

 

Lady Wolves are on fire

The Lady Wolves varsity basketball team stepping onto the court against Riverton Friday was a different team than they have been much of the season. They came out hard and played like a top-ranked...

 

Wrestlers dominate in Rock Springs

The Green River High School wrestling team is a dominating team. GRHS varsity and junior varsity wrestling teams beat both Rock Springs High School teams. In varsity, Green River won 54 to 15....

 

District hires new GRHS track, cross country coaches

Sweetwater County School District No. 2 recently hired two new coaches to head up the Green River High School track and cross country programs. Dan Hansen was hired as the high school’s outdoor track coach and will start March 7. Hansen is a...

 

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