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Articles from the February 22, 2017 edition

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 By STEPHANIE THOMPSON    News    February 22, 2017

Tronox to sell GR business

Tronox announced its intent to sell its Green River Alkali business in order to purchase another business. According to a press release dated Feb. 21, 2017, which was on the company’s website... Full story

 By StEPHANIE THOMPSON    County    February 22, 2017

Two more added to hospital board

Two more community members were appointed to serve on the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County’s Board. During the Sweetwater County Commissioners Tuesday morning meeting, the board appointed...

 By David Martin    News    February 22, 2017

Education, funding debate continues

Political games and a large percentage of new legislators in the Wyoming House of Representatives have made for a trying session for two local legislators. John Freeman, D-Green River, said a number o...

 By David Martin    City    February 22, 2017

GR trash service still up in the air

As discussion continues about the future of solid waste service in Green River, Mayor Pete Rust said a decision won’t likely come until the spring. Rust said solid waste is the most talked about... Full story

 By STEPHANIE THOMPSON    People    February 22, 2017

Volunteers needed to deliver meals

Each day, homebound senior citizens receive a home cooked meal at their door. These meals are brought by volunteers of the Meals on Wheels program at the Golden Hour Senior Center. Melynda Lenling,...

 By STEPHANIE THOMPSON    People    February 22, 2017

GR raises about $31,000 for wishes

More than $60,000 was raised in Sweetwater County for the Make-A-Wish foundation. During the past two weeks, both the Green River and Rock Springs communities were busy raising as much money as it cou...

 By STEPHANIE THOMPSON    People    February 22, 2017

Speech team grabs another 1st-place trophy

Another trip equals another first-place trophy for the Green River High School Speech and Debate team. This past weekend, the team traveled to Rawlins and came away with a first-place with 187...

 By David Martin    Sports    February 22, 2017

Last chance results in time cuts

While Green River swimmers weren't able to add to the 11 going to state next week, those competing in the last chance meet in Rock Springs Thursday did cut time. Head coach Colleen Seiloff said she's...

 By David Martin    Sports    February 22, 2017

Wrestlers take 2nd at regional tourney

Going into the regional tournament as the favorites, the Green River Wolves ended the weekend of competition in second place, falling behind Natrona County by a slim, eight-point margin. Natrona... Full story

 By STEPHANIE THOMPSON    Sports    February 22, 2017

Lady Wolves tame Lady Tigers in Rock Springs

It was a battle back and forth from the beginning of the game until the end for the Green River High School Lady Wolves basketball team, but they held on for the win. On Thursday, the Lady Wolves... Full story

 By Pete Rust    Sports    February 22, 2017

GRHS indoor track team competes at premier track in Idaho

The Green River Boy’s and Girl’s Indoor Track Team traveled to Pocatello, Idaho, to compete along with 15 other Wyoming schools and more than 2,000 athletes from 20 States, Canada, Mexico and Australia in the 39th Annual Simplot games one of the...

 Opinion    February 22, 2017

Our View: Work on education disappoints

When we send this newspaper off to the printers, the Wyoming Legislature will have seven days left to debate and resolve the state’s biggest issues. We find that unacceptable. According to local representatives Stan Blake and John Freeman, the...

 By David Martin    Opinion    February 22, 2017

Response illustrates conflict of interests

A conflict of interest as defined by the Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary is “a conflict between the private interests and the official or professional responsibilities of a person in a...

 By STEPHANIE THOMPSON    Opinion    February 22, 2017

When the hurricane hit my house

Just when it seems like there is finally a calm in my house, another storm seems to hit. This time the storm hit in a different way. Unlike other storms, this one was caused by my two, sweet, innocent... Full story

 Obituaries    February 22, 2017

Rose E. Gardea

Rose E. Gardea, 77, of Green River, Wyo., passed away Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at her home. She had been a resident of Green River for the past 73 years and former resident of Arroyo Hondo, New...

 Obituaries    February 22, 2017

Tex Jasperson

Tex Jasperson, 86, of Green River, Wyo., passed away Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County.  A resident of Green River for the past 64 years and former resident of...

 Obituaries    February 22, 2017

Havanna Hope Marie McIzzie

Havanna Hope Marie McIzzie, 3, of Rock Springs, passed away Feb. 6, 2017, at her home. She was born Jan. 16, 2014, in Rock Springs, the daughter of Ryan Lee Jones Scott and Rachelle Belander.  She...

 Obituaries    February 22, 2017

Cinthia Lea Bingham

Cinthia Lea Bingham was born April 10, 1964, in Asheville, N.C. She passed away Feb. 15, 2017. Her interests included camping, jamming out to AC/DC and spoiling her animals. She is survived by her husband, Welsey Bingham, her son, Avery Bingham,...

 Obituaries    February 22, 2017

Robert Pezely

Robert Pezely, 85, passed away Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County following a lengthy illness. He was a lifelong resident of Rock Springs, Wyo. Pezely was born Oct. 31, 1931, in Rock Springs, the son of Robert...

 Obituaries    February 22, 2017

Richard Confer

Richard Confer, 57, of Rock Springs, Wyo., passed away at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. A lifetime resident of Rock Springs, Confer died following a brief illness....

 Obituaries    February 22, 2017

Gwen K. Larson

Gwen K. Larson died suddenly at her home in Rock Springs, Wyo., on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017.  She was born June 9, 1944, in Price, Utah, to Arthur and Katherine Biggs.  Larson lived most of her life...

 Obituaries    February 22, 2017

James Sisson Ruble

James Sisson Ruble, 90, the youngest of the original Ruble clan from the Lucerne Valley, Linwood, Manila and Green River passed away Feb. 18. He was born in Green River Sept. 17, 1926. His father was...