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Articles from the March 11, 2015 edition

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 By David Martin    City    March 11, 2015

Cost adjustment excites district

During a session that had been described as “a mixed bag” and “disappointing” by local representatives in the Wyoming House, there was one success that is expected to have an impact on local educators. The Wyoming Legislature passed an extern...

 

Mental evaluation ordered for Triplett

A woman who is accused of murdering her infant daughter will undergo a psychiatric evaluation at Wyoming State Hospital in Evanston. An order for metal evaluation of the defendant and suspension of proceedings and transportation was filed in the...

 
 By David Martin    City    March 11, 2015

Toddler injured in handgun accident

A three-year-old boy in Green River accidentally shot himself in the hand after discovering a loaded handgun Monday morning. According to a release from the Green River Police Department, emergency personnel responded to an undisclosed address on Eas...

 
 By David Martin    County    March 11, 2015

Legislative session ends

Another legislative session in Cheyenne closed last week, giving Green River’s two representatives from the Wyoming House a chance to reflect on the 2015 session. Rep. John Freeman, D-Green River,...

 

Sister Betty Lorenz

Sister Betty Lorenz, OLVM, 97, of Victory Noll, Huntington, Ind. passed away March 8, 2015, at Holy Family Health Care Center at Victory Noll, Huntington, Ind. Sister Betty was born in Eden Prairie, Minn. on Dec. 27, 1917 to Joseph and Mary Dvorak... Full story

 

Lorraine K. Legerski

Lorraine K. Legerski, 93, of Evanston passed away March 5, 2015, at Rocky Mountain Care Center in Evanston. A resident of Evanston and former longtime Rock Springs resident, Legerski passed away following a lengthy illness. She was born on Jan. 12,...

 

Kenneth E. Kopp Sr

Kenneth E. Kopp Sr., 66, of Rock Springs passed away at his home March 8, 2015 following a lengthy illness.  He had been a longtime resident of Rock Springs. He was born on July 21, 1948 in Pierce,... Full story

 

Aaron "Swede" Zuehlsdorff

Aaron "Swede" Zuehlsdorff, 86, of Rock Springs passed away March 1, 2015 at Highland Care Center in Salt Lake City. A longtime resident of Rock Springs and former resident of Powder Wash, Colo.,... Full story

 
 By Becky Iwen    Opinion    March 11, 2015

Discussing the power of play

Curiosity drives learning, and one of the most effective ways for children to explore new ideas and concepts is through play. At the library we believe in encouraging a lifelong joy of reading and learning for all, especially children. We strive to...

 

Our View: Legislature needs better priorities

Another legislative session has wrapped up and while there were some positive aspects to the session, there were some pieces of failed legislation that really shouldn’t have. One of the more disappointing failures involved legislation that would in...

 

Remembering 36 years of Arctic Circle

Since 1979 Arctic Circle has been an important part of the community. “What happens at Arctic Circle…..stays at Arctic Circle.” Edeen Hansen gave this comment to a Facebook post about any employees with memories about Arctic Circle. Within a...

 

Driving around in my invisible vehicle

Lately, I have been starting to wonder if I have an invisible car. You see, it started with one of my coworkers telling me about how many close calls she has had with people running into her when she...

 

Experiences to make one a cave-dwelling recluse

Do you ever have those days? The older I get, the further I distance myself from wanting to be around large groups of humans. Or maybe just most humans in general. I had two instances last week that...

 
 By David Martin    Opinion    March 11, 2015

Green River Council should protect city pets

I don’t think it’s something I’ll forget anytime soon. Months ago, while driving down Foothill Boulevard in Rock Springs, a pickup truck with a flat bed was puling out of the K-Mart parking lot, onto Foothill Boulevard. That in and of itself...

 
 By David Martin    People    March 11, 2015

Setting the stage: GRHS thespians prepare for 'The Sound of Music'

The halls will be alive with the sound of music at Green River High School. The school will host performances of "The Sound of Music" next month, April 16-18. The play focuses on the von Trapp family...

 
 By David Martin    People    March 11, 2015

Mayor connects with seniors

Last Thursday, a gathering of Green River's senior residents were seated at Golden Hour Senior Center's dining hall to hear from the city's new mayor. Mayor Pete Rust spoke to residents about his...

 
 By David Martin    City    March 11, 2015

A new twist on old scam: Resident reports phony call

It was the unusual message that made Don Boyer suspicious. The Green River resident came home to find a recording on his answering machine that would have made many people think twice. The message was from a man claiming to represent the IRS, saying...

 
 By Staff Report    County    March 11, 2015

County assessment schedules coming in next few days

County residents will be receiving their 2015 assessment schedules from the Sweetwater County Assessor’s Office within the next few days. The schedules are the basis for the property taxes that will be mailed in September. According to a release...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    March 11, 2015

Muley banquet deemed successful

Despite a depressed local economy, the fourth annual Southwest Wyoming Chapter of the Muley Fanatic fundraising banquet was a success. The March 7 banquet at the the Sweetwater Events Complex generated nearly $107,000 in net revenue. “The economic...

 

New recipes are a success

Finding new and healthy breakfast recipes for their school was a goal for the Fuel Up to Play 60 children. For National School Breakfast Week, March 2-6, Lincoln Middle School students in the Fuel Up...

 

GRHS speech, debate team prepares for state

The Green River High School Speech and Debate team wrapped up its regular season with another first-place finish. With 116 points Green River claimed first place, Kelly Walsh took second with 25 points, while Natrona County grabbed third with 18...

 

Local births

Judson Thomas Cornell William and Carmelinda Cornell of Rock Springs recently announced the birth of their son Judson Thomas Cornell. He was born Feb. 8, 2015, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. Shelbie Grace Allie Petersen Daniel and...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    March 11, 2015

Givens earns all-state honors

Several Green River athletes showed they are among the best in Wyoming at last week’s state indoor track meet in Gillette. Green River head coach Steve Boyd said many kids on the team improved on times over the weekend and some had personal bests....

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    March 11, 2015

Wolves track strong at state indoor meet

It was a great 2015 season for the Green River High School indoor track team. Head coach Steve Boyd said four members of the team tied or broke indoor school records during the season. He said junior Josie Givens improved her school records in the...

 

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