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Articles from the March 15, 2017 edition

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 By David Martin    City    March 15, 2017

District seeks input for budget

Looking at a $1.6 million cut for next year, Sweetwater County School District No. 2 is seeking places to trim its budget, with student activities being one of the areas under investigation. Rumors... Full story

 By Stephanie Thompson    City    March 15, 2017

Woman fought for change in mutilation law

A Green River woman said she’s finally able to start the grieving process after her brother was murdered and dismembered. Jennifer Stone was willing to open up about her brother Phillip Brewer’s m... Full story

 By David Martin    City    March 15, 2017

Charges filed after crash

Tragedy struck a Green River family when a vehicle drove into their home Friday morning, claiming the lives of a one-year-old girl and her great-grandmother. The driver, George Maestas, 68, of Green... Full story

 By David Martin    City    March 15, 2017

Water violates treatment standard

Increased runoff into the Green River has resulted in more particles in drinking water treated by the Joint Powers Water Board, triggering an EPA violation. Water treated at the Joint Powers Water... Full story

 By Stephanie Thompson    City    March 15, 2017

Rates will probably rise in GR

It’s likely Green River residents will see an increase of $5 to $10, or even more, for the trash collection services provided by the city. At the Green River City Council workshop Tuesday night,...

 By David Martin    Sports    March 15, 2017

Cheer team wins state title

Green River High School's cheerleading team returned home as state champions Thursday, winning a championship in the non-stunt division. The team, tying with Kelly Walsh High School, scored 76 points...

 Opinion    March 15, 2017

Our View: Why public notices are published

The public notices that run in this newspaper are placed there, by law, primarily for your protection. Back when the states decided to adjudicate newspapers, it was because paid circulation papers like this one were the single best place to keep the...

 Opinion    March 15, 2017

Letter: State Legislators Deserve Appreciation

Dear Editor, After a grueling two months, the General Session of the 64th Wyoming State Legislature has come to a close. While the media and political pundits analyze their work, our state legislators have returned home to meet with their... Full story

 By Mike Nomis    Opinion    March 15, 2017

Notes from Town Square: As we move from Winter to Spring

With our record snowfall this winter and spring on the horizon, warmer temperatures and nicer days are just around the corner. Mother Nature is unpredictable during this time of year, which could mean severe storms and flooding that will coincide...

 By Stephanie Thompson    Opinion    March 15, 2017

Yum! Green eggs and ham

One doesn’t have to wait until Dr. Seuss’ birthday to have green eggs and ham. Last week, the preschool my youngest son, John, 4, attends was hosting a Dr. Seuss event. This event was not only...

 By Amanda Benson    Opinion    March 15, 2017

Artifacts showcase residents' poetic and musical talents

March’s Artifact of the Month is a little different as it features two artifacts instead of one. The first is a poem written by William J. Stroud, also known as “Rocky Mountain Bill,” titled “The Last Supper.” The second artifact is sheet...

 Obituaries    March 15, 2017

Phyllis L. Hoover

Phyllis L. Hoover, 93, formerly of Green River, passed away March 9, 2017 in Paul, Idaho. Survivors include her sister Shirley Boren of Paul, Idaho, and brother Gordon Hoover of Garden Grove, Calif., along with several nieces and nephews. She was...

 Obituaries    March 15, 2017

Gene Moser

Gene Moser, 91, of Rock Springs passed away March 9, 2017, at the Sage View Care Center. He had been a lifelong resident of Superior and Rock Springs. Moser was born Nov. 9, 1925, in Superior, the son of Nick Moser and Maria Prada Moser. He...

 Obituaries    March 15, 2017

Wilma Arlene (Billie) Titmus

Wilma Arlene (Billie) Titmus died March 8, 2017. She has spent the last year and a half at Mission at Castle Rock in Green River. She was born Oct. 6, 1931, in Evanston to George and Florence Titmus....

 Obituaries    March 15, 2017

Raynaldo A. Maestas

Raynaldo A. Maestas, 87, of Superior, died March, 6, 2017, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. A longtime resident of Superior and former resident of Point of Rocks, Maestas died following a...

 Obituaries    March 15, 2017

Carl E. Smith

Carl E. Smith, 68, died March 3, 2017. Born March 30, 1949, to Melvin and Eleanor (Evers) Smith, he grew up in Green River. He married LeeAnn Teuscher Dec. 4, 1976, and had two daughters. He worked...

 By David Martin    People    March 15, 2017

Speech team hosts state tourney

For many people, standing in front of a large audience to give a presentation ranks with root canals as a preferred way of passing the time. However, for those who have been involved in speech and...

 By Stephanie Thompson    People    March 15, 2017

Program to help feed senior citizens' pets

Sometimes finding a way to feed a senior’s pet is a way for the senior to feed themselves. The Golden Hour Senior Center is partnering with AARP, Deer Trail and the Young at Heart Senior Center for...

 By Stephanie Thompson    People    March 15, 2017

Speech brings home state title

The Green River High School Speech and Debate Team took first at State this weekend. In the 4A Division, Green River took first place with 62 points, Cheyenne East came in second and Rock Springs... Full story

 People    March 15, 2017

Community Calendar for the week of March 15

Thursday, March 16 Kids in Motion (6 months to 5 years) 10:30-11:30 a.m., Expedition Island Pavilion St. Patricks Day Party -- Middle School 3:30 p.m., Sweetwater County Library St. Patricks Day Party -- High School 6 p.m., Sweetwater County Library...