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Articles from the May 6, 2015 edition

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 By David Martin    City    May 6, 2015

FGD funding cut suggested

Green River Councilman Ted Barney suggested defunding a $24,000 budget request from the Flaming Gorge Days Committee because of their alleged refusal to waive booth fees for the city’s Urban Renewal Agency. Prior to the official Council meeting, Co...

 
 By David Martin    County    May 6, 2015

Struggle results in arrest

A 19-year-old man was arrested after he and an unnamed passenger were involved in an escalating engagement with a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper outside of Green River. Ronnie Rake, 19, of Nice, Calif., was arrested Friday and plead guilty to misdeme...

 
 By Stephanie Thompson    City    May 6, 2015

Green River woman accused of defrauding welfare programs

A Green River woman who is accused of collecting about $23,000 through alleged welfare fraud pleaded not guilty to a felony charge. Maria Magana appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Nena James at an arraignment to a felony charge of public w...

 
 By David Martin    City    May 6, 2015

City seeks signage grant funding

Residents and visitors alike may have an easier time navigating Green River if it receives a grant to help pay for the placement of directional signs throughout the city. Last night, the Green River City Council voted to apply for up to $25,000 from...

 
 By John Barrasso    Opinion    May 6, 2015

Sen. Barrasso's monthly report: fracking and water

In Wyoming, almost half of our land is controlled by the federal government. Regulations coming out of Washington have a huge impact on the people in our state. In April, we heard from Wyoming’s Oil and Gas Supervisor about the impact of federal...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    May 6, 2015

The end of one road and the start of another

The old saying goes that all good things have to come to an end. Over the past several years, I have loved my job at the Green River Star. It can be safe to say that you’ve found the right...

 

Preparing for my birds to leave the nest

As I filled out the pages and pages of kindergarten registration forms for my oldest son, Matthew, I couldn’t help but feel overwhelmed. Not just for filling out the forms, while trying to keep my...

 

Our View: Snail mail is slowing more

There are times when an idea sounds good during its initial pitch, but absolutely fails in its implementation. Among thoughts too numerous to mention, it seems the U.S. Postal Service’s idea of consolidating its processing plants and shipping mail...

 
 By Mary Halterman    Opinion    May 6, 2015

Green River Library has reworked teen section

Flying saucer shaped easy chairs. Dual-purpose footrest/side tables. Noodle chairs. Ready to visit the made-over teen section at the Sweetwater County Library yet? Teens now have a comfortable and brightly colored place to work, read, chat, and hang...

 

Notes from Town Square: Arbor Day and Tree City USA

Arbor Day; a day in which individuals, families, groups and communities are encouraged to plant trees, trees and more trees. Come join us in celebrating Arbor Day in Green River May 9 at Centennial Park, located at 160 West Flaming Gorge Way. The...

 

Patrick W. Blaisdell

Patrick W. Blaisdell, 24 of Green River died May 1, 2015, suddenly at his home. He was born Dec. 2, 1990 in Rock Springs, the son of Bill Blaisdell and Wendy Barker Blaisdell. He attended schools in...

 

Raquel M. Delgadillo

Raquel M. Delgadillo, 76, of Rock Springs passed away April 28, 2015, at her home. A resident of Rock Springs for the past eight years and former resident of Leon, Mexico, Delgadillo died following a sudden illness. She was born on Sept. 29, 1938 in...

 

Phyllis Green

Phyllis Green, 79, of Rock Springs passed away April 29, 2015, at her home. A longtime resident of Rock Springs and former resident of Superior and Springfield, Ill.; Green passed away following a...

 

Tony A. Haselhuhn

Tony A. Haselhuhn, 39, of Green River passed away May 2, 2015 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. A resident of Green River for the past 34 years, Haselhuhn died following a battle with cancer...

 

Rolene Williams

Rolene Williams, 75, of Green River died April 30, 2015 at her home. She was born Oct. 26, 1939, in Price, Utah, the daughter of Rollen Robert Duke and Juanita Cowley Duke. She attended schools in...

 

Cinderella receives laughs

A tale of what can go wrong took the stage last week. Students from Lincoln Middle School performed "Cinderella and the Substitute Fairy Godmother" on Friday and Saturday night. Saturday night's...

 

School district hires new activities director

Sweetwater County School District No. 2 has a new activities director. Last week, the district announced it hired Anthony Ray Beardsley. He will take over for longtime Activities Director Tom Wilson, who is retiring this summer. Beardsley is...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    May 6, 2015

Rightful home: GR sweeps Sweetwater Cup

In their first matchup of the season against Rock Springs, the Green River High School girls soccer team was able to defeat their rivals by three goals. The second verse was same as the first. The...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    May 6, 2015

Green River splits with rival, look to Casper matchups

Despite a heartbreaking 3-2 loss last Thursday to rival Rock Springs, the Sweetwater Cup belongs to the Green River High School soccer team. After splitting the season series with the Tigers, the Wolves recaptured the cup with a higher number of...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    May 6, 2015

Rust shines, great week for GRHS Wolves track

After a month of dominating against the best in Utah, Green River High School’s Dylan Rust showed the State of Wyoming just how good he is. The senior was once again in top form at last weeks Wyoming Classic in Casper and walked away with a...

 

Eagle Scout honors obtained

When boys join the scouts, usually starting in the Cub Scouts, many have visions of becoming an Eagle Scout. Despite all of their efforts, most do not make it. For various reasons, including interests changing or joining other activities, the scouts...

 

Helping the community

An interest in outdoor activities led Braxton Davis to join the Cub Scouts. The 10th-grade student has been a member of Boy Scout Troop 19 for the past four years. Davis said he wanted to join the...

 

Giving to others in need

Dedication and commitment were needed for Brennan Davis to obtain his Eagle Scout. Davis, a 10th-grade student, spent four years in Troop 19. Davis said he heard about the Boy Scouts through his church, which emphasized the importance of joining...

 

Couple to wed

Jennilee Morgan of Gridley, Calif, formerly Green River and Joe Ruggirello of Gridley, Calif, recently announced their engagement and upcoming marriage. The bride elect is the daughter of Owen Morgan...

 

Honor choir to perform

The Sweetwater County Children’s Honor Choir, sponsored by Sweetwater Board of Cooperative Education Services will perform Friday at 7 p.m. at the Rock Springs Junior High Auditorium in Rock Springs, and at the annual ‘Trills & Thrills’...

 

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