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 By David Martin    City    April 5, 2017

Tomahawk Building sold

The Tomahawk building is under new ownership. Friday, Green River Futures sold the building to Green River Opportunities Wyoming (GRoWYO), a limited liability company formed by a group of investors... Full story

 
 By David Martin    City    April 5, 2017

Deaths in the family

The Green River Police Department mourns the deaths of two of their own, one a respected detective and the other a beloved drug dog. Tuesday night, police chief Chris Steffen told the Green River...

 

Teens save lost pit bull

Cold, alone and scared was how she was found in the road. The 10-month-old pit bull ran across North Second West Street next to Centennial Park right in front of a carload of teenagers. "We were just...

 
 By David Martin    County    April 5, 2017

County airport sees positive increases

A Green River contractor was awarded a bid to build the new General Aviation Terminal at the Rock Springs-Sweetwater County Airport. A Pleasant Construction won the bid for the $5.84 million project,...

 

Local Harley-Davidson dealership earns award

Flaming Gorge Harley-Davidson in Green River received the prestigious Platinum Bar and Shield Circle of Distinction Award for 2016, an award given to the top six dealerships in the U.S. “This is the highest award we give to our dealers,” Mike...

 

Ryan Scott named on advisor list

Edward Jones financial advisor Ryan Scott of Rock Springs has been named to Barron’s magazine’s annual list of “America’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors, State by State.” Scott has served area investors for the past 16 years. “This is a...

 

Thomas Dwayne Mitchelson

Thomas Dwayne Mitchelson, 64, of Rock Springs, passed away April 1, 2017, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County.  He had been a lifelong resident of Rock Springs.  Mitchelson was born Oct. 10,... Full story

 

Mark Lamonte "Mont" Mecham

Mark Lamonte "Mont" Mecham, 67, of Shelley, Idaho, passed away peacefully April 3, 2017, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. He was born Nov. 29, 1949, to Oren and Udeen Palmer Mecham of Firth,... Full story

 

Our View: Tomahawk sale is a positive step

A surprise sale of a downtown Green River property marks a positive step in attracting business to the city, as well as redeveloping the downtown area. The Tomahawk Building’s sale to a group of private businessmen interested in turning the...

 
 By Amanda Benson    Opinion    April 5, 2017

Artifact of the month: A cure for that cough

Catching a cold can be a year-round occurrence and quite the nuisance when you catch one. Everyone hates the runny noses, sneezing and coughing that comes with a cold, and many people have go-to supplies for handling cold-related symptoms. For this...

 
 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    April 5, 2017

Lifelong learning: Being stuck in the giggles

Have you ever been sitting in a meeting or a classroom and suddenly you (maybe by yourself, or maybe with a friend) - get the giggles? Me? All the time. I remember one time in particular as if it were yesterday. I was on vacation in Hawaii with my...

 
 By David Martin    Opinion    April 5, 2017

Youtube and the guy in the wilderness

On paper, the concept behind Youtube is utterly bananas. “Let’s give anyone with access to a video camera and an internet connection the ability to upload a video on almost any topic they...

 
 By Pete Rust    Sports    April 5, 2017

Wolves track team competes in RS

The Ted Schroeder Track Meet of Hope hosted a large contingent of the Southwest Wyoming Track competitors at Rock Springs last weekend. The meet included teams from Green River, Rock Springs, Farson, Lyman, Mountain View, Kemmerer, Evanston,...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    April 5, 2017

GR, Kelly Walsh play to draw

After a big win against the Evanston Red Devils last week, the Green River High School boys varsity soccer team battled a tough squad from Kelly Walsh High School to a draw Tuesday afternoon after...

 

Girls beat Red Devils at home

The Green River High School Lady Wolves Girls Soccer Team won its first game last Tuesday afternoon and is hoping for more wins this weekend. With 3-1, the Lady Wolves beat the Evanston Lady Red Devil...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    April 5, 2017

The joys of professional wrestling

The world of professional wrestling is ridiculous. I know this. You know this. Even the annoying dog down the street that barks at 3 a.m. knows this. At this point, most people also know professional...

 
 By David Martin    People    April 5, 2017

Painting like a master

Thursday night, while most kids were at home working on homework or enjoying a few hours of free time, a group of about 40 parents and students at Harrison Elementary were painting a work of art....

 

Christian students win awards

Three students returned home with ribbons and medals after competing in Idaho. Students from Green River Christian Academy recently competed in the Rocky Mountain Association of Christian Schools Acad...

 

Many GR young authors receive awards

Young authors put their most precious stories out there for others to judge. In the end, more than 100 authors from Sweetwater County School District No. 2 submitted entries for the 2017 Young...

 

District No. 2 Young Authors Winners and Participants

Kindergarten Fiction: 1st Place: “Sky the Pterodactyl,” by Kyler Steiss, Truman Elementary 2nd Place: “My Snowman and Me,” by Carter Johnson, Harrison Elementary Nonfiction: 1st Place: “The Life Book,” by Breilynn Eychne, Jackson...

 

Better balance class helps seniors

Soft music was coming from the exercise room, and the calm voice of an instructor could be heard giving people directions. Better Balance Class teacher Mary Grubb was explaining each move to the...

 

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