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Police Reports

Officers responded to a motorist assist regarding a vehicle stuck and blocking a turning lane, on Uinta Drive and Roosevelt Drive. Officers issued a traffic warning for allegedly speeding in a school zone at 250 Monroe Avenue. Officers contacted an...

 

Sue Ann Seneshale

Sue Ann Seneshale, 73, of Rock Springs, passed away April 2, 2016, following a lengthy illness. She was a resident of Rock Springs for 63 years and former resident of Selma, Ala.   She was born on... Full story

 

Kyle Steven Rodda

Kyle Steven Rodda, 22, of Rock Springs, passed away March 28, 2016.  He was a lifelong resident of Rock Springs. He was born on Dec. 8, 1993 in Rock Springs, the son of Steven Rodda and Stacie... Full story

 

Harry Sheldon Fox

Funeral services and interment of ashes will take place this summer in Green River for Harry Sheldon Fox, who died March 30, at his home in Washington, Utah, at the age of 79. He had been in... Full story

 

Frederick Alexander Banks

Frederick Alexander Banks, 52, of Rock Springs, passed away March 26, 2016 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County, surrounded by his friends, following a valiant battle with cancer. He was born on Dec. 22, 1963 in Buffalo, N.Y., the son of Arnold... Full story

 

Our View: 20 percent might be too much to ask

Sweetwater County, like every other governing body in Wyoming, faces a severe funding problem as a result of a decline in natural gas and coal prices. Discussion taking place between the Sweetwater County Commissioners Tuesday morning heavily...

 

Police mistreated by media

Dear Editor, There are very few people in Green River that have a feeling of apprehension when their husband, wife, or child goes to work. Each police officer’s family feels this every day. Not just their husband, wife or child, but their parents a...

 
 By Jennie Melvin    Opinion    April 6, 2016

Notes from Town Square: Baked goods at Daily Knead

Are you in the market for some baked goods? Try our local bakery, The Daily Knead, located downtown on Flaming Gorge Way. Loanda Slaton opened her bakery about 5 and a half years ago to start a college fund for her two sons. She and her son, Aaron,...

 

Drug coupons mask drugs' real costs

What would make your medicines cheaper? That’s a question Americans are asking every time they go to the pharmacy and find the price of a maintenance drug they’ve been taking has doubled or tripled, or that a new medicine, like one of the new...

 
 By Lillian Palmer    City    April 6, 2016

Council finalizes city signs

Longtime residents may not have any difficulty finding their way to various destinations in the city of Green River, but for those who are traveling through or visiting for an event, some places...

 
 By Lillian Palmer    City    April 6, 2016

Green River must cut $1 million

Hard times are ahead for Green River. Green River has gone through five straight years of budget cuts; and this coming fiscal year is no different. In fact, it’s worse. “The state took some large...

 
 By David Martin    County    April 6, 2016

County's fiscal outlook remains grim

As Sweetwater County’s offices and agencies prepare to present budgets to the county commissioners, the funding picture for the county remains grim. The county is looking at an $8 million shortfall...

 

Sex offender moved near school

A registered sex offender who is accused of failing to report his change of residence, which happened to be near a school, and employment could serve prison time. Lonnie Phillip Moffitt, 41, of Green...

 
 By Lillian Palmer    City    April 6, 2016

Golden hour faces funding problems

An update from the Golden Hour Senior Center at Tuesday’s city council meeting revealed the center is in a time of need. The center’s attendance is at an all-time high, their meal count is up,...

 

'Grease' musical to hit the stage this week

The ever-popular movie "Grease" will come to life in the form of a musical this week at the high school. The Green River High School Theater Department is putting on "Grease" the musical Thursday and...

 

Tales brought to life

Game of Tones: Guy Mendilow Ensemble revives the fantastic world of Ladino Song with Global Grace in Tales of the Forgotten Kingdom. Community Fine Arts Center proudly presents Tales from the...

 

Sweetwater County libraries to celebrate National Library Week

From April 10 through 16 the Sweetwater County Library System joins libraries nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the dynamic changes happening in today’s libraries. Libraries today are more about what they do, for...

 

Student selected for Naval Academy

A Green River High School was selected to attend the Naval Academy Summer Seminar Program. Eric Clingenpeel, a junior, will attend this program in June of 2016. Student selection for the seminar is...

 

Rising star

Harrison Elementary School second-grade student, Jaylene Gallegos, 8, was asked by her teacher Senter Timmons and activities director Tony Beardsley to sing the National Anthem at the last Green...

 

District champs: 8 qualify nationals

For the ninth year in a row, the Green River High School Speech and Debate Team has came home with a District Championship. Not only did the team bring home a District Championship trophy, but they...

 

GRHS speech coach receives state recognition

With all of Green River High School Speech and Debate team's success, it was no surprise when the team's head coach was recognized for her work. At the Wyoming Speech and Debate competition, head...

 

Seniors love game and playful banter

Several Green River seniors gather each week, not only for the love of a card game, but for the socialization that comes with it. Friday afternoon was no different. Walking down the hall to find...

 

Senior menus/activities

Golden Hour Senior Center Menu April 7-13 Thursday - Artichoke chicken, rice pilaf, Harvard beets, fresh fruit, roll, brownie Friday - Fish sandwich with lettuce and tomato, French fries, coleslaw, Jello Monday - Indian tacos, refried beans, fruit,...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    April 6, 2016

GRHS defeats Evanston at home

Both Green River High School varsity soccer teams walked away from Wolves stadium with wins Tuesday afternoon after tough encounters with the Evanston Red Devils. For the boys team, the victory is the...

 

G&F receives lands access donation

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department recently received $28,350 for Access Yes, the private lands public wildlife access program. The donations are a combination of support from the Wyoming Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the Wyoming...

 

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