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 By DAVID MARTIN    Sports    April 11, 2018

Boys take GR tournament

Todd Malonek would have been proud. The Green River High School boys soccer team won the memorial tournament named for the Wolves' assistant coach, defeating Worland at the end of the tournament. The...

 

Volunteers honored at luncheon

More than 80 volunteers were honored at the Golden Hour Senior Center Friday during a luncheon. Every year, the GHSC takes time to honor those who help the center out by volunteering their time to del...

 

Toddler time enjoyed by attendees

Children, parents and grandparents were all enjoying the Sweetwater County Library's toddler time. On Monday morning, all gathered around youth services librarian Becky Iwen to "Shake Your Sillies...

 

Students selected for girls state

Two Green River High School juniors were selected to participate in the American Legion Auxiliary Wyoming Girls State. Mary Harris and Abby Alcorn both submitted applications to the American Legion...

 

Pet food donations needed for food bank

Once again, Green River Animal Control is hosting a pet food drive for the Green River Food Bank. Animal control officer Kim Wilkins said, this is about the fourth year in a row they have hosted the...

 

Shelley Elaine Ramon

Shelley Elaine Ramon, 68, passed away April 5, 2018, in Taylorsville, Utah, following a lengthy illness. Ramon was a lifelong resident of Green River. She was born March 30, 1950, in Rock Springs,...

 

Christine W. Reinert

Christine W. Reinert, 86, passed away April 4, 2018, at Mission at Castle Rock in Green River. Reinert was a resident of Green River and former resident of Council Bluffs, Iowa. She was born May 10,...

 

David Robison

David Robison, 66, passed away April 7, 2018, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County after a sudden illness. He was a resident of Green River for the past 28 years. Robison was born Feb. 24, 1952,...

 

Dorland Edward Toone

Dorland Edward Toone, 91, passed away peacefully surrounded by family April 3, 2018, in Green River after a brief illness. He was born, raised and lived in Green River most of his life. He graduated...

 

Tommy Craig Brangham

Tommy Craig Brangham, 48, of Green River, passed away on March 25, 2018, at his sister's home in Salt Lake City.  He was born Sept.r 20, 1969, in Rock Springs, the son of Tom Brangham and Carol Lynn...

 

Robert Hugh Fletcher

Robert Hugh Fletcher, 80, passed away April 5, 2018, at Sage View Care Center following a lengthy illness. He was a lifelong resident of Rock Springs. Fletcher was born Oct.19, 1937, in Rock Springs,...

 

Lady Wolves rebound in tournament

The Green River Lady Wolves soccer team traveled to Worland for its tournament last weekend and came home with three wins and one loss. The Lady Wolves finished the tournament in ninth place out of... Full story

 
 By Pete Rust    Sports    April 11, 2018

GRHS track team competes in Vernal meet

Due to a 30-degree, windy, wet forecast for the Kelly Walsh Invitational, track coach Dan Hansen rescheduled a meet for Friday to Vernal, Utah and 60-degree weather, with calm winds and only a soft rain. Among the Wyoming schools that competed in...

 

Our View:City needs to build a wall

Anyone driving down Second South on a nice day will be struck on how beautiful the street looks. Completed as part of a 2012 sixth-penny tax initiative, the street has newly-constructed sidewalks and stylized lighting designed to make it an... Full story

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    Opinion    April 11, 2018

End of a 23-year-long trail

Ask adults of a certain age what they remember most of their elementary school keyboarding class and they’ll likely say something about playing “The Oregon Trail.” The video game was a staple...

 
 By LU SWEET    Opinion    April 11, 2018

Lifelong learning: The cleaning lady

Someone recently shared a story with me about a custodial worker. In the story, a college professor gave a pop quiz to his students and the last question on the quiz asked, “What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?” One of the s...

 

Abicai on display

This month’s Artifact of the Month is a Japanese abacus, also known as a soroban. The abacus is a counting device that allows its user to do quick mathematical calculations. The abacus used in Japan was adapted from the Chinese. The elements of...

 

New form of e-cig lures teens

The electronic cigarette, or e-cigarette, has been touted – without proof – as a healthier alternative to traditional tobacco products and perhaps even a method of breaking the tobacco habit altogether. Now a new, related product with the brand...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    City    April 11, 2018

City admin gets big raise

Green River’s city administrator started receiving a bigger paycheck after his contract was renewed by the Green River City Council last month. According to the two contracts, Clevenger now makes...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    City    April 11, 2018

New wing at LMS completed

Sixth-grade students attending Lincoln Middle School next year will be learning in a cutting-edge environment. The Sweetwater County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees hosted an open house for...

 

Artwork discussed for center

What artwork placed on the walls at the new Sweetwater County Justice Center will be left up to the departments moving into it. During the Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting, Commissioner Wally...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    City    April 11, 2018

District approved for new bus

A last-minute approval by the Wyoming Department of Education allows Sweetwater County School District No. 2 the chance to purchase a special needs bus and may help other school districts with...

 

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