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Articles from the April 26, 2017 edition

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 By David Martin    City    April 26, 2017

Tax payoff date extended

It isn’t a secret that sales tax revenues in Sweetwater County have continually declined during the past few years. Both the Green River and Rock Springs municipal governments have had to cut their...

 
 By David Martin    County    April 26, 2017

Official abstains from vote

A county voucher approved to pay a company owned and operated by a Sweetwater County Commissioner illustrates how a politician’s personal business can get involved with the politician’s public off...

 

GR man will serve jail time

A man who was accused of sexual intrusion and hitting the victim in the face will serve a year in jail. Austin W. Pacheco, 24, of Green River, recently appeared in the Third District Court of Judge...

 
 By David Martin    City    April 26, 2017

Hospital district in good fiscal health

Castle Rock Hospital District’s financial health continues to improve, with the district $150,000 higher than it was at this time last year. “We’re doing well by any measure,” Chief Financial...

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 26, 2017

Daggett County Sheriff resigns from office

Daggett County Sheriff Jerry Jorgensen resigned from his post Sunday after an investigation into allegations of prisoner mistreatment at the Daggett County Jail. According to a media release from the Daggett County Sheriff’s Office, Jorgensen’s r...

 

Amy Elizabeth Miller

Amy Elizabeth Miller, 47, of Rock Springs, passed away April 15, 2017, at her home. She had been a resident of Rock Springs for the past eight years and former resident of Billings, Mont.   She was...

 

Lavanetta (Neta) Forbes Waters

Lavanetta (Neta) Forbes Waters, 78, of Rock Springs, passed away April 17, 2017, at the University of Utah Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Rock Springs, Waters had been in ill health the past...

 

Michelle Nuttall

Michelle Nuttall, 46, of Rock Springs, passed away April 22, 2017, at Intermountain Utah Valley Hospital in Provo, Utah.  She had been a resident of Rock Springs since 2005 and former resident of...

 

Michael Allen Cheeseman

Michael Allen Cheeseman, 66, of Rock Springs passed away April 18, 2017, at Sageview Care Center. A longtime resident of Rock Springs, Cheeseman died following a lengthy illness.  He was born Oct....

 
 By Brie Blasi    Opinion    April 26, 2017

Notes from Town Square: Our heritage and the 844

As many people saw (or heard), the Union Pacific’s “Living Legend” 844 steam engine barreled into downtown Green River town once again last Wednesday. Although the 844 has made many appearances in Green River over the years, it always draws a...

 

Our View: We need a great bison barbecue

Great ideas tend to come out of nowhere. They’re the sort of inspirations that strike like lightening and linger on afterward. Recently, an idea came to our attention that could be something the local chambers of commerce, Sweetwater County Travel...

 
 By Tom Gagnon    Opinion    April 26, 2017

The devil and Donald Trump, a political analogy

Jabez Stone was a New Hampshire farmer. The time was before the Civil War. Things weren’t going well for him. Boulders emerged in his fields, his potatoes got the blight, his corn went to the borers, his horse got spavins, his wife and children...

 

Letter: Energy assistance program on the chopping block

Dear Editor, Are you aware that the proposed federal budget calls for the elimination of the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP)?  This is the program that keeps many Wyoming residents warm in the winter.  Earlier this year, the State...

 

Letter: Trump was a good choice for President

Dear Editor, I was going to laugh at Tom Gagnon’s op-ed piece bashing Trump and Wyoming for voting for him, but then I realized it wasn’t satire. It was apparently an article written in all seriousness. It was interesting that he glossed over...

 

GR students attend Earth Day event

Bus load after bus load of kids were dropped off at Expedition Island for the city's Earth Day celebration. Students from kindergarten through sixth grade hurried into the pavilion for a chance to...

 

Residents have fun at dance

About 100 residents recently attended a dinner and dance event at the senior center. Friday night the Golden Hour Senior Center's dining room was packed with residents ready to eat a delicious meal, w...

 

GR fourth graders turn into wax

The Jackson Elementary School gym was lined with students dressed like historical Wyoming figures. The fourth-grade students, who were portraying the historical figures, were not moving because they...

 
 By Staff Report    People    April 26, 2017

Students fare well at state art symposium

Staff Report Green River High School art teachers Denise Mosley, Shane Steiss and Sonja Higgins are impressed with how their students did at the Wyoming High School State Art Symposium. “We had another great year with some talented artists who took...

 
 By Pete Rust    Sports    April 26, 2017

Wolves stay strong at home meet

Nine teams from Southwest Wyoming came to host Green River for competition on the Wolves' home turf. Teams participating came from Rock Springs, Evanston, Lander, Pinedale, Lyman, Big Piney,...

 

Girls breeze past RS

The Green River High School Lady Wolves Soccer team took a bite out of their biggest rivals for another win. On Saturday the Lady Wolves traveled to Rock Springs to take on the Lady Tigers. It was a...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    April 26, 2017

Stoeger signs with LCCC

Green River High School senior Taylor Stoeger has decided to continue playing soccer at the junior college level, recently signing with Laramie County Community College. During a short... Full story

 

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