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Articles from the May 3, 2017 edition

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 By David Martin    City    May 3, 2017

Council talks private trash

A presentation given to the Green River City Council Tuesday night will have to be investigated further before the Council can act, according to Mayor Pete Rust. The Council discussed privatizing...

 
 By David Martin    County    May 3, 2017

Building vacation discussed

Many commissioners are still convinced the county building at 731 C Street in Rock Springs can be converted to a hospice facility. The building, which houses the circuit court in Rock Springs, was...

 

Former VP sues hospital

The former senior vice president of Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County has filed a claim against the hospital claiming she’s entitled to a previously agreed upon severance package. Keri...

 
 By David Martin    City    May 3, 2017

Suspicious envelope reported at post office

A suspicious man sending an envelope at the Green River Post Office resulted in a response from the county’s bomb squad Monday night. According to a release from the Green River Police Department,...

 

David Lorin Frint

David Lorin Frint, 60, of Green River, passed away April 27, 2017, after a sudden illness. He was born Nov. 29, 1956, in Rock Springs, the son of William Raman Frint and Ann-Marie Gustavsson...

 

Thomas Issec Thornock

Thomas Issec Thornock, 73, of Granger, passed away unexpectedly April 25, 2017 at the LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City. He was born Aug. 16, 1943 in Montpelier, Idaho, to Lamar Isaac and Rose Urinda Bra...

 

F.W. "Bill" Aspedon

F.W. “Bill” Aspedon, 90, passed away at his home suddenly April 19, 2017. Aspedon was the principal at Green River High School and athletics director from 1980-1987. He is survived by his wife Darlene; two daughters, Beth Aspedon and Ann Marie...

 

Ken Jackelen

Ken Jackelen, 89, of Ocala, Fla., and former resident of Rock Springs, passed away April 22, 2017, at his home in Ocala, Fla.  He was born June 1, 1927, in Somerset, Wisc., the son of Herman and Mary...

 

Paul Eugene Hodges

Paul Eugene Hodges, 49, of Farson, passed away April 24, 2017, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County following a sudden illness. He was a longtime resident of Rock Springs and Farson. He was born...

 

Ruthie Marie Hart

Ruthie Marie Hart, 72, of Green River, passed away April 26, 2017, at the Sage View Care Center. A longtime resident of Green River and former resident of Washington, Oregon and California, Hart died...

 

Laurel "Laurie" Delbridge Hall

Laurel "Laurie" Delbridge Hall, 70, of Rock Springs, passed away April 25, 2017, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. A lifelong resident of Rock Springs, Hall died following a brief...

 

Helen M. Gomez

Helen M. Gomez, 90, of Green River, passed away April 29, 2017, encircled by her loving family. She was born June 18, 1926, in Green River, to Juan Pedro Gold and Simonita Duran.   Gomez grew up in...

 

Our View: Perhaps a new tax is needed

Money is tight in Sweetwater County. Budget requests to the county commissioners are encouraged to cut 10 percent from the previous year’s request. Both cities, continuing to feel the sting of declining sales-tax revenues, are looking at more cuts...

 
 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    May 3, 2017

Lifelong Learning: Parenting no matter what

I don’t watch a great deal of TV and I don’t really have a favorite show when I do watch. However, this past year a dear friend of mine, and my daughter both asked me to start watching “Grey’s Anatomy.” I didn’t watch like most people mig...

 
 By Amanda Benson    Opinion    May 3, 2017

Dummy returns to museum

Back by popular demand, the Sweetwater County Historical Museum is featuring the ventriloquist dummy used by Thomas C. Smith for May’s Artifact of the Month. This dummy wears a cowboy outfit, which is fitting for Wyoming. The dummy was made in...

 

Letter: Exercise your role to protect the Red Desert

Dear Editor, I grew up in a small town in Nebraska and now live in Laramie. After working summers in Grand Teton National Park, the wildness in Wyoming greatly influenced me to stay in this wonderful state. I have travelled extensively throughout the...

 

Letter: Republicans don't have a voice in caucuses

Dear Editor, The most recent election cycle brought to the attention of many Wyoming voters a situation of which they were previously not acutely aware. This came about because they wanted to participate in the presidential primary. Wyoming is not a...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    May 3, 2017

Wolves prep for regional tourney

The Green River High School Boys Soccer Team has gotten comfortable working overtime during their past few games. According to head coach Chris Bieber, it's not a situation he would like to see the...

 

Weather impacts Lady Wolves' game

One word that could accurately describe Friday and Saturday’s soccer weather would be awful. It was snowing, windy and cold; and all three of these factors impacted how the Green River High School...

 
 By Pete Rust    Sports    May 3, 2017

Track team visits Utah

Once again the Wolves Track team headed south, this time to Orem, Utah to take on two other Wyoming teams and a huge field of 41 schools from Utah The biggest field of the day was in the 1,600-meter run, which had 130 runners. According to head coach...

 

2017 distinguished citizen named

This award is given to a resident who is passionate about Green River. It’s given to someone who goes above and beyond though volunteering and supporting projects from behind the scenes to improve...

 

Audition time set for youth

The Sweetwater Board of Cooperative Educational Services Summer Theatre for Youth announces auditions for its productions of Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka Jr” and Shakespeare’s comedy “The Two Gentlemen of Verona.” Auditions will take place...

 

Spring program takes place Friday

Members of the Sweetwater Board of Cooperative Educational Services After School String program will join Green River’s “Strings of Rath” string players and present a joint Spring String Ensemble Concert, Friday, May 5 at 7 p.m. in the Lincoln...

 

Queens take home titles

The Red Desert Roundup Rodeo Queen pageant took place April 9, in Rock Springs. It is sanctioned and sponsored by the Red Desert Roundup Rodeo, which will take place July 27-29 in Rock Springs. The royalty have several appearances scheduled this...

 

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