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Articles from the May 13, 2015 edition

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 By David Martin    City    May 13, 2015

District gives employees raise

The 2015-2016 agreement between Sweetwater County School District No. 2 and the Green River Education Association results in higher wages for teachers and other employees within the district. The agreement was approved by the school board last night...

 
 By David Martin    City    May 13, 2015

Dirty river slows water treatment

Anyone looking at the Green River during the past week may have questioned if the river needs a new name. Dirt and sediment flowing from the Big Sandy River has caused the river to change color to a more muddy hue. The additional particulates have...

 

Reading program threatened

Since November of 2010, children ages birth to five years old had the chance to register for and receive free books from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program, however, due to lack of funding the program may be cut back. Kelly Frink,...

 

Family fundraiser Wednesday night

Two years ago, the Kellum family shared the story of their daughter Trinity and asked the community for help in purchasing a wheel-chair accessible van. For various reasons, only $2,000 was raised...

 
 By David Martin    City    May 13, 2015

Summer school meals provided for all kids

A new summer meal program will give kids free meals from Sweetwater County School District No. 2. Linda Martin, food service director for the district, said the district will provide free breakfasts and lunches to any child between ages two and 18...

 

Harley Lininger

Harley Lininger, 76, of Rock Springs passed away May 7, 2015, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. He was a longtime resident of Rock Springs and former resident of Maryville, Mo. He was born... Full story

 

Our view: No name needed for jail

When we heard that there was talk of changing the Sweetwater County Detention Center’s name we thought, why? The name obviously fits the use of the facility so why change it. Then, we heard a recommendation was made that it be called the Gary...

 

Letter: Post office could be helped

Dear Editor, I want to respond to your article about snail mail slowing down and about the financial “crisis” of the post office. 1. The real reason the post office is in a financial “crisis” is because in late December 2006, someone slipped...

 
 By Jason Grubb    Opinion    May 13, 2015

Celebrate reading at the Sweetwater County Library

It is Reading is Fun Week. Started in 1979 by Reading is Fundamental (RIF), the nation’s oldest and largest children and families’ literacy nonprofit organization, this week is a time to recognize the pleasures found in books. Last year the Pew...

 
 By Jennie Melvin    Opinion    May 13, 2015

Notes from Town Square: URA/Main Street says thank you

Did you know that prior to 2011 there were two separate boards for the URA and Main Street agencies? The URA focused on design guidelines and reviews for construction within the urban renewal area as well as other planning and revitalization...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    May 13, 2015

Settling into a new place in life

I’m pretty sure that most people who read my column last week were super excited about not having to read my nonsense anymore, especially my long ramblings about my cat and cell phones. Well it...

 
 By David Martin    People    May 13, 2015

Rehabilitation center honors mothers

Residents at the Mission at Castle Rock care facility had a chance to have tea and celebrate an early Mother’s Day with family and friends. Kelly Williams, activity coordinator for the facility...

 

Preschoolers make crafts for their moms

Friday, students at the Green River Co-op Preschool were busy making special crafts for Mother's Day. After listening to a story, the students broke out into groups. Some groups were coloring, some we...

 

Two GRHS students join district team

Two members of the Green River High School Speech and Debate Team have been selected to compete on the Wind River District Team. Junior Hayley Lauze and senior Savannah Hook will join Anna Savage of Greybull High School, Darren Leonhardt of Hot...

 
 By David Martin    People    May 13, 2015

School District employees talk about retirement plans

For many students and teachers, May means the approaching end of a school year and the approaching summer fun the next few months will provide. However, for a few district employees, May means the approaching end of a career and whatever...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    May 13, 2015

Ivie named coach

The search is over for a new head boy’s basketball coach at Green River High School. Sweetwater County School District No. 2 announced last week the hiring of Laurie Ivie, who is currently a language arts teacher at Lincoln Middle School. “I was...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    May 13, 2015

Swimmers capture conference

Last Saturday was a great day for local swimming with the Green River Middle School boy’s team capturing a conference title. Green River finished in first place with 244 points. Rawlins was second with 213, Lander was fourth with 179, Pinedale was...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    May 13, 2015

A busy week for Green River soccer

Over the course of the 2015 season, the Green River High School boy’s soccer team has shown flashes of brilliance and proved they can match up against anyone in the state. The team defeated powerhouse Jackson, and lost a close 2-1 game at home...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    May 13, 2015

Track team preps for regional meet

The Green River High School track team will start their postseason Friday at the 4A West Regional Track Meet in Evanston. The Wolves will be going into the meet after several days off. The team was...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    May 13, 2015

Ladies ready for packed week

It’s going to be a busy week for the Green River High School soccer team, but that doesn’t bother head coach Tracy Wyant. With three games in three days, Wyant is going to use it as an opportunity to prepare the team for the upcoming 4A West...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    May 13, 2015

Cheeks in the seats: Senior night for Wolves soccer

The Green River High School varsity soccer teams will wrap up the 2015 regular season Friday against Riverton. Much like I’ve done throughout the school year, I’d like to encourage local residents to cheer the team on as they inch closer to the p...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    May 13, 2015

Committee announces 2015 hall of fame

The Green River High School Hall of Fame will induct a new class Sept. 5. The 2015 class will include three individuals and the 1974 to 1977 boys swim teams who captured four consecutive state titles. The three individuals recognized will be Jack...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    May 13, 2015

Knights drop 2 games to rival Rock Springs

The Green River Knights American Legion baseball team was back in action last night after having their games cancelled last week due to snowy conditions. The Knights dropped a double-header to Rock Springs, 10-4 and 9-6. Green River will get another...

 

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