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 By David Martin    City    May 17, 2017

Lincoln tract C off the table

The Green River City Council decided to keep tract C of the Lincoln High School properties, keeping hope alive the city will transform the land into a park. Previously, discussion about vacating the...

 

Tunnels will be cleaned this week

The Wyoming Department of Transportation will be cleaning and sweeping the Green River tunnels this week starting tomorrow, May 23. Work will begin on the eastbound tunnel and move to the westbound tunnel upon completion. Traffic will be reduced to... Full story

 

Innocence claimed in trafficking charge

A Rock Springs man accused of attempting to commit human trafficking claims he’s innocent. Guadalupe J. Chavez-Arellano, 53, appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Richard Lavery at an...

 
 By David Martin    City    May 17, 2017

Students tasked with thinking like computer scientists

Local teachers aim to inspire their students to think about careers in the computer science field worked with students at Monroe Intermediate School during a special Tuesday night program. Tracy...

 
 By David Martin    County    May 17, 2017

Blowup over fireworks stand

A conditional use permit for a fireworks stand at the former Ted’s Supper Club building on Purple Sage Road is lighting tensions with other operators in the vicinity. The Sweetwater County...

 

Earlene Jane Pickerel

Earlene Jane Pickerel, 82, died May 9, 2017 at Sweetwater Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient for one day.   She was born Oct. 14, 1934, in Lodge Pole, Neb., the daughter of Earl and Vi...

 

Shirley Anne Kelley

Shirley Anne Kelley, 72, passed away May 6, 2017, at home. She was a longtime resident of Rock Springs and former resident of the Bridger Valley and Arizona. She was born Jan. 2, 1945, in St. Mary's,...

 

Rudy Dolence

Rudy Dolence, 93, of Rock Springs, died May 8, 2017, at his home. Rudy, a life-long resident of Rock Springs, was born Nov.12, 1923, the son of Rudolph and Antonia Dolence. Rudy's parents were immigr...

 

Mary J. Britton

Mary J. Britton, 78, of Rock Springs passed away May 11, 2017, at her home following a lengthy illness. She was born Nov. 2, 1938, in Holbrook, Neb., the daughter of Earl Morris and Maci Evangeline...

 
 By David Martin    Opinion    May 17, 2017

Old format gets new life online

In the previous columns I’ve written about Youtube, I’ve focused on some of the more strange and unique video channels available. Want to watch a guy build a mud hut with a heated floor or watch...

 
 By Wally Johnson    Opinion    May 17, 2017

Public lands: a shared heritage

Public lands provide high-paying quality jobs and significant tax revenues from mineral resources that drive the economy in Sweetwater County. As a four-term county commissioner, I have witnessed the benefits federal public lands provide residents...

 

Notes from Town Square: Arbor Day in GR

Arbor Day – a day dedicated to public tree planting was first observed in the 19th century over 145 years ago. The Arbor Day Foundation was founded in 1972 with a mission to “inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees.” This year...

 
 By Pete Rust    Sports    May 17, 2017

Wolves track sends 25 to state

The Wolves Boys and Girls Track team had prequalified nine competitors prior to this weekend's regional meet in Rock Springs and came out of the meet with an additional 12 competitors, including...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    May 17, 2017

New high school wrestling coach selected

The Wolves wrestling team will be headed up by a longtime middle school football and wrestling coach in their 2017-2018 season. Sweetwater County School District No. 2 announced hiring Josh...

 

Lady Wolves: forget the past and focus on state

The Green River High School Lady Wolves soccer team will need to put their poor regional performance behind them and focus on their upcoming state games. It was almost like looking at a different...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    May 17, 2017

Wolves face Laramie Plainsmen at state Thurs.

A dominating 2-0 win over Jackson at the start of the 4A West Regional Soccer Tournament in Casper secured the Wolves a spot at the state tournament this week and puts them on a collision course with...

 
 By David Martin    People    May 17, 2017

Morning running club wraps up the season

While most kids are still preparing for their day at school, a few motivated children are jogging along with friends at Jackson Elementary School. Jackson Elementary School's running club attracts doz...

 

Many women attend Mother's Day tea

A tea focused on celebrating mothers took place at the senior center Thursday. The tables were decorated in bright colors with flowers as center pieces. In front of each guest was a tea bag, dessert,...

 

Student named Presidential Scholar

A Green River High School student will join 160 other U.S. Presidential Scholars in Washington D.C., in June to receive a medallion and participate in numerous activities. Anna Harris, a senior at...

 

State young author awards given to county kids

By STEPHANIE THOMPSON People Editor Several Green River students brought home first place and honorable mention awards from the State Young Authors Competition. “The results for Green River are exce...

 

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