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Jacob Anglesey, a former Green River Police officer, was sentenced by Third District Court Judge Richard Lavery today and was given a 16-to-20 year prison sentence with credit given for 679 days...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    City    December 20, 2017

City OKs plant design work

Movement toward eventually building a new wastewater treatment plant started Tuesday evening after the Green River City Council approved a proposal by Burns and McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc.,...

 

Airport name change is 1 step closer

The Sweetwater County Commission agrees that Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport is a good name to the rename airport. During the Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting Tuesday morning, the...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    City    December 20, 2017

Tower ordinance approved

An ordinance creating zoning rules for the construction and placement of wireless communications towers passed its final reading before the Green River City Council Tuesday night, with some...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    City    December 20, 2017

Anglesey motion denied

Jacob Anglesey is stuck with his no contest plea to aggravated homicide. Anglesey’s plea, initially entered through a plea agreement with the Sweetwater County Attorney’s Office, dismisses the...

 

Our View: What is our fair share?

Anyone looking at the photo collection at the Sweetwater County Courthouse may come across a rather benign looking photo of the Sweetwater County Fairgrounds. The photo shows a man standing behind a sign next to a line of cars driving into what was...

 

Thanking the kids in Green River

Dear Editor, I would like to thank the teachers and especially the children for taking the time for writing the Christmas cards to our troops. The troops will greatly appreciate their kindness. I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas. Harry...

 

Wyoming's existential crisis

Counting down the final days of the Trump administration, it can’t come soon enough, and Wyoming is in an existential crisis. That is, who and what are we? What do we like and dislike? Do we have any values? Here we are, a well-educated people, we...

 

Trump tax plan could cost Wyoming

Tuesday’s vote in the House of Representatives and today’s vote in the U.S. Senate will place Wyoming’s $675 million per year federal mineral royalty payments annually to the state of Wyoming in jeopardy. Four states, Wyoming, Alaska, New...

 

Notes from Town Square: Commonly asked transfer station questions

From the City of Green River The Green River City Council recently voted to enter into a contract with a private firm, Wyoming Waste Systems, to collect residential and commercial trash within the city, and to operate the city’s newly constructed...

 

Social Security Matters: COLA, Medicare premiums and the hold harmless provision

Dear Rusty: My wife and I got the annual notification of our Social Security earnings starting Jan. 1. UNBELIEVABLE! I will get a gross COLA increase of $31 a month, but I will only get $6. The remaining $25 will go into the increase in Medicare....

 

Decision on request postponed

Finding a temporary shelter if there is an emergency is hard enough for a family, but what about for those who are dependent on others. At the Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting Thursday, the...

 

GR students recognized at state

Green River drama students received All-state honors, multiple honorable mentions and some were offered scholarships at the State Drama competition in CAsper. On Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 35 Green River High...

 

Speech and debate team takes 2nd in Cheyenne

The Green River High School Speech and Debate team grabbed second place this weekend. The team traveled to Cheyenne to attend the Cheyenne East Holiday Classic Speech and Debate Tournament. Twenty...

 

Varsity debaters host tournament

The Green River speech and debate novice team gained competition experience, while varsity learned how to host a tournament. The Green River High School Speech and Debate varsity team had a break from...

 

Robert Lynn Cudney

Robert Lynn Cudney, 59, of Green River passed away Dec. 17, 2017. He was born June 30, 1958, in Rock Springs, son of Bobby Joe Cudney and Donna June Lewis. His family moved to Utah and he attended...

 

Charlene "Char" Kay Hemphill

Charlene "Char" Kay Hemphill, 61, passed away Dec. 17, 2017, in Rock Springs. A resident of Rock Springs since 1995, Hemphill had been in ill health for the past eight years. She was born March 11,...

 

Bruce E. King

Bruce E. King, 89, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, at his home. He was a resident of Green River, Wyoming for the past 75 years and former resident of Clarksville, Arkansas. He died following a...

 

Amy Fay Pivik

Amy Fay Pivik, 89, passed away Dec. 18, 2017, at her home. She was a lifelong resident of Rock Springs. Pivik died following a lengthy illness. She was born on June 26, 1928, the daughter of John...

 

John Leon Nosich Jr.

John Leon Nosich Jr., 80, passed away Dec. 11, 2017, at Sage View Care Center surrounded by family. He was a lifelong resident of Rock Springs and Superior. Nosich was born Dec. 14, 1936, in Rock Springs, the son of John Nosich Sr. and Mary...

 

GR football coach steps down

Don Maggi has stepped down from his position as head coach of the Wolves varsity football team. Maggi gave his resignation Monday. “It has been an honor and pleasure to serve as head coach of the Green River Wolves. I am proud of our...

 

Swimmers take 1st at home meet

The Green River Wolves did well at their home pool by taking top honors at the first regular meet of the season. "I think they showed some strong swims. I was pleased with the way they swam," head coa...

 

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