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 By David Martin    City    May 24, 2017

Slain cop named in hall-of-fame

A police officer slain during a 2014 attack in Las Vegas will be inducted into the Green River High School Hall of Fame. Alyn Beck, a 1991 graduate of Green River High School, was posthumously...

 
 By David Martin    City    May 24, 2017

Ambulance station named for EMT

Castle Rock Ambulance Service will recognize the contributions of a longtime EMT by naming its ambulance station. During a ceremony Tuesday evening, Ambulance Director John Taylor said the station...

 
 By David Martin    City    May 24, 2017

Teacher hopes students will work to improve daily

Green River High School art teacher Shane Steiss told graduates Monday night about one of the key principles for self improvement he uses in both his personal and professional lives. Chosen to address...

 

GR man will serve prison time

A Green River man who admitted to shooting another man will serve at least three years in prison. Ted G. Kalivas, 59, appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Richard Lavery at an sentencing...

 
 By Staff Report    County    May 24, 2017

10 Green River residents arrested in meth bust

Ten Green River residents were arrested as part of an methamphetamine ring investigation throughout Southwest Wyoming and Utah. According to a release from the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office, the investigation focused on a Green River-based...

 

Fred Radosevich

Fred Radosevich, 83, of Rock Springs, died May 16, 2017, at the Sublette Center in Pinedale of a sudden illness. He was a lifelong resident of Rock Springs. Radosevich was born in Rock Springs June... Full story

 

Wanda Marilyn Morris Ragan

Wanda Marilyn Morris Ragan, 78, of Green River, passed away Jan. 18, 2017, at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City surrounded by family after a hard fought battle with pulmonary... Full story

 

Darrell Powell Staley

Darrell Powell Staley, 89 years, passed away peacefully on May 21, 2017, in Evanston. He was born April 16, 1928, in Coalville, Utah, to Claude Soloman Staley and Sybil Mellissa Powell Staley. His you...

 

Audrey J. Goings

Audrey J. Goings, 92, of Rupert, Idaho passed away May 16, 2017, at her home.   She was born in Hudson on Sept. 25, 1924, the daughter of George K. Henry and Marsha Josephine Killkenny Henry....

 

Our View: No need to fear the future

Graduation week is in full swing in Sweetwater County. Ceremonies at Western Wyoming Community College, Green River High School and Expedition Academy have already concluded while students at Rock Springs High School will receive their diplomas Satur...

 
 By Wally Johnson    Opinion    May 24, 2017

Multiple use of land important to Sweetwater County residents

With great fishing, hunting and recreation opportunities, Sweetwater County in southwestern Wyoming is a paradise for Americans seeking to enjoy the outdoors and the wide open spaces of our federal public lands. The Flaming Gorge National Recreation...

 
 By Mike Lowell    Opinion    May 24, 2017

Popular programs could be cut without county funding increase

The Rock Springs Rocket-Miner May 18 story, “Budget reductions could end juvenile detention program,” while factual, does not tell the whole story. The story reports that I told the Sweetwater County Commissioners May 16 that “steep budget...

 

The price of progress

When people talk about the price of progress, they are often referring to replacement of older buildings with “modern” buildings or public amenities. In the case of Green River’s Centennial Park, some century-old houses as well as an old church...

 

Preschool graduation already!

As I watched my five-year-old son John walk down the isle with a smirk on his face, my heart fluttered. Yes. There he was in his red graduation cap and gown enjoying all the attention he was receiving...

 
 By Pete Rust    Sports    May 24, 2017

Track season ends in Casper

While neither the Wolves nor the Rock Springs Tigers were able to crown any state champions this State meet, there were some good performances from the locals. Leading the way for the Lady Wolves, as...

 

Lady Wolves struggle at state tourney

State may not have went the way the Green River High School Lady Wolves soccer team wanted it to go, but they did gain experience. Head coach Tracy Wyant said she was confident and excited when the te...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    May 24, 2017

Boys place 4th at state tourney

A very competitive Green River High School Boys Soccer team ended state with a heartbreaking shootout loss to Kelly Walsh at the state soccer tournament in Sheridan, taking fourth. Going into the...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    May 24, 2017

Committee names 2017 GRHS hall-of-fame inductees

A state championship golf team, a physical education teacher and man who helped create the modern contact lens are amongst the inductees to the 2017 Green River High School Hall of Fame. Selections...

 

High school finals rodeo hosted in RS June 5-10

The 63rd Annual Wyoming High School Finals Rodeo will feature approximately 200 competitors from high schools across the state on June 5-10 run at the Sweetwater Events Complex. The top four competitors in each event will move on to the 2017...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    May 24, 2017

Racer wins 1st 2017 event

Green River’s Zac Taylor recorded his first 2017 win in Colorado May 13. Racing at the El Paso County Raceway in his family-owned 305ci winged sprint car, he ended the night on top in that division. He also competed in the midget car division to a...

 

Regional Take a Kid fishing events set

Everyone can fish without a license for statewide Free Fishing Day June 3. Many Game and Fish Regional Offices are partnering with community organizations to hold events to help get people out fishing. Events currently scheduled on Free Fishing Day...

 

Cowboys continue to the next step of their basketball careers

A trio of Cowboy graduates walked across the stage last week to receive their degrees from the University of Wyoming. Seniors Jason McManamen, Morris Marshall along with junior Alan Herndon will now take the next step in their careers. All three...

 

Volunteers help with GR senior breakfast

Making sure the pancakes are fresh for those coming in the door is a priority for volunteer Ray Curtis. For the past 25 years, Curtis has been volunteering for the Golden Hour Senior Center's...

 

Decorating to celebrate life

A woman who was told she may have as little as three days to three years to live has decided to enjoy every minute of what time she has left. Carol Patterson Kelsey of Green River has been busy...

 

Sweetwater County kids to perform in State Honor Choir

Eleven members of the Sweetwater Board of Cooperative Educational Services County Children’s Honor Choir, and the Stagecoach Elementary Choir have been selected by their conductor to perform in the 2017 Wyoming American Choral Directors Association...

 

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