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Articles from the June 10, 2015 edition

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 By David Martin    City    June 10, 2015

District aims for more activity

By DAVID MARTIN Editor After three years and more than $650,000 spent in training and equipment purchases, preliminary wellness results amongst students in Green River are looking good. Three years ago, Sweetwater County School District No. 2...

 

Office remains qualified for trial

A woman accused of 27 felony forgery-related crimes, asked the court to disqualify the entire Sweetwater County Attorney’s Office from the case. Tina Linkenauger, filed the motion to disqualify the Sweetwater County Attorney’s Office from her...

 
 By Olivia Kennah    County    June 10, 2015

Care center has new owners

Gov. Matt Mead visited Sage View Care Center in Rock Springs Tuesday afternoon to celebrate the successful efforts made to keep the center running. Sage View was facing closure, and what could have been a disastrous story, ended up being a great...

 
 By David Martin    City    June 10, 2015

DUI crash destroys underpass railing

A single-vehicle crash Sunday evening resulted in damage to the railing near the South Fourth West Street underpass and a man being arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol. Matthew Zupence, 32, of Green River, plead guilty to the...

 
 By David Martin    City    June 10, 2015

Trona byway opens

The Trona Trail Historic Mine Byway is officially open for business after a short dedication ceremony took place May 30. The trail is the fourth mine byway designated in Wyoming and was created...

 
 By David Martin    City    June 10, 2015

Area birdwatchers gather Saturday

Budding birders will have a chance to explore parts of the Killdeer Wetlands Saturday morning. Dave Mead, working jointly with the Sweetwater County Historical Museum and the Green Belt Task Force,...

 

Clark P. Stafford

Clark P. Stafford, 71, of Rock Springs, passed away June 5, 2015, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. A longtime resident of Rock Springs, Clark died following battle with cancer.  He was... Full story

 

Amy Kay Kolan

Amy Kay Kolan passed away June 5, 2015 at the age of 28. She is survived by her parents Dale Grant Kolan and Rosalie Carol Kolan of Fort Bridger. Siblings, Preston Dale Kolan of Colorado Springs,...

 

Eliza "Peggy" Dickson

Eliza "Peggy" Dickson, 97, of Rock Springs died June 8, 2015 of natural causes. She was a resident of Green River for more than 70 years, prior to moving to Rock Springs last year. She was born on... Full story

 

Anne M. Groshel

Anne M. Groshel, 93, of Rock Springs passed away June 1, 2015 following a sudden illness. She was a lifelong resident of Rock Springs. She was born on April 7, 1922 in Rock Springs,  the daughter of...

 

Our View: A diverse economy will bring 'em back

One of Wyoming’s chronic problems is often referred to as the state’s “brain drain.” Essentially, Wyoming’s educated youth tend to seek employment outside the Cowboy State as opposed to living and working in their home state. Gov. Matt...

 
 By Becky Iwen    Opinion    June 10, 2015

Library system host programs for all ages

We’re having fun this summer at the library. The Summer Reading Program is for every person in Sweetwater County. Everyone from newborns to adults can stop in, sign up, log their reading and win prizes. The library system’s Summer Reading Program...

 
 By Brad Raney    Opinion    June 10, 2015

Notes from Town Square: More than a nice amenity

Green River is recognized nationally and locally for outstanding parks and recreational opportunities. The employees and volunteers in the department take great pride in Green River evidenced by outstanding programs and spaces provided to the...

 
 By Olivia Kennah    Opinion    June 10, 2015

Strike while the iron is hot

“Rain or shine, we’re branding,” is what my grandpa told my mom on the phone last Wednesday night. Every year my family brands cattle at my grandparents’ and great uncle’s ranch. This year we weren’t sure if the weather would cooperate, b...

 

Finally, a fish to be proud of

Growing up in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, fishing was just something you grew up with. This was no exception for me. In the summer and spring we used the boat, in the late fall and winter we fished in...

 
 By David Martin    People    June 10, 2015

Kids learn fingerprint science

Fingerprinting is half hard science, half delicate art and one of the oldest tools used by a police department to track down criminals. Students attending the Green River Police Department's junior...

 

Familiar face takes over position

The City of Green River may have a new finance director, but employees and residents won’t have to learn a new name. Chris Meats officially took over the city’s finance director’s position, whic...

 
 By Lillian Palmer    People    June 10, 2015

Family plants flowers for Green River

Laura and Lily Harris plant flowers along Flaming Gorge Way, as a family volunteer project. They planted the flowers with their mother Marsha Harris. “Usually the whole family is down here,” Marsha said. “As a family, we do a lot of volunteer...

 
 By David Martin    People    June 10, 2015

Quilters show their best work

An amazing array of quilts were on display at the Pavilion throughout the weekend, showing that after 25 years Quilting on the Green continues to impress. “I’m a painter and I love visual things,” Angie Bennett said as she looked among the...

 

Monroe Intermediate School honor rolls

Monroe Intermediate School recently released its fourth-quarter honor roll. Students must obtain a GPA of 3.5 or higher to be named to this honor roll. Fifth-grade students making the list are Genesis Anderson, Jonus Aragon, Alex Atkinson, Johnny...

 

Green River High School honor rolls

Green River High School recently released its second-semester honor rolls. To make the Principal Honor Roll students must obtain a 4.0 GPA with no “I” letter grades. Those making the Principal Honor Roll are Emily Allen, Victoria Allen, Kayleigh...

 

Craft projects keep residents busy

Making sure residents have a fun craft to work on each Friday at the Mission at Castle Rock Rehabilitation Center is something Kathy Elliott enjoys. Each week, Elliott picks out something for the...

 
 By Lillian Palmer    Sports    June 10, 2015

Building the Bittersweet Bombshells

It's battle fought on roller skates. If you haven't heard of roller derby, you're not alone. Roller derby is a contact sport, where two teams of five skaters skate in the same direction around a...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    June 10, 2015

Knights win Riverton wood bat tournament

The Green River Knights had a successful weekend at a wood bat tournament in Riverton. The Knights defeated three teams across four games, beating the Douglas Cats twice before going on to defeat...

 

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