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Articles from the August 31, 2016 edition

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Camping options explored

Deciding whether or not to allow for primitive camping in FMC Park is an issue the council will have revisit. During the last Green River City Council workshop, the Council gave its approval for...

 

Sex offender sent to prison

A registered sex offender who failed to report his change of residence, which happened to be near a school, will serve time in prison. Lonnie Phillip Moffitt, 41, of Green River was convicted in 1999...

 
 By David Martin    County    August 31, 2016

Fewer hours at county library

Starting Tuesday, hours at the Sweetwater County Library in Green River will be reduced. The library will now be open Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday...

 
 By Staff Report    County    August 31, 2016

School board, special district filing ends

The filing deadline for school board and special districts concluded Monday, with a few more residents deciding to run for election to the Sweetwater County School District No.2 Board of Trustees. Joining Brenda Roosa, Corina Tynsky, Steve Core and...

 
 By Staff Report    County    August 31, 2016

McLaren sentenced in attempted murder case

Steven Dean McLaren was sentenced to a lengthy prison sentence on five felony counts, including Attempted Second Degree Murder, by Third Judicial District Court Judge Richard Lavery on August 31, 2016. Judge Lavery sentenced 53-year-old McLaren to a...

 

Our view: Residents can solve deer issue

What to do with the local deer population has been a contentious subject in Green River for the past few years, but while they can be pesky, at this point, they’re probably better left alone. One caveat we would like to make involves deer proven...

 

Letter: Preacher doesn't agree with Greene

Dear Editor, Mr. Ryan Greene, Wyoming congressional candidate, informed me Aug. 25, he is pro-choice (pro-abortion) and opposed to capital punishment (excusing a convicted killer from the death penalty).  As a conservative baptist preacher (independ...

 

Letter: Different fire chief should have been hired

Dear Editor, Nomis is not qualified to be Fire chief, just because he is a Nomis. He didn’t take college classes or serve as interim fire chief and then get the shaft. We need new blood and the city needs to get into a new era. Mike Liberty worked...

 

Notes from Town Square: recognition

From the City of Green River Recognition, the expressed appreciation by one person to another for that person’s behaviors, activities or impact that may or may not be accompanied by a physical or financial reward.  We received a call today from a...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    August 31, 2016

GRHS tennis team starts season 1-1

The Green River High School Varsity Tennis Team started the season well with a victory over Powell Friday, but faltered in a close loss to Cody the next day. Green River’s boys defeated Powell 4-1,...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    August 31, 2016

GRHS swimmers start season strong

Strong performances in the pool have resulted in the Lady Wolves swimming and diving team qualifying for a few events early in the season. So far, Avery Otto-Horn, Alexis King, Sherylann Moritz,...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    August 31, 2016

Field work at GRHS not meant for new Wolves Stadium

While the field at Green River High School has been the site of recent renovations, the field won’t become a new Wolves Stadium according to Green River High School Athletics Director Tony...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    August 31, 2016

Mustangs will play in Green River Sept. 6, 9

Boys and girls soccer at Green River High School won’t start until 2017, but soccer fans in Green River will soon have a chance to support the Western Wyoming Community College Mustangs. The...

 

Teacher appreciates GR roots

Sometimes people do not plan on coming back to their hometown for work, but sometimes the unplanned decisions become life’s greatest gifts. This is the case for Green River High School graduate and GRHS teacher Terrin Musbach. Musbach did not...

 
 By David Martin    People    August 31, 2016

Artwork in governor's mansion

One Green River artist’s work was recognized at a recent event at the governor’s mansion in Cheyenne. Anna Harris, a senior at Green River High School, was recognized in Cheyenne for a...

 

Harsha-Michael marriage announced

Todd and Kelly Harsha of Green River and Dan and Hope Schmid of LaBarge and Warren Ellis of Kemmerer recently announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter Torri-Jan Harsha of...

 

Green River couple to celebrate 50 years of marriage

Jerry and Kathy Marchant of Green River will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple was married on Aug. 25, 1966, in Salt Lake City at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints...

 

Smith-Yates wedding

Rock Springs High School long-time sweethearts Dustin Smith and Paige Yates marry after seven years. The marriage took place in Green River, at Detra Cates and Johnny Young's home in Jamestown, who...

 

Children explore planes at GR's Spaceport Days

Residents and children had the chance to look at small planes at the Greater Green River Intergalactic Spaceport Saturday. During fourth annual Spaceport Day, children and their parents were...

 
 By David Martin    People    August 31, 2016

Getting crafty at GR senior center

Pumpkins puffs and T-shirt bags were just a couple of items seniors were making in a new craft class. For about the first time in four years, seniors have a craft class they can attend at the Golden...

 

Injured GR deer helped

A deer with a drooping, broken antler, that was visibly distressed was helped by a local agency. A couple weeks ago, Green River resident Stan Blake was going into his backyard when he saw an injured...

 

Demetrio Medina Jr.

Demetrio Medina Jr., 73, passed away Aug. 27, 2016, after a sudden illness. A longtime resident of Green River, he lived in Ogden, Utah, for the last 10 years. He was born June 12, 1943, in Rawlins,... Full story

 

Jack (Jake) Berton Wininger

Jack (Jake) Berton Wininger, 27, of Rock Springs, passed away Aug. 21, 2016, in Jamestown. He was born Oct. 25, 1988, in Evanston, the son of Jack Wininger and Nita Lewis. He graduated Mountain View... Full story

 

Joyce Mazelle Wilson

Joyce Mazelle Wilson, 84, of Rock Springs, passed away Aug. 25, 2016, at Deer Trail Assisted Living Center. She was a resident of Rock Springs for the past year and former resident of Berthoud,... Full story

 

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