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Articles from the June 17, 2015 edition

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 By Lillian Palmer    City    June 17, 2015

City increases some fees

Green River City Council approved a nearly $22.8 million budget Tuesday night. This is the same amount approved as last year. As the budget remains the same for Green River, city fees are on the rise. “As costs go up normally we did small...

 
 By David Martin    County    June 17, 2015

Co. worker accused of theft, larceny

A former employee at the Sweetwater County Historical Museum faces two felony charges after allegedly helping herself to museum funds. Cynthia Jaye McCullers will be charged with larceny and theft, facing a possible maximum $10,000 fine as well as...

 
 By David Martin    County    June 17, 2015

Some public records are anything but

For Marilyn Halsey, her attempts to understand family history were stonewalled. The Lewiston, Idaho resident and her husband traveled 800 miles to Green River to trace the history of his grandfather, a Hungarian immigrant who worked in the Gun coal...

 

Former resident regains mobility

With each step, there is pain, but Neil Scott is just happy to be able to move. Scott, a former Green River resident, can still recall the day he broke is back in five places. At the time of the...

 

Tony Saulo "Little Tony" Trujillo

Tony Saulo "Little Tony" Trujillo, 52, of Rock Springs, passed away June 11, 2015 at his home.A longtime resident of Rock Springs, Trujillo died following an eight-year illness. He was born on May... Full story

 

Christian Anthony "Tony" Riegger, III

Christian Anthony "Tony" Riegger, III, 67, of Green River, passed away June 9, 2015 at his home in Green River. A longtime resident of Green River and former resident of Utah, Riegger passed away... Full story

 

Fabiola C. Garcia

Fabiola C. Garcia, 79, of Rock Springs, passed away June 10, 2015 at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City. A longtime resident of Rock Springs, Garcia died following a sudden... Full story

 

Norma Jean Boyer

Norma Jean Boyer, 90, of Green River, passed away June 13, 2015 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. A longtime resident of Green River and former resident of Moab, Utah, Boyer passed away... Full story

 
 By Josh Coursey    Opinion    June 17, 2015

This land is your land, this land is my land

Five years ago the Wyoming legislature adopted the Code of the West as the official State Code. Number nine of the ten articles spelled out in this code implore all Wyomingites to “Remember that some things are not for sale.” I mention this with...

 

Our View: Everyone can access records

Some of our readers may wonder why newspapers fight so hard in regards to open access to public meetings and government documents. This week, we published an article about a woman who was turned away from seeing a marriage license from 1915...

 

Letter: Legislative act protects customers

Many people are not aware that important legislation was passed this session in Cheyenne to protect consumers. The Wyoming Telecommunications Act, through a strong coalition, was revised and extended. The legislation passed out of the Senate with onl...

 

Resident questions city court system

Dear Editor, I am writing this letter as a concerned citizen of Green River. I have recently had the opportunity to experience the Municipal Court system within the City of Green River as a parent of a minor child. On April 1, my son was issued a...

 

Notes from Town Square: A history of Father's Day

This year, Father’s Day happens to fall on the official advent of summer, an entirely satisfying coincidence since today, most celebrations for dear ol’ dad usually involve golf clubs, BBQ grills or fishing poles. Father’s Day is celebrated in...

 

Horses help children learn

Despite the mud and water, two students in the project Forward Stride still showed up to ride horses. Cindy Brandjord, director and instructor for Forward Stride, was busy Monday and Tuesday helping...

 

Flea market, picnic planned

The Golden Hour Senior Center is preparing for its Flaming Flea Market, which will take place during Flaming Gorge Days this year. A pancake breakfast will kick off the event, which will take place...

 

State quilt show comes to county

The Wyoming State Quilt Guild is hosting the 2015 Quilt show in Rock Springs this year. Guild Co-chair Nena James said the event will take place at Western Wyoming Community College on June 25-28. James said this is the first time in the last five...

 
 By David Martin    County    June 17, 2015

Museum seeks help in promoting eyes

A pair of eyes on display at the Sweetwater County Historical Museum compete with 25 historical artifacts in the running to be named one of Wyoming's Most Significant Artifacts. Eyes are often...

 

Couple to marry at island in July

Nicole L. Cooper of Thermoplis and Tito Flores of Green River recently announced their engagement and upcoming marriage. The bride elect is the daughter of Vickie and Bob Ward of Pinedale, and the...

 
 By Lillian Palmer    Sports    June 17, 2015

Runners prepare for last Flaming Gorge 5K

It’s been a good run, but now it’s time to say goodbye. It’s been 30 years of running for John and Terry Pawleska. They have been the backbone to the marathons, 5ks, 10ks, the Frostbite race, the Riverfest marathon, and the Flaming Gorge 5K and...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    June 17, 2015

Knights host annual invite tournament

Staff Report Baseball fans in Green River have a lot of action to look forward to this weekend. The Green River Knights will host its annual invitational tournament Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Veterans’ Park and Stratton Myers Park. Featuring...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    June 17, 2015

Wrestlers compete in off-season matches

Competing in a total of 132 matches, 13 wrestlers from Green River recently competed in Paonia, Colo. against teams from Colorado, Utah and Nebraska. Coach Marshal Rhodes said some of the wrestlers co...

 
 By Lillian Palmer    Sports    June 17, 2015

Green River fencer takes the gold

It was mid afternoon in May, 2012. The day started out like any other day for then Green River High School senior Devin Harrison. It was three weeks away from the state track meet, which he already...

 

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