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Police Reports

Officers assisted Castle Rock Ambulance Service on a medical call. Officers responded to a report of a disturbance at 550 E. Flaming Gorge Way. Officers contacted the involved parties who had a verbal dispute. Officers responded to a report of an...

 

Small traveling circus entertains GR crowd

Circus music flowed from the Green River Recreation Center's gym Saturday afternoon as residents watched performances put on by members of the Candy Land Circus. Prior to the show, Green River...

 
 By David Martin    County    June 22, 2016

Museum hires new curator

A Colorado native became one of Green River's newest residents after being hired as the Sweetwater County Historical Museum's new curator. Amanda Benson started with the museum Thursday, filling a...

 

Library hosts writing workshops

The Sweetwater County Library System will sponsor two free writing workshops with scholar Lori Howe. The first is at 6:30 p.m. June 27 at the Rock Springs Library and the second is at 6:30 p.m. June 28 at the Sweetwater County Library. Howe’s...

 

Bette Lou Wilson

Bette Lou Wilson, 74, of Big Piney, passed away June 16, 2016 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. She had been a longtime resident of Big Piney.  She was born on April 4, 1942 in Rock... Full story

 

Nick Sanchez

Nick Sanchez, 66, of Green River, passed away June 12, 2016. He had been a lifelong resident of Green River. He was born on June 21, 1949 in Rock Springs, the son of Frutoso and Lois Sanchez. Sanchez... Full story

 

Barbara Rollins Fornengo

Barbara Rollins Fornengo, 84, of McCook, Neb. passed away June 10, 2016 at the Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook, Neb. where she had been a resident for the past two years.  She was born on Nov. 1,... Full story

 

Lisa Micheale Boyd

Lisa Micheale Boyd, 48, of Rock Springs, died June 13, 2016 at her home.  She was born Aug. 21, 1967 in Oak Harbor, Wash., the daughter of William James Dineen and Yolanda Micheale Peck. Boyd was... Full story

 
 By Olivia Kennah    People    June 22, 2016

Community participates in blood-drive competition

Green River community members headed to the recreation center last Wednesday and Thursday to donate blood and support Sweetwater County emergency responders. Battle of the Badges is a friendly...

 

GR camp participants learn about dogs

A week-long summer camp helped attendees learn the ins and outs of animal care. During the Sweetwater County Board of Cooperative Educational Services Rescue Camp at the Red Desert Humane Society, 10...

 
 By Olivia Kennah    People    June 22, 2016

United Way fundraiser brings goats to community

Members of the community were surprised when goats visited Green River June 15 as part of a United Way fundraiser. Goat-A-Gram is a United Way of Southwest Wyoming fundraiser for the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. This was the first year for...

 

Fine arts center offers jewelry class

This June, Jennifer Messer will be teaching a two-night advanced jewelry making class showing how to create an eclectic Boho necklace using one-of-a-kind pendants from Washington glass artist, Alex...

 

GRHS Honor Roll

Green River High School recently released its second-semester honor rolls. To make the GRHS Principal Honor Roll students must have a 4.0 GPA with no “I” or “F” letter grades and a minimum of five classes. Students making the Principal’s...

 

MIS Honor Roll

Monroe Intermediate School recently released its fourth-quarter honor roll. Students making the fifth-grade honor roll are Konnor Adam, Alexa Alatorre, Ezeekeil Allison, Heather Allison, Logan Allison, Shaelynn Andersen, Korbin Arnell, Fernanda...

 

Noses used to raise funds for kids in poverty

A national campaign turned local when Mission at Castle Rock Rehabilitation Center employees and residents decided to see how much they could raise for the cause. Bobbi Jo Drozd, CRRC administrator,...

 

Our View: Limited tax on groceries might work

With budgetary shortfalls causing both local and state governments to cut back on spending, a number of ideas have come about as possible solutions to budget problems. One of those ideas is reinstating a grocery tax. The grocery tax was ended by the...

 

Notes from Town Square: Stay safe while near the river

Summer has officially arrived in Green River and one of the greatest pleasures of the season is swimming. We in this community are fortunate to have a robust river flowing through town and a lovely Green Belt which makes summertime recreation more...

 
 By Olivia Kennah    Opinion    June 22, 2016

Delicious and easy JELLO fruit salad

I've helped my mom cook for years, mainly acting as her sous-chef. One of my first memories of helping my mom in the kitchen is when we made our very first batch of JELLO fruit salad. A coworker gave...

 
 By Carl Morck    Opinion    June 22, 2016

Growing up in Heaven

Editor’s note: Due to the length of this column, we will print it as a series. The second portion will run next week. As a member of the Green River Historic Preservation Commission, it is my turn to write our monthly article on some aspect of Gree...

 
 By Lillian Palmer    City    June 22, 2016

City passes $30m budget

The city council finalized Green River’s 2016-2017 fiscal year city budget Tuesday. The budget comes to about $30 million, which is about a $2 million cut from last year’s budget. “Overall,...

 

GR Woman charged with abuse

A woman accused of abusing a child, who was her ward, could serve prison time. Malonie L. O’Toole, 47, of Green River appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Richard Lavery at an arraignment...

 
 By David Martin    County    June 22, 2016

County OKs retirement program

The Sweetwater County Commissioners solidified details of a proposed voluntary separation program, an early retirement program, Tuesday afternoon. The county started discussions regarding the program...

 
 By Lillian Palmer    County    June 22, 2016

Caution urged around high, fast river waters

Fast-moving water flowing along the Green River is a reason to be cautious during Flaming Gorge Days. Due to high runoff levels, precipitation and releases from the Fontenelle Reservoir, the Green...

 
 By David Martin    County    June 22, 2016

Hooley resigns from race

The election for the House District 60 seat in the Wyoming Legislature may have ended before it began as the Republican challenger in that race will resign. Bill Hooley will resign from both the race...

 

New waterfowl exhibit opens at WWCC

An exhibit titled “Waterfowl/WOW!” recently opened in the Natural History Museum at Western Wyoming Community College. The exhibit, which features live mounts of swans, cranes, geese, ducks and upland game birds, is designed and installed by...

 

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