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 By David Martin    City    June 28, 2017

Former city fire chief dies

Glenn Hill, a former fire chief credited with bringing the Green River Fire Department up to date passed away last week at the age of 83. “He evolved the fire department into what it is today,”...

 

Seniors learn how to recognize scammers

After working for a long time to secure stable finances for retirement, the last thing one wants to do is lose all those savings to a scammer. During the month of June, the Golden Hour Senior Center...

 
 By David Martin    City    June 28, 2017

CEO leaves GR chamber

After serving as the Green River Chamber of Commerce’s CEO for the past five years, Rebecca Eusek will be making her way to Rock Springs to work for the Wyoming Business Council. Eusek was...

 

Sending goats for money

In an effort to raise funds, many Green River residents were presented with a goat. During the United Way of Southwest Wyoming’s Goat-A-Gram fundraiser Monday, residents throughout Sweetwater County...

 

Gary D. Littrell

Gary D. Littrell, 71, of Green River, died June 8, 2017, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind. He died following a sudden illness. Gary was born February 28, 1946, to Novella Lorene Littrell in...

 

Glenn W. Hill

Glenn W. Hill, 83, of Green River passed away June 22 after a brief illness. He was born in Green River June 28, 1933 to Mary R. and Robert W. Hill. His parents, one brother, and six sisters preceded...

 

Austin J. Davis

Austin J. Davis, 86, of Green River, Wyoming passed away June 23, 2017, at the Mission at Castle Rock. He was born Dec. 20, 1930, in Superior, the son of Thomas and Violet Lawson Davis. Davis...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    June 28, 2017

TV hunter sentenced for poaching

A reality television star recently plead guilty to poaching charges, which resulted in his hunting privileges being revoked for two years, a suspended jail sentence, one and a half years of probation and a $23,000 fine. Billy A. Busbice Jr. of Olla,...

 

Rock Springs fisherman catches record fish

When Christian Cosby threw out a chunk of sucker meat on his six pound test he never expected to catch a huge channel catfish. Cosby and fishing buddy Brandon Chadwick were fishing near Anvil Draw on Flaming Gorge Reservoir June 24 when he caught a c...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    June 28, 2017

Knights struggle with hitting

A split double-header Monday night against Lovell highlights an ongoing struggle for the Green River Knights. Team manager Stub Hatfield said the team continues to struggle with hitting the ball in a...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    June 28, 2017

Cheer, golf coaches hired at GRHS

Two new coaches were hired to head up the golf and cheer programs at Green River High School, according to information sent by Anthony Beardsley, athletics director for Sweetwater County School District No. 2. Karly Eyre was selected to be the new...

 

Notes from Town Square: The city's budget process

The governing body passed the recent fiscal year 2017-2018 budget this last week as part of the June 20 council meeting. This year’s internal budget process was again focused on maintaining service levels with less funding. To get to this approval...

 

Our View: Fireworks can create opportunity

Green River is sitting on a fantastic business opportunity. With Rock Springs canceling their July 4 fireworks show, Green River can capitalize and draw Rock Springs residents to the city for its own fireworks display.  We’re not criticizing the...

 
 By Jillian Balow    Opinion    June 28, 2017

Education superintendent discusses school funding work

Having attended legislative committee meetings, educator trainings, and community events these past several weeks, I felt it was time to update you on school funding and another topic I have been working on since being elected:    School funding: ...

 
 By David Martin    People    June 28, 2017

Kids enjoy Flaming Gorge Days events

For many Sweetwater County children and teens, Flaming Gorge Days brings a variety of activities to enjoy throughout the weekend. The ever popular parade focused on bringing in "Back to the 80s" with...

 
 By David Martin    People    June 28, 2017

Radio operators reach out to others

While most were flocking to Evers Park and Expedition Island Saturday afternoon for the Flaming Gorge Days festivities, a small, dedicated group of men were stationed at Collier Park working to...

 

Drivers receive awards: bring home trophy

Bus drivers bring home first-place trophy after competing in a state competition. Five Sweetwater County School District No. 2 bus drivers recently competed in the Wyoming Pupil Transportation Associa...

 

Green River Farmer's Market to start next Wednesday

Starting next week, Green River residents will have the chance to pick up fresh produce and local baked goods at the Farmer’s Market. Jennie Melvin, Urban Renewal Agency/Main Street director, said...

 

County leadership group completes gardening project

Sweetwater County Leadership is a unique opportunity for leaders in the community to gain a broad overview of the county, while making connections and exploring government, health, education, industry, recreation, business and human services. It is...

 

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