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Articles from the July 5, 2017 edition

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 By David Martin    County    July 5, 2017

Expect to wait at courthouse

The line extended outside the Sweetwater County Courthouse's main entrance Friday afternoon. "We've made a few new friends here," Tasha Urbatsch, one of the many people waiting in line said....

 

Change of plea hearing cancelled

A change of plea hearing for Jacob Anglesey, 35, was cancelled Friday morning after the Sweetwater County Attorney’s Office and Anglesey were unable to reach a plea agreement. People had filed into the main courtroom and waited for the hearing,...

 
 By David Martin    County    July 5, 2017

Fires ignite throughout county

Fires ignited across Sweetwater County during the weekend, many of them caused by fireworks or other man-made causes. One of the earliest fires to occur started at Lost Dog Saturday afternoon. The...

 
 By David Martin    City    July 5, 2017

Fontenelle slows the river's flow

Residents may finally see the Green River start to shrink in the coming days as releases from the Fontenelle Reservoir decrease. According to a schedule from the Bureau of Reclamation, releases droppe...

 

Group's move, name change complete

Fremont Therapy Group recently completed moving into their new building on Upland Way. When Fremont Therapy Group purchased Summit Physical & Sports Therapy in April of 2014, they wanted to...

 

Peru Hill bridge closed for repairs

The Wyoming Department of Transportation will be closing the Peru Cutoff Bridge over the railroad on County Road 4-37 near Green River Wrecking and Salvage Yard. The closure will tentatively begin July 5. Business accesses will be maintained over...

 

Richard Muniz

Richard Muniz, 52, of Rock Springs, passed away July 1, 2017, at his home. A lifelong resident of Rock Springs, Muniz died following a lengthy illness. He was born Oct. 5, 1964, in Rock Springs and is...

 

Stanley John Tominc

Stanley John Tominc, 95, of Rock Springs, passed away June 29, 2017, at Sage View Care Center. He was born on Aug. 14, 1921, in Gunn, the son of Frank and Frances Rozic Tominc. Tominc attended... Full story

 

Kimberly Ann Willoughby

Kimberly Ann Willoughby, 51, of Rock Springs, passed away June 24, 2017, in Rock Springs. She was born Oct. 31, 1965, in Ganado, Texas, the daughter of Robert and Wilma Cihal Willoughby. Willoughby... Full story

 

Valgean Raddon

Valgean Raddon, 72, of Rock Springs, passed away June 16, 2017, at her home. A longtime resident of Rock Springs, Raddon died following a brief battle with cancer.  She was born Nov. 8, 1944, in... Full story

 
 By David Martin    City    July 5, 2017

Planters in need of flowers

Flower planters along Flaming Gorge Way are up for adoption this summer as budget cuts have resulted in fewer plants along Green River's main street. According to URA and Main Street Administrator...

 

Our view: Fireworks rules need consistency

In what may seem schizophrenic from our editorial last week, we believe the city needs to be clear in how it handles fireworks-related issues. Last week, we advocated for a set area, the Greater Green River Intergalactic Spaceport in our example,...

 
 By Jennie Melvin    Opinion    July 5, 2017

Notes from town square: Enjoying fun in the sun

The Green River URA/Main Street Agency is excited about this summer. We kicked it off with a Movie in the Park. This event was hosted by the Parks and Recreation Department in the past and had to be cut due to budget restrictions, but we are...

 
 By Amanda Benson    Opinion    July 5, 2017

Artifact of the Month: The GAR flag

This month’s artifact of the month is the first of a four-month series revolving around World War I and patriotic artifacts. The Sweetwater County Museum will host a traveling exhibit on World War I from mid-July to early October, to celebrate the...

 

Library hosts puppet show

As part of its Build a Better World Summer Reading Program, the Sweetwater County Library System is bringing award-winning ventriloquist Meghan Casey and the Rocky Mountain Puppets to the area for three shows. Casey and her puppets will be performing...

 

2 promoted at hospital

Two members of the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County health care team have been promoted. Sarah Roth is the new Director of Infection Prevention and Employee Health. Melissa Anderson has accepted...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    July 5, 2017

Wolves host tennis clinic

Groups of elementary school-aged children had a chance to learn tennis from the Green River High School tennis team last week. The Wolves hosted a three-day tennis clinic designed to introduce...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    July 5, 2017

Knights have a rough weekend

The Knights hitting woes continued to haunt them during a tournament in Jackson last weekend. The Knights ended the weekend tournament with only one victory across five games. Two of those games...

 

King of the pool: swimmer seeks Olympics

An up and coming swimmer is already making a name for himself and he hasn’t even started high school yet. James King, who is going to be starting his freshman year at Green River High School this...

 

Children enjoy splash park fun: warm weather

With the warm, partly cloudy skies lately, the Green River Splash Park has been filled with children. Almost every day, the Splash Park is filled with children running through the various water...

 

Experience gained at nationals

Members of the Green River High School Speech and Debate team may not have advanced as far as they would have liked at nationals, buy they gained valuable experience. Twelve students attended the...

 

GR middle school student to attend Play 60 summit

Sarah Quick, a student from Lincoln Middle School, was selected to serve as the Wyoming State Ambassador for Fuel Up to Play 60, the nation’s largest health and wellness program created in partnership with Western Dairy Association and the NFL, in...

 

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