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Our View: Respect goes both ways

Last week, Sweetwater County Treasurer Robb Slaughter accused the Sweetwater County Commissioners of being disrespectful towards other elected officials near the end of the county’s budget process, and we’re inclined to agree with him....


Letter: Star covered a 'nothing event'

Dear Editor, While I am amused at your (Stephanie Thompson and David Martin) attempts to make a story out of a nothing event, it is misleading to some people. The public should not expect to wait 50-60 minutes in line to pay taxes at the Sweetwater... Full story


Letter: Fire warden upset over July 4 fires

Dear Editor, As the Sweetwater County Fire Warden, I would first like to thank the great majority of our county residents who used caution and common sense in their use of fireworks in their celebrations of the founding of our great country on the ev...


Letter: 10 million may lose insurance

Dear Editor, Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell and 52 Republican senators are about to kill the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) and strip 10 million people of their health insurance. Fifty two Republican senators screwing 10 million Americans out of...

 By Kevin Sadler    Opinion    July 12, 2017

Notes from Town Square: Concussions in youth sports

In response to mounting evidence that concussions have the potential to cause long-term damage and have a devastating effect on young brains, a major focus has been given to concussions in youth sports. Specifically, causes of concussions, how to... Full story


Surviving the long road trip

Yes, the Thompson family once again survived the long 18-hour drive to and from Minnesota. The trip itself was a blast, but the grueling hours spent in the car with a son who never stops talking is...


Dawn Marie (Nelson) Ekdahl

Dawn Marie (Nelson) Ekdahl died June 18, 2017. She was born Aug. 2, 1954, to Floyd and Norma (Soderfelt) Nelson. Dawn was the oldest of their four children. She grew up on the family farm near Lake... Full story


Gary Gene French

Gary Gene French, who was born Aug., 26, 1929, passed away July 2, 2017. Gary was born in Ovid, Colo., and attended school in Julesbury and Loveland, Colo.   He served in the United States Navy durin... Full story


Kirk Curtis Schumacher

Kirk Curtis Schumacher, 73, of Rock Springs, passed away July 3, 2017, at his home.  He was a longtime resident of Rock Springs. Schumacher  was born Feb. 27, 1944, in Sioux Falls, S.D., the son of... Full story


Jerry Santillanes

Jerry Santillanes, 71, of Rock Springs, passed away July 7, 2017, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County.   He was born Sept. 12, 1945, in Las Vegas, N.M., the son of Abel and Alice Santillanes... Full story


Nelda Sue Glavan Ranelle

Nelda Sue Glavan Ranelle, 59, of Rock Springs, passed away June 26, 2017, at her home.  She was born Feb. 15, 1958, in Fort Worth, Texas, the daughter of Raul and Ruth Keller Galvan.  Ranelle attended schools in Texas.   She married John Ranelle... Full story

 By David Martin    City    July 12, 2017

Lincoln tract B vacated

The city doesn’t want the old Lincoln High School football field anymore. The Green River City Council decided to vacate the property, finalizing the process during a Wednesday night meeting last... Full story

 By David Martin    County    July 12, 2017

County approves budget

A $185 million budget was passed by the Sweetwater County Commissioners last week, but disagreements regarding how the budget was formulated resulted in two commissioners voting against it. The...


GR man appointed to hospital board

On Thursday the newest member of the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County Board of Trustees took his oath of office. Green River resident Marty Kelsey was sworn into office by hospital board...

 By Staff Report    County    July 12, 2017

Lightning strike, fire reported west of RS

A fire set off by a lightning strike caused a power outage in the Purple Sage area west of Rock Springs Monday morning. Sweetwater County deputy sheriffs and firefighters were advised of a power pole on fire early Monday morning, resulting in a...


Tips for landing kokanee

Fontenelle Reservoir is the other kokanee fishing destination in southwest Wyoming and the bite is on. Fisheries managers with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Green River region, say Fontenelle Reservoir has finally started to clear up,...


2017 Firecracker Golf Tournament results

Gross Summery 67 Reed Clevenger Kyle Siddoway 70 Garrett Phillips 71 Paul Parker Johnathan Baker 73 Mike Willmore Jr. 74 Brandon Wood 76 Scott Brown Shaun Painter 78 Steve Core Brock Ortega Marshall Rhodes 79 Greg Lynch Pete Radakovich Scott Blaine... Full story


GR's Yeager wins June 30 modified race

Justin Wright took home his first win of the season in his 1w IMCA Northern Sport Modified. He took the lead from his brother Jason and while they battled back and forth, he was able to hold him off long enough for the win. The IMCA Stock Cars saw...

 By David Martin    Sports    July 12, 2017

For swimmers, dedication is key

A majority of high school students spend their summers working seasonal jobs, hanging out with friends or enjoying their carefree days under the sun. For a few hardworking swimmers, the summer months... Full story

 By David Martin    Sports    July 12, 2017

Knights end week with wins

The Green River Knights went 1-4 during play in Billings, Mont., over the weekend. In a second outing against the Billings, Mont., Halos Thursday evening, the Knights were handed a 5-1 loss by the... Full story

 By David Martin    People    July 12, 2017

Kids enjoy outdoor story time

Green grass and blue skies attracted children to the Sweetwater County Library System's outdoor story time at the Clock Tower Plaza Tuesday morning. Story times are one of the library's long-running...


Old church building given new life

Many passersby may have noticed the old Monroe Baptist Church is receiving a facelift, but that's not all that's happening. Inside, many renovations are also taking place. All of this is occurring to...


GR seniors learn computer basics

For the younger generations, using a computer is almost second nature, but for seniors, it can be scary. Seniors at the Golden Hour Senior Center who were interested in learning about their computers...

 By David Martin    People    July 12, 2017

Resident shows labor of love at recent car show

For most, a vehicle is a means of getting from Point A to Point B; a machine simply used for transportation. For a few people however, a vehicle can mean much more and is a culmination of months or ye...


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