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 By David Martin    City    August 3, 2016

Spaceport funding crashes

More than $8 million will be carried onto the current budget and while it may sound like the city’s budget problems are solved, that amount is already earmarked. The carryover reflects projects...

 
 By David Martin    City    August 3, 2016

Firefighter seeks council seat

A volunteer firefighter is among those seeking election to the Green River City Council in Ward I. Tom Murphy is one of three residents seeking election in the ward, who will replace Mark Peterson as...

 

Man pleads not guilty to sexual abuse

A Green River man accused of having intercourse with a 14-year-old girl pleaded not guilty to a felony charge. Marshall L. Mechling Jr., 20, of Jamestown, appeared in the Third District Court of...

 
 By David Martin    City    August 3, 2016

Construction continues on Green River roads

Residents will continue to have road construction to drive around, at least until the end of September. A state-funded project focusing on Hitching Post Drive, West Teton Boulevard and East Teton...

 
 By Staff Report    County    August 3, 2016

Library hosts forums

Learn about the candidates running for Sweetwater County Commission at upcoming forums sponsored by the Sweetwater County Library System. The forums will be on Aug. 8 at White Mountain Library, 2935 Sweetwater Drive in Rock Springs. The forum for...

 

Franklin Willoughby

Franklin Willoughby, 91, of Rock Springs, passed away July 28, 2016, at Sageview Care Center. A longtime resident of Rock Springs, Willoughby died following a lengthy illness. He was born July 12,... Full story

 

Vernon Geske

Vernon Geske, 87, of Green River, passed away July 31, 2016, at the Sage View Care Center. He had been a resident of Green River since the late 1960s. He was born Jan. 19, 1929, in Wabasso, Minn.,...

 

Shirley Mae Overy

Shirley Mae Overy of Green River, passed away July 30 at her home hand in hand with her two daughters and surrounded by her granddaughters. She faced her health challenges with faith and strength...

 

Steven Craig Gunderson

Steven Craig Gunderson, 30, of Rock Springs, died July 23, 2016, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper with his family at his side. He was a lifelong resident of Rock Springs. He was born in Rock...

 

Arthur Saburo Kitagawa

Arthur Saburo Kitagawa, 95, passed away on July 19, 2016, in Warminster, Penn. He was born on Feb. 28, 1921, in San Francisco, Calif., to Japanese immigrant parents Hiroshi and Misao Kitagawa. Raised in San Francisco’s Japan Town, Art graduated...

 

Elizabeth J. "Libby" Pedri

Elizabeth J. "Libby" Pedri, 59, of Rock Springs passed away Aug. 1, 2016, at her home, surrounded by family.  She was born Jan. 15, 1957, in Rock Springs, the daughter of Carl and Ruth Klein. Libby a...

 

Eric J. Tune

A memorial service for Eric J. Tune, 51, of Tucson, Ariz., is scheduled to take place Aug. 5 at 11a.m. at Pioneer Trails Park. Tune died unexpectedly on Jan. 10, 2016. Pioneer Trails Park is located on LaBarge Road. Take Exit 83 off of Interstate 80...

 

Jeff Wamsley

Jeff Wamsley, 49, died at 11 p.m., July 25, 2016, after a valiant two-year battle with cancer. He devoted his life to providing for his family – his loving wife and soulmate Shannon, daughters...

 

Our View: Closures don't reflect economy

For some, the last few months have been a scary time. In Rock Springs, the economic center of Sweetwater County, three long-time chain stores will have shut down by the end of the year. J.C. Penney and Sports Authority have already shut their doors a...

 

Notes from Town Square: a farmers market week in GR

Communities across the country will celebrate their local farmers markets during National Farmers Market Week, which takes place Aug. 7-13. The impact of these farmer-to-consumer transactions is greater than it appears on the surface. Now more than...

 

Barrasso visits troops in Middle East, discusses coal lease moratorium

One of the most important and rewarding parts of my job is visiting our men and women in uniform overseas. I was fortunate to meet with and bring a little bit of Wyoming to members of the Wyoming Air National Guard who are currently serving in the Mi...

 

Pigs ready to attend the county fair

Sooie! No matter how one may try to call them, it is really up to the pig to decide whether or not it is going to come. Or at least this is what it seemed like to the Friel boys last week. Connor...

 

Art class discusses possible projects

About an hour after the class was supposed to start, students began entering the room to join the three already waiting. The Friday painting classes at the Golden Hour Senior Center usually start on...

 

Outreach coordinator retires

Saying goodbye to the patrons she served will be the hardest thing for Barb Killpack, who recently retired from the Sweetwater County Library. Killpack started out as an assistant to the homebound...

 

Girl feels free while riding her horse

For Abby Smith riding is just a way of life. She has been around horses for as long as she can remember. However, this year was different. She needed to learn a new side of horse riding -- the competi...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    August 3, 2016

Camp trains future Wolves for the gridiron

The future of Green River football was on display at Wolves Stadium during the last few days. The Wolves' coaching staff, with the help of several players, hosted a football camp to pass along some...

 
 By Pete Rust    Sports    August 3, 2016

Knights get eliminated from state tournament

The Green River Knights baseball season came to an abrupt end last week as the Knights lost their first two games of the double elimination state tournament. In two close games, a one run loss in the opener Wednesday to the No. 3 seed from the North,... Full story

 

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