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 By Staff Report    City    August 9, 2017

New chamber CEO hired

A new CEO for the Green River Chamber of Commerce will start working Monday according to a media release from the chamber. Irene Parsons was recently hired to replace Rebecca Eusek, who left the position for a job with the Wyoming Business Council....

 
 By David Martin    County    August 9, 2017

Hazy skies raise health concerns

Hazy skies have become a common sight throughout Southwestern Wyoming as smoke from numerous fires in the western United States and Canada comes through the area. The smoke has resulted in healthcare...

 

18-year-old may face prison time

A man accused of sexually abusing two 13-year-old girls pleaded innocent to four felony charges. Justin Lucas Smith, 18, of Green River appeared in the Third District Court of Judge Nena James at an...

 
 By David Martin    City    August 9, 2017

Main Street seeks residents' input

A survey recently conducted by Green River Main Street will be discussed during an upcoming meeting Aug. 17, which will give residents a chance to voice their opinions about what they would like the o...

 

Clay Wesley Shineberg

Clay Wesley Shineberg, 33, of Jerome, Idaho, passed away July 31, 2017, at his mother's home. He was born Sept. 24, 1983, in Rock Springs, the son of Jonathan and Dana Shineberg.  Shineberg attended...

 

Pat McFadden

Pat McFadden, 88, passed away Aug. 1, 2017, at his home with his dog Snuggles by his side. A longtime resident of Rock Springs, McFadden died following a brief illness.  He was born Nov. 2, 1928, in...

 

Richard Nathan "Mickey" Arndt

Richard Nathan "Mickey" Arndt, 33, passed away Aug. 1, 2017, at his home in Rock Springs. Arndt was born Nov. 15, 1983, the son of James Arndt and Edna Salazar Arndt in Rock Springs.          ...

 

Our View: The fair could be improved

The Sweetwater County Fair has come and gone. The rides, funnel cakes, the concerts and Lanky the Clown won’t come back for another year, but we think a few more things could be added to that list to make the fair better. The county fair is a...

 

Letter: Seeking an end to money in politics

Dear Editor, Money’s dominance over politics is the number one problem our nation faces. It is a growing crisis that prevents us from tackling anything else. We have now reached a stunning point: Either we are a country that makes decisions based...

 

Letter: Respecting the Founding Fathers' wishes

Dear Editor, The Founders promised that ours would be government by, of and for the people. It appears that the governed are being ruled by the governing. The servants are running the estate. Instead of us telling them what to do in Washington, they...

 

Helping American veterans at the county museum

August’s Artifact of the Month continues to focus on World War I artifacts in conjunction with the traveling World War I exhibit, “Home Front Posters of the Great War, 1917-1918,” from the Fort Casper Museum. This month’s artifact is a wool...

 
 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    August 9, 2017

Lifelong learning: The transition from youth to adulthood

I recently read an article in “Fostering Families Today,” July/August 2017, titled “Partnering with Youth Through Transitions to Adulthood” by Shatiea Blount. I really enjoyed this article and I want to share it with you. I have several...

 

I know, school starts soon

Yes. I am aware that there’s only a couple of weeks left until school starts. Please stop reminding me. Maybe it’s because my youngest is going to start kindergarten this year that makes me feel...

 
 By David Martin    People    August 9, 2017

Kids enjoy the Sweetwater County Fair

The Sweetwater County Fair was a great place for kids from throughout the region to enjoy a fun week of excitement. While ever-popular attractions like the carnival and the petting zoo attracted lots...

 

Angel statue to help bring peace

Having a place to grieve the loss of a child is something a parent felt the Riverview Cemetery needed. Cristy Price of Green River knows all to well how difficult the grieving process can be. Price, the mother of Maicy Braden, 17, who died Oct. 3,...

 

Births for the week of Aug. 9

Charles Leon Parker Jason and Erin Parker of Green River recently announced the birth of their son Charles Leon Parker. He was born July 12, 2017, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. Ingrid Anneliese Bramwell Elizabeth and Zachery Bramwell of...

 

Hanging out at the fair

The Sweetwater County Fair is truly an event where it doesn't matter what age a person is to have a good time. On Thursday, 21 Mission at Castle Rock Rehabilitation Center residents and 24 volunteers,...

 
 By David Martin    Sports    August 9, 2017

Lessons learned at Calif. Little League tournament

While the trip to San Jose, Calif., to compete at the Junior League Baseball West Regional Tournament ended with a 0-3 record, the Green River team and its coaches learned valuable lessons that could...

 

Bitter Sweet Bombshells prep for 2nd home bout

The Bitter Sweet Bombshells Sweetwater County’s first and only roller derby team will host a roller derby “Tiki Takedown” against Gillette’s Roller Derby team the Coal Miner’s daughters. The bout will take place at the Rock Springs...

 

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